Management Team

Chris Santy

Chris Santy, Managing Director of Patriot Capital Corporation, brings more than 15 years of equipment finance and leasing experience focused solely on the Retail and Commerical 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 Corporation 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. or you may connect on LinkedIn at


Richard Browne

Richard Browne, Vice President of Marketing, Patriot Capital Corporation, 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



Mike Borelli

Eastern Regional Manager of Patriot Capital Corporation has over 20 years of experience in equipment financing and leasing. Mike spent 13 years at Master Lease/Tokai Financial Services/De Lage Landen where he had technology financing responsibility for 26 states for the $1 billion technology division. Mike also helped bank leasing companies including AEL Financial and Heartland, where he developed a wide variety of programs for a range of capital equipment industries.

Mike lives in Florida and is dedicated to the Commercial and Retail Petroleum industry (PEI, SIGMA, NACS) for the South East, supporting fuel jobbers and dealers from Florida to Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee. He can be reached at or 404-955-8706. Connect to Mike through LinkedIn at


Geoff Smith

Western Regional manager of Patriot Capital Corporation, has over 13 years of equipment finance and leasing experience in the retail and commercial petroleum industry.  Prior to opening Patriot Capital’s West Coast offices in 2007, Geoff was Regional Manager for Patriot’s  Southeast Region.  Geoff has successfully established Patriot Capital in two markets and is known as an expert in financing dispensers, POS and other C-store products.  Geoff is a graduate of James Madison University and a member of WPMA and PEI.  Connect with Geoff at or on LinkedIn -


Chetna Joshi

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. You may connect with Chetna on LinkedIn at



Jason Raffensperger

Jason Raffensperger, Northeast Regional Manager of Patriot Capital Corporation, bring more than 14 years of equipment finance and lease experience to the financing of petroleum equipment and C-store capital equipment, including gas pumps, POS, price signs and coolers. Prior to joining Patriot Capital Corp., Jason worked for Marlin Leasing for 10 years focused on equipment financing across a broad range of commercial financing applications, including the Telecom, Computer and Restaurant / QSR verticals. Connect with Jason at or on LinkedIn



Lincoln McPherson

Lincoln McPherson, Midwest Regional Manager of Patriot Capital Corporation, has over 10 years of equipment finance and leasing experience. Prior to joining Patriot, Lincoln provided financing expertise to capital equipment users in a range of durable B2B capital goods industries. Since joining Patriot Capital, Lincoln has focused solely on the Retail and Commercial Petroleum industry (PEI, NACS, SIGMA trade associations) for the past 5 years. Lincoln’s consultative approach and customer focus has established him as the go-to financing source for gas pumps, POS (point of sale), LED lighting and other C-store and forecourt equipment. Lincoln is recognized for working closely with PEI distributors and all major equipment manufacturers (OEM's), including Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Wayne Fueling, Verifone, and Acuity. Lincoln was recently recognized with the coveted 'Grail of Sales' award for his achievements. Prior to his role at Patriot Capital, Lincoln worked for an equipment finance firm based in Los Angeles, soliciting and executing financing and capital leasing transactions. Lincoln holds a B.A. from Purdue University. Contact Lincoln at or on LinkedIn



Rebecca Stewart

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. Contact Rebecca at or on LinkedIn