George L. Lehnertz

George L. Lehnertz


  • Extensive expertise with vendor and captive market, domestic and international financial institutions, large bank leasing organizations and mergers & acquisitions.
  • Former managing director of the Global Vendor Finance unit of Banc of America Leasing, the nation’s largest bank-owned vendor finance organization.
  • Broad experience in developing/realigning business plans and the subsequent tactical implementation.
  • Over 35 years industry experience building profitable businesses, integrating companies, and creating successful business teams.

George L. Lehnertz, a director with The Alta Group, brings extensive executive experience with vendor and captive finance services, domestic and international financial institutions, and industry mergers and acquisitions. He has helped develop, build, and manage profitable business operations; purchase, sell, and integrate companies; and create successful business teams.

“What I enjoy and believe our clients value is the way our consultancy can bring its collective focus on any of the disciplines required to make an equipment leasing and finance business successful—from market entry strategy, through successful execution of a plan.”

Based in Chicago, George served from 2004 to 2007 as managing director of Banc of America Leasing’s Global Vendor Finance unit. He was responsible for integrating Bank of America and FleetBoston’s vendor finance organization, 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.

Contact Information

George L. Lehnertz
+1 312 613 1970