Brett McLane, Finance Expert in Reno, NV, United States
Brett McLane

Finance Expert in Reno, NV, United States

Member since January 17, 2017
Brett has been the lead underwriter on pro rata and institutional credit facilities ranging from $250,000 to over $1.1 billion. With 15+ years of finance experience across the US, including Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Zions Bancorp, Brett has structured debt transactions for various industries, including gaming, lodging & leisure, construction, food & beverage, software, and investor real estate.
Brett is now available for hire

Industry Expertise

  • Accounting Services
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Lending & Brokerage
  • Investment Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling

Other Expertise


  • Portfolio Manager-Gaming | Vice President

    2018 - PRESENT
    Wells Fargo
    • Managed bilateral and syndicated loan books totaling nearly $1 billion in credit exposure to the gaming industry.
    • Originated more than $650 million in loan commitments in 2021, generating over $4 million indirect fees and $10 million in shared fees.
    • Rated as "consistently exceeds expectations" during semi-annual and annual performance reviews.
    Focus areas: Revenue & Expense Projections, Credit Underwriting, Analysis, Syndication
  • Portfolio Manager | Vice President

    2014 - 2016
    Zions Bancorporation
    • Acted as the subject matter expert for software conversion and implementation.
    • Worked with a portfolio of borrowers to develop financial projections on both cash and accrual basis.
    • Co-wrote policy and procedure updates for asset-based lending, portfolio monitoring, and various regulatory compliance mandates.
    • Maintained and deepened relationships, underwrote and monitored commercial & industrial loans—including commercial real estate, for a $150 million portfolio with a focus on medical/professional practices, leveraged lending, higher risk commercial & industrial, and enterprise value financing (including casino/gaming operators, hotels/resorts, and construction contractors).
    Focus areas: Portfolio Analysis, Price Analysis, Three-statement Modeling, Valuation Modeling, Interest Rate Risk, Revenue & Expense Projections, Debtor & Creditor Management, Due Diligence, Ratio Analysis, Legal, Compliance, Financial Modeling, Financial Risk Assessment
  • Portfolio Manager | Assistant Vice President

    2012 - 2014
    Columbia Bank
    • Built and implemented a portfolio monitoring program for a community bank during a period of rapid growth and acquisition.
    • Led construction monitoring activities for multi-family and industrial building projects.
    • Developed a portfolio of food and beverage industry businesses in the rapidly growing Pacific Northwest brewery market.
    Focus areas: Ratio Analysis, Management, Audits, Financial Risk Assessment, Debtor & Creditor Management, Relationship Management
  • Financial Analyst

    2011 - 2012
    Bank of the Cascades
    • Worked as a part of a team of professionals brought on board to pull a small community bank (under $1 billion) out from under an FDIC cease and desist order.
    • Implemented solutions for ensuring compliance with internal guidelines, Basel requirements, and federal regulations for a Pacific Northwest loan portfolio.
    • Assigned risk ratings to revolving lines of credit, construction loans, land development loans, and commercial term loans for the purpose of capital reserve budgeting.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Financial Risk Assessment
  • Portfolio Manager | Assistant Vice President

    2005 - 2010
    Bank of America
    • Executed and was responsible for underwriting, structuring, documenting, and approving credit transactions for middle market clients with annual revenues ranging from $10 million to $2 billion.
    • Performed credit risk analysis with an emphasis on historical and projected cash flows, repayment capacity, industry trends, company management, and collateral valuation for a portfolio of clients with outstanding loan balances totaling approximately $500 million.
    • Compiled a rolling 90-day forecast of projected new loans and expected change in existing loan balances on a monthly basis for a Pacific Northwest portfolio of more than $2 billion.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Portfolio Analysis, Bankruptcy, Corporate Restructuring, Financial Risk Assessment, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Finance, Equity Research, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Financial Analyst

    2004 - 2005
    General Dynamics
    • Generated, analyzed, and presented monthly financial summaries for purposes of identifying risks and opportunities and significant variances to plans to the business area finance manager.
    • Prepared project estimates to complete issued project budgets, and monitored program performance in the areas of sales, costs, margin, and cash flow in an earned value Management setting.
    • Implemented an Oracle-based MRP system.
    • Supported audits for Sarbanes-Oxley and ISO-9001.
    Focus areas: Management, Audits, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance
    2000 - 2004
    Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA, USA


  • Credit Risk Certification
    MAY 2013 - PRESENT
    Risk Management Association

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