About Us

Bastion focuses on providing financing solutions to companies in the consumer and business to business lending sectors. We understand the regulatory complexities and capital challenges these companies face. Our industry focus and knowledge affords us the ability to diligence the most complex situations and provide customized financing solutions.

We will own consumer loans through CSO lending activities in Texas and Ohio. We also provide on-balance sheet financing to small and middle-sized alternative finance companies. We focus on companies with strong sponsorship and talented management teams. We have a strong track record of closing deals on the terms and within the time frame initially indicated.

Our Team

John J. Braden

Jay Braden co-founded Bastion Consumer Funding in 2013. Mr. Braden, CEO, oversees the Firm’s fund raising, deal origination and portfolio monitoring activities. Prior to Bastion, Mr. Braden was president of Castillo LLC, an investment management firm. He had a 20 year career in leveraged finance; most recently as Head of High Yield Capital Markets at Wachovia Securities.

Mr. Braden received a BA from Roanoke College and an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Timothy J. Reimink

Tim Reimink co-founded Bastion Consumer Funding in 2013. Mr. Reimink, Senior VP, oversees the Firm’s CSO platform as well as regulatory compliance, treasury management and accounting functions. Prior to Bastion, Mr. Reimink worked in business development for an international wealth management company where he originated and structured over $4 billion in investments. Prior thereto, he was an associate at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in the investment banking division.

Mr. Reimink received a BA from Indiana University and an MBA from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Michael V. Leventakos

Mike Leventakos is the Director of Finance at Bastion Consumer Funding. Mr. Leventakos is responsible for the Company’s day to day treasury management, accounting and investor relations activity. Mr. Leventakos previously served as the Controller at SSARIS Advisors, LLC; the Assistant Controller/Fund Accounting Manager at Weston Capital Management, LLC; and as a fund accountant at AQR Capital Management. He has more than 13 years of experience in the asset management industry, beginning his career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Mr. Leventakos received a BS from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Sacred Heart University. He is a CPA registered with the state of Connecticut.

Stephen J. Hartnett

Stephen Hartnett is a VP at Bastion Consumer Funding. Mr. Hartnett is responsible for the Company’s portfolio monitoring, unit economic modeling and risk analysis. Prior to Bastion, Mr. Hartnett was a Digital Analyst at USA Today Sports Media Group, as well as the Project Coordinator for Business Development at USA Today SMG.

Mr. Hartnett received a BA from Vanderbilt University.