The NFS Leasing Team Wants To Help
Challenged Credit Businesses

Our Leadership and Expertise

The NFS Leasing Team understands the challenges of running a business and wants to help those with challenged credit that are struggling to secure critically needed equipment financing. Having been entrepreneurs and built companies ourselves, we have experienced the frustrations of rigid and obsolete credit requirements, an unwillingness to understand your business, and an inability to be flexible in leasing practices.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Cliff Rucker

Cliff Rucker

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley Whyman

Ashley Whyman

President

Mark Blaisdell

Mark Blaisdell

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Credit Officer

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Jonas McCray

Vice President & General Counsel

Dana Calumby

Dana Calumby

Vice President of Finance

Dean Oliver

Dean Oliver

Principal

Emily Silva

Emily Silva

Director of Leasing Services

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

Principal

Chuck Worsham

Chuck Worsham

Vice President of Business Development

Patty DiBello

Patty DiBello

Vice President of Marketing

Eric Renaud

Eric Renaud

Senior Vice President of Credit

SALES TEAM

David Denniss

David Denniss

Vice President Sales Canada

Brett Poteet

Brett Poteet

Vice President of Business Development

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Craig Cooper

VIce President of Business Development

Rich Vassallo

Rich Vassallo

Vice President of Business Development

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Michael McClendon

Vice President of Business Development

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Jon Preiser

Vice President of Sales

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Bryan Ferguson

Vice President of Business Development

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Mike Fisher

Director of Inside Sales

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Jonathan Bova

Vice President of Business Development

SERVICES TEAM

Dan Salstein

Dan Salstein

Associate Counsel

Derek Howell

Derek Howell

Leasing Manager

Jesse Markarian

Jesse Markarian

Equipment Recovery Specialist

Heather Lee

Heather Lee

Leasing Administrator

Emily Ackerman

Emily Ackerman

Leasing Administrator

Christine Minaya

Christine Minaya

Accounting Manager

Kim Ma

Kimberly Ma

Senior Accountant

Jessica Rucker

Jessica Rucker

Senior Credit Analyst

Ashley Silva

Ashley Silva

Staff Accountant

Meghan Blais

Meghan Blais

Legal Assistant

Kathleen Feldman

Kathleen Feldman

Staff Accountant

Maryjane

Maryjane O'Neill

Manager of Leasing Services

Josh Rucker

Josh Rucker

Collateral Specialist

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Matthew Blaisdell

Senior Accountant

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Michele DiRuzza

Paralegal

Ray Brousseau

Ray Brousseau

Senior Credit Analyst

Christian

Christian Macias

Staff Accountant

Sumit

Sumit Bhattachan

Senior Accountant

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Cliff Rucker

Chief Executive Officer

Cliff Rucker is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Rucker previously served as President of NFS Leasing. Prior to his tenure at NFS Leasing, Mr. Rucker was Founder and CEO of NEXL, a national provider of IT services and outsourcing. Mr. Rucker oversaw the successful sale of NEXL to publicly traded NASDAQ Company MTM Technologies in 2005.
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Ashley Whyman

President

Ashley Whyman is President of NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Whyman is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, driving growth and managing all key leadership functions. Prior to being appointed as President, Ms. Whyman served as Vice President and General Counsel of NFS Leasing and managed NFS Leasing’s in-house legal department. Before joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Whyman practiced law at several Boston law firms.

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Mark Blaisdell

Chief Financial & Credit Officer

Mark Blaisdell is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Credit Officer and a Principal of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Blaisdell is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day financial and credit operations. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Blaisdell served as Vice President and Regional Controller of MTM Technologies and served as Vice President Finance and Operations of NEXL.

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Jonas D.L. McCray

Vice President & General Counsel

Jonas D.L. McCray is Vice President and General Counsel of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. McCray provides legal services and advice throughout the organization, and supports NFS as a senior executive. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. McCray served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of a commercial finance company and has 20+ years of experience in commercial finance, M&A, compliance and general corporate matters, working at global law firms.

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Dana Calumby

Vice President Finance

Dana Calumby is Vice President Finance of NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Calumby is responsible for NFS Leasing’s finance and accounting departments. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Calumby held a variety of leadership accounting positions at Sperry Products and Advanced Visual Systems.

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Dean Oliver

Principal

Dean Oliver is a Principal of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Oliver is responsible for overseeing business automation projects, vendor and partner development, as well as direct customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Oliver served as President and Chief Operating Officer of NEXL Inc.

