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Tree Buckingham

EVP Operations, Mountain Ridge Capital

Meet Tree Buckingham, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of dedicated experience in the secured finance industry. Beginning her career as an Analyst in Factors at Fidelity Funding, Tree swiftly transitioned into the dynamic landscape of Asset-Based Lending (ABL). Her journey through the industry has been marked by a series of pivotal roles, showcasing her versatility and expertise across various lending domains.

With early positions as a Collateral Analyst, Underwriter, Account Executive and Field Examiner at Guaranty Business Credit, Tree established a solid foundation in ABL, which was further enriched during her tenure as a Senior Financial Analyst at GMAC Commercial Finance. She then ventured into operational leadership roles at Core Business Credit, NewStar Business Credit, and Sterling National Bank, culminating in her role as Senior Managing Director at Sterling, where she oversaw specialty lending operations.

In her dual-purpose role as the EVP of Operations at both Mountain Ridge Capital, a respected lower-mid-market ABL lender, and Alpine Ridge Funding, a reputable factoring company, Tree's responsibilities extend far beyond traditional operational oversight. She leads corporate-level operations, steering the development and implementation of comprehensive internal policies and procedures. Tree oversees all aspects of loan servicing operations, ensuring efficiency and compliance. Additionally, she directs vendor management initiatives, optimizing relationships for maximum value. In her role as a strategic leader, Tree also spearheads IT infrastructure enhancements, leveraging technology to drive business growth. Ensuring seamless coordination among various departments, she fosters a culture of collaboration and operational excellence throughout both organizations.

Throughout her illustrious career, Tree has been instrumental in spearheading numerous initiatives, including loan system implementations, mergers and acquisitions, team restructuring, and process enhancements. Her expertise extends beyond traditional ABL, encompassing factors, equipment, media film and healthcare finance. A consummate executional leader, Tree is driven by a dual focus on enhancing the borrower experience and optimizing internal operations. She is deeply committed to risk mitigation, reporting accuracy, data integrity, and operational excellence.

Tree's extensive knowledge base, coupled with her unwavering dedication to fostering people-centric processes, distinguishes her as a true industry veteran, consistently delivering exceptional results and driving organizational success.

Upcoming Professional Development Courses 

  • Factoring Documentation
  • ABL Loan Documentation
  • Factoring Underwriting
  • On Demand classes: Appraisals, Factoring, Legal, Workout & Bankruptcy
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