SUPERIOR, CO – July 11, 2018 – Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), today named Jenna Lester equipment finance officer of business banking. Lester will work with Key’s business banking team to support customer finance operations throughout Colorado and Utah.
Lester completed the Key Equipment Finance Sales Accelerated Career Training (ACT) program in 2017. Sales ACT is a nine-month comprehensive training program designed to provide a thorough understanding of the equipment finance industry.
“Jenna demonstrated strong business development skills through her participation in the Sales ACT program,” said Scott Edwards, senior vice president, business banking sales director, Key Equipment Finance. “She has a lot of drive and tenacity, and I look forward to watching her excel in this new position.”
Since last April, Lester has worked as an equipment finance officer, supporting a team of eight middle market equipment finance officers for Key Equipment Finance. She began her career with Key Equipment Finance in 2016 as a sales associate while participating in the Sales ACT program.
Lester holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder, Leeds School of Business. She is also involved with fundraising efforts for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is a young professionals board member for the Colorado Ballet and is a member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Key Equipment Finance offers equipment financing and business leasing solutions to a range of business types and industries. Learn more at www.keyequipmentfinance.com.
About Key Equipment Finance
Key Equipment Finance has been in the equipment finance business for 45 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 http://www.keyequipmentfinance.com.
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 $137.0 billion at March 31, 2018. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, 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 https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.