Joined Celtic Capital in 1985 serving as Office Manager and CFO prior to taking his current position in 1995. With a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Hafner began his career as an Auditor with Security Pacific Business Credit.
Mr. Hafner is an active member of the Secured Finance Network (National, formerly Commercial Finance Association) and has served as Chairperson of the Convention Program Committee (2001), Chairperson of the Membership Committee (2002), Chairperson of the Entrepreneurial Finance and Factoring Committee (2003-2004), a member of the Nominating Committee (2002 and 2004) as well as being a Director (since 2000) and a member of the Executive Committee from 2002 – 2004. Mr. Hafner was on the Management Committee from 2005 through 2010 and served as President in 2009 and Chairman in 2010. Mr. Hafner was inducted into the Secured Finance Network Hall of Fame in 2021.
He is also an active member of the SF Net Southern California (the Southern California chapter of the Secured Finance Network) and served as Secretary/Treasurer (1997-2000), President (2001-2002), and Chairman (2002-2003).