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ELFA | Key Equipment Finance Names Michael O’Hern Senior Vice President, Originations

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Key Equipment Finance Names Michael O’Hern Senior Vice President, Originations


SUPERIOR, Colo. – Dec. 4, 2012 – Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today named Michael O’Hern as senior vice president, originations. In this role, O’Hern will lead business-processing units, drive profit strategies and implementation through origination channels, foster client relationships, and manage employee development and engagement.

“Mike brings over 20 years of experience in equipment financing and operations to this role, which will be instrumental in facilitating Key Equipment Finance’s already best-in-class alignment between clients, sales, operations, and risk,” said Adam D. Warner, president of Key Equipment Finance. “I look forward to working with Mike to focus on building synergy between these different functions so we can continue to facilitate exemplary client satisfaction.”
Prior to joining Key Equipment Finance, O’Hern was national manager of commercial bank operations at Chase Equipment Finance, where he also served previously as chief operating officer. Prior work experiences include management roles in equipment finance operations and risk management, as well as roles in vendor financial services, commercial banking and asset-based lending.
O’Hern has a bachelor’s degree from Siena College and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
About Key Equipment Finance
Key Equipment Finance is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its vendor services unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Key Equipment Finance also provides lease capital markets support for corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue. 
Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $8 billion in assets and originates over $3 billion of equipment financing annually. The company has management and operations bases in Albany, New York; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. The company, which supports clients in over 30 countries, employs approximately 540 people worldwide and has been in the equipment financing business for over 35 years. For more information, visit
About KeyCorp
KeyCorp traces its roots back more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key has assets of approximately $87 billion as of Sept. 30, 2012.
Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small businesses in 14 states under the name of KeyBank N.A. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name.
For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.


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