201-942-9089 info@abl1.net

Who We Are

Established in 2010, Asset Based Lending, LLC is a Hard Money Lender providing fast bridge financing to real estate investors for the purchase, renovation, new construction, or long term refinance of single family, multi-family and mixed use properties. We have closed thousands of loans since we began with total transaction amounts in excess of $2B.

We come from a variety of backgrounds, but we are committed to:

  • Quickly communicating the likelihood of ABL funding a potential deal
  • Closing your deal on a short timeline
  • Efficiently delivering draw disbursements for the renovation or new construction of the property
  • Managing the payoff without complication

We strive every day to be Fast, Flexible, Reliable and Professional.

The ABL Difference

Board of Directors

Nick Smith

Nick Smith

Rice Park Capital Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Matt Kennedy

Matt Kennedy

Rice Park Capital Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Neal Johnson

Neal Johnson

Hunter Street Partner, CEO & CIO

Mark Filler

Mark Filler

Rice Park Capital Partner, Operating Companies

 
Nick Smith
Rice Park Founder, Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer

Nick Smith is the founder, managing partner and Chief Executive Officer of Rice Park Capital, overseeing all aspects of Rice Park’s strategies and operations. Nick brings nearly 25 years of experience to his role. Before founding Rice Park Capital, Nick served as Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone’s private residential mortgage REIT and was the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Finance of America Companies (NYSE: FOA), a Blackstone portfolio company.

Matt Kennedy
Rice Park Capital Partner, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Matt Kennedy is a partner of Rice Park and serves as the co-Chief Investment Officer, overseeing the firm’s investment team and overall portfolio management activities. Matt served as a senior member of various investment teams for Varde Partners from 2009 to 2021, where he gained extensive investment experience across various fund vehicles, relative value, and activist-based strategies. In his roles, he was responsible for managing opportunities across both residential and commercial assets, and his investment activity took on multiple forms and was inclusive of securities, whole loans, private debt, corporate debt, and equity-based investments.

Neal Johnson
Hunter Street Partner, CEO & CIO

Neal Johnson is responsible for Hunter Street’s portfolio, firm, and strategic management. He has 20 years of experience working for companies like Isles Ranch Partners, Värde Partners, University Capital Strategies Group, and Piper Jaffray.

Mark Filler
Rice Park Capital Partner, Operating Companies

Mark Filler is a Senior Advisor of Rice Park Capital, overseeing investments with a focus on the loan origination sector. Mark brings more than 25 years of mortgage sector experience and approximately 35 lending company acquisitions to his role. From 2019 to 2020, he was a Managing Director of Guaranteed Rate Co., a top five national mortgage lender. He joined Guaranteed Rate Co. after founding Jordan Capital Finance (“JCF”), a top five lender to residential real estate investors originating in over 40 states.

Kevin Rodman
CEO
Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales
Adam Cohen

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Rodman
CEO

Kevin Rodman joined Asset Based Lending as a partner in 2014, and brings 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the ABL team. Along with Dan and Paul, Kevin is one of ABL’s three loan underwriters. Kevin is leading ABL’s expansion in New England, with a focus on Connecticut and Massachusetts. Kevin also works on building ABL’s strong capital base, which is one of the largest in the hard money lending industry.

Kevin began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 25 years, and served in a variety of roles in the Firm’s securities and mortgage businesses. He was President of Morgan Stanley Home Loans, a retail mortgage business, and CEO of Saxon Mortgage, a Morgan Stanley subsidiary focused on mortgage servicing. Kevin was co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Prime and Alt-A mortgage conduit, which purchased and serviced mortgages from over 600 mortgage banks across the US. After leaving Morgan Stanley in 2008, Kevin held several senior management roles in the mortgage industry. Kevin holds a BA in Government from Clark University and a MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales

Eric’s marketing experience began at a boutique marketing agency where he developed dozens of successful innovative marketing strategies for brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Prior to joining Asset Based Lending early in 2016, Eric served as the US Chief Marketing Officer for a European enterprise software company where he spearheaded the company’s expansion into the United States and Canadian markets. In his current role, Eric leads ABL’s Sales and Marketing team tasked with branding, lead generation, and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of loan originations. In addition to his Sales and Marketing responsibilities, Eric has spearheaded the design and implementation of ABL’s CRM and Business Automation systems focused on improving the company’s efficiency and scalability. A proud UConn Husky, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics and also holds a Master’s degree in Global Marketing Management from Boston University.

 
Adam Cohen
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Adam Cohen has over twenty years of buy side operational and accounting experience in the finance industry. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Skidmore College.  Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Adam worked for HBMJ Consulting specializing in software implementation and integration, and spent three years at Cerberus Capital Management managing the Private Equity and Real Estate operations department.  Additional prior experience includes Shumway Capital Partners as an Operations Associate and Trader’s Assistant and US Bank Fund Services division fka Alternative Investment Solutions as Vice President of Operations.

