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Ami Kassar, CEO and Founder of MultiFunding, is a nationally renowned small business advocate and leader. He’s committed to ensuring that small business owners have the best possible access to the capital they need to help grow and manage their businesses. Kassar has been featured in renowned publications including the New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes, he writes regular blog posts, and he’s appeared as a guest on Fox Business News. Ami is the 2013 recipient of the Small Business Influencer Award as well as the 2012 Small Business Advocate Award. Kassar blogs regularly on small business issues and has developed a national reputation for confronting and challenging the largest banks in America for their lending records to small businesses, Inc. , Wall Street Journal, and New York Times posts. He’s assembled research reports that have become a critical component of the national debate about small business lending and from that he developed Banking Grades. BankingGrades is a free tool that helps small business owners discover which banks are lending to small businesses. We used data provided by banks to create this graded system. It is purely objective (there are no teacher's pets). Banks that receive an A are given the "The Small Business Bank Award." In addition, Kassar is a regular speaker at universities and small business events across the country on topics including entrepreneurship and access to capital. Prior to founding MultiFunding, Kassar spent a decade in various senior roles at Advanta Corporation, one of the nation’s largest issuers of credit cards to small business owners. Kassar served as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer, and was charged with developing innovative approaches for the small business market. In that role, Kassar founded ideablob which became one of the nation’s leading online, small business communities. Kassar also hosted nationwide Bloblive events where entrepreneurs would share and debate their business ideas. Additionally, Kassar developed www.bizequity.com , an initiative that helped small business owners develop valuations for their businesses. Kassar earned his MBA from the University of Southern California and graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife, two children and his corgi-spaniel.
Evan Segal, Senior Director of Business Lending for Multifunding, has been helping business and real estate owners obtain financing for the past twenty years. His background as a lender began with American Business Credit in 1993 and continued on with successful stops in the commercial lending groups of PNC Bank, GE Real Estate, Wells Fargo, and RBS Citizens. Having lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for his entire career, Evan has developed deep relationships with business owners and centers of influence throughout the region. Evan joined MultiFunding in December of 2011 and has already helped dozens of companies grow their businesses and get much needed working capital and real estate financing. Evan is on the board of Federation Early Learning Services (FELS), a non-profit early childhood education organization and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is active in many networking and charitable organizations including the Referral Trust, the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Evan earned his BS in Marketing from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. His interests include his family, sports, music, and visiting the Jersey Shore. He currently lives in Blue Bell with his wife and two children.
Dave Griffith, COO / CMO, Dave brings over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry to the Multifunding team. His experience includes leadership roles in operations, product management, marketing and credit risk management at some of the nation’s largest small business and consumer lenders. In addition to working closely with individual clients to help them find the right financing for their businesses, Dave leads Multifunding’s Direct Marketing efforts. Most recently Dave held the position of Senior Vice President of SunTrust Bank’s business and consumer credit card division. In 2008, he co-founded Wlaz-Griffith, LLC a consultancy focused on small business lending products and policy, both domestically and internationally. Prior to 2008, Dave spent eight years with Advanta Bank Corp., one of the largest issuers of credit cards to small businesses in the United States. At Advanta, Mr. Griffith served as Senior Vice President of Credit and Marketing Analysis. Mr. Griffith’s responsibilities included direct marketing strategy, underwriting and risk management and policy development. Dave also held the position of Vice President of Credit Policy at First USA (now J.P. Morgan/Chase) where he was responsible for credit strategies related to the company’s small business credit card portfolio. From 1990 to 1998, Dave served in a variety of credit risk and collections positions within Advanta’s consumer credit card business. These included senior roles in new account underwriting strategy and collections. Dave attended business school at Temple University where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Bloomsburg University, where he majored in Finance. His favorite role is that of “Dad”, in which he spends his time traveling, skiing, boating and golfing with his kids.
Paul Avery, Director of Small Business Lending, joined MultiFunding in 2013 and is responsible for helping small businesses develop and implement comprehensive debt strategies. Paul leverages his 7-plus years of financial services experience in specialty markets to navigate the commercial lending community and obtain the best financing terms available for his clients. In order to do so, Paul takes a consultative approach with business owners and helps work through all possible solutions to meet their immediate needs and reach their long-term goals. Paul is a graduate of Lehigh University with a B.A. in International Relations and Economics. His passions include Philadelphia sports, good food with friends, traveling, and playing pick-up basketball. He lives in Phoenixville, PA with his wife and newborn daughter.
