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Jacob Ladner, CEO

Jacob Ladner moved into his role of Chief Executive Officer for Thirdmark Capital in 2021 after more than a decade with Interstate Billing Service, where he served as vice president of sales and client experience. During that time, Ladner helped the company achieve tremendous growth with clients in 44 states and Canada – all valuable experience seeing firsthand how factoring provides powerful solutions for business growth.

Ladner is a graduate of the University of North Alabama, where he earned a bachelor of science in history. He and his wife have three children.


  • City of Decatur, Alabama, Council President

  • The Kiwanis Club of Decatur Board of Directors

  • University of North Alabama Foundation Board

  • Neighborhood Christian Center Board of Directors

Britt Sexton

Britt Sexton is CEO of Sexton’s, Inc. and managing member of Sexton Investments, LLC. In 1984, Sexton’s family was instrumental in the founding of what is now one of the largest factoring companies in the United States and sold the company to Regions Financial (NYSE:RF) in 1995. That year, the Sexton family helped found Corporate Billing within First American Bank, before First American’s sale to Alabama National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ALAB). Sexton would go on to serve on the board of directors of Alabama National, a publicly traded $8 billion bank holding company, prior to its sale to Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY). Sexton later partnered with Skip Thompson to purchase Corporate Billing from Royal Bank of Canada and ultimately sold the company to a predecessor of SouthState Bank (NASDAQ: SSB). 

Sexton received his bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Alabama. He and his wife have two children.


  • University of Alabama, Trustee Emeriti

  • Crimson Tide Foundation, Chairman

  • Decatur Rotary Club

  • Morgan County Economic Development Authority, Past Executive Committee Member

  • Decatur General Hospital Foundation, Past Chair

  • Sexton Family Charitable Foundation, Founder

James “Skip” Thompson

Skip Thompson partnered with Britt Sexton to purchase Corporate Billing from Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY) in 2009, then served as CEO of Corporate Billing until the finalization of its sale to SouthState Bank (NASDAQ: SSB) in 2019. Thompson led Corporate Billing’s growth into one of the leading factoring companies in the United States. From 1995 to 2008, Thompson served as CEO of First American Bank, the lead bank of Alabama National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ALAB), where he was responsible for $4 billion in bank assets and oversight of Corporate Billing. Alabama National was sold to Royal Bank of Canada in 2008. Thompson previously served as the Huntsville, Alabama, market president for First Commercial Bank, a subsidiary of Synovus Financial Corp subsidiary (NYSE: SNV).

Thompson received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He and his wife have three adult children and eight grandchildren.


  • Tennessee Valley Authority, Past Board Chair

  • Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Past Board Chair

  • Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center, Past Board Chair

  • Decatur Utilities, Past Board Member

  • Nations of Coaches, Past Board Chair

  • Refuge of Grace, Past Board Chair

Stratton Orr

Stratton Orr is president of Sexton’s, Inc. He is a former owner and board member of Corporate Billing before its sale to a predecessor of SouthState Bank. Prior to Sexton’s, Inc., Orr was CEO of Petroleum Sales, Inc. for ten years prior to its sale. He previously served as vice president in the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Raymond James in Nashville and as an asset-based lending officer for National Bank of Commerce (now Truist) in Memphis.

Orr received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and history and an MBA in finance and accounting from Vanderbilt University. He and his wife have four children.


  • Circle Ranch Foster Children’s Home, Board of Directors

  • Decatur Heritage Christian Academy, Past Board Chair

  • Kiwanis Club of Decatur, Past President

  • Parkway Medical Center Hospital, Past Board Chair

  • One Decatur Comprehensive Plan, Co-Chair

  • Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama, Past Board Chair