March 2024

Secured Finance Network Profiles Breia Schleuss in ‘Women in Secured Finance’ Issue

Finance and restructuring partner Breia Schleuss was featured in Secured Finance Network’s “Women in Secured Finance” issue, which celebrates the remarkable contributions of women in secured finance and profiles 56 women who have carved their paths with determination, resilience and unwavering vision.

When asked for advice she would offer women starting in the industry, Schleuss emphasized using your voice, thinking ahead and making time for a creative outlet. “Everybody’s role on the team is critically important, and you may be engaged in part of the deal that is different from other members of the team…Your voice is valuable, even if you’re the most junior person on the team.” She added, “It’s important to understand and regularly remind yourself of the overall strategy and structure of your deal or project, as this will help you assess what’s really material when a decision needs to be made.”

Regarding what she enjoys most about her role at the firm, Schleuss said, “I love developing teams to leverage growth…I also enjoy learning about new assets and investments.” She concluded, “Although I regularly work on transactions secured by a wide variety of assets, I particularly enjoy secured transactions with companies that are creating new or more efficient ways of producing food, biotechnologies or renewable energy. This is an ever-evolving field with new assets, investments and economic incentives, and — as every secured lender appreciates — you learn quite a bit about the unique attributes of the underlying assets when structuring the deal!”

Full profiles of the “Women in Secured Finance” are included in the March 2024 issue of The Secured Lender.

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