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How Reliant Funding Began

We get asked what we do. But it’s not about us…it’s about you:

If you own an established business, there will be times (yes, more than one) where you could use extra working capital. Perhaps $15,000, $45,000, $125,000 or more on a short-term basis. You want the paperwork to be simple, approval likely and the funds deposited into your business account quickly. (We’re talking hours or days, not weeks or months.)

Delivering the funds you need and the service you deserve - that’s what we do.

Our 3 Main Principles

An uncompromising commitment to customer service has fueled Reliant Funding since it began providing short-term financing to small businesses. Our nationally-recognized achievements are the result of three main principles:

1
Company leadership from the financial industry and other successful organizations across the United States.
2
An intentional strategy of offering many options to our customers. The goal is always to ensure that each funding solution is customized to meet each of our client's needs.
3
A purposeful culture of customer service, supporting our core principles in every department and at every level of our company.

Leadership

Adam Stettner - Founder, Chief Exective Officer

Adam Stettner

Founder,
Chief Exective Officer

Adam Stettner - Founder, Chief Exective Officer

Adam Stettner

Founder,
Chief Exective Officer

Adam has over 20 years of leadership, management, sales, business development and operations experience. He founded the company that became Reliant Funding in late 2008. Just prior to that, he served as a founder and President of National Lending Associates, Inc., serving the financing needs of students and universities via loan and payment plan program administration.

Adam has been involved in businesses of all sizes. One thing they all required, aside from hard work and great people, is money. After producing billions in assets for banks, and dealing with the frustrations of jumping through hoops to get money from them, he decided to build a national business (Reliant) that provides easy access to funds – built around the client’s story, not a bank’s requirements. He leads with a passion for making cash accessible without the stress and hassle that is common elsewhere. Adam takes great pride in building a team of people that are empowered, educated and love what they do.

Adam sits on the Board of Directors for National Lending Associates, Inc., High Desert Medical College and is the trustee for charitable organization The deRose Family Trust.

Higher education: University of Maryland, Columbia Business School Executive Education

Off-hours: His kids, the beach, the gym and auto racing (he loves the focus it requires)

Favorite local small businesses: Dolce Pan e Vino (local restaurant that is warm & friendly with amazing food and a success story) and Gepettos (toy store that sells family and learning oriented games)

Music preferences: Dave Matthews Band

Paul Norman - Chief Financial Officer

Paul Norman

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Norman - Chief Financial Officer

Paul Norman

Chief Financial Officer

Paul oversees Reliant’s Finance, Accounting and Customer Service departments. He is also responsible for maintaining and fostering banking relationships, assuring ample liquidity for the organization.

Higher education: Pace University

Off-hours: Fishing, cooking, hiking, woodworking and hunting

Favorite local small businesses: "The Tool Nut" in Jefferson Valley

Music preferences: Rolling Stones and Allman Brothers

Scott Herschander - Chief Information Officer

Scott Herschander

Chief Information Officer

Scott Herschander - Chief Information Officer

Scott Herschander

Chief Information Officer

Scott is responsible for establishing and implementing the overall strategy for Reliant's IT systems and services. His primary mission is to make efficient use of current technologies to ensure the availability and integrity of the systems required to run the business.

Higher education: BEEE Stony Brook University

Off-hours: Playing guitar, reading historical fiction or science fiction, golf, watching his son play ice hockey

Favorite local small businesses: The local hardware store - they have everything and someone who can actually help you find it.

Music preferences: Classic rock

Doug Bilotti - General Counsel

Doug Bilotti

General Counsel

Doug Bilotti - General Counsel

Doug Bilotti

General Counsel

Doug manages all legal functions at Reliant Funding.

Higher education: Hofstra University School of Law

Off-hours: All off hours begin and end with his family

Favorite local small businesses: Eddie's King Bear Auto Service Center

Music preferences: Kid Rock

Travis Mottet - Vice President of Strategic Planning

Travis Mottet

Vice President of
Strategic Planning

Travis Mottet - Vice President of Strategic Planning

Travis Mottet

Vice President of
Strategic Planning

Travis is responsible for making sure everything works at Reliant – from our systems to our data. Travis has experience in operations, analytics, finance and IT and uses that knowledge to manage a team that makes everything tick. As prior executive for several large companies and as an entrepreneur, he understands what it takes to make businesses grow.

