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Delta Financial Group Expands Team with Trio

March 06, 2023, 07:23 AM

Delta Financial Group (Delta), a certified service-disabled veteran owned equipment leasing company has expanded its team with Charlie A. Polansky, Thomas Messier and Stephen E. Nowak.

Polansky CPA, MBA, joins Delta as Chief Accounting Officer to oversee the company’s accounting, compliance and third-party reporting.  Polansky has over 15 years of experience in accounting, tax and finance, and has served in various roles in both public accounting and publicly traded companies. His previous work experience includes time at Grant Thornton, Roper Technologies and MarineMax.  Polansky is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.

Messier comes to Delta as Senior Vice President – Business Development and brings over 25 years of business development and leadership experience in the equipment finance industry. Messier has worked for independent and bank-owned equipment financing organizations, including CSI Leasing, US Bank Equipment Finance and Crestmark Equipment Finance. He specializes in originating and structuring equipment lease transactions designed for enterprise and middle-market companies for technology, material handling (MHE), healthcare, general manufacturing, and warehousing equipment.

Messier is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island – College of Business, with a BS in Marketing-Business Administration.

Nowak, MBA, BSME, joins Delta as Senior Vice President – Business Development. Nowak has over 25 years of business development and leadership experience in the equipment finance industry. Nowak led Sentry Equipment Finance financing efforts in IT, Clean Tech and Clean Energy equipment. Nowak was at Cisco Capital for 14 years where he structured equipment financing for end users and created collaborations between Cisco and its ecosystem partners and integrators to enable the most effective investment in impactful IT projects. Nowak began his career at GE Power as a Sales Engineer before moving to GE Capital Commercial Equipment Finance, where he spent 12 years originating and structuring equipment lease and loan transactions across multiple asset types and industries.

Nowak obtained an MBA from The University of Chicago-Booth School of Business and graduated from Union College with BS Mechanical Engineering and BA Economics degrees.

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