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Wenrich Joins Orion First Financial as VP of Sales & Business Development

May 23, 2012, 07:00 AM

Orion First Financial, LLC announced today that Jeff C. Wenrich, formerly Vice President - Territory Manager of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, has joined Orion First Financial as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.

“Orion’s growth plans called for an exceptional candidate in this position” said David T. Schaefer, founder and President of Orion First Financial. “Jeff’s experience in the Equipment Finance marketplace and success record make him a perfect fit for us, in line with Orion’s growth strategies” added Mr. Schaefer.

“I am very excited about working with Orion to help realize their vision for the future. I was impressed with the level of professionalism and commitment they bring to this industry and the exceptional level of customer satisfaction and loyalty they currently enjoy” said Jeff Wenrich.

Mr. Wenrich is a 20 year sales veteran, and has spent the last decade in the commercial equipment finance industry with two of the top-10 largest domestic banks. Jeff is experienced in developing market scope and scale, situation analysis and implementing program roll-outs. Over the course of his career, Jeff has originated, underwritten and structured small-, mid- and large-ticket deals in a variety of industries. Jeff is an active member in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). Jeff is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA Organizational Psychology) and received his MBA from Portland State University (Marketing). He resides with his wife, Rebecca and three children, in Gig Harbor, WA.

About Orion First Financial, LLC

Orion First Financial is an industry recognized leader in the small ticket equipment finance business and specializes in providing underwriting, loan and lease servicing, special assets services and strategic advisory to the equipment finance industry. Orion serves Leasing Companies, Equipment Vendors/Manufacturers, Banks and Financial Institutions. Orion’s skilled team, efficient technology and best practices generate exceptional performance improvements that translate into better profits, less stress and enriched customer relationships. More information about Orion First Financial can be found at

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