Investing in people.
Gibraltar is focused on the future. That means building the best cash advance teams, solutions and service style to meet today’s high demand for quick and creative financing alternatives.
The leadership and board members of the Gibraltar family of companies have 70 years of combined experience in capital advance, asset based lending and factoring, as well as buyouts, bankruptcy and other turnaround financing at financial institutions including Wells Fargo, Transamerica Commercial Finance and Ernst & Young. Supporting these efforts, the Gibraltar Board of Directors is led by industry veterans Peter Schwab and Patrick Blandford.
James Teppen – Co-President
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, CFO Jim Teppen joined Gibraltar from Ernst & Young’s Financial Services’ performance improvement advisory practice. Drawing on his specialty in finance management, he assisted banking and capital markets companies with risk and performance improvement. Prior to Ernst & Young, Jim held accounting and finance roles at both ABN AMRO and Transamerica Commercial Finance. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder.
Steven O’Connor – Executive Vice President
Steve joined Gibraltar to help launch and lead the company’s fast-growing capital advance solution, which supports small businesses such as restaurant and retail establishments. He has a diverse 20-year background in sales, marketing, product development and operations. Steve brings special expertise in working with small businesses to find creative solutions to short-term capital needs. He is a member of the Gibraltar Capital Advance credit committee and holds an MBA degree from the University of Illinois.