Management Team
Rudy Ramirez



Rudy Ramirez has 25+ years in business and consumer finance. Throughout his illustrious career, he has held a variety of roles in operations, sales, and management for Wells Fargo, N.A., Ameriquest Mortgage, Capital One Bank, and RSL Funding. He left his current company in Houston and moved to Austin in 2015 in order to take Startup Capital & Expansion Funding to new heights. Rudy enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with his close friends.

Brett Cenkus


Vice President

Brett A. Cenkus has 20+ years of experience in finance, corporate law, and entrepreneurship. He is the founding partner of The Cenkus Law Firm and President of The Startup Shepherd. He is an active angel investor and former venture capitalist. He previously served as Chief Legal Counsel of a publicly-traded international oil and gas service company. In 2001 he and a business partner founded a residential mortgage brokerage, Paragon Residential Mortgage, which they sold in 2006 to Bridge Investments. Brett holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from Messiah College. He lives in Austin with his wife, Cathryn, and daughter, Elle.