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02 24 2016

02 24 2016

National Funding Appoints Intuit Veteran Geoff Howard as Executive Vice President of Technology

National Funding, one of the largest private lenders of small business loans, today announced that industry veteran Geoff Howard has joined its executive team as Executive Vice President of Technology. Howard joins National Funding from Intuit during the company’s fastest-growth period, which has experienced a 172% revenue growth surge over the past three years. Mr. Howard will report directly to Founder and CEO Dave Gilbert.

Howard brings more than 15 years of engineering, technology and UX experience to National Funding. He is focused on three strategic priorities for National Funding’s platform: applying technology innovation to enable the rapid introduction of new financial products, powering the company’s data science team through increased data acquisition, and applying technology and process innovation throughout the customer funnel so that the company can scale to meet growing demand.

“Geoff is joining National Funding at an exciting and important time as the company and online lending industry overall continues to surge,” said Dave Gilbert, founder and chief executive officer, National Funding. “Geoff will bring an added level of tech prowess as we further build National Funding’s platform to help small businesses easily access the capital they need to grow.”

“National Funding has a proven track record of innovation as one of the first companies to enter the online lending space, and I am looking forward to building on that first-mover track record,” said Howard.

Previously, Howard spent over 15 years at Intuit developing consumer and enterprise software solutions. Most recently, as Director of Engineering at Intuit Turbo Tax, he led his team to deliver the Turbo Tax online engineering platform, which supports its entire mobile and web offerings. Howard was also previously responsible for the strategic direction and delivery of Intuit’s Electronic Filing Service – a critical part of the customer experience of over two dozen Intuit products supporting 25 million consumers, small businesses and accountants that generate approximately $3B in annual revenue.

National Funding has provided more than $1 billion in capital for over 20,000 businesses nationwide.

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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, 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.

 

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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, 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.

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.