Syndications Executive


Syndications Executive

FAIRPORT, NY – [October 01, 2015]- First American Equipment Finance today announced that Janice Schawillie has joined the company in the role of Vice President, Capital Markets.

Schawillie has extensive experience in equipment finance syndications. She joins First American from First Niagara Leasing, where she had a similar role, and she has also held leadership positions at Chase Equipment Leasing (now known as Chase Equipment Finance) and its predecessor companies. A longtime upstate NY resident, Schawillie earned her bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester. 


First American Equipment Finance ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles-based City National Bank ( First American is ranked among the largest equipment finance companies in the United States, and provides commercial equipment financing to the most creditworthy and sophisticated commercial borrowers in the country. First American was recognized eight times on the Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 listing of the fastest growing private companies in the United States and four times among the Best Places to Work in New York State (10-249 employees). Most recently, First American has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, as also among Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. 

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