The most alternative financing resources available

Bridge Business Credit was originally established as Great Lakes Business Credit in 2002. It became Bridge Business Credit in January 2023. The change reflects Bridge’s vision to expands its service area and assist businesses throughout the Eastern United States. Bridge’s dedicated team of experienced financial professionals serves companies with potential that are unable to obtain bank financing.

By working to understand our clients’ business, Bridge structures flexible financing with asset-based lines of credit. Constructing financial packages that meet the immediate needs of that business, Bridge helps companies regain financial stability so they can return to conventional financing as soon as possible.

We have already provided more than $500 million in asset-based lending solutions, helping companies grow.

Bridge offers one of the widest and most accessible arrays of alternative finance resources in the industry. We have already provided more than $500 million in asset-based lending solutions, helping companies grow.

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Meet Our Team

Rhett B. Rowe

Chief Executive Officer, Troy, MI

Phone: 248.509.1852

Rhett Rowe, a highly respected leader with more than 30 years in finance, has always been an innovator and has a proven track record of energizing sales operations, building successful sales and credit teams, managing key accounts, and optimizing people and processes. He has previously served as the CRO and COO at GMA Fund, an international family office, and held earlier C-level positions at Capital for Merchants of North American Bancard, KeyBank, First National Bank of Colorado, PMFCU, Arvest Bank, Comerica Bank, and others. Rowe is active in the Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, Secured Finance Network, and Risk Management Association. Entering commercial banking after earning his degree in economics at the University of Michigan, Rowe soon after completed his MBA in finance at the University of Detroit.

James Campbell

Chief CREDIT Officer, Troy, MI

Phone: 248.509.1889

James Campbell has 30 years of experience in commercial lending both as an Asset Based Lender and a Commercial Banker. He began his career at NBD Bank and held commercial lending positions at Comerica, GMAC Commercial Finance, JPMorgan Chase, Level One Bank, and others. His experience includes middle-market and small business lending, credit & underwriting, portfolio management, operations management, field exam, commercial loan legal documentation, loan workout, and risk management. He is an attorney and has been a member of the Michigan Bar since 2011. He has held key management roles in setting up operations, establishing procedures & policy, and training employees for two commercial finance companies and a bank ABL department. James was a contributing member of the leadership team that started Great Lakes Business Credit.

Business Development Team

Greg Nelson

Regional Managing Director

Midwest Region


Jeff Stirling

Regional Managing Director

Southeast & Mid Atlantic Region

Phone 716.860.0448

Terry Bowersox

Senior Business Development Officer

West Michigan Region


Suzanne Robinson

Regional Managing Director

Southwest & Central Region


Operations Team

Grace Pawlenko

Managing Director, Portfolio

Managing Director, Portfolio

Steve Sleder

Managing Director, Portfolio

Managing Director,

Rich Booms

Managing Director, Underwriting

Managing Director,

Thomas Fisher

CPA, Controller

Robert Gard

Managing Director, Field Exam

Managing Director,
Field Exam

Bryce Guitar

Director, Field Exam

Miguel Ochoa

Director, Field Exam

Allie Corp

Director, Underwriting

Dana Wheaton

Director, Collateral Monitoring

Director, Collateral

Maryam Soliman

Director, Collateral Monitoring

Director, Collateral

Lidia Saulitis

Director, Administration


Elric Molina

Collateral Analyst

Mitchell Homant

Field Examiner

Samantha Campbell

Collateral Analyst

Angelina Gutierrez   


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Jan 30, 2023

Great Lakes Business Credit is now Bridge Business Credit

Great Lakes Business Credit, one of the nation’s fastest-growing alternative commercial finance companies, has announced a rebranding, with the new name of Bridge Business Credit. Under its new name…


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