Key Equipment Finance Names Jefferson Peters Business Banking Lease Manager

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Peters offers 16 years experience in business equipment financing and leasing, with a focus on the Oregon market.

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has named Jefferson Peters business banking lease manager in Portland, Ore. In this role, Peters will lead business equipment financing and leasing efforts in the region.

“Jefferson has 16 years of experience in the equipment finance industry and is very well known in the Portland business community,” said David Lempko, senior vice president and business banking sales director for Key Equipment Finance. “His background and experience make him a great partner to the KeyBank business banking teams he will support throughout the state of Oregon.”

Prior to joining Key, Peters was the president of a successful lease brokerage and was a regional sales manager for a local equipment finance company in Portland.

Peters has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon.

Key’s business banking experts offer finance and leasing expertise to a range of industries, like renewable energy, government, business and healthcare. Learn more at

About Key Equipment Finance
Key Equipment Finance is one of the largest bank-based equipment finance providers in the U.S. The company provides tailored equipment lease and finance solutions for commercial clients and government entities. Through its vendor services unit, equipment finance programs are developed for manufacturers, distributors and resellers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Key Equipment Finance’s specialty finance group includes a lease capital markets team to support corporations looking to optimize risk and revenue, and a lender finance team, which provides structured facilities to various sectors of the specialty finance market.

Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, Key Equipment Finance manages $8.5 billion in assets and originates nearly $4 billion of equipment financing annually. The company has management and operations bases in Albany, New York; London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Italy; Paris, France and Toronto, Canada. The company, which supports clients in 17 countries, employs approximately 500 people worldwide and has been in the equipment financing business for 40 years. For more information, visit

About KeyCorp
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $90.7 billion at September 30, 2013.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 14 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.

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