Printing & Packaging Equipment Finance Experts
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.
Regional Vice President
When a deal is pending for graphic arts equipment, Randy’s creativity and persistence make things work.
Randy has over 30 years experience in senior management and capital equipment sales. His career has taken him to the deep south and the midwest – and he knows financial services, capital equipment and the graphics arts industry inside and out. His business background, most recently at XYAN, Presstek (an AB Dick company) and Graphic Arts Capital allows him to easily engage with clients to develop the right equipment financing strategies especially for the graphic arts industry. This, coupled with his strong communication skills and technical product knowledge, gives clients a level of expertise that helps them meet their unique financial requirements.
Regional Vice President
When you need a unique solution, Ed knows how to design a program that fits your needs.
Ed has a 28 year history in the equipment finance business focusing on the graphic arts market. He started in 1984 working for a privately owned leasing company and in 1991 left to join his partner in Champion Capital Corporation. In 1997, they sold Champion to BankVest Capital where Ed headed up the printing segment as a Vice President. After BankVest, he started Champion again in 2000 and stayed as an independent until he merged with Greystone Equipment Finance in 2007, where he was a Vice President. In 2009, Greystone exited the leasing business and Ed joined Graphic Arts Capital. Ed has a strong history of designing unique programs and capturing business from printing equipment manufacturers, importers and distributors that sell through national dealer networks as well as those that sell direct.
James M. Gregory is a 15 year veteran in the equipment
leasing industry. James specializes in finding the necessary financial
solutions for customers. He is driven to meet their needs to make sure
they are successful and remain leaders in their competitive market.
James' experience began at GE Capital as an operations
manager and later moved on to a Sales Position. After many years of
getting the job done James was recruited by Tygris Financial and lead their
leasing program division. He was key in managing the necessary relationships
in order to "close the deal". James specialty is managing
customers and cultivating these long term relationships. James has worked on
the Fuji Program for the last 4 years to not only help their sales force but,
ultimately to help their customer meet their own needs and wants.
James enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis
and golf and watching college football.
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.