Empowering small business growth
You’ll soon discover that customer service, customer experience and company culture drive everything we do. And we've been living that truth since 2013, delivering happiness and business success to our customers, employees and partners.
More than 27,000 businesses have found us so fast, transparent and easy to use that we maintain one of the highest trust ratings in the industry.
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Hard work, innovation, collaboration and care drive us every day. These are the core values we live by. And we’re proud to be continually learning and growing.
Barry WeidnerOperations Manager
A true Renaissance man, Barry is the company’s administrative generalist supporting the team. Prior to working with Fast Capital 360, Barry co-owned a wholesale housewares business with his wife of 50 years and worked with mainframe computers the size of bedrooms in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He’s also a combat veteran, having served in Vietnam. He’s a proud grandfather to 7 children, ranging in age from 2 to almost 18, and 3 adult children. Fun fact about Barry: he’s a fan of open wheel auto racing and has been to the Indy 500 several times, even raced cars himself in the ‘50s.
Barbara WeidnerChief Executive Officer
Barb is the co-founder and CEO of Fast Capital 360. Prior to entering the FinTech space, Barb was the chief credit officer for a mid-sized mortgage bank based in NY. She is passionate about simplifying the lives of small business owners and empowering them with the resources they need to thrive. Outside of work, Barb enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband and giving back to the community.
Amber ThomasFunding Administrator
As a funding administrator, Amber’s all about going the extra mile for clients and assisting the sales team as needed. She reviews applicant qualifications, coordinates with underwriting and clients to ensure all documents are received, manages contracts and keeps the lines of communication flowing along the way. In her spare time, she hits the trails with her husband and pup, spends quality time with family and enjoys yoga, cooking and hosting.
Justin LeskoHead Funding Administrator
Justin handles loan underwriting and operates as an intermediary between clients and lending partners. When he’s not working as our head funding administrator, he’s busy being “Daddy” to daughter Nora. He also enjoys playing hockey and practicing and training students on the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Ryan HalesTechnical Associate
Ryan is Fast Capital 360’s technical associate. When he’s not helping staff technical issues and tinkering with technology, he enjoys creating video content, playing video games and watching hockey. Little known fact about Ryan: he’s an Eagle Scout.
Siva MagapuSalesforce Developer
Siva is our resident 6x Certified Salesforce architect and Salesforce.com consultant with a demonstrated history of success in the information technology and services industry. He’s also skilled in Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Community Cloud, Apex, Visualforce, Web services, SOAP/REST APIs, integrations and customer relationship management (CRM). When Siva’s ready to call it a day, he enjoys cooking and traveling.
Jeff LeskoBusiness Advisor
Ask Jeff what he loves most about his work, and he’ll tell you his clients. He’s a natural relationship builder, working closely with his accounts to solve problems and uncover needs. For fun, he plays hockey, football and video games. But what he loves most is spending time with his wife, daughter and pets.
Mark LauerBusiness Advisor
Mark Lauer has been a Business Advisor at Fast Capital 360 since the very beginning. He’s helped thousands of businesses reach their potential, grow and thrive, forging strong relationships along the way. In his free time, Mark enjoys jamming on the guitar with his band, Stems and Seeds. Interesting fact: he comes from a long line of musicians, including his grandfather, a famous cellist.
Ryan HollingsworthBusiness Advisor
As a Fast Capital 360 Business Advisor, Ryan has helped hundreds of business owners find the right funding solutions to grow and succeed. In his free time, Ryan golfs, attends Eagles games and spends time with his two boys.
Eric OrtliebBusiness Advisor
Eric Ortlieb has been a Business Advisor with Fast Capital 360 from the start and has helped thousands of small businesses grow with creative, fast and flexible funding options. His focus is on helping business owners achieve healthy returns on investments, improve profit margins and grow their revenue. Outside of work, Eric enjoys the beach, playing guitar and traveling. He also likes playing and watching hockey and volunteers teaching inner-city kids how to play ice hockey.
Ryan StoopsSales Team Lead
Honesty, accountability and good energy are what Ryan’s all about. He’s known for getting to the bottom of his clients’ needs and proposing the right financing solutions for them. Outside of work, Ryan dominates ping pong tables, spends time with his wife and roots for his favorite sports teams.
Sophie excels at creating engaging visuals that complement our content. Just head to our blog section and take a look. Her work speaks for itself. She’s also the epitome of a team player, whether she’s collaborating with fellow designers, programmers or writers. When she’s not churning out designs, she’s traveling, exploring trails or working on her cooking skills.
Kate is the artist behind our logo design, multimedia graphics and website illustrations. When she’s not creating eye-catching visuals, you can find her painting, drawing or baking. She’s also an accomplished studio violinist. You can hear Kate’s works on several video games, most notably as a featured violinist on the Walking Dead.
Kevin DonahueDesign Director
Kevin is our head of design and the brains behind our website and social media branding. In collaboration with our team of designers, he strategizes and executes fresh and engaging creatives. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the banjo and working on his startup.
Roie RaitsesChief Marketing Officer
Roie is the co-founder and CMO of Fast Capital 360. His passion for small businesses developed in his previous role as the vice president of a wealth management firm. That’s where Roie’s mission was born: to create a simpler, easier method for business owners to find the resources they need to grow. In his free time, Roie enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Edlyn CollantoSEO Specialist
Edlyn Collanto is an SEO specialist at Fast Capital 360. She helps our content climb the search-engine ranks through meticulous keyword and topic research. When she’s not parsing through data, you can find her planning her next trip over coffee, playing Jenga with her 3 boys or enjoying the great outdoors with her 4 dogs.
Ann CornellContent Editor
Ann works to ensure Fast Capital 360’s blog content provides accurate and updated information to address your small business questions. During her extensive background in journalism, she’s tackled various jobs — writing, editing and taking photos — and has served as the top editor for area publications. In her off-hours, she likes to practice yoga, bike, dance badly to her playlist and strum her ukulele.
Erin RyanSenior Writer/Editor
A prolific and versatile writer and editor, Erin crafts Fast Capital 360’s blog posts, guides, e-mails and website copy. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, yoga and riding around on her rusty but reliable beach cruiser, Old Faithful.
Mike LucasSenior Editor
Mike is our resident editor and a master of all things grammar and syntax. He honed his skills as a copy editor for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, for 19 years. When he’s not sharpening copy, he’s drawing editorial cartoons for a chain of Oregon newspapers (go Ducks). He’s also an avid hiker, CrossFit enthusiast and keeper of Ringo, a spirited beagle.
Mike McLeodSEO Associate
Mike is our SEO associate. He’s passionate about helping small business owners find the financial and strategic tools they need to realize the American dream. When he’s not optimizing compelling content and performing keyword research, he’s on a quest to find the perfect burger.
Elise MooresManaging Editor
Elise is the managing editor at Fast Capital 360, reporting on all things small business. She distills complex topics into consumable bites of information to help business owners make better decisions. Little known fact about Elise: She minored in art, and when she’s not busy being a mom, she enjoys painting and drawing.