The Big Think Team
At Big Think Capital, we’re more than just funding experts. We’re athletes, artists, parents, and foodies!
Adam RentzerFunding Manager
Alex MedollaFunding Manager
Arnold PinkhasovMarketing Manager
Bryan CopiusSenior Vice President of Operations
Chris BennekFunding Manager
Dan IsraelVP Strategic Alliances
Devon MintzesOperations Manager
James DekroneExecutive Funding Manager
Joe PellegrinoDirector of Sales
Langdon LorenzoFunding Manager
Lou MazzellaVP of Operations and Development
Marsha ZimmermanFunding Manager
Mike SmithCustomer Support Specialist
Nic VitaleFunding Manager
Nick VicaleOperations Manager Alt. Products
Shelton St. JusteFunding Manager
Tom ForsbergSenior Vice President
Zach SantangeloFunding Manager
Adam is a multi-faceted business administration professional.
He always puts the client first and he possesses finely tuned analytical and creative thinking skills.
He’s adept at deploying innovative solutions to mitigate risk and achieve win-win results for his clients.
Alex grew up with 3 brothers who got him into most of what he loves now; everything from Alfred Hitchcock films to Frank Sinatra’s entire catalog (no joke)!
When he’s not spending time playing sports, he enjoys a quiet evening watching movies or listening to music.
With a passion for storytelling, Arnold is set on mastering the language of the digital world.
Through developing customer-centric campaigns that are analytically-driven, he works to grow online conversion rates for both lead generation and sales purposes.
He loves creating and consuming all forms of digital media; from music and film, to AR and VR.
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Bryan Copius is responsible for all operations.
He focuses on Productivity and Quality Process Management as well as managing the overall portfolio.
Bryan has over 6 years of experience in the industry in roles including Underwriting, Business Development, and Relationship Management.
Chris Bennek puts his clients’ needs first in order to get them their perfect deal!
Chris grew up in Long Island, but left to Connecticut to attend Sacred Heart University where he majored in business administration. In his spare time, when he’s not playing with his dog or trying new foods at exotic resturants, he enjoys playing and watching sports, especially football.
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Dan began his career in the finance and real estate sector and then became a top-performing sales executive at a Fortune 500 company. With over 10 years of experience in the dental industry, Dan has helped grow some of the largest dental group practice organizations in the country. Drawing on his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the dental care profession, Dan provides a consultative and structured approach to his customers, providing key ingredients for success and scale.
Dan is originally from Long Island, NY and has a business degree from the University of Hartford.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys running, indoor cycling, trying new restaurants and playing basketball with his daughter.
David began his career as a real estate and bankruptcy attorney in New York City. Following several years in private practice, he started a mortgage broker operation in Long Island which ultimately grew to become one of the largest privately-held national mortgage banking operations in US history with revenues exceeding $80 million per annum and $3 billion in annual funded loan volume.
David has a broad range of management expertise in the areas of marketing, sales, banking, and regulatory compliance and business development. David leveraged his experience in consumer lending and crossed over to business lending in 2012. After running several successful lending platforms, David is happy to be home again as the President of Big Think Capital where he can offer strategic options for working capital for all types of businesses.
Mr. Brown has a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan with a dual degree in Economics and Spanish. Mr. Brown successfully completed a sabbatical program in International Economics at the London School of Economics and earned his Foreign Language credentials at Cornell University.
Mr. Brown is a member of the New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association, LIBN Elite “40 under 40” and is an active participant in the following charitable organizations: Autism Speaks, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, Israeli Defense Fund, LIJ Children’s Medical Fund and the Pay it Forward Foundation.
Devon Mintzes creates ease of communication between all clients and their respective agent, resulting in a smooth funding process for all parties.
James Dekrone always has his clients’ best interests in mind.
He thoroughly guides business owners through the funding process, and is dedicated to seeing his clients succeed.
Joe Pellegrino has been in the finance industry for 26 years.
He’ll always go above and beyond for you, because putting your business in the best position to succeed is his top priority.
Langdon was born and raised in Long Island, NY. He is a very outgoing individual who can talk anyone’s ear off if they let him.
He is a diehard Yankees fan, enjoys traveling, and any activity involving spending time in the great outdoors!
With over 20 years of experience in financing, Lou’s true passion is helping people achieve their fiscal goals; whether it’s finding the best mortgage for a new homeowner or helping a business-owner secure financing to grow their business.
In his spare time, Lou enjoys spending time with his family at the beach, traveling to different cities, cross training, and fishing!
Marsha Zimmerman is a wealth of knowledge from all her years in the work force. She has experience working as a teacher of Speech and Hearing, in addition to being a Mortgage Originator for residential and commercial real estate.
Marsha is a warm and engaging Funding Manager. She’s persistent in driving the best results for her clients.
Mike’s years of customer service experience makes him the ideal touchstone for any of your questions and concerns. In addition to having a strong knowledge of the products and services that we offer, he puts the clients’ ease of experience and overall satisfaction as his top priority.
In his free time, Mike enjoys staying active via outdoor hiking and spending time with his family.
Nic puts his clients’ best interests first and makes himself available to them at all times of day. He is known for going above and beyond in ensuring that their businesses are best positioned to succeed.
Having been born on Super Bowl Sunday, he has always had a burning passion for the sport of football. This passion became laser-focused during college, where he brought his Long Island personality down south to attend North Carolina State University. He now spends the majority of his spare time mentoring younger student-athletes, motivational speaking and of course, watching/playing football.
Nick was born and raised in Suffolk County Long Island. He received his Math degree from SUNY Oneonta and then went to Stony Brook University to obtain his MBA in Marketing. He has been in the financial services sector for over 12 years.
He enjoys running, basketball, reading and working hard for his clients!
Shelton St. Juste
Shelton prides himself in having high moral values. This sense of integrity is what has compelled him to have success in the financial industry for over 20 years.
Shelton will do everything he can to get you the most honest and fair deal possible.
Tom Forsberg is responsible for research and development, and heads all new business opportunities. He works around the clock to forge partnerships with other financial service providers to expand overall reach.
He’s quick to respond, and is always within reach if you have questions or concerns. He’s comfortable in the uncomfortable, and he’ll work tirelessly to provide your business with the best financial solution possible.
Zach Santangelo has worked for Chase and Capital One as a Business Banker. Now, as the Senior Funding Manager at Big Think Capital, Zach helps business owners acquire financing that suits their budget, and achieves their financial goals.
From Zach, you can expect 100% transparency. He is straight-forward and goes above and beyond for every client.