We are thrilled that our CEO Dave Gilbert was chosen as a semifinalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, San Diego region. This prestigious competition recognizes the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs and fastest-growing companies.
Dave Gilbert founded National Funding in 1999 as the first small business alternative lending businesses on the market. Now, 16 years later, National Funding has loaned nearly $1.5 billion to small businesses and its revenue has surged 172% over the past three years. Lending commitments to the company now total up to $150M from Wells Fargo and CapitalSource, a division of Pacific Western Bank.
Now celebrating its 30th year, the E&Y awards program recognizes entrepreneurs in over 145 cities and 60 countries who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Finalists will be announced Wednesday, May 25. We wish Dave luck in the next stage of the competition! Find out more about the program here.