National Funding CTO Geoff Howard Receives Top Tech Exec Award in the Private Medium Company Category

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#CTOAwardlt;/agt;–National
, one of the largest fintech lenders of small- and
medium-sized business loans, is pleased to announce CTO Geoff Howard
received the San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 Top Tech Exec award in
the Private Medium Company category. The Journal hosted its 12th
annual awards program to honor outstanding San Diego technology
executives on May 16th at the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Nominated by Joe Gaudio, President and COO of National Funding, Chief
Technology Officer Howard was honored as a Top Tech Exec for his
innovation in playing a pivotal role in utilizing technology to set
National Funding apart in the small business lending sector. Gaudio
said, “With Geoff’s contributions, National Funding is able to ensure an
exceptional customer experience by transforming the loan process to a
completely online digital experience. In addition, his ingenuity and
commitment to using technology to implement a new underwriting platform
has resulted in a reduction of 50% in overall credit decision time.
Geoff is truly deserving of the Top Tech Exec award.”

Since 2007, the San Diego Business Journal honors IT leaders who work in
the San Diego region and who accelerate their business’ success through
outstanding and innovative uses of technology. Nominees must be an
information technology executive whose primary function is to carry the
ultimate responsibility for their organization’s information technology
and meet the criteria set by a panel of independent judges.

“It is a great honor to receive a top tech award in a community like San
Diego – home of impressive technology talent,” said National Funding CTO
Geoff Howard. “It was definitely made possible because of the support I
have from our strong executive team, my amazing employees, our
customers, and our outstanding company culture. National Funding
identifies opportunities and is first to create new delivery channels to
meet the needs of small businesses.”

To learn more about National Funding, visit

About National Funding
Founded in 1999, National Funding is
one of the country’s leading financial technology companies.
Headquartered in San Diego, National Funding has provided more than $2.5
billion in working capital and equipment leasing for more than 40,000
small- to medium-sized businesses. The company believes in American
small business owners and strives to provide fast turnaround, flexible
solutions and great service to all its customers and clients in a
diverse range of industries including: construction, excavation,
manufacturing, retail, packaging, printing, restaurant,
telecommunications, trucking, transportation, and waste management,
among others. National Funding, an Inc. verified honor roll company, was
recognized on the Inc.500|5000 list for six consecutive years, as well
as placing on the San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies
list for the past six years. For more information, visit


for National Funding
Susan Almon-Pesch, 858-205-0516

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