Bill is a franchise finance industry veteran with over twenty years’ experience. Bill has originated, structured, and closed over $2 billion in loans and sale leasebacks in the Franchise and Multi Unit Restaurant Industry, ranging from three of the largest Franchisee transactions ever completed, each in excess of $150 million, to smaller loans to literally hundreds of franchisees and chains.
Prior to joining Cypress, Bill was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital Franchise Finance for nearly 11 years, where he was consistently recognized by General Electric as a top performer in the franchise segment. Bill was also a founder of International Franchise Capital LLC (“IFC”), an affiliate of the investment banking arms of Deutsche Bank and Nomura Securities. IFC originated $600 million in securitized franchise, restaurant, c-store, and automotive services loans prior to selling the business to Heller Financial in 1999.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Bloomington.