Brett Fadeley is the chairman & chief executive officer for Handex. He brings a diverse and varied background essential to the emergence, growth or restructuring of most any enterprise. He uniquely understands the nuances and financial challenges of growth and turnaround companies and is adept at navigating those companies to the next level.
Brett also owns and serves as the CEO & chairman of Breca Capital LLC, a business consulting and boutique private equity company. He served as the CEO and chairman of eSchool Solutions Inc. (eSS) until 2014, when he sold the business to a large private equity group in Chicago. In addition to Handex, Brett actively serves as a member on several advisory and board of directors including, Demco Venco, (an owner), Demetree Global, Mico Cooling, and Palmer Electric (an owner).
In 1995, Brett founded the first turnaround management organization in Orlando. He is a recognized expert in turnaround management, financial management and complex commercial negotiations. His professional experience includes serving as a chairman, CEO, president, member of the board of directors and/or interim sales manager and chief financial officer. Brett has a diverse and varied background in assisting manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and service companies in diverse industries. He has successful and proven leadership experience in providing turnaround management and profit improvement services at multiple business enterprises.
For the past 25 years, Brett has focused his expertise on emerging and growth companies and companies in distress, by providing solutions—financial, strategic, sales, operational and organizational—that have enabled his clients to develop or regain long-term growth or achieve an appropriate exit strategy. Brett also has more than fifteen years of experience in commercial banking, primarily with large “super-regional” banks. He began his banking career in 1980 with Lloyds Bank in Los Angeles, California as a senior credit analyst and corporate banking officer. He moved to Orlando, Florida in 1983. By 1987, Brett had been promoted to senior vice president and manager of Corporate Banking for Florida National Bank. He served in similar capacities until 1991, when he became a regional manager of Special Assets (problem loan department) for Barnett Bank. He left banking in 1995 to start a successful turnaround management practice.
A graduate of Southwestern University School of Law, Brett earned his Juris Doctorate in 1980. He is a recipient of the distinguished American Jurisprudence Award. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Hartwick College in 1977. In 1985, he completed advanced commercial lending at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Banking. He is published in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. He is also published in the Orlando Business Journal for an article entitled, Firms with Problem Loans Should Adapt to Bank Rules. Brett has taught Business Law as an adjunct faculty member for Nova University. He is a former Chapter Chairman of the March of Dimes.