LeaseQ is a marketplace and finance technology platform company that connects businesses, equipment sellers, and finance companies to make selling and financing equipment easy, fast, and cost effective. The LeaseQ Platform is a free, configurable and customizable cloud based SaaS solution with a suite of on-demand software and data solutions for the equipment financing industry. The LeaseQ platform has been purpose-built to deliver 3 major benefits to equipment financing today:
Nelson Russell is President and CEO of LeaseQ. He joined the company after serving on the board since 2017. Mr. Russell spent most of his career with State Street Bank & Trust, where most recently he was Senior Managing Director in the Global Markets Division overseeing securitization activity in North America. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Russell had over-lapping roles as Credit Officer providing credit enhancement for securitizations, Risk Manager for all commercial-paper conduit activity, and Manager of Conduit Administration. From 1985 until 1992, Mr. Russell managed M&A and private placement transactions for State Street Boston Capital Corp. in a number of industries, with a concentration in the financial services industry. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Russell was an Officer at Bank of America in New York lending to financial institutions. Mr. Russell graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from Colby College and holds an M.B.A. from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
John is VP, Funding Operations at LeaseQ. With more than 35 years of experience in financial services, he is responsible for developing LeaseQ’s funding team, and expanding the network of lenders on the LeaseQ platform to provide coverage for all equipment types, geographies, and credit classes. Prior to LeaseQ, John was a Senior Director at EMC Corporation, managing an active $4.5 billion financing portfolio and global lending relationships. He also has extensive experience in program development and implementation, credit analysis, collection management, complex deal structuring, funding and new business development.
Michael Hadzipanajotis, CPA, is the CFO of LeaseQ. Before joining LeaseQ, Mike held executive roles at several banks. At Santander Bank, Mike was vice president of planning and MIS systems. At MIT’s Federal Credit Union he served as vice president of finance and CFO. Prior to that, Mike was Controller at Radius Bank. Mike holds a BS in accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Auburn University’s executive MBA program.
As the Director of Engineering at LeaseQ, Shekhar leads all software development and integration including development of the LeaseQ platform and a growing list of equipment finance tools. A seasoned team leader with successful start-up companies, he has a proven track record building highly-scalable, cloud based SaaS systems. Prior to LeaseQ, Shekhar was Principal Software Engineer at VideoIQ, Inc., Affectiva and at Lycos, where he spent the first 10 years of his career.
In his role as Senior Director of Application Development, Chris leads engineering on the Noesis platform and the Mechanical & Electrical equipment vertical. He has spent the last 20 years creating and contributing to tech startups. He served as CTO of Managing Energy Inc. and helped build the platform from the ground up; upon its acquisition by Noesis, he served as Senior Director of Application Development and was responsible for platform architecture, development and integration. Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering.