Steven Gold, 2017 CFA Executive Committee member and Chairperson of the CFA Chapters Committee, will focus on education and advocacy for the industry.

Atlanta, Georgia – October 21, 2016 – On October 1, the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) announced its new Executive and Management Committees for 2017.  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 2017 Executive Committee and as Chair of the CFA Chapters Committee.  Mr. Gold has served on many CFA committees, including Chair of the 2016 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.

“It is a privilege and honor to once again serve on the Executive Committee. This Association and its members are an integral part of our economy and have a major impact on companies of all sizes.  In addition, this Association has personally always been a big part of my career.  Our industry provides a tremendous amount of capital to the overall economy, but in order to maintain our extraordinarily positive benefits we must have a strong association that believes in the ongoing efforts of education and advocacy.  My goal in rejoining the Executive Committee will be to continue to assist CFA wherever my efforts are needed, particularly as it relates to education and advocacy with a special focus towards the small asset-based lenders and factoring companies.  I am excited for the future of our industry and am grateful to have the opportunity to work alongside an exceptional group of industry leaders,” Gold said.

About Steven Gold, Allied Financial Corporation, & the Commercial Finance Association

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.

“Associations are only as strong as their volunteer leaders. The CFA wouldn’t be the successful organization it is today without all the hard work, dedication and insight of our Executive and Management Committees.  I look forward to working with our new slate of Committee members. Thanks to the commitment, vision and engagement of our leaders and members, 2017 promises to be an exciting year here at CFA,” 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.