David Lempko has joined Key Equipment Finance as senior vice president, middle market sales director. In this role, Lempko will develop a systematic approach to new client acquisition and lead a team of middle market equipment finance officers for the northeast region.
Lempko brings more than 30 years of experience in equipment finance to his new position. He joined Key Equipment Finance when KeyCorp acquired First Niagara. Lempko assumed the role of senior vice president and sales director after demonstrating innovative approaches to equipment financing and his remarkable leadership as sales director and later president for First Niagara’s equipment finance division over the last two years.
“As a leading equipment finance senior executive, David has demonstrated extreme success in a variety of financial services positions,” said Peter Bullen, senior vice president for Key Equipment Finance. “David combines his operations experience with his exceptional business sense to deliver a high-level management style. Our clients and equipment finance team are fortunate to have so
meone of David’s caliber managing our northeast equipment finance efforts, and I look forward to working alongside him.”
Lempko joined First Niagara Leasing as sales director for the northeast region in 2014; this followed seven years in the business banking division with Key Equipment Finance as sales director, and working his up to senior vice president. Prior to Key Equipment Finance, Lempko held various positions of increasing responsibility with Automatic Data Processing, AT&T Capital Corporation and Executive Leasing, Inc. He is also an active member of the Certified Lease and Finance Professionals Foundation.
Lempko has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He also holds certifications from Cornell University’s Executive Management School and the University of Buffalo’s Human Resource Management program.