Fordham Capital Partners

Meet The Team

Shelly is CEO of Fordham Capital Partners and founded Fordham Financial Services, Inc., the predecessor company to Fordham Capital Partners, in 2001. Shelly began his career in commercial finance with Walter E. Heller and Company and later acquired the Vertiflex Company, a manufacturer of office products and furniture which was sold in 2000. Shelly brings over 45 years of financial services and operating management experience to Fordham Capital Partners. Shelly received his BA from the University of Illinois and attended the University of Illinois College of Law.

Michael has broad experience working in manufacturing, distribution, and financial services. He oversees the origination and structuring of transactions for fast-growing, start-up, and distressed businesses in need of capital. His success in structuring financial solutions for a wide range of companies has enabled Fordham to become a leading provider of capital to growing businesses. Michael is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and the Turnaround Management Association. He received a BA in political science from Ithaca College.

Brian has a solid background in credit underwriting and loan servicing. Before joining Fordham, he was a loan servicing specialist at Baxter Credit Union, a $1.8B credit union that provides commercial, mortgage, retail banking, and investment services. He was responsible for adjusting parameters within the loan setup, handling credit reporting disputes, and securing title verification. Prior to that, he was an Appraisal Reviewer and underwriter for Interbank Mortgage Company. Brian is responsible for portfolio management, underwriting, and daily administration. Brian received his BS in Mathematics at Michigan State University with a Specialization in Actuarial Science.