Sam Graziano, a highly experienced financial services executive and entrepreneur, is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer with Fundation Group LLC, one of the nation’s leading online lending companies.� Fundation is a technology-empowered direct lender that delivers small balance commercial loans nationwide. �Mr. Graziano is directly responsible for the strategic direction of the company.��Prior to co-founding Fundation, Mr. Graziano spent more than a decade in investment banking and private equity where he developed an expertise in strategic, financial and operational issues for banks, specialty finance companies, asset managers, broker/dealers and other institutions throughout the financial services sector.�Previously, Mr. Graziano served as a Principal with Centerview Partners, where he provided strategic and financial advisory services to some of the nation’s largest and most recognizable financial services companies. �Mr. Graziano’s experience also includes serving as Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), the nation’s largest boutique investment bank focused on the financial services sector, where he executed dozens of mergers and corporate finance transactions.� Mr. Graziano also co-founded KBW’s private equity business.�Mr. Graziano received a B.S., Computer Science and Engineering from Bucknell University with honors.�
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