A financing professional with over 30 years experience within the Banking and Leasing
industry. Pat joined Maxium in 2006 in the position of General Manager of the health
care vertical, Desante Financial. Prior to joining Maxium, Pat was the Canadian
President of CIT Equipment Finance. After joining Newcourt Credit Group (a Canadian
public company specializing in leasing) as Vice President and Director of Credit
in their health care business vertical in 1995, Pat progressed through the organization
adding additional business groups to his responsibility – including the Wholesale
Financing Group, Inventory Finance, the Transportation and Construction Group. After
the acquisition of Newcourt by CIT Financial in 1999, (the largest non-captive leasing
company in the U.S.), Pat undertook the challenge of consolidating 4 business verticals
within Canada before being named Canadian President of CIT Equipment Finance. This
newly-formed group employed over 250 people with 65 sales originators delivering
annual new originations of over $1.5 billion in its first year of consolidation.
A graduate of Toronto's York University, Pat began his banking career in Toronto
in 1975 with the National Bank of Canada. He held a number of management positions
during his banking career within both the marketing and credit areas of the bank,
gaining valuable experience through working in Western Canada for 5 years. Upon
his return to Toronto in 1984, he began his specialization within the Bank of Montreal's
commercial finance area until joining Newcourt Credit Corp. He has continually developed
his skills through professional development courses and through attending numerous
industry-related conferences, events and seminars.
During his tenure as President of CIT Canada, Pat served as a member of the Board
of Directors of the CFLA (Canadian Finance and Lease Association).
Pat, his wife, and their two university-aged boys are long-time residents of Maple,
Ontario. All are active in a number of sports and community activities.