Encina Equipment Finance, LLC (EEF) is pleased to announce that Peter Carpenter and Matt Farley have joined EEF as Managing Directors – Originations and Zach Brasser as Associate.
Peter Carpenter joins the Encina team from 36th Street Capital, where he was a Senior VP, Business Development, and was responsible for originating and structuring equipment loans and leases across the US middle-market. Prior to that, Peter worked for GE Capital for eight years where he held multiple sales roles in various lending businesses including Industrial Finance and Equipment Finance, as well as managed a global equipment finance program for GE Company’s industrial businesses. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and completed GE’s Commercial Leadership Program.
Matt Farley joins the Encina team from Synchrony Financial, where he led various teams in finance and deal underwriting. Matt has 15+ years of experience across commercial/consumer finance and investment banking and completed the Financial Management Program at GE Commercial Finance. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.
Zach Brasser joins EEF as an associate for the commercial team, supporting the direct originations. Prior to coming aboard Zach graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in finance. In addition to starting his new role at EEF, Zach will be finishing his MBA in June from the Jack Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University.
Peter, Matt and Zach will report to Brian Daley, EEF’s Senior Managing Director and Commercial Leader. Daley stated, “we are very excited to add Peter, Matt and Zach to the team to further accelerate the tremendous growth our business is experiencing. Their customer focused, winning attitude is a perfect fit for EEF’s culture and our clients.” About EEF
Launched in June 2017, Encina Equipment Finance provides loans and leases ranging in size from $5 million to $50 million secured by essential-use machinery and equipment. The platform provides financing to both privately owned (sponsor and non-sponsor) and publicly traded companies across a wide range of collateral types, industries (including, but not limited to, construction, distribution, energy, food processing, health care, information technology, manufacturing, mining, paper & packaging, and transportation) and use cases (including loans against existing or newly acquired assets, leases of newly acquired assets and sale-leasebacks of existing assets). EEF is a portfolio company of Franklin BSP Lending Corporation and Franklin BSP Capital Corporation, business development companies advised by affiliates of Benefit Street Partners L.L.C.