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; ChairmanAs 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. Hall CLP, Chief Executive Chairman
Tom Mahaffey, Vice President, Chief Credit Officer Tom Mahaffey joined Pinnacle in December of 2007 and is responsible for credit management for the company as well as risk management functionality. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Tom was Senior Vice President for the equipment finance division of Columbia Bank, where he had full P&L responsibility.
Prior to Columbia, Tom managed a seven-state region for Wells Fargo Leasing that included responsibility for both credit and key account relationships. Tom has held other senior level positions with national firms such as Transamerica Commercial Finance, Pitney Bowes Credit Corporation and General Electric Credit Corporation. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Tom MahaffeyVice PresidentChief Credit Officer
Skip Wehner, Vice President Skip Wehner joined Pinnacle Capital in 2011 and is responsible for the company's originations.
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 WehnerVice President