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Stonebriar Commercial Finance (“Stonebriar”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Harrison P. Smith to Vice President, Credit Manager.  Stonebriar hired Harrison as a junior Credit Analyst in 2015.  Harrison has successfully assumed progressively greater responsibilities in complex transactions and other projects in support of Stonebriar’s business, all while earning his MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.  He has earned the respect and appreciation of our customers, Stonebriar senior managers and his peers.  In his new role, Harrison will mentor and manage other emerging talent, helping to align Stonebriar with the ELFA’s emerging talent initiative to grow and invest in a new generation of future leaders.

Stonebriar is also pleased to announce that Owen Carter has joined the company as Credit Analyst, reporting to Harrison Smith.  Owen graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in May 2020 followed by a summer internship with capital markets adviser, CSG Investments.  He also completed an internship with private equity advisor, LP Analyst. 

Jeff Wilkison, Chief Risk Officer, noted: “Harrison has been a model employee from his very first day; exceeding expectations; always a team player with an exemplary work ethic.   Further, we are pleased to have the opportunity to attract and hire a high-quality candidate such as Owen. As a testament to Owen’s character and tenacity, he is an Eagle Scout, an honor earned by only four percent of all Boy Scouts.  I am confident he will thrive at Stonebriar and develop into a strong contributor to Stonebriar’s success.”

Dave B. Fate, Stonebriar CEO stated: “We are pleased to be able to reward Harrison and empower him to mentor others.  Harrison will continue to excel in our organization as he assumes more responsibility.  We are also excited that Owen Carter has agreed to join our team and look forward to what he will bring to SCF as we continue to invest in young talent.”

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 4 distinct platforms—General Equipment, Aviation Capital, Rail Leasing and Real Estate.

About Eldridge Industries:

About Eldridge: Eldridge grows diversified businesses with a focus on Insurance; Credit; Technology; Real Estate; Sports and Media; and Consumer. In particular, the firm seeks to build and grow businesses 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 please visit

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