Vantage Financial Hires Richardson as Chief Credit Officer, Merrigan Joining Peoples Bank

February 9, 2024

Vantage Financial recently added Kyle Richardson as Chief Credit Officer to oversee the credit team and risk management processes.

Richardson comes to Vantage with vast leadership experience in the finance industry. Prior to Vantage, Richardson spent 11 years at FirstBank in Colorado excelling in various roles. After his time at FirstBank, Richardson spent five years in an equipment finance division of TCF Bank, achieving the role of SVP – Director of Credit. Most recently, he was a Regional Risk Officer for DLL.

Marc Snover, CEO of Vantage, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Kyle aboard as Vantage’s new Chief Credit Officer. With his stellar track record and wealth of experience within the Equipment Leasing industry, Kyle brings invaluable insight and leadership to Vantage Financial. We're confident that his expertise will further strengthen our team and drive our continued success.”

Colin Merrigan, who was previously in charge of credit and risk management at Vantage, will become SVP- Credit Administration Officer for the Specialty Finance Division of Vantage's parent company, Peoples Bank. Merrigan joined Vantage in 2015 after his time at a consulting firm in Minneapolis. During his 9 years, he served in various roles, but most recently as VP of Credit and Risk, overseeing Vantage's banking relationships and credit department. In his new role, he will continue to support Vantage and its growth, along with the other Specialty Finance businesses within Peoples Bank.

Vantage Financial provides clients with customized, value-added, technology and equipment financing solutions nationwide.