What We Do
ExpoCredit helps you take care of your financing needs so that you can focus on running and growing your business. We help businesses secure immediate working capital through a variety of financial products and services, including accounts receivables financing and supply chain financing.
ExpoCredit has been in business for 20 years and has worked with U.S.-based and international companies of all sizes, in all industries, and in many types of financial circumstances. We understand the business lifecycle and the specific needs of companies at various growth stages. We partner with our clients to find right-fit solutions to ensure they are prepared for today and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Your success is our success!
“When you are trying to solve cash-flow problems, you need a financing partner who delivers on its promises. That’s exactly what ExpoCredit does. Because of our relationship, I was able to sleep better at night.”
Steven M, Ceo – Digital Marketing Services Firm
We have been in business since 1998, and our executive team boasts over 60 years of combined experience in helping companies grow their business and revenue.
We are an international financial organization and understand the complexities of international transactions in creating the best solution for you.
We assume the risk of collections and any payment default, so you can focus on running and growing your business.
We help when others won’t. All our solutions are customized to your situation, have no prepayment penalties, and do not require selling us your entire AR portfolio or inventory.
Growth and Success Oriented
We are more than a finance company; we are trusted, strategic partners to our clients in creating “right-fit” solutions for the various stages of growing their businesses.
Our Core Values
We deliver skillfully
Be smart as a tack (savvy and quick-thinker)
Stay clued in (informed, knowledgeable and prepared)
Inquire, dig, analyze with big-eyed curiosity
Know what we don’t know
We overcome and push through
- Be wise and resourceful in the midst of the battle
- Bounce back stronger, learning from your mistakes
- Stay focused and determined
I’m totally committed to my company
- I do what it takes
- I exceed expectations and choose to go the extra mile
- I’m wholly, entirely, completely engaged!
George Heisel is a shareholder of ExpoCredit, LLC. He has played an active role on the company’s board for more than three years. Prior to joining the ExpoCredit team, Mr. Heisel was the founder of Doctor Diabetic Supply, Inc., the largest independent national distributor of direct-to-consumer diabetic testing supplies and related healthcare products to Medicare patients. Mr. Heisel oversaw all stages of the company’s growth and development and sold the firm to a strategic buyer in 2011. He is an active investor in several domestic and international portfolio companies, including financial services, distribution, electronics, retail, and real estate.
Managing Director of Sales
Catalina Pelaez is the Managing Director of Sales for ExpoCredit and is responsible for leading the South Florida sales team and developing new business for the company. Pelaez joined ExpoCredit in 2005. She previously held responsibilities in the Operations Area and worked as a Business Development Officer. More recently, she worked as the Managing Director of Storati, which she helped launch in 2011. She holds a B.A. in business administration from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.
Karen Mujica is the Credit Director at ExpoCredit and joined in 2016. With over 15 years of experience in banking, Karen has solid expertise in credit analysis and sales support. Her experience includes extensive knowledge preparing credit applications for working capital, financial projects, syndicated loans, factoring, supply chain financing and asset financing, and review of covenants, as well amendments and waivers. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in finance from Santa Maria University in Caracas, Venezuela. She also holds a certificate from an advanced management program at IESA, one of the top business schools in Venezuela.
Chief Financial Officer
Joe Suarez is a senior financial executive with extensive global finance and operations expertise. Mr. Suarez brings more than 25 years of experience to his position. Prior to joining ExpoCredit, he was CFO at Acceller. He also held various key senior positions with MasterCard International, Latin America. His credentials include serving as Director of Internal Audit at Mount Sinai Medical Center and holding management positions with Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD., and PricewaterhouseCoopers. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Suarez holds a master of business administration from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College and a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in finance from Florida International University.
Regional Vice President
Vanessa Castano joined ExpoCredit as Regional Vice President in 2018. Castano is responsible for business development and account management of partners and customers located in the Southwest region of the United States. Prior to joining ExpoCredit, she worked in the Financial Services industry providing B2B solutions tailored to the U.S. healthcare market. Castano holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Florida International University.
Senior Operations Manager
Vanessa Vega joined ExpoCredit in January 2008 as the office manager for the Miami branch. In 2010, Ms. Vega became the Account Executive for ExpoCredit, acting as the liaison between Bogota and Miami. In April 2014, she expanded her role as Senior Operations Manager for ExpoCredit Financial Group. In her current role, she is responsible for monitoring and managing ExpoCredit’s largest client portfolios as well as overseeing and approving day-to-day client financial disbursements. Ms. Vega graduated cum laude from Florida International University, earning a B.S. degree in criminal justice and an A.A. degree in pre-law.
Regional Vice President
Jonathan Levinstein joined ExpoCredit in 2016 to open its representation office in Mexico. He is responsible for the local administration and strategy in the Mexican territory. Levinstein has extensive experience in the financial sector and particularly in debt products. He holds a BA degree in Economics from ITAM, Mexico and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Patricia Ottaviano joined the team in 2020 as Marketing Manager. She is responsible for generating the marketing strategy to keep the company as a global reference, as well as supervising the marketing team, in charge of maintaining and generating business opportunities with potential strategic allies. She is a Computer Engineer specialized in Technology and Innovation Management from the Simon Bolivar University, in Caracas, Venezuela. Additionally, she holds a certification from the CIMA Interactive Marketing program from DePaul University in Chicago. In recent years, she has worked as a marketing specialist for multiple Latin American and US companies.