Wingspire Equipment Finance Welcomes Craig Shipley as New Chief Commercial Officer

Tustin, California, April 4, 2024 —Wingspire Equipment Finance, a premier provider of equipment financing solutions, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Craig Shipley as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Craig brings to the team a wealth of experience in sales and operations leadership and a well-established history of driving strategic growth, fostering talent development, and achieving ambitious sales goals.

Craig Shipley’s career has been marked by his exceptional ability to build high-performance teams and nurture the growth of seasoned professionals and newcomers to the equipment finance industry. His comprehensive background encompasses sales leadership, P&L responsibility, strategic planning, partnership development, and marketing. With experience spanning the full spectrum of equipment financing, Craig is uniquely positioned to lead Wingspire Equipment Finance’s commercial operations into a new era of success.

Craig believes in creating a positive and productive workplace culture that promotes the well-being of employees. He advocates for creating an environment that enables employees to thrive and contribute to the fullest. This philosophy is consistent with the mission of Wingspire Equipment Finance, which is to empower businesses through innovative financing solutions while prioritizing its workplace culture.

“We are delighted to welcome Craig Shipley to our executive team,” said Eric Freeman, CEO of Wingspire Equipment Finance. “Craig’s extensive experience and leadership qualities are what Wingspire Equipment Finance needs as we expand our reach and enhance our clients’ offerings. His commitment to strategic growth, focus on developing people, and fostering a positive culture will be invaluable as we move forward.”

Craig Shipley enthusiastically expressed his interest in joining Wingspire Equipment Finance, stating, “I am honored to join such a dynamic and forward-thinking team. Wingspire Equipment Finance has established itself as a leading provider of equipment financing solutions. I am excited to contribute to its mission of supporting the growth and success of private equity backed, middle-market companies. Together, we will continue to build on this strong foundation, driving financing innovation and the highest standard of service in everything we do.”

As Chief Commercial Officer, Craig will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of Wingspire Equipment Finance’s sales and operations, focusing on expanding its market presence, enhancing customer relationships, and driving overall growth.

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