Meet the Staff

Lana Morgan

Accounting & Customer Service

Barney Barnhisel

Vice President Sales - DFW

Frank Frontario

Vice-President Sales - Lady Lake, Florida
877-682-3863 ext. 124

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Frank has been in the leasing industry for over 20 years and with North Texas Credit, a division of Banclease since 2003. He moved from our Dallas location in 2006 to open a Florida office. Frank has been a key contributor to our southeast regional growth and specializes in mid-market equipment transactions both vendors and end users.

James R. Lahti, CLP

Vice-President Sales - Austin, Texas
877-682-3863, ext. 134

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Jim has been in the leasing industry for over 34 years. Prior to joining Banclease, Jim operated his own leasing company for the previous 28 years. He is a past President of the United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL) along with 5 years on the board of directors. Jim is the founding President of the Certified Lease Professional Foundation (CLP) with 3 years on the board of directors. He also spent over 6 years with a major bank. Jim works in our Austin, Texas office and can assist you with financing or leasing any type of equipment transaction.

Ron Mitchell

Executive Vice-President, Medical & Equipment Division
877-682-3863 ext. 140

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Ron has been in the leasing industry for 33 years. He joined BancLease in January, 2008 and manages the equipment side of the business. Ron started his leasing career in Northern California and spent several years with Sumitomo Bank of CA., Fleet Credit Corporation, and ITT Capital. He has extensive experience in structuring various types of transactions and works out of the Irving headquarters locations. Ron specializes in referral relationships: banks, CPA, lessors, equipment loan brokers and other financial institutions

Murray Schwartz

Executive Vice President, Automotive Division
877-682-3863 ext. 142

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Murray Joined Banclease in 2013 and manages the automotive side of the business. Prior to joining Banclease, Murray has been managing dealership operations for the last 25 years including working for AutoNation for over 8 years and Ford Motor Company for 9 years. He has extensive experience in automotive leasing and has managed several leasing companies as well. He works in our Irving based headquarters.

Amy James

Executive Director of Finance & Operations

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Amy has worked with Banclease since 1999. Prior to joining Banclease she was a funding officer for Orix Commercial Credit. Amy is responsible for lender documentation, UCC filings, broker payments, and accounting. Amy also assists with any customer relations issues.

Bruce Orr


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Bruce managed the leasing operations for two banks prior to founding Community Partners Funding, Inc., in 1995. He directs all sales and operational functions for both brands: North Texas Credit Company and Banclease Acceptance Corporation. He currently serves as a board member of a community bank, and an affiliate leasing company, Freedom Financial Consulting, Inc.