George L. Lehnertz
George L. Lehnertz is a director with The Alta Group. He serves clients with extensive executive experience in vendor and captive finance services, domestic and international financial institutions, and industry mergers and acquisitions. As a leader in the equipment leasing and finance space, he helps develop and manage profitable business operations, purchase, sell, and integrate companies, and create successful business teams.
Based in Chicago, George served from 2004 to 2007 as Managing Director of Banc of America Leasing’s Global Vendor Finance unit. He led the integration of Bank of America and FleetBoston’s vendor finance organizations, which became the largest bank-owned vendor finance operation in the United States.
Prior to Bank of America’s acquisition of FleetBoston, he was Managing Director/CEO of the Specialized Financial Services unit of Fleet Capital, where he integrated Sanwa Business Credit Corporation and its business lines into the FleetBoston organization.
Earlier in his career he advanced professionally at Sanwa Business Credit Corp. (formerly Continental Illinois Leasing Corp.), becoming senior vice president of vendor finance, and ultimately, executive vice president/CFO. Prior to his years at Sanwa, George worked at LeaseAmerica Corp. and Commercial Credit Equipment Corp.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.