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GreatAmerica Financial Services Overview

Cedar Rapids, IA
501 to 1000 employees
1992
Company - Private
Lending
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
GreatAmerica established its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 as GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation. In 2012, GreatAmerica changed its name to GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation to reflect its expanded service offerings beyond ... Read more

Mission: GreatAmerica Mission

We help our Customers achieve greater success.

GreatAmerica Vision

Our passion for excellence in everything we do will make us a business without competition.

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  • "I enjoy how open the working environment is. Everyone, especially the senior team members and leaders, are open to questions or helping out. It makes taking on challenging projects less intimidating knowing the support system you have behind you. They encourage you to take on those difficult tasks and are willing and happy to help you through it so you can succeed and learn." - Tess, Credit Analyst

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GreatAmerica Financial Services – Why Work For Us?


Tony Golobic

Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Golobic, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of GreatAmerica Financial Services, has been involved in equipment financing since 1971.

Prior to founding GreatAmerica in 1992, Tony served as General Manager of GE Capital Office Technology Financial Services, President and Chief Executive Officer of LeaseAmerica Corporation, and Senior Vice President of Mellon Financial Services.

Tony earned his M.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1971 and a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting from Roosevelt University in 1969. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Tony is a member of the Board of Trustees of Coe College, the Iowa College Foundation, and Mercy Medical Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of CRST International Inc. Tony has been a member of the following Boards of Directors: Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Village Bank & Trust Company, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival, and Eastern Iowa Enterprise Council. 

Tony is a combat veteran of the U.S. Army service in Vietnam.


Stan Herkelman

President

Stan Herkelman is President of GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation. Stan, along with Joe Terfler and David Pohlman, is a member of the GreatAmerica Office of the President. The Office of the President makes strategic, financial, and operational decisions that set the direction of the company.

Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 1998, Stan practiced law, representing primarily institutional lenders in commercial asset-based lending transactions, workouts, and bankruptcies.

Stan earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his B.B.A. from the University of Iowa with an accounting emphasis. He is a member of the bar in Iowa and Illinois and holds a Certified Public Accountant designation.


David Pohlman

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

David Pohlman is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. David, along with Stan Herkelman and Joe Terfler, is a member of the GreatAmerica Office of the President. The Office of the President makes strategic, financial and operational decisions that set the direction of the company. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, David is responsible for the sales, marketing, operations and strategic planning for all Business Units within GreatAmerica.

Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2003, David was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of US Bancorp's small ticket vendor leasing businesses. Prior to US Bancorp, David spent 11 years with Lyon Financial Services. His positions included General Manager of their BCL office equipment business unit and General Manager of their Secured Funding healthcare business unit.

David earned his B.S. from St. Cloud State University and an advanced management degree from Babson School of Executive Education. David is a former Board Member of the United Way of East Central Iowa.

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica established its headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 as GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation. In 2012, GreatAmerica changed its name to GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation to reflect its expanded service offerings beyond financing.

While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

OWN YOUR FUTURE, MAKE AN IMPACT

  • Make A Difference: What you do matters! We empower our team members to make decisions that contribute to our success and allow you to see how your role impacts the bigger picture.
  • Own Your Happiness: Enjoy the best of both worlds at a growing company with a team –based structure that allows us to preserve the small company feel. Look forward to each day and work alongside dependable teammates who are fun to be around!
  • Make Your Path: We’ve experienced consistent growth since inception and new business opportunities arise each day. Our innovative approach creates growth opportunities for the company and our team members.  Grow with us through continuous learning and develop your skills while creating your own advancement path.
  • Own Your Development: Low walls and an open seating arrangement allow for easy access to leadership.  Our leadership team has a genuine interest in the success of each team member and motivates team members to challenge themselves each day.

Wondering what it would be like to work at GreatAmerica? Get a feel for our work environment and culture with these videos!

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https://www.greatamerica.com/careers/ 

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    Great culture and leadership with opportunity for growth

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    Could pay more, growing pains

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GreatAmerica Financial Services (New York, NY) in January 2016.

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    I got a referral from an employee and then applied via my resume. Had a phone interview with two people that lasted about 25 minutes. I got asked many questions about myself and my previous work experiences. Along with that, I got tested on my financial knowledge, as well as what i knew about the markets and the economy.

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GreatAmerica Financial Services Awards & Accolades

  • Best Leasing Company, Cannata Report, 2015
  • Best Leasing Company, Cannata Report, 2016
  • Best Leasing Company, Cannata Report, 2014
  • Best Leasing Company, Cannata Report, 2013
  • Best Leasing Company, The Cannata Report, 2017
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