We are small business financing made simple.

We are Canada’s fastest and most friendly alternative financier. Our innovative approach blends thoughtful customer care, complete transparency, and the latest technology to provide fast accessible financing to small businesses in Canada.

Our Journey

Embarking on our journey in 2009, Merchant Growth came into existence when David recognized the burgeoning trend of online lending in the US market. At the same time, he identified a glaring gap in options available to small businesses seeking funding beyond the confines of traditional avenues like banks, particularly in Canada.

With our roots entrenched in the realm of small business, Merchant Growth possesses an intimate understanding of the challenges and aspirations that drive such enterprises. Over the course of more than 14 years, we have collaborated with a diverse array of business owners spanning various industries from cities and towns of all sizes located across the country.

Our Mission

From humble beginnings in a modest apartment, we have evolved into one of Canada’s premier online facilitators of small business financing.

Our ethos revolves around prioritizing efficiency without compromising the integral aspects of customer experience and satisfaction. When you choose to partner with Merchant Growth, you gain access to a harmonious blend of cutting-edge technology and the personalized touch that our dedicated team brings to the table.

Our mission is to bring the most convenient and accessible financing experience to Canadian business owners.

At Merchant Growth we have the following values:

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We fight for the underdog

Everyday we work hard to level the playing field between small businesses and big corporations.

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We do more
with less

Through creativity and scrappiness, we overachieve what our resources would imply we are capable of doing.

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We build for
the future

We recognize the power of innovation in financial technology and we always think years ahead.

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We strive for

We take pride in our work and our goal is to be the best at what we do.

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We are open and honest

We are an empathetic group that values & respects others and this is reflected in how we operate.

Who Leads Us

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David Gens

Founder & CEO

Peleg Bartfeld
Peleg Bartfeld

President & CFO

Kevin Clark

Chief Revenue Officer

Aaron Lightman
Aaron Lightman

Chief Legal Officer

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Alex Suto

Executive VP, Operations

Anton Markushevich

VP of Sales

Aziz Ahmed

Executive VP, Technology

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Manu Bains

VP of Human Resources

Neil Thompson

VP of Risk Management

Sean Watkins

VP of Marketing & Revenue Operations

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Elias Beaino

Executive VP, Tabit

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Oliver Paines

Operations Manager

Sarah Lilley


Board Members

Cody Green
Cody Green

Founder & Co-CEO, Canada Drives

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David Gens

Founder & CEO, Merchant Growth

Dimitri Kosturos
Dimitri Kosturos

COO, VWR Capital

Kelly Klatik
Kelly Klatik

Partner, Cypress Hills Partners

Kevin Sandhu
Kevin Sandhu

Founder, Grow Technologies

Get started today

Complete our online application and we’ll contact you to present financing options tailored to your business needs.