Innovative Financing Solutions (IFS) has been recognized as a Philadelphia 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company – ranking 29th on this prestigious list. The Philadelphia 100 Award is one of the most sought after awards in the Philadelphia region. IFS’ President, Michael D. Ryan accepted the award at gala event held at The Crystal Tea Room in the Wannamaker Building, in Philadelphia.

Started in 1988 by The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Wharton SBDC, the Philadelphia 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company award is a merit-based program that has recognized some of the region’s finest companies in their earliest days including: Mothers’ Work, Fiberlink, Urban Outfitters, Forman Mills, Kremer Laser Eye Center, Primavera Systems, and a host of other privately held companies.

To qualify for this prestigious award, applicants must be headquartered in one of the following Pennsylvania counties: Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks. Applicants may also be headquartered in one the following New Jersey counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer.

Michael D. Ryan, President and CEO of Innovative Financing Solutions said, “We are honored to receive the Philly 100 Award as the 29th fastest growing company in the greater Philadelphia region. None of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the IFS team who I am so very fortunate to work with every day!”

In 2018, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia partnered with Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and to spotlight the winners in a special editorial section of each newspaper.

“It is exciting to be a part of a team that has a true passion for helping community banks and small businesses grow and prosper. I look forward to many more years of growth, not only with IFS, but with the community banks and small businesses which we serve,” said Christopher A. Meccariello, Chief Operating Officer.

Founded in 2009, Innovative Financing Solutions (IFS) is a bank consulting and business advisory firm specializing in the development and implementation of government-guaranteed loan programs for financial institutions throughout the U.S. With offices in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Naples, Florida, IFS’ team of experienced and knowledgeable consultants possess years of proven success in commercial lending, government-guaranteed lending, commercial credit analysis and underwriting, and commercial loan administration.

IFS provides an “outsourced” government-guaranteed lending arm and “turnkey” program for financial institutions that may not generate the loan volume or have the internal expertise and support staff needed to implement a sound, secure, safe and profitable government-guaranteed loan program. IFS also structures and arranges commercial real estate, C&I, asset-based, and alternative financing for business clients ranging in size from small and growing entrepreneurial companies to established middle-market firms. To learn more about Innovative Financing Solutions, visit: