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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Graziano has served as CEO of Fundation since founding the company in 2011. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Graziano was a Principal at Centerview Partners, the leading corporate advisory firm to Fortune 500 companies. With more than 10 years of experience on Wall Street and an education in computer engineering, Mr. Graziano has developed an expertise in business strategy and corporate finance for companies throughout the financial service sector as well as the intersection between technology and delivery of financial products.
Executive Vice President, Head of Judgmental Lending
Mr. Yapa has served as the Executive Vice President of Judgmental Lending since 2013. Prior to Fundation, Mr. Yapa served as head of the small business lending arm of Pitney Bowes Financial, one of the nation’s largest small business lenders, where he managed a $3 billion portfolio of small business loans, lines, and leases. A specialist in the space for over 20 years, Mr. Yapa is considered an industry thought leader in data driven and automated lending to small businesses.
Executive Vice President, Head of Institutional Services and Partnerships
Mr. Palmieri serves as EVP and Head of Institutional Services and Partnerships at Fundation. Mr. Palmieri is a highly accomplished financial services executive, prior to joining Fundation, Mr. Palmieri was President of Canon Financial Services and Whirlpool Financial Services, he is also a past Chairman of the Commercial Finance Association.
Mr. Nayak has served as Fundation’s Head of Credit Strategy and Analytics since 2013. Prior to Fundation, Mr. Nayak held key leadership and management roles in data driven and judgmental lending at Citigroup and Capital One. His time in these roles have made him passionate about creating value through credit innovations and behavior sciences in the underserved market of small businesses.