Ray Thompson

Equipment Finance Regional Sales Manager

Ray Thompson provides financing for the equipment that businesses need to run.

As Vice President and Equipment Finance Regional Sales Manager for the Charlotte area, he has financed machines that make skin glue to be used instead of stitches, create mulch which becomes fuel, and produce metal casings for the windows of skyscrapers.

He works with small to middle-market commercial vendors and end users to maximize cash flow and grow business by utilizing Section 179 and other tax deductions.

Over some 20 years in equipment finance, IT finance and asset management, he has financed CNC machinery, 3D systems, construction equipment, medical equipment, forestry equipment, and more. Some of his recent deals include $1.8MM for a guidance line for future purchases; $495K for a 5-axis CNC system; and $275K for refinancing of previously-owned equipment.

Ray is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He has worked with industry giants such as Hewlett Packard and CIT Financial and started his career selling end-to-lease equipment for Callaway Golf.

Outside of work, he will be modifying his spin serve technique and shirt color to comply with new pickleball rules. He also plays golf and tennis and enjoys biking, hiking, and most other outdoor activities.

He lives in Savannah with his wife.


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