Foundation’s 2020 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 Benefactor: $5,000

Jennifer Lickteig,
TBS Factoring Service, LLC, SFNet Executive Committee

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

William D. Brewer,
Winston & Strawn LLP, Secured Finance Foundation Board Member

Paul Cronin, Santander Bank

John M. DePledge,
SFNet Management Committee

David Grende, 
Siena Lending Group, SFNet Executive Committee

Jeffrey Goldrich, 
North Mill Capital, SFNet Management Committee

Richard Gumbrecht,
Secured Finance Network

Jonathan N. Helfat,
Otterbourg P.C. SFNet Management Committee

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

Joesph Lehrer, Citibank, N.A.

Bethani R. Oppenheimer,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Secured Finance Foundation Development Committee Chair

Jennifer Palmer, Gerber Finance, Inc.

Andrea Petro, Waterfall Asset Management

Howard A. Rein, CPA, CFE

Peter York, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
SFNet Management Committee

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

Paul DeDomenico, InterNex Capital

Beatriz (Betty) Hernandez, North Mill Capital LLC

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

Michael D. Sharkey, Fifth Third Business Capital

Member of the Foundation: up to $1,499

Stephen L. Bakke

William Bence, Wingspire Capital

Barry Bobrow, Wells Fargo Capital Finance 

Alexandra Clark, Winston & Strawn LLP

Michael Coiley, CIT

Phil Coffin, Coffin & Associates

Paula Currie, PNC Business Credit

Paul B. Cronin, Santander Bank, N.A.

Scott Diehl

Benjamin Gent, CFA, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Steven Gold, Allied Financial Corporation

Melissa Jaskolka, Poyner Spruill LLP

Stephen P. Johnson, J D Factors LLC

Lawrence E Klaff, First Eagle Alternative Credit, LLC

Morten Kucey, Secured Finance Network

David W. Morse, Otterbourg P.C.

Robert Katz, EisnerAmper LLP

Robert Meyers, Republic Business Credit

Robert Sandler, RSS Robert s Sandler LLC

Jason Schumacher, Leumi Business Credit, a division of Bank Leumi USA

Greg Slowik, Secured Finance Network

Richard L. Solar, Solar

Irwin Teich


Corporate Supporters: 

Platinum Level: $20,000-$24,999

Goldberg Kohn Ltd.,
Richard M. Kohn

Greenberg Traurig, LLP,
David B. Kurzweil

Otterbourg P.C.,
David W. Morse, Jonathan N. Helfat

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

Holland & Knight LLP,
James C. Chadwick

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

McGuireWoods LLP,
Wade M. Kennedy

Winston & Strawn LLP,
William D. Brewer

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

Anthony R. Callobre

TBS Factoring Service, LLC,
Jennifer Lickteig

Bronze Member $5,000-$7,499

Blank Rome LLP,
Lawrence F. Flick, II

Choate Hall & Stewart LLP,
John Ventola

CIT Northbridge Credit, 
Marc J. Heller

Duane Morris LLP,
James J. Holman

eCapital Commercial Finance, 
David Ciccolo

McMillan LLP,
Jeff Rogers


Benefactor Member $2,500 - $4,999

Accord Financial Inc.,
Terry M. Keating

Baker A. Smith

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP,
Jennifer B. Ezring

Cost Reduction Solutions,
Denise Albanese

Fifth Third Business Capital,
William A. Stapel

FTI Consulting,
Sean Harding

Hilco Global,
Gary C. Epstein

Leumi Business Credit,
John DePledge

Andrea Pipitone Beirne

MidCap Business Credit, LLC,
Steven Samson

North Mill Capital LLC,
Jeffrey K. Goldrich

People's United Business Capital,
Kathleen Z. Lepak

Phoenix Management Services,
Michael E. Jacoby

Regions Business Capital,
Tim Eichenlaub

SFNet Southern California Chapter

SFNet Tampa Bay Chapter,
Lori Rodriguez

SG Credit Partners,
Marc Cole

Webster Business Credit Corp.,
Warren K. Mino

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC,
Thomas K. Otte

Patron Level: $1000-$2,499

12five Capital, LLC,
Ryan Jaskiewicz

1STWEST Background Due Diligence,
Suzanne Bury

Amerisource Business Capital,
D. Michael Monk

AeroFund Financial, Inc.,
Stephen K. Troy

Atlantic RMS,
Richard Hawkins

BDC Capital Corporation,
Kenneth J Smith

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC,
William H. Schorling

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP,
Jennifer Ezring

Clear Thinking Group,
Stuart Kessler

Commercial Finance Partners,
Darren Palestine

Downtown Capital Partners,
Gary Katz

EisnerAmper LLP,
Robert Katz

ENGS Commercial Capital, LLC,
Tania Daniel

Entrepreneur Growth Capital, LLC,
Dean I. Landis

Focus Management Group,
J. Tim Pruban

Franklin Capital Network,
Gary Edidin

Gordon Brothers,
Frank Grimaldi

Hovde Group, LLC,
Tim Stute

InterNex Capital,
Paul DeDomenico

J D Factors LLC,
Stephen P. Johnson

King Trade Capital,
Edward King

Loeb & Loeb LLP,
Miriam Cohen

Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP,
Marc Hamroff

Renasant Business Credit,
Michael P. Knuckles

SFNet Southwest Chapter

SFNet Atlanta Chapter

Siena Lending Group LLC,
David Grende

TD Bank,
Joseph F. Nemia

TradeCap Partners,
Bryan Ballowe


Member up to $999

The Alta Group / Independent Equipment Company,
Carl C. Chrappa

Bluewater Transaction Advisors,
Robert W. Bowles

Magnolia Financial, Inc.,
Marc Smith




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"