Haver Joins Orion First as SVP, Director of Contract Operations

Orion First named Jaimie Haver, CLFP, its new senior vice president and director of contract operations. A veteran of the equipment finance industry, Haver has been responsible for building back offices for scaling companies, including banks and independent lessors.

“We are very excited to have Jaimie joining the team here at Orion,” Quentin Cote, president of Orion First, said. “She brings a strong operational process focus and an ability to build strong and trusted relationships with her industry peers. It’s a rare combination of skills. It blends perfectly with Orion’s culture.”

Haver will be filling the role left by Jenny Dubinsky, CLFP, who stepped down to pursue other career goals. In a role that depends on relationship-building, leadership and process discipline, Haver embodies all three skills.

“She’ll help strengthen our focus on providing a meaningful partnership with each of our clients,” Cote said.

In previous roles, including as senior vice president of operations for commercial equipment leasing at Hanmi Bank, Haver inspired colleagues with her passion for the equipment finance industry and enthusiasm for impeccable service, consistency, compliance and decisiveness. Her open communication and leadership style enables her to improve team performance and to course correct quickly when necessary. Haver is invested in the improvement and advocacy of the industry, “believing it is essential for equipment finance businesses to self-police and enforce better practices.”

Haver serves as a member of the advisory council for Equipment Finance Cares and is chair of the organization’s fundraising committee. She has also served on both the Women’s Council of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, the subcommittee for the ELFA’s Women in Leadership Mentoring Program and as a long-time board member of Beyond Blindness, formerly known as Blind Children’s Learning Center in Tustin, CA.

“We are thrilled to have Jaimie on the team,” Dave Schaefer, CEO of Orion First, said. “It’s rare to find someone of Jaimie’s caliber who also knows our company as well as many of our clients. She’ll be able to hit the ground running and help Orion get to the next level.”

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