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 | CEO
Before founding Lendeavor, Dan was a business analyst at NewWorld Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on the environmental opportunities sector. While there, Dan led analysis on the firm’s largest investment to date ($50+ mm), pitched investment opportunities to co-investors, and regularly collaborated with C-level management. 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 | COO
Prior to founding Lendeavor, James operated Bachmeier Corporation, a commercial real estate firm located in the Twin Cities. While there, James led multiple investments and managed several hundred thousand square feet in property, including a collaboration with UBS. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and is admitted to the Minnesota Bar. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Hamline University, where he achieved conference honors playing varsity baseball.
Drew Weyerhaeuser Co-Founder | CTO/CFO
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.
Darren Boyd VP Engineering
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.
Bill Conley VP Credit
Bill joined Lendeavor in April 2016. His career spans more than 35 years in healthcare professional financing, most recently as VP Operations at Healthcare Professional Funding Corporation (HPFC), where he oversaw credit, documentation, booking, and funding. His roles prior to that included underwriting manager at HPSC/GE Healthcare Financial Services and credit manager at Healthco International. Bill served in the U.S. Air Force and earned a B.S. in business administration from Merrimack College.
Andrew Bennett Director of 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, and is passionate about simplifying the financial aspects of practice ownership. 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.
Sean Simon Senior Credit Officer
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 is now an MBA candidate at The Ohio State University.
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.
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.
Joseph Merrill Senior Closing Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aldis Inde Capital Markets
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.
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.
Tim Wood Engineer