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Selling Power magazine identified First American Equipment Finance No. 30 among the top sales forces in the United States. The ranking includes companies of all sizes, with sales teams ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to salesforce numbers in... Read Story
August 02, 2019, 06:45 AM


Fortune and Great Place to Work named First American Equipment Finance No. 3 among the Best Workplaces in New York. “We have found upstate New York to be an ideal place to build a technology-enabled, nationwide lending business,” said Alan Sikora... Read Story
July 18, 2019, 07:05 AM


Fortune and Great Place to Work named First American Equipment Finance No. 11 among the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. First American’s workforce is approximately 80 percent millennial colleagues. This accolade marks the third time the company... Read Story
July 11, 2019, 07:10 AM


First American Equipment Finance was named No. 1 Best Midsize Company to Work for in New York by Best Companies Group.“I have the great fortune of coming in each day and working with an exceptional group of talented, genuine people,” said Alan Sikora... Read Story
April 25, 2019, 07:03 AM


The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed overall new business volume for March was $8.2 billion, down 10 percent year-over-year from new business volume in March 2018. Volume was up 39... Read Story
April 24, 2019, 07:20 AM


Fortune Magazine named First American Equipment Finance No. 1 among the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance (Small/Medium). “Our company’s success is entirely due to our genuine, talented colleagues,” said Alan Sikora, First American... Read Story
March 28, 2019, 07:00 AM


The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced 26 individuals who sat through the eight-hour online CLFP exam during the recent months have passed. They are: Ryan Anthony, CLFP – Business Development Manager – Vendor... Read Story
December 10, 2018, 07:20 AM


First American Equipment Finance announced 106 of its colleagues have earned the Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) designation. More CLFPs work at First American than anywhere else in the world, the company said. There are 637 CLFPs in... Read Story
November 13, 2018, 06:00 AM


Fortune magazine named First American Equipment Finance No. 40 among the Best Midsize Workplaces in the U.S. “This honor is entirely thanks to the hard work and dedication of all of our colleagues over many years,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First... Read Story
October 19, 2018, 06:50 AM


First American Equipment Finance has been named No. 32 among the 50 Best Companies to Sell For by Selling Power Magazine.“At First American, our mission is to provide meaningful value to our clients’ businesses,” said National Sales Director Mike... Read Story
August 06, 2018, 07:02 AM


Fortune magazine named First American Equipment Finance No. 9 among the Best Workplaces in New York.First American earned this ranking based on an anonymous third-party survey of all employees. The survey measured trust in the company’s leadership... Read Story
July 18, 2018, 10:45 AM


Fortune magazine announced First American Equipment Finance has been ranked No. 72 on the 100 Best Workplace for Millennials list for 2018. The list recognizes companies that demonstrate respect and fairness in the workplace, provide opportunities... Read Story
June 27, 2018, 07:05 AM


Guy Klingler, Co-Founder and former President of First American Equipment Finance, announced a significant equity investment in Innovation Finance USA LLC. He also joined the Board of Directors of Innovation Finance. “Guy has been a close personal... Read Story
May 16, 2018, 07:29 AM


First American Equipment Finance earned top honors among midsize (100-249 employee) companies for the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2018. This elite recognition marks First American’s seventh consecutive time on the list, and the second... Read Story
April 20, 2018, 06:55 AM


Innovation Finance USA LLC announced Nate Gibbons, former Vice President of Learning and Development at First American Equipment Finance, has joined Innovation Finance as its Chief Operating Officer. “As a former business colleague and long-time... Read Story
April 11, 2018, 07:30 AM


Innovation Finance USA LLC announced Mike Ziegelmann, former First American Equipment Finance Chief Credit Officer, joined Innovation Finance USA LLC as its Chief Financial Officer.“Mike is a respected friend and a talented former business... Read Story
April 04, 2018, 07:30 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work announced First American Equipment Finance is No. 6 among the Best Small and Medium Sized Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. Honorees of the FORTUNE Best Workplaces lists are selected primarily based on... Read Story
March 29, 2018, 07:00 AM


Innovation Finance USA LLC announced Mark Tomaselli, former First American Chief Information Officer, has joined Innovation Finance as its President.“Mark Tomaselli is a long-time friend and former business colleague. I’m delighted to have the... Read Story
March 28, 2018, 06:40 AM


