Sam Graziano is a highly experienced financial services professional and entrepreneur.  He is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fundation, the nation’s leading credit solutions provider focused on the small business market nationally. Fundation is a leader in providing technology and application processing services to support more than 25 super-regional, regional and community banks.  Fundation’s solutions enable its clients to develop a digital lending capability, provide a great customer experience, drive cost efficiency into their small business lending program, and maximize the number of customers they can serve.  Fundation’s solutions range from simple referral partnerships to customized, integrated private labeled lending programs.  The Company also partners with a wide array of organizations that serve the small business market in various capacities to deliver credit products to the business community nationwide. Prior to founding Fundation, Mr. Graziano spent more than a decade in investment banking and private equity where he developed an expertise in strategic, financial and operational issues for banks, specialty finance companies, asset managers, broker/dealers and other institutions throughout the financial services sector. He served as a Principal with Centerview Partners, where he provided strategic and financial advisory services to some of the nation’s largest and most recognizable financial services companies.  Prior to Centerview, Mr. Graziano was a Vice President with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW), the nation’s largest boutique investment bank focused on the financial services sector.
Mr. Graziano graduated with honors from Bucknell University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.