Our Team

We are comprised of the best people within the industry. Their dedication and hard work has made Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services a trusted advisor for our partners.

President

Jim Teal, President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Teal is responsible for all operations of the company including all aspects of the business such as vendor program development and management, credit, funding, lease documentation and management, accounting, IT and human resources. Prior to joining Hitachi Capital America in 2007, Mr. Teal served as EVP of Finance and Operations and as a Director at Sunrise International Leasing Corporation. Over his 13 years at Sunrise, Mr. Teal was responsible for virtually all operations of the company. Mr. Teal started his professional career at Arthur Andersen & Co. as a Certified Public Accountant.

Senior Leadership

Dave Gnade, Executive Vice President of Sales

Mr. Gnade is responsible for directing sales efforts to integrate new vendor programs nationwide into partnership with Hitachi Capital America. Mr. Gnade joined Hitachi Capital America in 2006 from Wells Fargo Financial Leasing. He has over 20 years of sales leadership experience in the leasing industry and most recently was an executive level manager at Wells Fargo. Mr. Gnade’s experience includes managing outside salespeople, national accounts, relationship management, product development and pricing strategies.

Jody Ainley, SVP, Vendor Services Group

Ms. Ainley is responsible for supervision of the operations staff and assuring that all documentation and funding packages are prepared and executed in a complete, accurate and timely manner so as to achieve full audit and internal review compliance. Ms. Ainley brings over 20 years of leasing industry experience. Prior to joining Hitachi Capital America in 2003, Ms. Ainley’s years in the industry were shared with companies such as Security Pacific Leasing, Cargill Leasing, Firstar Equipment Finance and Farm Credit Leasing.

Our Team

Many of our team members have built their careers around the industries they serve. Their dedication and support has enabled us to provide “best-in-class” customer service to all of our partners.

Careers

If you are interest in joining our team, view our current openings here.

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