The IFA Advisory Board Members serve a two-year term and assist the IFA in broadening the public understanding of the uses and benefits of factoring and help to both design training programs and foster new ideas to benefit its member organizations.
Alan Eliasof - Chief Executive Officer - Prestige Capital Finance, LLC - Fort Lee, NJ
Alan Eliasof, CPA, is Chief Executive Officer of Prestige Capital. With 25 years in the factoring industry, Alan is responsible for the finance, operations, and credit functions of Prestige Capital. Before joining the company, he held senior executive finance and accounting positions with private companies and public accounting firms. Alan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Kimberly Fisk - EVP, Operations - Triumph - Coppell, TX
Kim Fisk is the Executive Vice President of Operations of Triumph Financial Services LLC (Triumph), a division of Triumph Financial, Inc. (TFIN). TFIN is a financial holding company focused on payments, factoring and banking. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, its diversified portfolio of brands includes TriumphPay, Triumph and TBK Bank. www.tfin.com. The Triumph brand provides insurance, equipment finance, and ABL solutions. Kim’s career in factoring started in the general space in 2004 focused on the underwriting side of the business. In 2012, she moved to Triumph to manager their underwriting department and grew her experience in various aspect of the business from debtor credit, collection, and now managing the operations team in Coppell, Texas, San Diego, California and Oak Brook, Chicago. Kim is also a member of Women in Trucking Association.
Lori Gustaf - President - FirstLine Funding Group - Madison, SD
Lori Gustaf is President of FirstLine Funding Group (FFG). FFG is a Division of First Bank & Trust (FBT) and one of South Dakota’s largest privately-held holding companies – Fishback Financial Corporation – which dates back more than 140 years and currently has locations in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. While FFG primarily services customers nation-wide in the transportation industry it also provides accounts receivable finance in general business ventures. FFG also offers equipment financing solutions as well as revolving lines of credit and a variety of treasury services through FBT. Ms. Gustaf has over 35 years of experience in the transportation industry and more than 20 years in commercial finance. Ms. Gustaf is an active member of the International Factoring Association, having served on the Advisory Board from 2007-2009, as well as leading and/or participating in multiple training classes and seminars. Ms. Gustaf participates in Women in Trucking Association, NACM/TRMG, and has served several executive committee posts on the local United Way chapter board since 2010.
Kevin Laborde - CEO - Cash Flow Resources, LLC - New Orleans, LA
Kevin Laborde is a native of central Louisiana earning his bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and MBA from Louisiana State University. Over the following 25 years, Kevin held numerous business development, credit, and managerial banking positions— the last 14 of which with Bank One in Louisiana (now JP Morgan Chase) where he worked with clients of all sizes. His true passion is looking out for the small guys – which is why, in 2003, he founded Cash Flow Resources. Committed to teaching and mentoring, Kevin served as an adjunct faculty member in the finance department of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he taught a course in commercial banking for 10 years. Kevin was board president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana in 1999 and 2000 and the 2010-11 president of the Rotary Club of New Orleans. He chaired the southeast Louisiana interviewing committee for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgetown University from 1994 to 2015, where he still remains an emeritus board member. Kevin was board president for the Louisiana Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association from 2015 through 2017 and joined the Greater New Orleans Executive Association in 2014 where he has served as president and board member. An avid music lover, Kevin sang with the Georgetown Chimes during his undergraduate days. Today he is more about listening to music, roasting pigs, and cooking in general.
Gail Reints-Pratl - President - Sky Business Credit, LLC - Downers Grove, IL
Gail Reints-Pratl is the founder and president of Sky Business Credit, LLC, a factoring company committed to supporting small businesses with funding needs up to $2 million. With 25 years of factoring industry experience, Gail is an expert at structuring factoring lines for small businesses in all industries. She believes factoring should be viewed more as a cash-flow tool than a business loan, and small businesses can grow very quickly by using a factoring company for immediate access to the cash in their invoices and credit and A/R management. Gail has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from DePaul University. Prior to founding Sky Business Credit in 2010, Gail oversaw the Midwest region for an international account receivables financing company. In addition, having been a subject matter expert for the IFA account executive certification program, she is enthusiastic about the ongoing education of her team at Sky and those in the factoring community. Just because someone has a specific role within a factoring company does not mean they shouldn’t learn every other role and everything they can about factoring. The more they learn and understand about all aspects of factoring, from sales, underwriting to workouts, the stronger they will be for the company.
Oscar Rombolà - Managing Director - eCapital Corp. - Toronto, ON, Canada
Oscar is an experienced financial executive and advocate of invoice factoring services for over 22 years. His expertise places him as a leading consultant and recognized authoritative voice within the factoring industry. He is the current President and Founder of the IFA Canadian Chapter. Oscar has held several executive positions at factoring and financial companies in the past. As a co-founding partner of ITC Invoice to Cash, Inc. he again served as Vice President of Business Development for over eight years. Oscar’s current role is to grow and develop strategic relationships for eCapital’s Freight Factoring Division. He is a graduate of York University and Laval University and, he also, holds Financial Advisor designations from Ontario.
Greg Salomon - President - Oxygen Funding - San Diego, CA
Greg Salomon started at Oxygen Funding in 2020. Before joining the Oxygen Funding team, he was part owner and the Executive Vice President at Primary Funding, where he managed Sales and Marketing. At Primary Funding, Greg led the sales team and generated the highest volume of sales for Primary Funding. Greg’s entire 25-year career has been in the non-Prime Lending space, predominantly with publicly traded companies and well-established Factoring Companies. Throughout his career, he has generated hundreds of millions in revenue for these organizations. Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Management and a minor in communication from Fresno State.
Loren Shifrin - Founder & CEO - REV Capital - Ontario, Canada
Loren Shifrin is the Founder and CEO of REV Capital (formerly Revolution Capital). He is a highly ambitious young entrepreneur with fifteen years of experience building brands and growing portfolios in the factoring industry. Loren is also the Founder and CEO of REV Tech, a fintech on a mission to democratize the transportation industry’s access to resources.
Neely Thomas - Director - Love's Financial Services - Oklahoma City, OK
Neely Campbell Thomas is the Director of Love’s Financial, the transportation factoring company of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores. Love’s Financial combines customizable factoring solutions with any number of services at Love’s nationwide network of travel stops, such as fuel discounts, credit lines on Love’s Express Billing card, Love’s Truck Tire Care and Speedco, Emergency Roadside Service, light mechanical services, and lube and preventative maintenance. Neely has 10 years of experience in the transportation factoring industry. Before starting her factoring career, Neely was a litigation attorney in Memphis, Tennessee. Neely is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.