Who We Are


Capital Connect was founded on the premise to assist business organizations and entrepreneurs to uncover the right partner for capital funding, franchise growth, business liquidation and real estate services. Our extensive knowledge as entrepreneurs and business owners, provides our clients with the necessary insight of how to prepare and present to qualified firms interested in your concept, vision and strategy.


Guided by a team of trusted advisors, Capital Connect strives to uncover the right fit for your portfolio, backed by our advisory and execution throughout the entire engagement. Capital Connect eliminates the frustration for the business owner and assists with the research, qualification, and communication to allow you to focus on your passion and your business.

Meet The Team

Sam Griffin

Co-Founder, Partner

Sam is the Co-Founder and partner of Capital Connect LLC. He has decades of experience as a Commercial Real Estate agent, Business Broker, Realtor and Restaurant Owner/Operator. Prior to Capital Connect, Sam owned an independent restaurant in Louisville, KY for over 10 years,. Sam has brokered numerous restaurant acquisitions and closed thousands of real estate transactions over the past 20 years. Sam began his career working in corporate restaurant management roles and was co founder of Key Financial Mortgage for 5 years before exiting in 2007.

Sam Griffin - Capital Connect

Ron Freeman

Co-Founder, Partner

Ron is the co-founder and partner of Capital Connect LLC. He has over twenty-five years of experience in roles as a trusted advisor, mentor and entrepreneur. Prior to Capital Connect, Ron founded several businesses including; The Xercise Store, RIMsoft Technologies and SE7ENTERPRISES. Most recently, Ron spent several years in the hospitality industry, involved in restaurant operations and has implemented technology solutions, designed to improve the hospitality industry, for various operators throughout North America.

Ron Freeman - Capital Connect
"Capital Connect is a beacon of clarity in this somewhat cloudy world of franchise growth and development. Ron and Sam provide the guidance and resources you can trust, to help you navigate the path to your success."
Paul Russo & Jeffrey Longo, NYPD Pizza
“We have been in search of finding the right partner to help us fund our future growth strategy. Capital Connect has been instrumental in coaching our team, connecting us with top capital firms and providing a seamless process for our team. Ron and his Team has helped streamline this process for us and they have been very helpful.”
Paul Amestoy, Co-Founder, Kitchen Armor
“Finding the right capital partner to take your business to the next level isn't easy in any vertical, but it's especially true in the restaurant space. The process is time consuming and can be resource intensive, especially when you're just starting out. Ron and Sam from Capital Connect have been great to work with, going beyond just a warm introduction to really understand our brand and who we are as founders to make the right match of goals and shared values. Their network reaches angels and sophisticated capital alike, and we're looking forward to continuing our partnership with them as we work to take our brand national.”
Prakash Karamchandani, Balance Pan-Asian Grille

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