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Building an Adaptive and Responsive Equipment Finance Company

Date: Feb 21, 2022 @ 08:00 PM
Filed Under: Industry Trends

In this exclusive interview with Quentin Cote, President and Chief Operating Officer, Orion First, meets with Michael Toglia, Publisher, Equipment Finance Advisor to share his unique insights into the importance of building a responsive and adaptive equipment finance company. Cote also discusses what it takes today for lessors/lenders to compete in the evolving market, and small business lending dynamics for equipment finance companies. As Cote states, equipment finance organizations need to dismantle industry templates of trying to do everything for everyone in order to compete.

Quentin Cote
President & Chief Operating Officer | Orion First
Quentin Cote is President & COO of Orion First. His responsibilities include leading the teams managing business development, client relationship management, contract operations and Orion’s finances.

Quentin’s 31 years in the finance industry and proven track record in private investing, specialty finance, structured finance, capital markets and finance company operations provide him valuable relationships, experience and expertise in helping Orion deliver its services and further develop its offerings. In his past roles, Quentin has served as Vice President at State Street Bank, Director at Sherman Financial Group, Managing Director at Babson Capital Management (now Barings), and Head of Private Investments at Cambridge Place Investment Management.

Quentin works to support strong partnerships with our clients and help the business development team acquire new relationships. Additionally, he is supporting new product and process development to ensure that Orion stands as a leader in delivering portfolio insights, strong performance, and a rewarding obligor experience.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the MIT Sloan School of Management, Mr. Cote currently resides in Boston with his wife. His hobbies include spending time outdoors, golf, lacrosse, and travel.
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