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Liam Ende Joins Star Hill Financial Leadership Development Program

Posted 09/12/2023

September 12, 2023 - (Fairfield, CT) Star Hill Financial LLC, an Equipment and Franchise Finance company announced the addition of Liam Ende to Star Hill’s Leadership Development Program. 

The program was launched to encourage recent college graduates to pursue a career in the industry.  “Our hiring model since inception has been to hire seasoned industry leaders and then bring in new talent to support the growth of Star Hill,” said Hollis Bufferd.  “Our LDP rotates the individuals through a comprehensive training program through various departments with the goal of matching them to a department and leader.  LPD is a testament to our dedication to fostering talent and nurturing the next generation of leaders in our sector.  Liam’s enthusiasm and determination align with our core values, and we are excited to have him on board.”

Prior to joining Star Hill, Ende attended the University of Connecticut and graduated as an Honors Scholar from UConn’s Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.  “Finding an internship during my junior year of college due to Covid-19 and getting the in-person experience was rare as many companies were either remote or a hybrid model.  I was fortunate to find Star Hill and be in the office environment daily”, said Ende.  “I spent most of my internship supporting Sales and Credit.  My mentor, Christopher Wellbrock, suggested I apply to the LD program to fully understand the ins and outs of an independent finance company.  As graduation was approaching, I thought it would be beneficial to apply to the program.” added Ende. 

About Star Hill Financial LLC

Star Hill Financial LLC is certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and independent equipment and franchise finance company based in Fairfield, Connecticut. Star Hill was founded by Hollis Bufferd in 2016 to provide advisory services and equipment financing.  Since that time, Star Hill has expanded its Equipment Finance Division and continues to expand partnership with financial institutions and captive companies by providing them the ability to offer their customer base the option of using a minority lending partner. The Franchise Division of Star Hill has created a customer centric franchise finance group with deep experience structuring transactions.  As a certified WBE, Star Hill’s goal is to help customers meet their diversity spend requirements while providing solutions that work for their company.

For more information on Star Hill Financial, visit www.starhillfinancial.com or call 203.883.6060.



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