Foundation’s 2019 Campaign Welcomes Individual Donations as well as Corporate Contributions

Thank you for supporting the Secured Finance Foundation, where your contribution helps our Secured Finance community realize its positive economic impact and continues to educate and train aspiring individuals to become effective practitioners in the field of secured lending:

Individual Supporters: 

Foundation Patron: $2,500-$4,999

John M. DePledge,
Citibank, N.A., SFNet Management Committee

David Grende, 
Siena Lending Group, SFNet Management Committee

Jeffrey Goldrich, 
North Mill Capital, SFNet Management Committee

Richard Gumbrecht,
Secured Finance Network

Charles & Jane Johnson, 
Secured Finance Foundation Chairman & SFNet Past Chairman

Wade M. Kennedy,
McGuireWoods LLP, CFA Education Foundation Development Committee Chair

Friend of the Foundation: $1,500-$2,499

James C. Chadwick.
Holland & Knight LLP, Secured Finance Foundation Governing Board Member

Member of the Foundation: up to $1,499

John Fox, Chief Credit Officer

Beatriz (Betty) Hernandez, North Mill Capital LLC

Thomas A. Greco, Hilco Global

Gary Katz, Downtown Capital Partners, LLC

Darryl Kuriger, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Robert Meyers, Republic Business Credit

David W. Morse,
Otterbourg P.C., CFA Executive Committee 

Howard A. Rein, CPA, CFE,
Freed Maxick ABL Services
(in memory of Leonard Machlis)

Robert S. Sandler,
RSS Robert S. Sandler, LLC


Corporate Supporters: 

Platinum Level - $20,000-$34,999

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
David B. Kurzweil, Shareholder

Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Richard M. Kohn, Principal

Otterbourg P.C.
David W. Morse, Partner

Gold Level: $12,500-$19,999

Bank of America Business Capital,
Darryl Kuriger, Head of ABL Capital Markets

Hahn & Hessen LLP
Daniel J. Krauss, Esq., Partner

Holland & Knight LLP,
James C. Chadwick, Partner

McGuireWoods LLP
Wade M. Kennedy, Partner

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Marshall C. Stoddard, Jr., Partner, Transactional Finance

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
Bobbi Acord Noland, Partner

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Seth E. Jacobson, Partner

Winston & Strawn LLP,
William D. Brewer, Partner, Co-Head of Corporate Lending

Silver Level: $7,500-$12,499

Bennett Jones LLP,
Steve Lutz, Partner

Buchalter PC,
Anthony R. Callobre, Shareholder

Bronze Level: $5,000-$7,499

Blank Rome LLP
Lawrence F. Flick, II, Partner

BMO Harris Bank
Michael W. Scolaro, ABL Group Head

Chapman and Cutler LLP,
Steven G. Hastings, Partner

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
John Ventola, Partner

Burt M. Feinberg, Managing Director & Group Head

Duane Morris LLP
James J. Holman, Attorney

McMillan LLP
Jeff Rogers, Co-Chair, Syndicated Finance

Vedder Price, P.C.
Thomas E. Schnur, Shareholder

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC
Thomas K. Otte, Partner & Head of Asset Based Lending

Benefactor Level: $2,500-$4,999

Accord Financial, Inc.,
Terry Keating, President & CEO

AmeriFactors Financial Group, LLC,
Kevin R. Gowen, Sr., President and CEO

AtlanticRMS LLC,
Richard Hawkins, CEO

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Timothy M. Lupinacci, Shareholder

