PHOENIX, AZ- OneWorld Business Finance announces Board of Directors election results. The member-owners of OneWorld Business Finance ”25 strong” elected two new board members at its annual meeting earlier this month in San Diego, CA. Elected were Marc Keepman of KLC Financial in Minnetonka, MN, and Kip Amstutz , of Mantis Financial in Austin, TX. Additionally, David Stearns , of American Leasing Alliance in Algonquin, IL, was elected to the position of Director Emeritus of the OneWorld Business Finance board. Mr. Stearns is the founder of OneWorld Business Finance and has served on the board since OneWorld’s inception in 2002. The officers of the board remain the same, with Stan Ragley of Leasing Resources, Inc. as Chairman, Chris Cooper of Alternative Capital as Vice Chairman, Aaron Rios of ProLease as Treasurer, and Linda Jolicoeur of Target Equipment Leasing as Secretary. Lou Manitzas of OneSource Financial continues as President of the cooperative.
About OneWorld Business Finance OneWorld Business Finance is a Delaware corporation with its operations office in Phoenix , AZ. OneWorld is a business cooperative created to help independent equipment leasing and finance companies further their common interests and to obtain greater marketing strength and funding power in the industry. OneWorld operates on a cooperative basis and is owned and controlled by its members who use its services. OneWorld’s motto is “Strength in numbers,” and its goal is to leverage the volume of the co-op to provide members with revenue opportunities, business services, national vendor programs, best practice activities and access to funding sources that may be unobtainable individually.
OneWorld Business Finance actively pursues new members that have demonstrated ethical leasing standards over many years. Membership qualifications require a commitment to the broker/lessor equipment leasing and finance industry, strong consistent leadership and a willingness to share experiences with like-minded industry participants.
During 2008, OneWorld members originated equipment finance transactions of nearly $400 million for its customers and vendor-partners.
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