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Meet Your Team

The Patriot Funding, Inc. team members are highly experienced lending professionals with unique banking relationships. We take the time to understand the needs of each client and their diverse goals.

Leadership Team

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David Antonelli

Founder & CEO – Chicago, Illinois

David spearheads the execution of the company’s loan origination strategy and is responsible for growing and managing Patriot Funding’s Nationwide sales team and its Customers across the country. Since 2008, he has amassed a deep expertise in real estate finance, SBA, Bridge & Hard Money Financing – all of which combined contribute to the success of Patriot Funding’s platform. David Spent the first 12 years of his career as a Residential Loan Originator, after the 2008 economic crisis imploded upon our great Nation, David Gathered Individuals around the Country and continues to do so to bring Educated Professionals together with Business minded Entrepreneur’s to assist them in exceeding their goals thru ways of creative and successful Business & Real Estate Finance.

April Gricus

Chief Operating Officer – Chicago, Illinois

April was appointed to the position of Chief operating Officer in 2016. She joined the company off the back of a 20 year career managing projects and supply chain solutions with a record over the past 10 years for delivering substantial change, cost savings and efficiency improvements in many organizations.

Since joining Patriot this work has continued by putting in place many of the organizational procedures and work practices that we still follow today. It is April’s attention to detail and procedural knowledge that allows us to work as efficiently as possible.

Rick Geraci

Director of Business Development – Chicago, Illinois

Rick Geraci has over 40 years of management and marketing experience across a broad spectrum of industries.  He has devoted over a decade to both wholesale and retail financing options nationally. Rick provides an abundance of knowledge and experience; his mission is to accelerate the expansion of Patriot Funding.

Todd McConkey

VP of Commercial Lending – Chicago, Illinois

Todd McConkey has been in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years. He started in the custom home building industry and evolved into his own company as a renovation specialist for 18 years. He obtained his real estate license in 2005 and has served his residential and commercial clients with integrity and creative problem solving abilities.