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Our Team

BREAL Group

  • Brent Osborne | Principal
    Brent has held board positions at many of the largest independent asset based lenders, having been European Sales and Marketing Director (SVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

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  • Alan McLaren | Principal
    A PWC qualified accountant, Alan has worked at the highest levels within the UK lending industry, including European Chief Executive (EVP) of asset based lenders UCB (BNP), BNY International (Bank of New York), GMAC Commercial Finance and latterly European Managing Director Landsbanki Commercial Finance.

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  • Mick Welden | Group CFO
    Mick is an experienced turnaround professional. A Deloitte qualified Chartered Accountant, Mick has held senior roles at Cotton Traders, M&S and Gelert Ltd. In addition, Mick has extensive experience as an interim COO/FD on various turnaround projects for Hilco Capital and Alcyon.

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  • Ron Robinson
    Previously a partner in Kidsons and one of the founding partners of Begbies Traynor, Ron brings a wealth of experience as acting Director right across many of the portfolio of Group businesses. Ron is both a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Insolvency Practitioners Association, as well as Honorary Fellow and previous President of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and spent 4 years as Chair of the Technical Committee R3, supervising liaison with Government on legislative matters.

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BREAL Business Certainty

  • Tracy Turner | Managing Director
    As well as founding and developing her own advisory business, Tracy was previously Head of Operations at Shawbrook Bank, a key member of the start-up team of Landsbanki Commercial Finance and held the positions of both Operations Director and Marketing Director at UCB/BNY/GMAC Commercial Finance. Tracy brings a wealth of experience in asset based lending, multidisciplinary business management and entrepreneurship to both the Group family and its clients.

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  • Nathan McQueen | Recoveries Director
    Nathan works with Insolvency Practitioners, Accountants, SMEs and ABLs to achieve maximum sales ledger recoveries in a timely and effective manner. Nathan started his career in Credit Management for blue chip companies such as HEAD and General Motors before moving on to Insolvency collect outs for the Big 4 including HMV and Autowindscreens, Nathan has spent over 25 years in the industry and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, R3 and TMA.

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BREAL Capital

  • Alistair Macleod | Management Consultant
    Alistair brings a unique combination of senior banking expertise, together with extensive and practical experience of company leadership. Alistair enjoyed a successful career in international corporate finance, private equity and senior management, having spent 20 years in Hong Kong with HSBC, Emirates Bank and latterly Asia Capital Management, where he was CEO of one of the major portfolio companies. Alistair’s speciality areas of expertise include operational change management, Mergers & Acquisitions/post deal integration and strategic business planning. In addition, Alistair brings his career-long expertise in investment banking to bare for the benefit of portfolio companies, particularly project/trade financing, commercial lending and debt refinancing/restructuring. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Alistair was Chairman of the Hong Kong Football Club for 12 years.

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BREAL Zeta CF

  • Russell Gilling | Managing Director
    Russell Gilling is managing director of BREAL Zeta CF. He is a highly experienced leader in the asset based lending industry with an outstanding track record gained at PNC Business Credit, Landsbanki, GMAC and Bank of New York (BNY), in addition to 20 years at NatWest Bank. His vision for BREAL Zeta CF is for the company to provide an excellent customer experience and deliver event-based funding solutions with a fast response in situations where banks are struggling to support businesses.

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  • Lorraine Taylor | Head of Operations
    Lorraine has enjoyed a long association with the BREAL family, having worked alongside senior team members at UCB at the start of her career. Lorraine rose through the ranks at UCB to be Client Services Manager before being appointed Operations Manager at Fortis in 1998. Lorraine spent ten years at Partnership Invoice Finance as Operations Manager prior to joining BREAL Zeta CF. Lorraine covers a wide-ranging role, encompassing client services, risk management and general management

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  • Jamie O'Neill | Regional Business Development Director
    Jamie O'Neill has enjoyed a successful 10-year career in Asset Based Lending, working in partnership with investors, CEOs and entrepreneurs to support their businesses through transition and growth. He has spent the last 8 years in business development roles and has structured facilities for start-ups through to PLCs. Jamie started his career on the ‘Fast Track Program’ at the Royal Bank of Scotland, which covered all aspects of the business from relationship management, audit and survey, risk and new business. Following 3 years in new business development at RBS, Jamie moved to Aldermore Bank and latterly ABN AMRO before joining BREAL Zeta. He has an applied diploma in corporate banking from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

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  • Jonathan McLaren | Business Development Manager
    Prior to joining BREAL, Jonathan was Head of Business Development and Origination at Hilco Appraisals. Working on such high-profile deals as Woolworths, MFI, Focus DIY, HMV, Jonathan is a consummate deal originator with an in-depth grasp of how to maximise client value throughout the deal process.

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  • Ben Milner | Business Development Manager
    Ben is an experienced Asset Based Lending professional having spent over 10 years working in the English and Australian Markets. Prior to joining BREAL, Ben worked in business development roles at Scottish Pacific, Aldermore and Bibby. Having worked across different lending products and markets, Ben is able to understand businesses working capital requirements and deliver a facility that works. Ben operates across the North of England for BREAL Zeta delivering fast, tailored solutions to businesses.

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  • Andrew McLaren | Portfolio Manager
    Andrew is the Portfolio Manager for BREAL Zeta CF’s growing and diverse client base. A qualified lawyer having spent 5 years with Ashurst LLP and latterly RSM’s Corporate Finance team, Andrew has extensive experience within the M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Finance sectors and brings this breadth of knowledge to the role.

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