Senior Leadership

Kevin Rodman
CEO
Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales
Adam Cohen

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Yazel
EVP, Head Underwriter
Kevin Rodman
CEO

Kevin Rodman joined Asset Based Lending as a partner in 2014, and brings 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the ABL team. Along with Dan and Paul, Kevin is one of ABL’s three loan underwriters. Kevin is leading ABL’s expansion in New England, with a focus on Connecticut and Massachusetts. Kevin also works on building ABL’s strong capital base, which is one of the largest in the hard money lending industry.

Kevin began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 25 years, and served in a variety of roles in the Firm’s securities and mortgage businesses. He was President of Morgan Stanley Home Loans, a retail mortgage business, and CEO of Saxon Mortgage, a Morgan Stanley subsidiary focused on mortgage servicing. Kevin was co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Prime and Alt-A mortgage conduit, which purchased and serviced mortgages from over 600 mortgage banks across the US. After leaving Morgan Stanley in 2008, Kevin held several senior management roles in the mortgage industry. Kevin holds a BA in Government from Clark University and a MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales

Eric’s marketing experience began at a boutique marketing agency where he developed dozens of successful innovative marketing strategies for brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Prior to joining Asset Based Lending early in 2016, Eric served as the US Chief Marketing Officer for a European enterprise software company where he spearheaded the company’s expansion into the United States and Canadian markets. In his current role, Eric leads ABL’s Sales and Marketing team tasked with branding, lead generation, and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of loan originations. In addition to his Sales and Marketing responsibilities, Eric has spearheaded the design and implementation of ABL’s CRM and Business Automation systems focused on improving the company’s efficiency and scalability. A proud UConn Husky, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics and also holds a Master’s degree in Global Marketing Management from Boston University.

 
Adam Cohen
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Adam Cohen has over twenty years of buy side operational and accounting experience in the finance industry. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Skidmore College.  Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Adam worked for HBMJ Consulting specializing in software implementation and integration, and spent three years at Cerberus Capital Management managing the Private Equity and Real Estate operations department.  Additional prior experience includes Shumway Capital Partners as an Operations Associate and Trader’s Assistant and US Bank Fund Services division fka Alternative Investment Solutions as Vice President of Operations.

Jeff Yazel
EVP, Head Underwriter

Jeff started in real estate at KBS Realty Advisors where he handled the asset management of a 2.5m SF commercial portfolio consisting primarily of office and industrial property. He negotiated 500k SF of tenant leases and closed $260m in new real estate acquisitions. Jeff then consulted for several early-stage real estate ventures where he honed his team building and management skills and developed a passion for scaling businesses. Most recently, Jeff was the Head of Underwriting at a national hard money lending firm where he underwrote $750m – $1B in bridge and rental loans annually. Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience in both debt and equity transactions across all asset classes, and he holds a degree in Finance from Bentley University.

Loan processing manager

Will Ash

VP, Head of Technology

Daniel Gotay
VP, Head of Capital Markets
Alyssa Antoci

Alyssa Antoci

Head of Strategy Execution, HR and Talent, SVP

Alyssa Antoci

Mike Kirkwood

SVP, General Counsel

 
Will Ash
VP, Head of Technology

Will graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He then began his career as a data engineer at Cloud9 Smart. Now he’s part of the ABL team as an Analytics Engineer. In his spare time, he enjoys racing bicycles, movies, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Daniel Gotay
VP, Head of Capital Markets

As a Senior Project & Business Developer for Lexis Nexis, Inc., Daniel joined ABL after 8 years at one of the largest Business Research and Risk Management firms in the country. After graduating from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Management, worked for Lexis Nexis as a Data Analyst in the Brooklyn Civil Courthouse. After moving to the Business Development Division for the greater NYC area, Daniel was responsible for managing several on-site data research teams, as well as the expansion and development of the NY Civil Court data collection infrastructure. As A.V.P. of Operations, Daniel has worked closely with the Payoff, Loan Maturity and Collateral Teams to develop and streamline departmental processes, in addition to managing multiple projects. (Fun fact: Daniel attended The Julliard School for Instrumental Jazz)

 
Alyssa Antoci
Head of Strategy Execution, HR and Talent, SVP

Prior to joining ABL, Alyssa spent five years at Amazon. She started as an HR generalist in the Bay Area before moving to Philadelphia where she focused her efforts on evolving and implementing labor acquisition strategies for 30 sites, including 16 building launches. At the end of her time at Amazon she became a Sr. Program Manager, focusing on the development and implementation of global operational hiring risk and compliance programs. Alyssa now leads ABL’s recruiting efforts and will help spearhead the company’s growth strategy by seeking and acquiring qualified talent across all available roles.

 
Mike Kirkwood
SVP, General Counsel

Coming Soon.

