About Us

We are not a bank…

Pasadena Private Lending is a private lender built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. Please call or come talk to our experienced team to see how we offer an experience that is different than any you have had in getting a loan.

No fine print

People that meet us for the first time often ask us where the fine print is. Well, there is none. We ask of our clients only three things:

  1. Grow your business ethically
  2. Pay us back as agreed
  3. Pay it forward.  Once you succeed, consider joining our ecosystem and investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs.

OUR TEAM

Our team is comprised of innovative and experienced finance professionals who look forward to meeting business owners, hearing their story, and helping wherever we can to make our clients even more successful.  Most importantly, we want to provide successful entrepreneurs with creative debt solutions.  We work to solve inevitable issues quickly and equitably.  If we can’t, we will tell you what our bottom line is and you can decide next steps.

Iain Whyte

Iain Whyte

Founder

25 year veteran with $16B in loans. Ran $1B asset management for Merrill Lynch prior to founding PPL.

Michael McAdams

Michael McAdams

Chief Executive Officer

35 years in banking, credit, finance, and investments. Started and ran firms prior to founding PPL with over $14B under management.

Craig Colbath

Craig Colbath

Chief Administrative Officer

22 years at Merrill Lynch, managed 7 offices with over 200 staff prior to founding PPL.

Heather Ortega

Heather Ortega

Operations Manager

20 years in banking and investment administration.

Jason Shlecter

Jason Shlecter

Director of Credit

15 years in banking, credit, finance and investment.  Formerly with Jefferies and KKR.

Mike Choi

Mike Choi

Director of Technology

Responsible for growth and profitability via expense control, IT support, and staff management

Shasha Qi

Shasha Qi

Credit Analyst

Previously co-founded investigative research company and was a senior credit analyst for private law office.