John HandmakerJohn Handmaker

Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder

John Handmaker, co-founder of Q2 Business Capital, has more than 27 years of experience in small business finance and commercial lending. Prior to Q2, John co-founded Quadrant Financial which over its 14-year history became one of the largest small business lenders in the country. Under John’s leadership, Quadrant also appeared on the INC 5000 fastest growing companies list and won the 2012 Business First Louisville Company of the Year Award.

John’s extensive history in finance has included work for Bank United, Liberty National Bank, and The Money Store, where he was one of the company’s all-time top performers.

In 1994, John opened the Louisville market for The Money Store and was appointed to the company’s prestigious “President’s Club” in 1996 and 1997. In 1996, John was also honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration as “The Financial Services Advocate of The Year”.

In both 2011 and again in 2012, John was recognized as a Finalist in Ernst & Young’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year event.  A native of Louisville, John graduated magna cum laude in 1988 with a degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Two things you might not know about John: He’s an excellent cook and often caters for his wife and two young kids. He’s also a big fan of live music. Next time you see him, ask him how many times he’s seen his favorite bands in concert.