Levi Rosenblum is the founder, innovator, and driving force behind 1st Merchant Funding, the South Florida-based, technology focused specialty finance company that provides working capital to thousands of merchants throughout the United States.
Founded in 2007 under Mr. Rosenblum’s direction, 1st Merchant Funding pioneered the industry’s leading noncredit-based funding program, known as the “Starter” advance, which funds high risk merchants with immediate working capital. Profitable since day one, 1st Merchant Funding has evolved into one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. In 2011, the company earned a spot on the Inc. 500 list, ranking among the 100 fastest growing companies in the nation, and in 2012 1st Merchant Funding was once again selected for inclusion on the Inc. 500 list.
Mr. Rosenblum’s sterling reputation in the industry is founded on 1st Merchant Funding’s three core accomplishments: first, fostering one of the largest networks of independent sales offices in the US; second, generating merchant cash advances at industry leading volumes; and third and most important, developing PowerForce® – the industry leading proprietary technology platform that markets, originates, funds, manages, and collects merchant cash advances by working with merchants, agents, banks, and processors across one transparent platform. Mr. Rosenblum previously owned and operated one of the largest “online storefront and ECommerce” software development businesses in the United States.
He currently resides in Bal Harbor, Florida with his wife and three children, and is an active member of several local charitable organizations.