Meet The Team

Our Business Financing Professionals

Our team consists of highly experienced executives in many different industries.

Each member of our team has started and built companies in multiple industry groups. Having done what you do, we understand the unique needs that each company has as it grows into a much larger entity. We are here to support that growth. 

Our Team

Steven Rabinovici Chairman

Steve Rabinovici is the Chairman of Business Funding Group and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and it’s DBAs, SBA Loan Group and SBA Funding. Steve has over 40 years of senior management experience in various healthcare, finance and finance-related firms. He was the Chairman/CEO of a New York Stock Exchange company, Complete Management Inc. (CMI) with a market cap of approximately $1 billion. He was also the Chairman of a well-known investment bank that completed over $150 million worth of investment banking transactions annually. Steve has been involved as either a principal or the funding source in over 150 mergers and acquisitions, totaling over $3 billion in valuations. 

Steve received his master’s degree in public health and business administration from Columbia University and a juris doctorate degree from New York Law School.

Steven
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Jarret Prussin Chief Executive Officer

Jarret Prussin is the Chief Executive Officer of Business Funding Group and is responsible for all strategic business relationships and the day-to-day operations of the company. Jarret is responsible for Business Funding Group’s legal lending division and has helped many high profile law practices structure complex financial deals. Jarret is a deal closer and aggressively pursues unique financial solutions on behalf of his clients. Prior to co-founding Business Funding Group and it’s DBA’s SBA Loan Group and SBA Funding, Jarret built the largest legal lending brokerage firm in the United States. He is personally responsible for facilitating over $1 billion dollars worth of transactions.

Mendy Wilenkin Founding Partner

Mendy Wilenkin is a Founding Partner of Business Funding Group and is responsible for the growth of our core SBA Funding business and our relationships with both banks and referral sources. Mendy also manages Business Funding Group’s compliance program. His vast knowledge of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s regulations and of US GAAP accounting standards are instrumental in properly structuring complex transactions custom tailored to each deal. Mendy has helped facilitate over $800 million in SBA transactions. He has over 20 years of experience in insurance, real estate and investment transactions.

Mendy Wilenkin
Yankie Markowitz

Yankie Markowitz Founding Partner

Yankie Markowitz is a Founding Partner of Business Funding Group. Yankie is responsible for the firm’s 504 and conventional lending departments and has helped facilitate over $600 million in real estate transactions, and complex deal syndication. He is often sought out by bankers to help structure intricate SBA transactions because of his knowledge and unique experience with the U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs. Yankie is an Executive Board member for the Regional Business Assistance Corporation (an SBA CDC) and has been on the Loan Committee which allows him to work on hundreds of transactions for SBA each year.

He also serves as a Board Member of C.H.Y.E. (Crown Heights Young Entrepreneur) a non-profit that is a full-service business resource center specifically tailored to fit the unique needs for aspiring entrepreneurs that focus on promoting responsible business development and providing them with the tools and resources that they need in order to achieve lifelong financial independence.

Rebecca Harris Chief Marketing Officer

Rebecca Harris is the Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for all marketing strategy and operations for Business Funding Group’s various brands. Prior to joining Business Funding Group, Rebecca oversaw marketing for Axiom Investors. Rebecca was responsible for designing and executing the comprehensive marketing strategy that communicated the firm’s value proposition to institutional investors and grew assets under management. Rebecca began her career in financial services at SAC Capital Advisors, now known as Point 72 Asset Management. Working within the due diligence team, she managed the day-to-day operations of a $1 billion portfolio invested in externally managed hedge funds and private equity funds.

Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University and her master’s degree from New York University.

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See What We’ve been Up To

In this very hot financial transaction market, we have been extremely active in assisting our client’s growth needs in both capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. See a select list of recent transactions.