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Channel hires Nate Hartley as Head of Origination for the Americas.

Channel Capital Advisors LLP (Channel) has hired Nate Hartley as its new Head of Origination for the Americas.

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Established in 2007, Channel is an FCA-regulated alternative investment fund manager (AIFM). It is a recognised funding partner of choice in the working capital and fintech lending sector, having facilitated over $10bn of transactions since 2014.

Headquartered in London, the company works with partners across Europe and the US. Hartley, who will be based in California, will help drive the company’s growth in the Americas.

Hartley has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services and capital markets. His career began with Credit Suisse First Boston in 2001. After graduating from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, he later rose to the position of Director, Emerging Markets Trading at Barclays.

Between 2015 and 2022, Hartley was the CEO of Advance Global Capital, a global impact investment management company based in the UK which specialises in SME financing. Most recently, he worked as CFO at Crowdz, a fintech company focused on helping SMEs improve their cash flow.

Hartley will source new funding partnerships for Channel in the Americas, ensuring more fintechs and SME lenders are able to leverage Channel’s funding, technology, and expertise to fast-track their own growth.

Channel has completed several notable deals already this year, including a mezzanine funding facility for TP24 and a €230 million credit facility for Silvr, both leading European fintech lending platforms.

Hartley said: “Channel has built an excellent business and reputation in the market. Agile and innovative funding solutions are more important than ever in the current economic climate, so there is great potential for Channel to expand its footprint into new markets, and I am really excited to help drive this in the Americas.”

Walter Gontarek, CEO of Channel, added: “We are delighted to welcome Nate to the team. This is an exciting time for Channel as we experience significant growth, and Nate will no doubt fuel this further. He brings with him a wealth of experience, and Channel is proud to have a locally based professional to develop and serve our US clients.”

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