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Why Expo?

More than just the experts in A/R and supply chain financing solutions, we are your strategic partner

ExpoCredit understands the challenges businesses face securing financing in today’s marketplace. We work with you to find the right-fit solution to access the capital you need today so that you are ready for tomorrow’s opportunities.

“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

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!

Our Differentiators

Experience

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.

Global Reach

We are an international financial organization and understand the complexities of international transactions in creating the best solution for you.

Non-Recourse

We assume the risk of collections and any payment default, so you can focus on running and growing your business.

Flexibility

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

Sharp

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

Resilient

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

All in

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!

Our Team

George Heisel
Shareholder

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.

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Prior to Doctor Diabetic, Mr. Heisel was Regional President of Rural Metro Corp., an international healthcare services company, where he oversaw 11 operations across Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, and a total of 3,500 employees. Prior to moving to South America, he served as the General Manager of Rural Metro’s San Diego EMS operation, where he formed the nation’s first public/private partnership between a municipality and a private EMS provider. He remains involved with numerous non-profit organizations, including the Eli Home, the Young Presidents’ Organization (Miami Chapter), Miami Children’s Hospital, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he served on the Medical Center Foundation Board. Mr. Heisel is a resident of Miami. He is married, has three children and enjoys baseball and scuba diving.

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Ana Maria Azcarate
President

Ana Maria Azcarate joined ExpoCredit in March 2004. Azcarate is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ExpoCredit and its subsidiaries, assessing policies and business objectives. Prior to joining ExpoCredit, Azcarate was a Research Analyst for Nasdaq at SIX-Telekurs Group. Azcarate is a magna cum laude graduate with high honors in economics and international development from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Catalina Pelaez
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
Credit Manager

Karen Mujica is the Credit Manager 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.

Joe Suarez
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.

Astrid Carati
Director

Astrid Carati joined ExpoCredit in 2013. She is responsible for developing new business and managing strategic bank relationships in the company’s Miami branch. Prior to joining ExpoCredit, she worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for seven years and held different positions in credit and risk, as well as sales, in the Corporate Banking Division for financial institutions in Latin America. Astrid has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in international business from Florida International University.

Juan Esteban Urrego
Regional Vice President

Juan Esteban Urrego holds a degree in international business from the University of Medellin. Prior to joining ExpoCredit in 2017, he spent over 10 years working in the aerospace industry as a director and advisor for various companies. This experience enables him to see business from a client’s perspective and focus on their needs. As a Regional Vice President at ExpoCredit, he develops and manages new accounts for Colombia and other Latin America countries.

Francisco Infante
Regional Vice President

Francisco Infante has served as a Regional Vice President for ExpoCredit since 2015, after graduating with a degree in economics with a concentration in finance from the University of Miami. Mr. Infante is responsible for expanding and maintaining ExpoCredit’s business relationships in the Florida area as well as Central and South America. Francisco is distinguished for his excellent customer service skills and enthusiasm, and he has seen successful performance in the seafood industry since joining the company.

Vanessa Vega
Regional Vice President

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.

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