FTL Capital has hired Todd Spener as a new Managing Director. Mr. Spener will be responsible for leading business development activities at FTL with a focus on generating new investments and providing capital market insights. Mr. Spener will also participate in FTL’s transaction evaluations and portfolio company operating efforts while serving as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
“We are pleased to have attracted a person with Todd’s depth of capability and experience to our team,” said Thomas Hillman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FTL. “He brings decades of experience in various business development roles in the financial services sector including assisting FTL in financing its second acquisition in 2003 of what became AWHR America’s Water Heater Rentals,” added Mr. Hillman.
Mr. Spener most recently served as Managing Director, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, at General Electric Capital Corporation, where he led strategic growth initiatives in middle-market leverage finance. He also led business development deal teams to originate and close senior credit facilities to middle-market companies in the Midwest. Prior to GE, Mr. Spener held various management positions within Carreden Group, Charter Financial, Optex Communications, and Bell Atlantic. He holds an Executive MBA from Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.
FTL Capital is a private equity management and investment company that invests the capital of its Managing Principals, Thomas Hillman and Paul Melnuk, and uses its expertise to help businesses grow profitably over the long term. FTL also makes opportunistic minority investments in other projects in situations where FTL, while not having control, will be in positions of influence to direct strategic decisions. FTL Capital was founded in 2001 and is based in St. Louis (www.ftlcapital.com).
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