Why We’re Here
We believe that practice ownership is too difficult. Practice owners are some of our economy’s most highly educated and hardest-working entrepreneurs -- yet starting, buying, expanding, or equipping a practice takes too long and costs too much.
Who We Are
We’re a team of software engineers, computer scientists, financiers, lawyers, credit risk experts, and university professors that have come together to build something 10 times better than the status quo. We’re combining innovative software, exceptional service, and industry expertise to deliver market-leading speed, convenience, and pricing.
What We Do
We’ve built software that takes complicated transactions -- like buying your first practice -- and makes them simple. As a result, you spend less time applying for your loan -- and we spend less time processing it. This efficiency means faster funding and lower rates for you. Plus, once you’re a Lendeavor member, future financing and ownership resources are just a few clicks away.
Daniel Titcomb Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Dan oversees strategy, equity fundraising, and debt fundraising for Lendeavor -- efforts highlighted by a $600 million debt raise in mid-2017.
Before founding Lendeavor in 2013 in a one-bedroom San Francisco apartment with co-founder James Bachmeier III, Dan worked at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the environmental opportunities sector. He earned a B.A. in government from Connecticut College, spending his junior year in Japan, where he studied Japanese political economics and history.
James Bachmeier III Co-Founder | Chief Operating Officer
As COO, James leads business development and operations for Lendeavor. He architected the company's complex lending infrastructure, in one year driving loan originations from zero to an annual run rate of over $100 million.
Before founding Lendeavor in 2013 in a one-bedroom San Francisco apartment with co-founder Dan Titcomb, James was an attorney and touring musician. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Drew Weyerhaeuser Co-Founder | Chief Financial Officer | Vice President of Compliance & Security
As CFO and VP of Compliance & Security, Drew oversees the company's finance function and information security.
Before founding Lendeavor, Drew founded a technology-enabled scheduling and logistics company and also spent over five years in IBM’s Global Business Services. At IBM, he developed and implemented technology strategies for Fortune 500 companies in the consumer packaged goods, travel and transportation, and healthcare sectors. Drew graduated with a B.S.E. in computer science from Princeton University, where he was a member of the heavyweight crew team.
Andrew Bennett Vice President of Operations
As VP of Operations, Andrew is responsible for Lendeavor's day-to-day operational functions. In addition to working alongside COO James Bachmeier III to build the company's lending infrastructure and business development operations from the ground up, he has worked daily with Lendeavor's engineering team to ensure the alignment of the company's proprietary technology with its business operations.
Andrew joined Lendeavor in May 2015 after seven years as a high school and college educator, teaching everything from physics to organizational communication to baseball. He graduated summa cum laude from Hamline University with degrees in mathematics and physics and earned an M.S. in organizational management from Misericordia University. Before entering the real world, Andrew enjoyed a brief and unspectacular career as a professional baseball player.
Morgan Stump Regional Director of Business Development - Pacific Northwest & Mountain West
Morgan has over 15 years of lending experience, including seven years in practice finance. Prior to joining Lendeavor in February 2018, he worked for Wells Fargo Practice Finance, where he oversaw and grew a consistently top-performing region, often with an emphasis on financial education for practice owners. Whether conducting continuing-education seminars or providing referrals to trusted industry specialists, Morgan focuses on adding value to every practice he works with. He oversees Lendeavor's business development efforts in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions, where he lives with his wife Corey and one-year-old daughter Willa.
Jessica Brown Practice Finance Specialist
Jessica joined Lendeavor in August 2017 after working most recently for small-business lenders Mulligan Funding and Dealstruck, and has also worked in home mortgage origination for Bank of America. When she's not guiding current and aspiring practice owners through the financing process, Jessica can be found working out, hiking, or hanging out with her dog.
Margaret Merrill Practice Finance Specialist
Margaret joined Lendeavor in August 2017 after working for a statistical consulting and evaluation company in Minnesota. She graduated cum laude from St. Olaf College in 2016 with a degree in economics and a concentration in statistics. Outside of work, Margaret enjoys cooking, reading and gardening.
Lesley de Dios Practice Finance Specialist
Lesley joined Lendeavor in early 2018 after spending a few years volunteering and working in the microfinance and small-business lending spaces, most recently as an underwriting analyst. In addition to working in practice finance, she enjoys traveling the world and being outdoors as much as the weather will allow. Lesley is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in international relations and a minor in Asian American studies.
