Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Kristina Kinyon

by Monitor Staff Nov/Dec 2021

Kristina Kinyon,
Credit Manager,
Dext Capital

Kristina Kinyon began her career in commercial finance with a sales-centric organization that provided financing to non-bankable customers. This is where she learned the value of credit and sales teams working together and discovered the importance of getting to know customers and understanding the individual characteristics of each business.


“My enthusiasm lies in educating people entering the workforce about the equipment finance industry’s diverse and rewarding career paths. It is an exciting field full of mentors where a person can not only be a collaborative team member, but can also use their individual creativity to help businesses in many industries.”

Kinyon joined Dext Capital as credit manager in late 2018. Since then, she has used her foundation of experience to get to know and learn about a variety of businesses. She regularly collaborates with others across the organization to find financing solutions for customers.

“Kristina isn’t your traditional underwriter — strictly crunching numbers and rendering a decision. She has mastered the ability to see the story behind the numbers, review anticipated future success in a forward-thinking manner and then blending all these factors to create a more informed decision, allowing Dext Capital to create solutions for our customers,” Lou Altobelli, senior vice president and national sales manager at Dext Capital, says.

Kinyon enjoys working with others, whether it is mentoring other analysts, developing and implementing process improvements or contributing to the many exciting projects of a premier equipment finance company. Kinyon is quick to promote Dext Capital by sharing its successes and letting others know about the strengths of the company, which has helped attract other valuable team members.

“Kristina’s career in the leasing industry and with Dext Capital is marked by her collaborative approach to putting deals together by working closely with sales team members and customers to create sensible solutions that meet customers’ needs,” Scott Eshleman, chief risk officer at Dext Capital, says. “She manages the most complex credit requests for Dext Capital because her technical skills are second to none and her ability to identify and mitigate risk is one of her biggest strengths. Perhaps her best quality is her willingness to train and mentor new credit analysts by sharing her knowledge of underwriting, workload management and working with sales team members to put deals together.”

Kinyon has been fortunate to work with leaders that impart their knowledge and share experiences while encouraging independence, creativity and having fun. Kinyon is excited about continuing to expand her knowledge of the equipment finance industry and is enthusiastic about contributing to Dext Capital’s bright future.

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