Ron Feldman, CFE Chief Development Officer - ApplePie Capital

Ron is responsible for growing ApplePie Capital’s brand portfolio and contributing to the product strategy of the company. Ron has been active in franchising for over 20 years.

Prior to joining ApplePie Capital, Ron co-founded and was CEO of Franchise America Finance (FAF) and later served as Principal and Chief Brand Strategist along with its affiliate, The Siegel Financial Group. The companies are leading resources connecting and supplying debt financing to franchise based businesses. At his role with FAF, he and his team created a brand based credit modeling strategy and was able to place 20+ captive lending programs with over $300 Million in committed funds during the great recession. Subsequently, Feldman served as the Chief Development Officer of FRANdata where he was integral in creating and implementing new credit scoring models for Franchise Brands and created processes for acquisition due diligence outsourcing, and supplier strategies within the franchise sector. Feldman was also an early franchisee in The Goddard School system.

As an active advocate of the franchising business model, Feldman currently serves the International Franchise Association (IFA) as Chair of the Supplier Forum Advisory Board, sits on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the association and has previously served on the Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Feldman was awarded the Sid Feltenstein MVP Award for service to the IFA’s Political Action Committee (FRANPAC) in 2013.


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