Spener Joins FTL Capital

Todd Spener has joined FTL Capital as an MD effective Oct. 22. He will be responsible for leading business development activities at FTL. Spener most recently served as an MD, strategic marketing & business development, at General Electric Capital Corp.


FTL Capital LLC (“FTL”) announced today that Todd D. Spener has joined the firm as Managing Director, effective October 22, 2012.

Mr. Spener will be responsible for leading business development activities at FTL with a focus on generating new investment and other opportunities and providing capital market insights. He is a highly-seasoned financial services executive who will also participate in FTL’s transaction evaluations and portfolio company operating efforts while serving as a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

“We are pleased to have attracted a person with Todd’s depth of capability and experience to our team,” said Thomas J. Hillman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FTL. “He brings decades of experience in various business development roles in the financial services sector including assisting FTL in financing its second acquisition in 2003 of what became AWHR America’s Water Heater Rentals, LLC.,” added Hillman.

About Todd Spener

Mr. Spener most recently served as Managing Director, Strategic Marketing & Business Development, at General Electric Capital Corporation, where he led strategic growth initiatives in middle-market leverage finance. He also led business development deal teams to originate and close senior credit facilities to middle-market companies in the Midwest.

Prior to GE, Mr. Spener held various management positions within Carreden Group, Charter Financial, Optex Communications, and Bell Atlantic. Mr. Spener presently serves on the board of directors of Reliable Biopharmaceutical Corporation. He holds an Executive MBA from Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Christian University.

About FTL Capital LLC

FTL Capital LLC is a private equity management and investment company that invests the capital of its Managing Principals, Thomas J. Hillman and Paul D. Melnuk, and uses its expertise to help businesses grow profitably over the long term. The Principals are seasoned executives with considerable experience acquiring, building and restructuring a variety of businesses. FTL also makes opportunistic minority investments in other projects in situations where FTL, while not having control, will be in positions of influence to direct strategic decisions. FTL Capital was founded in 2001. As an opportunistic investor and acquirer, FTL has a diverse stable of portfolio companies, including software, technology, manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and specialty finance. FTL Capital distinguishes itself from other firms by focusing on culture, values and building relationships — empowering the growth of people, portfolio companies and returns through active, proven leadership and engagement.