Ralph E. Griffith – Chief Executive Officer and President

Ralph Griffith has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate lending, and investment management. Through his work with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, he has recovered assets, restructured loans and prepared loan guarantees. For 20 years, he served in senior corporate lending roles at Ameritrust, Bank One and Huntington Bank, where he performed marketing and strategic planning for commercial mortgage securities. He also served as a Managing Director at Helston Capital, an investment bank specializing in corporate finance advisory, debt and equity financing and restructuring for privately held companies. Mr. Griffith was also a Principal in OhioAngels.com, introducing early-stage technology companies to pre-qualified private investors and professional firms, and assisting these early-stage companies with planning and access to capital.

Mr. Griffith has extensive expertise in complex financial transactions, fund administration and asset recovery. He is also skilled at restructuring and turnaround management and has served as a receiver in Ohio.

He earned his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.