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Carol Roselle Receives National Award for Leadership

Posted 03/04/2020
First American Equipment Finance Human Resources Leader Recognized at the Great Place to Work® 2020 Leadership Awards

FAIRPORT, NY – March 4, 2020 – Carol Roselle, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at First American Equipment Finance received a Great Place to Work® Leadership Award recognizing her outstanding inclusive workplace guidance and contributions.

To be selected for the award, the Great Place to Work consultancy utilized more than 30 years of global employee experience data to single out unique abilities and approaches that fit the emerging economy and workforce. Carol was recognized for providing an environment where everyone has a purpose, where colleagues are empowered to collaborate and contribute new ideas, and where all employees have access to the information they need to succeed.

During Carol’s tenure as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, the company has grown from 100 colleagues in 2013 to the 264 colleagues it has today. First American has also been recognized as a top workplace every year during that time, including being ranked as the #1 Best Company to Work for in New York in 2018 and 2019 by Best Companies Group and the #1 Best U.S. Workplace in Finance and Insurance by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine.

“Carol Roselle’s passion for our business and our people is inspiring,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Equipment Finance. “She is a consummate professional who works extremely hard on behalf of our colleagues to make First American a top workplace.”

First American focuses on hiring and retaining top talent and providing the environment and technology to succeed. As a result, its sales trajectory has shown steep growth during the last several years. The company grew from $330 million in 2014 to more than $1.37 billion in 2019. First American is continuing to grow and is actively hiring a limited number of lending professionals.


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.

First American has been recognized by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work as a Best Midsize Workplace, Best in New York, Best in Financial Services, Best 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 as the #1 Best Company to Work for in New York.

Karen Pomazal
First American Equipment Finance
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