Our Leadership

The leadership team at Crestmark brings with them a host of diverse financial backgrounds and expertise, including: traditional banking, commercial lending, commercial finance (including asset-based lending, factoring and leasing). They’ve also worked as business advisors and in entrepreneurial ventures. They are active on numerous advisory boards, as well as in community organizations where they are members of groups that work with young businesses in need of financial advice; present at conferences; and publish articles about the industry. As members of industry groups such as the ABA, BBB, CFA, ELFA, IFA, and many more, they are active in the business community to ensure that Crestmark knows the best and most efficient way to provide working capital solutions to businesses that need it – when they need it most. What you will find consistent about everyone on our leadership team is his or her drive to help. When you hear them talk about the businesses and clients that have thrived through their relationship with Crestmark, it becomes increasingly clear why they got involved in this business in the first place. They like to help. To read more about our executive team, click on the names below.

Executive Committee

Christopher R. Soupal
Commercial Finance Division President

Matt Barbuscak
Chief Control Officer

Larry Pearce
Chief Lending Officer

Steve Gross
Working Capital | Business Unit President

David Menoian
Structured Finance | Business Unit President

Rick Pierman
Equipment Finance | Business Unit President

James M. Recker
Managing Counsel


Alex Echevarria
Crestmark Vendor Finance

Jon Ellis
Alternative Energy

Dean Allman
Sales Manager, Crestmark Equipment Finance

James Farrell
Division Sales Manager

Mark Collins
Eastern Division Sales Manager

Rich Flamang
Western Division Sales Manager

Julie Halbert
Underwriting Manager

Teri Haynes
Corporate Operations Manager

Bob Leonard
Managing Director of Indirect Originations, Crestmark Equipment Finance

Arick Levine
Sales Manager, Crestmark Equipment Finance

Jeff Silverstein
Portfolio Manager

Andrew K. Swanson
Field Exam Manager