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About Amerifi

We help build businesses.

Amerifi was created by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Our team has decades of experience building businesses in a wide range of industries, and we know how critical it can be to have financial resources when you need them. Since 2013, we've supported small business owners throughout the United States and Canada with more than $150 million in approved funding.

We specialize in helping businesses that can't catch a break from the banks. If your company already has loans or lines of credit, we can help you consolidate your debts at more favorable rates or increase your overall credit limits. If your business isn't old enough, or well-connected enough, or in the "right" industry, we can help. At Amerifi, when banks say no, we say yes!

Our success is built on the core values of trust and understanding. We're proud of our flawless rating on Trustpilot, which demonstrates our unwavering commitment to doing what's best for our clients. Amerifi account managers truly listen to every client, and we'll also provide transparent communication throughout the funding process, to ensure you get the right form of financing, at the right rates and amounts, to take care of your critical business needs. We've forged unique partnerships with the nation's top lenders, which we leverage to get your business the most money at the best rates available.

At Amerifi, we succeed when you succeed. We know what it's like to be turned down for a loan for reasons that have nothing to do with the strength of your business. We know what strong businesses look like, and we know your commitment to your business deserves an equal commitment from your financial partner. We'd love to work with you and help your business thrive.

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The Amerifi difference

A free 10 minute consultation is all it takes for our experienced financing professionals to develop a clear understanding of your needs and how Amerifi can help you meet them. We only work with businesses that meet our criteria for "fundability." Most businesses are fundable, but if we can't help you today, our team will provide a detailed explanation why and a clear plan to put your business in a fundable position.

Our commitment to personal communication produces one of the highest approval rates in the industry. We do the work to get you funded so you can stay focused on running your business, and we'll keep you informed of your application process every step of the way. You’re always in good hands with Amerifi.

More than half of our business comes from referrals or from clients who return for additional capital. We want to build a long-term relationship with every client, and we'd love to start working with you today.

OUR TEAM

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Edward DeAngelis

FOUNDER AND CEO

Edward DeAngelis has business in his blood. For nearly three decades, he’s been successfully founding, bootstrapping, building, and exiting businesses in Philadelphia’s Delaware Valley area.

Since 2013, Edward has led teams that have secured more than $150 million in total financing to help entrepreneurs build better and stronger businesses without giving up equity. He’s been heavily involved in all aspects of alternative business funding throughout this time, and he’s placed particular emphasis on broker and client relationships.

The strength of Edward’s and Amerifi’s relationships testify to his integrity; more than half of Amerifi’s business comes from referrals sent by happy clients. Edward makes sure everyone at Amerifi has taken to heart this saying from Warren Buffett:

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”

Edward was a successful multiple-time entrepreneur prior to founding Amerifi. In 2016, he exited Funding Metrics, which he founded and led to annual funding volumes of $40 million. In addition to developing Funding Metrics' relationships with clients and lenders, he also trained and directed Funding Metrics' sales staff and oversaw all aspects of its marketing strategy. Edward’s experience in creating and building Funding Metrics, which now operates as BizLender, informs his people-first approach with Amerifi and its clients.

In 1999, Edward founded Olympic Embroidery, a leading full-service promotional and apparel production shop that served businesses and events located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Olympic was acquired by Ampro, one of the world’s leading enterprise-scale screen printing companies, in 2015.

Edward’s first successful business venture began in 1991, when he left the corporate world to create Perfume World Imports. This venture, which began by selling high-quality products directly to consumers on the busy streets of Northeast Philadelphia, eventually grew into a wholesale and retail merchandise distributor serving hundreds of vendors across a four-state distribution footprint. Edward has also built a portfolio of high-end Philadelphia-area rental properties as the founder and CEO of private real estate investment company Giandad.

Edward’s drive and determination were forged early in life as he sought to escape the cycle of poverty and drug abuse that had held back generations of his family before him. He honed an innate ability to sell and build relationships into his greatest professional asset, bootstrapping each of his businesses to more than a million dollars in revenue within three years of their founding. As a lifelong native Philadelphian, Edward has never forgotten his roots. When not at work, he enjoys coaching and supporting local youth sports teams or cheering on the Phillies. He and his wife and three daughters live in the Philly suburb of Broomall.

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Domenic Nardini

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Domenic is known for his professionalism, personality, and relentless work ethic. He has been a people-first sales professional for more than two decades, and that experience has helped him secure multiple multimillion-dollar funding deals for Amerifi's clients. His wide-ranging experience in high-level sales and recruiting help him understand the needs of clients operating in many different industries.

