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Stonebriar Commercial Finance Names Nicholas M. Sandler President

June 21, 2021 – Stonebriar Commercial Finance today announced the appointment of Nicholas M. Sandler as President, effective immediately. Sandler will continue to report to Stonebriar CEO Dave B. Fate.

Sandler joined Stonebriar in 2016 as Head of Aviation Capital; a platform which has originated over $2 billion since inception. As a member of Stonebriar’s Board of Managers and its Executive Management team, Sandler has taken on increasing responsibility with the Company’s strategic development initiatives, including capital raising to fund the growing business. In his new role, Sandler will continue to oversee the Aviation Capital platform while supporting the Company’s overall focus on growing stakeholder value. In addition to his contributions in advancing Stonebriar’s market leading position in commercial finance, Sandler will continue his valuable role as the primary relationship manager across several Eldridge businesses.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Nick’s caliber and experience to help lead Stonebriar in its next phase of growth and evolution,” said Fate. “We are excited about Stonebriar’s future, and it is the opportune time to capitalize on Nick’s broad skill set to successfully source and execute on multiple new market opportunities. Nick has a proven track record of performance and a deep understanding of our products, our customers and our markets.”

Prior to joining Stonebriar, Sandler was a managing Director at Guggenheim Partners where he managed the Aviation portfolio, was head of Public Affairs and a member of the Corporate Credit Group. Early in his career he was a special assistant to California Governor Gray Davis. Sandler is currently on the Board of Directors of Epic Aero, Inc., the parent company of Flexjet, Simcom Aviation Training and Tuvoli. He is also the President of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation.

About Stonebriar Commercial Finance: Stonebriar, an Eldridge business 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

About Eldridge: Eldridge invests in businesses across the Insurance, Asset Management, Technology, Mobility, Sports & Gaming, Media, Real Estate, and Consumer landscapes. 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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