FUNDING FOR GROWTH

WE OFFER SPECIALTY LENDING, SUPPLIER QUICKPAY, INVOICE FUNDING, AND STRUCTURED EQUITY

At Kompass Funding, we strive to build custom funding programs across our 4 niche services: specialty lending, supplier quickpay, invoice funding, and structured equity. With a breadth of financing options, we provide the financial capital and resources you need to achieve your dreams.

As business owners ourselves, we understand the struggle of finding the funds and capital you need to grow. At times, it can be tight cash flow to cover payroll or frequent requests from vendors or suppliers to be paid faster.  That is why we listen to understand your company needs.

Our goal is to partner with growth-oriented companies and bridge their financial gaps to help all stake holders win. Win together is one of our company’s core values. We take this mindset to every relationship and opportunity to ensure we are continuously looking for ways to help all stakeholders shine.

YOUR FINANCIAL PARTNER

With many financing or funding options available, it can be difficult to determine which solution it right for you.  That is also the beauty of partnering with Kompass Funding. With 4 different services, we can truly understand your business, be curious, and develop a program that makes sense for you and your partners. 

Not every service is created equal and that’s why some of our best client relationships can evolve from one service to another.

CORE VALUES

GROWTH ENGINE

We want to be the power source behind the growth of our companies. From improving cash flow to strengthening the supply chain, or term loans, we want to alleviate financial stress and elevate businesses to the next level.

LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND

Oftentimes, clients come to us searching for capital, but they’re not sure what the best alternative funding solution is for them.  We listen to understand our client’s pain points, goals, and ultimate dreams for their business to find the right solution.

WIN, TOGETHER

A win-together mentality is the focal point of how we approach every relationship – internally and externally. We strive to ensure every relationship is mutually beneficial for our clients, partners, and us.

 

SIMPLE IS SUPERIOR

The world of financial services can be complex, but simplifying the process helps us build stronger funding programs and trust with our clients.

OWN IT

We celebrate our wins and learn from our mistakes. We believe accountability is key to running a successful business in addition to highlighting the hard work and dedication of those who deserve it.

BE AWESOME

Our most important asset is our people.  We pride ourselves on hiring team members who care about more than themselves and always strive to be better for our clients, team, and community.

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

John Minnis

CEO

As CEO of KKF, Mr. Minnis provides leadership and strategic direction to meet the vision of the company. His leadership spans all aspects of the company to include business development, underwriting, client relationship, finance, and marketing. Mr. Minnis comes from a strong business background which includes both Fortune 500 and privately held companies. His diversified experience included business development, sales management and general management, finance, and banking. Over his career he has experience in the industries of manufacturing, retail, service, legal, insurance as well as finance and banking.

Growing up in St. Joseph, MO and currently residing in the Kansas City metro area, Mr. Minnis has held numerous board and leadership positions throughout the community, including Catholic Charities, Catholic Education Foundation and Bishop Ward Mentoring program, Reach Out and Read Kansas City, Healthy KC, St. Benedict’s Abbey, Ascension Finance Council, the Knights of Columbus and coaches multiple youth football and baseball teams. Mr. Minnis was selected as a NextGen Leaders by the Kansas City Business Journal and is a graduate from the Centurion Leadership Program through the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He is also author of Journey to Leadership, Timeless Lessons for Today’s Leaders published in 2015.

Mr. Minnis attended Benedictine College and is a graduate of Missouri Western University with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing. Mr. Minnis lives in Overland Park with his wife Angie and their four children; Jack, Drew, Maggie and Michael.

Abigail Czinege

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ADVANCEMENT

As director of strategic advancement, my role focuses on growing and advancing our business within sales, marketing, and corporate strategy. I also manage our sales team and conduct research in expanding our solutions into new markets and industries.

She was previously based in NYC with JPMorgan as an exchange-traded fund (ETF) specialist where she focused on distribution strategy, sales, and relationship management.

Abby is a volunteer coach for Girl’s on the Run-Kansas City which is an after school program to help young girls strengthen their bodies and minds.  She is also on the board of directors for The Bacchus Foundation, the oldest philanthropic, young professional’s organization in Kansas City. Their mission is to connect young professionals, while raising funds for Kansas City charities.  Abby is also a part-time gymnastics coach at Eagles Gymnastics. 

Abby graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s in Economics and minor in Chinese Studies. While at Villanova was a pole vaulter and team captain of the varsity track & field team. In her free time, Abby enjoys all outdoor activities, cooking, and hanging out with friends and family.

Tom Joerger

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tom Joerger is Director of Operations for Kompass Funding. He has over 10 years of experience in software implementation and support, print and digital marketing, project management, consulting, process improvement, and international business. Most of his experience comes from within the FinTech and Healthcare IT industries. Tom focuses on division strategy, marketing, business development, process improvement, client and vendor implementation, and partnerships.

Tom is a certified Project Management Professional and member of the Project Management Institute KC chapter. He is a graduate of Benedictine College with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in management. He also received his MBA from Benedictine College.

Tom is originally from Minnesota and enjoys any opportunity to head North. When he cannot get up North, he enjoys house projects, golfing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Tom resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife and four children.

Ben Hagenkord

SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE

As our senior sales executive, Ben focuses on increasing and managing client relationships across our factoring channel. He also assists in managing our factoring and bridge finance portfolios by collecting and analyzing client financials.

Prior to Kompass Funding, Ben worked at CommunityAmerica Credit Union as a mortgage analyst intern. Additionally, he has experience working for Ferguson Enterprises as a pricing coordinator and data analyst intern.

Ben is a graduate from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in both Finance and Accounting. While at Kansas State University, Ben was a member of the student finance association. In his free time, you can find Ben playing golf, hanging with his friends/family, and watching the Chiefs.