Underwriting Team
Kevin Rodman
CEO
Jeff Yazel
EVP, Head Underwriter

Gregory Flax

SVP, Underwriting

Underwriter

Sean Rocco

AVP, Underwriting

Kevin Rodman
CEO

Kevin Rodman joined Asset Based Lending as a partner in 2014, and brings 30 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the ABL team. Along with Dan and Paul, Kevin is one of ABL’s three loan underwriters. Kevin is leading ABL’s expansion in New England, with a focus on Connecticut and Massachusetts. Kevin also works on building ABL’s strong capital base, which is one of the largest in the hard money lending industry.

Kevin began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 25 years, and served in a variety of roles in the Firm’s securities and mortgage businesses. He was President of Morgan Stanley Home Loans, a retail mortgage business, and CEO of Saxon Mortgage, a Morgan Stanley subsidiary focused on mortgage servicing. Kevin was co-head of Morgan Stanley’s Prime and Alt-A mortgage conduit, which purchased and serviced mortgages from over 600 mortgage banks across the US. After leaving Morgan Stanley in 2008, Kevin held several senior management roles in the mortgage industry. Kevin holds a BA in Government from Clark University and a MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Yazel
EVP, Head Underwriter

Jeff started in real estate at KBS Realty Advisors where he handled the asset management of a 2.5m SF commercial portfolio consisting primarily of office and industrial property. He negotiated 500k SF of tenant leases and closed $260m in new real estate acquisitions. Jeff then consulted for several early-stage real estate ventures where he honed his team building and management skills and developed a passion for scaling businesses. Most recently, Jeff was the Head of Underwriting at a national hard money lending firm where he underwrote $750m – $1B in bridge and rental loans annually. Jeff has nearly 20 years of experience in both debt and equity transactions across all asset classes, and he holds a degree in Finance from Bentley University.

 
Gregory Flax
SVP, Underwriting

Greg graduated with a Bachelor’s in History and Master’s in Business Administration from Binghamton University. Prior to ABL, Greg spent several years with Capital One where he worked as a Commercial Real Estate Underwriter that specialized in multifamily property. Greg financed loans throughout the country ranging from small apartment buildings to large apartment complexes, with loan amounts averaging $50M. He now underwrites bridge and term loans for ABL, working with our borrowers and internal teams to provide the best possible loan terms for each deal. Outside of work, Greg is a proud lifelong New Yorker and an avid traveler that enjoys sports like baseball and football.

 
Sean Rocco
AVP, Underwriting

Sean graduated from Montclair University with a Bachelor’s in Finance. He began his career working in sales and training at General Motors before moving into the real estate world as a loan officer for a mortgage company. He’s now a Junior Underwriter at Asset Based Lending with a focus on the bridge program, writing loans for fix and flips and new construction deals. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters, ages four and one.

Underwriter

Jonathan Khalily

Underwriter

AndreiPlamadeala

Andrei Plamadeala

AVP, Underwriting

Bob Cizmarik

Underwriter

Underwriter

Sharita Corbett

Underwriter

 
Jonathan Khalily
Underwriter

Coming soon.

 
Andrei Plamadeala
AVP, Underwriting

Coming soon.

 
Bob Cizmarik
Underwriter

Coming soon.

Sharita Corbett
Underwriter

Coming soon.

Charlie Triolo

Underwriter

AndreiPlamadeala

Ralph DiPasquale

Underwriter

Paul Gehweiler

Underwriter

 
Charlie Triolo
Underwriter

Coming soon.

 
Ralph DiPasquale
Underwriter

Coming soon.

 
Paul Gehweiler
Underwriter

Coming soon.

Sales Team

Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales
Florida hard money lender
Paul Lewis

Regional Senior Vice President

Nik Gak
Vice President, NY
Nick Tierno

Vice President, Head Of DSCR

Eric Krattenstein
Partner, CMO & Head of Sales

Eric’s marketing experience began at a boutique marketing agency where he developed dozens of successful innovative marketing strategies for brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. Prior to joining Asset Based Lending early in 2016, Eric served as the US Chief Marketing Officer for a European enterprise software company where he spearheaded the company’s expansion into the United States and Canadian markets. In his current role, Eric leads ABL’s Sales and Marketing team tasked with branding, lead generation, and hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of loan originations. In addition to his Sales and Marketing responsibilities, Eric has spearheaded the design and implementation of ABL’s CRM and Business Automation systems focused on improving the company’s efficiency and scalability. A proud UConn Husky, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics and also holds a Master’s degree in Global Marketing Management from Boston University.

Paul Lewis
Regional Senior Vice President

Paul Lewis brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the world of specialty finance, especially alternative financing in the Florida market. In his career, he has closed in excess of $200M in commercial bridge financing, and north of $100M in specialty factoring. A native New Yorker, Paul has lived and worked in Florida for almost 10 years, where he has formed a solid network of real estate and finance professionals. Aside from finance, Paul has managed sales teams and mentored many sales people, from recent college grads, to young professionals transitioning from other industries. His approach to success is hinged on the success of his clients and their respective projects. Paul currently lives in the Palm Beach Area with his new wife, Kristen.

