NFS Leasing appointed Eric P. Renaud chief credit officer. Renaud replaced Mark Blaisdell, who announced his retirement and will continue to serve as a senior advisor for the company.
In his role as chief credit officer, Renaud will provide strategic and operational leadership for all aspects of credit and risk management for NFS Leasing.
A credit risk professional with more than 30 years of experience, Renaud joined NFS Leasing in May of 2021 as senior vice president of credit. Prior to that, he served as division president of Thrive Payments and also held a variety of executive positions in operations, credit and portfolio management at Direct Capital, CIT and Firestone Financial.
“Eric has been a very notable and solid addition to our executive team. He brings years of operational and strategic excellence in credit and risk management and has already made a significant impact on our team. I know that Eric will continue to add tremendous value as we grow the business and I am grateful to have him on board,” Ashley Whyman, president of NFS Leasing, said.
“Our clients are not just numbers on a spreadsheet to us,” Renaud said. “We want to learn about the stories behind the numbers to provide creative financing solutions and structures to support the unique, non-traditional financing needs of our customers without the rigid and obsolete credit requirements that come with traditional lending programs.”
Renaud holds the Certified Franchise Executive designation and has served as a speaker and panelist at various conferences covering risk management and business lending.
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