Diane Croessmann is a director at the Alta Group where she brings extensive experience in the equipment and financing industry. Her career has focused on designing, deploying and managing equipment leasing, financing and managed services programs both nationally and internationally. Today, she brings that experience to a broad spectrum of clients who require support in examining strategies for market entry, asset management, managed services and a wide range of other activities that focus on developing and optimizing equipment leasing, financing and managed services opportunities.
Before joining The Alta Group, Diane served as the worldwide managing director of Lenovo Financial Services where she designed and implemented a global strategy for their equipment leasing and managed services solutions.
Prior to Lenovo, Diane held multiple domestic and international executive level positions at Xerox where she was primarily involved in the development and deployment for a multi-billion-dollar captive leasing business. Other executive level experience at Xerox included being the comptroller of North America, vice president of customer operations, vice president/director of worldwide strategy, vice president/director of business transformation for the managed services business division, and general manager of leasing and customer business operations for Eastern Europe/Middle East, Latin America and India.
Diane had the pleasure to serve on the board of directors and executive committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, where she was involved in driving industry awareness for managed services. She is also a recognized industry speaker on topics including changes in lease accounting and migration to managed services offerings.
After graduating from Syracuse University in New York with a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a minor in art, Diane started her early career as a certified public accountant with Ernst and Young. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. In her spare time, she is an avid swimmer, artist and passionate cook.