BDO Advisory
Baker A. Smith, Managing Director

Bruce Denby, Managing Director/Group Head

Conway MacKenzie
Kevin Barrentine, Senior Managing Director

Cost Reduction Solutions
Denise Albanese, Business Development Officer

Focus Management Group
J. Tim Pruban, President & CEO

Freed Maxick ABL Services
Michael A. Boeheim, CFE, CIA, Director

Fifth Third Business Capital
Michael D. Sharkey, President

Gemino Healthcare Finance
Thomas Schneider, President & CEO

J D Factors LLC,
Stephen P. Johnson, President

Andrea Pipitone Beirne, Partner

MidCap Business Credit, LLC
Steven Samson, President

MB Business Capital
William A. Stapel, Senior Vice President

North Mill Capital
Jeffrey Goldrich, President & CEO

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Kevin Morley, Partner

Paul Hastings LLP,
Katherine Bell, Partner

Phoenix Management Services
Michael E. Jacoby, Senior Managing Director

Riemer & Braunstein LLP
Donald E. Rothman, Partner

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.,
Jeffrey A. Wurst, Esq., Sr. Partner

Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Michael L. Widland, Partner

Triumph Commercial Finance
Bob Kassebaum, SVP, National Sales Manager

UCCPlus Risk Management
Gary M. Zimmerman, SVP Chief Underwriting Counsel

Webster Business Credit Corp.,
Warren K. Mino, President & Chief Operating Officer

Patron Level: $1000-$2,499

1STWEST Background Due Diligence
Suzanne Bury, CEO

Amerisource Business Capital
D. Michael Monk, Managing Partner

Bay View Funding
Glen E. Shu, President

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
William H. Schorling, Shareholder

Celtic Capital Corporation
Mark Hafner, President & CEO

Clear Thinking Group
Lee Diercks, Partner

Dopkins ABL Consulting Services
Joseph A. Heim, CFE, CPA, Partner

Gerber Finance, Inc.
Jennifer Palmer, President

Gordon Brothers Finance Company
Lawrence E. Klaff, Sr. Managing Director

Hilco Global,
Gary C. Epstein, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Howe, Keller & Hunter, PC
J. Craig Howe, President

Robert D. Katz, CTP, MBA, CPA, Managing Director

Sami Altaher, Executive Directo

Andrew Bertolina, CEO

Monroe Capital LLC
Theodore L. Koenig, Managing Director

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
Marc L. Hamroff, Managing Partner

People’s United Business Capital
Michael Maiorino, President

Siena Lending Group
David Grende, President & CEO

Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC
Patrick B. Trammell, President

Member Level: up to $999

Allied Financial Corporation,
Steven C. Gold, President & CEO

Robert W. Bowles, Founder & Executive Director

Cash Flow Resources, LLC
Kevin Laborde, President

Coffin & Associates
Phil Coffin, President

Citizens Bank
Patrick Bickers, Managing Director - Head of Business Capital

Entrepreneur Growth Capital, LLC
Dean I. Landis, President

King Trade Capital
Edward P. King, Founder & Managing Partner 

Sidley Austin LLP
James A. Snyder, Partner

Winstead PC
Nelson R. Block, Shareholder



William Brewer, Partner at Winston and Strawn, LLP
"Supporting the Foundation is our way to think collectively about the future, whether it is peer education or legislative issues that the Foundation is able to focus on."


David B. Kurzweil, Shareholder; Chair, Atlanta Restructuring & Bankruptcy Practice; Co-Chair, Financial Institutions Practice of Greenberg Traurig LLP
"We have to understand the effects of new laws, the implications of cross-border transactions, and we have to develop uniform laws across countries. The Foundation helps in all of these areas. That’s important. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t give."


Patrick Trammell, President & Founder of Southeastern Commercial Finance, LLC

"We’re very excited about the work that the Foundation does. The Foundation provides education, leadership opportunities, and professional growth for our young professionals."


C. Edward Dobbs, Partner at Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

"The Foundation is a way to give back to an industry that has really served us well – fed our families, helped our firms, and helped us grow."

Charles JohnsonEF

Charlie Johnson, Foundation Chairman, Secured Finance Foundation
"Education is one of the primary initiatives of Secured Finance Network. Through the Foundation, middle managers and senior leaders in our industry have contributed their time and talent and have devoted endless hours to developing and delivering content, as well as providing education for younger folks coming up in our industry"