Ray Saccaro, Melville, NY, 1989 and yes, that is our family station wagon in that picture!Fast forward to December of 1999, the decision was made and West Star Capital was born. Our goal then is the same as it is now: to provide a personalized experience using what is now considered to be an “old school” style of banking by building relationships with our customer base, meeting face to face, and doing what we can to assist you in making your business grow as a member of your team. I have always had a very close relationship with my dad, so you can imagine how excited I was to start working with him at West Star Capital and at such a young age (I was 22 when I started, though, I won’t tell you how old I am now, ?). Since assisting around the office with Ray, not only did our customers businesses expand, but West Star grew and Ray and I grew our company, too. At the start, I just assisted him with filing and typing here and there and answered the phones. Now, after lots of training, traveling all over the United States to meet with customers and years of hard work, Ray and I own West Star Capital together! Our great synergy as father and daughter has manifested into a great partnership that will land West Star Capital into its 20th year of business in 2019. You might even say the writing was on the wall, that he and I would become business partners one day:
Visiting Dad at work with my sister Jen (she’s the one on the phone) – My guess is 1984. Ray still has the same building pen holder on his desk today actually!
That’s Ray and I at the Multi-Unit Franchise Conference, Las Vegas, 2017 – We will be there again this April! Feel free to join us in the Money Room on April 4th and 5th, 2018!
Our motives to this day are still the same. We take that “old school banking” approach to relationships, coupled with the lending world today, to secure the best kind of loan for you and your company so that your business will flourish. This is why we love what we do every day.