Willie Pudvah Practice Finance Specialist
Willie joined Lendeavor in January 2018 after several years in business development within the recruiting and staffing space. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied entrepreneurship and accounting. Outside of the office you can usually spot Willie at a Minnesota sporting event or cruising around the city in his vintage VW Beetle.
Sean Simon Director of Credit
Before joining Lendeavor in May 2017, Sean worked in underwriting for Bank of America Practice Solutions, most recently as a VP in Credit Products, focused on financing emerging Management Service Organizations in the healthcare industry. Prior to working with MSOs, Sean provided financing to both start-ups and established practices, including acquisitions, additional locations, and more traditional small business financing. Sean is a graduate of Miami University, where he majored in finance, and of The Ohio State University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration.
Patrick Barren Credit Officer
Prior to joining Lendeavor in September 2017, Patrick worked in underwriting for Bank of America Practice Solutions and Huntington National Bank. At Practice Solutions, Patrick provided healthcare financing to both start-ups and established practices, including acquisitions, additional locations, commercial real estate, and more traditional small-business financing. At Huntington National Bank, he provided similar financing in industries including oil & gas, transportation, restaurants, and manufacturing. Patrick is a graduate of Williams College, where he majored in history and competed on the varsity football and baseball teams.
Joseph Merrill Closing Manager
Joseph joined Lendeavor in September 2015 after working in operations and business development for two small companies in Minnesota. In 2014, he earned a B.S. in business and marketing education from the University of Minnesota, where he also worked for the Baseline Tennis Center while still an undergraduate. In that role, he organized tennis tournaments for juniors and Fortune 500 corporate teams alike, garnering the university‘s 2011-12 Outstanding Student Employee Award.
Rayla Boyd Senior Closing Officer
Rayla joined Lendeavor in September 2015. Her focus is on helping practice owners seamlessly navigate the financing process. Rayla earned her JD at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and was admitted to the California Bar in 2008. Her practice in the U.S. and Canada primarily involved working with lenders, borrowers, and financing specialists on restructuring business debt.
Marco Paoletta Closing Officer
Marco joined Lendeavor in November 2017 after beginning his professional career with LendingClub. He attended the University of San Francisco, where he studied international business and completed internships with WalkMe, Northwestern Mutual, and USF. In his free time, Marco is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys deep-sea fishing.
Sally Beane Closing Officer
Sally joined Lendeavor in November 2017 after working for more than 13 years in a variety of public service roles. Her experience ranges from advocacy in the court system and social service agencies to volunteer coordination to college admissions and retention efforts. In 2008, she earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama, and in 2002 she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Western Kentucky University. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with her daughter and enjoying the outdoors.
Andy Gustafson Closing Officer
Before joining Lendeavor in January 2018, Andy worked as a business analyst for Fairview Health in its information technology department, where he assisted in both the build and QA of new software. He also worked in continuous process improvement as outdated software and processes were replaced. He then worked as a commercial real estate broker, conducting property valuations and assisting owners with sales and marketing. Andy graduated from Carleton College in 2016 with a B.A. in political science and a concentration in economics, and he also competed for the Knights' varsity football team.
Danny Oh Closing Officer
Before joining Lendeavor in April 2018, Danny enjoyed a six-year career in professional baseball, playing outfield in the New York Yankees and Oakland A's organizations while also working as a marketing and lead intake manager at a real estate investment firm during the off-season. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in American studies and a concentration in business, also helping the Golden Bears reach the 2011 College World Series.
Kate Krauskopf Controller
Kate joined Lendeavor in February 2018 after working most recently for Mosaic, a home solar specialty lender. Before Mosaic, she spent four years in public accounting, auditing various financial institutions. She graduated from SMU's Cox School of Business with an M.S. and B.S. in accounting, a B.A. in markets & culture, and a minor in Spanish. Kate is an active CPA, registered yoga teacher, and avid traveller.
Jeremy von Stein Director of Projects
Before joining Lendeavor in January 2018, Jeremy worked in facilities, design, and construction as a healthcare project manager for The Ohio State University, where he managed the planning, design, and construction of renovation projects for the Wexner Medical Center, the Veterinary Medical Center, the College of Dentistry, and the College of Medicine. While at OSU, he earned his yellow belt certification in Six Sigma process improvement. Prior to working at OSU, he worked for a large private construction company as an engineer on healthcare construction projects. Jeremy graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 with degrees in architectural engineering and construction management, and he is now in his third year as an MBA candidate at The Ohio State University with a focus on healthcare. Outside of work, he enjoys woodworking, gardening, and cooking for his wife and son.
