Thermo Credit was established in 2002 to service the financial needs of the technology and communications industries. Thermo’s executive team and board of directors boast an extensive communications background with over 100 years of combined experience.
Mr. Lynch is a founding member and board member of Thermo Credit, LLC. Prior to joining Thermo Credit, Mr. Lynch worked 13 years in investment banking for Kidder, Peabody & Co., PaineWebber and, most recently, as a managing director for Bear Stearns. He has worked primarily with industrial and energy companies. He has financed and advised over $15 billion dollars of transactions with industrial growth companies such as Delphi Corporation, Lear Corporation and Georgia Pacific, as well as private equity firms such as Blackstone, KKR and Vester. Mr. Lynch earned a B.A. degree from Amherst College and received his M.B.A. from Yale University.
Mr. Block is a founding member and board member of Thermo Credit, LLC with over 30 years experience in the management and development of service based companies. At Thermo Credit, Mr. Block has led a team that has funded over 150 companies almost exclusively in the telecommunications industry, either through asset based loans, accounts receivable lines or factoring. Prior to Thermo Credit, Mr. Block helped co-found Smoke Signal Communications where he served as CFO for two years and Senior Vice-President for five years. His duties as Senior Vice President included corporate development, regulatory affairs and RBOC Relations. At the time Mr. Block left Smoke Signal, it was one of the largest pre-paid CLEC’s in the country. Mr. Block has spent a considerable amount of time consulting in the telecom arena, helping companies with everything from regulatory compliance to financial management.
In addition to being involved in the start up of several Texas-based companies, Mr. Block also spent five years as a senior level Accounting Manager where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions with Service Corporation International, one of the largest funeral home holding companies in the world. Mr. Block earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Kris Scairono joined Thermo Credit, LLC in 2005 and was named Vice President of Internal Operations in 2007. Mr. Scairono manages the Collateral Analyst staff, serves as the company Controller, and works extensively in the credit underwriting and due diligence process. Prior to joining Thermo Credit, Mr. Scairono worked in internal audit and commercial finance with Capital One Bank. Mr. Scairono earned a B.S. degree from Louisiana State University and received his M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans. Mr. Scairono is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.