Our People


We work relentlessly to make sure our customers’ lending experience is nothing shy of outstanding. Brought together by Philadelphia, a couple of beers, and a passion to do the impossible the iFC team was formed. Supportive of one another, the iFC team members are the type of people you want to be around—they inspire, motivate, and enjoy the company of their clients and partners. Building strong relationships and impactful lending practices while enjoying the entrepreneurial grind are the core values that drive the iFC team.


i Fund Cities has assembled an experienced team with a diversified composition of core talents.


Ryan Herting, Founder & Chief Experience Officer

Ryan is a serial entrepreneur who has a history of successfully helping startups transform their sales teams to deliver beyond expectations. Driven by a passion to be the best at everything he does AND always dressed to impress in a backwards trucker hat, Ryan is operating at his highest potential when in front of his clients, challenging modern day assumptions.

“I’ve been leading since I was young, competing in athletics. I started i Fund Cities as an entrepreneur looking for an opportunity to grow personally and within business. Since its inception, the growth has been transformational and now we are on a mission to make a huge impact for investors.”

A product of Temple University and Drexel’s LeBow Business School, Ryan’s career traces through financial services and healthcare before “jumping off a cliff” to pursue his passion of entrepreneurship.

“I have learned that a love for your craft and working with those who inspire, challenge, and whom you admire is the definition of fun.”


Bryan Ziegenfuse, Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bryan Ziegenfuse joined iFC in December of 2018 following a diversified 15- year career as an executive across the lending, capital markets, finance, and portfolio management disciplines.

Prior to iFC, Bryan was Vice President at Ocwen Financial Corporation. Bryan led numerous corporate initiatives across risk management, capital preservation, customer experience and asset management during his tenure at Ocwen. Additionally, Bryan managed key government relationships for the company.

Prior to Ocwen, Bryan held several positions at GMAC Mortgage (Ally Financial) from 2005 to 2013, including Director of Restructuring, Senior Fixed Income Trader, and Director of Finance.

Bryan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.


Co-Founder, & VP of Sales

Chris leads iFC portfolio management, asset disposition and asset underwriting disciplines.

Prior to iFC, Chris oversaw the asset management strategy as a regional real estate developer. Chris successfully negotiated the buy and sell side of single-family, multifamily, small commercial and mixed-use properties across Philadelphia.

Chris graduated from The Fox School of Business at Temple University with a degree in Finance.

In his free time Chris enjoys volunteering on the Board of Directors for a local nonprofit, Michael’s Giving HAND, and acts as the Treasurer of the organization.