Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp. Experts

Please feel free to contact any member of our team to find out more about leasing equipment for your business.

Mike Stepa

Mike Stepa

Vice President, Healthcare Equipment Leasing

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Mike is responsible for developing and managing national programs for vendors and manufacturers who sell equipment to physicians, hospitals, and healthcare professionals. Mike has been with Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp. since its inception and has developed many key partners in ophthalmic, podiatric, and ultrasound markets. His expertise lies in assessing the specific needs of both vendor and end user, and developing the custom financing program that will benefit all parties. Mike has gained more than 17 years of equipment finance sales experience while working for such companies such as Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank), Sovereign Bank, CitiCapital, and Canon Financial Services, Inc. Mike is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in finance.

Kayla Grahn

Kayla Grahn

Vice President, Business Development

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Kayla specializes in the veterinary and medical fields, maintaining existing vendor accounts, while cultivating relationships with new vendors. Kayla enthusiastically educates customers regarding all their finance options, determined to make the process as easy as possible. She seeks every opportunity to work closely with vendors to create unique problem-solving promotions and has a knack for helping to execute deals. Kayla previously worked in business and vendor relations at Stearns Bank. She is a graduate of St. Cloud University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with a minor in marketing.

Katie OMara

Katie O’Mara

Vice President, Credit and Originations

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Katie oversees and implements policies and procedures for credit, risk, and documentation at Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp. With an eye for detail and a passion for providing exceptional service, Katie is adept at managing the fast pace of the leasing industry. Katie has accrued nearly 20 years of leasing and finance experience, including her previous work at Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank), Patriot Commercial Leasing, and Keystone Financial Leasing. Katie attended Pennsylvania State University, and earned an associate of art degree with a concentration in finance from University of Phoenix.

Stephen Donahue

Stephen Donahue

Vice President, Business Development

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Stephen develops and manages customer finance programs for equipment manufacturers and distributors nationwide. Prior to joining Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp., Stephen held senior Business Development and Program Management positions with LEAF Commercial Capital, Tokai Financial Services and Butler Capital. Throughout his 25 years in the equipment finance industry, Stephen has designed sales enhancing programs for small manufacturers as well as Fortune 100 companies. His ability to blend an understanding of each partner’s sales cycle with a quick, streamlined approach to the financing aspect of a transaction is unique within the industry. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Stephen earned a bachelor of science degree in Economics.

George Bednar

George Bednar

Director of Sales, Veterinary Equipment Leasing and Commercial Equipment Leasing

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George works closely with suppliers, distributors and manufacturers veterinary and medical equipment. He is dedicated to establishing innovative finance and leasing programs designed to increase his customers’ overall sales. His experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry spans more than 28 years, half of which he spent in business development with Sovereign Bank, Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank), and Progress Bank. In addition George previously worked in credit management with Lease Programs, Inc., and FMC Finance Corp. George specializes in veterinary finance, and typically attends eight to 12 conferences a year in support of his customers in both the veterinary and medical equipment industries. George attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Allison Ivanovitz

Allison Ivanovitz

Vice President, New Business Development

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Allison develops valued relationships with commercial equipment vendors, manufacturers, and their customers for Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp. She is quick to identify a need or opportunity to provide superior service, and thrives on building specific knowledge of various industries and equipment. Allison is untiring in her goal to deliver tailored, first-class support to each customer. Prior to joining BEFC, Allison gained experience at Susquehanna Commercial Finance, and Element Financial Corp., where she acquired a strong understanding of the construction, agricultural, and landscape equipment markets. Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Delaware Valley College.

Angie Tschida

Angie Tschida

Vice President, Business Development

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Angie works diligently to serve current customers and vendors, while developing and strengthening relationships with new ones. Angie is known for providing outstanding customer service and for her zealous attention to detail. She ensures her customers and vendors are in the loop at all times. For Angie, each day brings a new challenge and an opportunity to hone her problem- solving skills. Prior to joining Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp., Angie worked in various aspects of leasing for eight years at Stearns Bank. She is graduate of Rasmussen College, where she earned an associate in applied science degree.

Jody Wagner

Jody Wagner

Vice President, Operations

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Jody manages all aspects of lease billing, collections, and the asset management process.  Jody ensures we continually improve our efficiency by analyzing and adapting our procedures to accommodate newer technologies. He thrives on the challenge of assuming a variety of responsibilities. Jody has been active in the leasing industry for more than 26 years with such companies as Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank) and American Equipment Leasing. Jody earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Millersville University.

Joseph Pucci

Joseph Pucci

President of BEFC

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Joe oversees the strategic direction and management of the company. With more than 30 years of experience in the leasing industry, Joe is team oriented and intensely focused on developing solutions that exceed customers’ expectations. A founding manager of Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp., Joe formerly led the Northeast Region Healthcare Finance Group at GE Capital. Previously, he directed the commercial and healthcare leasing sales initiatives at Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank). A graduate of Temple University, Joe earned a master’s degree in business administration from St. Joseph’s University.

Scott Lipka

Scott Lipka

Vice President, Director of Syndication and Broker Services

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Scott manages both the syndication and broker origination business for Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp. Organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful, Scott values the relationships he has built over the years. He enjoys developing new relationships and fostering their growth. Scott brings more than 20 years in sales and management experience to BEFC. He worked previously at Advanta Leasing, Court Square Leasing Corp (a subsidiary of Provident Bank), DLL, Marlin Leasing, and Susquehanna Commercial Finance. A graduate of Widener University, Scott holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Lorraine Perkins

Lorraine Perkins

Vice President, Business Development Officer

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Lorraine is responsible for developing and managing new relationships with vendor manufacturer and distributor reps for national and regional programs who sell to veterinarians, physicians, dentists and healthcare professionals. Focused, customer first and diligent, Lorraine always values the true vendor relationship where she is an active partner in providing financial solutions to help close the sale. She continuously strives to strengthen business relationships, exceed expectations and excels at customer service. From originating to existing accounts, Lorraine utilizes her strong interpersonal skills at the sales and upper management levels within the vendor organization. Prior to joining Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp, Lorraine held marketing, operations, program management and sales positions with DLL Financial Services and Copelco/Citicapital with over 20 years of experience. Lorraine is a graduate of Washington State University with a bachelor of arts degree in Social Sciences.



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Beneficial Equipment Finance Corp.
165 Pottstown Pike
Chester Springs, Pa 19425

877.880.9020
leasing@thebeneficial.com
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Routing No: 236075689
SWIFT Code: BENFUS33

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