Executive Profiles

Financial Pacific Leasing

Paul Menzel, CEO of Financial Pacific Leasing, is no stranger to tough times. But with strict adherence to pricing for risk and solid funding relationships, Menzel sees Financial Pacific poised to take advantage of promising growth opportunities both today and tomorrow.... read more

CapitalSource Corporate Asset Finance

Once again the industry took notice when in the final days of 2009, CapitalSource announced that 30-year leasing veteran Laird Boulden would launch the company’s new corporate asset finance division. Less than two months into the endeavor, the Monitor spoke with Boulden about his vision for the new venture, his departure from Tygris and the rationale behind the bold initiative.... read more

Commonwealth Capital

The story of Commonwealth Capital Corp. is one of a 32-year evolution. As an income fund offering lucrative investment opportunities to qualified investors on one hand, and a consistent source of funds to the industry on the other, the company’s story is an extraordinary one. ... read more

TD Equipment Finance

Anthony Sasso is upbeat about the future. And these days, that’s saying a lot. As the leader of TD Equipment Finance, he shares his outlook for the equipment leasing industry as a whole and where his operation fits inside of the TD Bank franchise. Armed with a customer-centric culture, committed leadership and a strong team of professionals, Sasso finds it somewhat difficult to contain his enthusiasm.... read more

The ‘New’ PNC Equipment Finance — A Year in the Making

In a formal announcement on November 6, the equipment finance units of National City and The PNC Financial Services Group were joined together under one name as PNC Equipment Finance; and who better to lead the new unit than Vince Rinaldi, who 25 years ago founded the tiny firm that today is among the top-five largest bank leasing companies in the nation.... read more

First American Equipment Finance

First American Equipment Finance founder and CEO Bill Verhelle gave up a promising career in law to follow a passion for entrepreneurship. Nearly 15 years later, his company, First American Equipment Finance, is successfully riding out the recession and continuing to realize double-digit growth while taking the time to give back to the community. At the same time, Verhelle and his company seek to “do right” for their customers and work toward the greater good.... read more

SL Financial Services

Since its launch in 2000 with a staff of four, Connecticut-based SL Financial — a subsidiary of Germany’s Landesbank Baden-Württemberg — has grown its staff five-fold, opened offices both north and south of the U.S. border, and broke half-a-billion dollars in managed assets. In recognition of its debut on the Monitor 100, we asked CEO Klaus Knuth to tell us how the company did it. ... read more

Huntington Bank Equipment Finance

For Robert Allanson, president of Huntington Bank Equipment Finance, it’s all about simplicity, stability and longevity. And that comes from working with a core group of associates for more than 20 years and focusing on the things that matter in the equipment finance business.... read more

SG Equipment Finance USA

Pascal Bouillon, CEO of SG Equipment Finance USA, finds himself on his third U.S. assignment — this time at the helm of the business he was instrumental in creating in 2006. Just having completed its first full year of U.S. operation, Bouillon shares the French banking giant’s rationale for entering the U.S. leasing market.... read more

Main Street National Bank

Straightforward, industrious and self-assured are just a few of the first impressions one gets when speaking with Tom Depping, chairman and CEO of Main Street National Bank of Kingwood, TX. ... read more

Financial Federal Demonstrates the Wisdom of Sticking to Its Knitting

While conventional thinking emphasizes the necessity of adaptation and change, once in a while a company comes along that seems to defy this commonly held belief. One such company is Financial Federal, which despite the meltdown in the financial services sector, illustrates the wisdom of maintaining a focus on what it does best.... read more

Molloy Associates & The Monitor

In planning the Monitor’s 35th anniversary edition, it became evident that this issue wouldn’t be complete without input from our publisher, Jerry Parrotto. As is his style, Jerry rose to the challenge and reached back to his early days as an executive recruiter to bring clarity to the somewhat unusual evolution of a recruiting firm into a media company.... read more

Balboa Capital’s Silva Stresses Uncommon Effort, a Return to the Fundamentals

Balboa Capital’s new president Phil Silva loves the equipment leasing and finance industry. And that excitement is evident as we called on him to discuss his career, the company’s future and the state of the industry. ... read more

Industry Execs Form Tygris Commercial Finance

Tygris Commercial Finance made headlines this May when the company launched with a $2.1 billion capital raise, the largest ever seen in the industry, from 90 individual investors. The Monitor spoke with five executives from the newly formed business regarding how they did it and what we can expect to see from Tygris in the future.... read more

Velocity Financial Group

Without question, we live in times best characterized as rapidly changing — it could be said we live in an age of velocity. And, as most in our industry would acknowledge, the leasing world is no exception to this dynamic. It might not be surprising, therefore, that in the spring of 2007, a group of seasoned information technology (IT) leasing professionals announced the formation of a de novo independent leasing company named Velocity Financial Group.... read more

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