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Susan Hall

Susan Hall serves as the Chief Portfolio Officer of White Oak Commercial Finance. Prior to joining White Oak, she was the Head of Client Management at AloStar Capital Finance. As Head of Client Management, Susan was responsible for underwriting, portfolio management and operations. AloStar was a De Novo Bank and which was created through the acquisition of the assets of a failed bank located in Birmingham, Alabama.  Susan played a key role in creating all policies and procedures for both the New AloStar and the wind down of the failed Nexity Bank.  Her experience in other large bank and non-bank platforms provided a unique skill set that was necessary to transition a failing institution to a high performing business. Susan’s experience includes Leveraged Finance, Asset Based Lending, Franchise Finance, and Corporate Banking as well as Capital Markets experience. AloStar committed in excess of $3 billion to over 200 clients from 2011 through 2019. The company had a national focus and created a diversified portfolio from an individual client, industry and geographic perspective. Susan was a member of Credit Committee and was the driving force behind what became a very efficient risk management process that produced portfolio yields and charge-offs that both out-performed the expectations of the original business plan.  AloStar became known as one of the most reliable, creative and transparent lenders in the middle market. Prior to AloStar, Susan spent 11 years with SunTrust Banks Inc. Hall joined McGhee at SunTrust in 1996 to assist in the creation of the Leveraged Finance Group. This group target middle market Sponsors and provided senior debt, junior capital and LP Investments for the target client base.  This group grew to include, Leveraged Finance both senior and junior capital positions, Asset Based Lending, Textiles and Apparel as well as the Agribusiness group.  In total these lines of business had total commitments in excess of $10 billion. Susan was responsible for underwriting and portfolio management.  Susan has held positions at GE Capital, Citicorp, Transamerica and Textron, during her career. Her experience includes responsibilities in all aspects of secured lending including field exams, underwriting, portfolio management, collateral analysis, operations, as well as senior level management positions and credit committee authority. Having worked for some of the largest capital providers in the industry and being part of two distinct start-ups, Susan Hall brings leadership qualities and diverse level of experience. Susan Hall received a BA in Accounting from the Georgia Southern University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.