By Joyce Dimaculangan
GE Capital, Equipment Finance named Matt LeSage as its new Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role, Mr. LeSage will work with the company’s sales and marketing teams across the country to provide wholesale and retail financing to equipment manufacturers. He reports to Diane Cooper, President of the business.
“Matt’s exceptional track record makes him a great choice to help build on our strong growth trajectory,” said Ms. Cooper. “His background in both sales and marketing will help us with customer development as well as long-term strategic initiatives.”
A Dallas resident, Mr. LeSage has served the company for more than two decades. He was chosen to join GE’s Management Development Program after graduating from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1993. He was most recently responsible for managing vendor finance programs in the construction, lift equipment and technology industries. During his tenure at GE, he held several positions of increasing responsibility with different GE businesses before joining the commercial lending and leasing arm of GE Capital. He has been with the Equipment Finance division since 2009.
Mr. LeSage serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington, D.C.-based Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF), which conducts and commissions research about the equipment lease financing industry.
Mr. LeSage holds a BBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
About GE Capital, Equipment Finance
GE Capital, Equipment Finance business manages over 40 manufacturer financing programs that span 10+ industries. It maintains relationships with approximately 200,000 business customers through its network of dealers and distributors, and evaluates more than 1,000 financing applications daily. Additional information can be found at www.gecapital.com.