Patricia Voorhees has spent her career working at the intersection of technology and commercial finance, crafting strategic alliances, M&A deals and business strategies that create value. As a director in The Alta Group’s strategy and competitive alignment and M&A practices, Voorhees developed the fintech focus area for the firm and is a trusted advisor to companies across the fintech and equipment finance industry, helping them with strategy, new market entry and M&A related services.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
“I believe diverse teams do better at mitigating risk and creating innovation. In the midst of the health, economic, social justice and climate crises we face, certainly capital and innovative financial products and services can help provide solutions, so I believe it is imperative for our industry to dramatically increase the diversity in leadership.”
“I have been a colleague and customer of Patricia’s multiple times for more than 20 years and I can say there’s no one with a better understanding of our industry from all perspectives. From the early days as an IBM customer of Patricia’s, it was apparent that she derives her strength from her genuine interest in understanding the people she works with and the challenges they face, a pattern that continued throughout the years we worked together. Fast forward a couple of decades and it was Patricia, with her broad knowledge of our industry accumulated through her diverse experience, that we called upon to help us with a strategic planning exercise,” Ryan Collison, president and CEO of Hitachi Capital America, says.
Voorhees joined Alta in 2015. Prior to Alta, she spent 16 years at GE Capital, where she held several key executive positions, including strategic pricing leader focused on portfolio optimization during the Great Recession, president of the office imaging finance business and managing director of M&A. She began her career at IBM as a systems engineer, entering equipment finance after a job offer from her then customer, GE Capital.
Some of her notable accomplishments have included leading multi-billion-dollar acquisitions in office imaging, franchise finance and inventory finance, and leading an office imaging finance business through a critical fix or sell process. In her M&A work, Voorhees loves the chance to work with a team of talented colleagues to bring deals over the finish line.
Voorhees is a co-founder of the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council, a member of NYC Fintech Women, and a frequent industry speaker and contributor to industry trade publications. Outside of the industry, she serves on the board of two Connecticut non-profits, The Bridge to Independence and Career Opportunities, which is focused on job training and breaking the cycle of poverty, and The Bethel Arts Council.
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