Jon Wright / Access Point Financial
Jon Wright, a 25-plus year veteran of commercial real estate and hospitality finance, currently serves as chief executive officer of Atlanta, Ga.-based Access Point Financial, Inc. (APF), a direct full-service lending and advisory firm focused on the hospitality industry.
APF ranked 17th on the prestigious Inc. 500 listing of America’s fastest-growing private companies. APF also executed the industry’s first Asset Based Securitization (A-rated) comprised solely of hotel loans, a first of its kind initial tranche.
Wright is a member of Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), an industry fellow of the Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF) at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, Metro Atlanta Chamber, ICSC, IHG Owners Association, Honorary Board member of the Starwood Franchisees and Owners of North America (ASFONA), as well as involved in several charitable organizations.
Wright has been married to his wife, Paige, for over 20 years and together have two children.
John Patton / Access Point Financial
John Patton is the chief financial officer at Access Point Financial. He has more than 25 years of commercial finance and banking experience. He most recently worked as chief financial officer at Specialty Finance Group, LLC (SFG). Prior to joining SFG, Patton was the corporate controller for U.S. operations with the parent organization GMAC Commercial Mortgage (GMACCM) and Vice President at GMACCM – Asset Backed Lending Division. In addition, he was previously the controller for NationsCredit Commercial Finance and has held various management positions with Bank of America.
Patton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a certified public accountant.