Who is Triumph and Why Should I Care?

Aaron P. Graft

September 10, 2012

This is officially my first attempt at blogging. I enjoy reading others’ blogs. I often wonder why their lives are so much more interesting than mine and how they get their iPhone to take such good pictures.

At the risk of not having many interesting things to say or any photography skills, I am forging ahead. But in order to keep reading, you have to answer the question: “Why do I care?” Frankly, you may not. You may think that I suffer from the delusion that what Triumph is doing actually matters to people. You might remind me that we are a small financial company swimming in a sea of giant competitors with balance sheets larger than developing countries.

I agree that we are currently a small company, but I disagree about our impact. As of today, Triumph has over 100 team members. If you’re one of those team members or one of their families, Triumph does affect your day-to-day life. If you’re one of our investors, you have a vested interest in what we are doing. If you’re one of the many truckers who depend on our Advance Business Capital subsidiary to fund your operations, we have a material impact on your life. If you’re a depositor in our bank, you are depending on us. If you’re a resident in one of the apartments we own, you care about our stewardship. If you’re an orphan in Uganda who is attending a school we help underwrite, our efforts matter. If you’re a community in Africa or Central America who has just received a water well that we underwrote, you know first hand the difference we have made.

So, what Triumph has done and is doing matters. Our companies and our team members impact many lives, some of which are obvious and some of which are not so obvious. Our story is a series of success stories — all of them dependent upon the quality of our team. And in my completely biased opinion, there is a lot more to this story. See you down the road.