The Frisch Capital Team
Robert (Bob) Frisch
Founder & President
Mr. Frisch began his career at Manufacturer's Hanover Trust in 1979. He is a specialist in private placements, mergers & acquisitions, refinancing, and debt restructuring. He has over 37 years of leveraged finance experience. Before founding Frisch Capital Partners in 1996, he was in the GE / Heller Financial Leveraged Finance Unit, successfully closing scores of transactions, where he won the coveted Chairman's Club Award. Mr. Frisch is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Award of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the most prominent middle-market deal association in the nation, for outstanding service and contribution. In addition to serving on the international board of ACG, he is a former president of the New York chapter.
In addition to a successful business career, Mr. Frisch has served as a mentor in his local community and was elected to the Bedford Central School Board in New York, where he served for three years. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Georgia, with his wife, three daughters, and grandchild. In his free time, Mr. Frisch enjoys golfing, sailing, and traveling with his wife.
Drew Brantley is a financier and entrepreneur. He is the founder and owner of multiple companies including BAM Adventures, Resilient Families Institute (RFI), Bay Blasting, The Brantley Institute and the national race series, Families On! Challenge. His work building, selling and running companies has given him first hand knowledge of finance for the lower middle market. He has taken his own experience as founder and owner and applied this knowledge on a broader base to help design and arrange capital for other lower middle market companies. Some select consultancy clients of his include the Department of Defense and U.S. Military, the YMCA, SAP and many others.
Nicole T. Papst
Nicole brings unique perspective to Frisch Capital, having worked extensively in both heathcare and finance. Starting her career, she was the right hand woman to a prominent Merchant banker and political activist. In this role she enjoyed not only managing a staff, but also a range of unique projects. She coordinated production for monthly webcast shows featured on Forbes.com, TheStreet.com, and The Blaze.com, as well as organized production for off-the-record recurring political meetings, The Charleston Meeting and The Monday Meeting (NYC). In this role she was working with a wide variety of guests including elected officials, journalists, business leaders, and authors, averaging over 300/800 attendees.
The interactions through this position led her to take the next step in healthcare where she became the Director of Development at a leading hospital system in the Southeast. She expanded on her organizational and interpersonal strengths through forming record breaking fundraisers and record years of fundraising for the Heart Center. Nicole, clearly, has a special ability at working with people and helping them serve the world. We are excited that Nicole has joined the Frisch Capital team and know that we will all be better because of it.
Strategic Due Diligence
After graduating from the University of Virginia, Elizabeth entered the professional world working for a merchant banker and his family. These years shaped her interest in not only finance, but philanthropy and politics as it relates to our daily lives. From there she began working at a boutique investment bank before taking a sabbatical to study yoga and strategic intervention. Using these new skills she then became the Program Coordinator for the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development at the University of Georgia. Here she was responsible for developing the programs that put into practice the research that shows how to bring out the genius of others. This work naturally led her to people development where she took a role with a worldwide non-profit to develop, train and lead their staff of over 300 employees. Applying these skills and deep interest in bringing out the best of people for companies, Elizabeth has spent the last two years traveling and consulting for some of the largest companies in the world. Focusing now on Frisch Capital, Elizabeth hopes to be an integral part in helping build world class companies and support the livelihoods and passions of thousands of more people and families.