Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that Jonathan Katz has joined the company as Managing Director of Originations – Canada. Based in Toronto, Jonathan will manage both direct and indirect originations efforts throughout Canada.

Prior to joining Stonebriar, Katz served in various origination capacities as well as in credit and operations roles for Macquarie Equipment Finance, Key Equipment Finance Canada, GE Capital, and IBM Canada.

Katz holds a Bachelor of Business Commerce from The University of South Africa and a degree in International Financial Management from The Damelin School of Business.

“Jonathan’s 20-plus years’ experience structuring secured loan and lease solutions positions us well to further establish our presence in Canada. I am confident that Jonathan’s network of direct and referral source relationships, from Toronto to Calgary, will cultivate great opportunity for Stonebriar to deploy capital in support of Canadian companies,” said Kyle Parks, Stonebriar’s Head of Direct Originations. “We are excited to welcome Jonathan to the team and look forward to working with his contacts as they seek to secure creative capital in support of strategic initiatives.”

“As there are few large-ticket, fixed asset secured term lenders and lessors providing capital outside of the conventional Canadian bank market, Stonebriar’s approach to structuring and underwriting uniquely benefits what is an underserved segment of the broader market. The Stonebriar practices of listening to and learning from the client, fully understanding the essentiality of an asset or project, assessing and validating the projected positive impact the capital investment will have on the business, and then executing on fully underwritten solutions are rare tenets in today’s commercial finance space,” said Katz. “I look forward to bringing this value proposition to borrowers and lessees in need of a flexible, efficient and reliable solution.”

Stonebriar Commercial Finance, founded in 2015 and based in Plano, TX, is a leading provider of large ticket finance and lease solutions for businesses in a wide variety of industries, of various sizes and credit profiles. Stonebriar finances and leases assets located primarily in North America and select other jurisdictions worldwide through four distinct platforms: General Equipment, Aviation Capital, Rail Leasing, and Real Estate, a provider of SBA-supported solutions.