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Matthew I. Burch



Lives in: Nashville, TN

B.S. in Finance and M.S. in Accounting from Wake Forest University.

As a founding partner, Matthew has been involved with Fresh Capital since its inception in 2012.  He focuses on the development of new assets, from acquisition and debt / equity syndication through construction and stabilization. In addition to development work, he also oversees the finance & accounting of Fresh Capital's operating portfolio.

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Nicholas M. Cesnik


Lives in: Franklin, TN

B.S. in Accounting and Business Law from Pennsylvania State University

Nicholas advises on the acquisition, development, and financing of new assets, provides management and oversight on the day to day operation of stabilized assets, and pursues opportunities to ensure the continued growth of Fresh Capital.  He has a CRE focused public accounting background with PwC and numerous years of asset and portfolio management. 


Michael S. Tidwell


Lives in: Hendersonville, TN

MBA from Vanderbilt Owens School of Business

Spent 8 years in senior public account experiences at Ernst & Young, was the Senior Executive for Captain’s D’s Restaurant as well as the largest Captain D's franchisee, and currently serves on the Fresh Board of Directors.

J. Matthew Bodnar


Lives in: Nashville, TN

Matt Bodnar serves as a Managing Member for both the Bodnar Investment Group and for Fresh Technology, LLC, and serves on the Board of Directors for each as well. He was a founding member of Fresh Hospitality, LLC, works closely with many of Fresh's portfolio companies, and is on the board of directors for all Fresh entities. 


J. Michael Bodnar


Lives in: Franklin, TN

BSCE and MBA from West Virginia University

Michael Bodnar is a restaurant entrepreneur, who has formed over +100 businesses and business partnerships; he was a founding partner in Bodnar Investment Group and in Fresh Hospitality, and he is a Board Member for all related companies. He spent his early career as a senior financial and development executive at Shoney’s and is currently the CEO of two public companies.


Jennifer Brigham

  • Head Controller
  • Lives in: Basalt, CO
  • BS in Accounting from the University of Alabama
  • Jennifer joined the Fresh Capital team in September of 2012. She oversees all financial matters of FC's growing portfolio, including accounting and reporting, cash management, payroll processing and taxes. 

Patricia Trice

  • Property Manager
  • Lives in: Birmingham, AL
  • Real Estate License from BU (Bodnar University)
  • Patricia has been employed by Fresh Hospitality for 40 years, working in many facets of the business including accounting, administration, and management.

Angelica M. Rivas

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Lives in: Nashville, TN
  • Angie has 22 years of experience with an international investment firm in various capacities including Operations Manager and Senior Client Service Associate for a top producer.

Patrick Brigham

  • Staff Accountant
  • Lives in: Basalt, CO
  • Patrick brings to Fresh Capital experience in construction, property and restaurant management as well as leadership, communication and problem solving strategies.