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Shashank “SJ” Juvekar Joins Star Hill Financial as VP of Franchise Financing.

Posted 02/07/2024
February 7, 2024 - (Fairfield, CT) Star Hill Financial LLC, a leading independent franchise and equipment finance company, is pleased to announce the appointment of SJ Juvekar as the company’s newest addition to its Franchise Financing Team.  With over ten years of experience in the banking and finance industry, SJ will be a significant addition to Star Hill’s growth in 2024.

“I have worked with SJ for the past two years and really got to know him,  I am confident he is right addition to contribute on the franchise financing side of the company,” said Keith Smith, President and Partner of Star Hill.  “With SJ’s knowledge and capabilities we will continue to support national brands with a focus on Tier 1 and Tier 2 quick serve brands.” 

Prior to joining Star Hill, SJ was a relationship manager and Vice President at BCI Capital where he originated and managed franchise portfolios.  “There is a lot of opportunity in the franchising space right now,” said SJ, “I am passionate about continuing the long-term relationships with my clients and delivering exceptional service and value. The team at Star Hill aligns well with my experience and I am excited to be part of the team.” 

SJ’s appointment comes at a strategic time for Star Hill as the company continues to expand its market presence and reinforces its commitment to both Equipment and Franchise Financing as a trusted partner in the industry. 

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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