Regarded as a skilled businessman, Jon Lampel, LeasEquip’s acknowledged founder and lead executive, is a major player in the finance industry. Since he became the co-founder and leader of the prestigious financing firm, it has become an industry leader in the fields of investment banking, equipment leasing, and commercial financing. Leasequip has managed to fund new business to the tune of tens of millions of dollars and they have also managed a great many financial transactions using capital generated by the firm itself.
One key reason for Leasequip’s success is the knowledge gained by their leader, which came from Jon Lampel’s long 25-year career in the financing industry. After earning. Advanced degrees in history, finance and the law, degrees in law, Jon started his career as a credit reporter at Dun & Bradstreet, the storied New Jersey-based financial firm. Following that, he worked as a loan officer with Crocker National Bank, which was later bought by Wells Fargo, where he continued to work as a loan officer, portfolio manager, and credit analyst before he joined Wells Fargo Leasing Corporation, where he managed leasing operations in 12 states.
Soon after that, Jon Lampel led the recovery of Topa Equipment Leasing, Inc., before he went out on his own and cofounded the company that would eventually become LeasEquip, Inc. in 1981. Under Jon Lampel’s LeasEquip. many companies of all types and sizes who once had a difficult time acquiring the capital they needed to start up or expand their business now have the ability to acquire the expensive equipment they need because they can now lease it at an affordable rate.