Executive Vice President
John Merritt has more than 30 years experience in the commercial finance industry and is an expert in the energy efficiency sector. His knowledge and skills with project finance and syndication date back nearly two decades when he first joined Information Leasing Corp., a start-up that he helped grow into PNC Equipment Finance, the fourth-largest bank-owned equipment finance company in the United States. He managed a portfolio in excess of $800 million as Managing Director of the Lease Industry Finance Division at ILC/Provident Bank Financing/National City Commercial Capital. When the company became PNC Equipment Finance in 2009, John became General Manager of the Specialty Finance Division, which included Energy Capital, Franchise Finance and Canada. The division had combined assets of more than $1 billion. John is a graduate of Miami University.