Paul W. Frechette

Paul W. Frechette

Director, Client Relations and Consulting

  • Engaged in Alta’s client relations efforts.
  • Expert in strategic and financial planning, tactical execution, organizational leadership, client development, and mergers & acquisitions.
  • Former chair of the ELFA’s Vendor Programs Business Council Steering Committee; former vice chairman and treasurer of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.
  • Nearly four decades of experience in equipment operations, credit, sales, marketing, and executive management; COO of major bank-held lessor; COO of major global technology captive finance organization.

Paul W. Frechette is a director and is engaged in client relations efforts for The Alta Group, counseling Alta clients on building new markets, driving revenue growth, and improving market positioning. Clients also leverage Paul’s deep experience in business expansion through new vendor relationships and mergers and acquisitions.

“Each and every company Alta works with has completely unique challenges and opportunities.  I enjoy consulting engagements where the work is geared to crafting initiatives designed to improve and expand customer financing activities.  Clients learn from me, and I always learn from clients.”

His accomplished career in vendor and captive finance includes a focus on strategic and financial planning, tactical execution, quality controls, organizational leadership, and hands-on client development activities on a global basis. When he joined Alta in 2011, he managed the consultancy’s captive and vendor finance practice. Paul will continue to be a part of Alta’s team on client engagements involving captive and vendor formation and development.

Prior to joining Alta, he was a business unit manager with Bank of the West Equipment Finance Division, with responsibilities including managing the healthcare and technology business units.  Earlier in his career, he was executive vice president at EverBank Commercial Finance (formerly Tygris Commercial Finance), part of the management team responsible for the growth of its vendor finance business. Paul’s background also includes the position of corporate vice president and chief operating officer of Sun Microsystems Global Financial Services, a $1 billion captive finance organization now part of Oracle Credit Corp. He also was president of Key Equipment Finance’s commercial leasing services group, responsible for direct sales, leveraged leasing, corporate aircraft financing and capital market activities. Additionally, he held corporate management positions with Heller Financial, Fleet Credit, and U.S. Leasing International.

Paul is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), where he previously chaired its Vendor Programs Business Council Steering Committee. He is a former treasurer and vice chairman of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he is a former advisory board member for the institution’s business school.

Contact Information

Paul W. Frechette
+1 707-395-0634 (voice)
+1 707-799-3060 (mobile)