The Gateway Trade Funding team is dedicated to helping companies get the working capital they need when they need it with integrity, discretion, responsiveness, and creativity. The team has a diverse background in finance, entreprenurialship, retail, and more, enabling us to provide you with purchase order financing and export financing services to help you grow your business.
Tom is Gateway’s Executive Vice President and co-founder. He has more than 25 years of experience in the international trade/purchase order finance market. He has previously worked with U.S. Bancorp, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador and Honduras.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Novembrino has more than three decades of business experience in international markets.
He currently serves as Vice President on the Board of the Commercial Finance Conference of California.
Mark Polinsky is a Principal at Gateway Trade Funding, where he is responsible for business development.
Mr. Polinsky was previously the CEO and founder of VisionTek, an Illinois based manufacturer of computer components. Under his leadership, the firm grew revenues to more than $300 million annually and employed 500 people.
During Mr. Polinsky’s career, he has employed, managed, and worked with COO’s, CFO’s , CIO’s, etc. He has created new products, entered new sales channels, and created manufacturing capabilities oversees in Asia and in Mexico.
Mr. Polinsky has won the following awards: Inc, 500 Entrepreneur of the Year, induction into Arthur Anderson’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, induction into KPMG Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame, Crain’s Export Award, Fortune Magazine’s Smartest People under 40, and multiple listings in Crain’s Top 100 Private Chicagoland Companies.
Mr. Polinsky has a B.A. in from Michigan State University with honors and a J.D. from DePaul University. He practiced corporate law in Chicago from 1986 to 1988.
Ned Post is the executive responsible for business development for Gateway Trade Funding for Outdoor Markets. He joined Gateway in December 2015.
Before coming to Gateway, Ned spent more than 20 years as president of Smith Optics, transforming it from a $15 million goggle company to a $110 million global outdoor and lifestyle accessories business. Post spearheaded Smith’s expansion of its sunglass, optical eyewear, winter and bike helmet, and military eye protection businesses.
A Harvard Business School graduate, Post has spent more than 35 years in the international outdoor and sport space, including presidential roles at Scott USA and Wilson Sporting Goods.
Jennifer Eisan, Vice President/Purchase Order Finance, is responsible for the administration of purchase order finance transactions including the issuance of letters of credit, documents against payment (D/P) and wire transfers.
Ms. Eisan has more than 10 years of experience as an export specialist. She has a BA degree from the University of Illinois and is currently pursuing certifications as a Certified U.S. Export & Import Compliance Officer (CUSECO & CUSICO) and Certified ITAR Professional (CIP) at the International Import-Export Institute at Dunlop-Stone University.
Kylie Dore, Vice President/Documentation, is responsible for the compilation of underwriting packages and documentation of financial accommodations, credit analysis of account debtors and lien searches. She also is responsible for purchase order documentation.
Ms. Dore has more than 15 years of experience in the financial service industry, working with another factoring company in several positions and as a Senior Credit Analyst at 1st Source Bank. Prior to joining Gateway, she spent 2-years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Craiova, Romania. Ms. Dore has BA and MBA degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Tom Obney, Senior Credit Analyst, is responsible for credit and underwriting.
Mr. Obney has almost 20 years of experience including GE Capital and CITI Capital. Mr. Obney attended Youngstown State University and has completed several professional training programs including NACM, D&B, CLOE, and GE Capital Six Sigma Quality Training.
Norman Friedman, Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for: preparation of Gateway’s financial statements; financial performance analysis; day to day management of Gateway’s cash requirements and monitoring loan compliance and management of accounts payable.
After 10 years in the public accounting industry, in 1995, Mr. Friedman became the Controller of Transcap Associates, Inc., one of the country’s largest purchase order finance companies. In 2008, after Wells Fargo Capital Finance purchased Transcap, Mr. Friedman became Controller of the Purchase Order Division. Mr. Friedman has a BA from the University of Illinois and is a CPA.