Steven Gold, President & CEO, Allied Financial Corporation, Elected to Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA)

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Will Focus on Education and Advocacy for the Industry

On October 1, the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) announced its new Executive and Management Committees for 2016. The Committees, comprised of key leaders in the commercial finance industry, will guide the Association, make policy decisions, confirm new members and provide advocacy, education and thought leadership for the industry.

Steven Gold, President & CEO of Allied Financial Corporation, will serve as a member of the 2016 Executive Committee. Mr. Gold has served on many CFA committees. He is currently Chair of CFA’s Chapter Focus Committee and a Vice Chair of CFA’s Convention Program Committee. He has also served on CFA’s Executive Committee in the past. Mr. Gold served as President of the CFA Atlanta Chapter for nearly three years and remains active as the longest tenured Board Member of the Chapter.

“I am honored to once again serve on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association. This is an association and industry that means a great deal to our economy, as well as to me personally,” said Mr. Gold. “Our industry provides a great deal of commerce, but in order to continue to thrive, we must have a strong association that believes in the continued efforts of education and advocacy. My goal in rejoining the Executive Committee will be to assist in any way necessary with the ongoing efforts to educate and advocate for our industry with a special focus towards the small asset-based lenders and factoring companies. I am excited and look forward to working with such a special group of industry leaders.”

Mr. Gold founded Allied Financial Corporation in 2003 and manages all aspects of the company including Business Development and Portfolio Management. Prior to Allied, he was he was a Senior Vice President of a national commercial finance company where he co-managed the largest portfolio of the company. Mr. Gold began his career in New York City where he spent seven years with Kaye Insurance Associates before moving to Atlanta. He is also an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Georgia Bankers Association. Mr. Gold graduated from the University of Maryland.

“The CFA wouldn’t be where it is today without all the hard work, dedication and insight of our Executive and Management Committees. Looking to the future, we are able to continually take CFA to the next level because of the commitment and engagement of our leaders and members,” stated Bob Trojan, CFA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the international trade group of the asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industries, with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. CFA provides education, networking opportunities and industry advocacy on a domestic and international basis to the commercial finance community.

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