Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that Thomas (“Tom”) Kaptur has joined the company as Managing Director of Originations. Based in Chicago, Tom will manage Stonebriar’s direct originations efforts throughout the Midwest.

Prior to joining Stonebriar, Tom originated large-ticket equipment secured loans and leases for Ally Financial. Tom’s earlier experience includes sixteen years with Siemens Financial Services during which he delivered structured loan and lease solutions to upper middle market companies and large corporate enterprises.

Kaptur holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

“Tom is a proven industry veteran bringing to Stonebriar decades of experience structuring secured loan and lease solutions to a diverse set of industries across the Midwest. The Midwest has been an active market for Stonebriar, and I am confident that Tom’s network of direct and referral source relationships will afford us continued opportunities to deploy capital in support of these capital intensive businesses,” said Kyle Parks, Stonebriar’s Head of Direct Originations. “Tom is both creative and pragmatic in his approach to capital solutions. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

“The Midwest is rich with great companies in need of alternative capital to support strategically important revenue generating projects. Stonebriar’s unique perspective on these investments, its willingness to listen and understand their essentiality, and ultimately its ability to independently underwrite and deploy the necessary capital are the construct of an attractive value proposition that I look forward to bringing to market,” stated Kaptur. “I am truly excited to join this dynamic and growth oriented team.”

For more information contact:
Tom Kaptur

Phone: (708) 467-0107

Email: Thomas.Kaptur@StonebriarCF.com

About Stonebriar Commercial Finance
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 5 distinct platforms—General Equipment, Aviation Capital, Rail Leasing, Real Estate and Sponsor Finance. To learn more about Stonebriar Commercial Finance please visit www.StonebriarCF.com

About Eldridge Industries
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 please visit www.Eldridge.com