John W. Kiefer is a seasoned financial industry executive with extensive experience in executive leadership, reorganizations, crisis management, debt restructuring, corporate governance, and risk management. John's commentary on capital markets has been featured on CNBC, The New York Times, and numerous trade publications.
Most recently, John served in various positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at First Capital, a specialized commercial finance company. Under John’s leadership, First Capital grew from a regional lender with a loan portfolio of less than $70 million to national lender with a portfolio of nearly $1 billion. Prior to First Capital, John was the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Factors, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Planters Corporation. John was previously a member of the Board of Directors for Capital Bank and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Capital Factors. Capital Factors grew its annual factored volume from approximately $200 million to over $4 billion during John’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer.
Before joining Capital Factors, John started the New York factoring business at Barclays Bank, growing the business to $1 billion in annual volume in approximately five years. He also held senior positions at National Westminster Bank, Marine Midland Bank, and Bankers Trust.
John received his BBA in Finance from Pace University and his MBA from Long Island University.