Steve Monroe

Steve Monroe has been in the short term liquidity space for 25+ years and has held a variety of senior management positions with JPMorgan, Barclays, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Throughout his career Steve has been extremely successful in building national and global level, client focused coverage teams that served as solutions providers to their customers. Steve graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts, Economics.

James D. Staton, Jr.

JD is responsible for development of one of LCAF’s sub-specialties: government contracting. JD’s work history includes stints as the Chief Procurement Officer for the State of North Carolina and most recently, he was the Chief Procurement Officer for the District of Columbia.

Mark Kuat

Mark Kuat

Mark Kuat, is the Principal and Owner of Liquid Capital Funding, a specialty finance company for small and medium-sized B2B businesses, located in Uniondale, NY.

Originally from Kazakhstan (former Soviet Union republic), Mark studied in Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. He received master’s degree from the first business school in Kazakhstan and had successful financial and banking career there, working as the Chairman of the Management Board of Natural Resources Management Ltd and the Managing Director at BTA Bank. Mark lived and worked over 6 years in Dubai, where he ran a business Consultancy Company. Two and a half years ago, Mark moved to USA and opened Liquid Capital to fulfil his passion of helping business owners to get the working capital they need to grow their businesses.

Mark believes that the growth of U.S. economy is based on the success of small and medium sized businesses. As part of the small business community himself, Mark works contribute his knowledge and experience for the benefit of his new country. He wants to be a useful member of community and as an experienced professional in project finance and operations management with over 19 years of international experience in early stage companies in different industries, he is ready to help accelerate businesses through flexible financing solutions. Reliable, attentive, and supportive, Mark understands the needs of the business owners of Long Island and New York.

Mark is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the Long Island Import Export Association, the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island, the American Business Associates, the Accountants Resource Group, BOOM Business Network, and the Round Table Networking Group. He recently volunteered with The Outreach Packing, helping to pack meals for those in need. Mark lives with his wife and three kids, and enjoys traveling, hiking, swimming, and water games.