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Jim Class

Managing Director

Jim Class has over 30 years of experience helping business owners obtain the capital they need to succeed.

Jim's career includes working for regional divisions of E.F. Hutton Credit, GE Capital, and Bank of America, Capital One, and SunTrust Bank. He originated equipment financing in the Corporate, Middle Market, and Business Banking market segments. During his 14-year career at Bank of America, Jim managed the Business Banking and Equipment Leasing Division servicing the central United States.

Jim has originated more than $500 million dollars of capital used for equipment finance, vehicle leasing, and working capital during his career. As a generalist, he has assisted clients in a variety of industries including agriculture, construction, corporate aviation, distribution, higher education, highway construction, hospitality, energy, fast food, healthcare, manufacturing, marine, medical, printing, oil & gas, telecommunications, and transportation. Jim has secured funding for both commonly used business equipment and one-of-kind highly specialized equipment including specialty vehicles and aircraft.

Jim's clients range from profitable Middle Market family-owned firms to investment grade multi-national publicly traded firms with revenues ranging from $10 million to more than $14 billion. Transactions have ranged from $500,000 to over $125 million. In addition, he has advised with capital for Special Situations including a $125MM fleet of aircraft for both a global leader in the computer chip industry and a national air medical transport company.

Jim is passionately committed to his clients. He has a record in successfully arranging the required capital needs on time and on budget.

Professional Activities

  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Equipment Leasing & Finance Association
  • Turnaround Management Association
Jim Class