Patriot Capital Management Team

Chris Santy

Chris Santy Managing Director & President

Chris Santy — Managing Director & President

Chris Santy, Managing Director of Patriot Capital Corporation, 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 Corporation, Chris, together with the tenured staff, has 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.

Richard Browne

Richard Browne Vice President of Marketing

Richard Browne — Vice President of Marketing

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.

Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart Operations Manager

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.

Mike Borelli

Mike Borelli National Sales Manager

Mike Borelli — National Sales Manager

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.

Kendall Ely

Kendall Ely Credit Officer

Kendall Ely — Credit Officer

Kendall Ely, Credit Officer, Patriot Capital has over 15 years of credit and banking experience, specifically in the areas of Credit and Risk Management, Equipment Financing, and Special Assets. Her banking experience includes, Commercial and Industrial lending, and Commercial Real Estate transactions with leading regional banks. Kendall’s prior experience includes managing new business and renewals with Hewlett-Packard’s Technology Equipment Finance.

Kendall earned an MBA in Finance from Mercer University, and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Terry College of Business at University of Georgia. 


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