Capital Solutions Bancorp is a financial services company headquartered in Fort Myers, Fla., that provides flexible and affordable working capital solutions to small and mid-sized businesses.
Paul Simko and Carlos Weil founded Capital Solutions Bancorp in 1996. Their mission is to provide reasonably priced financing options to businesses that are frustrated with the red tape and bureaucratic process of traditional banks.
Paul Simko, President
Born in Austria, Paul’s family relocated to La Paz, Bolivia, before WWII. After working at import/export companies in Bolivia and Argentina and completing a stint as a sales manager for Continental Tire and Rubber Works, Paul established his own firm, Simko S.A. Today, Simko S.A. provides services to the rubber chemicals and plastics industry through offices in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Paul’s “secrets to success” have been hard work and the willingness to build close relationships with principals of companies he represents, his employees and his customers. These personal relationships have made it possible for him to succeed in business in ways he could have never imagined as a war refugee arriving in Bolivia in 1939.
Carlos Weil, Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Weil was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After receiving his MBA from the University of Belgrano, Carlos worked for Phillip Morris International, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become assistant to the chief financial officer. He was recruited to head Simko S.A.’s International Trading Department, and later co-founded Capital Solutions Bancorp with Simko S.A. President Paul Simko.
Carlos is active in charitable, business and community organizations. He is a past two-term board member of Angel Flight (a volunteer pilot organization flying patients throughout the U.S.) and a two-term board member of the International Factoring Association. A 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and 1st degree black belt in Krav Maga, Carlos is also an avid airplane pilot, sailor, skier, scuba diver and runner.