Our seasoned team includes accomplished lawyers, finance professionals and proven business executives.

Peter J. Speziale

President & CEO

For 12 years, Peter practiced law as a trial lawyer in firms large and small, including the firm he founded. When he practiced, legal funding companies were not prevalent. In 2004, he co-founded RapidFunds® to fill a common need for contingency fee trial lawyers: cash flow. Seventeen years later, we’ve consummated 4,000+ transactions funding hundreds of millions of dollars to plaintiffs’ lawyers nationwide.

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Susan Bauer Brofman

Executive Vice President

Sue practiced law in New York for 21 years. In RapidFunds®, Sue has been focused on underwriting and reviewing matters presented for funding for the last 12 years. She has developed an expertise in efficient review of class action, construction defect and other complex litigations.

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Edward M. Cohen


Ed is a nationally known financier and businessman. He is the founder of Cohen’s Fashion Optical and Sterling Vision Centers which operated more than 400 retail optical stores throughout the United States. He provides invaluable guidance to our management team.

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Adam S. Brzostovski


Adam is an attorney and a partner in GCP Capital Group, one of the most active commercial mortgage brokerage firms in the New York area. He is a well accomplished businessman, providing invaluable savvy and guidance to our business strategies.

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Lillian Peterson-Pressley

Controller, Financial Analyst and in-house CPA

Lillian has held her CPA license since 1985. She is responsible for all accounting related matters and monthly financial reporting. Lillian supports our external auditors and our external accounting firm for the preparation of our audited financial statements and tax returns.

Gary Thater

Data Analytics and in-house Technology Manager

Gary Thater holds an MBA in Financial Management and a BA in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from Pace University. He has over 20 years experience in the technology field, specializing in data analytics. Gary holds various technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

Lauren-Anne Vallaro Macaluso

Operations Manager

Lauren is an experienced Operations Manager with a demonstrated history in the financial services industry. Lauren manages the initial vetting of attorney funding applications and oversees all internal reporting.


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