President & Managing Director
Stephen is President and Managing Director of Franchise Capital Advisors. Previously, Mr. Schwanz was Senior Vice President of Structured Finance at GE Commercial Finance (“GEFF”). During his 22 years at GEFF and predecessor company Franchise Finance Corporation of America (“FFCA”), he originated over $3 billion in volume and oversaw the origination of several hundred million more under his leadership of the Structured Finance Group.
Mr. Schwanz has been a member and past President of the Executive Council of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix since 1984. He also sits on the Board of Governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale where he has chaired many fundraising events and currently chairs the Mark Grace Celebrity Invitational. Stephen is also a founding Director of Pinnacle Bank located in Scottsdale. Steve currently resides in Scottsdale with his wife Michele and their two children.