Northland Capital Names Brian Eschmann as President

June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 - Northland Capital announces the appointment of Brian Eschmann as the company’s new President.

Eschmann joins Northland Capital at a pivotal time poised for the next stage of growth and leadership. As President, Eschmann will apply his more than 20 years of commercial finance sales and leadership experience to Northland Capital’s purpose-driven business model to drive growth, continued operational excellence and build upon the company’s strong cultural foundation.

A recognized and long-standing member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Eschmann has expertise building high-performing sales teams with Schneider National and U.S. Bank Corporate Payment Systems prior to serving 10 years as the President of Trans Lease, Inc.

“Brian’s experience in the industry and strong leadership aligns well with our culture to ensure continued success.” stated CEO Willis Kleinjan. “He will be a valuable addition in leading the organization and fostering growth as we position to take on new opportunities.”

Kleinjan founded Northland Capital 24 years ago with a determined vision to partner with customers and equipment vendors to improve their success and doing business the right way with fairness and integrity. Today, Northland Capital is an industry leading company built on a foundation of faith and trust specializing in service that comes from a small company atmosphere.

“With a strong team, solid reputation in the industry and commitment to delivering more to our customers, Northland Capital is poised for continued growth and success,” said Eschmann. “I am excited to take on this role and look forward to working with the team as we expand on delivering unique solutions to the marketplace.”

Brian is a graduate of St. Norbert College and holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is an active member and leader with the ELFA, having chaired the Independent-Middle Market Steering Committee, served as LeasePAC liaison and a member of the newly-formed Advocacy Advisory Committee.

About Northland Capital
Northland Capital Equipment Finance is a direct lender providing finance and lease solutions to businesses nationwide. Since 1996, Northland Capital is known for providing specialty finance solutions to businesses in industries and geographic areas underserved by many larger finance companies. Their niche focus is capital equipment in the industries of agriculture, construction, energy, transportation, manufacturing and environmental services. For more information visit