Welcome to Connect Lending

Management Team

Meet Our Management Team

Rick Burgess, CEO

Rick Burgess – Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Rick has a BA in economics from Westminster College. His experience as a commodity trader, hedge fund manager, financial advisor and national sales manager has given him a unique insight into building scalable distribution platforms. Rick is a trusted expert in lending, as he has deep knowledge of lending solutions that have been developed since the financial crisis. He works diligently to integrate feedback from borrowers, advisors and lenders for continued improvement of the PALMS Platform and is always looking for new projects to develop.

 Fred Aalbue

Fred Aalbue – Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder

Fred has a ME in Computer Science from the University of Florida and is a certified scrum master with 25+ years’ experience leading teams in information technology. He has lead multiple teams in management of application interfaces across a wide variety of coding environments from web development to database development coding. Fred is the software mastermind behind the PALMS Platform, the engine that runs our system.