Aug 18, 2015

ApplePie Capital Appoints Jeff Zinn to Lead Capital Markets Group

SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2015 -- ApplePie Capital, the first marketplace lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, today announced that it has appointed Jeff Zinn as Head of Capital Markets. Jeff comes to ApplePie Capital from Jefferies & Company, a global investment bank and institutional securities firm, where he served as Managing Director, specializing in structured product sales since 2011.

With 20 years of experience in the securities industry, Jeff will be responsible for accelerating ApplePie Capital's growth and expanding the company's relationships with institutional investors, ensuring that ApplePie can continue to provide efficient and affordable financing to franchise businesses across the nation.

Commenting on the appointment, ApplePie Capital CEO Denise Thomas said, "We are thrilled that Jeff is joining ApplePie's executive team to lead our capital markets efforts. His deep expertise in debt securities will help us drive ApplePie's market share as the premier financing partner of the franchise industry. Jeff has a world-class network of investor relationships, and will identify and grow our institutional capital sources to meet the high-quality origination demand we have achieved."

Prior to Jefferies & Company, Jeff served as Managing Director at The PrinceRidge Group, a broker dealer and investment banking subsidiary of Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. He also spent over a decade in mortgage and asset-backed securities sales at Bank of America Securities, LLC, where he was instrumental in the growth of institutional sales channel. He began his career in fixed income sales at UBS Securities, LLC and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

About ApplePie Capital
Headquartered in San Francisco, ApplePie Capital is a marketplace lender that provides a fresh new approach to franchise financing. The firm's franchise loan marketplace enables entrepreneurs to efficiently obtain financing to start or expand their franchise business. ApplePie Capital enables investors to earn attractive fixed-income returns with established franchise brands they know and trust. For more information, visit

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