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ELFA | Key Equipment Finance Names Kristina M. Decker Vice President, Federal Sales, Key Government Finance

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Key Equipment Finance Names Kristina M. Decker Vice President, Federal Sales, Key Government Finance


The company provides government equipment financing to a multitude of federal and public sector organizations.

SUPERIOR, Colo. – April 3, 2013 – Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today announced it has named Kristina M. Decker vice president of federal sales for Key Government Finance. In this role, Decker will grow the company’s government equipment financing presence in the information technology sector, working to enhance capabilities, expand relationships, and increase client efficiency and profitability through government equipment financing solutions.

“Kristina brings 14 years of experience in the dynamic government IT environment,” said Art E. Hyman, senior vice president and head of federal finance for Key Government Finance. “She is a proven sales leader and trusted advisor who knows how to coordinate resources and drive initiatives, and I look forward to working with her to deliver financing solutions to more federal government IT customers.”

Before joining Key, Decker had a long career with Cisco Systems Inc., most recently as the U.S. Air Force, Special Operations and Army client services manager, and previously as a network security sales strategist for the federal, commercial and enterprise markets. In addition, Decker has held sales and management positions at Speakerbus Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., and Network Associates Inc./McAfee Inc.

Decker has an associate nursing degree from Palm Beach Community College, and has completed coursework in nursing at Duke University School of Medicine and in IT business management at George Mason University.

Learn more about the federal government equipment financing solutions of Key Equipment Finance.

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 500 people worldwide and has been in the equipment financing business for over 35 years. For more information, visit


About KeyCorp

KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $89.2 billion on December 31, 2012.  

 Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 14 states under the name KeyBank National Association. 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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