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Key Equipment Finance Names Jeffrey Eades Vice President of Key4Green, Bank Channel

Posted 03/05/2018

SUPERIOR, CO – March 5, 2018 – Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today named Jeffrey Eades vice president of Key4Green. In this role, Eades will lead the Key4Green team as it continues to help clients align their business goals with investments in renewable and energy efficient solutions.

Key4Green is designed to help companies finance energy efficient and renewable equipment to optimize cash flow by introducing cost reductions and lower expenses related to repair and maintenance of outdated equipment. The Key4Green team works alongside companies to identify possible tax credits, rebates, grants, or other financial advantages that might be available.

“Jeff has had a long and successful career at KeyBank having worked as a manager in the retail group, various commercial lending roles within the community bank setting and, most recently, as a business developer for Key4Green,” said Peter Bullen, senior vice president, Bank Channel, Key Equipment Finance. “Jeff is the perfect leader to grow Key4Green and I look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Eades completed the Key Equipment Finance management training program in 1987 and then moved through the ranks of branch banking and retail management before leaving the company to pursue leadership roles. Prior to joining Key Equipment Finance again in 2003, Eades was the vice president of business banking with Bank of America. He also held positions of increasing responsibility with Riviera Finance and Chase Manhattan Bank.

Eades holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Syracuse University. He has also served as the vice chairman for the American Cancer Society, vice chairman for the American Lung Association and currently holds two board position with Aurora of CNY and Access CNY. Eades also volunteers as an adaptive ski instructor with ARISE & Ski, a program designed to provide individuals with disabilities an opportunity to participate in winter sports.

Key Equipment Finance offers equipment financing and business leasing solutions to a range of business types and industries. Learn more at 

About Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance has been in the equipment finance business for 44 years and 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 manufacturer and vendor alliances unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

Key Equipment Finance’s specialty finance group includes a specialty finance lending team, which provides structured facilities to various sectors of the specialty finance market, and a lease capital markets team to support corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages nearly $13 billion in assets and originates nearly $6 billion of equipment financing annually. For more information, visit

 About KeyCorp

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $137.7 billion at December 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs.  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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