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Mission: GreatAmerica Mission
We help our Customers achieve greater success.
Our passion for excellence in everything we do will make us a business without competition.
During this time of uncertainty due to the CoVID-19 situation, we are being thoughtful with regard to our hiring and onboarding approaches. Ensuring our candidates and new team members have the best possible experience while we practice social distancing for the health and safety of all is very important to us. GreatAmerica is fortunate to have a strong history of growth and success, largely due to our most important asset: our exceptionally talented team members. As we look toward the future we are optimistic we will continue to deliver on our mission through the talent we bring into our organization. In these unprecedented times we have evolved our business practices because being there for our customers and for each other will always come first. While the distance between our team members has widened, we have become stronger. Separate yet together, we will overcome.
The GreatAmerica lobby sparkled and shined this morning; welcoming our team members and the New Year! 2019 was was a great year and we are looking forward to all that we can accomplish together in 2020!
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 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.
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 550 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.
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I have been working at GreatAmerica Financial Services full-time (More than a year)
The best work culture I have ever experienced. The monthly bonuses are really nice too. Profit sharing.
Stay late on last day of the month. PTO
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GreatAmerica Financial Services (Cedar Rapids, IA) in April 2019.
Also called Profile Manager Internally. Basically you are trying to get people to make payments on loans they have taken out for their business. I had a high opinion of Great America until they gave me the "Structured Interview." Everyone I met with seemed to think I would be a good fit, and felt I was qualified.
The so called "Structured Interview" they give is NOT an interview, it is an oral exam. In an interview there is a back and forth conversation and exchange of information, this is you answering 11 questions in a row with no preparation, and having to give detailed extensive answers from memory. All the questions start with something like "Tell me about a time when..." or "Describe a time when..." During this time the "interviewers" are not allowed per the rules to answer, clarify, or explain any questions you may have about the questions you are answering. You are scored on your answers and are immediately disqualified for any position you are applying for if you don't meet a minimum point threshold regardless of cultural fit or qualifications. Don't get me wrong I expect a few of these in every interview but 11 in a row? Especially when I've already answered similar questions in a previous interview?