Joe McAleer, Director of Small Business Lending for MultiFunding, has over 7 years of experience in the Finance industry, working within both a small and very large corporate structure across the continental US and Worldwide. Joe has a very strong analysis background, helping companies track revenue and spending, breaking down and providing areas for potential improvement, and decision making and strategy implementation to achieve fiscal expectations. Joe has worked both independently and side-by-side with clients in the financial world, developing key strategies to increase and continue profits in an ever-changing economy. He spent over 4 years with Advanta Bank Corp working within the Finance and Accounting departments, quickly becoming a key member of the corporate facilities group and eventually being the jack-of-all-trades guy having significant roles in all finance related departments across the company. Joe then spent 3 years with Towers Watson in center city Philadelphia, working directly with key clients providing financial analysis and cost savings analysis, as well as many other ad-hoc analyses to help growth within the organization. Joe attended Rutgers University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Economics with a minor in Business Management. He brings an eagerness and a strong desire to help small business owners, as he is a true entrepreneur at heart. Joe has a positive outlook and a positive attitude when it comes to his work, whether he's helping MultiFunding clients achieve financing, or helping individuals achieve changes in lifestyle through their diet. Joe is a certified nutritionist, an active individual, and an excited and motivated small business lending director.
Suzanne Swisher, Account Executive, Business Lending, joined MultiFunding in 2013. She has over 13 years of experience in the financial industry; including strategic planning, wholesale lending, direct lending and all facets of business banking. Currently she is responsible for helping companies obtain financing and lending strategies to help their business grow and succeed. Suzanne has an extensive network within the Greater Philadelphia Region enabling her to connect business owners to create rewarding and profitable relationships. Suzanne is a former Rotarian and is currently active with the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from University of Phoenix and spends her free time with friends and family, traveling, exercising and cheering on our local sports teams.
Kate, Sr. Director of Marketing Strategy and Business Development, started her marketing career in direct mail/catalog marketing with Spiegel-Honeybee by Mail as a marketing and circulations manager, then found herself working as a Director of Catalog Marketing for a children’s specialty catalog managing catalog, book club and proprietary product production. Kate squeezed in a short stay at QVC as a Marketing Manager scripting event shows in the jewelry division and working with on air personalities as well as buyers. Moving forward she went on to manage an event marketing pilot program for Daimler Chrysler Corp. including the launch of the retro 300M series. Events included partnership with Vogue in the Hamptons, Nantucket Film Festival and many other grassroots marketing promotions. Other independent projects include co-creating specialty events for Jeep and Dodge in the Southwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. After leaving Chrysler Kate became a Sr. Director of Client Services and Sales for Bob Car Media, a full service experiential marketing agency in NYC, directing client services, sales and project operations. The experience Kate has gained over the years from the variety of marketing disciplines mentioned has given her great perspective into the marketing of a business or product, while keeping it current; having been schooled by some of the top companies in the country in direct mail, event/experiential marketing and production. Combining all of these disciplines allows her to bring a multifaceted, attention to detail prospective to Multifunding. Kate joined Multifunding in August of 2012; earned her B.S. in Marketing and Management from Textile University. Kate lives with her husband and four sons in Bucks County, PA.
Chandra serves as Executive Assistant to the CEO at MultiFunding as well as other executives in the company. In this role, she supports the management of the company. Chandra is focused on a team approach; she continually looks for ways to align details with people for a positive client experience. She is your connection in the MultiFunding office. Specifically, Chandra oversees the companies schedules for events and speaking engagements, gathers, organizes and prepares confidential client and internal financial documents for lenders and our accountants, responds to inbound client and prospect communications all while keeping the office running smoothly. Chandra’s professional background spans both accounting and insurance sales. After graduating from Ashworth College in upstate New York, with an accounting degree, she worked as an accounting manager for a small business and then for a nonprofit. Moving forward, she acquired her NYS Insurance License and began working for a major insurance company selling personal line insurance products where she maintained the number one sales representative title for 3 years straight. Chandra has a passion for serving charitable organizations. Over the years she has helped organize and attended events in support of homeless teens, Alzheimer’s, and breast cancer. Chandra resides in Hudson Falls with her husband and one year old son. Chandra enjoys basketball, snowboarding, jogging, boating, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Justin Moodie- Justin is a graduate of Villanova University and has been working along side of Ami since June of 2012. Justin is a great statistician and diligent worker who never shy’s away from a project. Justin tackles analytics with Ami and keeps our Banking Grades data current.