Bill Verhelle announced the formation of Innovation Finance USA LLC, a new national lending business with headquarters in Fairport, N.Y.  Innovation Finance serves large, creditworthy corporate and non-profit borrowers located throughout the U.S. ... Read Story
March 15, 2018, 07:25 AM


First American Equipment Finance announced that the company grew its new business volume by 70% in fiscal 2017, surpassing $1 billion for the first time.  This was the company’s 5th straight year of greater than 25% growth.  The 20+ year-old business... Read Story
February 20, 2018, 07:19 AM


City National Bank announced today it has hired Cecilia Park as a senior vice president and senior relationship manager. Park will lead the bank’s effort to provide a full-suite of financing and banking services to independent corporate clients that... Read Story
January 22, 2018, 07:19 AM


Harvard Partners CEO Bill Verhelle announced his firm is seeking to invest in, or purchase, small innovative U.S.-based commercial finance firms. Interest is not limited to companies already in the equipment leasing and finance industry, though he... Read Story
October 19, 2017, 07:31 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have named First American Equipment Finance as #25 among the Best Medium-Size Workplaces in the U.S. This accolade is based on anonymous employee responses to an extensive survey about their levels of trust, pride and... Read Story
October 18, 2017, 07:06 AM


ClassOne Group, a provider of semiconductor processing systems, announced a special new financing program that seeks to give more attractive options to equipment purchasers. ClassOne has developed its new program in association with First American... Read Story
October 13, 2017, 07:21 AM


Selling Power Magazine has named First American Equipment Finance to its 50 Best Companies to Sell For list. First American earned placement on the list for its rankings compensation and benefits; hiring, sales training and sales enablement; and... Read Story
September 13, 2017, 07:00 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work announced that First American Equipment Finance is #6 among the Best Workplaces in New York with less than 1,000 employees.“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in New York,” said Alan Sikora... Read Story
July 19, 2017, 07:00 AM


First American Education Finance announced that it has earned a bronze REGGIE Award in honor of FAEF’s Education First client loyalty program.  Since 1983, the REGGIE Awards have been the premier industry awards program recognizing the best marketing... Read Story
April 25, 2017, 06:46 AM


First American Equipment Finance has been named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the state of New York for the sixth consecutive year. “It is an honor to be acknowledged as one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York,” said Alan... Read Story
April 21, 2017, 07:05 AM


First American Equipment Finance announced that in fiscal 2016, the company grew new business volume by 46%, which is the company’s 4th straight year of greater than 25% growth. New business grew to $605 million in 2016.  First American added 30 new... Read Story
March 16, 2017, 07:08 AM


Entrepreneur Magazine and Culture IQ released its premier Top Company Culture list, and First American Equipment Finance ranked #14 among high performance cultures with 100+ employees in the U.S.  Read the full article here. To develop the ranking... Read Story
February 22, 2017, 07:00 AM


Mike Wiedemer, National Sales Director of First American Equipment Finance, has been elected to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA’s) Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee. He joins as First American CEO Alan... Read Story
October 26, 2016, 07:02 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have named First American Equipment Finance as #14 among the Best Medium-Size Workplaces in the U.S. First American earned this accolade based on employees’ anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their... Read Story
October 12, 2016, 07:00 AM


The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is proud to announce that Todd Buzard, CLFP, CPA of First American Equipment Finance was awarded the annual Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence.  The award was created to acknowledge the CLFP... Read Story
October 04, 2016, 07:00 AM


Based entirely upon feedback from approximately 138,000 women at Great Place to Work-certified companies, FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have named First American Equipment Finance among the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in the U.S. Women employees... Read Story
September 15, 2016, 07:00 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have named First American Equipment Finance as #8 among the 30 Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance in the U.S. (http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-finance-insurance/first-american-equipment-finance-8/).     This... Read Story
July 20, 2016, 07:02 AM


FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have named First American Equipment Finance as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S. (https://fortune.com/best-workplaces-millennials/) for the second year in a row. “Early career professionals... Read Story
June 28, 2016, 07:05 AM


First American Equipment Finance and the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced that the 14 individuals from First American Equipment Finance who sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam have passed; they are:    Sarah... Read Story
June 06, 2016, 07:04 AM


FORTUNE Magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work named First American Equipment Finance among the country’s 50 Best Workplaces for Recent College Graduates.The ranking involved evaluating approximately 600 companies certified by Great Place... Read Story
May 25, 2016, 07:17 AM


