Jim Grant email@example.com
...Mr. James H. Grant will be President & Chief Operating Officer of NHL.He
will manage the creation and growth of the company and supervise all aspects of the operations.Mr. Grant has extensive experience in the financing industry, with a focus in equipment leasing to the Hospitality Industry over the past five years.
Most recently, Mr. Grant
has been an integral part of the three-person team that created the Equipment Finance Group ("EFG") of GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corporation
in September 1997.EFG provides FF&E financing to a variety of industries, with particular expertise in hospitality (hotels, restaurants, golf courses) and healthcare (assisted living, skilled nursing).Mr. Grant
was intimately involved in the establishment of the parameters, policies and procedures in every area of the business, including marketing/originations, underwriting, closing/funding, servicing and exit strategies.As Vice President of Business Development, he
has personally originated over $50MM in equipment leases to the hospitality industry over the last two years.He has also developed and managed endorsed vendor programs with hotel franchise companies, managed the group's marketing efforts, and supervised web-site and database development.
Prior to the creation of EFG, Mr. Grant
served in a number of capacities for General Innkeeping Acceptance Corporation
("GIAC"), the former captive finance subsidiary of Bass Hotels and Resorts (formerly Holiday Inn Worldwide).Mr. Grant
held the following positions during his
tenure with GIAC
: (i) Senior Loan Coordinator, supervising the closing and funding of all equipment and real estate transactions; (ii) Senior Financial Analyst, underwriting equipment and real estate transactions; and (iii) Manager of Business Development, originating equipment and real estate transactions. Prior to employment at GIAC, Mr. Grant held the position of Supervisory Loan Officer with the U.S. Small Business Administration.He holds an MBA and MEd. from the University of Georgia (1993) and a B.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany (1988).He
also holds a Georgia Real Estate license.