Crestmark Welcomes Jeremy Borkowski, Douglas Lee, Melissa Perkins and Randall Pundzus to Equipment Finance Division

TROY, Mich., (June 6, 2019) — Crestmark is pleased to announce four new appointments in its equipment finance division: Jeremy Borkowski, managing director, corporate finance; Douglas Lee, director of pricing; Melissa Perkins, counsel; and Randall Pundzus, regional vice president.

“We are thrilled to have these new team members onboard,” said Tom Rutherford, Crestmark Equipment Finance president. “These talented professionals bring diverse experience across the CEF business platform. Their insight will help us to better serve our clients, and position us for continued growth.”

Jeremy Borkowski joins Crestmark Equipment Finance as managing director, corporate finance, and represents the sales team in the east. He is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, and reports to Arick Levine, Eastern Division sales manager. Before joining Crestmark, Borkowski served as senior director, structured finance for PNC Equipment Finance, LLC. There, he was responsible for executing market coverage for large ticket equipment financing and major accounts coverage of select vendor programs. Previously, he worked for General Electric Capital Corp., where he served numerous roles: senior vice president, energy financial services; vice president, national sales manager for intermediary funding group; account executive for intermediary funding group; and senior risk analyst for commercial equipment financing. Borkowski also served as a credit analyst for Barnett Bank and Continental Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from St. Joseph’s University.

Douglas Lee joins Crestmark Equipment Finance as director of pricing. He is based in Baltimore, Maryland, and reports to Jim Noyes, managing director, asset management. Lee comes to Crestmark from Presidential Bank, where he was vice president, equipment finance, and was responsible for growing the equipment financing portfolio by acquiring transactions in the syndication market. Preceding roles include syndication manager for Element Fleet Management Corp.; business development manager for Cisco Systems, Inc.; and deal manager for GE Commercial Finance. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.

Melissa Perkins joins Crestmark Equipment Finance as counsel. She is based at Crestmark’s corporate offices in Troy, and reports to Jim Recker, division chief operating officer and general counsel. Before joining Crestmark, Perkins served as an attorney for Hainer & Berman, P.C., where her primary areas of practice included commercial transactions, real estate transactions, creditor’s rights, estate planning and litigation. Prior experience also includes nearly 16 years of service at Shaheen, Jacobs & Ross, P.C., where she was an attorney, as well as a law clerk early in her career. Perkins also served as a staff attorney for First Place Bank. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Albion College and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School. Perkins’ membership affiliations include the State Bar of Michigan and Inforum, a Michigan-based professional women’s alliance.

Randall Pundzus joins Crestmark as regional vice president, and represents the sales team in the west. He is based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, and reports to Chris Emge, Western Division sales manager. Pundzus comes to Crestmark from Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC, where he served as senior vice president, and was responsible for growing client retention and fee volume with a focus on core collaterals such as construction, manufacturing and transportation. Earlier, he held several positions for GE Capital’s commercial equipment financing division, where he served 16 years as vice president, senior account manager; and previously, vice president, marketing support specialist; and portfolio collections specialist. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Southern Connecticut State University.