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Restaurant Brokers Discuss Getting Your Financial House In Order

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The Restaurant Brokers Interview experts on Franchise Finance. What does it take to get your financial house in order?

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Denise Thomas
Denise Thomas
About ApplePie Capital

Headquartered in San Francisco, ApplePie Capital is a marketplace lender that provides a fresh new approach to franchise financing. The franchise loan marketplace enables franchise entrepreneurs to efficiently access the capital they need to start or expand their businesses. This previously difficult-to-access asset class of franchise loan investments offers investors the ability to earn attractive risk-adjusted returns with the brands they know and trust. ApplePie Capital believes in the power of the franchise industry to create economic growth and jobs, and is committed to fueling that growth by bringing market participants together in a whole new way. 
About Denise Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder

Denise founded ApplePie Capital to create a new, more efficient source of capital for franchise businesses. Denise has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in business and market strategy development. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality and online services industries, and she has led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital.
Denise has founded three other companies, and held executive and management positions with SharesPost, Healthiest You, Navigenics, LesConcierges, OffRoad Capital, Onyx Microcomputer, Post Communications, Kao Infosystems, and National Semiconductor. She has been a guest lecturer at both the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
  • 415.505.7359 Phone
  • denise@applepiecapital.com Email
  • www.applepiecapital.com Website
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Frank Gallagher
Frank Gallagher
Frank Gallagher joined as the SBA Franchise National Manager. Frank has more than 15 years of experience in SBA lending, with a focus in the franchise lending space and over 25 years experience in lending to small and middle market companies. Prior to United, Gallagher served primarily as a Regional Account Manager for CIT and has also held positions in risk management, business development, credit underwriting, portfolio maintenance, and loan closing, collections and loan closing.

United Community Banks, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Blairsville, Georgia, with $7.4 billion in assets. The company's banking subsidiary, United Community Bank, is one of the Southeast region's largest full-service banks, operating 102 offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The bank specializes in providing personalized community banking services to individuals, small businesses and corporations. Services include a full range of consumer and commercial banking services, including mortgage, advisory and treasury management products. United Community Bank is consistently recognized for its outstanding customer service by national survey organizations.
  • 215-622-6763 Phone
  • Frank_Gallagher@UCBI.COM Email
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Ronald Feldman
Ronald Feldman
As Chief Development Officer at FRANdata, Ron Feldman utilizes his knowledge and experience with franchise finance to improve the flow of capital to the franchise community. His efforts build upon FRANdata’s financing solutions for franchisors that assist their franchisees with the financing process. Feldman is also a principal at Franchise America Finance and Siegel Financial Group and continues to serve as their Chief Brand Strategist.
He is often called upon to be a keynote speaker at franchise-related events, and has appeared on television programs championing the cause of small businesses. Feldman has been published numerous times in trade magazines, and is the instructor-of-choice and subject matter expert on financing and capital access to the International Franchise Association (IFA).

  • 703 740 4719 Phone
  • rfeldman@frandata.com Email
  • https://www.frandata.com/ Website
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