William Koppelmann is the Chairman and President of Standard Premium Finance Holdings, Inc., and is a co-founder and has been the president of Standard Premium Finance Management Corporation, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since its inception in 1997. An entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in the insurance premium finance industry, he is proficient in receivables management, capital-raising and debt restructuring. He currently oversees all aspects of the Company's operations in nine states throughout the Southeast, as well as in Texas, Ohio, Illinois and Arizona. Mr. Koppelmann transformed Management from an undercapitalized start-up with lackluster sales into one of the largest independent premium finance companies in the southeast, financing more than 20,000 new loans, in excess of $80 million, in 2015. Mr. Koppelmann engineered several capital-raising plans, ultimately raising over $6 million in private debt and successfully negotiating several credit facilities, most recently a $35 million senior credit facility with Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T). Mr. Koppelmann has served on the board of the Florida Premium Finance Association for more than 15 years. He is the immediate past president, serving in that capacity for three successive terms. Mr. Koppelmann attended Barry University and Miami Dade College, where he completed his Property and Casualty insurance Certification. He is a member of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, Professional Insurance Agents Association, Latin American Insurance Association and Independent Insurance Agents of Dade County.
Brian Krogol has been our Vice President of Accounting since October 2019. Brian Krogol graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida with a Master of Accounting (MAcc) in 2011. After graduation, he worked as an auditor with Grant Thornton, an international organization of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms, gaining audit experience with companies in the health care, manufacturing, distribution, hospitality, restaurant, and financial industries, as well as, experience on 10-Q, 10-K, SOX 404, benefit plan, and IPO engagements for SEC clients, including quarter- and year-end engagements for private clients reporting under US GAAP from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Krogol gained recognition for earning the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells award in 2012 for his performance on the Certified Public Accountant examination. Of more than 92,000 candidates who sat for the examination in 2012, only thirty-nine candidates met the criteria for this award. On the tailwind of this award, Brian continued his career, starting a private tutoring business, primarily preparing students for the CPA exam, as well as college level accounting, finance, economics, and mathematics courses in 2013. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Krogol joined Clutch Prep as Lead Business Instructor, designing and maintaining online curriculum, including recording instructional videos for undergraduate level accounting, finance, and economic courses. Mr. Krogol maintained his private tutoring practice for CPA candidates through 2019.
Mr. Konig serves as a Director and has been working closely with the company in refinancing and business development since 2015. With over 25 years’ experience in the equity and debt markets, as well as a successful entrepreneur and real estate developer with a proven track record in areas such as corporate development, finance, sales, marketing and strategic planning. In 2003, Mr. Konig co-founded SMK Capital Partners and SMK Realty & Investments a commercial real estate development and sales company successfully acquiring over 350,000 square feet of prime office building space in Miami for $50 million with commercial condominium sales exceeding $120 million. Mr. Konig received his BA in Economics from Brandeis University and spent his summers working as a runner at the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Konig started his career as a NASDAQ market maker in 1991. In June of 1998, Mr. Konig founded “LEVEL2.COM INC.” aka “EQUITY STATION INC.” and revolutionized the market making & trading business model by developing a trading platform with new technologies and making it one of the first successful international online direct access trading houses. Mr. Konig has held NASD Licenses: Series 7, 24, 55, and 63.
Ramón Mejido has consulted for Standard Premium Finance for more than 3 decades and been employed exclusively by Standard Premium Finance since 2016. Ramón Mejido is a graduate of Barry University, Florida obtaining a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in business administration. He then obtained the Certified Computing Professional (CCP) certification in November of 1988 along with a mastery level certification in System Design from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP). Ramón Mejido began his career in computer systems operations, then moving up into the software development team, he continued lead IT projects and development teams for companies in multiple industries. As the Director of Customer Information Systems for Tropigas International, a subsidiary of Transway Corporation he led a team of more than 20 IT professionals and systems designers. At Tropigas, he project managed an international team between Latin America and the US based offices during the conversion from an IBM 370/MVS mainframe into an IBM System/38. As an expert in system software development and mainframe computer technology, he joined with other software development leaders opening a consulting firm Universal Data Services (UDS) which later became Atlantic Information Technologies, Inc. As the President of UDS and Atlantic Information Technologies he provided data management, IT and software development services to many notable corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Dole Fresh Flowers, Esmeralda Farms, General Electric Aviation, Navarro Pharmacies, Seaboard Warehouse Terminals, Banco de Venezuela, Iberia Airlines, Toyota Tsusho America and of course Standard Premium Finance. As the Vice President of Technology, Mejido heads up a a team of dedicated IT professionals providing the Company and its clients the highest level of service while utilizing a wide array of technological resources.
Victor Galliano has been the Vice President of Marketing for Holdings since September 2019 and has worked for SPFMC for over 10 years. Victor Galliano has over 25 years of sales experience working in the insurance premium finance industry. From 1993 to 1996, he was the territory manager for World Premium Finance where he was credited for expanding sales in South and Central Florida. In 1996 he was hired by ABCO Premium Finance as regional sales manager for ABCO Premium Finance. In 2004, Mr. Galliano was a founding partner of Inspection Results, Inc. which provided residential insurance inspections to retail agencies needed to correctly underwrite homeowner’s insurance policies. The company became one of the first in South Florida to generate these inspections in real time which led to their status as one of the top inspection companies in South Florida. His passion for the premium finance industry ultimately led him to divest from this company and return to premium finance sales in 2007. In January 2008, he became regional sales manager for Standard Premium Finance and has been recognized as the lead sales representative every year thereafter. With his vision and efforts, he was able to expand sales statewide. In 2012, he was promoted to VP of Sales for Florida and was responsible for developing and implementing a statewide sales strategy that led to yearly organic growth. During this time, he also helped launch various national sales campaigns, trained junior sales staff members and raised the bar for sales performance. Mr. Galliano graduated with a BSM degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in 1987. In addition, Mr. Galliano earned an MBA, with a specialization in accounting, from St. Thomas University in 2001.
Robert Mattucci currently serves as the Vice President of Sales, overseeing sales throughout the nation. His primary duties involve the recruitment and training of all new sales personnel. Originally hired as a marketing representative for the west coast of Florida in 2006, Robert was directly responsible for achieving a 300% growth in sales over a 3-year period in the region. After being promoted to National Sales Manager in 2009, Mattucci developed sales offices Dallas, Atlanta and Charlotte. Prior to joining Standard, Mattucci ran a successful marketing firm with over 100 employees throughout the United States and Canada. Some of his notable clients included the Dallas Stars, Miami Heat and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. Prior to running his own business, Robert was a professional hockey player. After leaving professional sports, his career relationships enabled him to work with several professional sports teams throughout the National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball, developing numerous successful promotional programs while raising ticket sales and increasing attendance.