The Company

Navigating the expanding and complex business finance and capitalization market requires experience and knowledge.

about-us-compassWho does your business turn to for this expertise?

As a business operator, you likely have an attorney you turn to for legal counsel, an accountant for tax and day-to-day ledger advice, but who do you turn to for direction in today’s very complex business finance and capitalization landscape?  Historically, this role was filled by a local commercial banker. Unfortunately, many businesses no longer have this relationship. Today banks offer a limited product set with qualification requirements many businesses can’t or don’t want to meet.  Additionally, your local commercial banker has limited knowledge of any non-bank business funding options, nor do they have a network of these alternative business finance and capital resources.

Pioneer Capital Group specializes in business finance and capitalization services, offering a diverse range of business funding programs for small and mid- sized businesses.  We work with you to gain access to funding options, and provide consultation regarding financing and capitalization which best meets your business needs, both now and over the life of the business.

Business Development Representatives

The Pioneer Capital Group team consists of knowledgeable and experienced professionals, dedicated to getting you the funding your business requires. Our team of Business Development Representatives are tasked with understanding your business financing needs and goals to tailor a solution that best meets your objectives. Their goals are to provide you with business funding options, and serve as your trusted advisor on business capitalization matters now and over the lifecycle of your business.  An ongoing relationship with a Pioneer Capital Group Business Development Representative can truly have a positive and long lasting impact for your business.

If you have the experience and the desire to help business owners thrive and exceed their goals, and are looking for a rewarding career please click here.

Management Team

The Pioneer Capital Group management team is made up of experienced business executives who are experts at providing and designing innovative finance solutions for small and mid-sized businesses.


Paul Hakim

Managing Partner

Mr. Hakim, a previous Regional Vice President at Wilber National Bank, has extensive business development and operational experience in the asset management, finance, technology and loyalty marketing. He provides personal insight to all of his clients having been involved in creating and managing numerous private ventures, including the business funding. His commercial financing experience has ranged from start-up through M&A transactions, including negotiating and closing many forms of complex financing transactions, leveraging venture capital and private equities, as well as institutional capital. His diverse background also includes experience in defining and building strategic partnerships and customer relationships while executing a strategic vision.

Russell Dash

Managing Partner

Mr. Dash brings over 20 years of business financing experience and an extensive network of industry contacts in commercial financing to Pioneer Capital Group. At merchant funding companies such as Transmedia Network, iDine and Rewards Network Mr. Dash was responsible for a portfolio consisting of tens of thousands of small to mid-sized businesses. He has successfully launched new innovative products and has expanded business operations throughout the US and Canada. He has built and has managed national sales teams as an executive sales leader.

Prior to his career in the financial services industry, Mr. Dash was active in the real estate and construction industries. Mr. Dash recently relocated from Chicago to New York, to found Pioneer Capital Group with his partners.

Tom Briggette

Managing Partner

Tom began his lending career in 1993 with Transmedia Network (est. 1984), a company which was a pioneer in the alternative finance industry.  Transmedia eventually became what it is known as today as Rewards Network, and whose target audience was primarily independent restaurant owners.  During an 18 career at Rewards Network Tom served in a variety of roles and reported directly to 3 CEO’s.  Tom led sales teams of close to 100 people, and those teams contracted with tens of thousands of restaurants, and facilitated hundreds of millions of dollars in financing transactions.  Additionally, as Senior Vice President of Sales Tom was involved in sales management, sales training, sales pricing matrix, credit policies, collections, operational improvements, steering committee and was a member of the senior leadership team.  After a 3 year stint at Apollo Education Group leading a sales team calling on Fortune 500 Companies, Tom went back to his small business roots, and partnered with former Rewards Network colleagues at Pioneer Capital Group and founded Rosemont Capital in 2014.