Meet Our Team
Ed Stolarski is President of Utica Equipment Finance, a provider of customized equipment lease and loan solutions to North American businesses. Ed spent his entire career in the financial services industry and has originated and structured billions of dollars in equipment finance transactions. Well known for his honesty, integrity, and perseverance, he ensures each client’s needs are efficiently and individually met. Before co-founding Utica Equipment Finance, Ed was a Co-founder and Executive Vice President of Nations Equipment Finance and held leadership roles with GE Capital, Tygris Corporate Finance and FirstLight Financial Corporation.
Associate of Credit and Underwriting
Chris Koennecke is responsible for evaluating and underwriting commercial lease and loan requests and managing a portfolio of accounts. Before joining Utica Equipment Finance, Chris was an Associate with KPMG LLP where he analyzed risks, processes and controls for select business units and analyzed industry trends to support go-to-market strategies. Previously, he held equities and sector fund research and risk management roles at Walbert Capital Management, LLC, and The Clearing House. He earned his BS in Economics from Quinnipiac University where he graduated cum laude.
Director of Credit and Underwriting
Marc Parauka is a seasoned credit professional with strengths in financial analysis and managing customer relationships. Before joining Utica Equipment Finance, he was Vice President, Business Banking Credit Analyst at Wells Fargo. Previously, Marc was responsible for underwriting complex equipment lease and loan transactions with EverBank and GE Capital with a focus on the marine, energy, oil & gas, and construction industries. Marc earned his BS in Business Administration from Bryant University.
Managing Director Sales
Matt Stouffer is responsible for the company’s sales efforts and overseeing business development activities in the Western United States. A results-oriented sales and marketing executive, Matt brings extensive experience fostering business development initiatives and building client relationships in the financial services and oil and gas industries. Prior to joining Utica Equipment Finance, Matt was an Account Executive and Regional Sales Manager for FNC/Ascentium Capital where he originated and structured equipment financing transactions. Previously, he held senior sales management roles with Sunset Industries Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and Pacific Net Mortgage/Starlite Realty.
Business Development Officer
Matt Worman is responsible for the company’s sales efforts and overseeing business development activities in the Midwest and Central United States. Dedicated to serving clients, Matt has an innate ability to understand a company’s specific needs and structure finance products to support clients’ growth efforts. He brings 15 years’ experience in the equipment leasing industry. Before joining UEF, he held senior sales positions with Nations Equipment Finance, NewStar Financial, and Radius Bank, and started his career at First National Corporation. He earned his BS in Business Communications from Kent State University where he graduated cum laude.