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FORT’s, Mulder Fully Ramped Up and Making an Impact

Posted 05/22/2020
Brian Mulder joins FORT Capital Resources as VP of Operations & Program Mgt., making his presence felt with real quantitative results.

“Mulder hit the ground running after joining the team in October of 2019", said Brian Fleming, FORT Managing Member.  “He has consistently demonstrated proficiency in his role, and is a consummate team player.  He’s been an awesome addition and we’re fortunate to have him aboard.  Not only does he have the knowledge and expertise to do his job well, he also embodies the values and work ethic we’re looking for in a team member...now we just need to clone him a few times.”

Mulder stated, “I took this opportunity to grow both professionally and personally, expand and test my skill sets, and make an impact on something bigger.  It’s already been filled with rewarding challenges and it’s exciting to think about where we’re headed.  FORT is positioned to do great things in our space and I’m very happy to be a part of it.”

Mulder is a 15 year veteran of the leasing and financing industry with a broad range of experience and expertise. He started his career at Caterpillar Financial Services in a credit analyst role, quickly gaining the trust of upper management attaining $1MM in credit authority. His skill sets allowed for a transition into a Sales Support role where he was consistently rated as the top performer in the department. When the recession hit in 2008, Brian was able to use his credit authority combined with his documentation expertise to improve the company’s struggling portfolio. As the only employee with both credit authority and operational authority he was able to operate as a “one stop shop”, working directly with customers to restructure their loans during the recession. Brian then moved to a management role at CIT where he led a team in supporting various Vendor programs further giving him an even more holistic view of the operational functions of the business. His expertise of all levels of the industry - from first contact with the customer to credit approval to funding to post closing customer satisfaction - assisted him in growing the programs from $20MM to $50MM in only 3 years.


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