Sunstone Management and American Lending Center Named to the Financial Times America’s Fastest Growing Companies List


IRVINE, Calif. (March 28, 2023) – Sunstone Management and American Lending Center (ALC) today were named to the Financial Times list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies 2023 for the third consecutive year. This prestigious award is presented by Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on March 28, 2023, and can currently be viewed on the Financial Times website.

The America’s Fastest Growing Companies 2023 ranking lists the top 500 companies in the Americas that have achieved the highest compound annual growth in revenues between 2018 and 2021. The data was collected via desk research in official sources including publicly available earning presentations, investor relations websites or annual reports. Across 20 countries, over 7,000 public companies were examined.

Based on the results of the study, Sunstone Management and American Lending Center were ranked 365th and 102nd, respectively. ALC was ranked over 300 places higher than in 2022.

“ALC and Sunstone are proud and honored to be named among these distinguished organizations for the third consecutive year,” said John Shen, founder of Sunstone Management and ALC. “With our team’s commitment to our mission and creativity, we look forward to continuing success at increasing economic development and opportunity in communities across the United States.”

“We are thrilled to have been named again to the Financial Times list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies,” said John Keisler, CEO and Managing Partner of Sunstone Management. “Our mission to expand and grow southern California’s startup ecosystem is a vital one for driving local economic growth, and we look forward to continued successes.”


About American Lending Center: A Financial Times (FT) Americas’ Fastest Growing Company

American Lending Center (ALC) is a private non-bank lending institution and nationally recognized leader in small business lending. Between 2009 and 2020, ALC offered strategically structured senior loan products to 80+ qualified SBA 504 projects in 19 states, contributing to a combined construction and business expansion budget of over one billion dollars. ALC’s lending practice has successfully created more than 12,000 new jobs nationwide. As one of only a handful of nonbank institutions designated to provide immediate financial relief to struggling small businesses, ALC provided PPP loans to nearly 30,000 small businesses across all 50 states and Washington, DC.

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About Sunstone Management

Sunstone Management is a diversified private capital sponsor firm located in Southern California that invests in diverse early-stage technology entrepreneurs who seek to build great companies. We believe in the aspirational power of the American economy to attract and inspire investors and entrepreneurs from throughout the world. We deliver new and exciting opportunities for economic growth through the creation of innovative public-private partnerships, and our unique experience across government, education, and private sectors. Identified by Financial Times as one of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.

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