Andrew G. Mesches
- Extensive knowledge in credit underwriting, credit policy, portfolio management, compliance and collections.
- Long-time member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and has served on its Credit/Collections and Basel II Advisory committees; recipient of ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012
- More than three decades of work in the highly regulated bank industry, with special expertise in portfolio management and mitigating risk.
Andrew G. (Andy) Mesches, a director at The Alta Group, helps companies increase the growth and profitability of leasing and finance operations by improving their credit risk management strategies. He has extensive expertise in credit underwriting, credit policy, portfolio management, compliance, and collections.
He has worked in the financial services industry for four decades, including three in the highly regulated banking industry. Mesches particularly enjoys working with organizations to institute proven and effective approaches to mitigate risk.
“My goal is to help clients recognize the significant amount of profit that can be generated through a commitment to sound risk management strategies, rather than just focusing on sales.”
Prior to joining Alta, Mesches was executive vice president and chief risk officer at Key Equipment Finance in Superior, Colo., from 1995-2010. There, he was responsible for the management of the company’s $10 billion loan and lease portfolio. Preceding Key, Mesches was senior vice president for credit and operations at BancOne Leasing Corporation in Columbus, Ohio. His BancOne responsibilities included management of a $5 billion loan and lease portfolio, various equipment management activities and human resources.
Earlier in his career, Mesches held vice president and assistant vice president positions at San Francisco-based United States Leasing Corp. and Bank of the West, respectively. He began his career at the State Bank of Albany in Albany, N.Y., holding various management roles.
Mesches is a long-time member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and has served on the association’s Credit/Collections and Basel II Advisory committees. He received ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2012 for his work on behalf of the industry.
Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Human Capital located at the University at Buffalo and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Arts & Science from 2008 – 2012.
He received a B.A. Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and also did graduate work at the State University of New York – Albany.
Andrew G. Mesches
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