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Leasing News Advisor
Ben Carlile

Ben Carlile
SVP Portfolio Management
Small & Mid-ticket Commercial Lending
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Direct: 415-737-5791 
Main: 213-480-4840 x306

Ben plays a key role in the management team at Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC, a privately-held specialty finance company located in west Los Angeles. At Maxim since January 2017, Ben has improved portfolio management performance, re-engineered key processes and facilitated executive decision-making. Notable performances to date include sharp decreases in delinquencies and losses in Maxim’s nonprime commercial transportation business.

Ben joined the Leasing News Advisory Board in 2014, bringing his 26 years of management and lease operation experience as well as his desire to provide his insight and expertise toward a good cause. Ben spent five years as an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Credit and Collections Conference Planning Committee. He is a strong ethical leader with an enduring commitment to the success of our industry.

Previously, Ben was Chief Credit Officer, Managing Director and President of Allegiant Partners Inc., an independent equipment finance company started in Marin County, California. As a company board member and shareholder since 2000, Ben provided insight on strategic planning, operations, risk management, capital acquisition and other contributions to Allegiant’s success. Allegiant (now known as AP Equipment Financing) moved their headquarters to Bend, Oregon, and was acquired by Tokyo Century Corporation.     
Prior to Allegiant, Ben spent 11 years as Vice President of Credit Administration for Trinity Capital Corporation, San Francisco, California. At Trinity, he managed strong portfolio growth and performance that led to better access to capital and the launch of a successful portfolio servicing business. Trinity was acquired by Bank of the West.  

Ben and his wife Sally are empty-nesters and rosarians living in Marin County, California. 

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