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!
Nick is a leader in the industry 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.
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 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 3 years 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.
As the Senior Vice President with a steadfast entrepreneurial mindset, I bring a wealth of strategic vision and business acumen to my role. My journey began at Southern New Hampshire University, where I earned my master's degree in Business Analytics, all while honing my leadership skills as a three-year captain of the Division 2 Men's Lacrosse team. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to success, I'm dedicated to driving growth and excellence in every aspect of my career.
Alex Hoppe, Senior Vice President
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, Senior 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, Senior Account Executive
Tom is a passionate advocate for businesses seeking the capital they need to thrive and grow. With a deep-rooted love for the Adirondack Mountains, he is dedicated to bridging the financial gap and ensuring companies in this beautiful region and around the country have the resources to flourish while staying true to his roots..
Bella Nelson, Senior Account Executive
Bella has seen much success throughout her past two years of experience at 4 Pillar Funding. Bella is passionate about the growth of the company and values the genuine camaraderie and friendships amongst her colleagues. She approaches every business's with excitement and urgency to help fulfil their financial needs. She is excited to continue being a part of the 4 Pillar team.
Julie is the head of the underwriting team. She is a music and sports enthusiast with a love for the outdoors. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Business Management and Economics with a concentration in Marketing. She is excited for her future with the company.
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, Chief Administration Officer
Alex is the Operations Manager at 4 Pillar Funding with a knack for optimizing efficiency in the workplace. Beyond the office, she's an avid outdoors enthusiast, embracing the tranquility of camping, hiking, and seeking new adventures in the wilderness..
Mo is an enthusiastic and passionate graduate of Hartwick College. With experience in Healthcare and Real Estate, Mo is well equipped to handle diverse financial transactions while ensuring excellent customer service to drive business success.
Matthew is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor's Degree in IT & Communications with a minor in Economics. Since transitioning to the finance industry, Matthew has found his passions helping businesses across the country reach their full potential. With his background in tech and communications, Matthew is able to understand the unique obstacles businesses face on a daily basis and formulate a plan to overcome them!.
Brendan Finneran, Junior Account Executive
Brendan has nearly a decade of experience working in the Financial Investment and Banking Industry. Brendan also known as Finn, graduated from Siena College where he played lacrosse. In his free time he enjoys golfing and spending time with family..
Luke enjoys providing financial assistance to growing companies since his graduation from Trinity College where he played on the baseball team. Outside of work Luke like to golf, watch sports, and spend time with his dog Enzo. .
Anthony is very passionate at developing long term relationships with his clients accompanied with his enthusiastic personality. In his free time he enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling the world with friends and family.
Rai Ward, Junior Account Executive
Rai brings a dynamic perspective to the world of business as his journey began at The University at Buffalo, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Communications. With a knack for strategic thinking and a drive to create innovative solutions, Rai is dedicated to delivering exceptional results and fostering lasting client relationships..
Angel has recently joined our company as a Junior Sales Representative. Angel is not only committed to driving success in the sales department, but is also passionate about customer service and the success of small businesses . This combination of professional dedication makes Angel a well-rounded and dynamic addition to our organization..
Wade is a junior sales executive with desire to learn more about the industry of finance and sales. He has already seen great success since joinng 4Pillar and is growing alongside the company everyday. Outside of work Wade enjoys playing sports and listening/making music. .