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Dan McDonough – President & CEO

dan CFIDan McDonough has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Credit, Inc., parent company to Commercial Funding Inc., since founding the company in 2004. Dan began his career in equipment finance with First Interstate Credit Alliance Inc. in 1986 as a credit analyst and Regional Credit Manager. Prior to founding Commercial Credit, Inc., he held various roles at Financial Federal Credit Inc, including co-founding the Chicago office and ultimately managing two national divisions and two branch locations. He is a former southeast finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Dan earned a BB Degree in Finance from Western Illinois University and a MBA degree from DePaul University.

James Baugh – Senior Vice President & Operations Manager 

James Baugh - SVP & Ops Mgr - CFIJames Baugh joined Commercial Funding in Feb 2020.  He started his career in commercial lending with Washington Mutual going through their commercial lender trainee program.  During his bank, asset based lending, and factoring career he has held numerous positions in sales, operations, underwriting, and credit management.  Prior to joining the company he spent 11 years at Summit Financial Resources where he was the Chief Credit Officer.  James earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Southern Utah University.


Mari Dezham - AVP & Portfolio Manager

Mari DezhamMari Dezham joined Transfac Capital in 2007 as Senior Account Executive and was promoted to her current position as Portfolio Manager in 2010. Prior to that, she spent seven years at Summit Financial Resources, L.P. where she held several different positions, including Credit Analyst and Relationship Manager in their factoring division and Account Executive in their asset-based lending division. Mari attended the University of Utah, where she majored in Business Management.

Ryan Ostrow - General Counsel

Ryan OstrowRyan Ostrow initially joined CCG as Associate Counsel in 2018 and took on the General Counsel role at the start of 2022. Prior to joining CCG, Ryan worked in private practice, specifically creditors’ rights and bankruptcy. A Charlotte native, he attended Appalachian State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in economics and management. He later earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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