Nik Gak
Vice President, NY
Nick Tierno
Vice President, Head Of DSCR

Nick Tierno joined the ABL team as part of the Term Rental Loan team. He started his loan origination career by graduating from the University of Delaware in 2017 as a student athlete that was part of the university’s baseball team. From there he worked for PHH Mortgage as a residential Loan Officer and earned top producer status within four months of his employment. Nick re-located to Hoboken in 2018 to work briefly in the sports management business before returning to PHH in 2020. Nick’s three years of loan origination experience across a variety of investment opportunities will help ABL borrowers understand their term rental loans and feel confident in the lending process from start to finish.

Gabriel Marin

Kyle McCann

VP, Lending

Sam Oster

AVP, Lending

Michael Chadwick

VP, Lending

Justin Ramsay-Johnson

Scott Zimmer

AVP, Lending

 
Kyle McCann
VP, Lending

A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Kyle began his career in real estate working for a national consulting firm that specialized in environmental and engineering due diligence for commercial real estate transactions. Kyle moved on to work for a local hard money lender as the outside sales manager for several years before going out on his own in 2020 as a full-time investor, agent and broker. As an investor, he has built new construction, flipped homes, rehabbed rentals to hold and completed condo conversions for vacation rentals. He has a personal portfolio of over 50 units and understands the day-to-day struggles and needs of the ABL borrowers he serves today.

 
Sam Oster
AVP, Lending

Sam joined ABL in 2019 as an Operations Analyst before moving to the sales team to become a Loan Officer. He graduated from Baruch College in 2015 with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance where he also minored in Business Communications. Prior to joining ABL Sam worked for a subsidiary of Perdue Farms in a business development and operations role and began his career in the real estate industry when he joined Urban View Development as a Construction Coordinator.

 
Michael Chadwick
VP, Lending

Michael Chadwick joined Asset Based Lending as a Vice President and Area Manager in December 2020, bringing with him over 20 years of real estate and financial services experience in the New England area. Prior to ABL, Michael was responsible for developing and directing the day to day operations for a private lender in the north east where he led the origination and underwriting of over $150 million in loans across 5 states. In addition to Michael’s hard money lending and commercial finance background, Michael has hands on experience as a real estate investor having led a private investment firm through the acquisition and renovation of approximately 150 homes throughout New England.

Michael is an expert in managing hard money loans for real estate, with experience in assets ranging from single-family fix and flips to 7-figure multi-family new construction projects and everything in between. His skillset spans many aspects of real estate lending including underwriting, property valuation and analysis, and even construction draw management. His dedication and personal touch have cultivated strong business relationships with his borrowers throughout the years, meshing perfectly with ABL’s lending culture.

 
Scott Zimmer
AVP, Lending

Scott graduated from the University of Delaware with his Bachelor’s in Economics. He also played for the school’s baseball team. After graduating he joined State Farm as an insurance salesman, leading his team in sales every month. He now works as a loan officer for ABL’s term team, helping our borrower finance their DSCR rental loans across the country. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, movies, and is a huge fan of music.

John Sickles

VP, Lending

Florida Loan Officer

Mailena Garcia

VP, Lending
New Jersey hard money lender

Boris Akbashev

VP, Lending

Gabriel Marin

Kevin Mohollen

VP, Lending

 
John Sickles
VP, Lending

John has more than 25 years of commercial and residential lending experience. Throughout his career, he funded more than $2 billion dollars in commercial and residential loans nationwide. As a proven leader, he makes it his mission to deliver cutting edge financing opportunities to his broker clients to help them be more competitive in the marketplace.

 
Mailena Garcia
VP, Lending

Mailena Garcia joined the ABL team in 2021 as a Loan Officer to help manage the firm’s growth in the Florida market. Her previous experience includes several years in leasing and property management where she discovered her passion for the real estate business and became an expert on industry details. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing her to communicate with borrowers in their preferred language. Mailena has been a Florida native for most of her life: she was born in Cuba and moved to Florida when she was 9 years old, residing in Jacksonville to this day. When she is not at work, she enjoys traveling and reading.

 
Boris Akbashev
VP, Lending

Boris graduated from the CUNY Macaulay honors college with a Bachelors in Business Administration and Economic., Before joining ABL, he was a real estate agent doing residential and commercial sales as well as the property manager of a  300 unit co-op complex. Now, Boris represents ABL in NJ and CT, helping real estate investors secure financing for their projects.

 
Kevin Mohollen
VP, Lending

Kevin Mohollen graduated from the University of Delaware with an MBA in Accounting where he played baseball for the duration of his time there. He began his career in the financial advisory space, working with companies such as Vanguard, SEI, and the startup Pontera. Now, Kevin uses his experience to help real estate investors secure the proper financing needed to grow & scale their business. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing any chance he gets and celebrates his love of sports by cheering for all Philly sports teams.

