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Erin Drake is the president and co-founder of Patriot Commercial Lending Solutions (PCLS), a private, veteran-owned, commercial loan brokerage that specializes in equipment financing, working capital, lines of credit, consumer financing, commercial real estate, factoring, and franchise financing.
Established in 2017, PCLS offers alternative solutions to business owners who have been unsuccessful in acquiring capital through traditional funding sources. Through their signature “gold-star client service” and network of over 100 private lenders, the company has established itself as a venerable rival amid a competitive market.
Erin can be credited for the swift success that PCLS has already realized but humbly acknowledges the value of the support she has received from her staff. She elaborates, “As a veteran-owned company, we focus on small businesses because they are the backbone of this country. We understand that borrowers with credit or revenue challenges can still afford loans and could greatly benefit by an infusion of capital. We don’t look at the client on paper; we view the whole scenario and find the right program, with the right lender, so that businesses can sustain, grow, and prosper.”
Erin’s lengthy experience within the finance sector encompasses commercial real estate, land acquisition and development, and portfolio management. While fostering her company’s growth and tending to the operational obligations that her role as president demands, she is also engaged with client relations and enjoys meeting new people. She states, “I look forward to assisting people who have been turned down by banks and other lenders. It’s especially rewarding to get them the capital they need and to see them succeed as a result of my efforts.”