Customers Commercial Finance bolsters business development team with additions of industry veterans Christopher Clark and Robert Rose

PORTSMOUTH, NH, August 7, 2020 — Customers Commercial Finance (CCF), the nationally recognized equipment finance and leasing specialist, announced today the additions of Christopher Clark and Robert Rose as Senior Vice Presidents – Business Development Managers. Clark and Rose are both highly regarded sales professionals and will focus on building relationships with end-users, OEMs and vendors in CCF’s targeted verticals of plastics, packaging, crane, marine and construction.

“Despite the challenging national environment, the equipment finance market remains healthy and competitive so the opportunity to add the experience and talents of Chris Clark and Bob Rose is quite a fortunate one,” said Samuel H. Smith III, President of Customers Commercial Finance. “Chris and Bob embody the exact type of industry expertise and solution-oriented initiative that CCF espouses.”

Clark is a 31-year veteran of the equipment finance and leasing industry, starting as a collector and credit analyst, developing into a successful sales executive with GE Capital, First Niagara, Wells Fargo, and Santander. Though based in upstate New York, Chris brings a national perspective. “My historic and prospective client base will be very enthused by the offerings, knowledge and efficiencies of the CCF team,” stated Clark.

Rose is embarking on his 37th year in the equipment finance industry, also having learned the business as a collector and credit analyst, transitioning to sales and originations over the last two decades. Before joining CCF, Bob was the President of Harbour Capital’s Transportation Group for 12 years. Prior to that he served in credit and sales roles at Signal Capital, TRAC Associates and Equilease. Rose will be based in CCF’s Portsmouth, NH headquarters. “In today’s environment, clients are begging for professionalism, integrity, genuine interest in their business and new ideas. It’s refreshing to see that these are fundamental principles of CCF,” said Rose.

About Customers Commercial Finance

Customers Commercial Finance, LLC (CCF) is an equipment finance and leasing firm delivering the best of both worlds: the responsiveness and deep-domain expertise of a specialty finance company coupled with the stability and low cost of a growing bank. Based in Portsmouth, NH, Customers Commercial Finance services a nationwide client base, focused on several industry silos including Plastics, Packaging, Crane/Construction, Marine, Food Processing, Aircraft, and others. CCF was recently named to the Monitor 100, showcasing the leading equipment finance and leasing firms in the US and is a subsidiary of $17.9B NYSE-listed, Customers Bank, a community-based, full-service bank with headquarters in West Reading, PA.

For more information, please contact:

Laurie Barrett
CCF Business & Executive Administrator (603) 205-8439 [email protected]