History

 

When First American Equipment Finance was formed in 1994, the concept was simple: lend money to the largest and most creditworthy businesses in the U.S. We hired for attitude and potential, eliminated fees, simplified documentation and organized into high-performing teams to provide sophisticated corporate borrowers with the best experience and service imaginable.

This strategy was fundamentally different. The fact that we have been successful year after year is proof that it is possible to organize a commercial lending business in a brand new way – in a way that values and respects the customer.

We are a team of approximately 175 employees, headquartered just outside of Rochester, New York. We are one of the largest and most respected equipment leasing companies in the U.S.

Our employees are engaged, dedicated professionals who take personal pride in building a different and better business. We hire the best and the brightest students from top universities and graduate schools, and offer professional training and responsibility. Twice a year, we measure employee loyalty and are proud to report that First American exceeds benchmarks set by loyalty leaders profiled in the Harvard Business Review publication, Loyalty Rules, by Frederick Richheld.

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