Asset Based Lending loan officer

Seth Blumenthal

Loan Officer
Tennessee hard money lender

Greg Dietz

VP, Lending

Sheira Medrano

Sales Assistant

Arizona hard money lender

Colleen Wagner

AVP, Lending
 
Seth Blumenthal
Loan Officer

Seth has been involved in private capital industries for 20 years, becoming an expert in finance and lending. For the last 7 years, he has been helping real estate investors finance their projects, with a strong focus on speedy closings. Seth specializes in building strong relationships, analyzing deals, and quickly determining suitability for his clients.

 
Greg Dietz
VP, Lending

Before joining Asset Based Lending, Greg attended Indiana University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance with a focus on real estate. Since 2004, he’s completed over $3 billion in transactions as a real estate professional across the lending and investing space. He has experience with a global PE firm, represented buyers and sellers of commercial real estate, and helped scale a private lending platform. Now, he helps real estate investors across Tennessee receive the fast and reliable financing that only ABL can offer. Greg is a huge fan of traveling and has visited 62 different countries!

 
Sheira Medrano
Sales Assistant

Sheira studied information technology at the University of Albany where she graduated with a bachelor’s in science. During her collegiate years she had the opportunity to study abroad and spent her final year Madrid Spain. She previously worked at a startup company and an insurance company. In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, and experience new restaurants and cuisine.

 
Colleen Wagner
AVP, Lending

Colleen has worked in the real estate industry in some capacity for nearly 30 years. She has experience in each area of the real estate journey including Escrow Officer, Realtor, Wholesale Account Executive, and Loan Originator. Her career began in wholesale mortgages and has taken her across the country to cities such as Philadelphia and Seattle, but she always finds herself back in Scottsdale, which she now calls her permanent home. Colleen graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with family, including her grand niece.

TorinFrancis

Torin Francis

Loan Officer
JasonRichards

Scott Ward

Regional Senior Vice President
Content Marketing Associate ABL

Kerry Henderson

Content Marketing Associate

Content Marketing Associate Asset Based Lending

Mackenzie Lee

Content Marketing Associate

 
Torin Francis
Loan Officer

Torin Francis graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. He spent his college years as a starting member of the Fighting Irish basketball team. After graduating he continued playing on a professional level for 15 years, allowing him to travel and play for 15 countries. In 2020, Torin’s passion for real estate brought him to the residential mortgage industry, and eventually to joining the ABL team. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.

 
Scott Ward
Regional Senior Vice President
Kerry Henderson
Content Marketing Associate

Kerry Henderson is a content marketing associate who joined Asset Based Lending in April 2023. Her passion for creative writing and research has lead her to ABL where she produces blog posts to disseminate helpful information for current and potential borrowers to access and utilize in their businesses. She previously worked in the publishing industry where she helped market and sell new publications to the independent bookstore and library markets across the US and Canada. She graduated from The New School with a B.A. in Poetry and Fiction Writing.

 
Mackenzie Lee
Content Marketing Associate

Mackenzie Lee is a recent graduate from NYU with a B.S. in Communications. Her interest in media culture and marketing innovations brought her to Asset Based Lending in April 2023. Before starting at ABL she had internships in content marketing and platform management across media channels for start-up companies.

Krystal Burgess

Sales Assistant
Paul Barash
AVP, Lending
JasonRichards

Hudson Fetzer

Sales Assistant

Michael Habala

VP, Lending
Krystal Burgess
Sales Assistant

Coming Soon.

 
Paul Barash
AVP, Lending

Paul has 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry across every single role, bringing a depth of personal knowledge and expertise that few have in the business. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Lynn University and started out as a loan opener for Americas Best Lending Network where he continuously worked his way up from processor to underwriter, to sales manager, and eventually President of the company. Outside of work, Paul has three incredible daughters, including twins who are on collegiate volleyball scholarships and one currently training to be a financial planner. received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Lynn University

 
Hudson Fetzer
Sales Assistant

Before joining at ABL Hudson was a student at the University of Denver. During his time there he worked closely with entrepreneurs program. When he wasn’t in class he was on the mountains snowboarding or mountain biking.

 
Michael Habala
VP, Lending

Before joining Asset Based Lending Mike was a Business Development Representative for another hard money lender, where he focused mainly on successfully growing loan volume for the firm in the major Texas markets of Dallas, Austin, Houston and others. Prior to that he dabbled around in property management, tax delinquent land acquisition, and brokering hard money loans.

Matthew Kozak

VP, Lending

Joseph Viganola

Regional Senior Vice President

Brent Brentham

VP, Lending

Andrew Whitmire

VP, Lending

 
Matthew Kozak
VP, Lending

Before joining ABL, Matt worked as a Loan Officer at another hard money lender. He lives outside of Chicago, IL and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and received an MBA from Roosevelt University In Chicago. Before being in the business purpose loan investment space he was in the sub prime residential mortgage space as well as Logistics and Supply Chain. He is married with three kids and two adopted retired Sled Dogs from Steamboat Colorado we were trained for the Iditarod Race in Alaska.

 
Joseph Viganola
Regional Senior Vice President

Coming Soon.

 
Brent Brentham
VP, Lending

Coming soon.

