SAN DIEGO and NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Reliant Funding, a leading small business finance company, announced today that it has named Steven Kietz as Chief Marketing Officer.
In this new role, Kietz will oversee marketing and communications strategies, with a specific focus on branding, product development, digital and direct marketing. He will report to Adam Stettner, Reliant Funding’s founder and CEO.
Kietz is recognized as one of the leading marketing executives and pioneers in the U.S. payments industry, having served in senior executive roles at Citigroup and Chase. His marketing and strategy experience includes traditional retail banking, credit cards, subscription services, Internet banking, loyalty programs and mobile software creation and distribution.
In 2008, Bank Systems and Technology named Kietz to the Elite 8, most innovative bankers of the year.
Other accomplishments include advising payments startups, which were subsequently purchased by Intuit and Square. Kietz also has extensive agency experience, serving in senior roles at Inte Q, LLC, OgilvyOne, Young & Rubicam and Saatchi & Saatchi. Before joining Reliant Funding, Steve was president of Inte Q LLC.
He holds an MBA in marketing from Baruch College and a BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
“Reliant Funding is one of the fastest growing companies serving the needs of U.S. Small Businesses. I am excited to build on Reliant’s momentum and partner with its world class management team,” says Kietz.
“Adding Steve to our executive team is an essential step in the growth and evolution of our company. His breadth of knowledge as a financial services marketing professional will undoubtedly elevate our current initiatives and revolutionize new ones. This is all part of a continuing commitment to leadership and strategy of offering many options to our customers,” says Stettner.
About Reliant Funding
Headquartered in San Diego with additional offices in Melville, N.Y. and New York City, Reliant Funding provides customized, short-term funding to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. Recognized for five consecutive years by Inc. Magazine among the 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America, they offer high approval rates with first class customer service and timely assistance to help achieve clients’ business goals. For more information please visit: https://www.reliantfunding.com/.