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Scott Griest

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Managing Director, Rapid Capital Funding.

Managing Director, Rapid Capital Funding.

3 vouches

Involved In


American Finance Solutions (acquired by Rapid Capital Funding)


PrimaHealth Credit


Director of Marketing (acquired by August 2001 - August 2002
Managing Director Rapid Capital Funding October 2014 - present
Founder & CEO American Finance Solutions (acquired by Rapid Capital Funding) March 2006 - October 2014
Founder/Partner Consolidebt October 2002 - December 2005
Director of Marketing August 2001 - August 2002
Director Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles February 2000 - August 2001
National Manager of Promotions American Isuzu Motors Inc. April 1994 - February 2000
Multiple Roles For American Isuzu Isuzu Motors America 1994 - 2000
Regional Promotions Specialist Volkswagen of America Inc. May 1991 - February 1994


Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management Business 1998 - 2000
Pepperdine University Economics 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Finance • Entrepreneurship • Startups • executive management

Key Accomplishments

Entrepreneur, classically trained MBA investor and sales-focused executive that has led multiple start ups to successful exits in both the technology and financial services sectors. Most recently led American Finance Solutions' exponential growth to achieve the Inc5000 List in both 2013 and 2014 and acquisition by Rapid Capital Funding.

Prior to starting American Finance Solutions, founded two successful retail finance service companies in Southern California. In addition, hold equity stakes in several businesses contributing both capital and entrepreneurial expertise. Investment & advisor in projects ranging from real estate, producing surf documentaries to investing in start ups in a diverse range of industries.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Collaborative environment that is free of personal agendas where decision makers and the decision making process is clearly defined.

As an Advisor

Provide consulting services (in person, via phone and/or email) on relevant topics that can add value to the organization. Areas of expertise include, operations, financing, fintech, partnerships, vendor selection and overall organizational culture.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Dan Glick
We worked together  •  Principal, Glick Financial Solutions. Previously Principal, Glick Morganstern Capital Group.
Scott is smart, intuitive, insightful, ethically minded and able to understand the challenge or opportunity at hand allowing him to quickly ... plan and implement necessary steps relevant to a pathway of avoidance or action as called for in any scenario. He is able to use common sense and technology to bring a personally unique and effective approach to advising.
Phil Guertin
We worked together  •  Managing Partner - &
He has started businesses and sold them multiple times. He is also a co-founder and investor in with me.
Mike Ackerman
We worked together  •  President, DigiPay Solutions.
Yes is an excellent leader with tremendous integrity

Phil Guertin
We worked together  •  Managing Partner - &
Phil executes well operationally and knows how to boot strap.

Jeremy Eastman
Product Engineer/Section Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Previously Product Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
Resourceful, intelligent and holds himself and others to the highest level of integrity.