Linda has managed lending companies and authored industry articles. More importantly, she gets the job done.
Linda started her career in equipment finance as VP of Sales at International Financial Services Corporation where she continually increased sales and profitability year over year for 22 years. As if this wasn‟t enough, she went on to be President of her own firm, U.S. Lending Corporation for five years where she worked with a number of direct lenders to finance equipment for new manufacturers in the printing and packaging industries. Again, Linda managed for consistent growth and profitability. Her most recent post was at PNC Equipment Finance, LLC, where she served as National Program Director for packaging, food processing and printing, accessing her strong negotiating skills and familiarity with all aspects of equipment lending.
CRAIG de KONING
Regional Vice President
Craig is a tireless advocate who has faith in doing the right thing.
Whether it’s helping a fellow mountain biker with a mechanical problem or providing clients with clear, concise and accurate financial advice, Craig has built his business around sound problem solving and prompt financial guidance, with one goal in mind: advocating for the success of his customers.
Before joining Connext, Craig worked with the Equipment Finance Division of Bank of the West for over 9 years and honed his skills as National Program Manager - Machine Tool for the last 6. He studied Japanese and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Asian Studies from San Diego State University. Craig’s expertise is his best tool in assisting decision makers in both large and small companies, recommending optimal financing options available and working to effectively and efficiently implement them.
Du'Weena is an efficiency maven who lets her work do the talking.
Du'Weena brings 17 years of operations management and business administration to Connext. Most recently, she worked as VP of Leasing Operations for 121 Leasing (now National Bank of Commerce) in Birmingham, Alabama. As a director of operations, Du'Weena has enjoyed gaining industry-specific expertise when working in various fields, from medical to leasing. She is detail-oriented and organized, not to mention a keen-strategist. Du'Weena attended San Jose State University. A little known fact about Du'Weena: she specialized in aviation medicine in the Navy.