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Stonebriar Names Griffin Director of Rail Leasing

March 07, 2016, 07:11 AM

Stonebriar Commercial Finance ("SCF") announced that Jeff Griffin has joined the company as Vice President and Director of Rail Leasing, initiating SCF's origination efforts in the rail sector.

Griffin joins SCF after spending the last 8 years with SMBC Rail Services and its predecessor companies where his role was to grow the company's customer base and market share of railcar leasing clients. Prior to that time he served as a National Account Manager and a Senior Account Manager at GE Rail Services over a four year period. Griffin started his career at Union Pacific Railroad where he spent 15 years in positions of increasing responsibility.

Jeff Wilkison, Senior Vice President of SCF stated "We're very pleased and fortunate to add Jeff to our staff as we ramp up our rail leasing operation. I've had the pleasure of working with Jeff for six years and his professionalism, knowledge of the rail industry and attention to his customers will be significant factors in our ability to build out the rail platform in the fashion we envision.

Mr. Griffin added "I am eager to join the SCF team. To be able to be a part of the start of the platform and help make the rail segment an important part of the overall company is very exciting."

Dave B. Fate, SCF President and CEO said "Jeff brings broad knowledge, extensive experience and strong relationships in rail leasing. He immediately makes SCF a leading provider of capital solutions to the rail industry"

Stonebriar is a privately held commercial finance company established in 2015 and based in Plano, TX. With financial backing from Security Benefit Corporation, Stonebriar is building a world class, multi-billion dollar platform of commercial loans and leases. Since its inception in April, Stonebriar has funded and committed to in excess of $550 million in financings. Stonebriar specializes in transactions for businesses in a wide variety of industries (aviation, rail, marine, transportation, manufacturing, energy and corporate real estate) throughout the entire credit spectrum located in the United States, Canada and select other foreign jurisdictions.

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