Our Management Team
Please review below to learn more about the backgrounds of our different team members. Feel free to watch their videos to get to know each one of them and their area of expertise.
CEO - Kurt A. Nederveld
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mr. Nederveld is the Founder and CEO of Rainstar Capital Group and Rainstar Marketing. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, debt adviser and highly sought after consultant in the debt capital markets. Mr. Nederveld has personally advised over 100 marketing clients that are Fund Managers, Debt Funds, Investment Bankers, Fintech lenders and Specialty Finance firms. He manages multiple investment firms that focus on niche investments and operates a robust debt advisory firm assisting clients with corporate finance, commercial real estate, small business and equipment financing needs. At the age of 26 Mr. Nederveld was diagnosed with cancer and is blessed to be cancer free today. Mr. Nederveld graduated from Calvin College based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a B.A. in Business. He is active in leadership roles in his church, Gideon’s International, Institute of Reformed Biblical Counseling and in his role as a husband and father. He enjoys reading, playing basketball, tennis, jet skiing and spending time with his family.
Team Leader / Managing Director: Jason Pierce
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mr Pierce has a diversified background in the consumer and business credit sectors. He has been a Consumer Credit Consultant and a Residential Mortgage Banker over his career. He has held multiple roles in sales, executive leadership, management and financing. He is active in his church, sports and spends time with his family in Grand Rapids, Mi.
Team Leader / MANAGING DIRECTOR: ED SLABACK
Location: Houston, Texas
A graduate of the University of Texas, Mr. Slaback offers more than 30 years of banking, lending and business experience and education to his clients. Ed began his banking career with the FDIC and progressed up the ranks to serve as a senior loan officer, chief credit officer and president and CEO of two banks. In addition, he has owned a business and also worked in sales and marketing.
Mr. Slaback is active in the community volunteering with The Gideons, charities, nonprofits and his church.
MANAGING DIRECTOR: TERRELL SARVER
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Mr. Sarver has over 20+ years of experience in commercial lending, banking, debt consulting and non profit work. He is a professionally certified credit consultant and has assisted clients with:
• Pre/post purchase homeowner education and counseling
• Debt management
• Foreclosure prevention & intervention
• Mortgage lending
• Credit counseling
He resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and two daughters. He is active in his roles at church and family life.
MANAGING DIRECTOR: ROGER NELSON
Location: Boise, Idaho
Throughout Mr. Nelson’s twenty five-year career in real estate business finance. He has owned and managed real estate-business assets. He has invested over $100,000 on his intellectual capital and continues to do so to keep up with the changing market. As a former mortgage broker in 2008-2010 with the Home Assist Corp, Mr. Nelson sourced, analyzed, and negotiated over $18.2 million in short sales. Mr. Nelson collaborates closely with a capital formation elite group of investors in Las Vegas. Mr. Nelson is ACPAR certified in commercial real estate stabilized transaction and funds vs JV structure management mastery. Mr. Nelson started his career with Cummins Engine Company/Detroit Diesel Corporation. He worked with both of these companies for over thirty years as a well-regarded Field Engine Tech/Manager in new product development for the automotive, industrial, construction, and mining sector. Mr. Nelson resides with his two children in Boise, ID.
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Robert Ferra
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Robert Ferra is an accomplished banking professional with over 20 years in lending and customer strategy setting experience.
His portfolio of achievements include helping over 5,000 families become homeowners and over 1000 business owners obtain the proper financing to reach their goals. Proactive networker, community leader and committed to clients' needs and truly dedicated to obtaining the highest standards of professional expectation. Proficient with strong organization skills and tactical planning.
He is married to Aida Ferra for 27 years and they have 2 sons Jason and Kevin. Born in Uruguay, became a US citizen in 1985. Fluent in English and Spanish.
Direct: (201) 410-0290
MANAGING DIRECTOR: greg adlington
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Greg was born in London, Ontario, Canada. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Greg began his career with the Royal Bank of Canada in 1980. Over the next five years he moved around the province of British Columbia working on special projects until finally settling in the town of Dawson Creek, BC, running his own branch of the bank. In 1985, Greg and his wife Jackie, emigrated to the US and took up residence in San Diego. Here, Greg began a 25 year career in the golf business, eventually ending up in Milwaukee at Brynwood Country Club as the PGA Director of Golf. In 2004 Greg left the club and reentered the money business as a residential mortgage broker, and in 2010 made the switch to 100% commercial lending. Greg still enjoys golf, is an avid woodworker, reader, and economics junkie. He and Jackie have three grown children, Alex, Connor, and Kelly.
