LEAF Promotes Michelle Speranza to Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 18, 2018 – LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”), a leading U.S. equipment leasing and finance company and subsidiary of People’s United Bank, N.A., today announced the promotion of Michelle Speranza to Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. 

Speranza will be responsible for strategic marketing and branding, as well as for ensuring close alignment between marketing and sales functions. She will continue to lead LEAF’s marketing department, which she previously served as Vice President. 

“Over the course of her 12-year career at LEAF, Michelle has demonstrated a deep grasp of our business, as well as an extraordinary talent for creative problem solving,” said Crit DeMent, LEAF Chairman and CEO. “She’s an indispensable part of our organization, and we’re very pleased to welcome her onboard our executive leadership team.” 

In her new role, Speranza will guide LEAF’s accelerating expansion into the small business finance space, in addition to working with the rest of the executive leadership team to develop LEAF’s broader strategic plan. She will also lead the charge as LEAF continues to integrate advanced marketing and sales automation technologies into day-to-day operations. 

“As SVP and CMO, Michelle will become an even greater asset to the company of which she’s been an invaluable part since its beginning,” said LEAF President and COO Miles Herman. “We look forward to leveraging her insight, drive and vision as we plan and implement our strategy in the years to come.” 

About LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. 

LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”) is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Moberly, MO and Orange, CA. From the server room to the office to the factory floor, wherever customers need equipment, we make it affordable. Trusted by nearly 250,000 companies of all sizes across the U.S., LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., with the expanded strength of People’s United Bank, offers customized financing that helps our customers solve real problems. When businesses need financing or need to offer financing – they achieve more with LEAF. Learn more at www.LEAFnow.com. 

About People’s United Bank 

People’s United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with $44 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of nearly 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. 

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