Bill is a seasoned business leader who leverages innovative and realistic strategic thinking to develop financial programs and products that drive dramatic results through enhanced partner and customer engagement.
As Co-Managing Director of Armada Credit Group, Bill helped develop Armada’s unique finance structures and originations platform. Bill spearheads Armada’s new business development efforts across several industry verticals and he leads the development of Armada’s financial products, promotions and voice-of-the-customer initiatives. Bill founded Armada in 2004 with the vision to deliver a multi-faceted financial service platform
Prior to Armada, Bill was recruited by Chesswood Group Limited (TSX:CHW) to strategically reposition the company’s Canadian business development initiatives. Bill’s successes included the dramatic growth of subsidiary Northstar Leasing Corporation’s transaction flow as well as increasing the enterprise value of EcoHome Financial prior to its sale to Dealnet Capital Corp. (CVE: DLS).
Before joining Northstar, Bill served as Vice President with Syneron, a manufacturer of medical laser equipment, where Bill developed and oversaw finance programs in North America, Europe and Asia to help customers acquire devices for their medical practices, clinics, spas and salons.
Prior to Syneron, Bill was the National Manager, Business Development for UEI Financial, where he developed small to mid ticket consumer and commercial finance programs and products and was responsible for over 40% of UEI Financial’s originations budget during his tenure.
Bill started his career in the finance industry with Newcourt Credit Group Inc. (now CIT Group Inc., NYSE:CIT) where he rose to the position of National Sales & Business Development Manager and was, among other achievements, a pioneer in automated point of sale consumer finance.
Danny builds and manages best-in-class finance businesses that consistently outperform. Throughout his career as an accountant, lawyer and finance industry leader, Danny has brought people together to achieve success for all stakeholders.
As Co-Managing Director of Armada Credit Group, Danny helped develop Armada’s unique finance structures and originations platform. Danny also spearheads Armada’s advisory services for originators, funders and borrowers.
Prior to co-founding Armada, Danny held senior positions with various lenders. He served as President of Northstar Leasing Corporation, a subsidiary of Chesswood Group Limited (TSX:CHW) and as President of MultiSource Capital Corporation, where he built the start-up, small ticket lessor’s go-to-market strategy, as well as heading up its Credit, Finance, Treasury and Portfolio functions.
Danny enjoyed 14 years with CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT), where he held senior leadership roles with business units that focused on lending to consumers, SMB’s and large corporate and public entities. While at CIT, he was SVP & General Manager of Dell Financial Services Canada Limited, President of CIBC Equipment Finance Limited, VP of Syndications, VP & Senior Legal Counsel and Director of Finance & Operations for consumer lending businesses in Canada and the U.S. Under Danny’s leadership, his businesses originated more than $2 billion of leases and loans.
Danny graduated from McGill University with a B.Comm, specializing in Accountancy and Management Information Systems. He earned a Diploma in Public Accountancy from McGill. Danny received his C.A. designation and worked as a public accountant with a leading regional firm in Montreal. He also earned an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School and worked at a large Bay Street law firm. Danny left the public practice of law to become the General Counsel of a computer gaming company and oversee its IPO. Danny is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario and the Law Society of Upper Canada.