Patriot Capital Management Team - Gas Station Equipment Financing & Leasing
Chris Santy Managing Director & President
Chris Santy — Managing Director & President
Chris Santy, Managing Director of Patriot Capital, brings more than 15 years of business 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, has grown Patriot from a small, regional organization to its current position as the largest equipment financing & leasing company 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.
Sean J. Hardin Executive Risk and Operations Officer
Sean J. Hardin — Executive Risk and Operations Officer
Sean J. Hardin, Executive Risk and Operations Officer at Patriot Capital, has held a number of executive, analyst and senior management positions in the banking and financing industries. Prior to joining Patriot Capital, Sean was a senior vice president in State Bank & Trust’s finance department, where he was responsible for management reporting, investor relations, and corporate development. Before joining State Bank in 2010, Sean worked for iCap Realty Advisors and Flag Bank, supporting underwriting and market debt and equity facilities for commercial real estate transactions and financial analysis.
Mr. Hardin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Engineering from Washington & Lee University and his M.B.A from Georgia Tech.