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Wintrust Specialty Finance Appoints Schafer VP of Business Development – Technology

October 02, 2023, 07:10 AM

Wintrust Specialty Finance announced that Carol Schafer has joined the company as vice president of business development – technology. Schafer will be located in the Cincinnati area and is focused on expanding WSF’s overall Technology Vendor lending business nationwide. She joins a sales team led by Doug Nielsen – Chief Sales Officer.

“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the growing WSF team” Schafer said. “I am looking forward to contributing my skills, experience, and relationship breadth to the best-in-class vendor technology solutions offered by WSF. WFS’s client-centric approach to adding value to their existing and new vendor and financial services clients is a business platform that I am proud to bring into my business development efforts”.
Nielsen said, “I am so excited to have Carol join the dynamic WSF team. Carol spent the past 18 years with Key Equipment Finance and brings a wealth of knowledge, skill, and a consultative approach that aligns well with our philosophy of providing custom funding solutions uniquely designed for our partners. Carol will work with OEMs, vendor captives, and select nationwide wholesalers to assist them in selling more through financing.”

Schafer brings more than 34 years of experience to WSF. Before joining WSF, Carol held equipment lending roles at Key Equipment Finance, Key Government Finance, Siemens Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase, and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson.

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