Crestmark’s Equipment Finance Division Promotes Chris Emge to Western Division Sales Manager

Emge, based in the San Francisco Bay area, will oversee sales in Western U.S.

TROY, Mich., (Jan. 4, 2017) — Scott Grady, president of Crestmark Equipment Finance (CEF), based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, announced the promotion of Chris Emge to Western Division sales manager. In his new role, Emge oversees a team of experienced business development officers, and is responsible for growing CEF’s business west of the Mississippi. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Emge reports to Grady, and becomes a member of Crestmark’s management committee.

Emge came to Crestmark in October 2014 with the company’s acquisition of TIP Capital, a leading equipment finance and leasing company. He had been with TIP Capital since 2010, and had a similar role at both companies: regional vice president of equipment leasing sales, responsible for growing business in San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest territories.

Emge has more than 23 years of experience in equipment leasing. His work history includes positions at U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing, where he was a senior vice president.

Scott Grady, president of Crestmark Equipment Finance, said, “Chris is an important member of the Crestmark Equipment Finance team, and I am pleased to announce that he will now be leading our sales initiatives in the Western part of the country. He will work closely with our talented sales team to develop new initiatives, and to expand our equipment financing and leasing business.”

Emge has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of San Diego.