Al is an accomplished, bottom line-driven finance executive with 16+ years of experience leading organizations through startup and rapid-growth stages. He brings a sophisticated understanding of business priorities and is a proven team builder and team player dedicated to managing operations and projects effectively and efficiently.
Prior to founding Supporting Strategies | Charlotte, NC, in 2019, Al served as Chief Executive Officer of a company that he founded in 2015. The firm initially provided consulting services to the commercial finance industry. A year later, he sold the firm and subsequently repurposed it as a lender to the healthcare and general industries. Within 18 months, the company closed on over $150M in senior loans.
Previously, Al held a series of roles with a $1.2B specialty finance company in New York City that culminated in Chief Credit Officer. He was responsible for all credit decisions and led the firm's business development, underwriting, portfolio management and financial due diligence departments to $600M in new financing commitments. His earlier positions include Vice President of Portfolio Management and Underwriting for a major player in the financial services space and Accountant for a CPA firm.
Al earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Canisius College and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York since 1999.