 
Andrew Whitmire
VP, Lending

Andrew is a seasoned professional with a background in lending, banking, and strategic marketing across North and South Carolina. Prior to joining ABL, he successfully produced and managed a team of loan officers focused on broker on boarding at a nationwide lender, spearheading loan data analysis and trade show campaigns. Andrew has a BA in Business Administration from Furman University and played a pivotal role in launching a student program by Gallup’s StrengthsQuest assessment, now integrated with incoming student orientation. Beyond his work in private lending, Andrew enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his partner and rescue dog.

Maryem Haddoumi

Loan Officer

Jack Cacciaguida

Sales Assistant

David Laborde

AVP, Lending

Jackson Grzymkowski

Sales Assistant

 
Maryem Haddoumi
Loan Officer

Coming soon.

 
Jack Cacciaguida
Sales Assistant

Coming soon.

 
David Laborde
AVP, Lending

Coming soon.

 
Jackson Grzymkowski
Sales Assistant

Coming soon.

Washington Loan Officer

Pone Cooley

VP, Lending

 
Pone Cooley
VP, Lending

Coming soon.

Operations Team
Adam Cohen

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Gotay
VP, Head of Capital Markets
Joan Ignatius
VP, Senior Processing Manager
Loan processing manager

Will Ash

VP, Head of Technology

 
Adam Cohen
Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Adam Cohen has over twenty years of buy side operational and accounting experience in the finance industry. He received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business and a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from Skidmore College.  Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Adam worked for HBMJ Consulting specializing in software implementation and integration, and spent three years at Cerberus Capital Management managing the Private Equity and Real Estate operations department.  Additional prior experience includes Shumway Capital Partners as an Operations Associate and Trader’s Assistant and US Bank Fund Services division fka Alternative Investment Solutions as Vice President of Operations.

Daniel Gotay
VP, Head of Capital Markets

As a Senior Project & Business Developer for Lexis Nexis, Inc., Daniel joined ABL after 8 years at one of the largest Business Research and Risk Management firms in the country. After graduating from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Minor in Management, worked for Lexis Nexis as a Data Analyst in the Brooklyn Civil Courthouse. After moving to the Business Development Division for the greater NYC area, Daniel was responsible for managing several on-site data research teams, as well as the expansion and development of the NY Civil Court data collection infrastructure. As A.V.P. of Operations, Daniel has worked closely with the Payoff, Loan Maturity and Collateral Teams to develop and streamline departmental processes, in addition to managing multiple projects. (Fun fact: Daniel attended The Julliard School for Instrumental Jazz)

Joan Ignatius
VP, Senior Processing Manager

Joan joined ABL in 2019 as our senior Loan Processor. She brings 6 years of loan processing experience in the conventional space and 7 years of experience in Human Resources Management.  She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a MBA in Marketing & Human Resource Management. Joan helps borrowers through ABL’s loan closing process easily and quickly while also being able to intelligently respond to the complexities that regularly arise so that our borrowers can get to the finish line. In her spare time, she likes to read mystery novels and spend time with her daughter & family.

 
Will Ash
VP, Head of Technology

Will graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He then began his career as a data engineer at Cloud9 Smart. Now he’s part of the ABL team as an Analytics Engineer. In his spare time, he enjoys racing bicycles, movies, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Anna Della Fave
AVP, Loan Processing
Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson
SVP, Head of Operations
Diego Calle
AVP, Senior Accountant
Jared Lindenberg

AVP, Senior Accountant

Anna Della Fave
AVP, Loan Processing

Anna joined ABL in 2018 as an Office Manager.  Within six months she was promoted to Insurance Associate and now handles all pre-closing and post-closing insurance approvals. Before joining ABL, she managed Operations for a small online retailer.  She utilizes her superior customer service skills to work with Borrowers and Insurance Professionals to ensure all properties are properly insured.  Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and in her spare time she loves to travel and spend time with her husband and children.

Peter Johnson
SVP, Head of Operations

Before joining Asset Based Lending LLC, Peter spent over 35 years in the Mortgage Banking and financial service industry. All with an emphasis on creating an environment of operational excellence and promoting the very best in customer-centric service experience. Throughout his years, he has been fortunate to be part of executive leadership team(s) in loan services, risk and operations management. The last 10 years or so he focused on process automation and enterprise risk management.

Diego Calle
AVP, Senior Accountant
Jared Lindenberg
AVP, Senior Accountant

Jared joined ABL in 2020 as a Senior Analyst, having Jared graduated from the University of Marlyand with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Marketing, and having earned his CPA in 2015. Prior to joining ABL, Jared was previously a management consultant at Optimity Advisors and Navigant Consulting, focusing on Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, and Process Analysis in the Insurance, Banking, and Capital Markets industries. He later moved to EisnerAmper to work as a forensic accountant, where he focused on corporate fraud investigations, merger and acquisition due diligence, and federal grant accounting oversight. He additionally served as a federal grant underwriter on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural broadband development projects.

