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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.
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.
Karen serves as Executive Assistant to the CEO at Multifinding as well as other executives in the company. In this role, she supports the development and management of the company. Karen 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, Karen 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; maintains the company website all while keeping the office running smoothly. Karen’s professional background spans both marketing management and administration. After graduating from Penn State Main Campus she managed a collegiate marketing program where she recruited, managed, and trained reps in over 20 states. Moving forward, she became a Patient Coordinator for a private practice where she handled new patient orientation and care, referrals and scheduling for clinicians and doctors. In her Administrator position for a privately held property management company Karen dealt with tenant’s inquiries, owner’s requests and building needs as well as interaction with low income housing organizations. Karen resides in Lower Gwynedd with her husband, 3 children and Cavailer King Charles Spaniel
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.
Donna Broker Epstein
Donna Broker Epstein, Director of Business Lending and Counsel for Multifunding, has enjoyed a 23 year career as a business and legal strategist helping real estate and business owners structure and negotiate deals and their financing. She maintained a sophisticated legal practice primarily in large law firms for 15 years. Donna met Ami when she left private practice to take the reins of the international real estate portfolio of Advanta Corp., a Fortune 600 financial services company that was one of the world’s largest credit card issuers to small business. Donna has served on the Boards of Directors of The Penjerdel Council, the Redevelopment Authority of Delaware County, The Economic Development Oversight Board of Delaware County and a regional Transportation Management Agency and currently serves as an elected committee person in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. She is happy to leverage her relationships to the benefit of our clients. Donna received her law degree from Temple University and holds Masters and Bachelors degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Her interests include her family, music, travel, education throughout life, beach, historical and science fiction and DC Comics. Donna lives in Wynnewood with her husband and misses every day her children who live in northern New Jersey and Massachusetts.
Justin the Intern-Moodie- Justin is a senior at Villanova University and had been working with Ami since June of 2012. Justin makes our work atmosphere even happier and easier. We love the days he comes into the office to work on special projects for Ami because there is always an air of fun plus he helps keep our network of office equipment running smoothly. On a serious note, Justin is a great statistician and thorough worker who never shy’s away from a project. We love having him around.