Jennifer Palmer is CEO of eCapital Asset Based Lending Corp., formerly Gerber Finance Inc., a leading asset-based and trade finance lender for companies experiencing accelerated growth. She took the helm in January 2020 and has led the company though the global pandemic while growing its portfolio more than 100%.
Jennifer started her career as a Business Development and Marketing Associate shortly after graduating from Fordham Law School, and quickly began using her experience to streamline the documentation process while reducing clients’ costs. She was appointed SVP and in-house legal counsel, managing both business development and legal. After spearheading the healthy and steady growth of the firm’s portfolio and market presence and expanding the firm’s geographic footprint to the West Coast, New England and Canada, she was appointed President in 2013.
As CEO, Jennifer launched two new divisions – a Natural Products division to service companies in the natural products industry and a Plus division for companies needing financing over $10MM. As one of the few female CEOs in finance, she is laser focused on making the industry more inclusive to women through top hires and increasing women’s access to capital.
Highly regarded in the commercial finance industry, Jennifer is a frequent speaker at industry events. She has been recognized as a recipient of CFA’s Inaugural 40 Under 40 Awards as well as the 3rd Annual Renaissance Award for Women in Achievement by the New York Institute of Credit Women’s Division. Jennifer has served as a Board Member of the SFNET since 2009 and as an Executive Committee Member since 2017 during which time she spearheaded SFNET’s rebrand. She will be SFNet’s President beginning October 1, 2022.