New CFO: Joe Guage


New CFO: Joe Guage

Highly Experienced Financial Executive to join First American Equipment Finance in Rochester, NY

FAIRPORT, NY – [April 6, 2015] – First American Equipment Finance has announced that Joseph P. Guage, CPA, has joined the Company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer.

Joe Guage has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and leadership roles.  He has a long track record of significantly contributing to the strategic growth of organizations.  Most recently, he was the vice president of operations strategy of the Student Loan Corporation, a subsidiary of Discover Financial Services.

Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Saint Bonaventure University in New York, and a master’s degree in finance from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  He lives in Penfield, New York.


First American Equipment Finance ( is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles-based City National Bank ( First American is ranked among the largest equipment finance companies in the United States, and provides commercial equipment financing to the most creditworthy and sophisticated commercial borrowers in the country. First American was recognized eight times on the Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 listing of the fastest growing private companies in the United States and four times among the Best Places to Work in New York State (10-249 employees). Most recently, First American has been recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, as also among Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials and the newest Entrepreneur Magazine Top Company Cultures ranking.

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