As a former switch-hitting catcher for the Seattle Mariners-turned-finance professional, Joseph LaForte is a professional at thinking fast and pivoting strategies at a moment’s notice. With more than 20 years of experience, he has earned his title as one of the small business industry’s most distinguished and accomplished leaders by navigating tumultuous market shifts and dynamic industry changes.
Mr. Laforte has led Par Funding to unprecedented growth as the Director of Sales over the past six through a variety of strategic moves that include seamlessly integrating new technology at the corporate level, incorporating community assets to aid small businesses in achieving top-level service and financial stability, expanding product offerings and opportunities, and stabilizing current offerings to create higher levels of financial stability and customer service.
His integral role in the company has helped more than 15,000 small and mid-sized businesses access working capital when it matters most. As a result, Mr. Laforte has brought financial success and stability to countless businesses and has converted struggling non-profits and companies into high-performing industry leaders. Collectively, his efforts have generated more than one billion dollars in sales and revenue.
Joseph Laforte has earned a stellar reputation among industry professionals as well as among clients due to his unparalleled tenacity, courage, and steadfast commitment to excellence.
In his spare time, Joe is a dedicated of his community and has contributed his professional services and expertise to a number of local charities and churches. He is committed to helping others serving as a mentor and advisor to a number of local business owners looking to optimize processes, finances, budgeting and back office operations. Mr. LaForte’s charity work extends to a number of local youth organizations where he mentors inner city kids and gives them the support and guidance needed for them to start businesses and forge their own financial and professional futures. Additionally, he provides key guidance to help many young people and adults break out of their current situations to create more successful futures.