Alexis Cabrera

Loan Processor

Larry Lenau

AVP, Capital Markets Analyst

Tanjida Islam

Senior Processor

Charlene Joseph

Ops Analyst, Collateral

Alexis Cabrera
Loan Processor

Alexis graduated from Florida State University with a Master’s in Business Administration. She then began her career as a loan processor for Mortgage Approval Group. She’s now part of the ABL team, processing hundreds of bridge loans every month. In her spare time, she’s an avid fan of bowling, competing in local leagues as well as international tournaments.

 
Larry Lenau
AVP, Capital Markets Analyst

Larry graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s in Finance & Music. He started his career in real estate lending at ABL as a Capital Markets Analyst, identifying relevant market trends and preparing financial reports for the company. In his spare time, he studies jazz music and plays Saxophone.

Tanjida Islam
Senior Processor

Tanjida graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She then started her career as a loan processor at Municipal Credit Union. She’s now part of the ABL team processing loans for the term team, ensuring borrowers are sending their documents in on time and staying engaged throughout the life of their loan. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring, with her most recent trip being to Ireland.

 
Charlene Joseph
Ops Analyst – Collateral

Charlene graduated from Rutgers University with her Bachelor’s in Accounting & Music Education. She then started working as a loan processor for Better Mortgages before joining the ABL team. Now, she’s processing loans on the term side, ensuring borrowers are engaged and submitting documentation on time. Charlene is a huge fan of Marvel movies, and her favorite superhero is a tie between The Hulk and Iron Man!

Gabriel Forero
Gabriel Forero

Senior Loss Mitigation Specialist

Taylor Edge

Loan Closer

Daniel Carlon

Daniel Carlon

Diligence Coordinator

Loan processing manager

Matt Dietz

AVP, Senior Accountant

 
Gabriel Forero
Senior Loss Mitigation Specialist

Coming Soon.

 
Taylor Edge
Loan Closer

Coming Soon.

 
Daniel Carlon
Diligence Coordinator

Daniel began his career working as a processing support coordinator for Loan Depot. He now is part of the ABL team as an Accounts Payable & Treasury Associate, ensuring all organization debts are paid in a timely fashion. Daniel loves dogs and has four: a Black Lab, Cockapoo, Yorkie Bichon mix, and a Maltipoo.

 
Matt Dietz
AVP, Senior Accountant

Matt graduated from Rutgers with a Bachelor’s in Accounting. He began his career as a tax accountant for an independent firm before joining the ABL team as an accountant. Matt ensures that ABL’s bookkeeping is maintained reliably and accurately. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking.

Carlee Phillips

Ramy Maawad

Senior Closer

Alexei Volosevich

Servicing & Loss Mitigation Specialist

Carlee Phillips

Esther Rajah

Accountant

Neha Khetan Junior Accountant

Neha Khetan

Junior Accountant

 
Ramy Maawad
Senior Closer

Coming Soon.

 
Alexei Volosevich
Servicing & Loss Mitigation Specialist

Alexei graduated from LaSalle University with a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Machine Information Systems. He began his career in real estate as a broker for Foundation Real Estate while flipping houses on the side. Now he’s part of the ABL team as the Servicing & Loss Mitigation specialist, ensuring unpaid debts and losses are kept to a minimum. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his five-year-old daughter as well as hiking and traveling.

 
Esther Rajah
Accountant

Esther received her Bachelor of Accounting from Rutgers University in 2012 and promptly began her accounting journey as the Final Aid Specialist at Bergen Community College. She then took on several accounting positions across the tax and mortgage industry, building her wealth of experience and knowledge. Esther is now an Accounting Analyst with Asset Based Lending, ensuring the company’s finances are properly interpreted and recorded.

 
Neha Khetan
Junior Accountant

Neha is one of Asset Based Lending’s junior accountants, aiding in the financial record keeping for the company. Before joining ABL, she worked as an Accountant for a manufacturing company in Nepal. Neha graduated from a university in India with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending him with her two beautiful children and finds time to both hike and sew clothing.

Justin Ramsay-Johnson

Justin Ramsay-Johnson

Operations Analyst

Carlee Phillips

Ariel Martinez

Ops Analyst, Collateral

LoraFuhrman

Alejandra Picado

Loan Closer

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Mahfuz Kabir Pulak

Junior Data Analyst

 
Justin Ramsay-Johnson
Operations Analyst
 
Ariel Martinez
Operations Analyst, Collateral

Coming soon.

 
Alejandra Picado
Loan Closer

Coming soon.

 
Mahfuz Kabir Pulak
Junior Data Analyst

 

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Luis Rodriguez

Senior Loan Servicing Analyst

LoraFuhrman

Lora Fuhrman

Loan Processor

MenachemFeierman

Menachem Feierman

Junior Collateral Analyst

LoraFuhrman

Keith Kirk

DSCR Specialist

 
Luis Rodriguez
Senior Loan Servicing Analyst

Coming soon.

 
Lora Fuhrman
Loan Processor

Coming soon.

 
Menachem Feierman
Junior Collateral Analyst

Coming Soon.

