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Onset Financial Overview

South Jordan, UT
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Inspired by the determination to establish a world-class equipment finance company, Onset Financial offers the market an excellent financing alternative while giving its team an epic career experience. Onset continues to rise within the equipment leasing industry as it achieves ... Read more

Mission: Our company is dedicated to maximize the potential of our greatest asset: our employees. We embrace change and the opportunity it brings. We are focused on delivering quality customer service; and are committed to recruit, develop, reward and retain our global workforce.

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Top CEOs: 2018 (#46)

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  • Jen Davis.

    Jen has a need for speed. It’s impressive to observe her innovation when it comes to projects she’s given. Her kind personality makes her easy to talk to about any topic. Her loyalty to this company is unparalleled. So Jen, THANKS for being a Face of Onset!

  • Weston Atwood.

    Weston a.k.a. Wes is easily one of our hardest working employees. Around here he’s Mr. Fix It, and his attitude is second to none! We wouldn’t be the same without him. So Wes, THANKS for being a Face of Onset!

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Onset Financial – Why Work For Us?

Onset Financial is a leader in the equipment finance industry. Specializing in mid-market and large-ticket transactions, from $250,000 to $50 million plus, Onset has provided financing to organizations large and small. Onset Financial has mastered the art of helping customers meet their financing needs.

In 2008 Onset Financial was founded with the goal of modernizing and refreshing the way businesses secure equipment financing. Justin Nielsen, CEO and Founder of Onset Financial, envisioned offering a best-in-class experience for customers and building a world-class organization.

By offering customers the widest array of funding options possible, harnessing the power of Fintech to streamline our client experience, and assembling the best team of leasing professionals in the industry, Onset has created an unparalleled leasing experience.

Onset Financial is changing the way organizations see equipment leasing, and financing the equipment that helps businesses grow.

Diversifying its offerings helped Onset Financial ascend from the challenges of the market as a leader in equipment finance. Those early steps to expand their abilities poised Onset to be a leading source fro financing, now and into the future.

Onset Financial was founded with the ideal that the right people are critical to providing the best service and transaction experience possible. To that end, Onset's leadership team has sought after individuals with prior business success, excellent organizational skills, high levels of personal accountability and integrity, and most importantly, a demonstrated ability to meet clients' needs.

Justin Nielsen (right), CEO and Founder with Scott Miller (left), President


Our Mission is to be THE BEST in our Industry

  • Unmatched Customer Service
  • Unmatched Corporate Culture
  • Unmatched Equipment Finance Benefits
  • Unmatched Creativity
  • Unmatched Innovation & System Improvement
  • Unmatched Ethical Expectation Setting
  • Unmatched Organizational Integrity

Our team is the hardest working, most driven and enthusiastic in the equipment leasing industry - and, that's exactly how we like it. When is the last time you went to work and it felt like family? If it's been a while, you should be working with us. We celebrate successes and help you achieve your goals.

Did YOUR boss sponsor a March Madness bracket challenge with prizes worth hundreds of dollars? We didn't think so. Ours did. Is the only company shirt you have the one from a couple of years ago? Oh, where do we even start? We like what you like. That means we get swag all the time! From t-shirts to jackets, to coats and notebooks. It's waterbottles (No, not the kind that warp even on the "top shelf"), lunch bags, backpacks and so much more. We can't help ourselves!

How many times did YOU BBQ for lunch at the park last summer with your teammates? We wait all year for that nice weather, and in the meantime we eat free pizza (the good stuff) every Friday and spin a giant wheel of prizes every week. Your grocery bill might actually go down when you start working here.

It just keeps getting better. How about paid training twice a year in beautiful Park City for two days? And, last year the company got an extra TWO WEEKS of PAID TIME OFF JUST FOR DOING A GREAT JOB! Why? Because we fund deals, and lots of them! In the last 12 months we have funded over $145 MILLION in business. So, don't believe the naysayers. We absolutely, unarguably, indisputably and irrefutably rock at Onset Financial!

