About LeaseQ

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:

  • Instant, Competitive Quotes - With one application, LeaseQ borrowers can comparison shop for rates and terms from leading lenders in a matter of seconds.
  • Funding A-D Credit - LeaseQ's access to complementary lenders, enables more borrowers to securing financing and generates more deals for sellers.
  • Timely Funding - Borrowers and lenders can expedite their equipment financing timelines with LeaseQ's business process optimization (BPO) that's built into the platform - reducing turnaround times from weeks to hours.

LeaseQ Serves Three Users

1
Businesses Seeking Equipment Financing – the LeaseQ website enables any business seeking equipment financing to link to leading finance companies, shop for financing, compare finance plans and rates, choose the best financing option, lock-in financing rates, and begin the finance process easily in a few minutes.
2
Equipment Dealers - LeaseQ enables equipment dealers to take control of the entire sales process (including financing) and close a sale while the business customer is still in the dealership. We provide a lead management and financing processing system that allows the dealer to link with financing companies, banks, and other financing sources on behalf of a business seeking financing, get instant financing quotes in 60 seconds, and easily manage all the paperwork required to secure financing on behalf of the customer.
3
Finance Companies – LeaseQ significantly lowers the cost of sales by delivering highly qualified financing applications to financing companies. A free underwriting engine, real-time-credit processing capability and BPO management system enables financing companies to create an Nth number of risk tiers with variable financing pricing for each vertical market segment, generate instant financing quotes, and manage the financing application and financing closing process all online.

 

Mission

Be the marketplace for equipment financing.

Values

  • Integrity – We establish and maintain the highest ethical standards, worthy of the equipment industry's most trusted third party.
  • Transparency – We illuminate the process of financing equipment and conduct business openly and honestly.
  • Accountability – We are accountable to businesses seeking financing; dealers selling equipment; finance companies that are funding equipment; our shareholders; and each other.
  • Passion – We tap into what we love and fulfill our potential for: our community, our customers, our co-workers and ourselves.
  • Teamwork – We are committed to collaboration and communication among business partners and associates and understand that nothing great and true is developed without teamwork.
  • Excellence – We strive to uphold high standards in the services we provide, the solutions we deliver, and the attitude by which we conduct ourselves and continually seek ways to improve in each of these areas.

 

Management

Vernon Tirey, Founder and CEO

Vernon is Founder and CEO at LeaseQ. He guides the company in its mission to provide the easiest, fastest and most cost-effective way for more businesses to finance and buy equipment. As a business leader and sales & marketing expert, Vernon specializes in rapid growth and enterprise automation solutions. Prior to LeaseQ he led best practices marketing services and consulting firms that deliver customer strategy, analytics, enterprise CRM, and online marketing solutions to fortune 500 companies and financial services companies such as Bank of America, Schwab, Allstate and Wells Fargo. In prior roles, Vernon served as CEO at DiaLogos, Managing Partner at CDS and at Peppers & Rogers Group. Most recently, Vernon was CMO at Insurance.com, a marketplace for consumer auto insurance.

Margie Daniell, Human Resources

As the head of Human Resources at LeaseQ, Margie works closely with the LeaseQ team to provide a full range of HR services including staffing, benefits, compliance, and employee relations that supports our continued growth. Prior to joining LeaseQ, Margie held a variety of Human Resources positions both in large corporations and start-up companies. She is always looking for new and innovative ways to recruit, motivate, and retain our most assets… talent, Margie has over a dozen years of experience in HR at companies such as GE, Insulet and Coverys.

John Caruso, VP of Funding Operations

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.

Jamshed Khan, CTO

With more than 20 years of experience in financial services, technology solutions and management consulting, Jamshed is responsible for LeaseQ technology strategy, solutions design, development and implementation. Prior to LeaseQ, Jamshed was Managing Partner at The Trieste Group, a financial services and technology firm providing high-end analytics, financial engineering and technology solutions. He has had senior leadership roles at Ameriprise Financial, Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, Deutsche Bank, and Wellington Management Company where he led teams that developed and delivered technology solutions for trading, portfolio management, quantitative services, risk management, CRM, data, application and infrastructure services. As a management consultant he worked on large strategic solutions for organizations such as the U.S. Department of Treasury and MFS Investment Management. Jamshed holds a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Physics from University of Karachi, Pakistan and a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics from University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Cory Damm, VP of Client Services, GM Fitness and Food & Beverage Vertical Market Groups

Cory is General Manager for the Food & Beverage Group and the Partnership Group. He also plays a significant role in designing automation and integration solutions that benefit both equipment sellers and finance companies. Prior to LeaseQ, Cory founded LenderCloud.com an early competitor to LeaseQ. In 2012, Cory joined forces with LeaseQ as employee #1 bringing with him an out-of-the-box perspective on the equipment financing industry. Prior to LeaseQ, Cory was Franchise Finance Manager at Direct Capital Corporation and Capital Sourcing Consultant at IFS Capital.

Paul Cheslock, VP, Mechanical & Electrical Vertical Market Group

In his role as Vice President, Paul leads the sales team and activities for Noesis/LeaseQ, the Mechanical & Electrical equipment vertical for LeaseQ. Prior to joining LeaseQ, Paul spent 26 years in the equipment finance and leasing industry, and held positions focused on the end-users as well as partnerships with distributors and manufacturers. Paul is especially focused on customer and partner satisfaction, and works to drive solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations. Paul has led successful sales teams for almost 20 years in a variety of industry leading financing companies such as GE Capital, Wells Fargo and Marlin Equipment Finance.

Blake Bisson, VP of Marketing

As the Vice of President of Marketing at LeaseQ, Blake works with the executive team to develop marketing strategy and branding identity initiatives and works with LeaseQ’s vertical market teams to design vendor programs, implement sales support, and help launch new products. His specialties include lead generation, online digital marketing, marketing automation as well traditional marcom/product marketing, sales and business development. Blake has decades of senior level experience in marketing communications, product marketing, product management, direct sales, and channel development at startups and global technology companies including Upland Software, AMSC, Connections, Discreet, ICE and Honeywell.

Shekhar Yadav, Director of Engineering

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.

Chris Powers, Senior Director of Application Development

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.

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