MIAMI – May 6, 2021 – eCapital Corp. (“eCapital” or “the Company”), a leading capital solutions provider for small and medium-sized businesses in North America and the United Kingdom, is proud to announce that five women leaders were recently recognized by the Secured Finance Network as top women in secured finance.
While discussing her 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with the publication, Jaime Gillespie, Chief Human Resources Officer, gave tips for how she manages her work/life balance, “personally, I find that planning ahead is extremely helpful. At the beginning of each week, I take the time to prioritize my tasks, personal and professional. What do I need to accomplish? What adjustments can I make if the list is too overwhelming?” Jaime believes that through focusing on manageable tasks, balance is easier to achieve.
Tracy Groves, Chief Marketing Officer, echoed Jaime’s ideas on finding balance, having honed her abilities in her more than 25 years of marketing experience. Through working with her team, she ensures that the key messages articulated through the brand’s mission, vision and values are brought to life in a unique and relevant “eCapital way.” Tracy also talked about what she enjoys most about her job, “What I love is seeing the impact that our services have on our clients’ successes and that what we do truly makes a difference. We hear from clients all the time about how they couldn’t have done it without our support.”
In what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, Mary Ann Hudson, EVP, Managing Director, has been a true pioneer within this niche market with almost three decades of managerial, operational and digital application development experience. Mary Ann still truly enjoys her job, telling the publication, “It sounds cliché, but there really isn’t anything I don’t like about my role. My greatest frustration is just not ever having enough time in the day to get everything done!”
When starting her 30-year career, Julie Gaines, SVP, Business Development, eCapital Commercial Finance, asked a lot of questions. As an experienced entrepreneur, she has lived the life of the business owner and understands the challenges of running your own company. Julie offered advice for women starting out in the finance, saying: “Building a career is a long-term process full of challenges, some setbacks and worthwhile accomplishments along the way. Roll up your sleeves, be prepared to do the work and have the patience knowing that women can (and do!) succeed in the secured finance industry.”
With a background in psychology, training and counseling, Augusta Melendez brings a unique, purpose-driven and collaborative approach to her role in Marketing and Business Development for Gerber Finance. She agreed with the other women that the best advice for starting out in the industry is to ask questions and take advantage of the time you can spend with mentors and colleagues. Augusta also said that, “if you are given an opportunity to try something new, attend an event, or do something out of your comfort zone, take it! You may not feel you are ready but, if someone gives you the opportunity, they likely think you are.”
Marius Silvasan, CEO of eCapital Corp., is excited about the company’s recognition in SFNet’s recent publication, “While the whole team at eCapital brings it every day, we are proud that these women were chosen to represent all of the women here who use their innovative ideas and hard work to contribute to the growth and success of eCapital.”
Read the full interviews here.
About eCapital Corp.
eCapital Corp. is committed to supporting small and middle-market companies in the United States, Canada, and the UK by accelerating their access to capital through financial solutions like invoice factoring, factoring lines of credit, and asset-based lending. Through its Commercial Finance and Freight Factoring divisions and its portfolio companies Advantedge Commercial Finance Ltd. and Gerber Finance, Inc., eCapital offers capital solutions to a broad set of industries. Based in Miami, Florida, eCapital is an innovative leader in providing flexible, customized cash flow to businesses. For more information about eCapital, visit eCapital.com.