Gig Harbor, WA, July 19, 2018 – Announced today, Quentin Cote has been promoted to President of Mintaka Financial and Bill Fogarty to SVP and Chief Operating Officer.

Quentin succeeds co-founder and CEO of Mintaka Financial, David T. Schaefer as President, who is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and President and CEO of Orion First Financial. Quentin has represented Mintaka in the equipment leasing/finance industry as a member of the Small Ticket Business Council Steering Committee of the ELFA and served as the council’s LeasePac liaison. Quentin has served as EVP of Mintaka for two years. He began his career in specialty finance banking and transitioned to private equity, eventually ending up in a leadership role at an equipment finance originator.

Bill Fogarty joined the company in March of 2017, transitioning from the banking industry. Bill held senior positions in credit, operations and business development as well as the president of a de novo bank. His responsibilities include the day to day oversight of Mintaka Credit and Funding departments, coordinating affiliate relationships, training, compliance and operations.

He represents Mintaka in the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) and serves on the membership committee.  

“Mintaka Financial continues to benefit from Quentin’s leadership, and with him at the helm as President our future looks bright,” said David T. Schaefer, CEO of Mintaka Financial. “Quentin has been instrumental in driving technology improvements and expanding funding capabilities. The team of Bill Fogarty, COO, Zack Marsh, CFO, and Paul Marcoe, CTO is the strongest team I have had the opportunity to lead and I’m confident that the company will be even more successful.”

“I am delighted with the promotion of Quentin Cote as President and the appointment of Bill Fogarty as Chief Operating Officer of Mintaka. These changes add depth to our management team and strengthen Mintaka’s position in the marketplace,” said Don Myerson, co-manager and co-founder of Mintaka Financial.

About Mintaka Financial
Mintaka Financial LLC, located in Gig Harbor WA, was established in 2004, as a commercial finance company specializing in serving the needs of small businesses across the United States. Mintaka provides equipment leases and loans, originated through a limited group of independent small business finance companies that share ownership in Mintaka. These companies are specialists in small business credit service, selected to participate in the Mintaka program based on their experience and reputation in the industry, and their dedication to building long term relationships with their small business clients. To learn more about Mintaka, please call (888) 705-8778, ext. 1097 or visit


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