Advisory Board

Our 2023 Advisory Board

Meet our Advisory Board Members

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Advisory Board Member

Andrew Whitmire

Andrew Whitmire serves as the Broker Sales Manager at Lima One Capital, leading the team’s onboarding, referring, and partnering of investors and mortgage brokers in the private lending space. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, he worked in financial services driving call center activity and in promotional sales for a talent acquisition firm.

Whitmire earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Furman University where he helped the admissions department pilot CliftonStrengths Assessment through Gallup research with incoming student groups—an initiative that is now part of a campus-wide introduction to the college experience.

Advisory Board Member

Joe Camberato

Joe Camberato is the CEO and founder of National Business Capital – the leading fintech marketplace, helping entrepreneurs access competitive financing fast through an easy-to-use online platform and experienced team.

From SBA loans to lines of credit, equipment financing, and more, Joe and his team have completed tens of thousands of transactions and helped clients secure over $2 billion in funding since 2007, helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential and outpace their competition.

Joe knows entrepreneurs because he is an entrepreneur. He started National Business Capital after realizing how challenging it is for business owners to access the funding they need to grow. With a strong vision, determination, and passionate leadership, Joe grew his firm from his spare bedroom to an all-star team that’s earned #1 top workplace on Long Island 4 years in a row – all without one dollar of private equity.

Today, Joe is frequently mentioned in Forbes, NASDAQ, Business Insider, and Entrepreneur magazine. He is recognized as a national thought leader in business growth and is consistently ranked among top business leaders.

You can follow his passion on Youtube or LinkedIn at Grow By Joe, where he offers insider advice to help other entrepreneurs grow and scale fast.

Advisory Board Member

Shane Brandt

Shane Brandt is the founder and CEO of Aspen Commercial Lending. With a 20+ year background in sales, real estate and financial services, he finds that he is able to work with clients with all types of backgrounds and business needs. Too many good businesses struggle to get the financing they need. Shane tirelessly works to quickly find those solutions through his many trusted lending partnerships.

Aspen Commercial Lending

No two businesses are exactly alike and should not be treated as such. We believe your business deserves tailored commercial lending plans and business loans to help you reach your goals. To do that, our experts analyze your financial situation and consult with you about the products that may be best suited to your needs. Aspen Commercial Lending specializes in Government Guaranteed Loans (SBA 7(a), SBA 504, USDA) and Commercial Real Estate transactions.

Advisory Board Member

Connor Hibbs

Connor Hibbs, Business Development Coordinator at RCN Capital, specializes in building and maintaining customer relationships, educating potential clients on RCN Capital’s diverse product line and the problems RCN can solve, and promoting best practices to upcoming brokers.

Connor’s mission at RCN Capital has been to promote the reputation of RCN Capital and educate potential brokers and clients about the opportunities in residential investment properties. You can find Connor at tradeshows and mortgage expos around the country or speaking in broker training courses or hosting Webinars on various aspects of the residential investment process.

RCN Capital® is a nationwide, private direct lender. Established in 2010, we provide short-term fix & flip financing and long-term rental financing for real estate investors. Our loans, often called hard money loans, can be used for the purchase or refinance of non-owner occupied residential & commercial properties, financing of renovation projects, and bridge funding. RCN Capital lends to real estate professionals, commercial contractors, developers & small business owners throughout the country.

Advisory Board Member

Jared Weitz

Jared Weitz is the CEO and founder of United Capital Source (UCS), one of the fastest-growing business financing brokerages in the nation. Jared entered the finance world as an underwriter and quickly grew in the ranks. Once joining the business financing industry, he knew he’d found his calling. Jared believes every company deserves the opportunity to expand to its highest potential, and he is committed to supporting that cause.

In 2011 UCS was founded, a technology-enabled sales and marketing engine responsible for facilitating over 1.2 billion dollars to over 28,000 businesses nationwide. Through this work, Jared won the National Commercial Loan Broker of the year award in 2019, and UCS has been listed on the Inc5000 list twice in 2015 and 2017. In 2022, UCS expanded its physical office presence to south Floridalin.

Integrity comes first for Jared and is the root of his dedication to providing honest and straightforward services. More than a decade later, the culture built within the firm has helped to retain his original management team. When it comes to hiring talent, youth is not a liability for Jared, and he invests as much in his employee’s career growth as he does his business.

Through his years as a business owner, Jared gained a great deal of knowledge that he is committed to sharing with young entrepreneurs and business owners. Jared has since been featured in many publications, including Forbes and Inc, providing financial and business advice. Jared is also the Broker Council Chairman for the Small Business Finance Association (SBFA), a non-profit dedicated to ensuring small businesses have access to the capital needed to grow and strengthen the economy, and site on the Advisory Board of the NACLB. Every month, he donates a portion of all proceeds from his company to charities doing meaningful work locally on Long Island and worldwide.