If you know you're awesome at your job, you know you bring in customers and you're not getting the love you need, you need to work for Onset. You will wonder why it took you so long to make the change. We can't wait to meet you! 

At Onset Financial, we are committed to creating THE BEST corporate culture where THE most talented professionals thrive.


Onset Financial is a great place to work, but you don't have to take our word for it. See what our employees are saying — in their own words:

"Simply put I love my job at Onset Financial. When I first interviewed I knew this was the place I wanted to work, the place was beaming with positive energy. I asked for a second interview before I made my decision just to make sure the energy was really there. I’ve never looked back nor had regrets since the day I made that choice. Onset affords me the freedom and opportunity to make a difference each and every day. They provide me with the tools I need to succeed and feel secure in my job. The management team, which I’m proud to say I’m a part of, is diverse with experience. Onset appreciates and thrives on the experience and encourages input, teamwork and brainstorming which in turn allows us to take on difficult transactions and come up with structures and solutions that our competitors cannot. I leave at the end of the day with satisfaction and fulfillment as though I have made a contribution to the success of this wonderful organization." - EVP of Internal Operations

"It has truly been a blessing to work at Onset Financial. When I first started with Onset I was blown away by how well we were taken care of, from the free swag and lunches to the amazing benefits. The work environment is unbelievable, it truly is a family across every department. This includes our customers, we go to great lengths to show them a best in class experience beginning to end, and they know that everyone from ownership down to the rep are their biggest fans! Onset’s year over year growth has not been by accident – Teamwork makes the Dream Work." - National Account Executive

"When I talk about Onset, I talk with pride and honor. It is a true blessing to be a part of an ambitious team with such an excellent corporate culture. The people of Onset work alongside one another as an army ready to conquer each and every challenge. The executive team is best in the business and provides all employees the guidance, tools, training and incentives needed to succeed. I love my career and I am so thrilled to be here each day." - Sr. Leasing Officer

"Working at Onset has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. Justin Nielsen has been extremely generous with his sales staff commission structure and I’ll be the first to say it’s been pleasure working for a man of his good nature. Second, Onset’s sales management core really goes out of its way to set you up for success. They have spent countless hours training and working with you to excel. Also, there is no comparison when it comes to the awesome swag and benefits, coupled with a great office positive vibe. Lastly, being here at Onset for the last 6 years has really helped polish me in a successful sales executive capable of more than I envision or imagined. I owe a lot to Justin and Onset for believing in me and I couldn't imagine working anywhere else." - National Account Executive

We give back.

We are in the process of registering our very own 501c3. That's how committed we are to giving back.  We are helping the families of children with terminal illnesses. We can't even begin to imagine watching our kids go through something like that. We have partnered with Hope Kids to donate to those families. 

We also believe that no child should go to bed hungry. No parent should have to worry where the family's next meal will come from. That's why we have partnered with the Utah Food Bank to help with their summer programs. We are decidated to making life easier for those who are struggling. 

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    Onset Financial is a fantastic company to work for! They take care of their employees and have a great culture. Onset offers a great product that makes a difference for companies, the entire team works well together to ensure the client is taken care of quickly. There are fun perks like swag, pizza Fridays, and celebration parties. Management goes out of their way to ensure employees are set up for success. Justin, the CEO, has an incredible vision and high goals for the company that will be exceeded. And on top of all that we are incredibly fortunate to be in a beautiful amazing new building! I would highly recommend Onset as a great place to work!


    There are no cons with Onset.

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    Keep up the great work!

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Onset Financial (South Jordan, UT) in October 2017.


    My interviewed experience was informative and professional, every information about the job description was thoroughly explained to me. The culture at the work place made my decision to job the team very easy. Over-all my interviewer I felt did an exceptional job explaining everything I needed to know.

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Onset Financial Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Ernst and Young, 2017
  • The Top 61 Companies to Work for in Utah, Deseret News, 2017
  • Best of State in Equipment Finance, Best of State, 2018
  • Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine, 2017
  • Fast 50, Utah Business Magazine, 2017
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