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Why Fountainhead IS A MOST LOVED WORKPLACE®

Systemic Collaboration

EMPLOYEES COLLABORATE THROUGHOUT OUR COMPANY BY …

Whenever someone encounters a problem, we have a wide pool of internal experts who our team can connect with to receive assistance with the matter. Our team has an unparalleled knowledge of the SBA space and our senior management is regarded as thought leaders in our field. Additionally, over the past two years, Fountainhead made 300,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans for almost $5 billion in financing and became the sixth most active PPP lender in America. This would not have been possible without extreme collaboration and flexibility from the whole team.

Positive Vision of the Future

EMPLOYEES AT OUR COMPANY HAVE A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE BECAUSE …

We’re at the forefront of helping entrepreneurs follow their dreams by providing the financing they need. Through our expert financial services, our team is able to provide real solutions to real business owners throughout the country. Our hard work has saved hundreds of thousands of American jobs, and we are growing to achieve even higher numbers.

Company Respect

WE SHOW RESPECT AND ENSURE THAT ALL VOICES ARE HEARD AND IDEAS ARE VALUED THROUGHOUT THE COMPANY BY …

We trust our team to know what it is doing. Whether it’s suggesting the best solution to approaching a problem or pointing out something with the potential to turn into a roadblock, our employees are able to have their voices heard. Our experts are leaders in the industry, and our team respects each other’s voices and opinions. Furthermore, as a small team, we have a great deal of communication with each other and often collaborate to address our communal problems. We utilize our staff-wide Teams chat daily for solutions for these types of problems.

Company Support / Killer Outcomes

WE SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN ACHIEVING THEIR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL GOALS BY …

We provide ample opportunities for growth and development. Through our autonomous model, employees are able to manage themselves and develop leadership opportunities they would not have had otherwise. We also encourage industry development through training – we believe anyone can learn the industry as long as they have the right attitude. When this leads to a new hire with little knowledge on the SBA, we will take the time to teach our employee whatever they need to know in order to succeed.

Alignment of Values

OUR COMPANY’S VALUES ARE ALIGNED WITH OUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE …

Fountainhead's mission is to provide the smartest, fastest, and most comprehensive financing possible to the small business community, whether it’s helping companies get back on their feet during economic hardship or helping to grow businesses to new heights. Our employees are a key part of that, and they are able to follow their own personal values through work at Fountainhead. Working with small businesses nationwide to provide crucial financing to follow their dreams is something most of our employees find very fulfilling on a personal and professional level.

Company Practices / Love

PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES WE GIVE TO OUR EMPLOYEES THAT CREATE A LOVED WORKPLACE ARE …

Our key differentiator is the level of trust we have in our employees. We encourage an inclusive workplace built on communication and trust, bypassing managerial red tape and unnecessary policies. Our employees enjoy extreme autonomy, showcasing the trust management places in every hire. This culture of trust also develops self-leadership for employees, which is encouraged as part of professional growth within the company. Additionally, we’ve brought in speakers to talk on a wide variety of personal and professional topics. We know our team has a life outside work and want them develop personally along with growth at Fountainhead.

CEO Strengths

OUR CEO SERVES AS A MODEL OF OUR COMPANY VALUES BY …

At Fountainhead, CEO Chris Hurn built his team based on work ethic, attitude and coachability. Chris believes team fit and ability to learn come first and has instilled a deep culture of trust in the office, believing each employee can be trusted to do their jobs and do them well. Chris acts as an example, juggling speed, meticulousness, and humor every day and sets the tone for our interactions. Thanks to our open and well-founded work culture Chris started, employees know they are integral parts of the team.

Benefits

EXAMPLES OF UNIQUE BENEFITS, BONUS, OR COMPENSATION WE PROVIDE ARE …

At the end of the year, we organized a company-wide retreat, which included all team members flying in from eight other states. We spent most of the week at EPCOT and Disney World on educational tours, brought in educational speakers, and also spent time bonding and having a lot of fun. Additionally, in the era of work from home, we continue our in-office tradition of providing lunch for employees through Uber Eats gift cards. Finally, we incentivized our employees to take a break with four-figure “vacation gift cards.” These gift cards could be used on anything during an employee’s day off, and we enjoy hearing what different team members used these funds for.

Our response to COVID-19

When Covid-19 forced the whole team to work from home, we duplicated office equipment setup for their home use, began sending food delivery gift cards, and gave all employees a four-figure “vacation gift card” to blow off pandemic stress as a way to support our employees. On top of pandemic stress, we also dealt with work stress as the Paycheck Protection Program offered us a way to help struggling businesses. We provided any accommodations possible so our team could help America’s business owners. Now, we have a hybrid work model, allowing employees to work from home or the office as they choose.

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About the Company

Fountainhead is one of only 14 SBA-approved nationwide, nonbank, direct commercial lending firms specializing in funding commercial real estate projects and providing growth financing for small businesses utilizing SBA 7(a), SBA 504, low LTV conventional loans.

Company Headquarters

Headquarters location:

3216 W Lake Mary Blvd, Lake Mary, FL

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Industry:

Financial Services

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Company CEO's name:

Chris Hurn

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Number of employees:

0 - 1000