Lewis began his career with GE Capital in Chicago working in the Distribution Finance division, performing reviews and inspections of floorplan inventory for customers in the agricultural, outdoor power, construction, and marine industries. He subsequently joined LaSalle Business Credit where he was responsible for performing on-site field examinations for ABL and Commercial borrowers, routinely working with distressed companies in various stages of a turnaround plan.
Lewis worked for Wachovia/Wells Fargo as an Underwriter and Portfolio Manager in the Commercial Banking division. He was responsible to performing due diligence and financial analysis to structure deals within bank guidelines and mitigate potential risks for ABL, cash-flow, and leveraged credits. Lewis joined Wachovia as a Portfolio Analyst responsible for monitoring a portfolio of 30 credits with ABL structures representing $125MM in outstandings, managing the reporting and field exam process for these borrowers.
Lewis holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Florida in Gainesville.