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First Financial Appoints Sandoval as CFO and COO

June 10, 2015, 07:12 AM

First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (FFCSI), an independent provider of equipment leasing and financial solutions, announced the hiring of John Sandoval to serve in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sandoval will be responsible for the daily finance and operations of the company, and will further assist in the company’s continued growth plans.

Mr. Sandoval joins First Financial with over 25 years of leasing, finance, and strategic business development experience. He most recently served as Executive Vice President of CHG-MERIDIAN USA where he helped start and grow the US & Canadian operations of CHG-MERIDIAN.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone with John’s experience and leadership capabilities as our new CFO and COO,” said Tom Slevin, Co-Founder and Co-President. “He will be a great complement to our existing team.”

Prior to joining First Financial, Mr. Sandoval was responsible for nearly all facets of the US operations at CHG-MERIDIAN USA. He also helped grow two other start-up operations during his career, including Bank of the West’s Direct Bank Equipment Leasing Group, and City National Bank Equipment Leasing. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in Finance and Economics, and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California where he focused on Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

“John is a seasoned leasing and banking veteran with a superb track record in financial and strategic management,” said Richard Stebbins, Co-Founder and Co-President. “He has a keen understanding of operations, which will help us implement greater efficiencies and drive sustainable results.”

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