Session Presenters

Duane Dewey

President & CEO

Trustmark National Bank and Trustmark Corporation

Jim Reske

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

Chuck Sulerzyski

President & CEO

Peoples Bancorp Inc. and Peoples Bank

Harry Kaplun

Managing Director

Rinaldi Advisory Services

Breakout V: Entering the Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry

As banks strive to diversify their C&I assets outside CRE, equipment leasing and finance have a proven track record of doing just that. But the additional benefits of improved spread, ROE and ROA are just a few of the most visible benefits. More than a few banks can corroborate. There are several methods of entering this lucrative C&I business line. Each of the three panelists have entered the equipment leasing and finance market in the past few years and each have entered using three different methods. Hear first-hand from top executives of three outstanding banks about their rationale and experiences.

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Session Resources

  • Entering the Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry
  • RAS M&A Outlook Article
  • The Equipment Leasing Opportunity
  • Strategic Exit Planning for Equipment Leasing and Finance Companies