Jeremiah Silkowski is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SQN Capital Corporation and its group of companies which includes four specialised fund managers, an SEC-registered investment advisor, a FINRA-registered broker/dealer, and three joint ventures formed to manage large accounts for insurance companies, manage geographically focused real estate funds, and raise capital and manage funds investing in venture debt opportunities. Jeremiah has over 25 years’ experience in the secured investment and fund management industry. Prior to SQN, Jeremiah spent thirteen years with the largest private equipment leasing fund manager in the United States where he ran all day to day operations and was portfolio manager for eight public equipment leasing funds and two equipment lease securitisation.
Richard Specker is the Senior Managing Director of SQN Capital Management and Head of Offshore and Middle Eastern Fund Management. Rick joined SQN in April of 2015 with over 30 years of experience in domestic and cross-border structured asset-based finance and leasing and has completed over US$20 billion in lease transactions. He served 20 years with predecessor companies of the Bank of America, where he was President of the Global Lease Finance Division at Fleet Capital Corporation, responsible for large-ticket leasing and asset-based finance, commercial aircraft leasing and lease and asset-based loan syndications, and was Senior Vice President and Global Manager of the Structured Lease Finance Group at NationsBank. He also has notable experience in equipment leasing fund development and management – as a former Senior Managing Director of ICON Capital Corp., Managing Partner of Koenig & Cie. Marine (USA), LLC and Senior Managing Director of Wharton Specialty Finance Partners. Mr. Specker is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and served as Chairman of ELA Business Services, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary. He graduated with a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.