Feb 20, 2015
In Episode 24 of Accredited Investor Markets Radio, Brendan Ross of Direct Lending Investments and host Chris Cahill discuss how Direct Lending Investments' fund pools high-yielding, 6-18 month business notes and what approaches may help diversify and mitigate risks in the pool. Mr. Ross also comments on peer-to-peer lending in general, including how, and why, the investment method attracts borrowers once served by community banks. Additionally, the discussion touches on what the consequences may be for P2P in a new period of severe financial distress.
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About Brendan Ross
Brendan Ross is the President of Direct Lending Investments LLC, the general partner of the oldest and largest short-term, high-yield, small business loans fund. An expert in alternative assets, Brendan has directed the purchase of more P2P-originated U.S. small business loans than any other institutional investor. Previously, Brendan was a turnaround CEO and ran a number of companies, including ReserveAmerica and Fanfare Media Works.
Brendan began his career at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he worked for a variety of clients including United Airlines, Bank of America and AOL. He left Mercer to join MediaOne’s newly formed Strategy Group.
Brendan’s business experiences also include leading a product management team at Ticketmaster, where he received two patents for Ticketmaster Auctions. He has served as CEO of a number of companies, including ReserveAmerica, the world’s largest outdoor recreation reservation company, and local advertising leader Fanfare Media Works.
Regularly cited by top-tier media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Investment News, Bloomberg, Fox Business News and others, Brendan is a go-to source for information and analysis concerning the growing P2P and small business lending sectors.
Brendan graduated with honors from Brown University with a double major in economics and sociology. He lives with his wife and two children in La Canada, located just north of Los Angeles.