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David Grende

2023 Inductee, Siena Lending Group

David has more than 40 years of experience building and running successful asset-based lending businesses and managing corporate turnaround and restructurings.

In 2006 David started Burdale Capital Finance (“BCF”) a subsidiary of the Bank of Ireland, which provided financing solutions to a $1.7 billion portfolio of U.S clients. A sale of BCF was mandated as part of the deleveraging required by the IMF bailout of Ireland in 2010.  This led to the relaunch of the core team at BCF as Siena Lending Group, a private equity backed independent finco.

Since 2013, David has led the successful relaunch and growth of Siena as President & CEO.  In 2018 the business was sold to Business Development Corporation of America an affiliate of Benefit Street Partners, LLC (“BSP”).

Prior to BCF, David was Managing Director in the Corporate Advisory Services practice at Huron Consulting Group. At Huron he was involved in three airline cases with Delta the largest and led the winddown of Comdisco Ventures.

From 2009 David served on the Executive Committee of SFNet and finished his tenure as President in 2019.

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