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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.
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.
Art Cianfano, Director of Small Business Lending for MultiFunding, has a career spanning over two decades of progressively responsible management and advisory/consultative roles across a broad spectrum of business disciplines. With nearly 10 years in the financial services industry as a commercial lender, consumer lender and investment advisor with national and international firms including Wells Fargo Bank and UBS(United Bank of Switzerland), he has earned a reputation for being a knowledgeable, competent and creative partner who gets the job done and done right. His experience in other professional roles, including the Executive Director for the Trenton Business and Technology Center (a 501c3 non-profit business incubator), General Sales Manager of Porsche of Princeton/Acura of Princeton, an award winning, dual-point, luxury automobile franchise and Vice President of Business Development for Commercial Property Network(a commercial real estate brokerage firm) has enabled him to have a fully rounded, 360 degree view of what it takes for success in business. This allows him to look at each company he works with from the perspective of what is needed to be successful and not just “by the numbers”. Taking a holistic approach in helping business owners grow and achieve short and long terms goals, he assumes an advisory role and uses a consultative approach by reviewing and analyzing the immediate situation and needs, identifying opportunities, discussing long term goals and strategies, and mitigating risk by identifying potential risk areas and their potential impact. Part of this approach involves the coordination and input of the other professional advisors employed by them, i.e. accountant, attorney, etc. This process helps him to advise businesses on the most appropriate options to choose from what are available. Having lived and worked in central New Jersey his entire career, Art has developed strong relationships with leaders in the business community, and centers of influence throughout the region. His lengthy and extensive involvement with the regional Chambers of Commerce and other influential business and community organizations has given him a tremendous network of resources from which to draw as he works toward helping business owners achieve their goals. In addition to attending Thomas Edison State College for a B.A. in Business Administration, he has earned his NASD Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, NJ State Life and Health Insurance Licenses and his NJ State Real Estate license. He also has undergone extensive commercial and consumer credit operations training from RMA/Omega and GE Capital. He served in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Shield/Storm and was honorably discharged in 1993 and has subsequently been very involved with his community. He has a long history of civic and community involvement through service on numerous nonprofit Boards and committees.
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.
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.