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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

Steven Kietz - Chief Executive Officer

Steven Kietz

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Kietz - Chief Executive Officer

Steven Kietz

Chief Executive 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

John Merturi - Chief Operating Officer

John Merturi

Chief Operating Officer

John Merturi - Chief Operating Officer

John Merturi

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsay Patten - Vice President of Human Resources

Lindsay Patten

Vice President of Human Resources

Lindsay Patten - Vice President of Human Resources

Lindsay Patten

Vice President of Human Resources

Lindsay is responsible for supporting Reliant’s objectives through strategic management of our people and our culture by defining and implementing performance management, professional development, employee engagement, compliance, benefits and more.

Higher education: BA Human Development, Minor in English

Off-hours: Her daughter, family, cooking, traveling, sports events and concerts

Favorite local small businesses: En Fuego Cantina

Music preferences: All things 90’s (from alternative rock to hip hop)

Jenny Merris - Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Jenny Merris

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Jenny Merris - Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Jenny Merris

Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

As General Counsel, Jenny manages Reliant Funding’s day-to-day legal needs, which includes providing the leadership team with strategic input and advice in the areas of corporate governance, compliance, risk management, contracts, employment, and privacy. Jenny comes to Reliant Funding with over 15 years of experience as an attorney primarily with a focus in the financial services industry.

Higher education: University of Southern California, B.S. Business Administration; Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D.

Off-hours: Spending time with her kids, cooking and traveling

Favorite local small businesses: Water Grill.

Music preferences: Alternative and 90’s Hip Hop

David Schneider - Vice President of Marketing

David Schneider

Vice President of Marketing

David Schneider - Vice President of Marketing

David Schneider

Vice President of Marketing

Ryan Goodman - Vice President of BI and Analytics

Ryan Goodman

Vice President of BI and Analytics

Ryan Goodman - Vice President of BI and Analytics

Ryan Goodman

Vice President of BI and Analytics

With 15 years in Business Intelligence and analytics, Ryan plays a vital role to ensure Reliant Funding is transforming data into actionable insights.

Higher education: Arizona State University

Off-hours: Running, Golfing, and all things Duke basketball

Favorite local small businesses: Lou and Mickey's

Music preferences: Bob Marley

Joel Rose - Vice President of Risk Management

Joel Rose

Vice President of Risk Management

Joel Rose - Vice President of Risk Management

Joel Rose

Vice President of Risk Management

Joel Rose is a Lending Risk Management veteran. Joel applies his knowledge of Credit Risk acquired through 19 years of lending industry experience in order to apply scoring and rules to return quick decisions to Reliant Funding clients.

Higher education: BA Rutgers University Masters NC State University

Off-hours: Snowboarding, Beach, and Travel

Favorite local small businesses: Cohn Restaurant Group in San Diego.

Music preferences: Alternative including Linkin Park and Nirvana

Kerri Brancato - Vice President of Underwriting

Kerri Brancato

Vice President of Underwriting

Kerri Brancato - Vice President of Underwriting

Kerri Brancato

Vice President of Underwriting

As one of Reliant Funding’s longest tenured team members, Kerri uses her decade’s worth of company and industry experience to ensure operational excellence within our processing and underwriting departments.

Higher education: Farmingdale State College

Off-hours: Family, live music, baseball games, and weekend trips

Favorite local small businesses: Ballast Point Brewing, Duke’s & Cliffhanger Café at Torrey Pines Gliderport.

Music preferences: Pop, Rock & Country

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.

Junior League of San Diego

The Junior League of San Diego, Inc. is part of an international organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of San Diego welcomes all women who value our mission. We are committed to inclusive environments of diverse individuals, organizations, and communities.

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BIG NEWS FOR
SMALL BUSINESS

Funds Available Through May 31, 2021!

RELIANT FUNDING IS NOW OFFERING GOVERNMENT BACKED PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM!


✓ NO FEE

✓ NO OBLIGATION

Reliant Funding and its partner Biz2Credit are accepting loan applications for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. Be sure to take advantage of Government backed Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business.

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Must have:

  • $100,000 in annual revenue
  • Been in business 6 months
  • No open bankruptcies

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