Flexpoint Ford recruits Zinn as business development head for special assets fund

Flexpoint Ford has appointed Jeff Zinn as head of business development for the firm’s special assets fund. Previously, Zinn worked at ApplePie Capital where he was head of capital markets.


NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Flexpoint Ford, a private equity firm focused on financial services and healthcare investments, announced today that it has hired Jeff Zinn as Head of Business Development for the firm’s Special Assets Fund. Prior to joining Flexpoint, Mr. Zinn was Head of Capital Markets at ApplePie Capital, the first marketplace lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, which Zinn joined in 2015. Prior to ApplePie, Jeff was a Managing Director at Jefferies & Co., specializing in structured product sales. Jeff will be joining the special assets team in New York working closely with teammates and former Morgan Stanley bankers Alex Saporito, Benjamin Blum and Raj Iyengar.

Alex Saporito, Managing Director at Flexpoint, noted, “We continue to build on the success we’ve demonstrated to date in the Special Assets Fund. Having Jeff on board intensifies our focus on sourcing compelling investment opportunities and identifying companies that can benefit from our capital and our firm-wide financial services expertise.”

Steven Begleiter, a Managing Director at Flexpoint, added, “The Special Asset Fund is a unique vehicle focused on a dynamic and rapidly evolving specialty finance space which complements our core competencies in traditional private equity investing. The team, headed by Alex, is making meaningful strides in sourcing unique opportunities in this space. We are building on our success with the addition of Jeff and look to him and his fintech experience to curate high quality opportunities for our LPs.”