Wingspire Equipment Finance Appoints Shipley Chief Commercial Officer

Wingspire Equipment Finance hired Craig Shipley as its new chief commercial officer. Shipley has experience in sales and operations leadership and a history of driving strategic growth, fostering talent development and achieving sales goals.

Shipley’s background encompasses sales leadership, P&L responsibility, strategic planning, partnership development and marketing. With experience spanning the full spectrum of equipment financing, Shipley will lead Wingspire Equipment Finance’s commercial operations. Shipley was previously executive vice president at BankFinancial Equipment Finance and also has prior experience at firms such as BMO Harris Bank, Cisco Systems Capital and the Macquarie Group.

Shipley believes in creating a positive and productive workplace culture that promotes the well-being of employees. He advocates for creating an environment that enables employees to thrive and contribute to the fullest.

“We are delighted to welcome Craig Shipley to our executive team,” Eric Freeman, CEO of Wingspire Equipment Finance, said. “Craig’s extensive experience and leadership qualities are what Wingspire Equipment Finance needs as we expand our reach and enhance our clients’ offerings. His commitment to strategic growth, focus on developing people and fostering a positive culture will be invaluable as we move forward.”

“I am honored to join such a dynamic and forward-thinking team,” Shipley said. “Wingspire Equipment Finance has established itself as a leading provider of equipment financing solutions. I am excited to contribute to its mission of supporting the growth and success of private equity backed middle-market companies. Together, we will continue to build on this strong foundation, driving financing innovation and the highest standard of service in everything we do.”

As chief commercial officer, Shipley will play a role in shaping the strategic direction of Wingspire Equipment Finance’s sales and operations, focusing on expanding its market presence, enhancing customer relationships and driving overall growth.

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