Encina Equipment Finance Adds Two GE Capital Veterans

Encina Equipment Finance added two executives to strengthen its commercial and finance teams.

David Johnson joined Encina Equipment Finance as managing director, business development and is focused on originating new equipment loans and leases for non-investment grade companies. Prior to joining Encina, Johnson was responsible for raising capital facilities for equipment finance and specialty finance clients for two broker-dealers: Brean Capital and KGS-Alpha. Previously, Johnson held several roles over nine years with GE Capital and GE-Antares Capital, where he focused primarily on originating, structuring and underwriting securitization facilities. Prior to joining GE, Johnson worked on the securitization desk and the credit team at Barclays Capital.

Carlos Nascimento joined Encina Equipment Finance as senior vice president, finance and is focused on financial planning and analysis, and treasury activities, including the operation and further expansion of Encina Equipment Finance’s financing facilities. Prior to joining Encina, Nascimento was a senior manager in corporate treasury at GE Capital, where he led efforts to analyze and enhance reporting on industrial cash flows. Prior that role, Nascimento held positions of increasing responsibility at JP Morgan, Synchrony Financial and GE Capital’s commercial real estate division.

Johnson and Nascimento will both be based at Encina Equipment Finance’s headquarters in Westport, CT.

“I am delighted to welcome David and Carlos to EEF,” Rick Matte, president and chief commercial officer of Encina Equipment Finance, said. “David has a demonstrated track record of developing strong relationships and executing on customer-centric solutions for sponsors and equipment finance companies. Carlos is a seasoned financial leader with relevant experience in treasury management, planning and forecasting, and analysis that are essential for EEF. Each of David and Carlos will be instrumental in driving and enabling EEF’s plans to further grow its high quality equipment finance portfolio.”

Launched in June 2017, Encina Equipment Finance provides loans and leases ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million and secured by essential-use machinery and equipment.

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