Nick is a managing partner who joined 4 Pillar Funding in 2019. With over 10 years of experience in the finance and alternative lending industry, he has strong ability to understand business needs and translate them to operational solutions. Since joining 4 Pillar, he has streamlined many operational processes focusing on portfolio management and the evaluation of new investment opportunities.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a bachelors in Business Administration and a focus in Finance. Ryan has 8 years of finance experience. He first got his industry experience at Fora Financial, an industry leader before joining the international consulting company, Michael Page. Ryan is also a member of the Forbes Business Council. Ryan is passionate about entrepreneurship, finance and all things marketing. In his freetime you can find him snowboarding or going viral from epic wakeboarding fails. Ask him to send you the video for a good laugh!
Sean is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a bachelors in Business Administration and a focus in Finance. Sean first used his analytical skillset as a professional poker player before joining the formal finance world. When Sean is not in this office you can be sure to find him on the golf course or spending time with his 3 kids.
Travis has been with 4 Pillar Funding for a little over a year now, and joined the team fresh out of his MBA graduate program at RIT. Travis was born and raised in Upstate New York and has spent his life exploring the Adirondack Mountain Range and partaking in various outdoor activities. The activities that take up most of his time are hiking, snowboarding, and kayaking. Since joining the team Travis has seen first hand what this industry is like post-COVID and the hardships small businesses have been facing as of late. It is his goal to fully understand the hardships of our clients and the help that we can provide them in a timely manner.
Alexis was raised in Upstate NY and graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science & Government. Prior to joining our team, Alexis has experience in governmental, legislative & legal services. Alexis recently discovered her newfound passion in the world of finance, through 4 Pillar's niche of small business consulting. Aside from her time spent working, Alexis enjoys travelling, socializing, and spending time with her Golden Retriever.
Alex Hoppe, Account Executive
Alex was born and raised in upstate NY and attended Niskayuna Highschool where he graduated in 2009. He then attended Suny Albany and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Economics. After graduating he then pursued his passion for business with joining the fast growing telecommunication company Charter Spectrum where he was a Business Account Rep for over 5 years. Through his time there he managed multiple facets of the business development process where implemented new sales process techniques and helped train new and developing sales reps to further their career skills. Alex currently resides in Saratoga Springs NY, where he enjoys the endless opportunities that Saratoga has to offer. His passions are physical fitness training and playing pick-up soccer. Alex believes the physical fitness training has helped in developing him into an overall better career leader due to the endless pursuit of making and completing goals.
Rob Catanzarita, Account Executive
Rob grew up here in Saratoga Springs and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Throughout college Rob worked for one of the biggest commercial and residential builders in Saratoga. Upon graduating, he decided to start his own small contracting company building rustic homes in the Adirondack Mountains which led to getting subcontracted onto some very fun and challenging projects. Although Rob still has a love for building, he always had an interest in finance and decided to work for Ryan, Sean and Nick at 4 Pillar to learn the industry and gain additional business insights, and to help businesses across the country with their funding needs.
TOm Catanzarita, Account Executive
Gaining an interest and understanding of Business Finance during college, Thomas started his journey away from Construction work and made his way into the business world after graduation to further engross his significance in the financing industry. With his love for the Adirondacks, he found a perfect fit with 4 Pillar Funding. Furthering his attentiveness in the financing atmosphere while staying close to the mountains he grew up hiking.
Bella Nelson, Account Executive
A fun loving member of our team was raised in upstate New York and graduated from the University at Albany with a degree in Communications. Prior to joining our team, she was working at Albany Medical Center Hospital in pursuit of a new career path in the medical field. Although Bella plans to go back to the medical field, she decided to try something new and explore the world of finance. Aside from her time spent working, she has a passion for the Arts, socializing, and spending time in nature. She looks forward to growing alongside 4 Pillar Funding.
Aleksandr grew up in the final frontier of Alaska. Graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Previously working as a financial technician. With an interest in New York finance, Aleksandr moved to the Capital Region to pursue that career field. When he is not at the office, he's either playing hockey or watching the WRC.
Lexy, Account Executive and sweet and bubbly member of our team, was born and raised in Upstate NY. She graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Marketing and chose 4 Pillar Funding to start her career in the world of finance. She has a passion for traveling around the world and loves spending time with her Boston Terrier, Boston.
Alexandria Smith, Operations Manager
Alexandria joined 4 Pillar Funding in September of 2021 as a Sales Operations Manager. After living all over the country and attending ten different high schools. Having returned to Saratoga Springs, one of her more favored places to reside, she studied Bio-Chem & earned her degree. In addition to her career, she enjoys being outdoors, reading, learning new things, and adding to her hobbies. Despite doing a complete 180 in her career field, Alex is excited to watch and grow with 4 Pillar Funding.