Norwalk, CT – March 22, 2016 – Nations Equipment Finance, LLC (“NEF”) is pleased to announce that Jarrod Hicks has been hired as Senior Vice President – Business Development. Jarrod will be responsible for expanding NEF’s lease and loan origination activities in the Southeastern portion of the United States. Jarrod has over 11 years of experience in the Equipment Finance and Leasing industry, and comes to NEF from CIT Commercial Bank, where he was their Southeast Regional Director. Prior to CIT, Jarrod worked for several banks and Commercial Equipment Lenders, Talmer Bank, FNCC, CG Commercial Finance and a previous role at NEF.

“I’m thrilled to be back at NEF and to once again be a part of this tremendous team of equipment financing veterans. NEF is led by experienced leaders with a strong, customer focused mindset. I am excited for the opportunity and look forward to what the future holds.”  Hicks said.

Ed Stolarski, Executive Vice President commented “Jarrod’s demonstrated experience and equipment financing knowledge make him an important part of the NEF team. We view the hiring of Jarrod as a significant part of our strategic commitment to growth and to being one of the top lenders in our industry. With our creative financing solutions we believe Jarrod will be able to meet the various needs of his customers. We are happy that he is once again part of our team.”

Jarrod can be reached at (239) 390-1306 or by email at and will work out of NEF’s Bonita Springs, FL office.