Press Release


04 01 2014

04 01 2014

National Funding CEO and CFO Both Finalists in San Diego Awards Programs

National Funding, a small business financial services company, is pleased to announce its Chief Executive Officer, David Gilbert and Chief Financial Officer, Bob Sweeney were both finalists in the San Diego Business Journal’s C-level executive awards programs.

David Gilbert, SDBJ Awards Finalist for CEO of the Year

David Gilbert, National Funding CEO

National Funding CEO, David Gilbert was a finalist in the 7th Annual Most Admired CEO program held on December 2013. It recognized San Diego’s most dynamic and innovative business leaders. Winners and finalists were selected based on guiding their company’s continued success through their vision, foresight and tenacity. Asaf Benhaim, of IMatrix nominated Gilbert for the CEO award.

National Funding CFO, Bob Sweeney was a finalist in the 8th Annual CFO of the Year Awards program held on March 2014. The awards program recognized CFOs for the roles they play in the success of their businesses and their positive impact on the company. Winners and finalists are key professionals who exemplify hard work, dedication and ethics with the ability to inspire others to work together to find solutions to business challenges. Greg Sallee of CPA firm Gatto, Pope & Walwick LLP nominated Sweeney for the CFO award.

Under Gilbert’s leadership, National Funding was recognized as one of San Diego’s 2013 Fastest Growing Companies by the San Diego Business Journal, and made the Inc. 500|5000 2013 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. The company has since gone from 65 to 105 employees. Previously Gilbert was named the 2007 USC Marshall School of Business Entrepreneur of the Year. In the area of community involvement, Gilbert was named to the Board of Trustees of the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities.

“It’s a great honor to be selected as a finalist in the CEO competition,” said David Gilbert. “With thousands of businesses in the region, to achieve this honor is a distinct privilege. It wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated family of employees. It’s the pride that we have in our city, company and services that keeps us on our growth track.”

Bob Sweeney, SDBJ Awards Finalist for CFO of the Year

Bob Sweeney, National Funding CFO

Sweeney’s knowledge and expertise in the financial services industry is integral for National Funding’s expansion efforts. His managerial, analytical and financial experience make him an ideal leader to head up the finance department. He was able to obtain a $30 million line of credit for the company putting National Funding in a strong position to increase its lending business. As the company has grown, so has its product line. Currently National Funding is considered one of the country’s largest private lenders of small business loans.

“It’s a great privilege to be a finalist in San Diego Business Journal’s prestigious CFO awards program,” said Bob Sweeney. “The awards program honors the men and women who are the financial stewards of San Diego’s business, government and nonprofit sectors. To be included in the CFO honor roll is a recognition that reflects on National Funding’s solid financial foundation.” For more information about financing and leasing equipment, visit National Funding’s website.

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General Acceptance

Any applications submitted electronically shall have the same force and effect as if the application bore an inked original signature(s). The above information, together with any accompanying financial statements, schedules, or other materials, is submitted for the purpose of obtaining credit and is warranted to be true, correct, and complete.


US Patriot Act:

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person and business that seeks a business loan. What this means for you: When you apply for a loan, we will ask for your business name, address, and Tax Identification Number. We will also ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.


For Loan/Merchant Services:

The Merchant and Owner(s)/Officer(s) identified in the application (individually, an “Applicant”) each represents, acknowledges and agrees that (1) all information and documents provided to National Funding, Inc. (“NF”) including credit card processor statements are true, accurate and complete, (2) Applicant will immediately notify NF of any change in such information or financial condition, (3) Applicant authorizes NF to disclose all information and documents that NF may obtain including credit reports to other persons or entities (collectively, “Assignees”) that may be involved with or acquire commercial loans having daily repayment features and/or Merchant Cash Advance transactions, including without limitation the application therefor (collectively, “Transactions”) and each Assignee is authorized to use such information and documents, and share such information and documents with other Assignees, in connection with potential Transactions, (4) each Assignee will rely upon the accuracy and completeness of such information and documents, (5) NF, Assignees, and each of their representatives, successors, assigns and designees (collectively, “Recipients”) are authorized to request and receive any investigative reports, credit reports, statements from creditors or financial institutions, verification of information, or any other information that a Recipient deems necessary, (6) Applicant waives and releases any claims against Recipients and any information-providers arising from any act or omission relating to the requesting, receiving or release of information, and (7) each Owner/Officer represents that he or she is authorized to sign this form on behalf of Merchant.(8) I consent to receive direct mail, faxes, text-messages, and e-mails sent by National Funding and its affiliates for the purposes of transmitting account updates, requests for information and notices, and (9) this request is for business and not for consumer purposes.


For Equipment Services:

I hereby certify: (1) the information provided is true and correct, (2) you are hereby authorized to investigate all bank, credit, and trade references, and said references are hereby authorized to release any requested information to you or your nominee, (3) such authorization shall extend to obtaining personal credit profile in considering this application and subsequently for the purposes of update, renewal or extension of such credit or additional credit and for reviewing or collecting the resulting account, (4) this information may be transmitted by us to you and by you to underwriter(s) for the purpose of granting me credit, either electronically or manually, and that by submitting this application, I take full responsibility for transmission thereof, (5) I am over 18 years of age, (6) I acknowledge my rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, (7) I consent to receive direct mail, faxes, text-messages, and e-mails sent by National Funding and its affiliates for the purposes of transmitting account updates, requests for information and notices, and (8) this request is for business and not for consumer purposes.


Text Messaging:

By providing my wireless phone number to National Funding, Inc., I agree and acknowledge that National Funding, Inc. may send text and multimedia messages to my wireless phone number for any purpose. I agree that these text or multimedia messages may be regarding the products and/or services that I have previously purchased and products and/or services that National Funding, Inc. may market to me. I acknowledge that this consent may be removed at my request but that until such consent is revoked, I may receive text or multimedia messages from National Funding, Inc to my wireless phone number.

The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status or age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into the binding contract); because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. If for any reason your application for business credit is denied, you have the right to a written statement of the specific reasons for the denial. To obtain the statement, please write to National Funding Inc., 9820 Towne Centre Drive, San Diego, California 92121. Funding amount and credit approval is subject to a full credit profile review.