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Vinay Metharamani

Managing Partner

Meet Vinay, a CEO of Delancey Street. With a wealth of experience in financial services and a history of owning numerous businesses, he has developed a passion for helping entrepreneurs overcome debt challenges to achieve long-term financial success. Vinay has always had a passion for entrepreneurship, starting his first business right after college. From then on, he built a remarkable reputation as a savvy investor, building a diverse portfolio of businesses in various industries such as financial services, marketing, and real estate. Along the way, he experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship – including managing and overcoming business debt.

Determined to use his knowledge and expertise to help others, Vinay co-founded Delancey Street with his partners. His goal was to establish a company that provided comprehensive debt management solutions that were both effective and compassionate. With his innate ability to strategize complex financial situations, Vinay has helped hundreds of businesses optimize their finances, escape overwhelming debt, and achieve long-term financial success. Vinay’s ability to analyze complex data and deliver simplified strategies has been instrumental in the success of his business. He leverages his experience and education to guide clients toward making informed decisions, providing personalized service that caters to each unique business situation. Vinay’s entrepreneurial spirit, passion for helping others, and unwavering work ethic have been vital to the success of Delancey Street. He remains committed to providing business owners with the knowledge, support, and resources they need to build and maintain financially sound businesses.

Steven Raiser, ESQ

Chief Legal Officer / Legal Counsel @ Delancey Street

Steven Raiser is Chief Legal Officer, and Legal-Counsel at Delancey Street. Steven is a native of Long Island and has also resided in Manhattan and the Bronx. Before attending college, Steven was a counselor for teenagers who had trouble with the law and were residing in group homes. While attending law school at night, Steven ran a full-service social work and community service program in mid-town Manhattan. Here, he supervised individuals previously convicted of crimes through Rikers Island’s Early Release Program.

Since being admitted to the New York Bar, Steven has represented the city of New York, serving as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel. He handled all aspects of litigation in child neglect cases there, representing the interests of the children and the city. He then served as an Assistant District Attorney, where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases, from violations of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to homicides. During his time as a prosecutor, Steven was involved in high-profile cases such as those involving Rapper DMX and NY Rangers’ Defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh. While serving as a prosecutor, he joined the U.S. Army. As a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Steven volunteered for active duty in Iraq. There he served in the office of the Staff Judge Advocate, defending soldiers from actions instituted by the federal government, making probable cause determinations for the command, and assisting in the training of Iraqi soldiers in legal proceedings. In recognition of his service in Iraq, he earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal for meritorious service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Army Commendation Medal for exceptional meritorious service during combat operations. He, along with his unit, received the New York State Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Public Service and was presented with our state flag by Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.

Criminal Defense Attorney Steven M. Raiser is a graduate of the Albany State University, School of Criminal Justice and earned his Juris Doctorate at St. John’s University School of Law, where he received the Excellence for the Future Award for excellent achievement in the area of criminal trial advocacy and was a recipient of the certificate of appreciation from the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a member of New York, Suffolk, and Nassau County Bar Associations, the Veterans and Military Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association as well as the Immediate Past President of The Criminal Court’s Bar Association of Nassau County, and former President of the Nassau County Criminal Courts Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth and adult. In addition, he is the President of the Political Action Committee, Citizens for Veterans in Government and also is a member of the Veterans’ Legal Assistance Project (devoted to assisting low income veterans).

Steven M. Raiser is admitted to practice law in the state courts and federal court in the Eastern District. On November 14, 2010, he was sworn in to the United States Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts in Washington, D.C. Steven has appeared as a legal analyst for FOX, CNN, and Court TV (TRU TV). His interviews on CNN and FOX have been posted to their websites and have been showcased under “must see videos.”

Steven M. Raiser is rated Superb on the lawyer-ranking website, Avvo.

Colton Schnall

Chief Operating Officer

Meet Colton, our COO – who specializes in helping people looking for financial freedom. His mission is to help people overcome their debt challenges and achieve long-term financial success. Colton’s passion for entrepreneurship and initiative was fostered at New York University, where he matriculated and excelled in both academics and sports. Colton’s appreciation for real estate began his freshman year at New York University, where his studies concentrated on that field, and his competitive drive and skill secured him a starting position on the university’s hockey team. During his time in college, Colton developed a particular interest in distressed properties and portfolio management. He enjoyed the challenges they represented and was known to go the extra mile to revitalize poorly performing properties and determine where to effectively and profitably allocate (their or) investor funds. It was this zeal for distressed properties that became an instrument for recognizing languished or faltering businesses and determining viable methods and strategies to (not just) improve matters, but overcome inefficiencies. Recognizing many similarities between navigating fluid operational circumstances and competitive athletics, he chose to use his combined abilities to serve as a steward for businesses at risk of insolvency.

Upon graduating NYU’s prestigious Schack Institute School of Real Estate, Colton joined Delancey Street. Along with his partners and the team around them, Delancey Street strives to assist business owners navigate the often unfriendly terrain that management faces, be it at the corporate inception or well into their establishment. Here, conditions are assessed, options are carefully weighed, and solutions are tailored to businesses facing singular or multi-faceted debt challenges. Colton is known for his strategic approach to the management of debt burden, delivering practical solutions to complex situations that are easily implemented and will have an immediate, positive impact.

Maxinder Soni

Managing Partner

Maxinder Soni is our founder and current CMO. He started his first business at the age of 17, and has never looked back. Being an entrepreneur, and business owner, is all he knows. He’s been quoted by major media outlets like Forbes, Godaddy, Entrepreneur, and AmericanExpress for his thought leadership. His experience with lending began at the age of 22, when he created and successfully sold one of the largest reverse mortgage websites.

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