Amy Gross, who leads Key Equipment Finance's commercial and government vendor groups, was recently recognized by industry publication Monitor as a top woman in the equipment finance industry.
Gross took over as executive vice president of the Key Equipment Finance Vendor and Government divisions in April 2019. She currently oversees the alignment of the company’s commercial and government vendor capabilities to provide broader client offerings to manufacturers and distributors, as well as federal and municipal governments.
Gross joined Key Government Finance in May 2009 as vice president, Federal Finance. She was named senior vice president, Municipal Finance for Key Government Finance in March 2011 before her promotion to the executive leadership team as the director of the entire Key Government Finance platform in March 2016. Prior to joining Key, she worked for GE Capital for 17 years in numerous sales and management positions within GE Capital Vendor Financial Services and GE Government Finance.
"She has a successful track record of partnering with manufacturers and business leaders throughout the community to ensure seamless delivery of tax-exempt and federal finance products to their government clients," Monitor said. "During her tenure with Key Equipment Finance, she was instrumental in leading the municipal finance team to achieve 250% growth over an eight-year period."
Gross served as a member of KeyBank’s Diversity & Inclusion Council as a co-chair for the commercial bank. She is currently a member of KeyBank’s Women’s Network and an active mentor in KeyBank’s mentor program. Gross also participates in KeyBank’s Neighbors Make a Difference Day, as well as numerous networking and educational events associated with the University of Colorado Boulder.
"Gross demonstrates a collaborative leadership style with an innovative, strategic approach to driving successful partnerships both internally and externally," the publication said. "She values strong connections to her team and clients and is dedicated to ensuring an engaged, diverse and high-performing workforce. Gross promotes a transparent team culture and values innovative ideas, encouraging her team to share best practices with each other for both professional development and to improve the client experience."
She is also a member of the Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), and the ELFA's Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee.
Flexibility pushes organization forward
Don Phillips, senior vice president of Key Municipal Finance, said flexibility is the key to Amy’s success.