- More than 30 years of experience in global asset financing industry; expertise in vendor and captive finance programs.
- Held executive leadership positions in sales and operations while at IBM Global Financing.
- Equipment financing consulting experience in the U.S., Europe and China.
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association from 2005-07.
Chuck Thomas, a director at The Alta Group, has worked in the asset financing industry for more than 30 years. He has broad experience in all aspects of equipment and services financing with particular expertise in forming and managing vendor and captive financing programs.
Since joining Alta in 2011, Chuck has helped numerous equipment manufacturers, captive, vendor and independent financing providers, and financing support services companies develop strategic plans, optimize organization structures, identify and implement new growth initiatives, and create and improve operations, sales coverage and go-to-market programs.
Prior to Alta, Chuck held executive leadership positions and world-wide responsibilities at IBM Global Financing in direct and re-seller channel sales, marketing, operations, pricing, contract practices, information technology and business transformation. He also provided asset financing consulting and project management services for clients in Western and Central Europe, and gained firsthand knowledge of the Chinese market during a one-year assignment in China and follow-on engagements helping two major Chinese technology companies develop strategic financing programs.
His practical experience in many disciplines, coupled with a global perspective and keen interest in rapidly evolving financing landscape, give Chuck a holistic and objective understanding of asset and solution financing strategies, operations, challenges and solutions.
“Financing is a competitive differentiation that belongs in every manufacturer’s and solution provider’s sales kit. My goal is to help product sellers and financing providers build the strategies, offerings and infrastructure to deliver that winning edge to their clients and sales channels in a simple, logical and timely manner.”
Chuck has been an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association for many years, serving on its Board of Directors from 2005-07. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles. He resides in Connecticut.
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