About LeaseQ

LeaseQ is an online market place that connects businesses, equipment dealers, and leasing companies to make selling and financing equipment fast and easy. The LeaseQ Platform is a free, cloud based SaaS solution with a suite of on-demand software and data solutions for the equipment leasing industry. We utilize the Internet to provide business process optimization (BPO) and information services that streamline the purchase and financing of business equipment across a broad array of vertical industry segments. LeaseQ supports 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 leasing option, lock-in financing rates, and begin the finance process easily in a few minutes.

 

2Equipment 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 lease processing system that allows the dealer to link with leasing companies, banks, and other financing sources on behalf of a business seeking financing, get instant lease quotes in 60 seconds, and easily manage all the paperwork required to secure financing on behalf of the customer.

 

3Finance Companies – LeaseQ significantly lowers the cost of sales by delivering highly qualified lease applications to leasing companies. A free underwriting engine, real-time-credit processing capability and BPO management system enables leasing companies to create an Nth number of risk tiers with variable lease pricing for each vertical market segment, generate instant lease quotes, and manage the lease application and lease closing process all online.

 

 

Mission

Make it easier, faster and more cost effective to sell and finance equipment.

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.

 

Quentin Cote, VP of Funding & Development

As Vice President of Funding and Development, Quentin leads the development and nurturing of funding relationships and partnerships. Additionally, he oversees the funding team and the funding process. His 26 years in the finance industry and proven track record in private investing, specialty finance, structured finance and capital markets make him a valuable resource to both borrowers and finance partners. In his past roles, Quentin has served as Vice President at State Street Bank, Director at Sherman Financial Group, Principal at Colonnade Advisors, Managing Director at Babson Capital Management, and Head of Private Investments at Cambridge Place Investment Management.

 

Ken Brown, VP of Sales & Business Development

In his role as Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Ken leads the sales organization and account management teams for all vertical markets and strategic partnerships. He brings a unique combination of corporate and startup experience. With 20+ years in the finance and leasing industry, Ken has built and led teams serving office imaging, technology, telephony, and government business sectors. In his prior roles, Ken served as the Director of National Sales and Vice President of Sales at CIT. He was Vice President of Sales at Fornova, Inc., and Vice President of Program Development at Newcourt Financial Services and AT&T Capital. Ken began at AT&T where he sold enterprise telecom solutions and was an early advocate for equipment financing as an important sales tool.

 

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

Cory heads Strategic Partnerships and is also the General Manager for the Food & Beverage and Fitness Vertical Market Groups. He plays a significant role in identifying and building vertical market 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.

 

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.

 

Shae Givens, Director of Marketing

In her role as Director of Marketing, Shae oversees marketing campaign development and execution, brand management, marketing automation, and sales support. Additionally she works with Equipment Sellers to merchandise equipment financing and development equipment sales promotions. Shae has 16 years experience in BtoB marketing including: customer strategy, public relations, direct marketing, online marketing and social media. Prior to LeaseQ, Shae held key marketing positions with Taxware, TRS Consultants, MedImpact and Volt Information Sciences.

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