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March Personnel Headlines

March 31, 2014, 07:00 AM

Equipment Finance Advisor presents the first in a new series of blogs summarizing industry personnel announcements covered in the Daily eNews Blast. March was a busy month in our industry as readers will note from the number of announcements. Headlines are listed in chronological order beginning with the most recent announcements.

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Blandi Joins LFC Capital as Managing Director
LFC Capital announced that James Blandi has joined the equipment leasing and finance company as a Managing Director. Mr. Blandi will focus on helping health care providers finance needed medical and related equipment for diagnostic imaging, IT, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, and other applications.


People’s Capital and Leasing Promotes Urquhart to President/CEO
Michael "Micky" Urquhart, a 17-year veteran of People's Capital and Leasing Corp. (PCLC), a subsidiary of People's United Bank, will be promoted to President and CEO of PCLC as of March 31, following the retirement of Vincent Cianciolo.


Webster Bank Names New Chief Marketing Officer
Webster Bank has named Dawn C. Morris as its new executive vice president and chief marketing officer.  Morris reports directly to Jim Smith, chairman and chief executive officer, and is based in Webster's corporate headquarters in Waterbury.


Triumph Commercial Adds Equipment Finance Sales Manager in Midwest
Triumph Commercial Finance, a provider of asset based lending, accounts receivable financing (factoring) and equipment finance solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, announced the addition of Guy Schaefer to its equipment finance division as Vice President, Regional Sales Manager.


NationaLease Appoints Stopka Vice President
NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Andy Stopka as Vice President of Member Programs, reporting to Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services.


Accord Financial Names Keating EVP for U.S. Subsidiary
Accord Financial announced that Terry M. Keating has been named Executive Vice President. Mr. Keating will be responsible for leading growth and expansion initiatives for the U.S. subsidiary of Accord Financial Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based leading provider of working capital and term lending facilities.


CIT Appoints Group Head of CIT Corporate Finance, Healthcare
CIT Group appointed William Douglass Group Head and Managing Director of CIT Corporate Finance, Healthcare, effective immediately. He previously served as Underwriting Manager for the Group.


Hitachi BF Continues Expansion; Hires Mitchell to Lead Southeast Market
Hitachi Business Finance today announced that Christopher Mitchell has joined their team as Regional Vice President, Business Development. Mitchell will concentrate his efforts on attracting new clients in the Southeast region.


Bostonia Partners Expands Federal Energy, Infrastructure Finance Practice
Bostonia Partners LLC has announced that Scott J. Foster has joined the firm as a managing director. Foster is a proven leader in federal infrastructure finance, having completed over $4 billion of financings covering all asset classes essential to the U.S. Government.


Orion First Financial Adds New SVP, Business Development Officer
Orion First Financial, LLC announced that Joe Collins, formerly an Account Executive with International Decision Systems, has joined Orion First Financial as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer.


Benetrends Adds Two Franchise Finance Specialists
Benetrends announced it has added two finance specialists to its Philadelphia-area corporate team as part of its growth plan for 2014. The company appointed Stacey Kuzniasz as SBA Funding Specialist and Britt Blakeley as Senior Sales Consultant.


Key Equipment Finance Names Leasing Manager for Michigan
Key Equipment Finance has named Gregory S. Leymon leasing manager for Michigan. In this role, Leymon will provide equipment financing solutions to middle-market clients and prospects in Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan.


Beacon Funding Expands Sales Force for Commercial Vehicle Financing
Beacon Funding announced the addition of three seasoned leasing consultants — Scott Chrenka, Phil Hammond and Donald Seeley — to its equipment financing and leasing team, expanding its capabilities in the commercial vehicle financing market.


ZRG Partners Hires Chief Operating Officer to Manage Growth
ZRG Partners announced that Stacey Mainiero, has been brought on board to fill the newly created position within the company, of Chief Operating Officer. Stacey will manage and oversee the daily activities worldwide.


Bogdan Named VP of Sales for AmeriQuest Transportation
Matt Bogdan has been promoted to Vice President of Sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services, financial solutions, and operational support services.


Balboa Hires Syndications Veteran for Middle-Market Financing Division
Balboa Capital announced the addition of Jim Motley to its growing Enterprise Division, which facilitates transactions from $500,000 to $50 million for middle market companies throughout the United States.


Triumph Commercial Finance Expands Equipment Finance Originations Team
Triumph Commercial Finance, a provider of asset based lending, accounts receivable financing (factoring) and equipment finance solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, announced the addition of Bill King to its equipment finance division as Vice President, Regional Sales Manager.

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Michael Toglia's experience in commercial finance spans over 30 years having held various roles in senior management, business origination, capital markets and commercial credit underwriting. Prior to entering the publishing industry, Toglia served as Vice President of Capital Markets and as the National Sales Manager for both the Equipment Finance and Asset-Based Lending Divisions of Textron Financial Corporation. He also held various roles with General Electric Capital and CIT Group.

Toglia currently serves as Marketing Chair for the TMA Philadlephia/Wilmington Chapter. Toglia served as the Executive Director/CEO of the National Equipment Finance Association from 2018-2020 and has been an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association having served two terms as a member of the Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee.

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