Dean Crouch is a co-founder and CEO of Capital Resources. He has been instrumental in taking the company from what was once a simple idea to a company that has provided over $300 million to small business owners across the country. Dean’s primary roles include business strategy, technology, marketing, new business development and problem solving. Prior to his time with Capital Resources, Dean spent approximately three years as a Vice President and loan officer for a Kansas City area lender. During his time there he focused primarily in insurance industry lending. Dean obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. He resides in Overland Park, KS with his wife and two children.
CEO AND CO-FOUNDER
James McKernan, co-founder of Capital Resources, Chief Operating Officer, has led Capital Resources from its inception in 2005. Since that time, Capital Resources has originated nearly $300 million in insurance agency loans, nationwide. Before co-founding Capital Resources, James held a position with a Kansas City, Missouri based Energy Company in the company’s legal affairs group. Following Aquila, James held a senior counsel position with a publicly-traded Kansas corporation focusing on franchise development, asset-backed securities and general corporate law. James obtained his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. James went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 2000. James resides in Olathe, Kansas with his wife and sons.
COO AND CO-FOUNDER
Ian Oldenburger received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). Ian’s specific field of interest was consumer and corporate economics. Ian is one of the original founders of Capital Resources and serves as President. Ian has over 15 years of lending experience. Prior to being a part of Capital Resources Ian held different officer positions in financial institutions, as well as experience in the insurance and banking industries. While in these positions he has helped raise in excess of $400,000,000.00 in differently structured debt offerings for the purpose of acquisitions and asset backed security placements. While being an equal partner of Capital Resources Ian has enjoyed growing our network of participating lenders to over 130 community banks throughout the United States. Ian has helped Capital Resources fund over $300,000,000.00 in insurance agency acquisition loans through this network. Ian has enjoyed the responsibilities of growing this network, helping in the day to day management of Capital Resources and being a key part to the ever adapting model that Capital Resources has become so proud of. Since the inception of Capital Resources Ian has been able to travel to meet with numerous banks in over 15 states including Alaska and New York. Ian along with his partners sits on loan committee as a voting member. Ian, who resides in Overland Park, KS, likes to spend his free time with his family, who are located in Colorado and Missouri. When possible they are seeking new adventures in the outdoors or relaxing at the lake.
PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER
Miriam partners with our external sales staff to structure, underwrite and present incoming loan requests. She has 12 years of insurance industry lending experience. Miriam is one of the voting members of Capital Resources' loan committee. Prior to her tenure in insurance agency lending, (which is by far her favorite type of lending), Miriam worked in the banking and finance field as a commercial loan officer, bank portfolio auditor, bank compliance officer, and bank credit analyst. Miriam graduated from Baker University with a bachelor’s degree in management.
SR. VP AND CHIEF LENDING OFFICER
Tom is responsible for the promotion of all lending products within Capital Resources; including captive Allstate Insurance, Farmers Insurance Group and independent insurance agents. Tom is a 30 year veteran of the insurance industry beginning his career with Liberty Mutual. Tom has started a scratch agency, purchased and sold agencies and has been involved in the process of evaluation, negotiation and the structuring of sales of captive Allstate, Farmers and independent agencies. Tom has been instrumental in the origination and funding of more than $500,000,000 in agency loans over the past ten years. Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Heath has been with Capital Resources for 8 years and has over 15 years of experience in lending to Insurance Agency Entrepreneurs. Prior to working in lending Heath was a licensed insurance agent. Heath’s primary role at Capital Resources is processing all loan and investor payments, providing portfolio analysis and reporting, and providing customer service to borrowers and lenders. Heath graduated from Kansas State University with a BA in Business Marketing and Management.
VICE PRESIDENT OF LOAN SERVICING
Taylor Talmage joined the Capital Resources team in 2007. She facilitates each step of the loan closing process by issuing loan commitments, orchestrating the signing of all loan closing documents, and much more. Taylor prides herself in making the loan process as seamless as possible for all of Capital Resources' customers. Taylor is also responsible for inventory, vendor management, and other administrative roles. Taylor received her Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from Johnson County Community College.
Staci Stark joined Capital Resources in 2011 and is responsible for the collection of financial information from the customers and distribution to participating lenders. She also assists in the preparation of loan documents and loan closings. Before joining Capital Resources, she spent 25+ years in the Banking and Finance Industries, most of which was spent in consumer, commercial and mortgage lending. Staci obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration from Johnson County Community College.
Mitch Jones joined the Capital Resource team as VP of Sales and Marketing to help grow the origination and funding of agency loans. He works directly with new customers to help navigate the entire process from start to finish. As well as Sales, Mitch oversees the design of all new marketing materials and strategies. Before joining Capital Resources he was District Operations and Sales Manager for a Fortune 50 company, responsible for double digit revenue growth every year. Additionally, he spent 20+ years as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Mitch is a proud husband, father, and Kansas City native.