Alternative Funding Options, Inc. (AFO) is pleased to announce that Anna L. Kraus will be representing the company as a Senior Lending Consultant. AFO President, Cheryl O’Neill Gowen said that she is “very excited about the expanded impact that the addition of Anna as a representative will have on AFO.”

Kraus has a BS in Finance and brings over 9 years of sales, both financial and service-related, with her. Her past experience with both BankUnited and Regions Bank in St. Petersburg will prove invaluable. She has extensive experience in the lending process as well as in customer acquisition, retention and service, all of which are critical elements of AFO.

As a representative of AFO, Ms. Kraus will be working closely with business owners as she helps them find alternative sources of funding when they are unable to obtain bank financing. Gowen stated that with each day, more and more small and medium sized businesses are seeking alternative means of funding. “It takes precious time and effort for them to seek out those options. AFO cuts through to the chase and finds solutions to business lending situations. Having Anna join us as a representative means that we will be able to provide additional means to serve more clients with funding options.”

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About Alternative Funding Options: CEO/President Cheryl O’Neill Gowen launched Alternative Funding Options (AFO) to fill a growing void in the world of business finance and cash flow alternatives. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of banking, financing and staffing, Gowen was well-suited to immediately jump into the alternative funding industry and understand the issues that business owners face on a day-to-day basis in cash flow and funding. For more information, visit

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