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CWB Equipment Financing - An Alberta-made leader

Blazing a trail in the Canadian market with Kirby Hill at the helm.

For over a quarter century, CWB Equipment Financing has been helping western Canadian clients get the equipment they need to get the job done right. And its team of equipment financing specialists - with Vice President, Kirby Hill, at the helm - aims to more than double their existing business within the next five years.

"CWB is positioned with the capabilities and aspirations to become the best, and perhaps the largest, equipment financing and leasing company in Canada," says Hill. "We already have a significant presence in the Canadian equipment financing marketplace through the combination of our branch operations, National Leasing Group and CWB Broker Buying Centre, which collectively add up to about $4 billion of equipment loans and leases."

CWB Equipment Financing is now more focused than ever on expanding into new markets across Canada, while continuing to earn clients' trust to become their first choice for equipment financing solutions. And having a trusted team of equipment financing experts on staff is vital.

Personalized full-service client solutions

CWB Equipment Financing's key strengths include focused expertise and highly-personalized client service. The firm's knowledgeable team of equipment financing professionals are also supported by other specialist teams within CWB that can confidently provide clients with full-service solutions and valued advice for their broader business and personal banking needs - from daily banking and cash management services to commercial mortgages and wealth management.

One way the specialists at CWB Equipment Financing develop their knowledge and experience is through the high volume of transactions they regularly handle to confidently serve clients across a variety of industries. They offer a range of financing and leasing options for clients in sectors spanning construction, logging and forestry, transportation and oilfield services - and many more.

Strong client relationships are key

Hill attributes CWB Equipment Financing’s success largely to the group's ability to meet clients at their place of business - learning directly about what they do and how the CWB team can help them.

Hill adds, "We build strong relationships and deliver value to clients through our specialized expertise that enables innovative solutions and fast credit decisions. And our ability to offer broader financial solutions as part of CWB Financial Group is another important attribute that provides advantages for our clients."

Referrals from existing clients are also a big contributor to the division's growth. "It's a great feeling when one of your clients recommends your services to their business colleagues, as it clearly demonstrates not only the value and confidence they have in our services, but the solid relationships we've built with them," says Hill.

Making a difference for clients

Exceptional client relationship management is the backbone of CWB's business success, and it's done through the important contributions of both the client-facing sales professionals and support teams who work more behind-the-scenes. The roles of support teams within CWB Equipment Financing who help structure credits, manage risks, maintain account and security requirements, as well as fund the loans, also provide opportunities for a variety of career paths that can leverage different individual skill sets and career growth aspirations.

Consider joining our team!

Hill is always looking to expand the CWB Equipment Financing team. "I encourage people who want to explore fresh options or try something new to consider a role in equipment financing," says Hill. It's a great way to make an impact in your career while working in an effective team environment that's based on collaboration, fun, opportunity, recognition and rewards.

Interested in joining the CWB Equipment Financing team? Learn more about this division of CWB Financial Group and explore the many career opportunities currently available at Canadian Western Bank (CWB).