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Creating a Leading Independent Equipment Finance Company

Date: Apr 21, 2021 @ 11:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Trends

In this exclusive interview with Tony Golobic, Chairman, and CEO of GreatAmerica Financial Services, Golobic provides his personal insights into why employees are the most important asset required to build a highly successful independent equipment finance company. Golobic also discusses the reasons he believes the equipment finance industry has demonstrated remarkable resilience through various economic cycles, and the challenges ahead for independent equipment finance companies as the competitive landscape continues to evolve.

Tony Golobic
Chairman and CEO | GreatAmerica Financial Services
Tony Golobic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreatAmerica Financial Services has been involved in equipment financing since 1971. Prior to founding GreatAmerica in 1992, Tony served as General Manager of GE Capital Office Technology Financial Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of LeaseAmerica Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Mellon Financial Services. Tony earned his M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1971 and a B.S./B.A. degree in Accounting from Roosevelt University in 1969. He has also passed the Certified Public Accountant exam. Tony is a member of the Boards of the Iowa College Foundation and Mercy Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of Admiralty Holding, Inc. Tony is also on the Board of Trustees for the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library. Previously, Tony has been a member of the following Boards of Directors: Board of Trustees of Coe College, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Village Bank & Trust Company, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, and Eastern Iowa Enterprise Council. Tony is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.
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