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Oct 15, 2018

FAR 197 Leslie Smith, Commercial Direct

Expected Air Date: 10/15/18


Leslie Smith led the launch of Silver Hill Funding in 2016, and is building on that experience to spearhead the launch of the consumer-facing direct lender, Commercial Direct. An experienced financial services professional and thought leader with more than 20 years in the industry, she has been instrumental in leading multiple initiatives that expanded companies into international markets, as well as developing systems and programs to drive operational productivity and efficiency.

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Guest:  Leslie Smith, Commercial Direct Lending

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