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Emily Silva

Director Leasing Services

Emily Silva is Director Leasing Services of NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Silva is responsible for new customer on-boarding and database management. Ms. Silva also oversees the lease documentation department for NFS Leasing. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Silva held a variety of customer service, marketing and management positions including roles at Cheng & Tsui.

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Jim Murphy

Principal

Jim Murphy is Principal of NFS Leasing, Inc. serving in NFS Leasing’s New York Metro Office. Mr. Murphy is responsible for the integration and management of NFS Leasing’s IT systems, as well as customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Murphy was a New York Area Vice President for MTM Technologies.

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Chuck Worsham

Vice President Business Development

Chuck Worsham is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. in NFS Leasing’s Chicago Office. Mr. Worsham is responsible for vendor partner development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Worsham held a variety of roles in Finance and Technology.

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Patty DiBello

Vice President Marketing

Patty DiBello is Vice President Marketing of NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. DiBello is responsible for overseeing all marketing and public relations operations and activity. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. DiBello held a variety of leadership marketing positions at Fortune 500 brands, including Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and Staples, Inc.

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Eric Renaud

Senior Vice President of Credit

Eric Renaud is Senior Vice President of Credit at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Renaud provides strategic and operational leadership and management for all aspects of credit services. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Renaud served as Division President at Thrive Payments and held a variety of leadership positions at Direct Capital, CIT and Firestone Financial including Chief Operating Officer, Senior Credit Officer and Senior Vice President Portfolio Management.

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David Denniss

Vice President Business Development

David Denniss is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Canada. Mr. Denniss is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Denniss served at EMC Corporation as Finance Manager for Canada and brings years of experience in the mid to large ticket leasing industry.

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Brett Poteet

Vice President Business Development

Brett Poteet is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Poteet is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Poteet served in Medical Leasing and brings years of finance experience in the Healthcare, Information Technology, Machine Tools, Construction, Media, Entertainment Industries and more.

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Craig Cooper

Vice President Business Development

Craig Cooper is Vice President Business Development at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Cooper is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Cooper served in Sales Management in a variety of industries, and is a graduate of UCLA.

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Rich Vassallo

Vice President Business Development

Rich Vassallo is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Vassallo is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Vassallo served in Medical Sales and has expertise in Medical Devices, Capital Equipment and Scientific Instruments.

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Michael McClendon

Vice President of Business Development

Michael McClendon joined NFS Leasing in 2019 as Vice President of Business Development. Michael holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and a BBA from the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business and brings over 30 years of commercial finance experience to NFS.

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Jon Preiser

Vice President Business Development

Jon Preiser is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Preiser is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Preiser served with GE Capital and Huntington Equipment Finance. Mr. Preiser brings many years of experience in the leasing industry. Mr. Preiser graduated from Syracuse University School of Management, with degrees in Finance and Marketing.

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Bryan Ferguson

Vice President Business Development

Bryan Ferguson is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Ferguson is responsible for customer development and customer relationship management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Ferguson served in Production Printing and IT Sales. Mr. Ferguson has a bachelor’s degree in Management from Texas State and brings years of experience in the Technology, Production Printing, Manufacturing, Construction, Medical industries and more.

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Mike Fisher

Director Inside Sales

Mike Fisher is Director Inside Sales of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Fisher is responsible for small-ticket customer development and management. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Fisher served as Vice President of Ticket Sales for the Worcester Railers. Mr. Fisher is a graduate of Colorado State University.

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Jonathan Bova

Vice President Business Development

Jonathan Bova is Vice President Business Development of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Bova is responsible for new and existing vendor business. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Bova served as Managing Director at Verto Management, LLC.

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Dan Salstein

Associate Counsel

Dan Salstein is Associate Counsel of NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Salstein is responsible for managing litigation. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Salstein practiced law in and around Boston. Mr. Salstein received a Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law and was later admitted to the Massachusetts State Bar.

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Derek Howell

Manager of Leasing Services

Derek Howell is a Manager of Leasing Services with NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Howell is responsible for documentation, sales support, and ushering the lease through its life cycle, from credit decision to funding. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Howell held positions with the YMCA and served in an operations and vendor support role with TimePayment Corporation.

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Jesse Markarian

Equipment Recovery Specialist

Jesse Markarian is Equipment Recovery Specialist for NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Markarian is responsible for managing the warehouse and coordinating the logistics for all equipment returns and recoveries. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Markarian served in a variety of warehouse manager roles, with a focus on technology equipment.

