Mr. Swandel is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (CFLA) and is currently a member of the National Equipment and Finance Association (NEFA) Board of Directors. In 2006 Hugh Swandel received the Canadian Leasing Industries highest honor when he was named “CFLA Member of the Year.” In June of 2008 Mr. Swandel was named the UAEL “Member of the Month” in recognition of his contributions to the association and its membership.
Prior to founding Swandel and Associates, Hugh served as President and Chief Operation Officer of Electronic Financial Group (EFG). EFG was a Canadian company, which built and launched a multi lending web based credit system.
Mr. Swandel spent 10 years with National Leasing Group in a variety of senior positions. National Leasing Group is a privately held Canadian Lessor which has won numerous awards for excellence in management and innovation.
Hugh Swandel has extensive North American Contacts in the leasing industry and a strong reputation as an effective negotiator of win/win agreements involving acquisitions, business development, securitization and most other matters of significant importance to Lessors.