Stephen "Steve" Mariani, Owner, Diamond Financial Services (DFS). Over the past 21 years Diamond Financial Services has been helping small business owners realize their dreams by funding over $1 Billion in acquisition loans. Since that time Diamond has become the largest, privately owned non-bank SBA loan generator in the nation serving ONLY the broker markets. Steve is currently the CVBBA (Carolina, Virginia Business Broker Association) president and has been traveling the country for many years where he educates intermediaries through workshops and presentations. Steve is an 2018 IBBA board member and has been producing and presenting broker training webinars and workshops at each IBBA conference over the last 8 years. Beginning as a business owner in 1983 and owning 7 companies personally, Steve understands transactions from each level which allows him to provide specific and customized guidance during the loan application process. His staff of highly trained experts work closely with each client to insure consistent, successful results.