VP of Financial Services - Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL

Position Type: Full Time

In this position, you would join a team of highly-trained equipment and capital market professionals to evaluate our customers historical maintenance and repair costs, vehicle specifications, interest and tax rates, utilization, and acquisition costs to determine how long to operate the equipment and what financial structure best meets the customer’s goals.

In this role, you will solicit lease origination for tractor/trailer and straight truck business through marketing, telephone canvassing, and personal calls. You will evaluate opportunities with prospects for all parts of the AmeriQuest business model and relay those leads internally and/or make those introductions as appropriate.

To obtain and coordinate the following information from prospective accounts for the preparation of sales proposals and contract documents:


  • Obtain historical utilization, maintenance and repair data, equipment specifications, acquisition process information including historical cost, preferred vendor, historical remarketing method, fuel economy information, current vehicle life cycle philosophy and current replacement cycles by equipment type.
  • To interface with operations and enhance the probability of closing pending transactions providing financial solutions using operations data which bring value to the customer.


  • Obtain three years of audited financial statements.
  • Stay abreast of financial markets by following SWAP rates, general interest trends, banking community issues, customer discount rates and tax rates.
  • Analyze and present how our leasing offerings versus other forms of acquisition and finance will generate lower cost and greater value for customers and prospects.


  • To keep AmeriQuest management appraised of all prospective business as required.
  • To learn our lease documents, how they differ from competition and why.
  • To develop a business plan that identifies prospects within our operations and credit profiles where AmeriQuest can bring the most value.


  • To enhance the visibility of the company and prospect for new business by attending conferences, conventions and other trade related functions, as appropriate.
  • Visit prospects or assigned accounts developing customer contacts in finance and operations on a regular basis with the primary goal of bringing additional value through the AmeriQuest financial services unique lease structures and financing solutions models.


  • 8-10 years of a strong sales/business development background in the trucking/transportation industry.
  • A strong understanding of trucks and operations (eg. maintenance practices, service levels, mpg, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills; this person must be able to communicate with maintenance technicians as easily as they can converse with C-Level executives.
  • Strong computer skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Syndication experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, or related fields.

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