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Kenny Elias

Chief Lending Officer and President of Lender Finance

Kenny Elias joined Forbright in 2011 and now serves a dual role as the bank’s Chief Lending Officer for Lender Finance, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate Finance as well as President of Lender Finance. Kenny founded various national specialty lending business units at the bank, including the cash flow and leveraged finance unit, lender finance, and national real estate. Additionally, from 2017-2019 he oversaw the Washington DC area community bank lending efforts. Prior to joining the Bank, Kenny served various roles in leveraged finance, private equity and accounting. Most recently he was with Blackstreet Capital where he sourced, underwrote, and managed control equity buyouts of underperforming companies. Prior thereto, Kenny was a Director of Portfolio Management for Leveraged Finance at CapitalSource where he managed several billion dollars of performing and non-performing loans throughout his tenure. His previous experience includes roles with Allied Capital Corporation (now part of Ares Capital) and regional CPA firm Watkins Meegan LLC. Kenny earned his C.P.A. (now inactive) and received his M.B.A. from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.