First Vancouver Finance: Senior VP 1993–2020
I worked with small and mid-sized business owners to help them solve their financing challenges. I introduced bankers and accountants to the world of alternative finance and was involved in hundreds of fundings of every size. I teamed up with some of the best business finance professionals in the country. Although my primary focus was in providing Full-Service Factoring, A/R Lines of Credit and Purchase Order Financing I also worked with a variety of alternative lenders.
Commercial Finance Group (USA) Consultant/Sales Manager 2004–2015
I hired, trained, and managed salespeople in different cities in the US and Canada. I provided them with initial training and then offered management and support as they developed their own networks. I worked closely with the underwriting team, helped develop marketing strategies and networked with the local banking and accounting communities.
Travelers Acceptance Corp: Canada and USA: Senior VP 1983–1993
Fresh out of university I started out as a collector but soon ran the branch and within a year I was the regional manager. I oversaw the staff, the underwriting function and maintained the best collection numbers of any region. I helped open a new office in Reno, NV and then overhauled and rebuilt a 50 person office in Carlsbad, CA.
Risk Management Association (http://www.rmahq.org/) (RMA) Previously a long serving Board member of the Vancouver chapter and currently ex-President and Board member of the Fraser Valley chapter
Scandinavian Business Club (http://www.sbcbc.ca) Long time member, Former President and current Board member.