Stephen "Steve" Mariani, Owner, Diamond Financial Services (DFS). Over the past 25 years his firm, Diamond Financial, has been assisting the broker industry by funding over $1 Billion in acquisition loans for ONLY their transactions. Diamond Financial has now become the largest, privately owned, non-bank SBA loan generator in the nation serving ONLY the broker markets. Steve currently sits on the 2021 IBBA board and holds the position of affiliate council chair. He is also the recipient of the 2019 Tom West Award for his workshops and contributions to the industry. Steve has been producing and presenting broker training webinars and workshops at each IBBA conference over the last 12 years. Beginning as a business owner in 1983 and owning 7 companies personally, Steve understands transactions from each level which allows his group 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.