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Nick Pipilas

President

Nick Pipilas is a Chicagoland native born and raised in Glenview, Illinois and has been involved in the factoring industry for over 20 years.  Nick’s experience and expertise in all areas of operating a factoring business is second to none.  In 2006, Nick founded CD Consortium, Inc, a factoring business that in just one year was factoring over $100 million in transportation accounts annually.  In 2009, Nick alongside Dr. John Klimedotis left CD Consortium and founded Saint John Capital Corporation.  Today, Nick serves as Saint John Capital’s President and actively runs and operates all aspects of the business.

Lily Jankow

Treasurer

Lily Jankow is a critical part of the Saint John Capital team filling many roles including acting as Treasurer, General Manager, Legal Manager, Customer Service Manager, and is a member of Saint John Capital’s Board of Directors.  Lily has been with the company since its founding in 2009 and has tremendous experience in the transportation factoring industry.  Prior to joining Saint John Capital, Lily oversaw a portfolio of approximately $80 million annually.  Prior to working in the factoring industry, Lily worked at Actavis, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, for 15 years as a senior accountant where her responsibilities included preparing corporate budgets, managing costs, and providing detailed performance analysis.  Lily is a key part of the Saint John Capital Team and has extensive knowledge of the company’s policies and procedures, allowing her to solve any problems with clients and account debtors.  Lily is married with one child.

Kimberly Schuster

Secretary

Kimberly is a Chicagoland native growing up on the north side and attended Dominican University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and subsequently attended Dominican’s Brennan School of Business, graduating at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA, and earned her Master’s Degree in Finance and Marketing.  Kimberly worked for Albertson’s, a large national grocery chain, for over 20 years in job roles ranging from the corporate office to retail store positions.  Kimberly was hired at Saint John Capital as Corporate Service Manager and was quickly promoted to an officer of the corporation.  Kimberly has extensive knowledge of Saint John Capital’s policies and procedures and oversees the corporate service department which is responsible for raising capital including junior and senior debt, preparing financial reports and audits, field exams, and maintains an ongoing relationship with all lenders.

Headquarters

The Saint John Capital offices are located within the historic landmark building at Pickwick Theatre in downtown Park Ridge, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Park Ridge, a picturesque suburb is in a key geographic location, close to O’Hare Airport, downtown Chicago, major expressways and rail transportation. It has a strong small-town, hometown charm, with cupolas, church spires and the 100-foot tower of the historic Art Deco Pickwick Theatre defining its unique skyline. Its slogan, “A Wonderful Place,” describes a prime residential community with tree-lined streets, pleasing architecture, and outstanding schools, parks and library. Stop by and visit our offices and afterwards take advantage of all the town has to offer, including an array of fine dining establishments, boutiques, and public courtyards.

Mission Statement

Saint John Capital believes that freight companies have the right to enjoy a full range of services which others in the business community enjoy. Our mission and role in that success is to provide the independence for each freight company to achieve those goals, by simply forerunning their cash, when they need it the most.

Code of Ethics

Saint John Capital and its employees must, at all times, comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Saint John Capital will not condone the activities of employees who achieve results through violation of the law or unethical business dealings. This includes any payments for illegal acts, indirect contributions, rebates, and bribery. Saint John Capital does not permit any activity that fails to stand the closest possible public scrutiny.

Sponsored Events

Saint John Capital was of the first factoring companies to join BiTA (Block Chain in Transportation Alliance) and has been members of the following:

  • Secured Finance Network (Formerly Commercial Finance Association)
  • American Factors Association
  • International Factoring Association

Saint John Capital is the official sponsor of the Annual International Factoring Conferences:

  • 2016 International Factoring Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 2017 International Factoring Conference in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2018 International Factoring Conference in Miami, Florida
  • 2019 International Factoring Conference in San Diego, California
  • 2021 International Factoring Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

Saint John Capital is the authorized sponsor of the International Factoring Panels & Classes:

  • 2018 Transportation Factoring Panel in Miami, Florida
  • 2018 Transportation Factoring Class in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2019 Transportation Factoring Panel in San Diego, California
  • 2019 Transportation Factoring Class in Austin, Texas

Gallery of sponsored receptions, panels, and classes:

  • 2016 International Factoring Conference Reception in Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2017 International Factoring Conference Reception in Ft Worth, TX
  • 2018 International Factoring Conference Reception in Miami, FL
  • 2018 Transportation Factoring Panel in Miami, FL
  • 2018 Transportation Factoring Class in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2019 International Factoring Conference in San Diego, California
  • 2019 International Factoring Panel in San Diego, California
  • 2019 International Factoring Class in Austin, Texas
  • 2021 International Factoring Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

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