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Key Equipment Finance Names Brandt VP, Direct Originations Sales Team

June 18, 2013, 06:59 AM

Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp, announced it has named Mark A. Brandt vice president, direct origination sales team. In this role, Brandt will provide equipment loan and equipment leasing solutions to companies in the greater Texas market, as well as Oklahoma and Arkansas, and will be based in the Key Corporate Bank Dallas office.

“With 25 years of leasing and equipment finance experience, Mark is a strong addition to our direct sales team,” said Joe Messineo, region sales director, Key Equipment Finance. “I look forward to working with him to provide superior service to the many businesses with equipment financing needs in the greater Texas region.”

Before joining Key, Brandt worked for eight years at GE Capital, where he was senior vice president of originations. Previously, he worked in various management and finance positions at CitiCapital, The Associates, Heller Financial and Barclays.

Brandt earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin.
Key Equipment Finance is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its vendor services unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Key Equipment Finance also provides lease capital markets support for corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $8.5 billion in assets and originates nearly $4 billion of equipment financing annually. The company has management and operations bases in Albany, New York; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. The company, which supports clients in 17 countries, employs approximately 500 people worldwide and has been in the equipment financing business for 40 years.

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