Who are EquipmentConnect

Based in London, we are a group of professionals with experience in financial markets, credit modelling and shipping technology.
We are passionate about improving equipment finance for the SME business community and came together last year to develop EquipmentConnect.
So why do we need EquipmentConnect?
For too long, the small and medium-sized business, our economic backbone, have overpaid for equipment finance that is slow and loaded with hassle. Furthermore, equipment finance often comes with hidden fees and excessive interest rates.
The SME sector relies on over £40bln of equipment so it is essential we get this right. Financing hard, recoverable assets for a growing business must be fast and affordable. Furthermore, redundant technology and too many middlemen lead to turnaround times measured in weeks instead of hours.
Our Team

Committed to delivering faster, fairer and more affordable equipment finance, our team has come together to offer an alternative for small and medium-sized businesses across Britain.
While our background and skill sets differ, we are passionate about fintech and it's potential to support the real economy. The culture of EquipmentConnect is defined by its no-nonsense, ethical and progressive approach.

We seek to offer a knowledge based solution to all our stakeholders and ultimately deliver a platform that is characterised by it’s integrity and trust. Our success will ultimately be born from the success of our partners.


Our Mission:

We aim to exploit technology to support SMEs with fast, affordable equipment finance.

Our Network:

Development commenced in 2017 and when launched, the platform will connect SME companies seeking to finance new equipment with investors attracted to funding ring-fenced, business-critical assets.

Our Technology:

EquipmentConnect technology will offer more than just a match-making service for funding. The platform will feature advanced data collection, analysis and storage functionality. This will improve the entire borrower/lessee experience.

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Core team:


Eamonn McMahon

Founder and MD

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Eight years in asset-backed finance across various functions of investment banking. Most recently a VP at Imperial Capital.

Experience with securitisations and direct financing of granular SME risk.

Honours Degree in Economics and Finance specialising in quantitative finance.

Loris Leiva

Software Engineer

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Loris is a full stack engineer who drives the development of our platform in a robust and agile manner.

Experience working as an IT strategist and Back-end Dev on NATO project and Elegon.

Masters in Computer Science with full scholarship from Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne.

Leigh Baker

Credit Risk

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Twenty years plus experience in SME credit modelling and risk analytics with both large incumbent institutions and challenger banks.

Deep credit leasing experience gained during the delivery of multiple key projects for LeasePlan UK.

BSc. Hons in Mathematics and Economics

Daniele Bolla

Full Stack Developer

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Daniele is a Full Stack Developer focused on PHP (Laravel)and Vue JS. He delivers clean code and ensures we offer customers a rich experience.

Daniele brings broad experience into the role having worked for leading digital agencies in Italy.

David Rowlands

Business Development Consultant

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David is an experienced relationship manager in the UK asset finance arena. Having worked primarily with vendors, David brings 25 years of experience to EquipmentConnect across sectors such as technology, logistics and utilities.

David operates from his base in the West Midlands and acts as the primary support person for our partners and customers.

Advisors:


Pierre Decla

As CFO of GE Capital Industrial Finance Europe, Pierre led the creation of captive finance across Europe for the healthcare equipment business.

Pierre holds a Master in International Business Management from EM Strasbourg and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.

Dr Manish Patel

Dr Patel is CTO and Co-founder of two successful fintech business, Epicuri and Digital Algorithmic Solutions.

Manish previously worked at investment banks such as Lehman brothers and Barclays Capital where he managed application development.

Want to join the team? Our current vacancies are below.

Roles in Tech

We are not currently hiring for any specific roles but we are always on the look out for talented developers and other tech professionals. Please email us on enzo@equipmentconnect.co.uk with your CV if you are interested in becoming part of our team.

Roles in Business Development

We are not currently hiring for any specific roles but we are always on the look out for talented business managers. Please email us on eamonn@equipmentconnect.co.uk with your CV if you are interested in becoming part of our team.

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