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Key executives take larger roles

By Amy Thomas in Company News Posted June 5, 2019

Key executives take larger rolesKey Equipment Finance announced today that Shawn Arnone, Dave Lempko and Don Phillips have all assumed expanded leadership roles within the company.

Roles evolve to meet business needs

Arnone has assumed the role of senior vice president of Commercial Vendor programs, increasing his scope of responsibility from major technology accounts to overseeing all of Key Equipment Finance’s vendor offerings across technology, industrial and healthcare. He will report to Amy Gross, executive vice president of Key Equipment Finance, Government and Vendor.

Lempko, now reporting to Arnone, will oversee both emerging technology and major technology divisions. This will enable the company to better meet the needs of emerging technology clients as they grow.

Phillips has been promoted to senior vice president of Key Municipal Finance. In this role he will oversee both direct and vendor offerings for the municipal sector, also reporting to Gross. This new alignment will bring the company’s municipal businesses together under one umbrella and enhance its support for both state and local government entities and vendor partners.

Changes tap into exceptional leadership

“We are continually looking for ways to better meet the needs of our clients as they evolve and grow in today’s dynamic business environment,” said Gross. “Shawn, Don and Dave are all exceptional leaders with deep industry expertise, and I am excited to work with them all in their expanded roles.”

Phillips joined Key Municipal Finance as a senior vice president in 2012; Arnone joined Key Equipment Finance as vice president of sales, technology finance in 2015; and Lempko first joined the company’s bank channel team in 2007, returning in 2017 as senior vice president.

Sector capabilities support customers

Technology vendors

When it comes to technology vendor financing, Key Equipment Finance has consistently provided access to reliable capital and numerous resources that streamline vendor sales efforts and exceed customer expectations.

Because Key specializes in all facets of IT financing, it can develop a plan to bundle a variety of assets into one plan, which means vendors can enjoy higher margins while helping their customers meet their growth and expansion plans.

Municipal finance

Key also offers decades of experience and full regulatory knowledge to help municipalities acquire the equipment they need now, with reduced costs and effort.

Adapting to the evolving financing needs of tax-exempt clients — such as crumbling infrastructure, shifting technology and aging populations — requires new solutions delivered in new ways. Tax-exempt municipal finance options can help municipalities save money and meet requirements.

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