NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fundation is pleased to announce that its Co-Founder and CEO, Sam Graziano, has been named one of the Top 50 Financial Technology CEOs of 2020 by The Financial Technology Report. Fundation is an award-winning financial technology company that is focused on modernizing how credit is delivered to the small business market.
“These exceptional executives lead some of the most prominent financial technology companies across the globe and have helped define many of the wide scale advancements the industry has undergone over recent years,” said Jerald Hapitan, Editor, The Financial Technology Report. “They are innovators, strategists, and corporate leaders, who have built important organizations that are driving massive change in the way we spend, save, invest or otherwise manage our financial lives.”
The Financial Technology Report reviewed thousands of CEOs from which they invited a select set to participate in this year’s nomination process. The company then closely evaluated several hundred nominations and performed a more detailed review of each candidate based on demonstrated leadership capabilities by researching qualified information sources and publicly available information. They then looked for technological impact on the financial industry, breadth of organization, number of businesses or consumers reached, career achievements and influence in the field and among peers.
For nearly a decade, Fundation has developed and continues to advance its proprietary, purpose-built platform to provide significant benefits to its growing ecosystem of banks, B2B merchants, and other institutions to enable their small business customers to access capital through the modern experiences they expect in the digital era. Originally founded as a direct loan originator, Fundation has become the market’s leading platform provider to the U.S. banking system in the small business lending market.
Fundation provides private labeled origination solutions to name brand companies like Citizens Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Bank of the West and Associated Bank, with a growing list of regional and super-regional bank clients that benefit from Fundation’s platform that delights customers and bankers, drives cost efficiency into their lending programs and allows them to make better credit and fraud risk decisions grounded in advanced data aggregation and statistical techniques. Fundation also develops “embedded credit” programs on behalf of its clients – deeply integrated API enabled solutions allowing third party technology platforms to provide their small business customers with a native experience when using Fundation’s products or bank credit products. The Company also provides sophisticated software solutions through its Kinnek™ subsidiary and point of sale financing solutions for B2B merchants, vendors and manufacturers.
According to Mr. Graziano, “we view ourselves as an emerging financial infrastructure company, helping our clients modernize the way they acquire and originate new customer relationships across customer acquisition channels they own and channels we can help them access with our technology.”
Fundation was a major contributor to the Paycheck Protection Program, having facilitated more than 100,000 PPP loans and more than $10 billion of volume through white labeled digital applications for two top 15 banks. Mr. Graziano added, “We view ourselves as one of the many unsung heroes of the PPP program, working behind the scenes to empower two world class institutions in serving their small business clients.”
Fundation Group LLC is an origination solutions provider focused on the small business market nationally. Fundation is a leader in providing technology and application processing services to support more than 25 super regional, regional and community banks. Fundation’s solutions enable its financial services clients to develop a digital banking capability, provide a great customer experience, drive cost efficiency into their small business lending program, and maximize the number of customers they can serve. Fundation’s services range from simple referral partnerships to customized, integrated private-labeled lending programs. The Company also partners with a wide array of organizations that serve the small business market in various capacities to deliver credit products to the business community nationwide. For more information, please visit www.fundation.com.