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Executive Management


William S. Henak

William S. Henak is President and Chief Executive Officer of TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. (TCFEF).  In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategic direction, overall business development, operations, and financial results, of the company. He was named President of TCFEF in July of 2011 and CEO in December of 2012. From October 2003 until July 2011, Mr. Henak was TCFEF's EVP and Chief Operations Officer. In 1995 Mr. Henak founded First Commercial Capital Corp (FCCC), a general equipment leasing company, which was acquired by TCF in 2000. Mr. Henak served as Executive Vice President of Computer Leasing, Inc. (CLI) of Hackensack, NJ for 11 years prior to founding FCCC. While at CLI he directed the company's institutional and corporate equity in addition to portfolio placement activities.  Prior to entering the equipment finance industry Mr. Henak was a certified public accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in the Des Moines, IA and Minneapolis, MN offices. Mr. Henak received his bachelor's degree from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and his Certified Public Accountant certification in 1981. He is a native of Coon Rapids, IA.

Gary A. Peterson

Gary Peterson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF"). His primary responsibility are Sales, Operations and Portfolio. Prior to joining TCFEF in April of 2004 Gary spent 11 years with The CIT Group in various Sales and Sales management roles followed by 16 years at GE Capital where he also held several VP of Sales and General Management positions. Mr. Peterson holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from St. Cloud State University and is a native of Southwestern Minnesota

Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for TCF Equipment Finance and is responsible for financial management and leadership of the company including forecasting, accounting, financial reporting, and tax.  He is also a member of the Company's Executive Team focusing on the company's strategic objectives.   Prior to joining TCF Mr. Lane was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at a private equity and hedge fund manager that focused on distressed credit and related assets. Prior to that Mr. Lane held various leadership roles at GMAC and GMAC-RFC including Vice President of Risk Management and Corporate Accounting Director.  Mr. Lane spent the early part of his career at KPMG and holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Rich Chenitz

Richard J. Chenitz is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Corporate Development Officer for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF"). Key responsibilities include researching, developing, and implementing strategies for strategic company and/or tactical portfolio acquisitions. He is also responsible for overseeing the implementation of a direct calling lead generation team, marketing activities, and ongoing capital market activities. Prior to joining TCFEF in October of 2009, Rich spent 13 years with GE Capital in various leadership positions in Sales and Business Development. Prior to that Rich spent 9 years at KPMG and Arthur Andersen focusing on accounting, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chenitz holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Boston University and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University.

Judy I. VanOsdel

Judy I. VanOsdel is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF"). Judy is a member of the Executive Team and head of TCFEF's Legal Department.  Her primary responsibilities include providing legal advice to TCFEF, drafting standard documents and negotiating key vendor and portfolio acquisition agreements. Prior to joining TCFEF in November of 2010, Judy spent 18 years in the Law Department of Wells Fargo & Company where she provided legal support to various business lines, including Wells Fargo Bank and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc. Judy received her Juris Doctor Degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and her undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.

 

Senior Management

Jeff Wertz

Jeff Wertz is the Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF"). His primary responsibility is the Sales and Marketing Management of the TCFEF business segments including, Construction, Manufacturing, Specialty Markets, Homecare/Healthcare, and Franchise Finance. Prior to joining TCFEF in February of 2000, Jeff spent 7 years with GE Capital in various sales roles. Mr. Wertz holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing & Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is a native of Delano, Minnesota.

Michael A. Kloos

Mike Kloos is SVP-Strategic Business Development for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc.. is responsible for leading such new segments, markets, or acquired sales teams from the incubation and development stages to a level of maturity. He is also responsible for assisting with the effort to identify and close strategic company acquisitions. In October of 1994, Mike joined VGM Financial Services  (acquired by TCF in March of2004) to lead its sales and marketing efforts. Before that, he originated large ticket tax leases for Cargill and vendor medical programs for LeaseAmerica in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to his leasing career, Mike was in banking with Citigroup (Denver CO) and The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mike holds a business degree from The American Institute of Business, Des Moines, Iowa, and is a native of Cedar Rapids.

Jodie L. Palmer

Jodie Palmer is Senior Vice President of Operations for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc.. Jodie's primary areas of responsibility include documentation, funding, and program management. Jodie previously served as the Controller of TCFEF for 10 years. Jodie has been an employee of TCF since 1993 serving in various accounting and finance roles at TCF Bank and TCF Financial Corporation from 1993-2000. Prior to joining TCF, Jodie worked as a marketing cost analyst in the financial services division of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, Texas, which provided technology services to financial institutions. Jodie holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and International Business from Minnesota State University-Mankato and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is Certified in Financial Management (CFM).

Bob Stark

Robert J. Stark is Senior Vice President of TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF") with responsibility for Capital Markets activity including syndications buy and sell as well as potential portfolio acquisitions.   Prior to joining TCFEF in September of 2001, Bob was Chief Credit Officer for Firstar Equipment Finance, Inc. for five years. In addition, Mr. Stark spent 8 years in a variety of positions within Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc., mainly in the Portfolio and Credit departments. Mr. Stark received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management in Business Finance. In addition, Mr. Stark holds MBA degrees in Strategic Management and Corporate Finance from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

Luke Lewy

Luke Lewy is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. (TCFEF).  In his role, Luke is responsible for TCFEF application teams, infrastructure and IT compliance teams.  Luke has over 27 years of experience in various IT roles.  Prior to joining TCFEF in August 2011, Luke spent 6+ years at Lifetouch National School Studios delivering various IT services to their North American operations.  Prior to Lifetouch he held several IT positions with two large retail organizations, Best Buy and Target.  Luke started his career in IT with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Luke received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University and is a native of Dearborn, MI.

Lisa Stallock

Lisa Stallock is Vice President and Controller of TCF Equipment Finance, Inc..  Her main responsibility is to close the monthly financial books and provide financial reporting to the organization.  Lisa is responsible for working with the bank internal and external reporting groups to ensure regulatory and reporting compliance along with adequate controls.  Prior to joining TCFEF in 2011, Lisa was Vice President of Finance at Jacobus Energy, a privately held business in Wisconsin.  Prior to Jacobus, Lisa worked in various financial leadership roles for 13 years at General Electric. Lisa is a CPA, license currently inactive, received her BBA from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota, and received her MBA from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mary Beth Conzett

Mary Beth is Vice President  of Talent Management  for TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. ("TCFEF") and Winthrop Resources.  She is responsible for the execution of various aspects of the talent management life cycle including Training and Development, Performance Management and Employee Engagement.  Prior to joining the company in January of 2012, Mary Beth spent 22 years in the medical device industry where she held positions of increasing responsibility in Information Technology, Customer Service, Marketing, and Human Resources.   Her career began with Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc, which after being divested by Eli Lilly & Co. went public in 1994 as Guidant Corporation.  Mary Beth most recently was in an HR leadership position with Boston Scientific who purchased Guidant in 2006.  Mary Beth attended the University of Iowa where she majored in Computer Science, and she holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) certification.