President and Chief Executive Officer
Access Point Financial
Jon S. Wright has over 25 years of hospitality finance experience. Out of college, Wright worked in the commercial finance division for Ford Motor Company. In 1988, Wright migrated to the hotel industry joining InterContinental Hotels Group (f/k/a Holiday Inn Worldwide) where he became a Managing Director for the world’s largest hotel company. The finance subsidiary he managed strategically facilitated growth and quality via senior and sub debt origination and syndication for the franchise community. In 1997, Wright was recruited by General Motors to form the GMAC Commercial Mortgage Asset Backed Lending Division. As a de novo, the enterprise grew to over $4 billion of hospitality and franchise loans either owned or serviced for third party investors. The division’s securitizations were AA Rated by Moody’s & Fitch. Prior to forming Access Point Financial, Wright served as President & Managing Director of Specialty Finance Group (SFG). Under his leadership, SFG grew to $1.8 billion in assets originated and under management during a four-year cycle. Wright is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, Metro Atlanta Chamber, ICSC, IHG Owners Association, Honorary Board Member of the Association of Starwood Franchisees and Owners of North America (ASFONA) as well as involved in several charitable organizations. Wright is also an accomplished country music song writer.