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First American Creates 30 New Positions, Expands Rochester Headquarters

February 12, 2016, 07:15 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

After completing its third consecutive year of greater than 25% organic growth, Rochester, NY-based First American Equipment Finance will hire to fill 30 newly-created positions at its headquarters in 2016. The financial services firm expanded its state-of-the-art office space to accommodate its growth during 2015 and will expand again in 2016.

The majority of the hiring will take place in the company’s Commercial Lending Development Program for recent college graduates and MBAs.  First American employs 170 full-time employees.  In 2015, First American was recognized by FORTUNE as one of the 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services and among the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.

“In 2015, First American experienced its fifth consecutive record breaking year, growing new business volume to $414 million,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First American.  “Our performance is entirely due to our hardworking professionals whose dedication and passion for serving clients is inspiring.  I am honored to work with this remarkable group of business professionals.”

The office expansion includes three additional videoconference suites, expanding First American’s strategy of virtually connecting with business clients across the U.S.  The new space also includes 30 additional workstations, high definition digital signage, plus conference rooms and collaboration areas featuring the latest technology.

First American Equipment Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, CA-based City National Bank.  First American is ranked among the largest equipment finance companies in the United States.  First American has been recognized eight times on the Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 listing of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.  First American has also been recognized four times among the Best Places to Work in New York State (10-249 employees), as one of Fortune Magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services and Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, as well as the newest Entrepreneur Magazine Top Company Cultures ranking.

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