Encina Equipment Finance added Tina Pugliese to its Finance team as Vice President and Assistant Controller.
As Vice President and Assistant Controller on Encina Equipment Finance’s Finance team, Pugliese will primarily focus on accounting and controllership activities as well as special projects within EEF’s finance team. She will report to Tom Davidson, Chief Finance Officer of Encina Equipment Finance.
Prior to joining Encina Equipment Finance, Pugliese was the Assistant Vice President and Senior Accountant at Webster Bank, where she managed a range of reporting, controllership, audit and data processes for the bank. Pugliese has significant professional work experience in equipment leasing and lending from prior roles with a variety of financial institutions.
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.