Seminole Financial Services Announces New Staff Appointment; Key VP Promotion

Belleair Bluffs, FL – July 7, 2014 –

Seminole Financial Services (“Seminole”) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive to the Seminole team, and an expanded role for a key Vice President.


Suzanne Pixley-Schlueter – Vice President, Portfolio Management/Investor Relations-Tax Equity
Suzanne Pixley-Schlueter has joined Seminole’s Tax Equity Division as Vice President, Portfolio Management/Investor Relations. Suzanne brings extensive experience in financial and market analysis of real estate investments along with a broad knowledge of identifying, structuring and closing multifamily housing investments involving low-income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds and other public subsidies. Suzanne previously held Vice President positions with Boston Financial Investment Management and Citigroup, in addition to 11 years with MMA Financial, Inc. initially as Vice President-Tax and Syndication and then as Vice President-Acquisitions where she performed financial analysis on all prospective investments. Suzanne graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.


Joe Ritter – Vice President, Originations-Production and Acquisition
Previously a Vice President for Seminole’s Asset Management and Underwriting Division, Joe Ritter has been promoted to Seminole’s Production and Acquisition Division as Vice President-Originations. In his new role, Joe will be primarily responsible for transaction identification, analysis and origination in the Renewable Energy market. Joe will continue to provide asset management services to select clients to build upon existing relationships and expand the development of new partnerships. Joe has been with Seminole since the company’s operations began in 2009. As an Underwriter and Asset Manager at Seminole, Joe managed a recurring portfolio of renewable energy and real estate transactions. He is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Florida and Michigan and a Candidate for the CCIM designation. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida.


Suzanne will join Joe in Seminole’s corporate offices located in Belleair Bluffs, Florida.


“These appointments reflect our company’s commitment to excellence, and we expect they will impact our company in the same way – by strengthening the growth and success of our business,” said Bob Banks, Chief Executive Officer for Seminole Financial Services. “Each individual is an accomplished professional who understands not only how to provide the kind of client service on which Seminole has built its reputation, but they also have the financial expertise and relationships to contribute to the future of our business. We are thrilled to have them as part of our team.”



About Seminole Financial Services

Seminole Financial Services (SFS) originates debt and equity real estate investments throughout the country for institutional investors. SFS has demonstrated the ability to respond to changing markets and, in addition to traditional commercial real estate, has become a national leader in providing construction/interim and permanent debt financing for below utility scale renewable energy projects. Since 2009, Seminole has closed over 150MW totaling nearly $480 million in construction financing and permanent debt financing for solar and wind transactions. Seminole focuses on wind and solar transactions between $2 million and $30 million for a term of 12 months or less. In 2011 Seminole began a pilot permanent financing program for select Renewable Energy transactions.


SFS, based in Belleair Bluffs, Florida, is the operating entity of six companies that collectively make up the Seminole Companies. SFS is responsible for originating, underwriting, servicing and providing asset management for the debt and equity investments originated for institutional investors managed by sister company, Seminole Advisory Services, LLC (SAS). SAS is a registered investment advisor with the SEC and presently has several hundred million dollars in assets under management. Information is available at