Shay Kleinschmidt, FranFund’s Veteran VP of Lending, Joins Titus Advisory Board


Fort Worth, TX, April 24, 2024 – FranFund, a leading supplier of franchise funding solutions, is  proud to announce that Shay Kleinschmidt, their Vice President of Lending, will be joining the Titus Advisory Board. With a remarkable 12-year tenure at FranFund, Shay has played an active  role in shaping the company’s lending strategies and has been instrumental in helping  franchisees secure the best funding option for their franchise. 

Her financial expertise and unwavering commitment have facilitated long-term partnerships with well-known banks and lending institutions, ensuring that FranFund’s candidates secure the best funding to embark on their franchise ventures with confidence. 

“We’re honored that FranFund has appointed Shay to our Advisory Board. She has spoken at the  Titus Center on a couple of occasions and her expertise is a tremendous benefit to our members  as well as our students,” said Dr. John P. Hayes, Director of the Titus Center.  

In her new role on the Titus Advisory Board, Shay Kleinschmidt will bring her wealth of  experience and deep understanding of franchise funding to collaborate with industry leaders that  encourage growth and success within the franchise industry.  

“I am honored to join the Titus Advisory Board,” said Shay Kleinschmidt. “The Titus Center for  Franchising is an incredible, top contributor to franchise education and opportunity. I look  forward to contributing my expertise and collaborating with esteemed colleagues to drive  impactful change.” 

Shay Kleinschmidt’s appointment to the Titus Advisory Board reinforces FranFund’s  commitment to securing the best funding solutions for franchisees and remains a trusted partner  for brokers, and franchises nationwide. 

About FranFund: 

FranFund designs flexible, all-in-one funding plans that fit perfectly, no matter how rapidly your  franchise or small business grows. Our most popular funding programs are SBA loans and  401(k) business funding, which allows you to use qualified retirement savings tax-free and  penalty-free. By utilizing our franchise-specific pre-qualification tool and cultivating an  extensive network of lenders who are franchise and small business friendly, clients pre-approved  by FranFund have a success rate of 99%.

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About The Titus Center for Franchising

Founded in 2017, the Titus Center for Franchising is housed in the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. Students complete 12 credit hours to earn a concentration in franchising as part of a bachelor’s degree. The center was endowed by franchisor Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group, who gave the university a $1.5 million gift. The center is dedicated to educating people about franchising and preparing them to become employees of franchise companies, franchisees and franchisors. Dr. John P. Hayes is the director.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Moore, BizCom Associates
815-207-1446 |

About Palm Beach Atlantic University 

Palm Beach Atlantic University, founded in 1968, is a private, Christian university, offering 55 undergraduate
degrees, numerous graduate degrees and professional degrees in nursing and pharmacy, with a 29-acre
campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus. The University is dedicated to the integration of
Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership and service. Sailfish athletes compete in 18
NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. The 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker
Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. As a Christ-first university,
PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise