John Patton August 2019

John Patton

Chief Financial Officer

John Patton is the chief financial officer at Access Point Financial. He has more than 25 years of commercial finance and banking experience. He most recently worked as chief financial officer at Specialty Finance Group, LLC (SFG). Prior to joining SFG, Patton was the corporate controller for U.S. operations with the parent organization GMAC Commercial Mortgage (GMACCM) and Vice President at GMACCM – Asset Backed Lending Division. In addition, he was previously the controller for NationsCredit Commercial Finance and has held various management positions with Bank of America.

Patton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a certified public accountant.

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Petigara headshot July 2019

Dilip Petigara

Chief Executive Officer

Dilip Petigara serves as chief executive officer. He has more than 23 years of experience in both the hospitality and finance industries. Petigara joined Access Point Financial from a real estate and capital advisory service firm which focused on hospitality. Prior to his advisory role, he served as senior vice president of Specialty Finance Group (SFG). His responsibilities included management of loan operations, internal credit approval, closing/funding and asset management with specific focus on support to participations, syndications and reporting to warehouse lenders. Prior to SFG, Petigara served as assistant vice president and senior underwriter at GMAC Commercial Mortgage – Asset Backed Lending Division.

Petigara has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Temple University, a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law and a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the University of Miami – School of Law.

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Jon Hellbusch August 2019

Jon Hellbusch

Managing Director

Capital Markets

Jon Hellbusch serves as managing director at Access Point Financial. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial and capital markets industry. Hellbusch joined Access Point Financial from WestLB AG where he served as executive director, Asset Based Finance. At WestLB, he was responsible for the origination, structuring and management of a multi-billion dollar book of asset-based loans made against portfolios of senior/sub debt secured by trade receivables, hotel commercial real estate, structured settlements, auto loans, equipment leases, film revenues, and future cash flows derived from professional sports franchises. Mr. Hellbusch also managed WestLB’s $200 million credit facility to Specialty Finance Group (SFG) in support of its hotel mortgage loan origination program. Prior to WestLB AG, Hellbusch served as associate director, structured finance ratings at Standard & Poor’s.

Hellbusch holds a Masters of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Olaf College. He holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Matthew Hick



Matthew Hick is Director of Finance at Access Point Financial (APF).  He has more than 20 years of professional experience in the commercial banking and finance field, specializing the past 17 years in the hospitality and restaurant industries.  Prior to joining APF, Matthew spent four years with Specialty Finance Group, LLC (SFG) where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of loan underwriting, accounting, budgeting, lease portfolio servicing, collections and compliance, interest rate management/hedge agreements and client relations.  Prior to SFG, he spent the previous eight years with GE Capital Franchise Finance.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the W. P. School of Business at Arizona State University with an emphasis in Accounting.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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