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Century Tokyo Leasing Hires Arnone as SVP & Chief Originations Officer

May 20, 2014, 07:00 AM

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.

Shawn joins Century Tokyo with extensive experience in both the vendor markets as well as capital markets and will leverage his years of experience to grow this sector. Shawn came to Central Tokyo from RBS Citizens Asset Finance, where he was senior vice president of its vendor finance business. In his prior roles, Shawn was senior vice president of wholesale finance at EverBank Commercial Finance and senior vice president of global business development at both CIT and Key Equipment Finance.

Shawn attended St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ, and earned an MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York, NY. He is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and serves on its Captive and Vendor Council.

Kohei Hosoya, President of Century Tokyo Leasing (USA) Inc., related, “We have been growing consistently over the past few years but we see a bigger opportunity to be the go to lender for Japanese credits. Our understanding of the market will provide our partners with unparalleled speed in the approval process and access to capital with minimal amounts of financial data for the credits we know well. We are pleased to have Shawn join our senior leadership team to help us grow our business.”

Shawn Arnone reported, “Our niche is very specific and specialized: Supporting the market needs to underwrite and purchase credits in our sweet spot. We want to be known through all sectors as the lender and partner of choice when it comes to Japanese credits.  My role will be to develop closer working relationships across the market to accomplish this objective”.

Since 1964, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation is one of the largest leasing companies in Japan with a broad global network of leasing companies specializing in IT-related and industrial equipment.  CTL is a member of Mizuho Financial Group, the second largest Japanese financial group. The largest shareholder is the Itochu Corporation, a leading global firm. Established in 1985, Century Tokyo Leasing USA is the US arm of the parent whose primary business is the leasing of a wide spectrum of equipment including IT systems, construction and industrial machinery, machine tools, healthcare equipment, office products and commercial vehicles.

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