Key Equipment Finance Names Chad Owens Leasing Manager for Ohio

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Owens will offer business equipment financing solutions to the Ohio region.

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Chad is a proven sales leader and manager with 14 years of experience. - Deborah B. Brown, senior vice president, large corporate and Great Lakes regional sales director for Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has named Chad Owens leasing manager for Ohio. In this role, Owens will identify, develop and close end-user based equipment loan and equipment leasing transactions in the region, which includes Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Northeast Kentucky.

“Chad is a proven sales leader and manager with 14 years of experience,” said Deborah B. Brown, senior vice president, large corporate and Great Lakes regional sales director for Key Equipment Finance. “I look forward to working with him to provide superior equipment financing service and expertise in this region.”

Before joining Key Equipment, Owens was vice president and director of capital markets – foreign exchange for The Huntington National Bank, which followed several commercial banking and business equipment finance sales positions of increasing responsibility. He also held positions at Bank of America Practice Solutions.

Owens has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University. He also completed a one-year international business program at Ecole Supieure de Commerce in Rennes, France.

Key Equipment Finance offers equipment financing and business leasing solutions to a range of business types and industries. 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 has assets of approximately $91 billion.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses under the name of 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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