our people, our process, our services

What We Do?

Accel Capital is a fully automated, online marketplace designed to provide fast, flexible financing solutions to small business owners. What sets us apart from the rest is our proprietary platform technology which allows business owners to get real results for multiple product types and the ability to go directly to contract. Every step of the way, business owners are guided by an experienced funding concierge.

Our Experience

Accel Capital provides a platform that leverages today’s finance technology and focuses on the customer experience.
We created our unique lending platform in order to serve small and medium-sized businesses and provide them with the capital they need to grow.
We pride ourselves in being the lending partner that helps facilitate growth while always providing exceptional, dedicated service.
Accel Capital helps companies secure financing and provide working capital solutions so they can thrive in a dynamic business environment.
We don’t just focus on funding, but the overall the customer experience.
We pay close attention to our customers goals so we are able to provide tailored funding solutions for each and every one of our clients. The Accel team is always here to help you.

Essential Values

Here to help your business grow, Accel Capital is 100% dedicated to serving it’s loyal customers
by offering multiple options with quality customer service all under one roof.
Accel Capital is your #1 source for all your financing needs.

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Board Members

Salvatore Ottomanelli

Chief Executive Officer

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Salvatore Ottomanelli has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Accel Capital since July 2016. Prior to joining Accel Capital, he was the Director of Sales for Bizfi. Sal ran one of the largest brokerage firms in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City that generated over $100 million, monthly, from 2007 to 2014. Sal is known for his dedication, big heart and his hunger for success. His keys to running a successful operation is “leading by example, working along others and always giving 110% of yourself.”

Interesting fact about Mr. Ottomanelli:

“Sal is part of a family-owned, successful meat and restaurant business, Ottomanelli and Sons, based out of New York City for over 100 years. They have multiple shops throughout the city.”

Troy Caruso

President

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Troy Caruso has served as the President and generous benefactor of Accel Capital since July 2016. He has several successful businesses that continue to increase in profitably with current sales in excess of $30,000,000. Troy also plays a lucrative role in fellow alternative financing companies including Radium and iAdvance. Integrity, determination, and philanthropy are words that are synonymous with the name “Troy Caruso.”

Interesting fact about Mr. Caruso:

“Troy was instrumental in finding the Alexander Calder sculpture, ‘Bent Propeller’, after the events of September 11, 2001 where he worked supervising the demolition and clean-up of Building 7 at the World Trade Center”

Christian Arcello

Vice President

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Christian Arcello has served as Vice President of Accel Capital since July 2016. He has been very involved in starting up many new businesses from Manhattan to the Hamptons for over the past 10 years. A native New Yorker, Christian has found success through numerous endeavors ranging from the financial services industry, distressed real estate markets and within the hospitality industry. Some of these businesses include some the highest end celebrity filled restaurants & night clubs of the Hamptons to his financial companies located on Long Island and Manhattan. Christian graduated from Hofstra University and has a Masters in Finance and Real Estate from New York University.

Interesting fact about Mr. Arcello:

“Christian is a bit of a beach bum. You might be able to spot him lounging under the sun in the Hamptons or South of France in the summer months or vacationing in St Barths where he spends some of his time during the winter.”

Vince Virzi

Chief Operating Officer

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Vincent Virzi has served as Chief Operating Officer of Accel Capital since June 2017. Prior to Accel Capital, he was a consultant for various financial companies involving marketing, lead and operational management. Vince has over 20 years of experience in digital marketing and was involved in three startup companies that generated over half a billion dollars in sales. He graduated from The University of Illinois.

Interesting fact about Mr. Virzi:

“Vince’s family immigrated from Sicily and his great uncle had a violin company that started in New York City in the early 20th century. The Virzi Tone Amplifier is still used in Mandolins today.”

Aleeya Hussain

Vice President of Finance

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Aleeya Hussain, has served as Vice President of Finance since August 2016. Prior to joining Accel Capital, she was Head of Accounting for multiple lending companies where she designed and implemented Accounting Policies and Procedures, leading to very successful financial audits. Aleeya graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting and Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY Bernard Baruch College in New York City in 2013. She has also earned an MBA, Summa Cum Laude, from PACE University in New York City in 2016.

Interesting fact about Ms. Hussain:
“Aleeya is an accomplished DJ that has worked in various clubs within New York City.”

Gennadiy Belikov

Director of Renewals

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Gennadiy Belikov has served as Head of Renewals since August 2016. Prior to Accel Capital, he worked at Bizfi from 2015-2016. Gennadiy was born in Russia and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 2014 with a BS in Psychology. On average, Gennadiy has funded over $2 million for small businesses each month and this number continues to grow.

Interesting fact about Mr. Belikov:

Gennadiy has been doing MMA for 6 years and started when he was 18 years old. He also played AAU Basketball for St. Marks when they won the championship.”

Rachel Covington

Director of Public Relations

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Rachel Covington has served as the Director of Public Relations of Accel Capital since June 2017. Prior to Accel Capital, she worked at Bizfi in the sales department from 2015-2016 where she funded $2 million her last month and at Accel Capital in the renewal department from 2016-2017. Rachel is originally from Raleigh, NC. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with a BS in Public Relations and Marketing.

Interesting fact about Ms. Covington:

“In 2014, Rachel moved to New York with a dream to pursue a career in fashion. She then began her public relations career by working alongside a New York based designer.”

Denise Fucito

Director of Human Resources

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Denise Fucito has served as the Director of Human Resources since July 2016. Prior to Accel Capital, she enjoyed a variety of positions in education and human resources, including a business instructor for Katherine Gibbs Schools and Executive Director of a business school campus.  Denise has a Master’s Degree in Education from Dowling College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from NYIT, and a certificate in HR Management from St. Joseph’s College.

Interesting Fact about Ms. Fucito:

“Denise has also enjoyed success as a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, executive coach and career consultant.  Through her company, Real Answers Inc., she has received many testimonials regarding her effectiveness to help others achieve their full potential.”  ​

Erik Flitman

Director of IT

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Erik has served as the Director of IT since April 2017. Prior to Accel Capital, he managed MADE Logisitics, a logistic software company designed to manage auto-transport services, which he founded in March of 2016. Erik has an extensive work history in information technology including IT consulting, web applications, software development, databases and more. He graduated from Florida International University with a BS in Business Administration with a focus on International Finance.

Interesting fact about Mr. Flitman:

“Erik has been a successful pilot since 1997.”

Samantha Brutus

Funding Desk Manager

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Samantha Brutus has served as Funding Desk Manager of Accel Capital since July 2016. Prior to Accel Capital, she was Funding Desk Manager at Bizfi. Samantha was with Bizfi that grew the business from $10 million monthly to over $25 million monthly. She handled all banking relationships for Bizfi. Samantha graduated from the New York City College of Technology.

Interesting fact about Ms. Brutus:

“Samantha is an accomplished drummer who has played various bands in New York City.”

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Want to join the team?

Accel Capital offers plenty of career opportunities. If you are looking to join our team, take a look at our current job openings. We would love to have you!