SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Funding, one of the largest fintech lenders of small- and medium-sized business loans, is pleased to announce CTO Geoff Howard received the San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 Top Tech Exec award in the Private Medium Company category. The Journal hosted its 12th annual awards program to honor outstanding San Diego technology executives on May 16th at the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Nominated by Joe Gaudio, President and COO of National Funding, Chief Technology Officer Howard was honored as a Top Tech Exec for his innovation in playing a pivotal role in utilizing technology to set National Funding apart in the small business lending sector. Gaudio said, “With Geoff’s contributions, National Funding is able to ensure an exceptional customer experience by transforming the loan process to a completely online digital experience. In addition, his ingenuity and commitment to using technology to implement a new underwriting platform has resulted in a reduction of 50% in overall credit decision time. Geoff is truly deserving of the Top Tech Exec award.”
Since 2007, the San Diego Business Journal honors IT leaders who work in the San Diego region and who accelerate their business’ success through outstanding and innovative uses of technology. Nominees must be an information technology executive whose primary function is to carry the ultimate responsibility for their organization’s information technology and meet the criteria set by a panel of independent judges.
“It is a great honor to receive a top tech award in a community like San Diego – home of impressive technology talent,” said National Funding CTO Geoff Howard. “It was definitely made possible because of the support I have from our strong executive team, my amazing employees, our customers, and our outstanding company culture. National Funding identifies opportunities and is first to create new delivery channels to meet the needs of small businesses.”
About National Funding
Founded in 1999, National Funding is one of the country’s leading financial technology companies. Headquartered in San Diego, National Funding has provided more than $2.5 billion in working capital and equipment leasing for more than 40,000 small- to medium-sized businesses. The company believes in American small business owners and strives to provide fast turnaround, flexible solutions and great service to all its customers and clients in a diverse range of industries including: construction, excavation, manufacturing, retail, packaging, printing, restaurant, telecommunications, trucking, transportation, and waste management, among others. National Funding, an Inc. verified honor roll company, was recognized on the Inc.500|5000 list for six consecutive years, as well as placing on the San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list for the past six years.