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ABOUT

We are a national, independent leasing company that takes pride in our service, flexibility, and long-term relationships we form with our clients and partners. We work closely with our clients to offer cost-effective, customized leasing solutions for technology equipment, software and services. 

OUR STORY

Vantage was founded in 2011 by two industry veterans, Bob Murphy and Bill Foudray. They have over 40 years of combined equipment finance industry experience and wanted to help our clients grow and succeed by better managing their technology equipment.

 

By taking a long term relationship approach to client and partner relationships, Vantage believes that helping our clients succeed is the best way to build extremely loyal relationships. This is our founding principle and remains the heart and soul of Vantage Financial.

Over the course of the company's life we have forged strong partnerships and friendships with clients, vendors, and banks. We have an entrepreneurial spirit that rings throughout the company and we take great pride in our unmatched quality and service.

Today, we have established ourselves as a nationally recognized equipment leasing company with equipment leased in all 50 states. We are excited to see what our future holds as we continue to grow and implement innovative solutions to assist our clients and partners in strategically acquiring their technology.

LEADERSHIP

Robert Murphy - CEO


Robert Murphy Headshot Bob has over 40 years of progressive executive management experience including over 21 years in the equipment leasing industry. Bob co-founded Fidelity National Capital, an independent equipment leasing company, in 1999, and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at for Winthrop Resources which he helped to lead to an IPO in 1992 and a subsequent sale of the company in 1997. Prior to his employment at Winthrop, Bob held sales and management positions at various technology companies including Santa Barbara Laboratories, Via Video, IPL Systems, Documation, and Memorex. Bob has a Bachelor's degree from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. bmurphy@vantagefncl.com | 805-683-9595 | LinkedIn




William Foudray - Executive Vice President


William Foudray Headshot Bill has over 20 years of progressive financial services leadership experience while at Ford Motor Credit Company, Winthrop Resources Corporation, and Fidelity National Capital, Inc. Bill co-founded Fidelity National Capital, Inc. in 1999 with Bob Murphy and was instrumental in growing the company to over $275M in leased assets and one of the leading third party technology leasing companies. While at Fidelity, Bill served in numerous roles including Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President. He was also instrumental in the sale of the company to TCF Bank in 2009. Bill has an MBA from the University of Minnesota. wfoudray@vantagefncl.com | 952-224-5043 | LinkedIn




Marc Snover - SVP Operations


Marc Snover Headshot Marc is a Senior Vice President at Vantage Financial with responsibilities spanning across operations. Marc and his team are responsible for lease pricing and structure, financial risk mitigation, documentation, remarketing and other sales support functions. Marc has over 4 years of equipment leasing experience. He started his leasing career in the Equipment Finance division of TCF Bank, a $20Bn+ asset financial institution located in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to becoming a senior leasing executive, Marc spent nearly a decade in mergers and acquisitions and equity research. He began his career as a dealmaker at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City and later as a founding member of Target Corporation’s Corporate Development group where he led a number of strategic acquisitions and growth projects for the organization. Ultimately, Marc went on to co-found his own business prior to entering the world of equipment leasing. msnover@vantagefncl.com | 952-224-4098 | LinkedIn




Ryan Danielson - SVP, South & West


Ryan has over 17 years in sales, finance and leadership experience during his time at Popp Communications, Niscayah (a Black and Decker Company) and Winthrop Resources Corporation. In 2006, Ryan became the National Director of Vendor Programs at Winthrop Resources Corporation, one of the largest technology finance and leasing companies in the United States. In 2011, he was hired by Vantage Financial to help ensure quick and strategic growth, where he is now the Senior Vice President of the South and West Regions. Ryan’s career is emphasized by his ability to create and grow strategic partnerships with banks, technology vendors and clients. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Ryan resides in Austin, TX.

rdanielson@vantagefncl.com | 512-814-0340 | LinkedIn




Greg Cousins - SVP, East


Greg Cousins Headshot Currently leading the East Region, Greg joined Vantage Financial in its founding year, bringing 6 years of leasing experience from a regional independent. Greg has a track record of increasing leadership and achievement dating back to his previous tenure with Pfizer Inc. Greg has a bachelor’s degree in business administration/finance from the University of Richmond. gcousins@vantagefncl.com | 203-453-3922 | LinkedIn




Brian Bagley - SVP, Midwest


Brian Bagley HeadshotBrian started his career in the technology industry and served in a variety of finance and leadership positions at Comdisco and N’Compass Solutions. In 1999, he helped to start Enventis, a technology services company that grew from six founding employees to more than 75 employees and $65 million in revenue before being sold to Minnesota Power in Duluth. Brian joined Vantage Financial in 2014 and is responsible for sales leadership and business development for the Midwest Region. Brian received a bachelor’s degree in business from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota and a master’s degree in business with an accounting degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. bbagley@vantagefncl.com | 952-283-1889 | LinkedIn




Colin Merrigan - VP Finance


Colin Merrigan Headshot Colin joined Vantage in 2015, after his time at a consulting firm in Minneapolis. He has been involved in various roles at Vantage and currently oversees Vantage’s Banking Relationships and Credit Department. Prior to this, Colin spent a year in the Benedictine Volunteer Corps, serving in Guatemala and Spain. Colin has Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University, and was a member of their 2013 National Championship Rugby Team. cmerrigan@vantagefncl.com | 952-353-9901 | LinkedIn




Stacy Hoffman - Director of Sales Operations


Stacy Hoffman Headshot Stacy has over 20 years of service in the equipment leasing and financing industry while at TCF Equipment Finance, Fidelity National Capital, Inc., Winthrop Resources Corporation, and now Vantage Financial, LLC. She has been heavily involved with front-end operations teams serving both external and internal customers. Stacy’s experience includes client services, documentation management, leasing system upgrades, and company-wide process and procedure development. Stacy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris. shoffman@vantagefncl.com | 952.223.1260 | LinkedIn




Jackie Jones - Director of Marketing


Jackie Jones Headshot

Jackie joined Vantage in 2018 to support and grow the company marketing initiatives. Her previous experience includes marketing campaigns and communications, event planning and various B2B initiatives with regional and national companies. In her current role, Jackie works closely with sales and leadership to increase brand awareness, enhance marketing resources, provide strategic communications and support the sales team in developing strong customer and vendor relationships. Jackie graduated with a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Minnesota State University, Mankato where she was a member of the collegiate volleyball team.

jjones@vantagefncl.com | 952.353.9861 | LinkedIn





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MISSION, VISION, VALUES
Mission

Provide our clients with value-added technology financing solutions based on long-term client and partner relationships built on exceptional service, creativity, and integrity.

Vision

Inspire our clients to grow their businesses by fueling them with the capital, expertise, and creativity to achieve their goals.

Values

Collective Committment

Entrepreneurial

Greater Good

Leadership

Humility

Legacy

UNIQUE OFFERINGS
tradeIT®

Let us take the hassle out of recycling old equipment, tradeIT! We will handle the disposition of your old assets through our many re-marketing partners and give you credit towards a new lease with us.

inspireIT

We take great pride in giving back to causes that matter to both us and our valued clients. inspireIT is a program created for our clients in education - $1 per device for the first 1,000 devices leased with Vantage will be donated to a cause of your choice that's making a difference in your local community.

flexIT

We understand that things don't always go according to plan and that is why we created flexIT. If for some reason you are unhappy with your equipment or it isn't performing how you had hoped, we offer you the flexibility to return it and get equipment that will be right for you.

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