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Hard Work. Integrity. Excellence.

GreatAmerica was founded on a vision to become a company without competition.

GreatAmerica Mission and Vision

Our Mission

We help our customers achieve greater success.


Our Vision

Our passion for excellence in everything we do will make us a business without competition.

What Makes the GreatAmerica Team Different?

In the financial services world, GreatAmerica distinguishes itself as a team-based, independent, family-owned business that delivers on its promises. Since it began in 1992, GreatAmerica has built its reputation on deep loyalty with its channel partners, championing the importance of relationship and service over a commodity-based approach.

Our Core Values

GreatAmerica established 10 guiding principles that form the basis of our relationships. These principles speak to how we treat our customers, our vendors, and each other.

10 Principles

  • We deliver on our commitments and provide excellence.
  • We are solution driven, tenacious, and rise to the occasion.
  • We live our values with utmost integrity.
  • We trust and treat each other with respect.
  • We build enduring relationships and are committed to mutual success.
  • We create an environment conducive to greatness and to a positive image of GreatAmerica.
  • We celebrate successes, share rewards, and make time for fun.
  • We continuously enhance value through innovation and improvement.
  • We look at the whole picture.
  • We create opportunities for growth and take charge of our future.


Watch the GreatAmerica Origin Story (6 min)

GreatAmerica History

When Tony Golobic set out to build GreatAmerica, he wanted to create a company that valued service to its customers and embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. He wanted an innovative company that aspired to the highest standards of excellence in everything it did to become a business without competition.

Watch the GreatAmerica Origin Story (6 min)

Meet the GreatAmerica Leadership Team

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Tony Golobic

Executive Chairman

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Martin Golobic

Chief Executive Officer

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Jennie Fisher

Group President, Office Technology

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Brian Bjella

Group President, Specialty Markets Group

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Scott Rheinschmidt

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Matt Mueller

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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Leighton Smith

Chief Strategy Officer

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Michelle Halverson

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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Wil Meggers

Senior Vice President, Platform Services

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Joe Terfler

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Finance

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Jared Hanlin

Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

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Marty Klees

Senior Vice President, Risk and Operations-Corporate Strategy

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Stephanie Severin

Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer

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Amy Jones

Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer

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Cindy Bradley

Senior Vice President, Chief Data Officer

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Lisa Lefebure

Chief of Staff

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Mike Ciambotti

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

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Jay Allpress

Chief Information Security Officer

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Mitch Leahy

Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group

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Corey Kerns

Vice President and General Manager, Connected Technology Group

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Joe Andries

Vice President and General Manager, GreatAmerica Portfolio Services Group LLC

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Lindsay Bohon

Vice President, Corporate Sales Operations

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Steve Rybos

Vice President and Managing Director, Sales, Specialty Markets Group

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Lee Rozeboom

Vice President and Managing Director, Sales, Connected Technology Group

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Heather Friedman

Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications

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Tawnya Stone

Vice President, Strategic Technology

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Keith Rabin

Vice President and Managing Director, Franchise Division

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Bill Johnson

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Construction Division

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Anthony Piper

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division

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Larry Feldstein

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Division

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Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group

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Derek Meier

Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group

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Hannah O'Donnell
Hannah O'Donnell

Vice President, Sales, Office Equipment Group

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Cody Jandik

Vice President, Sales, Connected Technology Group

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Nick Nielsen

Vice President, Sales, Connected Technology Group

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Diane Vanis

Vice President, Human Resources

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Renae Kinney


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Zach Paulson

Vice President and Treasurer

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Inside GreatAmerica

Empowered Teams

The scalability of the team structure also preserved the intimate, small-company feel as GreatAmerica expanded. Teams of empowered individuals rising to their potential and making informed decisions continue to benefit the company and its customers today. Everyone at GreatAmerica participates in a bonus structure that integrates personal and company goals that help grow GreatAmerica and reward individual team member accomplishments.

Preferred Place to Work

GreatAmerica continues as an employer of choice in Eastern Iowa. Most recently recognized by the Monitor as one of the Best Companies in Equipment Finance, specifically for Best Company Culture. 

Team members have a great degree of autonomy in creating their own personal fulfillment. They are encouraged to demonstrate special interests, experience, or skills that help advance GreatAmerica goals and objectives. This, in turn, fuels our high retention rates and internal satisfaction levels that translate directly into a positive and consistent customer experience.

An Architecture of Participation

GreatAmerica is organized into eight segments: Office Equipment, Connected Technology, Automotive Service and Repair, HealthCare, Direct Programs, Construction and Survey, GreatAmerica Portfolio Services Group LLC, and Collabrance LLC. Each unit immerses itself into its respective market and taps into the complex dynamics that go into making a business successful. Our expertise is gained through internal training, dealer councils, industry events, and intense research in the industry each business unit serves. These activities inform all levels of the company and create a fertile environment that fosters innovative problem-solving.

Change and Innovation

Knowledge is not a static concept at GreatAmerica, and creating a fluid environment begins with an easy flow of communication among team members and company leadership. Facilitated by an open floor plan with no walls, this communication is vital to identifying opportunities and bringing meaningful change to the markets we serve. This change comes in the form of innovative programs, tools, and solutions for our customers.

Empowerment, cross-training and the culture of innovation are critical to the continued success of GreatAmerica. Indeed, the sharing of team roles creates a feedback loop essential to the smooth and consistent delivery of our services.

Community Giving

GreatAmerica is committed to building a strong community, supporting sustainable activities, and promoting good will.

The GreatAmerica Donor Advised Fund was established in 2001. Recently, the GreatAmerica Employee Advised Fund was added to double our annual charitable giving. The funds are expected to provide more than $1 million to projects in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor community each year. 

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GreatAmerica Careers

What you do matters! We empower our team members to advance their personal growth and make decisions that contribute to our customer's success.

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