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.
“I started at GreatAmerica in April 2015 and this exposed me to how amazing a company’s culture can be. I decided to give a different company a try, but ultimately came back to my GreatAmerica family in a Sales Support role. I quickly learned the foundation of my role and immediately began building relationships with our vendors and providing unique solutions. Soon after, I accepted the Team Lead Apprentice role. This provided me a chance to showcase my leadership skills and gain a better understanding of the company’s operations as a whole. Finally, I accepted the Team Leader role for the Field Sales Central team, followed by a Sales Support Leader role. My leadership opportunities have provided me a path to help develop others to be as successful as they can be. My passion is helping others succeed and finding the right development opportunities for each person. I’m so happy I made the choice the come back to GreatAmerica. There’s no place like home!” – April, Sales Support Leader
Happy Month-End and New Year's Eve to our GreatAmericans and customers! We hope everyone "brings home the bacon"!
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 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.
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I have been working at GreatAmerica Financial Services full-time (More than 5 years)
I feel like I have another family here
Constant events to keep you engaged in and outside of work hours (if you want to take advantage of them)
I've made life long friends
Great opportunity for growth
Free parking in the garage
Starbucks in the building with good food!
Food days all the time
Security in place
I had to look around trying to think of some. I'm sure there are some. GreatAmerica does a great job of testing you to find out where you would fit skill wise and personality wise. I suppose sometimes that they get the results wrong and the fit isn't perfect, but with how fast we grow and how great our retention is, I can't imagine it's too frequently.
Advice to Management
Keep it up
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at GreatAmerica Financial Services (New York, NY) in January 2016.
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.