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Leasing News Advisor
Hugh Swandel

Hugh Swandel | President
Meridian OneCap Credit Corp
204 – 3185 Willingdon Green
Burnaby, B.C.  V5G 4P3
T: 604-646-2254  | 888-735-2201, extension 8298 (toll-free)
C: 236-888-9031

Mr. Swandel joined the Advisory Board July 6, 2011. 

Hugh Swandel has been active in the commercial equipment finance industry for 30 years in a variety of roles.  Mr. Swandel is the President of Meridian OneCap Commercial Credit (MOCC). MOCC is a market leader in the Canadian equipment financing sector with offices across Canada. Previously, Hugh was the Senior Managing Director of The Alta Group in Canada and worked for clients in both United States and Canada. During his time with The Alta Group, Hugh Swandel assisted many top North American firms on a variety of projects including market entry studies, acquisitions, due diligence, funding and strategic planning.

Hugh is an executive member of Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) board of directors, is Chairman of the CFLA research committee, and is a past President of the National Equipment Financing Association (NEFA, USA). He also is a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of America (ELFA). He has reported on many events and conferences for Leasing News and is an active participant on the Advisory Board.

In 2006, 2010 and in 2018, Hugh received the Canadian leasing industry’s highest honor when he was named “CFLA Member of the Year.” He is one of a small group of industry professionals to receive the award on three separate occasions.

Prior to founding his consulting firm, Swandel and Associates, in 2001, Hugh served as president and chief operations officer of Electronic Financial Group (EFG). EFG was a Canadian company that launched a multi lender web-based credit system that was one of the earliest platforms of its kind in the equipment finance industry. Earlier, Hugh spent 10 years with National Leasing Group in a variety of senior positions. National Leasing Group is now known as CWB National and is a Canadian lessor that has won numerous awards for excellence in management and innovation.

Mr. Swandel resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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