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 THE TEAM

We are comprised of a small team of seasoned professionals, experienced entrepreneurs and operators focused on finding the right investment and guiding it through all phases. We place a premium on good people with a strong work ethic. Our core team, and even our partnerships, are hand-picked with this in mind because we believe a solid team will out-maneuver any great idea or individual.

 
Frank Brumfield, The FSB Companies Founder and CEO
Frank Brumfield

Founder & CEO

Frank began his career in the financial pits of the Chicago Board of Trade where he spent close to 18 years successfully trading financial futures. During his tenure as a trader he developed his own distinctive trading systems that lowered his risk while increasing his upside potential in volatile markets. He served as Chairman of the Five Year Pit committee for 8 years.

 

His business endeavors outside of the financial commodities market began in the late 1990’s as Frank continually looked for alternative investments to move money out of the trading environment and into diverse entities. This led to Frank developing a private investment portfolio consisting of a vast array of real estate holdings as well as a very diverse set of entrepreneurial business interests. The real estate portion of his portfolio includes apartment buildings, condominiums, residential developments, commercial warehouses, a marina, several retail centers, office parks, commercial office buildings and roughly 8,000+ acres of farms, ranches, and recreational land throughout the US. He also has spent a large amount of time placing money into a very select and diverse group of business opportunities which includes many startups he has seeded from the ground up. These opportunities are in the following fields: Ag biotech, healthcare, technology, direct marketing retail, medical device companies, automobile dealerships (with in-house financing and warranty sales), two de novo regional banks, an asset management business, a professional baseball team (AA minor league team), restaurant franchises , an energy management company, and several agribusiness operations.

 

Frank currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Drive-Now Auto Credit and serves on the following Boards : Optimum Financial, Pinnacle Medical Solutions, Working Person’s Enterprises, Alpine Energy Systems and is a Board Advisor to many of his other vested business entities.

 

 
Keenan Ryan The FSB Companies VP of Finance and Analysis

Keenan joined The FSB Companies in 2012 as a Financial Analyst. Prior to joining, he completed two years of philanthropic work at a Honduran orphanage as a middle school math and English teacher. He has previous experiences as a Financial Controller and Hedge Fund Analyst.

 

Keenan is responsible for working alongside portfolio company management teams to help accelerate growth, enhance operational capabilities, and increase competitiveness. He is also involved in due diligence on new transactions.

 

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

Keenan Ryan

Chief Operating Officer

 
Jared Isenthal The FSB Companies Accounting Associate

Casey joined The FSB Companies full-time in 2017 as a Software Engineer. His first experience with FSB was through an internship, where he spent three months learning how to build web software from the ground up. These skills helped propel him into a software engineering role at Apple after graduating college, where he learned how software is developed and maintained at scale.

Casey returned to The FSB Companies for the excitement of adding value to companies in a wide range of industries while working closely with a highly skilled team. His responsibilities as Senior Software Engineer include all things software and technology, mostly focused on building applications to improve operational efficiency for both the internal team and portfolio companies.

Casey graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a BS in Computer Science. He enjoys staying active, long road trips, and exploring new places.
 

 

Coleman joined The FSB Companies in early 2021 as the VP of Accounting & Finance. Prior to joining the team, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years as a manager in the M&A financial due diligence group and as a senior associate in the audit practice. Her previous experience is with clients in the financial services sector, specifically insurance and fintech companies.

Her responsibilities at FSB include financial reporting & analysis, cash flow management, and due diligence of investment opportunities. She works directly with the portfolio companies and new investment holdings to manage the accounting functions and assists with the development of new strategies and metrics for growth.

Coleman was born and raised in Alabama and is a southerner at heart. She received her Master of Accountancy and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & French from the University of Alabama. She is a licensed CPA in both Illinois and Alabama. She enjoys exploring the city of Chicago with her family.

Coleman Gunter, CPA

VP of Accounting & Finance

 
Swayze Brumfield

VP of Technology & Marketing

Swayze joined The FSB Companies in 2019 as a Financial Analyst and has since served in a number of different accounting, operations, and technology roles. Prior to joining The FSB Companies, he worked for Sapient Consulting in Washington, DC where he lead business analysis efforts in the finance and technology space. During his time at Sapient he also spent time in the Bangalore, India office where he worked with the technology team.

 

Swayze's responsibilities at FSB focus on the technology and marketing efforts across the portfolio companies. He leads a team of software engineers in building best-in-class solutions to help drive business value. He works directly with portfolio companies to understand technology and marketing needs and how FSB can best deliver solutions to facilitate growth.

 

Swayze graduated from Vanderbilt University where he studied Economics and History with a minor in Corporate Strategy. To supplement education and work experience he has also passed the CAIA level 1. Outside of the office he enjoys the Wrigley Field bleachers, reading obscure history books, and taste-testing the latest Chicago restaurants with his fiancé and chocolate lab. 

 
Collin Didier

Software Engineer

Collin joined The FSB Companies full-time in 2021 as a Software Engineer. Prior to discovering his passion for technology, he spent 10 exciting years as a real estate entrepreneur and developed a broad skillset in finance, sales, appraisal and investment. Collin now enjoys using his synergistic, cross-industry experience to inform and bolster software development at The FSB Companies.

 

Collin earned his bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in institutional real estate from DePaul University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in computer science from Western Governors University. 

 

In his personal time, Collin enjoys building his own creative applications and spending time with his family and fiancé.

 
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Ben Leung

Strategic Partner

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Ben works closely with the FSB Technology team as a strategic partner. Previously Ben served as the Director of Technology at FSB Companies.

Before joining the FSB Companies, he played several leadership and consulting roles within both seed stage to Series-B startups to enterprise Fortune 500 companies in the US, Canada and China. He has led and advised teams from 5 to business lines of 2000, in both a strategic and hands-on capacity, which he believes leads to greater effectiveness. He has the opportunity to work in a variety of different industries, including financial services/investment banking, digital agency/media, telecommunications, agriculture, manufacturing and technology.

 

Ben joined the FSB companies due to the alignment of his passion in building high performance teams and companies with FSB's investing philosophies and values, which are heavily beneficial to early stage software companies as they search for a repeatable business model to thrive. From strategic facilitation to hands-on development, architecture, product management and DevOps, he is excited to help partner with leaders and organizations to help give them their ever best chance at success.

 

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Ben earned a BASc in Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He's known his wife Esther since he was 3, enjoys reading, playing volleyball, traveling to new places, optimizing just about anything, and spending time with his two young sons.

Casey Hanley

Senior Software Engineer