Prior to joining Amerifi, Domenic was Sales Director for medical device manufacturer Avancen MOD, where he developed the company's entire East Coast territory. He joined Avancen after serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Classic Coachwork, a high-end collision repair business he helped grow into its current eight-location footprint.

Domenic graduated from Widener University with a BA in Business Administration. Shortly after graduation, he established The DNA Group, a full-cycle recruiting firm specializing in placing top sales professionals with medical device specialty manufacturers. He has two Sales and Business Development certificates from Sandler Training and is currently completing his Master-level certification.

Domenic is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, weight training, and baseball. His amateur baseball team has reached back-to-back championships. He also coaches his son's baseball and soccer teams and and cheers his daughters at their soccer and gymnastics meets.

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Konstantino "Gus" Yiambilis

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Konstantino Yiambilis, known by his friends and colleagues as Gus, has worked to improve financial outcomes for businesses and individuals throughout his career. Prior to joining Amerifi as Managing Broker, he served as Vice President of Primetime Funding, where he oversaw business development opportunities and managed numerous client relationships.

Gus is an ambitious and empathetic professional. He graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance in 2006. He began his career as a financial advisor at Ameriprise, where he worked for two years before joining LightHouse Legal, a financial firm specializing in settlement funding, as its Vice President of Sales. He has also worked as a Sales Executive at Wells Fargo, and he also served under Edward DeAngelis as a Senior Broker at BizLender.

Gus is married and has two sons. He and his wife are expecting a third child in 2019. He considers himself a lifelong learner and is always seeking out new knowledge to improve his skills at work and in his hobbies. To relax, he enjoys regular exercise, and his knowledge of nutrition has earned him the status of Amerifi's unofficial dietician.

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John Drum

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

John Drum has been an entrepreneur and sales professional for more than 30 years. He's worked with Edward DeAngelis at BizLender and Amerifi to deliver business funding solutions since 2013. Prior to his work in the business financing industry, John owned and managed several restaurants, bars, and nightclubs around the world, and he also managed the sales force for Precision Roofing, a top Philadelphia-area contractor.

John began his career in Philadelphia's hospitality industry in 1987, attaining progressively greater responsibilities until being lured away for a sales role at Precision Roofing in 1990. He moved to Thailand in 1999 to establish and operate the popular Beach Club Bar in Phuket. John's diverse experiences have given him the skills to serve clients from many industries, and he particularly enjoys helping immigrant entrepreneurs.

John is married and has a son. When not at work, he enjoys watching his son's soccer games, visiting new and innovative restaurants, and riding his motorcycle.

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Scott Williams

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Scott Williams has worked with Edward DeAngelis at both Amerifi and BizLender, where he earned multiple honors as Top Funding Specialist of the Year, since 2014. Prior to his work in the business funding industry, Scott worked in customer management roles in the data storage industry and at a consumer lending firm.

Scott has business in his blood. His family has owned and operated multiple jewelry stores throughout the Northeast since the 1950s, when his grandfather established the family's first store. Scott worked and learned at his grandfather's and father's jewelry stores for years before attending and graduating from the University of Central Florida in 1997. Changing industry dynamics, and Scott's desire to forge his own professional path, led him to Merrill Lynch, where gained invaluable experience in providing funding to successful businesses.

Scott is an avid traveler with a particular passion for visiting unusual locations in the United States. He is currently working his way through the 50-state travel challenge in a way that allows him to fully experience the cultural and environmental distinctiveness to be found in every state.

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Chamir Shivers

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Chamir Shivers brings a unique perspective to Amerifi's team. In addition to his years of experience as an account manager and broker at several well-regarded alternative lenders, he has also worked for nearly a decade in several high-level education administrator, including stints as Director of Admissions for three technical institutions. Helping thousands of eager students find their way on the path to lifelong success served as excellent preparation for Chamir's current focus on helping small business owners thrive.

Chamir has worked with businesses in nearly every imaginable industry, and he takes great prides in his lifelong efforts to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is also an active community leader, having served as a member of both the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Urban League of Philadelphia from 2013 to the present.

When not helping America's businesses, Chamir can be found enjoying good food, craft beer, and the Dallas Cowboys, particularly when in the company of his family. He is also pursuing his Master's in Human Resources at New York University.

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Alex Drum

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Alex Drum directs Amerifi's online marketing efforts across social media, paid advertising, direct email outreach, and other channels. His work at Amerifi is part of an ongoing dual role that also encompasses his work as co-founder of Fieyo Media, a boutique media marketing firm.

