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.
Jay Atkins - President - Seacoast Business Funding, a division of Seacoast Bank - Boynton Beach, FL
Jay is a 30 year Commercial Finance Executive, holding titles as CEO or President within the Factoring industry for the last 20 years. Jay currently serves as President of Seacoast Business Funding.
Bud Crawford - CEO - Coeur Capital, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
Currently, Bud is a founder and managing partner of Coeur Capital, Inc. (“Coeur Capital"), a specialty finance company based out of Atlanta, GA. Coeur Capital provides factoring facilities and ledgered lines of credit ranging from $10,000 to $1,000,000. Prior to founding Coeur Capital, Bud was the CEO of PrimeArc Capital, LLC, which he helped grow into an Inc. 5000 list company. Bud was also an equity partner and COO at Libertas Financial Corporation ("Libertas") and helped successfully negotiate the sale of Libertas to a bank looking to grow their factoring portfolio. Bud has 12+ years of banking and factoring experience and has a strong understanding of the entrepreneurial components associated with starting your own factoring company. He graduated from Davidson College with a degree in economics and was a captain of the football team. Bud has been an active volunteer in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and coaching youth football at NYO Park. He lives in Atlanta with his wife (Natalie), son (Kelly), soon to be daughter (Lola) and German Shepherd (Kona).
Tania Daniel - Managing Director, Factoring - ENGS Commercial Capital - Birmingham, AL
Tania is the Managing Director of Engs Commercial Capital. Ms. Daniel has spent her career partnering with businesses to meet their working capital needs by providing cash flow solutions such as invoice factoring and other forms of asset based lending. Ms. Daniel brings 20 years’ experience in the Factoring space with Porter Capital Corp. and LSQ Funding Group, where she held various roles of increasing responsibility, and where she was instrumental in helping create Factoring platforms and growing them into market leaders. Ms. Daniel and the ENGS Factoring business are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Dean Landis – President - Entrepreneur Growth Capital - New York, NY
Dean represents the third generation of his family to own and manage a finance company. Dean has worked closely with hundreds of companies to provide working capital and other services. Dean joined his family business, United Credit Corp., in 1991 and started its invoice discounting division known as Patriot Funding. Dean sold United to Finova Capital in 1998 and led its Growth Finance Division. Two years later, Dean re-purchased the Company and renamed it Entrepreneur Growth Capital. Dean is also the Founder and CEO of Credit Cash LLC, a fast growing merchant advance company. Prior to entering commercial finance, Dean was an associate at Bear Stearns & Company and an analyst at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets. Dean received his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA from Duke University. Dean serves on the boards on various privately held businesses and on the board of trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance. Dean is also active in YPO.
Meg Roberson - Senior Vice President & National Sales Manager - Gulf Coast Business Credit - Austin, TX
With more than 16 years of sales management, syndications, commercial banking, factoring and asset-based lending experience, Meg understands how important relationships are. Meg manages a team of sales, underwriting and marketing leaders nationwide and is responsible for new, organic and acquisition originations as well as creating and maintaining a quality brand for Gulf Coast Business Credit. Through Meg’s tenure at GCBC, the portfolio has experienced tremendous growth that can be attributed to hard work, dedication to the marketplace and a loyal portfolio of clients and partners. Roberson serves as the President of the Central Texas Chapter for The Association for Corporate Growth, is actively involved in the International Factoring Association, the Secured Finance Network and is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
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.
Glen Shu - President, Specialty Finance Group - Heritage Bank of Commerce - San Jose, CA
Glen is President of Heritage Bank of Commerce's Specialty Finance Group, which includes factoring, asset based lending, and SBA business units. He also coninues to serve as President for Heritage's wholly owned subsidiary, Bay View Funding since April 2009 and Chief Operating Officer from October 2007. Prior to that, Glen served as Executive Vice President since October 2004, and Senior Vice President of underwriting and operations for the factoring division of Bay View Commercial Finance Group, from February 1998 to June 2002. Mr. Shu's background includes experience in asset based lending, while serving in various marketing, underwriting, and portfolio management roles with KBK Financial and Concord Growth Corporation from 1992 to 1998. Mr. Shu began his financial services career with San Francisco Federal in 1989 and has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. Mr. Shu is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.
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.
George Thorson - President & Chief Credit Officer, CAEF - Triumph Business Capital - Coppell, TX
George has more than 36 years of experience in commercial finance including factoring, asset based lending, business evaluations, loan work out and field auditing. Prior to joining Triumph Business Capital, George was a principal in Collateral Risk Management, Inc. and Credit Support International. George continues to serve as an industry expert and peer educator for the International Factoring Association and the National Association of Credit Managers. George received a B.S. in Accounting from St. Cloud State University, and is an IFA Certified Account Executive in Factoring (CAEF).
Debra Zukonik - Co-Founder & Chief Credit Officer - Dare Capital - Rockwall, TX
Debra Zukonik is a well-known and respected leader in factoring and asset-based lending, with over 30 years’ experience. Her risk-management expertise is unparalleled in the working capital industry. Prior to joining Dare Capital as Chief Credit Officer, she was the President and Partner of Vertex Financial, a leading Texas-based factor, from 2001 to 2017, and served as Chief Credit Officer of BAMFi from 2017 to 2019.