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Heather Lee

Leasing Administrator

Heather Lee is a Leasing Administrator for NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Lee is responsible for documentation, sales support, and seeing leases through from credit decision to funding. Prior to joining the Contracts department, Ms. Lee served as Sales Support and Contracts Assistant for NFS Leasing.

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Emily Ackerman

Leasing Administrator

Emily Ackerman is a Leasing Administrator for NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Ackerman is responsible for assisting the NFS Leasing team with the documentation of leases, ensuring the leasing process is smooth from start to finish. Ms. Ackerman received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Salem State University.

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Christine Minaya

Accounting Manager

Christine Minaya is an Accounting Manager at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Minaya is responsible for managing the company’s accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and tax compliance. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Minaya served as a public accounting auditor, where she audited and prepared tax returns for many non-public companies from various industries.

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Kimberly Ma

Senior Accountant

Kimberly Ma is a Senior Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Ma is responsible for assisting in accounting operations of the company, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and tax compliance. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Ma received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Salem State University.

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Jessica Rucker

Senior Credit Analyst

Jessica Rucker is Senior Credit Analyst at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Rucker is responsible for supporting credit decisions and underwriting new transactions. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Rucker held roles as an Associate, supporting multiple senior analysts in the underwriting of fixed income securities in the healthcare and telecom sector. Ms. Rucker received a degree in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.

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Ashley Silva

Staff Accountant

Ashley Silva is a Staff Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Silva is responsible for a variety of accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial reporting. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Silva served as an Accountant for a large manufacturing company where she worked closely with Fixed Assets and Cost Analysis. Ms. Silva received a B.S in Business Administration from Salem State University.

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Meghan Blais

Legal Assistant

Meghan Blais is a Legal Assistant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Blais is responsible for assisting with office management duties, while also supporting the legal team. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Blais served in office management and executive assistant roles. Ms. Blais received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Salem University.
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Kathleen Feldman

Staff Accountant

Kathleen Feldman is a Staff Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. Feldman is responsible for a variety of accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial reporting. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. Feldman served as a Government Compliance and Investigations Paralegal and an Operations Manager. Ms. Feldman received a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University and an MBA from the State University at Albany School of Business.

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Maryjane O'Neill

Leasing Services

Maryjane O’Neill is Manager of Leasing Services at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. O’Neill is responsible for lease documentation, sales support, and managing leases through their full life cycle. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Ms. O’Neill served in lease administration, retail, and property management roles. Ms. O’Neill received a bachelor’s degree from UMASS Lowell.
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Josh Rucker

Collateral Specialist

Josh Rucker is Collateral Specialist at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Rucker is responsible for analyzing equipment as part of our credit underwriting process and supporting off-lease equipment sales. Prior to accepting this role, Mr. Rucker served in the warehouse, learning about the types of collateral utilized at NFS Leasing. Mr. Rucker received a bachelor’s degree from Curry College.
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Matthew Blaisdell

Senior Accountant

Matthew Blaisdell is a Senior Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Blaisdell is responsible for managing NFS Leasing’s existing portfolio. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Blaisdell served at iHeart Media where he managed budgets and sales analytics. Mr. Blaisdell received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics and Finance from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Michele DiRuzza

Paralegal

Michele DiRuzza is a Paralegal at NFS Leasing, Inc. Ms. DiRuzza provides support with respect to litigation and transactional paralegal matters for the legal team and across NFS Leasing. Ms. DiRuzza has extensive bankruptcy paralegal and operations support experience from prior positions at various organizations.
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Ray Brousseau

Senior Credit Analyst

Ray Brousseau is Senior Credit Analyst at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Brousseau is responsible for supporting credit decisions and underwriting new transactions. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Brousseau held various roles as a commercial credit analyst. Mr. Brousseau received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance from Bryant University.
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Christian Macias

Staff Accountant

Christian Macias is a Staff Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Macias is responsible for a variety of accounting operations, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial reporting. Mr. Macias received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
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Sumit Bhattachan

Senior Accountant

Sumit Bhattachan is a Senior Accountant at NFS Leasing, Inc. Mr. Bhattachan is responsible for assisting in accounting operations of the company, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and tax compliance. Prior to joining NFS Leasing, Mr. Bhattachan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration concentrating in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Boston.