Dania Beach, Florida-based Speed Leasing Company has appointed Gary Silverhardt as its new CEO, effective immediately. Silverhardt also currently serves as president of 777 Equipment Finance, a member of the 777 Partners family of companies.
With 30 years of experience, Silverhardt’s knowledge of the specialty finance industry is considerable; he is a recognized leader in the industry, having owned and led several equipment finance companies that originated business indirectly through independent equipment dealers and manufacturers throughout the U.S.
Previously, Silverhardt was owner and CEO of Equilease Financial Services, co-owner and president of North Mill Equipment Finance, CFO of ICON Capital and Federated Capital Corp. He began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand.
Steven Pasko, co-founder and managing partner of 777 Partners, Speed Leasing' s parent company, said, "Gary has an entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrated leadership skills and a strong strategic vision, all of which are instrumental in achieving Speed Leasing's goals. I believe his background and experience in developing vendor/dealer origination channels in the equipment finance industry will enhance the company' s growth. We' re confident Gary will be able to take Speed Leasing to the next level."
"I'm looking forward to leading an outstanding group of individuals whose efforts have already made Speed Leasing a leader in motorcycle financing,” Silverhardt said. “The Speed Leasing team has developed an attractive array of products that offer a creative means of obtaining a motorcycle for those seeking an alternative to traditional financing. As a member of the 777 Partners team, I'm thrilled to be taking on this exciting opportunity."