We believe culture and company are interlinked, and our Team is our greatest asset. Our Principals have extensive experience covering nearly every type of commercial and residential loan type.
We foster an environment of personal and professional growth and innovative thinking allowing for spirited discussion and problem solving outside the box.
Because of our many years in the business we have developed relationships with funding sources capable of solving even the most hard to place capital request, using both internal and third party resources.
We have the knowledge and ability to internally underwrite and evaluate most loan and other capital requests.
Who We Are
Titan Funding is a Team of passionate Banking Professionals consisting of CEOs, Investment Professionals and entrepreneurs aligned to assist both businesses and individuals meet their capital needs.
We leverage our many years of industry and personal business experience to provide a single source for debt, equity and investment capital.
Howard M. Babcock, COO and Co-Founder of Titan Funding, LLC. Mr. Babcock has over 25 years of experience in the residential mortgage business. More importantly he has an extremely extensive background in residential mortgage originations, underwriting and loan fundings. Mr. Babcock's recent employment was with Proficio Mortgage Ventures and First Choice Bank. Under each of these Bank Branch Models Mr. Babcock had primary management control in operating a large branch located in Boca Raton, Florida where he was responsible for all aspects of operations from originations through closing of residential mortgages.
Mr. Babcock is a Licensed Attorney. He received a degree from Michigan State University majoring in Accounting, a JD Degree from Detroit College of Law and a LLM Degree from Boston University specializing in Taxation.
He also is a founding board member for the Friendship Circle located in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Chief Operating Officer
Edward N. Piazza, President, Titan Funding, LLC, Boca Raton, FL. A true financial professional who is interested in better servicing investors and borrowers, Mr. Piazza draws upon his financial acumen, past experiences, and a genuine belief in long-term solvency to help lead Titan Funding, LLC into the future.
A graduate of SUNY Potsdam (BS in finance) and the University of Miami (MBA in banking/finance), Edward chose a career path that put him directly in front of borrowers of every type – from home buyers to commercial developers to investment partnership groups. His experiences at both a small community bank (First Choice Bank) and a larger Money Center Bank (PNC) made him realize how much room for improvement customer service had at these institutions. Thus, he made it a focus to better serve the person (or people) on the other side of the desk. This led to continued upward mobility, whether developing the South Florida footprint for PNC or being a founding member of Berkley Capital Corp., which went on to become the largest net branch of First Choice Bank, resulting in volume of 500MM in a year’s time. This demonstrated acumen of banking service and growth culminated in the founding of Titan Funding, LLC in 2014.
Titan Funding, LLC serves a specific niche, specializing in debt and equity for commercial, residential, hard money, foreign national and similar transactions. But it’s the commitment to building relationships and service that sets the firm apart. In short, besides the individual transaction at hand, the company’s (and Edward’s) goal is to exceed the client’s overall portfolio aims and performance expectations. This can only be obtained by taking the time and effort to develop a well-rounded relationship built on trust, which is something that every client of
Titan Funding, LLC can expect.
John M. Mansour, is Chief Executive Officer of Titan Funding, LLC in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to joining Titan Funding, Mansour was Branch Manager of Proficio Mortgage Ventures, LLC’s Boca Raton operation, one of the largest branches by volume and employment in the Proficio system. The Branch was accountable for all aspects of residential lending activity throughout the United States. As Branch Manager, Mr. Mansour needed to supplement the Bank’s operational licenses by obtaining 16 individual State licenses. The Branch was responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in residential loan originations annually. Mr. Mansour is particularly versed in JUMBO and Portfolio lending. Mr. Mansour held similar positions at First Choice Loan Services and Berkley Capital before joining Proficio.
Prior to his Banking career, Mr. Mansour was a Real Estate Developer for more than 20 years and owner of J.M. Developments, Inc. where he developed and built over $300 million worth of residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Mansour coordinated and managed all development activities from concept, site acquisition, site planning, engineering, governmental approval, financing, building, and property disposition.
Mr. Mansour has also engaged in significant Private Equity Investment. His investments have included real estate, aviation, maritime, technology and hospitality.
Mr. Mansour began his career at Arthur Young & Company after graduating from the Business School at Georgetown University with a degree in Accounting.
Mr. Mansour has served on the Board of Directors of The State Bank, and Fenton City Council. Further, he served as chairman of the City of Fenton Local Development Finance Authority.
Chief Executive Officer