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Identifying and Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders is Critical to Success

Date: Dec 08, 2021 @ 09:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Insights

Adam Warner, President, Key Equipment Finance discusses the importance of identifying future leaders from emerging talent within an organization. Warner also provides his insights into important lessons learned during the pandemic that have changed the way business will be conducted in the future. We also discuss how Key Equipment Finance has supported the KeyBank Business Leadership and KeyBank Summer Bridge programs for the last 10 years, with demonstrable success at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.

Adam Warner
President | Key Equipment Finance
Adam D. Warner is President of Key Equipment Finance. In this role, he is responsible for all of Key Equipment Finance’s commercial and bank-based equipment lease and finance efforts; as well as equipment finance programs for the technology, energy, healthcare, industrial and government vertical market segments. He is also responsible for overseeing the equipment finance programs for all of the company’s vendor customers, including equipment manufacturers and distributors; and for the company’s specialty finance and distribution services unit.

Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages an approximate $13 billion equipment portfolio with annual originations in excess of $5 billion. The company also has a management and operations base in Albany, New York. The company employs approximately 300 people and has been in the equipment financing business for over 45 years.

Prior to being named President in 2007, Warner served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Key Equipment Finance’s commercial leasing services business. He joined Key Equipment Finance to oversee the express leasing services business in 2001. Before joining Key Equipment Finance, Warner worked as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mellon Leasing Corporation, where he had worked since 1988. Prior to that position, he was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He also held the position of Operations Manager at McDonnell Douglas Finance Corp. from 1985-1988.

Warner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Warner is a former Chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s board of directors and executive committee. He is also a member of the Leeds School of Business Board of Alumni and Friends at the University of Colorado Boulder.
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