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Our company

The AI-powered financing platform trusted by America’s entrepreneurs

We’re out to transform small business banking into something that works the way today’s small businesses work.

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Our Mission

To equip every entrepreneur with reliable access to smart capital

We believe it’s time to turn financing into fuel, empower banks to better understand and serve the small business community, and arm every entrepreneur with the access, tools, and insights they need to keep growing. By bringing together technology, data, and people, we’re building a smarter, more intuitive kind of banking.

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Our origin

On the heels of the Great Recession, a team of technologists, entrepreneurs, and finance geeks came together to find an easier way for small businesses to apply for and secure low-cost funds from banks. United in the belief that the right capital at the right time can cause any small business to thrive, the early SmartBiz team committed themselves to connect every entrepreneur with the funds they need to fortify and grow their businesses. Today, small businesses of every size and type turn to SmartBiz for reliable access to SBA, bank term, and custom financing. 

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Our impact

A simple solution - one streamlined application for entrepreneurs to access the right capital at the right time - has evolved into the industry’s leading AI-powered platform for small business financing1. Our daily efforts show up in the world in immediate and measurable ways:

our impact
$9 Billion
delivered to small businesses 2
#1 Facilitator
in SBA 7(a) Loans < $350k 3
230,000+
Entrepreneurs funded 2
60% of loans
to women, minority, or veteran-owned businesses 2

Our people

We’re a diverse and distributed team of technologists working together to transform small business banking. We’re making bold moves and scaling quickly under the committed leadership of an executive team working on behalf of entrepreneurs and the forward-thinking banks that serve them.

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Leadership team

Alan Crystal

Chief Banking Integration Officer

Brent Looney

Chief Operating Officer

Erin Shanley

Vice President, Bank Customer Success

Evan Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Schenone

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Bertrand

Chief Technology Officer

Omer Cohen

Chief People Officer

Sadie Stoumen

Vice President, Product

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  1. Lendit 2021 FinTech Industry Awards: https://www.lendacademy.com/here-are-the-winners-of-the-2021-lendit-fintech-industry-awards/
  2. Numbers based on internal reporting and metric.
  3. Based on FY2020 SBA loans data released by the SBA for SBA 7(a) loans under $350,000