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Our Company

Headquartered in Kansas City, Strategic Capital was founded by industry veterans in 2014 to tackle the prevalent demand for capital within the small business community. Since then, we’ve been able to consult with and fund thousands of entrepreneurs nationwide, and help them achieve their dreams.

As a company founded by serial entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs, we understand how difficult and daring it can be to launch a new venture and grow it to success. We’re committed to providing you the best experience possible and exploring our vast network of lenders to identify the best funding solutions available to meet your business’ needs. We believe obtaining business capital should be a fast, simple, and secure process; everything we do aligns to strengthen one of those pillars.

3,200 +

Entrepreneurs Funded

$185 Million +

Capital Deployed


Industries Served

Why Choose Us?


A+ BBB Rating and 5 Star TrustPilot Rating


Strong and Robust Industry Partnerships

Simple repayment terms
Approval in as fast as 1 hour

Commitment to our client’s goals


We’ve completed the research for you


84% applicant approval rates


Funding in as fast as 24 hours

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Meet our dedicated team

Austin Moss

Chief Executive Officer
Austin has always obtained a fiery passion for business and entrepreneurship, which led him to being involved with multiple successful companies, and partnering with some of the sharpest business minds in the country. Since early 2015, when Austin co-founded Strategic Capital he has taken his over 10 years of experience in business and finance and applied them to creating a solution to help business owners access capital when the traditional means are not always readily available or simple to approach. Along with his passions for business and seeing his team and clients succeed, Austin has a passion for friendships and family. He enjoys attending sporting events, skiing, basketball, wine, and traveling.

Ryan Ridgway

Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ridgway started his professional career in business development at a local Series A funded startup and helped them launch their GRC technology into the IT security market. Although very thrilling, he would eventually be led towards more entrepreneurial endeavors. As a Director of Marketing for an emerging cryptographic currency, he was instrumental in growing its value over 3600% through positive PR and community sentiment, prior to exit. As a nutrition and fitness enthusiast, he grew a sales team from nothing to over 2,000 distributors in less than 6 months, selling millions in the nutritional market throughout all 50 states and 5 countries. Seeing entrepreneurs try to succeed while being under-capitalized inspired him to Co-Launch what is now Strategic Capital. In his free time, Ryan enjoys staying fit through hiking and yoga, traveling, spoiling his dog Romeo, and a good scotch & cigar.

Frank Emert, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Frank is a CFO with a passion for helping high-growth companies attain financial goals by establishing key performance metrics and efficient financial reporting. With multiple years’ experience in the alternative commercial finance industry, he also brings skills and expertise in the areas of financial modeling, capital-raising, market analysis and cash management. Before making the jump to private, Frank gained his technical background in public accounting as an auditor and consultant. A native of Kansas City, Frank enjoys being outdoors, sporting events, golf, basketball, and volunteering. In addition, Frank is a member of a BBQ team that does catering, charity events, and competitions such as the American Royal.

John Graham

Director of Business Development
John brings years of business ownership, customer service, and marketing & sales team development experience to his clients when assisting them in selecting the very best solutions for their needs. Assisting businesses with key demographic marketing tactics to build revenue has been a passion of John’s from early days in the publishing business. Most recently coming from the IT Security software world, his ability to retain customers with superior levels of service, have gained him a wide and trusted network of partnerships as well as friends. Often found in garden or the art studio, John enjoys mostly exploring new camping spots, r/c hobbies and working on carpentry and remodel projects around the home.

Alex Trigg

Director of Commercial Lending
With over 15 years of financial advisory experience, I have developed a passion for working within the lower-middle market to help companies obtain financing solutions and launch their ventures forward. Using my robust repository of knowledge and capital resources enables me to thrive at creatively matching my clients with the ideal financing instrument. I believe excellent communication and collaboration is vital to our success. It’s been extremely rewarding to witness the growth and progression of hundreds of clients throughout my tenure, and I look forward to helping you succeed at the highest level.

Alex Wigginton

Director of Sales
Alex Wigginton moved to Kansas City from Oklahoma. He studied Business Management at Washburn University and proceeded to work in numerous management roles in the retail environment with At&t, Sprint and most recently Nebraska Furniture Mart. With encouragement from wife and friends he stepped out to start a new adventure with Strategic Capital in 2017. In his free time, Alex loves to travel, SCUBA, snorkel, get through his “To Do” list, and spend time with his wife Jaime, son Cole, dog Nina, and cat Lola. Alex is grateful for an amazing group of friends and co-workers that have helped him along his journey.

Brent Perry

Director of Human Resources
Brent has spent his entire life in the Kansas City/Overland Park area. He has a passion for Human Resources and to help co-workers reach their goals. After getting his undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, he worked for a local moving company of over 250 employees as the only employee in the Human Resources department. When he isn’t working, he takes any opportunity he can to spend weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks, relaxing, boating, and rooting for all local sports teams. Rock Chalk!

Jeff Hays

Marketing Manager
With nearly a decade of marketing experience, Jeff has a passion for developing strategies to message and position a brand’s products and services. He is a native Kansas Citian and studied journalism – strategic communication at The University of Kansas. In his free time, Jeff loves spending time with his wife Erika and daughter Avery. He also spends a lot of time with friends, reading and following his Jayhawks (yes, the football team too), Chiefs, Royals and Sporting Kansas City.

Parker Moss

Financial Controller
Originally from a small town in western Kansas, Parker moved to Kansas City at a young age and attended Olathe North High School. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of Kansas while working at a local bank. Upon graduation Parker completed his CPA licensure and started working at a top 10 public accounting firm in their Audit practice, gaining exposure to many different businesses both public and private, large and small. In his free time Parker enjoys spending time with my lovely girlfriend Andra. He also enjoy watching my Kansas Jayhawks and Denver Broncos, chasing balls around the golf course, and traveling as often as possible.