Higher education: University of San Diego (BBA and MBA)

Off-hours: Triathlons in the summer, snow skiing in the winter, and half-marathons in-between

Favorite local small businesses: The Regal Beagle and Ballast Point

Music preferences: Rush, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin

Emory Anderson - Vice President of Credit and Portfolio Management

Emory Anderson

Vice President of
Credit and Portfolio Management

Emory Anderson - Vice President of Credit and Portfolio Management

Emory Anderson

Vice President of
Credit and Portfolio Management

Emory is responsible for Risk Management at Reliant Funding. In this role, he supports sustainable, profitable growth through a mixture of analytics, technology and anything else that can help Reliant take on the right kinds of risks.

Higher education: BA Physics & Chinese Language, MS in Electrical Engineering

Off-hours: Music, cycling, hiking in New Hampshire and beer

Favorite local small businesses: Voracious music listener, almost all genres: King Crimson, Swans, Trane, Pharaoh Sanders, Glass and A Tribe Called Quest

Matt Price - Vice President of Sales

Matt Price

Vice President
of Sales

Matt Price - Vice President of Sales

Matt Price

Vice President
of Sales

Matt is responsible for making sure our sales staff is knowledgeable, listens intently and delivers to the need of our clients. Previously, he served as Vice President for a privately held real estate development company.

Higher education: Attended the University of Arizona

Off-hours: Surfing, travel to tropical destinations, golf

Favorite local small businesses: Sake House Restaurant

Music preferences: Reggae

Michael Barnett - Vice President of Wholesale

Michael Barnett

Vice President
of Wholesale

Michael Barnett - Vice President of Wholesale

Michael Barnett

Vice President
of Wholesale

Michael serves as Reliant’s Vice President of Wholesale. In this role he believes a commitment to deep connections with funding partners is key, ensuring they last longer than just a single transaction.

Higher education: Neumann University (B.S.)

Off-hours: Long range target shooting, hunting, electronic music production

Favorite local small businesses: The local Asian fusion restaurant around the corner. They serve everything super-fast, the food is great and service is always impeccable.

Music preferences: House music, techno and industrial - all peppered with some rock and roll

Steven Kietz - Chief Marketing Officer

Steven Kietz

Chief Marketing Officer

Steven Kietz - Chief Marketing Officer

Steven Kietz

Chief Marketing Officer

Steve leads our efforts to get and keep customers for Reliant Funding. Steve and his team assure we are world class in direct mail, digital marketing and social media.

Higher education: BA State University of New York at Binghamton, MBA Baruch College

Off-hours: Family, the Mets, Rock and Roll

Favorite local small businesses: Coach Grill, Oyster Bay

Music preferences: Grateful Dead

Cherylynn Shuman - Director of Human Resources

Cherylynn Shuman

Director of
Human Resources

Cherylynn Shuman - Director of Human Resources

Cherylynn Shuman

Director of
Human Resources

Cherylynn came to Reliant Funding with significant experience helping companies transition from start-up mode to becoming competitive, mid-size businesses by developing a positive, efficient and constructive work environment. She has experienced the growing pains of small business and knows the people on a team determine that team’s success. Cherylynn plays a key role in the continued positive growth of our company, bringing us the right people for the right job while maintaining our culture and core principles

Higher education: CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara

Off-hours: Reading, camping, travel. Gained expert status as a chop stick user while participating in a tri-country track meet with Korea, Taiwan and the USA in Taiwan

Favorite local small businesses: Ace Hardware

Music preferences: Classical vocal, country and classic rock

In The Community

We are proud to support the following organizations through volunteer labor and donations.

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 and is a sign of hope for disadvantaged children across the U.S.

ALS Association

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.For over 100 years, ACS has worked to save lives and create a world with less cancer.

Father Joe’s Villages

Father Joe’s Villages works on behalf of the homeless and poor of San Diego. Father Joe’s is a symbol of hope, of second chances–making a difference in our communities with the vision that everyone is able to obtain food, housing, health care and education in order to achieve his or her full potential.

Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensure the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

San Diego Blood Bank

The San Diego Blood Bank is the primary blood provider to the majority of hospitals in San Diego County. It has also launched a Cell Therapy Center & collects cord blood units at Scripps Mercy Hospital. It operates 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days a year.

San Diego Center for Children

San Diego Center for Children provides counseling, mental health, specialty schooling, and health-related services to children and teenagers in San Diego as well as the greater California area and neighboring states. The San Diego Center for Children is committed to a continuum of behavioral health care for children and families to access better health, improved relationships and greater quality of life.

San Diego Food Bank

San Diego Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 22.3 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank served, on average, 370,000 people per month in San Diego County.

San Diego Rescue Mission

San Diego Rescue Mission is a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center serving thousands of homeless, hungry, and poor men, women, and children.

Sharp

Providing scholarships to survivors of traumatic brain injury, primarily in San Diego. These scholarships enable individuals to continue with rehab necessary for them to reach their fullest potential at home, in the community and in the workplace.

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