Team

  • Phil Carlson
    President & CEO
    Phil Carlson
    President & CEO

    Phil has 35 years of commercial lending and leasing experience. Most recently Phil served as Senior Managing Director at FirstLight Financial Corporation, a commercial finance company that focused on providing senior debt to middle market companies. Prior to FirstLight, Phil was with GE Capital Commercial Equipment Finance for 14 years in a series of sales management and general management positions. Prior to GE, Phil was Director of Lease Syndications for John Hancock Leasing Corporation, Executive Vice President for BancIreland First Financial and a Vice President for Integrated Resources, Inc. He holds a BA from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Babson College.

    Phone: 203-229-2223

    Email: pcarlson@nullslrequipmentfinance.com

  • Randy Hicks
    Executive Vice President, Originations
    Randy Hicks
    Executive Vice President, Originations

    Randy has 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently he was with KPS Capital Partners where he was responsible for originating control equity investments in middle market companies in need of operational and financial restructurings. Prior to KPS, he was with FirstLight Financial Corporation, a commercial finance company that focused on providing senior debt to middle market companies. Prior to FirstLight, Randy spent 14 years with GE Capital in various transaction and leadership roles based in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and Norwalk, CT. He also spent 2 years with US West Capital in their project finance group. Randy began his career in Boston as a financial analyst with Banc Ireland First Financial, a boutique leasing, project finance and corporate finance group. He received a BS in Finance and Investments from Babson College.

    Phone 203-229-2225

    Email: rhicks@nullslrequipmentfinance.com

  • Patrick Cooney
    Chief Risk Officer
    Patrick Cooney
    Chief Risk Officer
  • Paul Gentile
    Chief Financial Officer
    Paul Gentile
    Chief Financial Officer

    Paul joined SLR Equipment Finance in 2014 and serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer responsible for the financial operations of the company. Paul has over 20 years of extensive accounting and finance experience. Prior to joining SLR Equipment Finance, Paul was the Corporate Controller of Tauck, a luxury based travel operator. Paul’s previous experiences include Worldwide Director of Finance for IBM’s Global Financing business in commercial finance and asset recovery services, as well as multiple corporate finance and accounting positions. Paul began his career at Ernst & Young LLP in 1996 where he obtained his CPA and served as a manager in the firm’s assurance and advisory services practice.

    Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in both Public Accounting and Finance at Fordham University.

     

    Phone 203-229-2255

    Email: pgentile@nullslrequipmentfinance.com

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