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May 30, 2014, 07:00 AM

Equipment Finance Advisor presents the equipment finance industry's exclusive summary of personnel headlines covered in the Daily eNews Blast during the month of May. Headlines are listed in chronological order beginning with the most recent announcements.

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Citi Names Head of Citi Commercial Bank in U.S.
Citi named Richard Banziger as head of Citi Commercial Bank in the U.S. A 30-year veteran of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, Banziger will lead the bank’s expanding middle-market banking business across the country.


AmeriQuest Appoints Director of Sales for Private Fleet, Carrier Division
Gary Case has been appointed Director of Sales, Private Fleet and Carrier Division, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services.


Element Appoints President to Head Railcar Finance, Aviation Finance Units
Element Financial announced the appointment of David D. McKerroll as President of Element Capital to oversee the further expansion and development of Element’s Railcar Finance and Aviation Finance business units.


Diversified Transportation Finance Expands Sales Team
Diversified Transportation Finance announced that it has hired Michelle Duran as Business Development Officer out of Salt Lake City, UT.  Duran will concentrate on working with trucking companies with fewer than 100 units to provide working capital and equipment finance


First Financial Promotes Wheatley to COO
First Financial Corporate Services announced the promotion of Brad Wheatley to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Wheatley has served as First Financial’s CFO for the past five years.


Marlin Names Chief Lending Officer for Marlin Business Bank
Marlin Business Services Corp. announced the hiring of George F. Coburn as Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Marlin Business Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Coburn will be based at the bank's headquarters in Utah.


Key EF Names Owen National Leasing Manager, Specialty Vehicles
Key Equipment Finance has named Cramer Owen national leasing manager, specialty vehicles. In this role, Owen will focus on establishing new relationships with manufacturers, dealers and end-users with the objective of providing equipment financing solutions to medium and large fleet specialty vehicle operators.


PHH Arval Appoints Chief Business Development Officer for North America
PHH Arval has announced Gary Anderson as senior vice president and chief business development officer for North America. In this role, Anderson will focus on growing PHH Arval North American business enhancing services with new and existing customers.


Century Tokyo Leasing Hires Arnone as SVP & Chief Originations Officer
Century Tokyo Leasing (USA) Inc. has hired Shawn Arnone as Senior Vice President & Chief Originations Officer. In this role, Shawn will lead an expanded effort to provide funding support to captive finance organizations, vendors and bank partners in servicing the funding needs of Japanese credits in North America.


Full Circle Capital Launches Healthcare Strategies - Gervais, Burklund to Lead
Full Circle Capital Corporation (“Full Circle Capital”) announced the appointment of Michael Gervais and Jonathan Burklund as Managing Directors of Full Circle Advisors LLC, the investment advisor to Full Circle Capital.


Huntington Equipment Finance Expands Leadership Team
Huntington Bank has appointed 30-year banking veteran Dan Fluharty SVP, Managing Director specialized equipment finance. Reporting to Huntington Equipment Finance President Michael DiCecco, Fluharty will oversee Huntington’s fast-growing business aviation and rail financing businesses and future specialized finance capabilities supporting major industries nationally.


GE Capital Markets Hires Joe Thompson to Support Vendor Finance Growth
GE Capital Markets announced that it has hired Joe Thompson as senior vice president to support GE Capital’s growing equipment and vendor finance business. He will be based in Irving, TX where GE Capital, Equipment Finance is headquartered.


Key EF Names Territory Manager, West Region
Key Equipment Finance has named Heather Valenty vice president and equipment finance territory manager for the west region. Valenty brings 10 years of experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with bank officers and middle market clients in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.


IDS Appoints Managing Director for APAC Region
International Decision Systems (IDS) announced the addition of Alison Posney as Managing Director for the APAC region. Ms. Posney was brought on board as part of IDS’s ongoing commitment to offer the highest level of products, services and customer support across the APAC region.


First National Capital Adds New VP of Operations
First National Capital Corporation (FNCC), a full-service commercial equipment and aviation finance provider, announced the addition of Candace J. Reinhart as Vice President of Operations.


Susquehanna Appoints Leader of Healthcare Equipment Finance Unit
Susquehanna Commercial Finance announced the appointment of Steve Jasiukiewicz to its business development team. Jasiukiewicz will lead the development of SCF’s Healthcare Equipment Finance Unit that will focus on establishing relationships with health systems, hospitals, physician groups, outpatient providers as well as equipment suppliers.


TEQlease Capital Appoints VP of Sales and Business Development
TEQlease Capital, a provider of equipment lease financing solutions for businesses and educational institutions across the United States, announced the appointment of Brian Link as Vice President of Sales and Business Development.


Signature Financial Hires Two Sales Executives, Continues Expansion
Signature Financial, LLC announced the appointment of two sales professionals.  Meredith (Meri) Berger was appointed Executive Sales Officer, based in Signature Financial’s corporate office in Melville, Long Island, N.Y.  Stephanie Paysse was also named Executive Sales Officer, and will be based in Coral Gables, Fla.


NXT Capital Equipment Finance Expands Origination Team
NXT Capital announced that it has hired Shinji Muto as a Director of Originations. Based in Stamford, CT, Muto will be responsible for NXT Capital Equipment Finance’s origination efforts in the Northeast. 


Scott Finlinson Joins Onset Financial as Corporate Counsel
Scott Finlinson has joined Onset Financial as their Corporate Counsel. Finlinson possesses more than 15 years of legal expertise in corporate law & governance, tax law, and real property matters.


Equify Financial Hires Equipment Finance Sales Leader, Senior Risk Officer
Equify Financial, LLC announced the addition of Kirk Mann and Randy Randy Talley to the Equify team. Mann will be responsible for a team of District Managers across the western half of the country focused on equipment finance originations. Talley will serve as Senior Risk Officer over its transportation, capital markets, asset-based lending, and real estate business.


Crestmark Creates National SBA Division, Adds Key Hires
Crestmark announced the expansion of their SBA loan products with the creation of a division focused entirely on national SBA finance. This strategic and dedicated national expansion has been enhanced by the addition of three talented and experienced individuals.


Washington Federal Names Michael Brown Arizona Regional President
Washington Federal has named Michael Brown as Arizona Regional President.. In his new role, Brown will be responsible for all Company operations and activity throughout the state of Arizona.

Founder / Publisher | Equipment Finance Advisor
Michael Toglia is the Founder, Publisher and CEO of Equipment Finance Advisor.

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.

Toglia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. in Finance.

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