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LEAF Promotes Four to Senior Vice President

April 24, 2019, 07:30 AM

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of People’s United Bank, N.A., announced the promotion of Bill Gallagher, Sandy Graydus, Mike McKie and Paul Tyczkowski to LEAF’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice Presidents.

Gallagher, LEAF’s Corporate Controller since 2011, has successfully managed company financials, including playing an instrumental role in doubling LEAF’s size over the past few years alone. Leading LEAF’s accounting and tax teams as an SVP, Gallagher continues to leverage his deep technical and market insight to successfully navigate an increasingly complex accounting and tax environment, especially when coupled with M&A activity.

Graydus has been instrumental in developing and directing LEAF’s operational support strategy. As SVP of Corporate Operations, she brings a high level of market understanding and business acumen to the executive leadership team, supporting business growth across channels. A tremendous contributor to the company’s growth, she also plays a key role in the successful integration of acquisitions.

McKie has kept LEAF at the forefront of financing technology since the company’s beginning in 2011. As SVP of IT Program Management and Director of LEAF’s Project Management Office, he leads the continued advancement of LEAF’s easy-to-use and secure finance platform, ensuring a seamless interface with various clients, as well as system integration for acquisitions. He joins the executive leadership team with a comprehensive understanding of the tech landscape, emerging technologies, and the equipment financing industry.

Tyczkowski develops and oversees the implementation of financial and strategic initiatives critical to enhancing LEAF’s in-market value proposition, including leading the incubation of new client opportunities for its sales teams, as well as providing business support for its future Core Systems 2.0. As SVP of Finance, he leverages his extensive financial planning and business intelligence expertise to guide LEAF’s strategic direction and rapid growth.

“With these promotions, we’re pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of Bill, Sandy, Mike and Paul,” said Crit DeMent, LEAF Chairman and CEO. “Their drive, talent and strategic thinking are essential to LEAF’s continued success, and we’re excited to have them onboard our executive leadership team.”

Joining executive team members John Beard, Michelle Speranza, Brian Kestenbaum and Earle Compton, the newly expanded leadership team will focus on continuing to refine LEAF’s growth strategy as customer needs and the broader market climate evolves.

“Bill, Sandy, Mike and Paul demonstrate a remarkable capacity to further LEAF’s core mission of supporting the success of the businesses we serve,” said Miles Herman, LEAF President and Chief Operating Officer. “Their work exemplifies the confident, creative problem-solving that has driven LEAF’s position as an industry-leading specialized lender, and we look forward to adding their wealth of insight to our executive leadership team.

LEAF is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Moberly, MO, Orange, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Dallas, TX.

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