Senior Management

The senior management of FFCC has a long history in the franchise finance arena with most having 20 - 30 years experience serving this market. The staff includes dedicated Credit and Documentation Specialists, regionally based Marketing Vice Presidents, Account Managers and servicing.

people_schuldt.jpgTom Schuldt, President

One Maynard Drive
Suite 2104
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Phone: (201) 326-4007

thomas.schuldt@firstfcc.com



Tom Schuldt joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) as president in April 2011. He brings more than 30 years of financing and financial management experience to FFCC including more than 10 years of direct franchise lending experience to multi-unit restaurant franchisees and franchisors. As president, he provides strategic leadership and innovative solutions to help franchised restaurant owners and franchisors grow their businesses and achieve greater success. Most recently, he served as President of RM Capital Advisors, Inc., providing strategic advisory services to the franchised restaurant industry. He also worked as a senior manager of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company and AT&T Capital Corporation.

 

Schuldt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce and finance from the University of Illinois.

people_riecker.jpgRichard A. Riecker, First Vice President

One Maynard Drive
Suite 2104
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Phone: (201) 326-4021

richard.riecker@firstfcc.com



Richard Riecker joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2005 and currently serves as marketing manager in charge of managing the national sales effort, capital markets and franchisor relationships. Riecker brings more than 25 years of industry experience to FFCC, including senior roles in investment banking, commercial loan origination and franchise lending.

 

Riecker graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he also earned his private pilots license. Riecker earned his NASD Series 7 and Series 63 licenses (expired).


Andrea Miranda
, Senior Vice President Documentation/Closing

One Maynard Drive
Suite 2104
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Phone: (201) 326-5101

andrea.miranda@firstfcc.com



Andrea Miranda joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in February 2011 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Documentation and Closing. She is an accomplished professional with over 15 years of diversified financial lending industry experience. She manages the Documentation and Closing teams while working closely with marketing vice presidents and credit officers to facilitate and enhance the loan closing process. In addition to her core responsibilities, Andrea also assists with compliance loan servicing, capital markets, business development, and customer relations. She was introduced to the lending industry via Citigroup, Inc. where she spent six years working directly with legal, capital markets, credit, operations and documentation. She also worked for FFCC's predecessor company and Wells Fargo.

 

Andrea obtained her BA in Business Administration-Management from Berkeley College.

people_johnson.jpgKaren Johnson, Director of Sales

2715 13th Street
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 562-5111
Cell: (402) 615-2250

karen.johnson@firstfcc.com



Karen Johnson joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2009 and serves as the director of sales. Johnson brings more than 16 years of experience to FFCC. She first joined FFCC's predecessor companies in 1997. She oversees the account management team and key associates at the Columbus, Nebraska office. Prior to her current role, she served as a marketing vice president for the Midwest region.

 

Johnson attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in Business Administration. She also earned an Associate of Science degree in Business from Central Community College.

people_spicer.jpgRick Spicer, Marketing Vice President

8239 Ashworth Court
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Phone: (904) 538-0005
Cell: (904) 716-7390
Fax: (904) 538-7475

rick.spicer@firstfcc.com



Rick Spicer joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2009 and currently serves as a marketing vice president for the Southeast region. He first joined FFCC’s predecessor companies in 1996. Spicer brings more than 35 years of industry experience to FFCC. He previously served the franchise lending market in Seattle, Washington for 16 years before relocating to the Southeast in 2004.

 

Spicer served in the Marine Corps Reserve for six years. He also earned an education degree from Sam Houston State University and taught high school for four years.

people_albin.jpgKim Albin, Marketing Vice President

3710 SW Hamilton Street
Portland, OR 97221
Phone: (503) 452-1142
Cell: (503) 867-3402
Fax: (503) 452-1143

kimberly.albin@firstfcc.com



Kim Albin joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2009 and serves as the marketing vice president for the Northwest region. She first joined FFCC’s predecessor company in 1996 and brings more than 20 years of experience to the team. Prior to joining FFCC, she served as a vice president and sales manager for FMAC/Federated Franchise Capital Corporation. She has also worked for GE Capital, PacificCorp Credit, AT&T Capital Corporation and First Hawaiian Bank.

 

Albin graduated from Oregon State University and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Marylhurst University.

Clinton BarrowClinton Barrow, Marketing Vice President

One Maynard Drive
Suite 2104
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Phone: (201) 326-4029
Cell: (201) 543-3419
Fax: (201) 474-1969

clinton.barrow@firstfcc.com



Clinton Barrow joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2011 and serves as the marketing vice president for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Barrow brings more than 28 years of industry experience to the FFCC team and will guide clients with strategic and customized financial solutions. Prior to joining FFCC, Barrow served as a director at Prestige Consulting Group, where he focused on helping entrepreneurs identify the right financing solutions and growth opportunities.

 

Barrow is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where he received a business degree in management and finance. He is also a graduate of JPMorgan Chase’s Global Credit Training Program.

Peter AustinPeter Austin, Marketing Vice President

615 Washington Road
Suite 305
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Phone: 412-341-0500
Cell:  412-398-7933
Fax:  513-246-1829

peter.austin@firstfcc.com



Peter Austin joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in January 2013 and serves as the marketing vice president for the midwest region. Austin brings more than 18 years of industry experience to the FFCC team and will guide clients with strategic and customized financial solutions to help them reach their goals.


Austin is a resident of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Yale University.

Nicki GlatterNicki Glatter, Marketing Vice President

4965 S. 190th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68135
Phone: 402-964-2391
Cell: 402-630-8835
Fax: 402-562-5292

nicki.glatter@firstfcc.com



Nicki Glatter re-joined First Franchise Capital Corporation in July of 2013 and currently serves as the marketing vice president of the Upper Midwest region.  She brings more than 16 years of franchise lending experience to FFCC, including new store development and construction, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, partnership buy-outs, refinances, remodels and equipment.  Glatter was with First Franchise Capital and its predecessor, Irwin Franchise Capital, from 2001 to 2011 before leaving to join Infinity Franchise Capital and most recently TCF Franchise Finance.


Glatter is a graduate of Midland University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management.

People _mcclureJon McClure, Marketing Vice President

2067 Woodbourne Terrace
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 720-733-1169
Cell: 720-326-0353
Fax: 402-562-5291

jon.mcclure@firstfcc.com



Jon McClure joined First Franchise Capital Corporation (FFCC) in 2014 and currently serves as a marketing vice president for the Southwest region. Jon brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the team. Jon began his career with Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company primarily focusing on YUM! Brands, Wendy’s, Burger King and Popeye’s. He recently acted as an advisor/consultant to the QSR industry which enabled him to become a well-rounded lender with further understanding from the perspective of a franchise.


McClure is a graduate of University of Denver and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Management.