Ami Kassar, founder and CEO of MultiFunding and author of The Growth Dilemma, has earned a national reputation as a thought leader in business finance.
An in-demand speaker and trusted advisor to growth-focused business leaders, Ami has helped thousands of business owners achieve ambitious growth goals through creative and personalized funding solutions. His work has helped create tens of thousands of jobs.
For more than 20 years, Ami has challenged executives to think differently about how they capitalize growth. Regularly featured in national media including The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Forbes and Fox Business News, Ami also writes a weekly column for Inc. Magazine. He has advised the White House, the Federal Reserve Bank and the Treasury Department on credit markets.
Ami regularly speaks at corporate, academic and industry events on topics including entrepreneurship and access to capital. Thought-provoking, highly interactive and based on real-time updates to funding options, his presentations address the cash-flow dilemmas entrepreneurs face on a daily basis.
Prior to founding MultiFunding, Ami spent a decade in various senior roles at Advanta Corporation, one of the nation’s largest issuers of credit cards to small business owners. He served as chief innovation officer and developed innovative approaches for this specific market. In that role, Ami founded Ideablob, one of the nation’s leading online, small business communities. He also hosted nationwide Bloblive events where entrepreneurs shared and debated their ideas. Additionally, Ami developed Biz Equity, an initiative that helps small business owners develop future valuations.
Ami’s research reports have played critical roles in the national debate regarding SBA lending.
Nationally recognized for his innovative approach to lending, Ami received the Small Business Influencer Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as the Small Business Advocate Award in 2012. He earned his MBA from the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Brandeis University. Ami currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife, two children and his two dogs.