Patriot Capital Management Team



Chris Santy – Managing Director & President

Chris Santy, Managing Director of Patriot Capital, brings more than 15 years of equipment finance, loan and leasing experience focused solely on the Retail and Commercial Petroleum industry. Prior to his efforts at Patriot Capital, Chris ran the Southeast Region for Tokai Financial Services, a division of Tokai Bank of Japan, soliciting and funding transactions and vendor relationships in the office equipment segment. Chris is a graduate of James Madison University. As the founding member of Patriot Capital Chris, together with the tenured staff have grown Patriot from a small, regional organization to its current position as the largest equipment lender focused on the retail and commercial petroleum space with offices throughout the country. Chris cites the company’s aggressive sales approach, true customer focus and outstanding banking and manufacturer/Distributor partners as their key to continued growth and success.

Chris can be reached at or connect on LinkedIn at LinkedIn_logo_initials


Richard Browne – Vice President of Marketing

Richard Browne, Vice President of Marketing, Patriot Capital, brings over 30 years of global marketing experience to his role. Prior to joining Patriot Capital, Richard consulted with midsized high growth businesses as a partner with Chief Outsiders, was Vice-President of Marketing with Gilbarco Veeder-Root and was a sales and marketing leader with Black & Decker and Stanley Works.  Mr. Browne has been a speaker on topics including payment, pump media, DEF and business strategy to industry groups including NATSO, SIGMA and Vistage.

Richard earned an MBA from Wake Forest University and an Honors Bachelor of Business from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

He can be reached at or you may connect with Richard on LinkedIn at LinkedIn_logo_initials


Rebecca Stewart – Operations Manager

Rebecca Stewart, Salesforce Administrator/Account Coordinator, began working for Patriot Capital in 2011. Rebecca is originally from Ontario Canada, with a background in business. Rebecca manages the office policies and procedures, while growing our corporate relationships. Rebecca has a background in the insurance industry, being RIBO licensed and working with Cowan Insurance Brokers in personal lines insurance. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology.

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Chetna Joshi – Financing Program and Funding Leader

C J (Chetna Joshi), Program and Funding Leader, began working for Patriot Capital in 2001. Chetna is originally from India and speaks numerous languages common in the retail petroleum industry. Chetna acts as a liaison between our customers and our capital market partners. She strives to ensure that each customer experiences a fast, friendly, and businesslike process. Prior to joining Patriot Capital, Chetna worked for Star Wood Group as an office manager, and worked in the insurance industry internationally. She holds a BA in Psychology and History.

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