Our Team

Darren F. Finestone – President

Darren brings to Lion Technology Finance a wealth of experience in the equipment finance industry. As a VP at two separate lease companies he has been the top salesman for five years, funding over $500 million in equipment, has managed & maintained many vendor relationships, has managed a sales force, and has acted as a lead liaison to important lenders in structuring transactions. Darren earned his B.A. (Political Science) from Columbia University in 1991 and his J.D from Pepperdine University in 1995. Darren resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and two kids. He and his family are active tennis players.

Arvind (Evan) Cadambi – Vice-President

Arvind has worked in the asset finance industry for the last 12 years. He held sales and management roles with an independent lessor and Macquarie Corporate & Asset Finance. During his tenure he was responsible for direct originations of over $200 million in equipment leases and loans to a wide spectrum of companies with focuses on technology, manufacturing, and medical. Furthermore, he originated large lease facilities for many well-known venture capital backed and private equity backed companies. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, with a BA in Political Science. Arvind resides in Tustin, CA with his wife.

James E. Kauderer, Jr. – Consultant

Mr. Kauderer brings to Lion Technology Finance a wealth of experience in the financial sector, encompassing a broad set of financial disciplines including investment banking, corporate finance, venture capital, and equity research. Through both his professional and academic experiences over the past ten years, Jim has amassed a unique set of skills strongly suited for the role of financial shepherd at Lion Technology Finance. Prior to co-founding Lion Technology Finance, Jim served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Choice! Energy L.P. a small Houston-based energy commodity brokerage company that currently generates approximately $13.5 million in annual revenue. Mr. Kauderer’s earlier career also includes two years of venture capital work, three years in equity research and two years in investment banking with such established and reputable Wall Street institutions as Lehman Brothers and Alex. Brown & Sons. Jim also spent two years as the Manager of Finance at a small Oil & Gas Exploration and Production Company headquartered in Southern California. Mr. Kauderer is a two-time graduate of Columbia University, receiving his M.B.A. (Finance) in 1996 and his B.A. (Economics) in 1991.