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
James leads revenue and operations for Lendeavor. After founding Lendeavor from a San Francisco apartment, James helped architect the company’s complex lending infrastructure and built a team that has grown loan origination run-rate from zero to $100 million in a year, and nearly half a billion today. James is a musician and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and played baseball at Hamline University.
Tony Bako Vice President of Engineering
Tony brings to Lendeavor 20 years of experience managing technology and operations for enterprise software and Internet companies. Prior to joining Lendeavor, Tony served as Mosaic's CTO and COO, where he led the company's product, engineering, IT, and loan operations functions -- and led the nation's leading solar lender through a period of growth to profitability and $1 billion in annual originations of solar loans, with a service portfolio in excess of $2 billion.
Prior to Mosaic, Tony served as VP of Engineering at Chegg (CHGG), where he led multiple engineering teams responsible for building the technology that serviced millions of students and hundreds of millions of dollars of orders annually. Before Chegg, he served as VP of Engineering at Cramster, where he built the technology and operations organization through multiple rounds of venture financing until its eventual acquisition by Chegg. Before that, Tony led technology at an enterprise software company, as well as other Internet startups. Tony holds a B.S. in biomedical and electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
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.
Sean Simon Vice President 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.
Lauren DiNapoli Senior Director of Capital Markets
Lauren joined Lendeavor in July 2019 from Mosaic, a leading residential solar lender, where she most recently headed the financial institutions partnerships division of the capital markets team. Prior to joining Mosaic, she spent over five years in a buy-side role at PartnerRe, where she invested in whole loans, asset-backed securities, and other asset financings across a wide range of asset classes. Lauren also previously held structured products roles at KGS-Alpha Capital Markets and PNC Capital Markets. Lauren received a B.S. in finance and M.S. in accountancy from Wake Forest University and is a CFA charterholder.
Amy Sutjahjo Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
Amy joined Lendeavor in July 2019 with over eight years of experience in financial planning and analysis, most recently at a meal-kit delivery company. As Director of FP&A, she partners with both internal and external stakeholders in order to run the forecast and budget process, while also providing insight into financial results. After a two-year stint in New York, she is happy to be back in San Francisco with her family, including her husband -- who happens to be a dentist.