About Us

Mission Statement

At Kapitus, our mission is to empower every business to succeed by providing the best financing options – when they need it and how they need it. Whether we are working with a business directly or through a strategic partner, we will work diligently to provide the most convenient, cost- effective and appropriate financing solution for a business’s needs. We promise to keep the best interests of our clients at the center of the financing process by operating with transparency, fairness, and integrity. We will continue to empower small businesses by making educated financial decisions, as we have since our inception in 2006.

Our History

10TOTAL EMPLOYEES $1.1MDOLLARS FUNDED 25BUSINESSES FUNDED
22TOTAL EMPLOYEES $16.7MDOLLARS FUNDED 434BUSINESSES FUNDED
29TOTAL EMPLOYEES $118.5MDOLLARS FUNDED 2,274BUSINESSES FUNDED
34TOTAL EMPLOYEES $260.1MDOLLARS FUNDED 4,767BUSINESSES FUNDED
85TOTAL EMPLOYEES $556.9MDOLLARS FUNDED 9,869BUSINESSES FUNDED
220TOTAL EMPLOYEES $1.2BDOLLARS FUNDED 16,858BUSINESSES FUNDED
225TOTAL EMPLOYEES $2BDOLLARS FUNDED 25,000BUSINESSES FUNDED
  • Company Founded as Strategic Funding Source.

  • Built out our customer service department and expanded with offices in Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Through a refined underwriting process and a focus on the long-term, the company successfully remained profitable despite the economic recession.

  • Received first senior bank line from Capital One, expanding our ability to provide financing to business owners.

  • Received $110 Million Line of Equity from Pine Brook Investment Firm enabling technology enhancements and the ability to deliver more capital to small businesses.

  • Added financing marketplace to assist all businesses in acquiring financing regardless of their unique situation.

  • Secured first securitization expandable to $500MM.

Our History

10TOTAL EMPLOYEES $1.1MDOLLARS FUNDED 25BUSINESSES FUNDED
22TOTAL EMPLOYEES $16.7MDOLLARS FUNDED 434BUSINESSES FUNDED
29TOTAL EMPLOYEES $118.5MDOLLARS FUNDED 2,274BUSINESSES FUNDED
34TOTAL EMPLOYEES $260.1MDOLLARS FUNDED 4,767BUSINESSES FUNDED
85TOTAL EMPLOYEES $556.9MDOLLARS FUNDED 9,869BUSINESSES FUNDED
220TOTAL EMPLOYEES $1.2BDOLLARS FUNDED 16,858BUSINESSES FUNDED
225TOTAL EMPLOYEES $2BDOLLARS FUNDED 25,000BUSINESSES FUNDED

Meet the team

Andrew Reiser

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Prior to co-founding Kapitus in 2006, Andy served as the CEO of Arcavista Corporation, a Managing Director of Donald & Co. Securities, Inc., EVP of Fidelco Capital Group, and President of Windsor Group, Inc. He began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse.  He holds a BS from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.


Ben Johnston

Chief Operating Officer


Ben joined Kapitus in 2014 as Chief Strategy Officer and became COO in January 2017. Prior to joining Kapitus, Ben was a Principal of Pine Brook Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, a Senior Associate at Lightyear Capital and an Analyst in the Office of the Chairman at PaineWebber. He holds a BA from Colby College and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business


Anthony Rose

Chief Financial Officer


Anthony joined Kapitus in February of 2018 as CFO.  Prior to joining Kapitus, Anthony was Chief Administrative Officer of Dime Community Bancshares, CFO of ISI Group, CFO of the Global Equities Investment Bank at Credit Suisse, VP of Capital and Balance Sheet Strategy and FP&A at JPMorgan Chase, as well as an Equity Research Analyst at JPMorgan Case.  He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Columbia University.


Arun Narayan

Chief Product Officer


Arun joined Kapitus in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Risk & Analytics after previously serving as Vice President and Managing Director of Lighting Science Group Corporation, Management Consultant for PRTM, Manager of Discover Financial services and Marketing Manager at Infosys Technologies Ltd. Arun holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.


Jeffrey Newman

Chief Risk Officer


Jeffrey joined Kapitus in March 2018 as Chief Risk Officer. Jeffrey has over 25 years of Risk Management experience at Citibank and GE Capital (now known as Synchrony Financial).  Prior to joining Kapitus, he was Chief Credit Officer at Citibank’s US Retail Bank for Consumer and Small Business lending.  Jeffrey has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper Business School and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College.


Aman Devgan

Chief Marketing Officer


Aman joined Kapitus in May 2017 as Chief Marketing Officer, bringing a decade of experience in small business marketing. Prior to joining Kapitus, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Propel Marketing, a digital marketing firm serving small businesses, Chief Sales and Markets Officer for 1&1 Internet in the US and UK, and SVP Marketing in charge of digital marketing products at Web.com. Aman holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.


Josh Jones

Chief Revenue Officer


Josh joined Kapitus in December of 2015 through the acquisition of a lending facility he owned and operated.  Josh was initially tasked with building the direct sales division of the company and became CRO, in charge of all sales divisions, in September 2016.  Prior to joining Kapitus, he was the Director of Account Management at OnDeck Capital. He holds a BA from Loyola University in Maryland.


Jesse Carlson

General Counsel


Jesse is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Kapitus. Prior to joining Kapitus in June of 2017, he served as Counsel in the Professional Liability & Financial Crimes Section of the FDIC’s Legal Division and practiced at Williams & Connolly LLP, where he focused on complex financial services, litigation and professional liability litigation. He also served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Colby College.


Cori Visi

Senior Vice President of IT


Cory joined Kapitus in 2016, bringing with him 25 years of experience providing IT consulting services and business solutions – including custom software development; business process automation; network, system, and telephony infrastructure design; and high-level technology consulting and planning. Prior to Kapitus, Cory spent 13 years as Managing Partner and Founder of GCInfotech, an IT consulting company in Stamford, CT. More than a decade of his time at GCInfotech was focused on completing numerous projects in the financial services and investment industries. Cory holds a B.S. of Business and Technology from the University of Connecticut.


See what we’ve been up to

With industry experts helping to shape the alternative lending industry, Kapitus is making waves

From being expert resources for the media, to speaking at industry and small business conferences, the Kapitus team is actively shaping and improving the alternative financing industry. Check out what our leadership team has been up to, where you can meet with us in person and the exciting things that have been going on here at Kapitus.