MEET COLE TAYLOR EQUIPMENT FINANCE'S SALES TEAM

 

Jeffrey M. Giannelli


Vice President


Business Development

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Jeffrey M. Giannelli joined Cole Taylor Equipment Finance in 2013 as vice president and manager of its San Clemente, California, sales office. Mr. Giannelli will be responsible for building client relationships and developing new lease originations.

Mr. Giannelli has 16 years of direct sales experience for industry-leading financial institutions, most recently in national sales with Axis Capital in Dana Point, California. Prior to that, he held sales and leadership positions with major financial organizations including US Bank Equipment Finance, RBS Asset Finance, Fleet Capital Corporation and GE Capital.

He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Management from Sacramento State University.

Brian Karfonta


Vice President, Business Development

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Brian Karfonta joined Cole Taylor Equipment Finance in 2013 as vice president and manager of the direct sales office located at its Towson, Maryland headquarters. Mr. Karfonta is responsible for building client relationships and developing new equipment lease and loan originations.

Mr. Karfonta has more than 19 years of finance and direct sales for new equipment leases and loans. Prior to joining Cole Taylor, he was vice president and regional manager at Fifth Third Equipment Finance/subsidiary of Fifth Third Bank, where he was responsible for managing the Mid-Atlantic territory and originating new equipment leases and loans. Prior to that, Mr. Karfonta was with Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Co. /subsidiary of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, MBC Leasing Corp. /subsidiary of Mercantile Bankshares Corporation, NationsBank, and Norwest Mortgage, Inc.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Elon University.

Thomas J. Prendergast


Vice President, Business Development

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Thomas J. Prendergast joined Cole Taylor Equipment Finance in 2013 as vice president. He oversees the firm’s Midwest office and is responsible for the origination of new equipment loans and leases in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Mr. Prendergast joins Cole Taylor with more than 22 years of experience in direct sales of equipment leases and loans, and was most recently with Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., where he was vice president and Midwest territory manager. He began his career in the financial services industry with McDonnell Douglas in Chicago, Illinois. Later, he moved on to U.S. Bancorp Leasing and Financial followed by American Equipment Leasing, a division of ABN Amro Bank, where he specialized in equipment finance.

Mr. Prendergast graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

 

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