By: GreatAmerica on November 14th, 2022
GreatAmerica Wins Frank Award for Best Leasing Company in 2022
Finance Company Takes Top Leasing Category Honor Thirteenth Time
(Cedar Rapids, IA) November 14, 2022 — The Cannata Report presented GreatAmerica Financial Services with its 2022 Frank Award for Best Leasing Company during its 37th Annual Awards & Charities Gala at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey on Thursday, November 10. The Frank Award winners were chosen by Office Equipment Dealers who responded to The Cannata Report 37th Annual Survey. Winners were chosen in 12 distinct categories; this is the 13th win for GreatAmerica in the 14 years there has been a leasing category.
This year the survey garnered responses from 380 participants, according to The Cannata Report. The Best Leasing Company Award recognizes the leasing companies who provide an outstanding mix of lease options, competitive rates, superior service, and effective dealer communication.
“GreatAmerica has a stronghold in the independent dealer channel, evidenced by its lengthy winning streak for the Frank Award for Best Leasing Company. Respondents in our Annual Dealer Survey indicate GreatAmerica is a forward-thinking engaged partner who demonstrates a solid commitment to the success of its clients. Many respondents note that GreatAmerica is a supportive partner at the beginning and the end of a lease, which dealers see as a game changer,” said CJ Cannata, president and CEO, The Cannata Report.
Jennie Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Office Equipment Group at GreatAmerica says her team is especially honored to have earned the 2022 Frank Award, "The Frank Award is incredibly meaningful to the team members at GreatAmerica whom I represent. We understand that the solution providers are putting their confidence in us to continue to deliver on our promises, and we want them to hear us loud and clear, we are honored and appreciate you.”
The 2022 Frank Award categories and winners are as follows:
- Best Production Print Manufacturer: Ricoh USA
- Best A4 Manufacturer: Kyocera Document Solutions America
- Best in Class: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
- Best Diversification Partner (new this year): ConnectWise
- Best Marketing Strategy: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
- Best ECM/Document Management Software Provider: DocuWare
- Best Print Management Software Provider: ACDI and PaperCut
- Best IT and Security Services Provider: ConnectWise
- Best Technical Service Provider: Ricoh USA
- Best Leasing Company: GreatAmerica Financial Services
- Best Female Executive: Laura Blackmer, President, Dealer Sales, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A.
- Best Male Executive: Mike Marusic, President and CEO, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
- Best Manufacturer: Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
According to The Cannata Report, the event’s theme was Shake It Up, and raised $180,000 to create the Marie Cusumano Endowed Scholarship at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. To date, The Cannata Report’s Annual Awards & Charities Gala has raised $1.3 million for endeavors funded by Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation and has collectively raised nearly $3 million for a host of charitable organizations nationwide.
About GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (Office Equipment Group)
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 $2.5 Billion company with life-to-date finance originations of $14 Billion, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, Minnesota, and Illinois. 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. www.greatamerica.com
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.