Anthony’s duties include day-to-day oversight of SPECTRUM's sales processes, underwriting, portfolio management, and credit culture, as well strategic planning. Prior to SPECTRUM, Anthony’s career was entirely with one commercial bank, rising to VP of commercial lending and group manager.
Anthony earned a BS and MBA, both in finance, from the University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management) and has a diploma from the ABA National Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Anthony is active with the following professional organizations: Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), The Carlson School Mentorship Program, The Risk Management Association (RMA), the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Secured Finance Network (SFN).
SVP Sales Manager; Minnesota
Mark Schwieters joined SPECTRUM as Senior Vice President and Sales Manager in 2013. His focus is on leading SPECTRUM’s business development efforts, coordinating credit approval of new customers and opening new sales offices. Mark heads a team of business development officers located throughout the Midwest, Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the US.
Mark has over thirty years of asset based lending experience, in capacities ranging from collateral audit, portfolio management and business development. During his career, he has worked with closely held companies in manufacturing, distribution and various service industries, providing solutions when traditional bank financing was not an option.
Mark received a BS in Accounting from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He is a past President of the Minnesota chapter of the Turnaround Management Association where he remains active and he belongs to the MN chapter of the Secured Finance Network.
Senior Vice President; Michigan
John Klehm is a Senior Vice President with SPECTRUM, having over 30 years’ experience in commercial banking and asset-based finance. John joined in 2010 and is responsible for sourcing financing opportunities primarily in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.
John has a BS degree in Finance from Central Michigan University and and MBA in Finance from Wayne State University. He is active as a Board Member in the Detroit Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. For more background information, his LinkedIn profile is below.
Vice President; Minnesota
Nick Schweim joined SPECTRUM in 2018 as a Vice President / Business Development Officer based in Minneapolis. In his role, Nick spends the majority of his time sourcing non-bank financing opportunities by working closely with business professionals; including commercial bankers, restructuring advisors, CPA’s, business consultants, investment bankers and attorneys. These financings are commonly made to companies who are experiencing rapid growth, for M&A transactions, or to companies that are currently unable to obtain traditional bank financing.
Prior to joining SPECTRUM, Nick had over 18 years of combined experience in underwriting, direct lending, syndications, debt placement and advisory services at banks and an investment banking firm. During his career, Nick has assisted commercial clients with their financial needs and has worked with a variety of companies from closely-held businesses to public companies and across a variety of industries including: manufacturing, distribution, business services, tech, Ag, oil & gas, med-tech and others.
Nick received a B.S. in Finance from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is currently a member in the following organizations: Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Secured Finance Network (SFNet), Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and Risk Management Association (RMA).
Vice President, Charlotte
Travis Smith joined the SPECTRUM team as Vice President / Business Development Officer in June 2020. He is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of East Carolina University, where he obtained a degree in Economics. Travis has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
He’s spent the past several years working as Vice President of Business Development for factoring companies and asset based lenders covering the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia. He has also held the positions of Market Executive, Business Development Officer and Commercial Relationship Manager for several North Carolina based financial institutions. Travis joined SPECTRUM with the goal of providing working capital and fixed asset financing solutions to businesses that are unable to obtain traditional bank loans. He has earned a reputation in his market for providing the most relevant financial solutions to businesses, while consistently creating a positive client experience. Travis is a member of the Secured Finance Network chapter in Charlotte.
Business Development Executive; Minnesota
Jeff Colquette joined SPECTRUM in 1999, starting in the factoring and accounts receivable finance division, rising to manager in 2001. Jeff’s contributions were instrumental to the development of the various factoring due diligence and day to day operating procedures which SPECTRUM continues to utilize.
In October 2006, Mr. Colquette transitioned to an underwriting support and sales and marketing role. Jeff assists with credit analysis and documentation of many of SPECTRUM’s asset-based and accounts receivable financing clients as well as working with community bankers throughout Minnesota and loan brokers nationwide.
Jeff received his BS degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Marketing. After graduation, Mr. Colquette worked with Ford Motor Credit Company. During his 9 year tenure with Ford Motor Credit, Jeff worked as a collections representative, marketing representative, and as a credit analyst for retail/commercial installment contracts and wholesale auto floor plans.