Direct: (414) 467-5001
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Daran Landry
Location: Houston, TX
Daran Landry grew up in a rural little town, outside Lafayette, La. Striving to enter the medical field, he became an EMT First Responder, while still in High School and a Paramedic shortly after graduating. He also worked his way through college as a Personal Trainer, obtaining his first Personal Training Certification in 1989. Growing up around an entrepreneurial father proved to be an invaluable education. As throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Daran and his father started, grew, and sold several small side businesses, while both maintaining full-time positions.
In the late 1990’s and through 2001, Daran worked for an international aviation staffing and project management company, which introduced him to the Corporate Finance world. This opportunity presented him with the opportunity travel and run offices in Houston, Dallas and the San Francisco Bay area. The tragic events of 9-11 forced the Aviation Industry into an economic “tailspin” and the division that Daran worked for had to shut down, transferring him back to Houston. However, in 2002, his experience in handling the financing aspect of Project Management, as well as negotiating with some of the world’s top AAA+ rated Aviation and Aerospace corporations, easily led him into the Retail Management sector of Banking with Union Planters / Regions Bank.
He made his way up through the banking ranks in Small Business Banking roles and moving into the Commercial Lending sectors with Mutual of Omaha Bank. There he specialized in C&I Lending focusing on lending to Maritime, Aviation, and Energy Service clientele. Beginning in 2014, he was trained in recognizing the attributes and advantages of the SBA 7(a) product offerings for clients who did not yet fit (or fell out of favor with) the conventional banking requirements. Continuously seeking how to best serve clients whom were bankable, just not bankable at that specific time, gave Daran a “King Maker, yet Never the King” servant mentality.
The “Bridge-to-Bankable” concept that was presented to Daran by Rainstar Capital Group was the driving force behind his decision to join an exceptional team of Managing Directors, both nationally and in the Houston market. In addition to his Managing Director’s position with Rainstar Capital Group, Daran owns a martial arts-based fitness business and has served as a featured guest speaker for many of the Banking Industry’s membership driving associations in Houston, such as RMA and Financial Women in Texas, including topics such as self-defense and emergency preparedness.
Direct: (713) 898-6655
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Lyle Pearson
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Senior Executive with extensive International Corporate accomplishments in Executive Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Consulting, and Technical Products and Financial Services Development. P&L responsibilities with International - Large, Mid-size or Startup companies, that have either a new, next step in growth or need to be re-launched operation. The companies referenced, realized an average of 20% cost savings in operations and at least a 30% increase in sales revenue within 90 to 180 days and many required attracting additional funding. MBA & BA Degrees in Business Administration and Associate Degree in Electronics. American and European Citizenship.
Direct: (949) 829-1140
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Frederick Ruffin
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Frederick Ruffin is an entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His expertise includes investment management, consumer banking, business banking, merchant services, and treasury services. He held Series 6 and Life, Health & Annuity Licenses. Before joining Rainstar Capital Group, he was both the owner and finance broker of FLR Business Solutions. His company provided alternative lending solutions including working capital, business lines of credit, start-up capital, SBA loans, term loans, and real estate investment financing to help his clients achieve their financial goals. Mr. Ruffin is also a member of his local Chamber of Commerce.
When not in his office, Frederick enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He also serves as an outreach minister at his church and is certified as a Christian-based addictions counselor for Celebrate Recovery. Frederick’s hobbies include playing the drums in his church band, bowling and golf.
Direct: (513) 580-0330
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Edward De Los Angeles
Location: Houston, TX
Edward De Los Angeles graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelors in International Business and Economics. He has over 20 years’ experience in Banking within the commercial, middle and large corporate markets, including multinational businesses. Edward has working experience in community, regional and large corporate banks. Prior to his lending experience he worked in the credit department with a large corporate banking institution for almost 5 years, where he completed his credit training program. Edward specialized in the Corporate and Industrial sector thru most of his career where he has closed loans ranging from $500K up to $320M with domestic and international businesses.
