Meet the RFG Team

Susan Naftulin

Susan Naftulin

President and Co-Founder

Susan founded RFG with partner Jeffery Goldberg in 2009.  In addition to serving as President of RFG, Susan also serves on the American Association of Private Lenders Ethics Advisory Committee (Susan’s AAPL profile) where she continuously upholds the real estate industry’s values, and supports professional conduct in private lending.

Prior to becoming President of RFG, Susan held several senior management positions in the mortgage industry, including General Counsel, Managing Attorney, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President for both privately and publicly held mortgage lenders.  Prior to entering the mortgage industry, Susan was a creditors’ rights attorney with the Philadelphia Law Firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.

Susan earned her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and has two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, one in history and the other in secondary education.  Susan currently lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, and enjoys spending time with her two adult sons.

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John V. Santilli

Chief Revenue Officer

John joined RFG in July 2019, and is responsible for all opportunities connected to the growth of RFG.  He is focused on expanding the company’s sales channels to maintain their position as a leader in rehab financing.

Prior to joining RFG, John had 25 years of lending and marketing executive leadership experience across multiple private and public marketing-dependent companies.  He had managed companies from start-up to maturity ranging from $2.5M to over $50M in annual revenue.

John earned a Master’s Degree in Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Drexel University.  He currently resides in Wynnewood, PA, with his three children, and enjoys family first, live music, and finding the perfect balance of work hard/play hard.

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Evan Brody

Controller

Evan joined RFG in 2021 as Controller, with over 16 years of accounting and finance experience. Prior to joining RFG, Evan held several leadership positions including 10 years at one of the world’s largest family offices in New York. Most recently, Evan was the Controller for DLP Real Estate Capital and was responsible for the management of the firm’s operating entities. Evan prides himself on problem solving and relationship building and truly believes that the numbers always tell a story.

Evan graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is Certified Public Accountant in both New York and Pennsylvania, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Evan currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.

Brian M. Augsberger

Director of Sales & Marketing

Brian joined RFG in September 2015.  Prior to that, Brian cultivated relationships with ultra-high-net-worth clients of JP Morgan Private Bank.  He also worked in McCann Erickson’s Sydney and Gold Coast offices, procuring new business across Australia.

Brian earned a Master’s Degree in Communication-Advertising from Bond University in Australia, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from St. Joseph’s University.  While at St. Joe’s, he played on the Hawks’ varsity baseball team.  Brian is also a proud alumnus of Salesianum School, a Roman Catholic independent school for boys located in Wilmington, DE.  He currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.

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Matt Breen

Matt Breen

Director of Operations

Matt joined RFG in January 2020.  Prior to that, he had been in the mortgage/lending industry for almost 20 years in various roles from Sales, Operations, and most recently in several different Risk/Compliance Underwriting positions.  He lived on the West Coast for 5 years, and was a loan counselor as well as a licensed real estate broker, so he understands all sides of the fix-to-flip equation.

Matt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law/Criminal Justice from Rowan University.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Washington Township, NJ, he currently resides in Rosemont, PA, with his wife and two children, as well as a dog named Zoe, a cat named Star, and a fish named Carson Wentz.  Matt coaches youth soccer and softball for the Radnor Athletic League, and enjoys running, surfing, craft beer, and various outdoor activities with his family.

James Schreffler

Director of Credit Management

Jim joined RFG in Aug of 2020. Prior to joining RFG, Jim held leadership positions in three prominent lending and servicing organizations for over 30 years. Jim joins RFG with over 30 years of mortgage experience with an expertise in underwriting and servicing of Residential and Commercial Real Estate.

Jim earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Slippery Rock University. Born in Central PA, Jim has relocated several times and currently resides in Warminster, Pa.  He has three boys and is an avid golfer.

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Lisa Watson

Lisa Allen

Underwriting & Processing Manager

Lisa joined RFG in January 2020.  Lisa started her lending career over 30 years ago in the banking and lending industry. With an excellent background and experience in processing, underwriting, and management, she was most recently an Operations Officer for 11 years for two prominent mortgage companies.

Lisa earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson.  Born in Philadelphia, PA, she currently resides in Williamstown, NJ, with her daughter and her cat.  She is an avid traveler, and enjoys trying new restaurants.  Her proudest moments are spent watching her daughter participate on the track & field team at her school.

Dipali Patel

Loan Processer

Dipali joined RFG in March 2018, bringing over eight years of finance and banking experience to the table.  Prior to that, she worked at Vanguard as a Client Relationship Associate assisting in marketing a variety of financial products, services, and programs to individual and institutional investors.

Dipali earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin.  She currently resides in Wayne, PA, with her family.  When not working, Dipali enjoys time with her family, raising her two children, and likes to travel, bike, and cook for her family and friends.

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