About the International Factoring Association (IFA) Southeast Chapter

Our Mission

The IFA Southeast Chapter was formed in 2020 with a vision of providing educational workshops, seminars, and events to our region which address and meet the current needs and future growth of factoring companies and trade finance companies in the Southeastern areas that are of the quality our business finance professionals have come to expect from the IFA.

In May 2020, International Factoring Association, the largest association of commercial finance companies in the world, launched their Southeast Chapter. This Chapter was formed to assist industry firms by providing additional training and networking opportunities at the local level. 

The Chapter serves factors, asset based lenders, other receivables finance companies, purchase order companies as well as service providers from Southern Virginia to South Florida. 

Meet the Board

Executive Director: Harvey Gross

HSG Services, Inc.


Chair: Denise Albanese

Cost Reduction Solutions


President: Gary Krasna
Gary M. Krasna, P.A. 

VP of Education: Harvey Friedman
Lenders Funding

VP Membership GA/FL:
Michael Kodinsky

Alterna Capital Solutions

VP Membership SC/NC/Southern VA:
Donald Serek

Simplicity Financial Solutions

Treasurer: Max Cohen


Secretary: Jessica Weitzman

JSW FinanceSolutions LLC 

Current IFA members in these states will automatically be grandfathered into the Southeast Chapter. The Chapter also hopes to increase membership and raise awareness about the IFA and help factoring companies keep abreast of regional trends in the industry.