President of Speciality Lending Division
Kenny Elias joined Congressional Bank in 2011 and now serves as the President of the Specialty Lending Division where he oversees lender finance and specialty real estate groups. Kenny previously founded various national specialty lending business units at the bank, including the cash flow and leveraged finance division, lender finance, and specialty real estate businesses. He also previously served as Chief Lending officer of the Bank and oversaw the banks community lending efforts from 2017-2019. Prior to Congressional Bank, Kenny served various roles in leveraged finance, private equity, and accounting. Most recently he was with Blackstreet Capital where he sourced, underwrote, and managed control equity buyouts of underperforming companies. Prior thereto, Kenny was a Director of Portfolio Management for Leveraged Finance at Capitalsource Bank where he managed several billion dollars of performing and non-performing loans throughout his tenure. His previous experience includes roles with Allied Capital Corporation (now part of Ares Capital) and regional CPA firm Watkins Meegan LLC. Kenny is a CPA and received his MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware.