Randy Mitzman

SVP, Managing Director

  • Responsible for all sales and marketing nationwide
  • Leads growth for the SLR Digital Finance presence across finance and media circles
  • 16+ years of secured financing experience, with formal bank credit training
  • Over $500MM of total debt financing structures
  • Member of original FastPay credit team in 2012, leading the underwriting team and helping develop credit policies and procedures
  • Managed successful FastPay sales team
  • Prior to Fast Pay/SLR Digital Finance, managed national sales and originations for alternative Ecommerce and Direct to Consumer lender Assembled Brands
  • Graduated from the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) with a degree in economics and business

Alex Hernandez

Chief Technology Officer

Alejandro Hernandez
  • Supervises and oversees SLR Digital Finance’s technology infrastructure
  • Manages the organization’s daily lending operations
  • 10+ years of experience working in financial services and cash management with extensive knowledge in the loan life cycle
  • Joined SLR Digital Finance (formerly FastPay) in 2013 after previously serving as a Senior Account Executive at E-Capital, one of the largest alternative lenders in the trucking industry
  • Holds a B.A. in business management economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a minor in Education

Danielle Baldaro

SVP, Portfolio Management

Danielle Baldaro
  • Oversees portfolio management of SLR Digital Finance
  • Instrumental in developing all FastPay policies and procedures
  • 20+ years of experience in factoring and asset-based lending, having started out as a Jr. Account Executive at Transaction Funding while in college
  • Prior to joining FastPay’s original team in 2012, worked at Continental Business Credit in the operations area, where she laid the framework for the Portfolio Management process and team
  • A native of Southern California, Danielle lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two boys, and their dog, Olive
  • Business degree from Cal State LA (Cum Laude!)

Kate Dorrlacombe

SVP, Underwriting

Kate Dorrlacombe
  • Manages the underwriting department, working closely with the originations team to structure and onboard new clients
  • Joined FastPay in 2015 and promoted to underwriting manager in 2017
  • Prior to joining our team, worked in commercial banking at Wells Fargo and in finance roles at Disney Interactive Media Group and IBM
  • Born and raised in Iowa and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in finance and entrepreneurial management with a minor in Spanish 
  • Kate now lives in Santa Monica, California and loves spending time at the beach. Outside of work, she is a member of the Association of Junior League International and a strong supporter of the Special Olympics

Jeffrey Austin

Director Business Development

  • Responsible for managing relationships with financial sponsors, banks, media-oriented service providers, and digital media executives
  • Structuring working capital solutions for companies in the digital media space since 2015
  • Member of the SLR Digital Finance originations team
  • In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys training for triathlons and exploring the greater tri-state area via bicycle
  • Jeff graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in business
  • Jeff is based in NYC

George Kekejian

AVP Portfolio Manager

George Kekejian
  • Member of the digital finance team since 2018 helping manage the day to day relationship with our clients
  • Film and start-up enthusiast
  • Berkeley undergrad and recent MBA from Pepperdine

Mike Portz

VP Underwriting

Mike Portz
  • 18+ years of banking experience in underwriting, risk analysis, credit analysis, portfolio management, commercial banking, and customer service
  • Strengths include organizing, credit risk management, loan portfolio monitoring, and organizational communication skills
  • When he is away from his desk, Mike enjoys traveling and spending time at his cabin
  • Based in Minneapolis and graduated from Minnesota State University

Vardui Demirchyan

Senior Operations Analyst

  • Responsible for managing lending operations
  • 12+ years of experience across the financial services industry, specializing in entertainment, ABL lending, and factoring
  • Dedicated, detail-oriented professional with expertise in the field of finance and business administration
  • Enjoys working as part of a successful and productive team and thrives in busy and challenging working environments
  • Vardui holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and business Administration from California State University of Northridge

Kiyoshi Suda

Account Executive

Kiyoshi Suda
  • Helps manage day to day credit requests along with client renewals, credit limit increases, and special situations
  • Worked in lending for seven years with Western Alliance Bank, MUFG Union Bank, Opus Bank (now Pacific Premier Bank), and Kinecta FCU
  • Licensed in Commercial/Personal/Health/Life Insurance, Series 7, and Series 66
  • Born in Japan but raised in California since one year old
  • Graduated four-year university in Japan

Joel Garcia

Operations Analyst

  • Responsible for supporting the Digital Finance operations group
  • Operations and product experience at Stockpile, Apple, and Rich Media Interactive
  • Attended Toulouse Business School Study Abroad program
  • Graduate of San Jose State University

Richard Saravia

Operations Analyst

Richard Saravia
  • Recently joined the Digital Finance team to help support our operations group
  • Graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BS in financial analysis
  • Has a background in hospitality

Maritza Leong

Senior Operations Analyst

  • Responsible for daily loan operations including loan requests, collections, and reconciliations
  • Has been a part of the team since 2014
  • Previously worked for a fashion brand in the finance department managing receivables and inventory
  • Graduated from University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of business administration degree