Executive Management Profiles
One of Pinnacle's key advantages is the quality and experience of its people. Our executive management team averages over 25 years of equipment leasing and finance experience. These individuals bring a strong base of experience and knowledge that gives Pinnacle the opportunity to grow and expand.
Brent M. Hall, CLP, Chief Executive Officer; Chairman
As the CEO of Pinnacle, Brent Hall is primarily responsible for the long-term development and profitability of the Company. This function is performed through the establishment of overall corporate goals and focusing on the strategic direction of the Company.
Prior to starting Pinnacle in January 2000, Brent was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for T&W Financial, a position which he held from January 1999 to January 2000. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions for First Sierra Financial, Inc. from May 1997 until January 1999, where he was responsible for the acquisition and assimilation of more than 14 leasing companies. Brent was the Vice President of Administration for Heritage Credit Services, Inc. where he was responsible for all daily operations including finance and accounting. He was with the company from August 1990 until its acquisition/IPO by First Sierra Financial, Inc. in May 1997.
Brent received his Bachelor of Arts from University of California in 1990. As the current President of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA), Brent is also a Certified Lease Professional (CLP) and a past board member of the CLP Foundation.
Brent M. HallCLP, Chief Executive Officer
Skip Wehner, Chief Operating Officer
Skip Wehner joined Pinnacle Capital in 2011 and is responsible for the company's operations.
Skip graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder and immediately started his career in commercial lending working at First Concord Acceptance Corporation in a marketing position.
Over the years, Skip has held various positions at a multitude of leasing companies (big and small) including Credit Analyst, Marketing Director, VP Sales and SVP of Operations where he oversaw Credit, Collections, Customer Service, and Funding of a large publicly traded leasing company. Skip has been actively involved with NEFA (National Equipment Finance Association) fka UAEL for most of his professional career including a two year commitment as a Director on the Board of Directors for UAEL. He recently served as the Regional Co-Chair for the local NEFA group.
Skip WehnerChief Operating Officer
Erik Weedon joined Pinnacle in July 2007 and is responsible for all financial operations of the company, including accounting, treasury, management and financial reporting, budgeting, and credit facility oversight.
Prior to Pinnacle, Erik was with Financial Pacific Leasing for 12 years as AVP and Senior Financial Analyst, responsible for portfolio risk management and reporting, credit facility reporting and management, treasury functions, business modeling, and financial forecasting. He was also formerly a Manager of Corporate Finance for Russell Investments, where he was responsible for oversight of all credit facilities and capital requirement reporting.
Erik received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 1992, followed by an MBA from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!) in 1997 with a focus in finance. Since then, he has been a Certified Lease Professional (CLP) since 2003.