In 2014, East West Bank launched its Equipment Finance division and hired industry veteran Jule Kreyling to take the helm. Now, only five years later, East West has made it onto the Monitor 100 at a respectable 76. Monitor’s senior editor, Nadine Bonner, sat down with Jule and asked him, “how did they do it?”
CHRIS CHIAPPETTA (FIRST MIDWEST)
Five years from launch and more than $280 million funded assets later, Chris Chiappetta and the First Midwest Bank Equipment Finance team continue to develop on the strong foundation of National Machine Tool Financial Corporation, a business he founded more than 20 years earlier. To learn more about their strategy and growth, Monitor editorial board member and managing director, Santander CEF, Vince Belcastro interviewed Chiappetta.
FRED VAN ETTEN (MIDLAND EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
New name, same game, as a highly experienced leadership team of equipment finance veterans with a proven track record looks to set new tracks towards success. To learn more about their strategy and growth, Monitor editorial board member and managing director, Santander CEF, Vince Belcastro interviewed Fred Van Etten, president.
JODY GREEN (CBI EQUIPMENT FINANCE)
In an interview with Nadine Bonner, Monitor’s senior editor, Jody Green confesses that he’s been president of Commerce Bank Equipment Finance for “about a minute,” before this interview! Which is almost true. Green was promoted to the top spot in January 2019 following the retirement of 25-year veteran Roger May.
MICHAEL MAIORINO (PEOPLE’S UNITED BANK)
People’s United Bank has been expanding its reach in the equipment finance area. To learn about the strategy behind the bank’s recent acquisitions and its future goals, Monitor editorial board member and chief marketing officer at Leaf Commercial Capital, Michelle Speranza, interviewed Michael Maiorino.