First American Equipment Finance was named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in the state of New York for the fifth consecutive year.  “Being named among the Best Companies to Work for in New York is a tremendous honor,” said Alan Sikora, CEO... Read Story
May 04, 2016, 07:15 AM


FORTUNE Magazine and consulting firm Great Place to Work today named First American Equipment Finance as #26 among the country's 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. Great Place to Work® analyzed surveys from nearly 600 companies to rank those that... Read Story
April 27, 2016, 07:16 AM


After completing its third consecutive year of greater than 25% organic growth, Rochester, NY-based First American Equipment Finance will hire to fill 30 newly-created positions at its headquarters in 2016. The financial services firm expanded its... Read Story
February 12, 2016, 07:15 AM


First American Equipment Finance has been ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine’s inaugural Top Company Cultures List, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high performance cultures.  First American was recognized for creating an... Read Story
November 04, 2015, 07:15 AM


First American Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of City National Bank, has selected LeaseWave from Odessa Technologies to provide back-end lease management through modern technology.  First American specializes in serving middle market and investment... Read Story
October 14, 2015, 07:02 AM


First American Equipment Finance announced that Janice Schawillie has joined the company in the role of Vice President, Capital Markets.Schawillie has extensive experience in equipment finance syndications.  She joins First American from First... Read Story
October 01, 2015, 07:18 AM


First American Equipment Finance announced that after surveying nearly 90,000 millennials, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized First American as one of the 100 Best Workplaces For Millennials in the country. This ranking comes from an... Read Story
June 24, 2015, 07:05 AM


First American Equipment Finance, a City National Bank Company, announced that Alan Sikora has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Alan succeeds company founder Bill Verhelle, who is stepping down as CEO.  This planned transition comes on the 3-year... Read Story
May 04, 2015, 07:14 AM


The Board of Directors of the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that three individuals who recently sat for the 8-hour CLFP exam at First American Equipment Finance passed.  They are: Jennifer Vanegas... Read Story
April 27, 2015, 07:02 AM


First American Equipment Finance was named as one of the 65 Best Companies to Work for in the state of New York for the fourth consecutive year.  “First American is blessed with a smart, innovative, hardworking staff that is dedicated to building the... Read Story
April 22, 2015, 07:00 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2015 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of... Read Story
February 23, 2015, 07:10 AM


First American Equipment Finance has been named to the new “Great Rated! People’s Picks: 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services,” listing by GreatRated.com and Fortune.com.  See the Fortune.com rankings here. The 20 Great Workplaces in Financial... Read Story
February 19, 2015, 07:20 AM


The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) announced that, following a rigorous interim review, First American Healthcare Finance has continued to achieve the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its Equipment Finance Solutions. First... Read Story
January 12, 2015, 06:47 AM


Ivory Consulting Corporation announced  that First American Equipment Finance selected Ivory’s SuperTRUMP for Salesforce to combine its pricing, origination and CRM activities into a single cloud platform.  SuperTRUMP for Salesforce combines the... Read Story
September 03, 2014, 06:59 AM


First American Healthcare Finance announced that Michael Gsellmeier was recently promoted to Vice President, Sales. Michael is an experienced sales professional who provides customized equipment finance solutions to health care clients throughout the... Read Story
December 27, 2013, 07:00 AM


The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced its exclusive endorsement of Equipment Financing from First American Healthcare Finance. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that support... Read Story
September 30, 2013, 06:59 AM


First American Equipment Finance, a City National Bank Company, announced that John Unchester has joined the Company’s management team. John Unchester has more than 30 years of experience in equipment finance. He was the president of JP Morgan... Read Story
January 31, 2013, 07:30 AM


The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the May 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the... Read Story
May 21, 2012, 08:00 AM


The Alta Group, a global financial consultancy, announced that one of the equipment finance industry’s largest merger and acquisition transactions in years was completed last week. The 100 percent cash purchase of First American Equipment Finance of... Read Story
May 07, 2012, 07:00 AM


First American Equipment Finance was named winner of the Best Companies to Work For in New York State competition at an awards ceremony on April 26, 2012. First American was chosen as the winner among 26 finalists in the small/medium-sized employer... Read Story
April 30, 2012, 06:30 AM


City National Bank today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire First American Equipment Finance, a privately owned, full-service mid-ticket equipment leasing company that owns and services approximately $325 million in... Read Story
April 24, 2012, 07:30 AM