Meet Our Team:
Bennett Abel, President and Founder
Bennett and his team are well seasoned experts in the commercial lending space. They bring a consultative approach coupled with years of experience in the commercial finance industry. They take pride in helping borrowers find the capital they are looking for.
Glen Lazovick, Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
Glen has over 29 years in the lending industry. He has closed over $500,000,000 in Residential and Commercial transactions. Glen has lead several lending teams at both large national Lenders and at a Community Credit Union where Glen was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Chief Sales Officer. Glen is active in the Rockville Chamber of Commerce and is a 2011 Graduate of Leadership Montgomery. He has served on several Industry and Non-Profit Boards and currently is on the Board of Directors for, Integrated Living Opportunities (ILO).
Jovan Turner, Senior Loan Originator
Jovan has over 10 years of experience working in Financial Services. His background of expertise is Residental Mortgage Lending where he has worked with many business owners on their primary residence transactions. He brings the same consultative approach to his clients when identifying solutions for their Commercial Lending needs. Jovan is an active member of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce. He aims to be a well rounded full-service lender helping investors and entrepreneurs with quick access to capital with fair terms.
Jovan is a graduate of Salisbury University, an Eastern Shore Maryland Native who has resided in Baltimore since 2014.
Rick Scharf, Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
Rick Scharf has worked in sales and sales management in the advertising business for almost 35 years. He represented multiple media channels during that time and developed a keen understanding of business needs for many industries. His ability to develop creative ideas and solutions resulted in strong partnerships with his customer relationships. Identifying financial products that best match an individual, business, or organization’s needs will be the objective of every customer Rick Scharf works with.
Jon Langer , Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
Jon is a Senior Commercial Loan Specialist at Abel Commercial Funding, LLC. Throughout his career, he has originated, closed and funded loans by offering financial solutions to thousands of consumers who have established long term, successful relationships with Jon in a variety of sales environments. Jon owned a residential retail mortgage company for over a decade where he honed his real estate, finance and networking skills which translated into over $250M in loan volume by providing consumers and working professionals with sound advice and valuable consultations. Prior to joining Abel Commercial Funding, Jon was Senior VP of Sales & Marketing at Central Uniforms, Inc. where he increased sales and revenue anually while converting a 30 year brick and mortar store to an on-line e-commerce retail web site positioned for continued growth.
Jon is an avid collegiate sports fanatic along with having a great admiration for music and concerts! Jon received a B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.
Kimesha Janey-Rogers, Realtor
Kimesha is a high-integrity realtor with a specialty in business credit and small business consulting. Alongside her analytical acumen is a track record of helping clients obtain five to six figure capital for their businesses and investments.
She is the Founder of Financial Growth Strategies and thus utilizes the vast knowledge she has garnered in her role as CEO. She understands it is imperative that real estate investors and business owners have a quick and easy access to capital, so she is working alongside Abel Funding to best suit her client’s needs.
While she offers financial solutions for real estate transactions, small business loans and lines of credit, she establishes long-term relationships with each client and ensures a hassle-free experience. She holds a degree in business from Johnson and Wales University.
Kristen Duggan, Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
Kristen comes from a family of business owners and has several years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses. She understands that quick access to capital is a critical for growth. Working alongside the Abel Commercial Funding team, Kristen provides funding options for her clients ranging from real estate loans, lines of credit, business loans and much more.
Michael Fink, Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
Michael Fink has over 29 years of meeting management, business development, and leadership experience. His prior background with his own company has given him the experience in finance and is able to pass this knowledge he has gained to small and medium sized businesses is invaluable. Michael as also been a very active real estate investor over his years as he holds a diverse portfolio in real estate holdings from raw land, to multi family and SFR rentals. In addition to his professional backround, he is the founder of a charitable focused technology startup called ChangeUp, and is actively involved in other charitable efforts in connection with this project. During his professional career, Mr. Fink has served as a member and volunteer to many professional meetings industry societies and respective committees, including the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, Meeting Planners International, and the Professional Convention Management Association, where he was named by his peers as a founding Board of Directors Member for the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the society.
John Gross, Senior Commercial Loan Specialist
John is a Senior Commercial Loan Specialist at Abel Commercial Funding, LLC. John has over 20 years experience in the lending industry. As owner of Colonial Funding, he processed over $400 million in all types of Commercial and Residential transactions. John has extensive experience with SBA, Bridge, and Hard Money financing and is also managing partner of two Hard Money funds.
John is huge sports fan and avid golfer. He attended both Marshall and Millersville Universities.