John L. Villano CPA
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and Treasurer
John L. Villano, our co-founder, has been our Chairman, co-Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary or our Managing Partner since our inception in 2010. Mr. Villano is co-responsible for overseeing all aspects of our business operations, including loan origination and servicing, investor relations, brand development and business development. He was previously engaged in the private practice of accounting and auditing for almost 30 years. Mr. Villano is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.
Leslie Bernhard has been the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Milestone Scientific Inc., a developer and manufacturer of medical and dental devices since October 2009, continuing service as an independent Director begun in May 2003. Ms. Bernhard has also served as an independent Director of Universal Power Group, Inc., a global supplier of power solutions since 2007. In 1991 she co-founded AdStar, Inc., an electronic ad intake service to the newspaper industry, and served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director until 2012. Ms. Bernhard holds a B.S. Degree in Education from St. John's University.
Brian Prinz will become a member of our board of directors as of the date of this prospectus. Since 1976, Mr. Prinz has been employed by Current, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laminated products including sheeting, tube, rods, spacers and standoffs, as well as electrical grade laminates, a variety of carbon fiber products and other industrial products, which are used in various industries including construction, recreation, energy exploration and defense. He began his career at Current initially as a foreman, then as a production manager, then as vice president of sales and since 2011, as President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Prinz graduated from Bryant College with a B.A. in 1976. We believe that his background and experience make him well qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors.
Arthur Goldberg has been a private accounting and business consultant for more than five years. From January 2008 until March 2012, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Clear Skies Solar, Inc., an installer of solar panels. Earlier in his career Mr. Goldberg held senior executive positions, including CFO and COO positions at a number of public companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.B.A. Degree from the City College of New York, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and J.D. and LL.M. Degrees from the New York University School of Law.