meet the team

Your Advantage Team

Wayne Coker
President & CEO
Wayne has been active in the factoring industry for over 30 years, after starting his own factoring company in Houston in 1985. In 1994, Wayne started one of the first bank-owned factoring companies in Texas. In 2000, Wayne and his team joined Central Bank, Houston’s oldest independent bank, where he also serves as Executive Vice President and Advisory Director. In 2001, Wayne and his staff completed the first of three acquisitions, including a local competitor that was founded in 1978. Prior to entering the factoring industry, Wayne was the owner of several companies in the Houston area. Wayne served on the first Board of the International Factors Association and is a Director of the Commercial Finance Association. Wayne graduated with honors from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business in 1984.
Brad Baird
EVP & Chief Credit Officer
Brad has served many roles at Advantage since joining the company in 1995, with his current position being Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Prior to Advantage, Brad had seven years in the commercial banking industry, where he worked for three Texas community banks, and seven years in the commercial finance industry, where he was employed by a national equipment financing and leasing company. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from Texas Tech University. He’s lived in Dallas, San Antonio, Amarillo, and Lubbock, but has called Houston home since 1989.
Mark Tiggeloven
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Mark Tiggeloven is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Advantage. Since joining Advantage in 1996, Mark has served in a wide range of capacities for the company. Prior to joining Advantage, Mark earned his CPA designation and worked in public accounting for 5 years with an emphasis on auditing, issuance of financial statements, and tax preparation, serving small-to-medium-sized businesses. Originally from the Netherlands, Mark moved to Houston in 1988 and earned his Bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA in international finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.
David Montenegro
EVP of Sales and Marketing
David Montenegro is Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Advantage Business Capital. He is responsible for new business development and referral partner relationships. Prior to Advantage Business Capital, David worked over 20 years in commercial banking and finance. David’s expertise is in providing working capital solutions to small and midsize businesses in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, that serve diverse industry sectors, such as energy, healthcare, government, manufacturing, temporary staffing, transportation, and wholesale distribution. David is fluent in English and Spanish.