Katharine Harris was first introduced to the equipment finance industry when performing outreach for small business energy retrofit projects. Early in her career, she joined a rotational leadership training program, where she gained experience at an independent equipment finance company, an experience she credits with providing a strong foundation for her professional growth. Harris landed in operations on the documentation team at GSG Financial and quickly rose up the ranks to documentation manager and, later, associate vice president of operations.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
“Diversity and inclusivity aren’t just an end, they’re a means to advance our industry. New faces bring fresh ideas. I’m excited to see equipment finance continue to evolve — from technological innovations, to novel deal structures and emerging markets.”
As vice president of operations at OnPoint Capital, Harris manages a team across the documentation, funding and account management departments. She prioritizes continued learning, professional growth and big picture understanding.
Challenging the status quo is an OnPoint Capital core value that Harris takes to heart. She approaches issues with a fresh perspective and eschews complacence. She instills these values in her team and hopes to see them embraced by the equipment finance industry at large. Providing first in class service to customers, partners and captive affiliates requires creativity and a well-rounded understanding of all the stakeholders in a transaction.
“Katharine is the leader of our operations team. She constantly strives to improve our processes, which in turn improves the customer experience.She does a great job coaching her team and challenging them to reach their full potential,” Walter Stranzl, president of OnPoint Capital, says. “Her thirst for additional success is evidenced in her commitment to continuing education, whether it is industry specific or related to personal skill development. She has built strong relationships with banking partners, customers and vendors, which has contributed to the continued success of OnPoint Capital.”
At OnPoint, Harris launched the Automate 2020 initiative to maximize the use of automated systems and minimize the need for manual or duplicative tasks. Her efforts have streamlined operations workflow, promoted role definition and created a standardized training and performance rubric for employees. In parallel to internal efficiencies, Harris continues to emphasize the importance of personalized service and says relationship building sets her team apart.
She has participated in ETAC events and spearheaded OnPoint’s 2020 LeasePAC campaign.
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