Jared lives on Long Island with his wife Allison and their 5-year-old son Maxwell.

Advisory Board Member

Kaitlyn Crowder

Kaitlyn Crowder joined North Avenue Capital (NAC) in May 2018, and is now NAC’s Vice President and Marketing Director. In 2022, Kaitlyn was named to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List. She specializes in marketing research, digital marketing strategy, branding, content writing, social media, and more. Her creative nature brings a breath of fresh air to a variety of operational areas within NAC. Kaitlyn has historically managed more than 200 clients all around the country and in the Caribbean Islands. She is trained in many facets of marketing including website development, SEO research, PPC management, Salesforce Admin, and much more.

Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Kaitlyn is an active member of the Digital Marketing Advisory Board for the University of South Florida, on the Board of Advisors for Best Buddies – North Florida, National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers Advisory Board member, and lastly, a member of the Advisory Council for The Human Collective. 

Advisory Board Member

Tyler Deters

Tyler founded Paradigm Equipment Finance in 2011 with the goal of helping those that struggled to get financing for their business at traditional institutions.  He has been in the lending industry for over 20 years as a commercial and residential lender. Prior to founding the company, he worked in Utah and Arizona as a commercial lender for a large regional bank. He is an experienced lender in commercial real estate, SBA, equipment, accounts receivable, and hard money.  In his current role at Paradigm, he has raised equity and debt funds in excess of $90 million.  He has grown Paradigm into one of the premier equipment lenders in its space.

He has a passion for golfing and spending time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys attending football games for his Alma Mater, the University of Utah along with serving within his community.

Advisory Board Member

Scott Wright

Scott Wright is the president of Liberty Commercial Capital and has been a leader in the Finance industry for over 25 years. His philosophy about commercial finance planning starts by taking the time to get to know his clients and understand their needs. With his top notch team of experienced financial professionals and his affiliation with the world’s top financial institutions he is able to solve some of the most complex commercial finance issues. As a direct conduit lender he can offer the most competitive pricing and flexibility in the commercial and business loan market. As a result, Scott has an unblemished reputation as a trusted advisor that produces results.

In 2005 he was designated as a Master Financial Professional (MFP) by the American Academy of Financial Management (AAFM) and began his career by earning his BSBA majoring in finance from The Ohio State University in 1989. His resume includes management and executive level positions at American General, Banc One Financial Services and MidAm Financial Services / Sky Financial. Scott has been an independent mortgage finance advisor since 1999 as President of Liberty Financial and currently in his role at Liberty Commercial Capital.  Most recently, he received the Most Creative deal award at the 2018 National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers (NACLB) annual conference for 2018.

Advisory Board Member

Bill Canny

Bill Canny is the President and co-founder of Masters Commercial Capital Group. He brings 30+ years of sales and marketing experience and alongside his business partner, Jared Klock, prides himself on helping clients fund diverse financial needs. They believe networking and determination are what create paths to funding deals and Bill credits the entire CCTG organization with finding early success. That feeling of helping clients fund their commercial endeavors is what pushes Bill to get creative and non-traditional. To him, building trust and taking time to get to know people are also top priorities. Bill is the husband to Patty, a middle school math teacher in Connecticut, and the father to 4 children. Parenting, coupled with his business experiences, has taught him to stand by the motto of “don’t worry about what you don’t know.” This philosophy has led Bill to be a perpetual learner and to always strive to gain new knowledge and solutions. Learning along the way is crucial, as he knows that you get out of it what you put in. Bill’s faith in Jesus Christ and nurturing of his children, the oldest with special needs, has given Bill immense perspective and endless gratitude. He enjoys drives to sporting events, catches in the backyard, showing how to fix things, cooking, hiking, golfing, meeting with clients, and trying to keep a healthy balance in his life.

Advisory Board Member

Dana Georgiou

Executive Vice President of Lending

Foundation CREF

Dana is a seasoned mortgage professional with nearly 30 years of mortgage lending experience that spans roles as a senior/executive manager in sales, marketing and lending operations for the last 15 years.  Her expertise includes development of high performing teams, creating sales growth and strategy, perfecting and implementing solutions to streamline new loan production, new program and product development as well as managing large scale mortgage operations. She has a deep background in mortgage consulting which includes compliance, end to end business reviews and development of targeted and strategic work effort plans.  She has worked in all channels of the mortgage business with the last few years focused on the Private Lending/Business Purpose Entity lending space.

Her proven track record is unique in it covers operations, credit/risk and sales and marketing.  She is an avid speaker/presenter at numerous mortgage industry events and believes in deep advocacy for education in the mortgage lending space.  Dana is a published author, with some of her most recent articles appearing in Mortgage Women Magazine and Deal Maker Magazine.  She is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity in her local area as a financial counselor helping families achieve their dream of homeownership and lives in the East Texas area on a small ranch with her husband Sean, their two Labradors and numerous other ranch animals.

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