Multi Funding Hall of Fame
A recognized leader in the insurance and insurance premium finance industry who parlayed his experience onto the specialty-finance industry. Jerry and his son Harley founded Multi Funding in 2007. He was an officer and partner in the Barry Scott Insurance Agencies sold to Progressive Casualty in 1999, and he was an officer and partner in Capitol Payment Plan (insurance premium finance) sold to a national insurance premium finance company in 2006. Jerry was founder and President of the NY Auto Agents Alliance, a trade organization, part of the National organization. He received the Executive of the Year award from the PIA (professional insurance agents), a national organization, in 2008. Jerry is a graduate of the New York Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Accounting.
President & Founding Member
Harley was admitted to the New York State Bar and has been an attorney in good standing practicing personal injury law and serving the community since 1996. He started his own practice in 2002 and is the principal member of the Fastman Law Group. In 2007, Harley co-founded Multi Funding Inc. and Segue Cloud Services with his father Jerry Fastman. Harley is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, The Nassau County Lawyers Association and ALFA. Harley has successfully represented thousands of clients and obtained over $25 million dollars in settlements for his clients. He also underwrites cases for Multi Funding Inc. and helped develop legal funding software for his other company Segue Cloud Services. Harley received his undergraduate degree at the University of Albany and his law degree from Touro Law School. Harley is married and has three children.
Chief Executive Officer & Partner
A motivated, strategic, and well-respected leader with over two decades of success with Coca-Cola. Highlights include Vice President of NY, V.P. of Sales & Operations West Region, and General Manger of Southern California. At Coca-Cola Kevin has a proven record of leading large and complex teams that deliver sustainable results. In his current role Kevin is responsible for delivering consistent revenue growth, continuous improvement in operating margins, creating profitable joint ventures and expanding the organization’s capabilities. Active in his community, Kevin serves on the Board Of the Boys and Girls Club. Kevin earned a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Cortland.
CFO & Secretary and Treasury Officer & Partner
An accounting and financial professional with over thirty years experience working for several national companies, as well as managing her own accounting firm. Michelle provides us with high level financial analysis as well as the ability to build out systems and procedures as we continue to grow. Michelle also teaches QuickBooks and Accounting classes at a local university. Michelle earned a B.S. in Economics and Finance at Niagara University and a M.S.T. from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Director of Business Development
Evidenced by nearly three decades of developing successful, time-tested client relationships, Chris epitomizes what it means to be a people person. His sales and business development experience ranges from long-held positions at Sony and Disney where he regularly exceeded internal goals while creating new revenue channels, and as a Licensed Agent for New York Life, guiding clients through important financial decisions. The common thread being Chris’ ability to blend a tactical and data-focused approach with a personable touch. Chris earned a B.S. in economics from the State University of New York at Cortland. He resides in Westchester, NY with his wife and two children and can be found most weekends coaching their various sporting teams.
Director of Marketing, Florida
As Marketing Director- Florida at Multi-Funding USA, Joel is an experienced client relations specialist and one of the external faces of the company. He represents the Florida division of this upstate New York-based business. Joel’s legal background as an attorney helps pave the way for excellence in empathy and navigating client needs as they relate to our legal-funding business. With a Juris Doctorate of Law from Emory University, a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Georgia and nearly 40 years of practicing law, Joel is the consummate legal and marketing professional.
Director of Business Development
A personable and conscientious professional with decades of sales experience with both established and emerging brands. Betsy believes that exceptional customer service, consistency and patience are the foundation to building a trusting and successful relationship. She most recently comes from the Health Natural Food and Beverage Industry where she successfully helped integrate 2 brands. Throughout Betsy’s career she has intuitively followed her path as she learns about new opportunities which she feels passionate about. Betsy’s greatest strengths are her enthusiasm, dedication and reliability. She lives in Vermont with her partner, two cats and one dog. Betsy earned a Bachelor of Science from Plattsburgh State University.
Customer Relations Specialist
For over a decade, Alex has been the liaison between the company and our clients. By providing excellence and care in customer service, she takes pride in being the contact that our clients rely on for answers and administrative support. Everything from case documentation, establishing new relationships with law firms, and creating new contracts, her efforts provide for an accurate and efficient customer experience.
A passionate individual who adapts well in fast paced environments. Darlene is an effective and efficient leader that understands the need to consistently implement procedures that improve daily operations. Darlene started her accounting career with a manufacturer of high end Swarovski lighting. Through the years her knowledge, education and experience increased through various employment opportunities. Darlene received a A.A.S. in Business Administration from Adirondack Community College. She resides in St. Augustine, Florida with her husband and has 2 adult daughters.
Status & Compliance Manager
Karlie is a driven and accomplished individual with strong writing skills, leadership capability, and organizational skills. She is responsible for maintaining client records and obtaining status updates to assist Multi Funding’s mission of providing fast and transparent litigation funding services, as well as creating marketing materials, maintaining their social media presence, and enhancing customer service. Throughout her career, she has worked in a wide variety of roles, including positions in both the Donor Relations and Accounting Department at the University of Albany. Most recently, she worked as a Production Assistant at A+E Networks in Stamford Connecticut. Karlie resides in N.Y. with Kobe and Alaska. She received a B.A. in English and Communications from the University at Albany in 2019.
Senior Software Developer
An experienced Software Developer that excels at solving complex problems. He is driven to gather, validate, and execute financial technology requirements while developing robust web services. Jack designs high-level object model schemas, authors Apex application code, creates lightning components and utilizes scripting languages to transform data sources for import. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
A motivated, detail-oriented software developer with a passion for learning. Alex is experienced in creating software applications through the Software Development Lifecycle from design to deployment, with a focus on database and API development. Responsibilities include ensuring effective and efficient response times, automating contract generation, providing solutions, instructional training, and developing reports and dashboards with up to the minute business metrics. Alex received a B.S. in Psychology from Brooklyn College and a M.S. in Computer Science/Software Development from Marist College.