Canadian Funders Association Announce Paul Pitcher as 2019 Leaders in Funding Award, presented by BMO Financial Group.November 11, 2019 8:10 pm Leave your thoughts
Canadian Funders Association (CLA), the voice of the innovative business and consumer funding industry, announces the Top 25 Funders of 2019.
“In partnership with BMO, we are excited to continue to celebrate innovation and leadership in Canada’s funding sector,” says Gary Schwartz, President of the CLA. “Today we announce the 25 individuals and 25 companies that have been nominated by their peers and selected by an expert committee.”
One individual and one company will be announced as the category winner at the CLA’s upcoming Canadian Funders Summit on November 20th at MaRS, Toronto. The 2019 Tiffany & Co crystal awards will be presented by BMO.
“We are proud to sponsor this year’s funders award that recognizes the world-class achievements of Canadian executives and companies and celebrates a commitment to ethical values, innovation, and leadership in 2019,” said Christine Cooper, Co-Head, Canadian Commercial Banking at BMO Financial Group.
Winners must act in accordance with the values and goals of the CLA as we work to advance the growth of all aspects of Canada’s funding ecosystem including policy, advocacy, standards, innovation, and the adherence to and promotion of best practices as well as commitment to safe and ethical funding standards.
2019 Top Executives in Funding are:
Paul Pitcher, CEO, SharpShooter Funding© – sharpshooterfunding.com
Kevin Clark, President, Lendified – www.lendified.com
David Gens, CEO, Merchant Growth – www.merchantadvance.com
Jason Mullins, CEO, goeasy –www.goeasy.com
Mark Ruddock, CEO, BFS Capital – bfscapital.com
Steven Uster, CEO, FundThrough – www.fundthrough.com
Neil Wechsler, CEO, Ondeck Canada –www.ondeck.ca
Michael Wendland, CEO, Refresh – refreshfinancial.ca
The CLA supports the growth of companies that are in the business of funding, or providing other means of credit, to small businesses and individuals by non-conventional or innovative means to exchange ideas and explore ways of improving the sector; encourage principled and professional practices by Innovative Funders; educate the public at large about Innovative Funding; encourage individual potential borrowers to be informed about the appropriateness of Innovative Funding to the borrowers’ circumstances; and to advocate on behalf of, and represent the interests of Innovative Funders..
The CLA promotes transparency and fosters responsible and ethical funding practices. The association supports innovative funding nationally including the technology & business processes that are transforming our financing industry.
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