Alex graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Applied Economics in 2018. While at Ursinus, he played on the football team. He also worked as a sales and marketing representative with RISQ Group and as a data analyst with Stone House Group, and he helped launch the U.S. operations of Australian SaaS startup Conexie.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys football, snowboarding, cooking, staying fit, and traveling. He recently completed a trip through Australia, New Zealand, and Bali.

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Alaina Aldaya

BUSINESS MANAGER

Alaina Aldaya is an experienced business and office manager. She has supported some of the most successful executives and businesses in the Philadelphia area for nearly three decades. In her role as Amerifi's business manager, Alaina has helped build the team, develop the culture, and manage the day-to-day operations critical to the company's success.

When not at work, Alaina enjoys spending time with her family, tending her garden, and antiquing.

OUR TEAM

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Edward DeAngelis

FOUNDER AND CEO

Edward DeAngelis has business in his blood. For nearly three decades, he’s been successfully founding, bootstrapping, building, and exiting businesses in Philadelphia’s Delaware Valley area.

Since 2013, Edward has led teams that have secured more than $150 million in total financing to help entrepreneurs build better and stronger businesses without giving up equity. He’s been heavily involved in all aspects of alternative business funding throughout this time, and he’s placed particular emphasis on broker and client relationships.

The strength of Edward’s and Amerifi’s relationships testify to his integrity; more than half of Amerifi’s business comes from referrals sent by happy clients. Edward makes sure everyone at Amerifi has taken to heart this saying from Warren Buffett:

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”

Edward was a successful multiple-time entrepreneur prior to founding Amerifi. In 2016, he exited Funding Metrics, which he founded and led to annual funding volumes of $40 million. In addition to developing Funding Metrics' relationships with clients and lenders, he also trained and directed Funding Metrics' sales staff and oversaw all aspects of its marketing strategy. Edward’s experience in creating and building Funding Metrics, which now operates as BizLender, informs his people-first approach with Amerifi and its clients.

In 1999, Edward founded Olympic Embroidery, a leading full-service promotional and apparel production shop that served businesses and events located throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Olympic was acquired by Ampro, one of the world’s leading enterprise-scale screen printing companies, in 2015.

Edward’s first successful business venture began in 1991, when he left the corporate world to create Perfume World Imports. This venture, which began by selling high-quality products directly to consumers on the busy streets of Northeast Philadelphia, eventually grew into a wholesale and retail merchandise distributor serving hundreds of vendors across a four-state distribution footprint. Edward has also built a portfolio of high-end Philadelphia-area rental properties as the founder and CEO of private real estate investment company Giandad.

Edward’s drive and determination were forged early in life as he sought to escape the cycle of poverty and drug abuse that had held back generations of his family before him. He honed an innate ability to sell and build relationships into his greatest professional asset, bootstrapping each of his businesses to more than a million dollars in revenue within three years of their founding. As a lifelong native Philadelphian, Edward has never forgotten his roots. When not at work, he enjoys coaching and supporting local youth sports teams or cheering on the Phillies. He and his wife and three daughters live in the Philly suburb of Broomall.

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Domenic Nardini

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Domenic is known for his professionalism, personality, and relentless work ethic. He has been a people-first sales professional for more than two decades, and that experience has helped him secure multiple multimillion-dollar funding deals for Amerifi's clients. His wide-ranging experience in high-level sales and recruiting help him understand the needs of clients operating in many different industries.

Prior to joining Amerifi, Domenic was Sales Director for medical device manufacturer Avancen MOD, where he developed the company's entire East Coast territory. He joined Avancen after serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Classic Coachwork, a high-end collision repair business he helped grow into its current eight-location footprint.

Domenic graduated from Widener University with a BA in Business Administration. Shortly after graduation, he established The DNA Group, a full-cycle recruiting firm specializing in placing top sales professionals with medical device specialty manufacturers. He has two Sales and Business Development certificates from Sandler Training and is currently completing his Master-level certification.

Domenic is married and has three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, weight training, and baseball. His amateur baseball team has reached back-to-back championships. He also coaches his son's baseball and soccer teams and and cheers his daughters at their soccer and gymnastics meets.

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Konstantino "Gus" Yiambilis

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Konstantino Yiambilis, known by his friends and colleagues as Gus, has worked to improve financial outcomes for businesses and individuals throughout his career. Prior to joining Amerifi as Managing Broker, he served as Vice President of Primetime Funding, where he oversaw business development opportunities and managed numerous client relationships.

