Brian Bjella


Brian Bjella

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Specialty Markets Group

Brian Bjella, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Markets Group (Construction, HealthCare, Automotive, and Direct Programs Divisions), is responsible for sales, marketing, and strategic planning.

Prior to joining GreatAmerica in 2010, Brian was the President and principal of Grandview Financial, a small ticket equipment finance lessor. Prior to Grandview, Brian spent 12 years with Lyon Financial/US Bancorp Business Equipment Finance. His positions included Senior Vice President and General Manager of US Bank Manifest Funding Services, Executive Director of Sales for US Bank Manifest Funding Services, and General Manager of Stellar Financial.

Brian has served on the Boards of Directors for the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors, United Association of Equipment Lessors and the National Equipment Finance Association. Brian earned his B.S. from Mankato State University with Magna Cum Laude honors in Finance and Marketing.