Stonebriar Commercial Finance (“Stonebriar”) announced today that Steven A. Siler has joined the firm as Data Systems Manager.  Most recently, he spent almost 5 years at William Blair and Company as Director of Salesforce and IT Solutions Information Technology/Investment Banking.  Prior to that he spent 6 years at Flagship Rail f.k.a. AIG Rail Services as Process Development Specialist.  Certain members of Stonebriar’s executive management team know Steve well, having worked with him while all were employed by Flagship Rail.    Steve is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication and of the Keller Graduate School of Management with an MBA emphasizing project management and information systems.  Steve was an All American and world ranked swimmer at the University of Pittsburgh, exhibiting the work ethic and commitment Stonebriar desires to allow its employees to excel.

Steve will manage the Customer Relationship Management and Project Management systems based on the SalesForce.com architecture and develop processes for a more efficient flow and use of information within Stonebriar.

Dave B. Fate, Stonebriar CEO stated: “We are pleased to be able to bring an individual with Steve’s background and knowledge to Stonebriar.  We are committed to driving efficiencies in all facets of the business, particularly in the way we collect, manage and report on the vast amount of information we rely on daily.  We are confident that Steve is the right person to enable Stonebriar to achieve that goal and are excited to welcome Steve to the team!”

Stonebriar, an Eldridge Industries portfolio company based in Plano, TX, is a leading provider of financing solutions for businesses in a wide variety of industries, of various sizes and credit profiles.  Stonebriar leases and finances assets located primarily in North America and select other jurisdictions worldwide currently through four distinct platforms—General Equipment, Aviation Capital, Rail Leasing, and NonBank Lender, a provider of SBA-supported solutions.  Stonebriar’s portfolio also includes Essential Properties Realty Trust, a single tenant real estate firm currently with 508 properties leased to more than 117 tenants throughout the U.S. To learn more about Stonebriar Commercial Finance go to www.StonebriarCF.com.

Eldridge Industries is a private investment firm specializing in providing both debt and equity capital. Eldridge invests across diversified industries with a focus on media and sports, insurance, real estate development, asset lending and financing, branded food and hospitality, and asset management businesses.  In particular, the firm seeks to build and grow companies led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. Eldridge is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with additional offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and London. To learn more about Eldridge Industries go to www.Eldridge.com.