Denise Thomas
CEO & Co-founderApplePie Capital
Denise founded ApplePie Capital to create a new, more efficient source of capital for franchise businesses. As CEO and Chairman, she oversees all aspects of the company. Denise has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in business and market strategy development. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality and online services industries, and she has led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. Denise has founded three other companies and held executive and management positions with SharesPost, Healthiest You, Navigenics, LesConcierges, OffRoad Capital, and National Semiconductor.