Key Equipment Finance Names Mark H. Thomas Senior Vice President and West Region Sales Director for Bank Channel

Thomas brings performance-driven sales management experience in bank equipment leasing and financing.

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Mark is an experienced sales management professional with extensive knowledge about the equipment financing needs of businesses in the western region. - Peter K. Bullen, senior vice president, bank channel for Key Equipment Finance

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 17, 2013

Key Equipment Finance, one of the nation’s largest bank-held equipment finance companies and an affiliate of KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY), has named Mark H. Thomas senior vice president and west region sales director for the bank channel. In this role, Thomas will manage the direct sales team for the west region of Key Equipment Finance.

“Mark is an experienced sales management professional with extensive knowledge about the equipment financing needs of businesses in the western region,” said Peter K. Bullen, senior vice president, bank channel for Key Equipment Finance. “He has a quantifiable track record in business development and revenue generation, and I look forward to his contributions to our direct sales group.”

Prior to joining Key, Thomas was division manager and regional sales manager for the mountain region at Zions Credit Corp. Before that, he was national sales manager of direct sales and vendor services for ACC Capital Corp.

Thomas graduated from the University of Utah and lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children.

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 http://www.KEFonline.com.

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 https://www.key.com/. KeyBank is Member FDIC.