Greg and Diane Lingo head up Liquid Capital RVA, a specialty lender that caters to the vibrant entrepreneurs and small business community in the Greater Richmond area. Liquid Capital has the largest number of principals in North America but its Richmond presence is local and accessible. Greg and Diane are a part of the community and work closely with their clients to truly achieve partnership status.
Greg Lingo, company principal and owner, founded Liquid Capital RVA out of a desire to see small businesses succeed. After a long and successful career in national sales for three Fortune 500 companies, Greg decided to launch a business of his own closer to home and Liquid Capital RVA was born. As a small business owner himself, Greg is uniquely aware of the challenges faced by small businesses whether they are experiencing rapid growth, a product launch, restructuring or simply a working capital shortage.
Diane Lingo, company CFO, brings her experience as a “Big Four” CPA and finance executive to Liquid Capital RVA. Diane was CFO of a Virginia technology start-up that eventually went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Steering this company from concept to mature enterprise has given Diane insight into the financing challenges of fast-growing companies. She will evaluate each client’s balance sheet to identify funding options and provide hands-on support to clients at each step in the process.
Liquid Capital RVA’s product portfolio is vast and Greg and Diane tend to work from the inside out – they fit their lending products to the customer’s needs rather than forcing the customer to fit theirs. Liquid Capital RVA is not a bank and therefore is not constrained by traditional lending metrics such as credit scores, financial ratios and historical financial results. Its product portfolio includes accounts receivable financing, purchase order, merchant, and international trade financing, as well as other asset based lending options and equipment leasing. Liquid Capital RVA does not require long-term contracts and in many cases the loans it provides are off balance sheet.