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Chesswood Group CFO Stevenson to Retire

March 11, 2021, 07:11 AM

Chesswood Group Limited announced Lisa Stevenson is retiring as Chesswood's Chief Financial Officer on March 19. Tobias Rajchel, who is currently Chesswood's Vice-President Finance, will become Chesswood's interim CFO.

"We thank Lisa for her 21 years of dedicated service and wish her well," said Ryan Marr, Chesswood President and CEO.

Stevenson has been the Director of Finance of Chesswood since February 2000. Prior to joining Chesswood, Stevenson was Controller of a leading public electronic commerce company. In addition to her CA, Stevenson has an MBA focusing in International Trade, as well as a Bachelor of Business Management.

Rajchel joined Chesswood Group in 2020 as VP, Finance. Prior to joining Chesswood, Rajchel was Director, Financial Reporting at Agellan Commercial REIT. His experience includes a position at Fiera Private Debt, and almost 10 years of audit experience at Ernst & Young across various industries, handling multiple complex accounting matters. Rajchel is a graduate of Schulich School of Business and holds a CPA, CA designation.

Chesswood Group Limited is North America's only publicly traded commercial equipment finance company focused on small and medium-sized businesses. Its Colorado-based Pawnee Leasing Corporation, founded in 1982, finances a highly diversified portfolio of commercial equipment leases and loans through relationships with over 600 independent brokers in the U.S. In Canada, Blue Chip Leasing Corporation has been originating and servicing commercial equipment leases and loans since 1996, and today operates through a nationwide network of more than 50 independent brokers. Located in Houston, TX, Tandem Finance Inc. provides equipment financing to small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S.

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