Aldis Inde Capital Markets Analyst
Aldis joined Lendeavor in September 2015 after graduating cum laude from Williams College, where he earned degrees in political science and mathematics. His studies focused on public policy and applied math, including extensive research and data analysis of the income tax system. An All-American track athlete, he graduated from Williams as one of the top runners in program history, setting numerous records and finishing as the national runner-up in the 5k.
Angela Freeman Senior Operations Specialist
Angela joined Lendeavor in July 2017 after more than 20 years in the banking industry, most recently at Byline Bank and BankUnited. Her experience spans retail banking, mortgage origination, and SBA lending. In between practice loan closings, Angela enjoys hiking, rock collecting, and hanging out with her daughters.
Paula Zumock Senior Operations Specialist
Before joining Lendeavor in April 2018, Paula worked in underwriting as an approval officer for Bank of America Practice Solutions, where she supported the division's team of senior credit products officers. Prior to working in credit, Paula held roles at Practice Solutions in wholesale funding, quality assurance, and project management. Outside of work, Paula enjoys spending time with her husband -- a retired member of the U.S. Army Reserves -- and their two sons. She especially enjoys watching her oldest compete as a varsity swimmer and her youngest as a varsity bowler.
Ann Madden Documentation Manager
Ann joined Lendeavor in September 2017. After spending many years in the insurance industry, she took a position as the documentation and administration manager for Healthcare Professional Funding Corporation, the practice-lending subsidiary of The Bank of Maine. At Lendeavor, Ann enjoys working to provide members a low-stress borrowing experience by ensuring that their documents are delivered and signed in an accurate and timely manner. Ann is a graduate of Aquinas College.
John Frank Member Success Specialist
John joined Lendeavor in October 2017 after graduating cum laude from the University of San Francisco, where he earned a degree in finance. During his time at USF, he worked for the university’s graduate program and pursued multiple internships in marketing and quantitative analysis. John’s interests primarily include data analytics, behavioral psychology, investment strategy, and film. In his free time, John loves being outdoors and especially enjoys hiking, sailing, and playing soccer.
Darren Boyd Vice President of Engineering
As Lendeavor's VP of Engineering, Darren oversees development of the company's industry-leading proprietary software, building and managing a growing engineering team and collaborating daily with Lendeavor's various business teams.
Darren joined Lendeavor in January 2015. Originally from Northern Canada, where he owned the first computer in his town, Darren made his way through Calgary before ending up working in sunny California. His experience began with an Internet-related startup in 1994, and over the years he has worked in a diverse set of situations ranging from large oil-and-gas companies to small Internet startups.
Tim Wood Engineer
Chris Caselas Engineer
Chris joined Lendeavor in May 2016. He has been writing code for startups in a variety of industries for the past six years. He started out in music tech, working for a popular audio streaming platform, and is pleased to be faced with very different challenges now working in financial tech. Outside of programming, he enjoys brewing beer, hiking to remote hot springs, and grooming his mustache. He and his wife recently moved to Portland, Oregon, where these activities are accessible and generally encouraged. He is looking forward to a future where a VR headset is the preferred peripheral display for video gaming.
Mridul "MC" Chowdhury Engineer
Alex Fogg Engineer
Alex joined Lendeavor in February 2018. He grew up building computers, though he wound up studying accounting and finance in college. The tech bug stuck with him, and Alex spent a number of years writing software for New York media companies and brands. He's excited to combine his interests in software development and finance at Lendeavor. Outside of work, Alex can often be found running, hiking, traveling, cooking, or listening to podcasts.
Lacey Lawson Engineer
Lacey joined Lendeavor in February 2018 after most recently building software to support retail merchandising and event marketing. She loves using technology to solve large problems, small annoyances, and everything in between. Outside of work, she enjoys playing games and spending time with her family.
Josh Shroy Engineer
Josh joined Lendeavor in May 2018 after most recently building real-time data management systems and provider engagement portals for a healthcare tech company. Prior to software development, he spent many years as a drummer and as an audio engineer. He is passionate about meaningful innovations that increase user and developer happiness. Outside of work, he enjoys brewing beer and spending time with his wife and children in Portland, Oregon.