Ray Sturm is the founder and CEO of AlphaFlow, an asset manager that partners with local hard money lenders around the country to purchase loans and provide other services as a capital partner.
Prior to launching AlphaFlow, Ray founded RealtyShares, one of the industry’s first real estate crowdfunding platforms. His early career in finance included investment banking at Bear Stearns and Lazard Frères before starting his investment career in private equity at CCMP Capital.
Ray has a BBA-Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a JD/MBA from the University of Chicago.
Stephan Leccese is VP of Operations & Finance at AlphaFlow. Stephan has responsibility for Underwriting, Servicing Operations and Finance teams. In addition, he launched the Company’s initial lender partnership team and signed the first 30 lending partners himself.
Prior to joining AlphaFlow, Stephan was a Co-founder and COO of Fund That Flip, a leading platform for the origination of loans in the SFR real estate sector, where he was responsible for underwriting, finance, & servicing.
Prior to Fund That Flip, Stephan was an investment banker at Needham & Company where he rose to the position of Managing Director, raising capital and providing strategic advice for tech-companies.
As a Director of Lender Partnerships, Mark is responsible for conducting business development efforts to identify, recruit and onboard potential lenders. He works directly with the lenders to help build a beneficial relationship for both Alphaflow and the lender. Mark also manages account relationships to ensure continued and increasing supplies of high-quality loans.
Prior to joining AlphaFlow, Mark worked as the Director of the Retention Department for Imperial Advance, a merchant cash advance provider. As a part of Imperial’s team, Mark was able to double the size of the entire department, bringing originations to over $50 million a year. During his time at the company, Mark operated as a leading manager, working directly with his own team, as well as other members of management and outside lenders.
Mark earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management with a minor in Finance from Farmingdale State.