Alexandra Upchurch

Alexandra was born and raised in Kansas City and then went on to double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology at the University of Arkansas. After college, she spent three and a half years working in sales and management at Nordstrom. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys binge watching new Netflix shows, playing with my two miniature dachshunds (Pepper and Coco), attending Chiefs games, going to concerts and trying new restaurants.

Cameron Horn

Funding Coordinator

Demond Jones

Funding Coordinator
Demond was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He has a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and has a background in Finance and Business industries. Demond is a hard worker, who enjoys learning more about the finance world. He has a curious appetite for knowledge and applying it not just in work but daily life as well. He enjoys going to the movies, playing the newest video games and spending time with family.

Matt Anzalone

Senior Capital Advisor

Kevin Dupriest

Senior Capital Advisor
Kevin has always had a passion for helping others achieve their goals. He brings years of business ownership, marketing and an uncommon ability to take initiative to ensure complete customer satisfaction regardless of circumstances. He is an adaptive strategic thinker and equally able to direct entrepreneurial as well as more mature organizations. He is also profoundly detailed and organized in his approach to work and follow through. Transparency, innovation, and expertise are at the core of everything we provide to our valued clients. His off time is spent wrangling 4 boys ranging from 3 months to 16 years old. He loves to travel with the wife and could live of off raw oysters, ceviche and el pastor tacos.

Tyler Heldstab

Senior Capital Advisor
Tyler Heldstab is a Kansas City native. With almost a decade of experience in project management. This took place in the custom design build world (some really cool projects) and the IT realm. He went to Benedictine College with a soccer scholarship and finished up school at K-State with an emphasis on business management and entrepreneurship. Tyler is also a licensed real estate agent and remodels condos and houses in his spare time. Outside of work Tyler still enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, attending sporting events, and traveling whenever he can get away.

Dan Hicks

Senior Capital Advisor

Dan is a creative innovator with 10+ years of marketing experience in various industries including but not limited to construction, insurance, and most recently, specialty pharmacy care, where he was responsible for ensuring that his patients received the highest quality standard of care. He loves advocating and volunteering for the underdog and the opportunities to meet interesting individuals. He’s passionate about powerlifting, bodybuilding, fitness & nutrition, and overall staying active. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, his two boys, his two crazy dogs, reading, and coming up with innovative ideas to license & sell.

Drew Perry

Senior Capital Advisor
After obtaining my Business Management degree at JCCC, I have stumbled into a field that I am most passionate about and enjoy doing to the fullest. I love building relationships and helping business owners take what they love to do to the next level! One of my favorite things to do in the Kansas City area is heading to Loose Park, setting up my hammock and hanging out with friends on a beautiful sunny day. My favorite local spot to hit up has to be McCoy’s Public House. The perfect place to build the ultimate mac and cheese and the location is prime, being in the heart of Westport!

Jorge Torres

Senior Capital Advisor

I have helped many owners obtain working capital for their business.  I love to support small, medium and large businesses with our products and business financial instruments local and nationwide.

Eric Knowling

Capital Advisor
I find peace in serving others in any way that I can and have always held positions that do just that. I couple my personal values with financial expertise to provide a tailored approach towards each and every customer. While born and raised in St. Louis, I made Kansas City my home after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Finance. Off the clock, I maintain a balanced lifestyle of promoting fitness through various types of exercise and unwind by supporting local breweries.

Reagan Olson

Capital Advisor

Reagan was raised in the Kansas City area and has 15 years of telecommunications experience.  She was successful due to her competitive drive, desire to help businesses and  her ability to think outside the box. She is excited to move her expertise to the finance world and work with clients to get a personalized solution for their business needs.  In her free time, Reagan loves to travel and experience all that life has to offer with her three sons.   Her favorite time of year is when she opens up her patio to entertain friends and family, where the fire pit is often burning.  She is grateful for this opportunity to continue to help business owners go after their dreams, while pursuing her own.     

Matthew Theiss

Capital Advisor
Matthew is an Army Airborne veteran that still carries himself with that attitude of integrity and indomitable spirit. As a former small business owner and real estate investor for 12 years, Matt very clearly understands the need to utilize various funding options to raise working capital to support small businesses and is passionate about helping other small business owners thrive and survive. In his spare time, Matt likes to play golf in the summer and ski in the winter, plays guitar, and, leftover from the Army, still enjoys skydiving.

What our clients say about working with us

A Piece of Cake

"Getting a business equipment loan is one of the most difficult parts of owning a business. The amount of paperwork and headaches from a traditional bank make me dread every loan I have to apply for. Strategic Capital was the exact opposite of this - the paperwork was a piece of cake. Also, the process and decisions were super quick and the funding came through in record time. I will definitely be doing business with Strategic Capital in the future."

- Josh Glisan

Absolutely phenomenal

"From the first phone call, all the way through to funding - Alex was upfront and sincere about everything. He truly wanted to help - you can sense it in his conversation. He is very knowledgeable and eager to make things work out. Definitely stands apart from someone just looking to sign you up and add another mark in the win column. Alex and Strategic are a company I'd like to establish a long-term relationship with."

- Curtis Nettles

Excellent Process

"We are very pleased with our experience at Strategic Capital and with our advisor Kevin. The terms of the financing were well explained and general communication throughout the process was excellent. Paperwork was easy to review and complete and funding was very quick once all the pieces were pulled together. Overall, this is an excellent source of alternative financing for businesses with seasonal cash flow needs like ours."

- Brian Overstreet

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