Meet The Founder

Stephen Mariani

President Stephen Mariani has been involved in small business since 1978, personally owning many himself. It is his experience in locating financial solutions that brought him to establish DFS 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

about diamond financial services

raleighHeadquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Diamond Financial Services has become one of the nation’s leading sources for larger business acquisition loans 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 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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Maurizio Moticciolo

“I would just like to say a BIG thank you to the staff at DFS. My wife and I recently completed our first SBA loan with them. They have provided a tremendous level of service to us. I have heard how difficult and long this process was for an SBA loan, but with DFS, not only did they make everything easy for us, they got this loan closed rather quickly. I am already looking forward to doing my next loan with them.”

Ed Binanay

“Just a short note to thank you for all the work you have done with my loan. Without your support, I do not think I can go through this whole process. I hope that we can close soon. Again thanks.”

Jim Turner

“Thank you so much for taking the time to review our machinery equipment and appraisal work, and for forwarding it over to the lenders you work with. We greatly appreciate your time and consideration. I look forward to meeting with you the next time I am in Raleigh. Thanks again.”

Nina Lee

“You are the greatest broker on the planet. I am sending all the best holiday wishes your way.”

Steve Gingras

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the assistance and advice you and Kristen provided me with obtaining my financing for my recent acquisition. You both were great to work with and you got the job done!”