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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.

35,000+ Businesses trust us

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.

Our Team

Operations

Rhianna DeAngelo

Rhianna DeAngelo

Human Resources Admin

As Fast Capital 360’s human resources administrator, 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 Weidner

Operations 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 Weidner

Chief 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 Thomas

Funding 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 Lesko

Head 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.

Technology

Ryan Hales

Technical 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 Magapu

Salesforce 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.

Sales

David Song

David Song

Business Advisor

For David, the secret to his happiness is helping others. And that’s why, in part, he does what he does. As a Business Advisor, he helps clients achieve their short- and long-term goals with access to business capital.

Jonathan Robertson

Jonathan Robertson

Business Advisor

When asked what he loves most about his role, Jonathan explained that for him, it’s all about advocating for the small business owner. Funding is necessary for growth but not always accessible through conventional means. So he works hard in helping his clients find the capital they need to prosper and grow. When he’s not uncovering financing opportunities, you can find him in a museum taking in the fine art. Jonathan is also an avid video gamer and movie buff and is happiest when in the company of his girlfriend and two cats.

Jeff Lesko

Business 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 Lauer

Business 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 Hollingsworth

Business 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 Ortlieb

Business 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 Stoops

Sales 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.

Marketing

Jonalyn Natividad

Jonalyn Natividad

Outreach Manager

Jonalyn makes complicated things simple, fun and interesting by fostering learning from each opportunity. She likes meeting new people and building meaningful relationships with high-caliber sites. When she is not working, she loves traveling, video editing and spending time with her child and 2 adorable dogs.

Sophie Vakalis

Senior 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.

Kate Miterko

Senior Designer

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.

Roie Raitses

Chief 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.

Content

Edlyn Collanto

Edlyn Collanto

SEO 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 Cornell

Ann Cornell

Content 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 Ryan

Social Community Manager, Senior Writer and Editor

A prolific and versatile writer and editor, Erin crafts Fast Capital 360’s blog posts, guides, e-mails, 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.

Mike Lucas

Senior 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 Team Member

Mike McLeod

Senior SEO Specialist

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 Moores

Managing 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.

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