Gus is an ambitious and empathetic professional. He graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelor's in Accounting and Finance in 2006. He began his career as a financial advisor at Ameriprise, where he worked for two years before joining LightHouse Legal, a financial firm specializing in settlement funding, as its Vice President of Sales. He has also worked as a Sales Executive at Wells Fargo, and he also served under Edward DeAngelis as a Senior Broker at BizLender.

Gus is married and has two sons. He and his wife are expecting a third child in 2019. He considers himself a lifelong learner and is always seeking out new knowledge to improve his skills at work and in his hobbies. To relax, he enjoys regular exercise, and his knowledge of nutrition has earned him the status of Amerifi's unofficial dietician.

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John Drum

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

John Drum has been an entrepreneur and sales professional for more than 30 years. He's worked with Edward DeAngelis at BizLender and Amerifi to deliver business funding solutions since 2013. Prior to his work in the business financing industry, John owned and managed several restaurants, bars, and nightclubs around the world, and he also managed the sales force for Precision Roofing, a top Philadelphia-area contractor.

John began his career in Philadelphia's hospitality industry in 1987, attaining progressively greater responsibilities until being lured away for a sales role at Precision Roofing in 1990. He moved to Thailand in 1999 to establish and operate the popular Beach Club Bar in Phuket. John's diverse experiences have given him the skills to serve clients from many industries, and he particularly enjoys helping immigrant entrepreneurs.

John is married and has a son. When not at work, he enjoys watching his son's soccer games, visiting new and innovative restaurants, and riding his motorcycle.

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Scott Williams

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Scott Williams has worked with Edward DeAngelis at both Amerifi and BizLender, where he earned multiple honors as Top Funding Specialist of the Year, since 2014. Prior to his work in the business funding industry, Scott worked in customer management roles in the data storage industry and at a consumer lending firm.

Scott has business in his blood. His family has owned and operated multiple jewelry stores throughout the Northeast since the 1950s, when his grandfather established the family's first store. Scott worked and learned at his grandfather's and father's jewelry stores for years before attending and graduating from the University of Central Florida in 1997. Changing industry dynamics, and Scott's desire to forge his own professional path, led him to Merrill Lynch, where gained invaluable experience in providing funding to successful businesses.

Scott is an avid traveler with a particular passion for visiting unusual locations in the United States. He is currently working his way through the 50-state travel challenge in a way that allows him to fully experience the cultural and environmental distinctiveness to be found in every state.

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Chamir Shivers

SENIOR MANAGING BROKER

Chamir Shivers brings a unique perspective to Amerifi's team. In addition to his years of experience as an account manager and broker at several well-regarded alternative lenders, he has also worked for nearly a decade in several high-level education administrator, including stints as Director of Admissions for three technical institutions. Helping thousands of eager students find their way on the path to lifelong success served as excellent preparation for Chamir's current focus on helping small business owners thrive.

Chamir has worked with businesses in nearly every imaginable industry, and he takes great prides in his lifelong efforts to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. He is also an active community leader, having served as a member of both the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Urban League of Philadelphia from 2013 to the present.

When not helping America's businesses, Chamir can be found enjoying good food, craft beer, and the Dallas Cowboys, particularly when in the company of his family. He is also pursuing his Master's in Human Resources at New York University.

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Alex Drum

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Alex Drum directs Amerifi's online marketing efforts across social media, paid advertising, direct email outreach, and other channels. His work at Amerifi is part of an ongoing dual role that also encompasses his work as co-founder of Fieyo Media, a boutique media marketing firm.

Alex graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Applied Economics in 2018. While at Ursinus, he played on the football team. He also worked as a sales and marketing representative with RISQ Group and as a data analyst with Stone House Group, and he helped launch the U.S. operations of Australian SaaS startup Conexie.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys football, snowboarding, cooking, staying fit, and traveling. He recently completed a trip through Australia, New Zealand, and Bali.

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Alaina Aldaya

BUSINESS MANAGER

Alaina Aldaya is an experienced business and office manager. She has supported some of the most successful executives and businesses in the Philadelphia area for nearly three decades. In her role as Amerifi's business manager, Alaina has helped build the team, develop the culture, and manage the day-to-day operations critical to the company's success.

When not at work, Alaina enjoys spending time with her family, tending her garden, and antiquing.

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Amerifi HQ

1 Summit Ave.
Broomall, PA 19008

Get in touch

Amerifi HQ

1 Summit Ave.
Broomall, PA 19008