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. Twenty 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 founder of Cohen’s Fashion Optical which at one time operated more than 400 retail optical stores throughout the United States.

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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Sean Seigel

Director of Business Development

Sean began his career in finance, building a business and long-lasting relationships while working in sales and trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  After leaving Wall Street, Sean further honed his business development and sales skills working in several business sectors, including recruitment and, most notably, legal funding.

Alexandra Jaffe

Administrative and Underwriting Representative

Alexandra holds a BA from UMASS, Amherst in Communication as well as a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Bentley College. Her career in Administration and Human Resources has spanned across a variety of industries including venture capital, real estate, retail, and manufacturing. She has been involved in both public and private schools in the North Shore of Massachusetts as well as a variety of charitable organizations. She loves living near the ocean, skiing, hiking, entertaining and spending time with friends and her three children.

Kim Annello

Vice President of Operations

Kim handles underwriting, documentation, and monitoring of legal matters presented for funding. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Miami University (Ohio) with an Economics degree in 1996, and with a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999.  Since then, Kim practiced law in Illinois and Texas, predominantly as a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, representing clients in litigation, arbitration, regulatory inquiries, and trial.

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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.

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.


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