Blog Feature

By: GreatAmerica on March 5th, 2024

GreatAmerica Financial Services ® Appoints Two Group Presidents

(Cedar Rapids, IA) — GreatAmerica Financial Services announces two exciting positions to lead the 750+ team into the future.

Jennie Fisher, MBA, of Cedar Rapids, IA elevates her previous position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group to Group President, Office Technology. A veteran of the Office Equipment industry, Fisher won the most recent Best Female Executive from The Cannata Report and has led the division for 16 years, growing the business unit to $2 billion in earning assets. 

“Jennie was employee number 3 at GreatAmerica, joining when we started in 1992. She is a trusted, respected and pivotal member of the Office Equipment community. We’re excited to offer her this new role and are certain our customers will only benefit from her expertise,” states Martin Golobic, CEO.

Brian Bjella of Marshall, MN now serves as Group President, Specialty Markets. Bjella and his company, Grandview Financial, was acquired by GreatAmerica in 2010.  Since then, Bjella has helped build the business unit from the ground up, into five divisions today: Automotive, Construction & Industrial, Healthcare, Franchise, and Direct Programs Financing.  Bjella was previously the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Markets Group.

“We’re so excited to have Brian take on this new position as we see Specialty Markets Group growing. He’s a talented leader with a keen eye for developing talent and relationships within the various industries we now serve,” mentions Golobic.

“Jennie and Brian will join the GreatAmerica senior leadership team to help shape the company’s strategic direction with a focus on the continued success of our customer and employees,” adds Golobic.  


GreatAmerica is the largest independent, family-owned national commercial equipment finance company in the U.S. and is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and now has offices in Iowa, Georgia, Minnesota, and Illinois. In addition to financing, GreatAmerica offers innovative non-financial services to help our customers grow.