Executive Management

Frank Friedman

Frank Friedman

Chief Executive Officer, President

Frank joined Imperial PFS in 2019 and serves as the CEO and President. His extensive financial experience comes from more than 40 years at Deloitte where he served as Interim CEO, COO, CFO, and, most recently, Global Chief Operations Officer. Frank has a BS degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.

Paul Zarookian

Paul Zarookian

Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Paul oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization. Paul was President of AIGCC until 2010. Other positions with AIGCC included COO and National Sales Manager. He joined AIGCC in 1985. Paul has an MBA from Cornell University and a BS from the University of Delaware.

Bryan Andres

Bryan Andres

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bryan is responsible for accounting, regulatory and compliance. He has held this position since 2004. Prior positions with PFS have included Senior Vice President and Vice President of Finance and Controller. Bryan joined PFS in 1990. Previously, he was a principal in an insurance agency. Bryan has a BS from Kansas State University.

Pete Panagakis

Pete Panagakis

Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Pete manages both the daily activities and long term strategies of the IPFS technology platform. Pete joined the company in 2018 and has over 25 years of experience in technology leadership. Pete holds an MBA from Drake University and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

Herb Chirico

Herb Chirico

National Sales and Marketing, Senior Vice President

Herb is responsible for overseeing all national sales activities. Herb joined the company in 2001. Previously, he was at Transamerica Insurance Finance Corp where he held positions as Vice President of Originations and Pricing, Manager of National Accounts and Branch Manager. He also held management positions at HSBC. Herb has a BS from Boston University.

Scott Marr

Scott Marr

National Operations, Senior Vice President

Scott is responsible for overseeing all national operations activities. Previous positions Assistant Vice President, Baltimore Branch Manager, Tampa Branch Manager and Account Manager. Scott joined the company in 1993. Scott has a BA from University of Missouri.

Jack Merriman

Jack Merriman

Vice President Corporate Development and Central Region Operations Manager

Jack has held the position of Vice President since July 2014 where he concentrates on new business and the development of key relationships related to the expansion of IPFS’s market and reach. In 2015 Jack assumed the role of Central Region Operations Manager.

Jack joined IPFS’s leadership development program in March 2010. He was promoted to branch manager of one of IPFS’s two Chicago offices in April 2011 and managed the integration of those two Chicago offices in March 2013. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

Ted Koeth

Ted Koeth

Senior Vice President, Regional Operations Manager

Ted is responsible for the Northeast Region. Ted joined the company in 2001. Previously, he was with Transamerica Insurance Finance Corp as President & CEO and as Senior Vice President Originations and Risk Management. Ted also held several senior management positions at HSBC. Ted has a MBA and a BS from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

CPA, Vice President of Finance

Kevin is responsible for the oversight and development of the accounting, finance and treasury functions. Kevin was promoted to this position in 2010 after serving as the Controller since 2001. He is also responsible for monitoring compliance with the terms of the securitization transactions. Previously he worked as the Controller at another company and was in public accounting for 13 years. Kevin has a BS from the University of Missouri.