Peter Eaton in Madison , Wisconsin




“Everything is going great here.  We have settled in and are spending time getting to know the area and I am getting to know the Madison business community. 


“ Our neighbors have been just wonderful and have made Patricia and I feel right at home.  Being this close to children and grandchildren has been a real treat and blessing. 


“I continue to travel to meet with the broker community throughout the U.S.  I'm spreading the gospel as always.  I plan on being back in CA in October and look forward to seeing you.  I hope you and your family are well.”


  Peter Eaton


Keeping his job at Pentech Financial as Vice-President of  Pentech's Intermediary Market Group, the popular Peter Eaton, and his wife Patricia, moved to Madison, Wisconsin the end of last March to be closer with their children and grand-children.


“Conference Chairman Peter Eaton, CLP,(l) and his wife Patricia visit with First National easing Corporation executive Vice-President Casey Kolp and his wife Linda during the Sports Reception.” October, 1990, Western Association of Equipment Lessors Conference, Monterey, California

“We've been here twenty years, “ he said. “ I travel a lot now, plus 80% of what I do now comes in over the internet, plus things now are also sent so easily in ‘pdf,” that it doesn't matter where you are.  You couldn't say that ten years ago.”

Here is our earliest “Pictures from the Past” on Mr. Eaton, CLP.

 Pictures from the Past
Featured on Leasing News: 3/26/2003


Seven Receive CLP Designation

The third set of Certified Lease Professionals was granted final approval and received plaques commemorating the designation at the Fall Conference in Hawaii.

New CLPs recognized by Western Association of Equipment Leasing President Joe Woodley(left) were from left: Michael Walsh, Atlantic Financial Savings

Bank; Ron Wagner, Heritage Leasing Capital; Brian Pindell, Commercial Equipment Lease Corp.; Ben Millerbis, Pentech Financial Services; Peter Eaton, First National Leasing Corp.; Duane Russell, Atlantic Financial Savings Bank.
November, 1987 WAEL NewsLine

It also pictures Ben Millerbis, now president/ceo of Pentech Financial.

The company specializes in $150,000 and above transactions;  providing lease lines of credit to venture capital backed emerging growth companies as well as “story” credits with a thorough old style bank “investigation,” often including meeting with the applicant and their financial team. Eaton works with brokers throughout the United States.

“While we will most certainly benefit from Peter being closer to the Mid-west and Eastern broker community, we will dearly miss both Peter and Patricia here in San Jose, “Millerbus said.”  Peter is not only a wonderful business associate but a great friend as well.  I guarantee they will miss our California wines in cheese country."

He came to Palo Alto, California, in 1991, where he headed the First National Leasing Corp West Coast Office.  He then went on his own with Sevilla Leasing and Associates in Palo Alto, 1993;  joined Leasing Associates in Mountain View, California, then joining Pentech Financial as Executive Vice President.  His hobbies include golfing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, plus he is known for being quite a horseman.

He and his wife are packed up, and ready to go, the truck leaves Friday.  Look for a motorcycle escort.



Maybe he and Patricia are back on their horses that their daughter trains, or perhaps he still has his Harley.  Maybe Peter will send us some current pictures on life in Wisconsin.

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