Nations Equipment Finance (“NEF”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan O’Donovan as Chief Financial Officer.  Susan joins Nations with over 15 years of asset management experience and 10 years of structuring and securitizing specialty finance portfolios.

Susan was most recently with Castleton Commodities International as the Executive Director, Head of Controller Project Management and Strategic Initiatives.  Susan’s past experience includes controllership and treasury roles with asset managers Plainfield Asset Management, Wexford Capital and Smith Management.  She was also involved in the growth and public offering of ContiFinancial Corporation who serviced a $20 billion portfolio of consumer and commercial loans.  Susan also served as the Manager of Financial Reporting for GE Capital.  Susan began her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse. She holds a BBA in Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

“We are excited that Sue O’Donovan has joined our company as Chief Financial Officer,” said Phil Carlson, CEO of Nations. “Her 25 years of finance and controllership experience along with her experience in the securitization market is going to be of great value to our company. We are glad that she is part of the Nations team,” Carlson added.

Nations Equipment Finance specializes in providing equipment leases and loans across a wide spectrum of asset classes including construction, transportation, manufacturing, aerospace and marine for small and medium sized businesses throughout the United States and Canada. Their transactions range in size from $1 to $50 million and focus on the underlying collateral value. Nations uses this collateral specific approach for both new and used equipment financings with terms between 3 and 7 years. To learn more about Nations Equipment Finance visit