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Meet The RapidAdvance Executive Team

RapidAdvance’s Executive leadership team has all worked on the front lines of business.  They know what it takes to manage a company – small and large – through good times and tough times, and can help entrepreneurs implement smart strategies to help their companies grow:

Jeremy Brown

Jeremy Brown - Chairman

Jeremy Brown calls on his 20+ years of first-hand management experience running small and mid-sized businesses across service industries including retail, construction and technology, to deliver funding solutions to small businesses throughout North America. Prior to joining RapidAdvance, Jeremy served as the COO of a national audiovisual service company with 50 locations in North America and 200 employees.  He also served as CEO of a commercial construction contractor with 500 employees and worked as the President of a retail computer company.  Jeremy speaks as a leading voice on small business at industry events and contributes articles on alternative funding.

Jeremy is a CPA and holds a degree in Economics from Duke University.

A life-long resident of DC, Jeremy enjoys golf, working out, and going to sports events with his three sons, and most importantly loves working with his wife every day at company headquarters.

Will Tumulty

Will Tumulty - Chief Executive Officer

Will joins RapidAdvance as CEO following 16 years in the banking and payments industry. He has held management positions in marketing, operations and IT at Capital One and AccountNow. Will also founded Ready Financial Group, Inc. in 2006, and served as president and chief executive officer until it was acquired by industry leader Green Dot in 2015.

Will began his career in the U.S. military, where he completed the United States Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training program in Coronado, CA, and served five years on active duty with SEAL Teams ONE and FOUR.

Will holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, as well as a Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University.

Joseph Looney

Joseph Looney - Chief Operation Officer and General Counsel

Armed with an abundance of financial services and technology experience having specialized in compliance for banks, credit unions, consumer finance companies, credit card issuers and investment banks, Chief Operation Officer and General Counsel Joseph ‘Joe’ Looney oversees the information technology infrastructure and compliance functions at RapidAdvance. Joe optimizes the technology that informs the very human decision-making around customer lending, and manages the compliance function towards ensuring that merchants, business and banks partnering with RapidAdvance can access safe, secure funding.  Joe acquired this skill-set at one of the nation’s top financial services law firms, Hudson Cook, LLP, where he specialized in financial services compliance.

Joe is an avid golfer and loves playing rounds with his kids.

Mark Cerminaro

Mark Cerminaro - Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Cerminaro is responsible for all revenue-generating functions, overseeing sales, marketing and business development. Mark’s focus is to work directly with the CEO and other senior executives to craft and communicate the company’s vision, develop and implement revenue strategies across all channels; monitor the strategy during execution and manage to both short and long term revenue growth.  Mark has a background as an investment professional as a former Financial Advisor & Associate Branch Manager with Morgan Stanley, managing over $200 million in personal and corporate assets. Mark earned a B.A. from Georgetown University where he was a student athlete recruited to play quarterback for the Hoyas.

Mark has spent his life involved with small businesses.  From working in them while growing up in NJ; to advising business owners on investments; to helping them access the capital they need to grow. He is an avid sports fan and loves spending time with his wife and two sons.

John Swigart

John Swigart - Chief Marketing Officer

John Swigart is responsible for overseeing all marketing functions at RapidAdvance.  John has expertise developing and executing direct marketing programs across a wide range of media and building high performing direct marketing teams.  Prior to joining in January 2014, John held senior executive positions at Esurance, where he was Chief Marketing Officer from 2003 – 2013 and VP of Finance from 2000 – 2003.  During John’s time leading marketing at Esurance, the company grew from $50 million in annual revenues to over $1 billion.  Esurance was acquired by Allstate in 2011 and is the third largest auto insurer on the Internet.  John has a BA in Economics from Haverford College.

John lives in Northern Virginia, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

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