As the president of Key Equipment Finance, Adam D. Warner directs Key’s commercial and bank-based equipment lease and finance efforts. In addition, he oversees equipment finance programs for the company’s primary vertical markets: IT, energy, healthcare, industrial and government. Warner also supervises the equipment finance programs for all Key vendor customers, including equipment manufacturers and distributors in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Key’s specialty finance lending and capital markets units.
A former Chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s board of directors and executive committee, Warner serves on the Advisory Board for Food for Thought – Denver and on the Leeds School of Business Board of Alumni and Friends at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Key, Warner held the roles of senior vice president of sales and marketing and chief operating officer at Mellon Leasing Corporation.
Deborah Brady was named senior vice president and finance director in December 2009. She joined Key in 1988 as a senior accountant. Since joining the company, Ms. Brady has held various roles of increasing responsibility, including positions as assistant accounting officer, pricing analyst and vice president of pricing. In 1997 she was named vice president of market development and in 2000 was promoted to senior vice president of global pricing and economics. Ms. Brady has served as a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's Financial Accounting Committee since 2001.
Peter K. Bullen was named executive vice president, Bank Channel and Clean Energy, for Key Equipment Finance in April 2019. In this role, he leads direct business and clean energy sectors. In 1996, he became vice president, area sales leader, for KeyCorp Leasing, followed by a promotion to regional sales director for the Great Lakes Region. He is a board member and treasurer of the Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation. Prior to joining Key, Bullen was assistant vice president at Ameritrust Co.
Rian W. Emmett was named group head and managing director of the Specialty Finance Lending unit of Key Corporate Bank in 2002. He joined the company in 1998 as a senior transactor, Key Global Finance. He also holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Prior to joining Key, Emmett was a senior transactor at Citicorp Securities and Citicorp Equipment Finance & Leasing.
Named senior vice president of Strategy and Performance Management in 2013, Lori Frasier manages strategic planning; market research; client insights; and sales performance and analysis. She also oversees communications, marketing, project management and employee development initiatives. Throughout her career, she has been heavily involved in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. She is also the former chair of the 36 Commuting Solutions Board of Directors, on which she has served since 2008.
Amy Gross was named executive vice president, Government and Vendor, for Key in April 2019. She oversees the municipal, federal and commercial vendor divisions, including alignment of the company’s government and commercial vendor capabilities to provide broader client offerings to manufacturers and distributors, as well as federal and municipal governments. Prior to joining Key in 2009, Gross worked for GE Capital.
Robert Hawley was named senior credit executive in August 2015. He manages all credit activities for each of Key’s primary business units: Bank Channel, Commercial Vendor, Key Government Finance and Specialty Finance Lending. Hawley also oversees Key’s Credit Portfolio Management team, as well as the underwriting groups that support Key vendor and Key Government Finance business units. Prior to joining Key, Hawley worked in the automotive finance industry, where he held a variety of leadership roles.
Matthew B. McKeon was named senior counsel in 2011. As a member of the leadership team, McKeon is actively involved in strategic planning and setting policy at the company. In his role as counsel, McKeon is a transactional and managing attorney for the direct sales, vendor and government groups. Since joining Key in 2000, McKeon has held positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining Key, he was in-house counsel at the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and an associate in private practice with Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan.
Named underwriting executive in 2016, Sarah Palmer oversees underwriting and risk management within Key, including oversight of underwriting for Specialty Finance Lending, scored transactions, and Bank Channel origination activities. She also supervises portfolio management and compliance functions. Since joining the company in 2006, Palmer has held positions pertaining to credit risk management.
Amy Paine was named senior vice president, Asset Management in March 2009. Ms. Paine joined the company in 2000 as planning manager for Global Vendor Services and was promoted to senior vice president, Global Finance and treasury in 2004. She was named senior vice president, integration and business improvement in 2007. Prior to joining Key, she held various finance positions with the Hearst Corp. in New York.
Named human resources business partner in 2012, Pamela Riley brings to Key more than 20 years of experience in all disciplines of human resources. Riley works closely with Key leaders and managers and is responsible for delivering human resources services that support and contribute to business strategy. Before joining Key, she held human resources positions at Wachovia, World Savings and EnCon United.
Christy Riegert was named technology and operations business partner for Key in 2014 and brings more than 20 years of experience in both technology and finance disciplines to the company. Riegert works closely with the company’s leaders and managers to build and deliver strategic technology solutions that support and contribute to the business strategy. Prior to joining Key, Riegert worked in the healthcare, retail and wholesale mortgage industries.
Named executive vice president of Originations in 2018, Philip Turner manages all aspects of on-boarding new business transactions, including documentation, booking, and funding activities for Key business segments. Turner focuses on creating the best possible service platform that offers superior documents, as well as booking, funding and administration. Prior to joining Key, he worked for Barclays Bank Plc and/or Barclays Capital for 20 years.