President & Founder


As President and Founder of Fora Financial, Daniel B. Smith exhibits his dedication to helping small and medium businesses gain capital by fostering strong partner relationships and leading underwriting.  In 2008, Dan founded Paramount Merchant Funding with Jared Feldman as an independent sales organization targeting niche industries. Since then, they rebranded to Fora Financial, expanded their offerings and have grown the company into a main competitor in the Small Business Lending industry.  Through Dan’s leadership at Fora Financial, the company has built a strong focus on providing businesses with working capital in just a few days.  Prior to founding Fora Financial, he served as lead sales consultant at ADP, where he gained invaluable experience. Later, Dan worked at a small startup financial firm as an underwriter, and was also responsible for developing a successful sales team there.

Dan received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana University.