Rece Dawson

CREDIT PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Rece has many years of experience in the banking industry. He joined Kompass Funding in March 2022 as a credit portfolio manager. In his role, Rece performs due diligence on new investments while assisting in the analysis and management of our current portfolio. Prior to Kompass, Rece worked as an underwriter for a regional commercial bank and worked at Community Banks throughout school.

Rece grew up in a small farm town 60 miles south of Kansas City, called Mound City, KS. He attended Pittsburg State University to study Finance and Economics. At Pittsburg State, Rece participated in the CFA Institute research challenge. Through this challenge, University students study publicly traded companies and make investment recommendations to members of the local CFA society. Although Investments are hypothetical, Rece found that he loved being involved in conversations relating to making potential investments and financial decisions.

From there, Rece studied to attain his MBA at Benedictine College. Creating relationships and studying organizations are instrumental to Rece’s work.

Will Downey

OPERATIONS ANALYST

Will is our Operations Analyst. In his role, he supports our sales and executive leadership teams in the day-to-day operations by collecting and analyzing client data and financials, onboarding new clients, and managing our existing client portfolio.

Before joining the Kompass Funding, Will worked as a Logistics Coordinator for a large 3PL. He also had a long upbringing in the family business, Broski Fence, providing a wide array of services in that time.

Will graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Financial Services along with a certificate in Professional Strategic Selling. Outside of work, Will loves everything to do with the Kansas City Royals, Golf, Jeopardy!, and his family and friends.

Matt Friel

Account Executive

As our Account Executive, Matt focuses on increasing and managing client relationships across our invoice funding and supplier quickpay channels. He also assists in the collecting and analyzing client documentation and financials.

Prior to Kompass Funding, Matt worked at UCB as a Healthcare System Implementation Intern. Additionally, he has experience working as a Legal Intern for Daniel Law Office.

Matt graduated from The University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in economics. While at Illinois, Matt held multiple leadership roles including president of his leadership development fraternity. Matt was also a member of IlliniThon, an organization that raises money for families with children being treated at St. John’s Children’s Hospital. In his free time, Matt enjoys skiing, golfing, and dominating his fantasy football leagues.

Katherine Lane

Account Executive

Katherine is an Account Executive focusing on initiating, developing and managing client relationships through email and call campaigns. She also organizes and manages client documentation across our factoring and SQP channels.

 

Before joining the Kompass Funding Team, Katherine worked as a Consultant and Research Intern at Nomos LLC. She worked in the endorsement and sponsorship department for international athletes, as well as building relationships with college coaches to find the best fit for each athlete to continue their athletic careers in the US.

 

Katherine is a graduate from Saint Louis University where she received her Bachelors in Sports Business and Marketing as well as an MBA. While at SLU, Katherine was a four-year centerfielder for the Billiken Softball team and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. In her free time, Katherine enjoys playing various sports, coaching, and being around her friends and family.

Yossory Martinez

KKF Intern

Yossory Martinez is an intern at Kompass Funding focusing on our social media and marketing campaigns as well as supporting projects across our sales and operations teams. He also conducts market research on new industries and business opportunities. Yossory is a student at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park KS majoring in business administration.

Sarah Schlitz

Chief Financial OfficeR

Prior to joining Kompass Funding, Sarah was a tax partner at a public accounting firm in Kansas City. She has served as a business advisor to her clients in the areas of accounting, tax management, and consulting in a variety of industries for more than 15 years. Sarah is a CPA and brings a great deal of finance and accounting experience to the team.

Courtney Conrad

Chief Legal Counsel

Courtney Conrad brings Kompass Funding nearly 20 years of legal experience, most recently, as a partner at Lathrop GPM, LLP. Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and her juris doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Brett Carmical

Chief Human Resources Officer

Prior to working with Kompass Funding, Brett spent the last 10 years of his career managing HR services for companies in the transportation and staffing industries. Brett was head of HR for 7 years at a transportation company, where he assisted the group through a large expansion and subsequent merger. Through that experience, Brett learned a great deal about transitioning teams through a change in ownership, which he continues to use today in his role with Kompass Funding.

Don Schmidt

Chief Marketing Officer

Before coming on board with Kompass Funding, Don spent nearly 30 years as Partner at a marketing firm in Kansas City. He worked with clients ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies, as well as several major league sport organizations within the NHL and MLB. Don brings a tremendous amount of value to the team and can help companies gain the competitive advantage they need to achieve the next level of growth.

Connor Heying

Senior Accountant

Connor Heying received his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining the Kompass Funding team Connor worked as a CPA for a Big 4 public accounting firm. 

Eric Braun

Senior Investment Analyst

Eric Braun is a Senior Investment Analyst with Kompass Funding. Eric brings many years of accounting and finance experience to Kompass Funding.  He most recently spent the past four plus years at a large real estate developer in various accounting and finance roles, including financial responsibilities for several 3PL entities under their corporate umbrella.  Prior to that time, Eric worked in public accounting with a Big 4 firm for several years.  He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and an actively licensed CPA. 

Bill Marshall

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Bill brings nearly 30 years of I.T. experience to the Kompass Funding team. He has worked with companies both large and small over his career in a variety of capacities from implementing best practice security measures to software development, search engine optimization (SEO), and more. As we continue down a path where I.T. becomes a larger part of the home service business model, Bill brings the experience and resources to keep our company competitive and secure.

Get the funding you need, when you need it.

Give us a call to discuss your business objectives, so our advisors can learn more about you, your company, and goals. After a discussion, we can help determine which funding solution may make the most sense for you and your business. 

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