Stephen “Steve” Mariani, President and Founder, Diamond Financial Services (DFS) Steve has been a small business owner since 1983, when he observed the many people needing assistance when securing business acquisition financing and did not know where to go to get help. Over the past 21 years Diamond Financial Services has been helping small business owners realize their dreams by funding over $1 Billion in loans during this timeframe. Since that time Diamond has become largest privately owned non- bank SBA acquisition loan generator in the nation working ONLY in the broker markets. Steve is currently the CVBBA president elect and has been a valued CVBBA member for many years where he educates members through workshops at their annual conference. Steve has also been producing and presenting broker webinars and workshops for the IBBA for the last 7 years at every annual conference.