Empowering small business growth
Changing how businesses access financing
Capital is the fuel that powers the business economy. But acquiring it can be challenging.
Our mission is to break down the barriers to financing. We provide the technology, people and guidance for business owners to apply for, compare and choose the best financing offers.
Because when businesses thrive, communities thrive.
Doing our part to unlock potential
Small- and medium-sized businesses are responsible for more than two-thirds of all jobs worldwide.
Therefore, we believe small businesses do not just contribute to the economy — they are the economy.
So, we’ve made it our mission to support entrepreneurs with the tools, business insights
and resources they need to put their ideas into practice.
Rhianna DeAngeloHR Operations Manager
As Fast Capital 360’s HR operations manager, Rhianna DeAngelo helps connect people and information across the organization. When it comes to individuals and businesses, there’s always something new to learn, and that’s what Rhianna enjoys most about her position. Outside of work, she’s a self-proclaimed nerd who loves painting, sculpting and spending time with her husband and pets.
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.
Jonathan RobertsonBusiness Advisor
Jon knows how challenging it can be to start and run a small business, so he loves to help small business owners get access to the capital they need to realize the fulfillment of their professional dreams. When not at work, Jon loves to read, learn random facts about history and spend time with his family.
Taylor CarlsonBusiness Advisor
As a people person, Taylor enjoys building lasting relationships with his clients. He aims to understand the unique needs of his accounts to identify the right funding opportunity for each business. When he’s not helping entrepreneurs acquire capital, Taylor enjoys skiing and other outdoor activities.
Alex ArroyoBusiness Advisor
A Business Advisor, Alex loves helping his clients grow by helping them acquire the working capital they need to improve and expand their businesses. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors — hiking, camping, mountain climbing, you name it. Alex also enjoys video editing and working on computers.
Sean RomeBusiness Advisor
Sean is an optimistic, responsible, social and devoted family man. When he’s not setting and exceeding professional and personal goals, he enjoys coin collecting, weight training and reading.
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 VakalisSenior Designer
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.
Erin RyanSocial Community Manager, Senior Writer and Editor
A prolific and versatile writer and editor, Erin crafts Fast Capital 360’s blog posts, guides, emails, social media copy and website content. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, yoga and riding around on her rusty but reliable beach cruiser, Old Faithful.
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.
Elise MooresDirector of Content
Elise is the director of content 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.
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