Andrew Thorn says “Goodbye to Leasing”


One of the original Leasing News advisory board members, a good, loyal friend  says “good-bye” to leasing.  For sixteen years he has operated Thalman Financial/NowLease in  Apple Valley, Southern California (1)

The main question is what can I do now to make things better. I have been in this business for 13 years and I have been through a recession. Dan Rather was not so far off when he closed his broadcast with, "Courage", “ he said  June 15,2001 (1).

In June, 2002: “ I am competing in my very first Iron Man Triathlon.  What does this mean? It means I will swim 2.4 miles, ride 112 miles (on a bicycle) and run (or walk or crawl) 26.2 miles in a race in Provo Utah.”

He left the Leasing News Advisory Board to spend more time with his family, his church, The Church of Jesus Christ-Later Day Saints, and then earned his MBA at the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University  

He also bought Business Asset Funding LLC , Hal Hayden and his wife's company in August, 2002.  July,2003,Hal announced he was leaving Thalman Financial for the candle business  (2) 

A very sincere and dedicated person, he now leaves the direct leasing business.  

Here is the only picture of Andrew Thorn from our archives, the year 2002: 


David Ross Mayhall-Pacific Capital Leasing, Andrew Thorne, Thalman Financial, Curt Lysne, CLP—GE Capital/Colonial Pacific

“Dear Friends in the Leasing Industry,

“After much consideration, I decided to retire from Thalman Financial to focus on a new project and business.  I want to thank many of you for our association over the past 16 years.  The decision to leave the industry in some respects is very difficult.  I enjoy many friends in the industry and I feel very comfortable.  The leasing industry has been very good to me and my family and I look forward to remaining involved in a new and different way.

“I am leaving to fulfill a life long desire to teach and to learn.  In the spring of last year I began developing a new company.  I went back to school and earned a Masters in Personal and Executive Coaching, began earning my PhD in Consulting Psychology at Alliant International University and founded Telios Corporation.  The vision of Telios is to “Evoke Excellence in Others.”  Our mission is to coach, consult and facilitate individuals, teams and organizations that are passionately pursuing continuous improvement. 

“As accountability and thinking partners, we help create lasting change where it is wanted and needed. We help transform what is learned into actionable power skills that are usable in the daily professional and personal leadership roles. As a result, our clients are more prepared to meet the demands of the day, giving them more time to focus on what really matters most.

“I would like to invite you to tour our website at  The site explains more fully our purpose and vision. 

“I would like to express my thanks to the many individuals and companies that believed in me and supported me along the way.  I would enjoy keeping in touch and I am sure I will keep an eye on the industry as it has been a big part of my life.

“Kindest Regards,

“Andrew Thorn'


Virus Info Center
Leasing News, Inc.
346 Mathew Street,
Santa Clara,
California 95050
Voice: 408-727-7477 Fax: 800-727-3851