By: GreatAmerica on April 21st, 2021
GreatAmerica Financial Services Joins The Consortium as Founding Member
(Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Financial Services has joined The Consortium, an assembly of innovative companies brought together by industry veteran, Mike Stramaglio, President and CEO of Stramaglio Consulting. The Consortium will focus on creating new opportunities for the office technology industry by tying industry leaders together to establish an open collaborative platform. This aims to enable the Imaging Channel to embrace and lead Digital Transformation (DX) – data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven Business Agility.
According to Mike Stramaglio, “The Consortium was created based on the premise the Imaging Channel is facing the greatest opportunities we have ever seen. GreatAmerica has proven to be more than a “rate card” throughout the years and has established a culture of great imagination, innovation and dedication to improving the client experience. We are excited to have GreatAmerica join us as one of our founding members because of their commitment to improving our industry.”
Jennie Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of GreatAmerica Financial Services is enthusiastic about the impact this newly formed group will have within the industry. “We’re honored to be a Consortium founding member and look forward to the collaboration and opportunities this presents for our office technology provider customers as a result. This is a critical time of digital transformation and puts GreatAmerica at the center of finding solutions to new business challenges.”
In addition to GreatAmerica, Consortium founding members include, Affinity, All Covered FORZA, Avalara, Chassi, DSD Strategy Consulting, Gridiron Capital, Pros Elite Group, Predictive Insight, Performance Now, Red Sage Group, Stramaglio Consulting, The Kingston Group, ZBA Solutions as well as media partners, BPO Media and Industry Analysts.
GreatAmerica has a long history of collaboration within the office technology space, as founding members of the Managed Print Services Association over a decade ago and Technology United, a collaborative group also formed with the leadership of Mike Stramaglio back in 2011.
About GreatAmerica Financial Services
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. A $2 Billion company, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, and Minnesota. In addition to financing, GreatAmerica offers innovative non-financial services to help our customers grow. GreatAmerica is committed to the office equipment industry and is the leader in single invoice solutions (MPS, Managed IT, and other specialized billing options). GreatAmerica also offers innovative non-financial services to help dealers evolve their businesses. https://www.greatamerica.com/business-equipment-financing
About Stramaglio Consulting
Stramaglio Consulting is committed to taking imaging channel business the next level with a focus on new technologies, innovation and consulting services. Its founder, Mike Stramaglio, is a well-known and respected industry leader with more than 40 years experience in the office imaging technology channel. Most recently, he was president of MWA FORZA with Konica Minolta after its acquisition of MWA Intelligence, the company he founded in 2006. To learn more, visit https://stramaglioconsulting.com
Founded by CEO Tony Golobic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992, GreatAmerica is a $2 billion national commercial equipment finance company. GreatAmerica is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica is family-owned and provides financing, third party portfolio servicing, and niche market-focused services in all fifty states and several U.S. Territories and has a staff of over 500+ employees with offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia.