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"Build capacity, protect the downside
and opportunity will come."

James M. Seneff, Jr.
Executive Chairman

Brett Schlemovitz
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Managing Director, Business Development
CNL Financial Group

Brett Schlemovitz

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” - Wayne Gretzky


  • Managing Director, Business Development, CNL Financial Group
  • Chief Operating Officer, CNL Strategic Capital


Brett Schlemovitz is managing director of business development for CNL Financial Group. He is responsible for driving business expansion and new product development by creating and structuring new funds and connecting CNL with world-class partners. He is also responsible for the overall oversight of CNL Strategic Capital and sits on the management committee for the company. Prior to joining CNL, Schlemovitz served as executive director at J.P. Morgan (New York) in their investment bank, where he provided capital raising and strategic advisory services for financial institutions. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Brett spent three years at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He began his career at Merrill Lynch, in their investment banking program.


B.B.A., Finance and Decision Information Analysis, Emory University