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.

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, focusing on commercial banking. He was previously Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for First Bank of Highland Park and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Manager for Fifth Third Bank. He was the recipient of PNC Bank’s Laurel Society Award for top sales performance in 2010 and 2012. Mark has also held various not-for-profit board positions. He received a BS in marketing from Illinois State University.