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First American Named Among Best Companies to Sell For in the U.S.

Posted 08/06/2019

First American Equipment Finance Named #30 Among the BEST COMPANIES TO SELL FOR by Selling Power Magazine

Other recent accolades include FORTUNE’s #1 Best Small/Medium Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance and #1 Best in New York by Best Companies Group

Fairport, NY, August 1, 2019Selling Power Magazine has identified First American Equipment Finance as #30 among the top sales forces in the United States. The ranking includes companies of all sizes, with sales teams ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to salesforce numbers in the thousands.

“First American’s vision is to become the best company to work for, and the best company to work with,” said Mike Wiedemer, National Sales Director for First American Equipment Finance. “Our sales professionals work hard every day to innovate around the client experience so that it can be simpler, faster and more customized. Doing so has enabled us to exceed client expectations and grow market share.”

First American’s philosophy includes hiring and retaining top talent, integrity and transparency in all business dealings, and uncapped sales earnings. As a result, the sales trajectory has shown steep growth during the last several years. The company grew from $412 million in sales in 2015 to $1.1 billion in 2018. First American is continuing to grow and is actively hiring a limited number of commercial lending professionals.

To determine the rankings, Selling Power focused on data from the following areas: customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training and advancement; and company recognition and reputation.

Beyond this recognition, FORTUNE and Great Place to Work ranked First American as the #1 Best Small/Medium Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance, a Best Midsize Workplace for Millennials, Best for Women, Best for Giving Back and Best for New Grads. Entrepreneur Magazine named First American as a Top Company Culture and Best Companies Group named First American the #1 Best Place to Work in New York in 2012, 2018 and 2019.


First American Equipment Finance is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, CA-based City National Bank, an RBC Company. First American is ranked among the largest equipment finance companies in the United States, and provides commercial equipment financing to the most creditworthy and sophisticated commercial borrowers in the country. 

Karen Pomazal
First American Equipment Finance
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