New York, New York – September 19, 2018 – Steven Gold, president and CEO of Allied Financial Corporation has been named the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) 2018 Leadership Award Recipient, honoring his leadership in the Asset-based Lending and Factoring Industry. Steven will be presented the award on September 20 at the CFA 40 Under 40 Awards celebration at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. He is only the second recipient of this prestigious award.

Steven has been in the commercial finance industry for over 20 years. He began his career with Kaye Insurance Associates in New York City before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. In 2003 he founded Allied Financial Corporation. Prior to Allied Financial, he was senior vice president of a national commercial finance where he was a top producer and co-managed the largest portfolio of the company.

He has successfully exhibited his leadership in various roles with Commercial Finance Association (CFA.) In addition to serving as a CFA director since 2004 and on the CFA Executive Committee since 2005, he served as chair for the 2016 CFA Annual Convention Committee and as co-chair in 2015. Steven has served as the chair of the CFA Chapter Focus Committee for seven years and has been instrumental in the growth of the chapter network. He is the longest-tenured Board Member of the CFA Atlanta Chapter—20 years—three of which he served as President.

Finding a mentor to me can be of the utmost importance. And maybe it’s not just one mentor, but perhaps you will find several along the way. – Steven Gold


Allied Financial is an Atlanta-based group of “Entrepreneurs Financing Entrepreneurs” with a branch in the Delaware Valley who have financed over a billion of dollars of invoices to companies in every industry. Our management team brings over 100 years of combined experience in the commercial finance industry.

In conjunction with our valued clients, we have established a range of customized services and lending products to provide clients with the flexibility to achieve long term success. To learn more, visit


Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the international trade organization representing the asset-based lending, factoring, trade 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 to the global commercial finance community. To learn more, visit