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Key Equipment Finance’s Warner to Present at World Leasing Convention in Russia

May 22, 2012, 07:30 AM
Filed Under: Company Announcements

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp announced that President Adam D. Warner, who is also vice chairman for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) board of directors, will present an overview of the U.S. leasing and finance industry during the May 29-30 World Leasing Convention in St. Petersburg, Russia. Also, John Evans, managing director of international operations for the company, will present on vendor leasing programs.

At the event attended by lessors and lessees from around the globe, Warner will provide a broad U.S. market overview, a summary of ELFA’s mission and membership, and an analysis of Monthly Leasing and Finance Index benchmarks. He also will speak on the U.S. economic outlook and factors affecting the economic recovery, the sluggish housing market, interest rates, and regulatory compliance. A description of the key ingredients needed to promote continued growth in the sector, as well as lease accounting changes, will round out the presentation.

Warner became president of Key Equipment Finance in 2007. He joined Key as president and chief operating officer of the company’s express leasing services business in 2001. Before Key, he was senior vice president of sales and marketing at Mellon Leasing Corporation since 1988. Prior to that position, he was vice president and chief operating officer. He also was operations manager at McDonnell Douglas Finance Corp. from 1985-1988.
Evans’ presentation on vendor leasing programs will outline the main types of relationships, the particular features of each kind, and how to run successful programs for the vendors, the end users and the leasing companies.

Evans was named managing director of international operations in 2007. He joined Key as European portfolio manager in the U.K. in 1997 and was named vice president, European commercial operations in 2000. He completed an expatriate assignment in 2002 as senior vice president, global finance and treasury, at Key Equipment Finance’s worldwide headquarters in Colorado. He was appointed senior vice president, integration and technology, in 2004, and in 2006 became managing director and executive vice president of the company’s Asia Pacific business, located in Australia.

About Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its vendor services unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Key Equipment Finance also provides lease capital markets support for corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue.
Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $8 billion in assets and originates over $3 billion of equipment financing annually. The company has management and operations bases in Albany, New York; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. The company, which supports clients in over 30 countries, employs approximately 575 people worldwide and has been in the equipment financing business for over 35 years. For more information, visit Key Equipment Finance.

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