Direct: (832) 877-4872
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Rich Rose
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Rich Rose is an accomplished Senior Executive and entrepreneur with more than 35 years of success across the accounting, information technology, consulting, construction, manufacturing, service and retail industries. Leveraging extensive experience leading turnarounds, growth companies and securing financing, he brings to Rainstar Capital Group a strong skill set in understanding business and how to properly match a business’s needs to appropriate financing sources. Rich is a valuable advisor for an organization encountering financial difficulties as well as ones seeking growth capital beyond traditional lending sources. His broad areas of expertise include financial management, real estate, growth, strategy, and how to appropriately use financing sources efficiently and effectively.
Direct: (602) 309-1007
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Ervin Hughes Jr.
Location: Houston, TX
Ervin is a native of Houston, Texas and an award-winning, commercial finance and business consultant. He co-hosted the Small Business Today Show on the Wall Street Radio Network. As a former commercial banker with more than 25 years of successful experience he has served more than 4,000 small businesses and arranged more than $100,000,000 in financing nationally. Mr. Hughes’ has been recognized for his achievements by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Texas Department of Transportation, NFL Houston Texans Football, the National Investment Banking Association and a host of major U.S. corporations, and federal, state, and local government agencies.
Direct: (832) 559‐0550
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Peter A. DiNovi Jr.
Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC
In 1996 Peter graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens NY with 9 division I scholarships for golf. He turned it down, and Peter then started as an Investment Banker on Wall Street working for some of the top investment banks. Within 3 years’ time, he brought in hundreds of customer accounts and successfully managed more than 5mm in assets. In 1999, Peter took the reins of his family’s environmental services company after his late father’s passing. After implementing an aggressive growth and acquisition plan, while being the company’s lead driver, Peter sold the company just a few years later for more than 10x’s times annual earnings. In 2002 Peter then transitioned into the mortgage / lending industry and was an operations & sales manager. He did his own production on top of it and was usually the top producer up until he left the business in 2010. During that time, he also integrated credit repair services to ensure that all clients were able to secure the best mortgage and financing available. In 2014 he recognized the growth / earning potential of the merchant cash advance industry and has been funding anywhere from 12 to 15 clients per month. In December of 2018 Peter partnered with Rainstar Capital Group and business is going great! Although born and raised in Queens NY, Peter moved to North Myrtle Beach in May 2017 where he currently resides. Peter loves to play the drums, golf and volunteer when possible for various organizations.
Specialize in Working Capital: Love Trucking Industry
Term Loan, Line of Credit, Factoring, Startup, Cash Advance
Direct: (917) 670-4161
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Steve Sills
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Steven H. Sills is a first generation native of the great state of Arizona and has been in the financial services field since 2001. His career began in the residential mortgages sector and progressed to working at several bank institutions and firms in the capital markets such as Lehman, BNC and Aurora. Prior to joining Rainstar Capital Group, Mr. Sills was the Founder and CEO of I and S Commercial Finance, Inc. a Phoenix, Arizona based commercial finance advisory firm.
Direct: (480) 201-5777
Fax: (877) 732-3989
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Brian Stewart
Location: Cedar Hill, TX
Mr. Stewart specializes in helping companies who are in growth mode and also have a need for cashflow. Brian has over 20 years experience in the market place, and wants to help clients grow their businesses!
Direct: (817) 368-5250
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Bruce Goelz
Location: New York, NY
Mr. Goelz has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry where he obtained his passion and skills in building strong relationships with customers both in the personal and institutional markets. Bruce has an MBA in Banking Finance from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, a BS in Management from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and successfully completed a formal credit training program.
Direct: (631) 338-4052
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Richard V. Imprescia
Location: New York, NY
Richard V. Imprescia brings more than two-decades of public-private finance experience as a New York City based private commercial banker and business economic development advisor. Imprescia is a highly seasoned business strategist providing decision-makers with strategic entrepreneurial solutions. Disciplined and innovative with a reputation for integrity, professionalism, creativity, communication, motivation and outstanding performance.
