First Financial Expands Syndication Operations with Appointment of Patricia Clifford

First Financial Expands Syndication Operations with Appointment of Patricia Clifford

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – January 30, 2017 – First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (FFCSI), an independent provider of equipment leasing and financial solutions, today announced that leasing industry veteran Patricia Clifford has re-joined the company as Syndication Manager.  In her new role, Ms. Clifford will manage key relationships with existing syndication partners, and establish new opportunities with banks, lessors and third-party intermediaries as the company seeks to expands its financing capabilities.

“Pat built a distinguished career developing syndication programs that increase activity and revenue, and has an impeccable reputation within the finance community,” said Richard Stebbins, Co-Founder and Co-President.  “As we continue to enhance our capital market activities and prepare for another year of growth, we see this as an opportune time to welcome Pat back as a member of the First Financial team.”

Ms. Clifford comes to First Financial with over 30 years of commercial leasing experience, in the areas of business development, risk management and syndication.  Most recently, she served as SVP, Syndication Manager at Huntington Bank, where she was responsible for the structuring and syndication of equipment lease and loan transactions.  Ms. Clifford also held executive management positions with JP Morgan Chase, and was a Director of Pitney Bowes Capital Markets team.

About First Financial Corporate Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Orange County, CA, First Financial is one of the largest independent equipment leasing companies in North America. The company provides flexible and cost-effective financing solutions for a broad range of equipment types including healthcare, material handling & logistics, and information technology.  First Financial works with companies of all sizes and in almost every segment, from middle market companies, vendors, dealers and hospitals, to Fortune 500 corporations, with transactions ranging from $50,000 to more than $15 million.

Consistently recognized by Monitor magazine as a Top 20 Private Independent lessor, First Financial also appears on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America and has multiple regional office locations across the U.S. and Canada.  For additional information, please visit the company’s website at