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Encina Equipment Finance Promotes Jaime Soter & Helen Steinberg

Encina Equipment Finance, LLC (EEF) announced the promotion of Jaime Soter to Senior Vice President & Team Leader and Helen Steinberg to Vice President.

As Senior Vice President & Team Leader, Soter will have responsibility for mentoring and coaching members of the operations team and implementing operations-related process improvements while executing on complex transactions. She will continue to report to Jamie Giaquinto, EEF’s Senior Managing Director and Operations Leader. Prior to joining EEF as a Vice President in 2020, Soter was an Assistant Corporate Secretary & Leasing Documentation Attorney at People’s Capital and Leasing Corp for five years, and before that, she held positions of increasing responsibility during her 10 year tenure with Webster Capital Finance, Inc. Soter received a B.A. in English and Political Science from Central Connecticut State University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Western New England University School of Law.

As Vice President, Steinberg will have responsibility for transaction underwriting and portfolio management for select EEF customers. She will report to Katie Branch, EEF’s Chief Risk Officer. Steinberg joined EEF in 2018 as an Assistant Vice President, where she has held finance and underwriting roles. Prior to EEF, Steinberg was with GE Capital for over 10 years, where she was an Associate in Energy Financial Services after having held positions in finance, operations and risk in GE Capital Americas. Steinberg received a B.A. from Baruch College, and an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

“I’m delighted to announce Jaime’s promotion,” Giaquinto said. “Jaime has a proven track record of successfully managing numerous deal teams and consistently meeting aggressive customer-driven timelines. Her technical expertise, leadership and positive attitude make her a true asset to EEF and the operations team. ”

“Helen’s promotion to Vice President is well-deserved and reflects her strong underwriting skills and proactive approach to portfolio management,” Branch said. “Helen’s excellent analytical and organizational skills have been critical in closing complex transactions and her overall dedication and inclusive approach make her a valued member of the risk team.”

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