Imprescia has advised thousands of business owners gain access to millions of dollars in significant tax credits, grants and incentives with a prestigious NYC based middle-market accounting and advisory firm and with the New York State Department of Economic Development for Empire State Development Corp., a quasi government authority leading New York State economic development efforts. He was appointed Executive Deputy Director by then NYS Governor George E. Pataki. He is a fierce advocate and negotiator for his clients - disciplined and innovative with a reputation for integrity, professionalism, creativity, communication, motivation and outstanding performance. He is deeply committed to his wife, Sarah, his children and his Christian Orthodox church.
Direct: (917) 538-5163
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Renée Raymes
Location: Boise, ID
Renee has over 15 years’ experience in finance and lending experience. Previously working at A10 Capital providing middle market commercial lending to investors nationwide. Renee oversaw the Management, Estimating and business development for commercial development projects for New West Construction around Idaho and the Northwest Region completing many notable projects. Prior moving to Idaho in 1998 she was the Director of Sales at Bayview Hotels in Monterey, California. Renee is a Designated Broker in the state of Idaho.
Renee is a CCIM designee working to obtain her CCIM designation. She enjoys spending time outdoors sailing, biking and spending time with family and friends. Renee’s institutional experience includes positions at A10 Capital and Rainier Bank.
Direct: (208) 890-8636
MANAGING DIRECTOR: John Lewter
Location: Washington, DC
John is native of Washington, DC. Prior to joining Rainstar Capital Group, Mr. Lewter was co-founder and principle of a successful national commercial finance company, providing business consulting services, access to capital and business financial solutions for company’s poised for growth and expansion. Formerly served as Corporate Compliance Officer, Investment Banker, and Federal Ethics Law Enforcement Official. Mr. Lewter has an In-depth knowledge of auditing, financial tracking systems, and a broad understanding of multichannel financial products, financial arrangements and investments.
Mr. Lewter formerly administered the financial and administrative audits for Congressional legislative agencies – the U.S. House of Representatives, with the House Office of Finance, as a Financial Management Counselor, and the U.S. Senate, with the Supervising office of the U.S. Senate, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, enforcing Financial Disclosure Law, Compliance and Misconduct regulations covered under Title I of the Ethics in Government Act. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Lewter was an Account Executive/Stock Broker for Biltmore Securities, a subsidiary of Stratton Oakmont Inc., Fortis Financial, ISI Securities and Money Concepts Wealth Management, respectively.
Direct: (202) 810-5960
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Pete Matheny
Location: San Diego, CA
Pete Matheny was born in Indianapolis and moved to San Diego as a child and he’s loved it ever since. He is an avid lover of surfing, hiking, grilling, and doing anything outdoors; Pete is the quintessential San Diegan.
It’s his love for San Diego that drives his work. Pete is passionate about helping his friends, neighbors, and colleagues to contribute to the community and prosper in small business. With several years of small business funding experience under his belt, he’s skilled at leveraging his expertise to help fellow small business owners gain access to working capital. He’s proud to bring Rainstar Capital, America’s finest lending marketplace, to America’s Finest City.
Direct: (858) 922-4083
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Robert O. Moore
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Mr. Moore is a native of New Mexico, born in Carlsbad, residing in Albuquerque. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, and spent 10 years as a commercial banker and manager of all real estate lending, as well as being a SVP. Bob launch a full service commercial real estate firm in 1982, and Rainstar Capital Group in August 2019.
He is the single father to three grown children in Seattle and New York and enjoys 4 grandchildren. Bob has been active in local, state, and national private and government organizations, including serving under three Governors. Mr. Moore has also served as The Honorary Consul of Spain in New Mexico for three terms, and is designated as a Royal Knight of Spain.
Direct: (505) 331-4246
MANAGING DIRECTOR: Melinda Fletcher
Location: Spring Lake, MI
Mrs. Fletcher is a laser-focused business analyst. She is a visionary, growth guru, lover of people, of children, of animals. Melinda has worked for various firms and banks across the nation including EF Hutton and Co. Broker Stocks and Commodities in Anchorage, AK and Louisville, KY, Anchorage National Bank, New Concepts In Marketing in Charlotte, NC and Louisville, KY, along with LodeStar Management in Spring Lake Michigan.
Direct: (303) 250-1820