Expansion Capital Group Announces New Executive Management Team

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., October 25, 2016 – Expansion Capital Group (ECG), a provider of small business loans, is pleased to announce several changes to its executive management team.

Effective immediately, Mr. Vincent Ney (ECG’s majority shareholder) is CEO and will focus on further developing the foundation built by the Expansion Capital team. In addition to an impressive combination of leadership and operational experience, Mr. Ney brings a passion for building financial services businesses with a focus on meeting the needs of its strategic partners and its customers. Most recently, he was involved in the online consumer lending sector where he was instrumental in building a business to $100 million in revenue.

As part of Mr. Ney’s early initiatives, Expansion Capital Group has begun testing and implementing new loan term and pricing options to provide broader and more advantageous solutions for borrowers.

Expansion Capital Group Additionally, Mr. Marc Helman has joined Expansion Capital Group as Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Mr. Helman is responsible for driving originations across the Company’s Funding Partner and Partnership channels. Before joining ECG, Mr. Helman spent over ten years in investment banking and venture capital, providing financing to both private and publicly traded small businesses. Mr. Helman stated, “I am incredibly excited to join Expansion Capital Group’s growing team. As our product offerings and platform continue to expand, we look forward to serving the capital needs of a wider variety of small businesses.”

Mr. Ney and Mr. Helman add to other members of the executive team that joined earlier in 2016. Mr. Herk Christie joined ECG’s operations team in March after experience and tenure with Resurgent Capital Services and Capital One. Mr. Tim Mages joined in February as CFO to assist ECG with its financial analysis and Capital Markets initiatives.

Dusty Wasmund, ECG’s VP of Business Development and Channel Partnerships, stated “During the past six months, ECG has broadened its executive management team to build a sustainable business that enables small business owners to access capital quickly to capitalize on their objectives. Our combined team brings a variety of experiences and perspectives to better serve our customer’s needs. This team has collaborated extensively during the past 60 days to strategically bring two new product innovations to market, which provide our borrowers greater financing options tailored to their specific needs. I am very excited about our revised positioning and look forward to working with many of our strategic partners during 2017 as we continue to grow our platform.”

As part of these changes, ECG also recently executed a partial equity recapitalization by ECG’s existing two family office investors. This additional equity, along with its $25 million credit facility closed in partnership with Northlight Financial and Bastion Management during the fourth quarter of 2015, provides ECG with enhanced capital resources to facilitate future growth. With this additional equity base and more flexible product alternatives, ECG will look to significantly expand its origination partners and loan volume.

About Expansion Capital Group:

Since 2013, Expansion Capital Group has provided over 5,000 small businesses with capital exceeding $130 million. Expansion Capital Group has developed a platform based on data aggregation and predictive modeling, which enables it to service this target market cost-effectively. Expansion Capital Group uses a broad array of both traditional and nontraditional data sources to predict individual performance and cash flow of each small business. 

For general inquiries, please contact:
Tim Mages
CFO
(605) 877-3910
For sales, lead generation, or channel partner inquiries, please contact:
Mr. Dusty Wasmund
VP of Sales and Channel Partnerships
(605) 351-5833

Mr. Marc Helman
Director of Strategic Partnerships
(605) 681-6400

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