Azadian Group Announces Shaq Siddiqi As Its Chief Operating Officer

Azadian Group LLC is proud to announce that industry veteran Shaq Siddiqi has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.  Shaq brings 15-plus years of commercial finance experience to his role.  Prior to joining Azadian Group, Shaq successfully undertook senior roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of portfolio management, underwriting, due diligence, field examination, sales support, and operations at Medallion Business Credit, Merchant Factors, Capital Business Credit, and Wells Fargo.

In his new position at Azadian Group, Shaq will oversee underwriting, due diligence, portfolio management, client services, sales support, investor relations, and general business operations.

Raffi Azadian, Founder and C.E.O. of Azadian Group stated: “I have known Shaq for several years and his reputation is impeccable.  I am thrilled to now be working closely with him and am confident that his unique skillset, work ethic and sales and service-focused attitude will be of great benefit to the company.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to join this growing, dynamic business and look forward to accomplishing some great things with Raffi and his team,” said Shaq.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in midtown Manhattan, Azadian Group provides short-term financing to small and medium businesses.  Its solutions have included:

  • Bridges to third-party financing, M&A or liquidity events
  • Subordinated stretch pieces and over-advances in conjunction with senior institutional lenders
  • Interim working capital to improve a business’ financial condition in preparation for bank/non-bank financing
  • Protection against predatory merchant cash advances

Azadian Group prides itself on its fast transaction turnaround (as short as 1-2 days from submission) and flexibility with deal terms, repayment structures, collateral mixes and other deal aspects.

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