Management Team

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Alexander Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding Liberty SBF, Mr. Cohen worked in fixed income trading and portfolio management at M&T Bank Corporation (MTB), where he helped manage the bank’s multibillion dollar discretionary asset portfolio of mortgage-related securities. During his career, Alex has focused on whole loan, structured product and corporate credit trading, and he has also worked in private equity focusing on transactions in the middle market sector. Alex graduated from New York University.

(610) 816-0201 | ACohen@libertysbf.com

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William Landman

Chairman

Mr. Landman is Chairman of the Board and Co-Chair of the Investment & Loan Committee at Liberty SBF. Bill brings 23 years of commercial lending and private equity investment experience to the team. He also serves as Senior Managing Director of the CMS Companies, a $2 billion investment firm. At CMS, Bill is responsible for all of the firm’s investment decisions. Since 1987, he has led over 50 private equity investments across a variety of sectors.

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Alex Prombaum

President | Director of Credit

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Mr. Prombaum served as a Senior Underwriter at Merrill Lynch Capital, the on-balance sheet, commercial finance division of Merrill Lynch and Co. Alex has also worked as an associate at Picerne Capital, a private equity firm focusing on the purchase of performing and performing loans backed by commercial real estate. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

(213) 256-0702 | APrombaum@libertysbf.com

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Lon Cohen

Director of Marketing

Mr. Cohen comes to Liberty SBF with an extensive background in marketing and communications helping to strategize content, advertising, search engine optimization and website management in the non-profit, banking and publishing sectors. He also has a background in writing and reporting and launched a hyperlocal news website, where he served as editor for over three years. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a B.S. in Graphic Design working in the early part of his career as an editorial and marketing designer for Hearst Magazines, Art in America Magazine and Interview Magazine in New York City.

(631) 294-5542 | LCohen@libertysbf.com


Originations

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Andrew Cave

Associate, Loan Originations

Mr. Cave graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance focusing on investments and portfolio management. He previously worked at Raymond James Financial Services where he assisted with financial advisory and client relations.

(215) 309-6420 | ACave@libertysbf.com

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Anthony Notarfrancesco

Senior Originator

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Mr. Notarfrancesco worked as a leasing agent in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. metro areas. His leasing experience includes both landlord and tenant representation, student housing lease-ups, as well as traditional multi-family leasing. He graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Community and Regional Planning and from the University of Maryland with a Masters in Real Estate Development.

(610) 816-0203 | ANotarfrancesco@libertysbf.com

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Ankur Patel, CCIM

Director, Loan Originations

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Mr. Patel spent more than 12 years working at large money-center banks in roles of increasing responsibility. He has been formally credit trained through the M&T Bank RMSP Program as well as Citibank’s world renowned Credit College. Mr. Patel obtained a CCIM designation through the CCIM institute, the highest recognized designation within the Commercial Real Estate industry. He presently serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice President/President-Elect of the CCIM Illinois Chapter. Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master’s of Science in Real Estate from the University of Florida’s esteemed Hough Graduate School of Business.

(630) 492-0043| apatel@LibertySBF.com

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Amanda Sachs

Associate, Loan Originations

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Ms. Sachs worked at Honk Technologies where she established strong customer relationships while fulfilling roadside assistance needs. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles with an Associate of Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. While attending FIDM, Amanda held several internships in Public Relations, Sales and Marketing.

(213) 256-0571 | ASachs@libertysbf.com

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Ryan Shultz

Director, SBA Originations

With nearly two decades devoted to driving business growth, Mr. Shultz brings a wealth of strategic thinking and creative problem-solving skills from experience in running his own businesses to working with multinational firms. During the Great Recession, Mr. Shultz realized that there was a need to shift from a pure growth focus to assisting business owners to finance their development. Mr. Shultz earned his B.B.A. cum laude in actuarial science from Temple University's acclaimed Fox School of Business. He is very active in the community coaching youth soccer, while also donating time and serving on the board of several charities.

(610) 816-0207 | rshultz@libertysbf.com


Credit & Administration

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Kevin Bearse

Senior Analyst, Finance/Accounting

Mr. Bearse graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a focus in commercial real estate and capital markets. He began his career with SEI Investments in the Investment Management department overseeing the accounting and financial reporting for various hedge, private equity, and fund of funds.

(610) 816-0208 | kbearse@libertysbf.com

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Andrés Catalán

Senior Data Manager

Mr. Catalán brings to Liberty SBF his expertise in technology strategy, data science, business processes and software development. Mr. Catalán has served as Assistant Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Fox School of Business of Temple University and has experience advising organizations of all sizes in a variety of sectors. In addition to having undertaken doctoral studies in Operations and Information Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Andrés holds a Master of Science in Management and a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Business Management and Administration, both from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Engineering.

ACatalan@libertysbf.com

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Ling Han

VP, Underwriting

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Ms. Han worked within the commercial mortgage back securities, credit ratings division of Morningstar, Inc., focusing on structured finance, real estate underwriting, and the development of a Mumbai team for the division. Ms. Han graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, double majoring in Finance and Economics, with a minor in Spanish.

(610) 816-0209 | LHan@libertysbf.com

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Stephanie Kahn

Prior to Liberty Ms. Kahn worked as a teaching assistant at The University of Iowa and freelance tutor. She holds a B.A. from The University of Chicago and an M.A. from The University of Iowa.

SKahn@libertysbf.com

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Olivia Lynch

Human Resources Director

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Ms. Lynch spent over six years at The Ezold Law Firm, P.C. as the firm’s Office Manager. Her role included many facets of managing a law firm including administrative and paralegal support, marketing and billing. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007 and holds a B.S. in Social Thought and Political Economy.

(610) 816-0200 | OLynch@libertysbf.com

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Allison McBride

Associate of Analytics

Ms. McBride graduated from Neumann University with a bachelor of science degree in marketing. Prior to joining Liberty SBF Ms. McBride worked at Beneficial Bank in the Cash Management Department Specializing in Escrow and Corporate customer accounts.

AMcbride@libertysbf.com

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Leah Weiss

Managing Director, Loan Closing and Servicing

Prior to joining Liberty SBF, Ms. Weiss worked as an associate at Paul Hastings, an international law firm where she worked in the commercial real estate group. During her career, Leah has participated in large real estate transactions both purchase and sales as well as financings and has expertly developed and implemented legal- related closing and post-closing procedures. Leah holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, as well as a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

(484) 297-7014 | LWeiss@libertysbf.com