Boston Executive Launches Small Business Lending Firm

BOSTON, MA – Clipper Commercial Capital, LLC ( has been launched by veteran Boston financial executive Richard L. Billings.  The firm is focused on financing small business enterprises in Central and Eastern New England.

Mr. Billings brings more than 25 years of capital raising, operations and business consulting experience to his new enterprise, which formally launched in November 2013.   Prior to starting Clipper Commercial Capital, Billings launched or built several financial services organizations in the Boston area, including research sales and trading operations for Bankers Trust, George K. Baum & Co., and Mabon, Nugent Securities.

“Small businesses are the engine of our local, regional and national economies,” Billings said. “Yet the financial marketplace is challenging for those that need capital to fund or expand their business, especially in today’s risk-averse business climate.  Clipper Commercial Capital will offer financial alternatives for small businesses.”

“Many small businesses are essentially financial orphans:  they don’t qualify for traditional bank financing and aren’t candidates for private equity or venture capital,” Billings said.  “It is also very difficult for small business owners working in their businesses day-to-day to educate themselves fully on the variety of financial products and services that could assist them.  There is a clear need for both a capital conduit and consultant who can help the small business owner. That’s where Clipper can add value.”

There is capital available for small businesses at attractive rates and terms, without the restrictions that come with traditional bank products, or the potentially crippling dilution of equity financings, Billings said. “We aim to be a resource not only to companies, but also their business and financial advisors.  Our interests align completely:  provide the capital solutions to grow our clients’ business.”

Clipper Commercial Capital will specialize in commercial finance with a focus on working capital, equipment leasing, and commercial real estate solutions.

For further information, please visit, email:, or call: 781.990.0710.

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