SLR Equipment Finance Names Leach VP of Risk Department

Amanda Sapienza Leach joined SLR Equipment Finance as vice president of the risk department. In her new role, Leach will utilize her prior experience in credit analysis and financial services to help grow SLR Equipment Finance’s evolving financial solutions platform.

Leach was most recently vice president of credit at Nexseer Capital, where she primarily focused on supporting the company’s direct originations and capital markets business channels as well as portfolio management functions. Prior to Nexseer, she served as credit manager at Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing, underwriting middle-market transactions while also playing a lead role in both the development and ongoing maintenance of its vendor-driven credit scoring model and operations.

“I look forward to bringing my industry and underwriting experience to SLR Equipment Finance,” Leach said. “SLR has a proven track record and a skilled team of equipment financing professionals providing unique financing solutions. I look forward to growing SLR’s financing services and working with our partners.”

“We welcome Amanda, her energy and experience in underwriting and her valued analytics aptitude to SLR Equipment Finance,” Shari Williams, chief risk officer at SLR Equipment Finance, said. “She has a track record of solid performance and a wide breath of industry experience.  I am confident she will be a strong contributor and leader to the SLR Equipment Finance risk team.”

Leach obtained the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation in December 2021.

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