Mike Rooney wouldn’t be where he is today without determination, hard work and the friends he’s made along the way. Being a good leader requires patience, a strong resolve and knowing when to take a risk, and Rooney has learned when to take a chance on a potential employee regardless of industry standards.... read more
As president and chief operating officer of Encina Equipment Finance, Rick Matte uses his years of experience at larger organizations like GE Capital to inspire and drive a strong customer-focused business strategy and an emphasis on building highly-connected teams.... read more
Vol. 48 No. 4 2021
string(10) "David Beck"
string(25) "SVP of Commercial Leasing"
string(25) "Central Bank of St. Louis"
David Beck, senior vice president of commercial leasing at Central Bank of St. Louis, has worked through more than a few economic cycles, so he knows what it takes to deal with immediate challenges while keeping focus on future growth. ... read more
John Wolfe has taken the reins of M&T Bank’s Commercial Equipment Finance Group. Building off a solid equipment finance platform, Wolfe draws his inspiration from his mentor, Frank Campagna, who taught him to never forget there is always a client on the other end of every transaction.... read more
Ellen Comeaux is in a relatively new role at TIAA Bank, having been named senior vice president and commercial division sales leader last November, but three decades in the equipment finance industry have equipped her with all she needs to build a foundation for growth.... read more
A 30-year veteran of the equipment leasing industry, Joseph Pucci has led Meridian Equipment Finance to a great deal of success in its first year and a half in business by building a team-oriented culture and a relationship-based philosophy. ... read more
Frederick M. Van Etten has built and formed multiple equipment finance businesses during his long career in the industry and that experience has taught him that remaining patient and producing at a high level are the keys to not only gaining success but inspiring others.... read more
Dext Capital’s technology-forward philosophy helped the company “get it right” relative to adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic work environment. Kyin Lok, CEO of the company, explains the measures were already in place before the shutdowns as well as the new programs Dext Capital is rolling out to stay ahead of the curve.... read more