About Us
Meet The Founder
Stephen Mariani

Stephen Mariani has been involved in small business since 1978, personally owning many himself. It was his experience in locating financial solutions that brought him to establish Diamond Financial with the business owner in mind.

He prides himself on honesty and integrity, which is apparent after your first encounter with his organization. Stephen and his associates are dedicated to the small businesses in the United States and are committed to their success.

“Our mission is to remain the recognized leader in customized financial business solutions, assembling only the top level experts and lending sources throughout the country, achieved by delivering competitive, honest, and ethical client results.”

The Nation’s Leader

raleighHeadquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Diamond Financial has become one of the nation’s leading sources for larger business acquisition loans, ranging from $400,000 to $5,000,000. We bring the nation’s top level small business professionals to each transaction, assuring our clients receive the best possible financing options.

We realized that many business owners and entrepreneurs applying for loans were not able to identify interested financial institutions, package the loan application effectively, or justify their needs to bank officers. This resulted in over 84% of applicants being declined due to presentation alone. Through our expertise, we turned that 84% decline rate into a 94% approval rate. Let us customize the right financial solution for your business today!

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“Shirley and Diamond, thanks for all your help on this transaction. You are true professionals.”

 Tom MacPherson, Summit Acqusitions Group

“Working with Diamond Financial was a real pleasure, from the initial phone call with Steve Mariani and Mihir Patel through the close of escrow. Diamond Financial quickly vetted the opportunity, found a qualified SBA lender and then shepherded me through the entire process. I cannot recommend highly enough this fine institution that truly embodies the moniker, “Easy SBA.” I look forward to working with Diamond Financial again in the future on another business acquisition!”

 Mark Shulz, Nature’s Sungrown Foods, LLC

“I would like to thank Mr. Patel and anyone involved with my SBA loan. Mr. Patel guided me through the process over about a 3 month period. I have had other loans that were just nightmares to get through and was really dreading this one. I could not have asked for an any more smoother, more professional response and guidance than what Mr. Patel gave me. He absolutely knew what he was doing and had the experience to deal with multiple sides of the transaction from the purchaser, the seller, the business broker, lender, and the SBA. It was an absolute pleasure working with him and would I highly recommend his services to anyone. Thanks to all.”

-Harold Stanley, Mountain Empire Rental Equipment & Sales, LLC

Mihir and Steve, I wanted to sincerely thank you both for all your hard work, guidance, coordination and of course patience, on the Express IT Co. transaction. This was our first transaction and hopefully the first of many. It was very helpful to have your team assist in the process with the bank.”

-Dana Cole, Long Reality Business Broker