Arienti to Head up Blue Bridge Financial Team

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August 11, 2014 by   Comments Off on Arienti to Head up Blue Bridge Financial Team

Blue Bridge Financial, a leading national provider of equipment financing, announced seven new additions to its national sales and management team that will bolster the company’s recreational vehicle, marine and manufactured housing.

Blue Bridge reported in a news release that Ed Arienti will lead the new business development team as managing director of business development. During a 36-year career working for banks and specialty finance companies, Arienti has been a leader in middle market commercial lending and direct/indirect consumer lending. He has run specialty finance businesses for Bank of Boston, Deutsche Bank, E*TRADE Financial, GE Capital, and Ally Financial.

Along with a bachelor’s in accounting from Villanova University, Arienti holds an MBA from Long Island University.

Dave Carroll Also joins the team as director of recreation vehicle financing, reporting to Blue Bridge Financial’s Chief Credit Officer Rob Snow. Other Appointment include Jim Hofbauer as director of manufactured housing and park model financing; Director of Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural Financing Dennis VanLeeuwen; Carl Calhoun as director of marine financing; Mark Ranstadler as director of powersports and trailer financing; and Director of Technology FinancingKeith Boudreau.

Arienti noted, “I am excited to take on a managing role with my well-seasoned team of established business development professionals who will bring additional equipment finance opportunities to Blue Bridge Financial. As we evaluated opportunities to meet business loan demand in the fragmented specialty finance market, our approach of simplified common-sense solutions dovetailed very nicely with the philosophy of Blue Bridge Financial. The deciding factor for our partnership was the depth and experience of the Company in providing relevant and cost-effective products to the market that our team has collectively served for many years.”

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