 
Keith Kirk
DSCR Specialist

Coming soon.

JazaraMorales

Jazara Morales

Loan Processor

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Ty Pawling

Treasury Associate

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Bill Littel

Loan Processor

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Adam Leopold

Asset Management Admin

 
Jazara Morales
Loan Processor

Coming soon.

 
Ty Pawling
Treasury Associate

Coming soon.

 
Bill Littel
Loan Processor

Coming soon.

 
Adam Leopold
Asset Management Admin

Coming soon.

JazaraMorales

Megan Tucker

Loan Closer

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Alicia Vautier

Loan Processor

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Mia Harris

Loan Processor

Loan processing manager

Lino Machado

Senior Processor

 
Megan Tucker
Loan Closer

Coming soon.

 
Alicia Vautier
Loan Processor

Coming soon.

 
Mia Harris
Loan Processor

Coming soon.

 
Lino Machado
Senior Processor

Lino graduated from Ramapo College with a Bachelor’s in Professional Communications. He then started working for Better Mortgages where he coordinated closings and processed loans. Now he’s part of the ABL team, processing bridge loans and ensuring borrowers are informed about their loan stage from start to finish. Lino is set to get married in June 2023, and in his spare time enjoys hanging out with his fiancé and playing video games.

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Jack Spagna

Data Operations Analyst
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John Gonzalez

Accountant

Tyler Bailey

Tyler Bailey

Business Analyst

Max Holden

Max Holden

Capital Markets Analyst

 
Jack Spagna
Data Operations Analyst

Before joining Asset Based Lending, Jack attended Marist College where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Data Science & Analytics. Jack creates reports, dashboards and models for minimizing risk and optimizing internal processes. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness and wellness, watching sports and movies, and spending time with friends and family.

 
John Gonzalez
Accountant

Coming Soon.

 
Tyler Bailey
Business Analyst

Coming soon.

 
Max Holden
Capital Markets Analyst

Coming soon.

Eden Sivan

Eden Sivan

Loss Mitigation Specialist

Rachel Huston

Rachel Huston

Operations Analyst, Treasury

 
Eden Sivan
Loss Mitigation Specialist

Eden joined the ABL team in July 2023 and brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his six-year tenure at a reputable Brooklyn-based real estate development firm. He specialized in both residential and commercial projects and played a pivotal role in the success of numerous large-scale developments. In addition to his experience working with the development firm, he gained valuable experience in real estate investing by purchasing and rehabbing a property himself. This venture provided him with firsthand experience and a unique perspective on the real estate market, further enhancing his ability to evaluate and manage real estate assets effectively.

 
Rachel Huston
Operations Analyst, Treasury

Coming Soon.

Legal Team

Alyssa Antoci

Mike Kirkwood

SVP, General Counsel

Kerrie Martin

Kerrie Martin

Paralegal

 
Mike Kirkwood
SVP, General Counsel

Coming Soon.

Kerrie Martin
Paralegal

Coming Soon.

Human Resources Team

Alyssa Antoci

Alyssa Antoci

Head of Strategy Execution, HR and Talent, SVP

Carlee Phillips

Carlee Phillips

AVP, Office Manager & HR

Carlee Phillips

Halima Low

Administrative Assistant

Carlee Phillips

Rachel Burns

Talent Acquisition Specialiast

 
Alyssa Antoci
Head of Strategy Execution, HR and Talent, SVP

Prior to joining ABL, Alyssa spent five years at Amazon. She started as an HR generalist in the Bay Area before moving to Philadelphia where she focused her efforts on evolving and implementing labor acquisition strategies for 30 sites, including 16 building launches. At the end of her time at Amazon she became a Sr. Program Manager, focusing on the development and implementation of global operational hiring risk and compliance programs. Alyssa now leads ABL’s recruiting efforts and will help spearhead the company’s growth strategy by seeking and acquiring qualified talent across all available roles.

 
Carlee Phillips
AVP, Officer Manager & HR

Carlee graduated with her Bachelor’s from York College of Pennsylvania where she majored in Business Marketing and minored in Advertising & Management. She started her career as a Trust Analyst at a real estate law firm before moving into a Human Resources & Office Management role for a tech company. She’s now the office manager and head of HR for ABL, ensuring the office runs smoothly and employee needs are met attentively.

 
Halima Low
Administrative Assistant

Halima graduated from Monroe College with her Bachelor’s in Health Administration. She began working for AccentCare of New York as an administrative assistant. Now she’s part of the ABL team as an administrative assistant, ensuring the daily functions and needs of the office are maintained.

 
Rachel Burns
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Rachel Burns graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s in Communication. She began her career in corporate recruitment as an executive recruiter with a headhunting firm, which led her to Asset Based Lending. Rachel now holds the Talen Acquisition Specialist position, helping ABL find exceptional employees.

Alyssa Antoci

Orni Kabir

HR, Administrative Assistant​

 
Orni Kabir
HR, Administrative Assistant

Coming Soon.