Our dedicated restaurant team has the experience and resources to navigate a complex industry.
Synovus’ Restaurant Finance team consists of seasoned bankers with decades of experience in the restaurant sector. We focus on helping restaurants execute strategic plans for growth while fostering active relationships with established and up-and-coming names in the restaurant space. With a deep understanding of market conditions and the needs of restaurants’ equity and debt investors, our team possesses the flexibility to work with enterprises from middle-market clients to large market participants.
We have a full menu of specialized offerings
We offer a wide array of services and solutions tailored to the restaurant industry. Whether you’re a regional restaurant group, a national chain, or a franchiser, we have the tools and expertise to solve your business needs:
Senior credit facilities (Term loans, development loans and revolving lines of credit)
About our team
Scott Tocci has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant finance space. Before joining Synovus, he spent eight years with Regions Financial Corporation as Managing Director in their Restaurant Group, and more than 10 years at GE Capital Americas where he last served as Senior Vice President of Franchise Finance. Now, Scott serves as our Senior Director of Synovus’ Restaurant Finance vertical within the Wholesale bank. His background and knowledge make him an invaluable asset to Synovus and the team of expert restaurant bankers that he leads.
Kelly Nyquist joins the Synovus Restaurant Franchise Group with over fifteen years in banking, most recently with Regions’ Specialized Restaurant Banking group. Prior to Regions, Kelly earned experience in Bank of America’s Franchise Finance team and at CompuCredit as a Securitization analyst. Kelly obtained his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, followed by earning his MBA (Finance) at Mercer University Stetson School of Business in Atlanta. He holds Series 79 and 63 securities licenses.
Prior to joining Synovus Restaurant Team, Jay spent nearly ten years at Regions in Restaurant Finance Group responsible for credit underwriting and portfolio management, preceded by over twelve years at Bank of America in Restaurant Finance Group overseeing credit underwriting and portfolio management. Jay graduated from Emory University with a BA in Economics and carries Series 79 and 63 licenses.
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