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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jim Pickens - President

Mr. Pickens graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Finance and Business Management in 1978. His previous 30 years of experience includes positions with General Electric, Citicorp, Centrust Bank and Chase. His vision was to establish a minority owned equipment leasing and finance company that was based in Indianapolis that could serve universities, hospitals, non profits and corporations on a local, regional and national level.

Phone direct – 317-275-3153 Emailjpickens@putnamindustriesinc.com

Max W. Frodge – Senior Vice President

 Mr. Frodge graduated from Purdue University and has over 33 years’ experience in the Equipment Lease and Finance industry. In addition to his role as VP of Putnam Industries, he serves as President of Ambassador Financial, Inc. He was also a past Senior V.P. of Leasing at National City Leasing and also past President of Fort Wayne National Bank’s Lease Company. Max has a strong skill set in sales and transaction structuring, as well as technical expertise in Lease operations, tax and book accounting issues and contract documentation. He offers clients a unique blend of technical expertise and relational sales.

Phone direct – 317-275-3151 Email maxfrodge@putnamindustriesinc.com

Phil Martini – V.P. of Business Development

Mr. Martini graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with both a BBA in Business Management and an MBA in Finance. He has spent over 30 years in the leasing industry, including a combined 18 years as President, consecutively, of Cargill Leasing Corporation, Farm Credit Leasing and STAR Equipment Finance. Phil enjoys combining his knowledge of best practices in structuring, customizing and servicing leases with the close customer relationships and unique value proposition that Putnam provides.

Phone direct – 317-275-3156 Emailpmartini@putnamindustriesinc.com