3 Reasons You're Going Under By Not Offering Payment Options

Tuesday, January 25

1:00PM - 2:00PM Eastern (10:00 AM-11:00 AM Pacific)

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Matt and the team discuss the challenges that struggling businesses face with their sales and payment options. They also offer simple, but effective solutions to make your business more profitable and successful. Learn the three reasons to start the year off right.

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Matthew Bratsis

Vice President, Contractor Services

As Vice President of Contractor Services, Matthew is responsible for all lending and finance operations within the EGIA Finance Clearinghouse. He works directly with lending partners and affiliates developing and creating the most up-to-date finance offerings for EGIA’s vast contractor base. In addition, Matthew leads EGIA’s business development strategy, as well as the design and implementation of finance training content.

Matthew has been an integral part of the home improvement finance industry for over 20 years, with stops at American General Finance, GreenSky and Renovate America. Matthew attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating with a degree in Psychology.

Dave Segur

OPTIMUS – Director of Business Development

Dave has 32 years experience of successfully offering home improvement financing solutions to contractors, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in funded loans annually. His work passion is finding and evaluating new business opportunities nationwide in the home improvement industry that he can train and help grow using payment options. Dave has been married for 32 years. He and his wife recently moved from North Carolina to Ormond Beach Florida. Dave’s favorite pass times are spending time with his kids playing Pickle Ball and riding his bike.

Eric Gude

National Sales Director

Eric Started with EGIA as a Regional Director in Sept 2019. In his current position Eric manages the Contractor Services team that includes dealer and distributer training, dealer onboarding and customer service. Eric came to EGIA with over 25 years of Banking, business development and finance experience mostly at American General Finance/One Main where he held various positions of management.

Eric holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Political Science from The University of Maryland- Baltimore County, as well as a Masters of Business Leadership from William Penn University.