Our Team

You’ll Appreciate the way we do business

One of A/R Funding’s most valuable company asset is our reputation for ethical behavior, honesty and fair dealing.  Especially in times of rapid economic change, we constantly seek to earn your trust and loyalty.  Each employee of A/R Funding is personally accountable for helping us maintain our reputation for the highest standards of integrity.  There are no shortcut formulas or automatic answers to the choices we have to make in business today; we approach each client relationship as a unique opportunity.

Since 1996, we’ve assembled one of the most competent teams of professionals in our industry. Each AR Funding associate understands the real-world financial pressures that drive business owners. We respond with a sense of urgency and complete integrity on a day-to-day basis. That’s what sets AR Funding apart.

– Brian Holden, Chairman and CEO

Meet Our Management Team

A commitment to the highest standards of professionalism is shared by every associate at A/R Funding.

  • Brian K. Holden
    Brian K. Holden Chairman and CEO

    Brian drew upon twenty years financial management expertise to launch AR Funding in 1996, having previously directed auditing, credit approval and operations for one of the Southeast’s most successful factoring companies. With AR Funding, Brian’s vision was to establish a best-of-breed, mid-tier firm, built around seasoned professionals with a commitment to exceptional client service. “We understand what customers value most – honesty, accuracy, fairness, as well as a sense of urgency – and dedicate ourselves to delivering this kind of service every day,” says Brian. “It’s what separates AR Funding from the rest of the pack.”

    A 1987 graduate of Clemson University, Brian takes time to serve on numerous Boards for area charities and youth organizations. He and his family reside in Greenville, SC.

  • Gordon W. Farr
    Gordon W. Farr Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing

    Gordon brought his considerable financial management expertise to AR Funding in 2000. A 1988 graduate of Clemson University, Gordon’s entry into finance was with South Carolina National Bank, and later Summit National Bank, as a commercial banking officer. In 1998, he joined the South Carolina-based Carolina Orthopedic Center, where he served as Chief Financial Officer, before accepting the responsibilities of sales and marketing, as Executive Vice President at AR Funding.

    “Our most effective marketing tool is ensuring the satisfaction of our present client,” Gordon says. “The steady, sustained growth of AR Funding is fueled by the referrals and recommendations from existing customers who genuinely appreciate our approach to business.”

  • Kevin C. Gilbert
    Kevin C. Gilbert Executive Vice President Credit Administration

    Kevin served as Commercial Credit Analyst with Georgia-based First National Bancorp before joining Summit National Bank in 1993, as Vice President of Credit Administration. In 2001, he accepted a position as Executive Vice President at AR Funding, overseeing all aspects of Credit Administration. Kevin is responsible for credit underwriting and UCC research, using financial information, industry data and credit reference reports to build profiles for all AR Funding clients and their respective customers. In addition, Kevin manages problem asset accounts. A 1986 graduate of Piedmont College in Demorest, GA., he also holds an MBA in finance.

  • Rita Gantt
    Rita Gantt New Accounts Coordinator

    Rita Gantt joined Associated Receivables Funding, Inc. in 1997 as their very first employee.  Now, with nearly 30 years in the industry, Rita has an immeasurable amount of knowledge and understanding about accounts receivable funding and management.  With her professionalism, dedication and integrity, every new client relationship is built on a solid foundation.  “My mission is to transition every new client as seamlessly as possible so that they can have the necessary working capital to operate their business.” says Rita.

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