Breakout Capital - A Leading Small Business Lender - Appoints Darwin W. Olympia As New Chief Financial Officer

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Breakout Capital appoints Darwin W. Olympia as its new Chief Financial Officer. Darwin brings years of proven experience maximizing value and guiding organizational growth to Breakout Capital's position as a leading provider of direct lending to small business.

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Darwin’s leadership, high ethical standards, and proven ability to drive franchise value will enhance our ability to offer the best products possible to small businesses in need of affordable, transparent working capital solutions.

Breakout Capital announced today the appointment of Darwin W. Olympia, formerly of Harris Williams & Co., as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Olympia will assume responsibility for overseeing all financial affairs of the company. Mr. Olympia is a proven finance leader with over 15 years of experience maximizing value and guiding organizational growth for companies as a senior investment banker, management consultant, and certified public accountant.

“We are thrilled to welcome Darwin as an integral member of our executive team,” said Breakout Capital Founder & CEO Carl Fairbank. “Darwin’s leadership, high ethical standards, and proven ability to drive franchise value will not only augment our financial controls but also enhance our ability to offer the best products possible to small businesses in need of affordable, transparent working capital solutions.”

“I am very proud to be a part of the Breakout Capital team and look forward to advancing its mission of providing underserved small businesses with access to capital in a transparent and responsible way,” said Mr. Olympia. “Breakout Capital is well-positioned as an emerging leader in the small business finance space, and I am eager to do my part to accelerate its already impressive growth.”

Prior to joining Breakout Capital, Mr. Olympia served as a Director for Harris Williams & Co. and previously as a Vice President for FBR Capital Markets & Co. In these capacities, Mr. Olympia advised a diverse group of privately held and publicly traded companies on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and strategic advisory assignments. Mr. Olympia's prior experience also includes strategy and operational consulting work at A.T. Kearney, where he advised companies on growth initiatives such as go-to-market strategy design, outsourcing partnerships, and international expansion. Mr. Olympia began his career as a certified public accountant for Arthur Andersen LLP, where he provided audit and business advisory services to companies across a wide range of industries. Mr. Olympia received a M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.B.A. with Distinction from The University of Michigan.

About Breakout Capital

Breakout Capital, headquartered in McLean, VA., is a technology-enabled direct lender providing a wide range of working capital solutions to small businesses across the country. In addition to becoming one of the fastest growing companies in the market, Breakout Capital is a leading advocate for small business and is a Steering Committee Member of the Coalition for Responsible Business Finance. Breakout Capital has produced a highly regarded “educational series” through its blog, Breakout Bites, that helps small businesses better understand the alternative lending market and how to avoid the hidden fees and debt traps that are too prevalent with many of its competitors in the market. With a laser focus on honesty, integrity, transparency, and flexibility, Breakout Capital is changing the financial landscape for the millions of small businesses in need of funding. For more information, visit http://www.breakoutfinance.com.

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