JoBeth Abecassis is a venture partner based out of New York City. As a third generation lender, JoBeth has spent her entire career in the credit and debt space. Before joining WTI she was a part of the founding team of Assembled Brands, an asset based lending and fintech business with a focus on consumer products in the direct to consumer space, backed by Oaktree Capital. Before that JoBeth worked at White Oak Commercial Finance (fka Capital Business Credit) a factoring and asset based lending business in New York City where she focused on building a portfolio of luxury apparel businesses. While at White Oak JoBeth partnered on a joint venture with the City of New York to provide affordable financing to businesses manufacturing in NY in an effort to foster long term growth for the NYC garment industry. JoBeth received her BA from Columbia University.