ABOUT US

Company History



Since 1996, Forum Leasing, a division of Forum Financial Services, Inc., has priced, structured, negotiated and funded lease transactions with venture capital backed start-ups, structured credits, post bankrupt companies and subsidiaries of foreign corporations. Forum Leasing offers a variety of lease financing structures on most types of equipment throughout the United States. We are a direct funder and do not re-broker lease transactions. We specialize in tough credit equipment leasing. Our lease transactions primarily originate lease brokers, banks, captive finance companies and other third party intermediaries.

Our core competencies are speed and flexibility in negotiating and funding transactions in the $50,000 to $1,000,000 range.


Leadership



John Caulfield | President and CEO

John has a long successful track record in the equipment leasing industry beginning as an account executive with IBM Corporation in 1979 and then CIS Corporation in 1981. In 1983 John was hired to head up sales for Unicom Computer Corporation, a nationwide computer leasing company. In 1988 John formed Forum Financial Group, Inc. which specialized in leasing IBM and other mainframe equipment to middle market and large corporations. In 1996 John formed Forum Financial Services, Inc. to target distressed credits and venture capital backed companies for lease financing of all types of equipment.

John adheres to strong underwriting and documentation, and as a result Forum Leasing continues to grow in a market where so many other leasing companies have failed.

John received his B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

Tim O’Connor | Vice President and Founder

Tim began his finance career in 1980 in New York with Irving Bank Corporation and then Bankers Trust Company working on national credits in the banking and insurance sector. In 1988 Tim joined John to form Forum Financial Group, Inc. and then Forum Financial Services, Inc. Tim is responsible for marketing and credit underwriting.

Tim has worked successfully with many lease brokers, banks and other referral sources over the past 29 years.

Tim received his B.S. in Management Science from SUNY Geneseo.


Charities



Forum Leasing Has Graciously Given To the Following Charities:


  • North Texas Food Bank
    Methodist Richardson Medical Center
    Cancer Support Community
    Wounded Warrior Project

  • Infant & Toddler Intervention Program
    The Salvation Army
    Toys for Tots
    Meals on Wheels

Contact Us:

(972) 690-9444


Why Forum Leasing?
  • We Fund Our Own Deals
  • Flexible Lease Terms & Options
  • Fast Turnaround
  • Excellent Reputation
  • No Proposal Deposit Required
  • We Do Not Re-Broker Leases

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Company History



Since 1996, Forum Leasing, a division of Forum Financial Services, Inc., has priced, structured, negotiated and funded lease transactions with venture capital backed start-ups, structured credits, post bankrupt companies and subsidiaries of foreign corporations. Forum Leasing offers a variety of lease financing structures on most types of equipment throughout the United States. We are a direct funder and do not re-broker lease transactions. We specialize in tough credit equipment leasing. Our lease transactions primarily originate lease brokers, banks, captive finance companies and other third party intermediaries.

Our core competencies are speed and flexibility in negotiating and funding transactions in the $50,000 to $1,000,000 range.


Leadership



John Caulfield | President and CEO

John has a long successful track record in the equipment leasing industry beginning as an account executive with IBM Corporation in 1979 and then CIS Corporation in 1981. In 1983 John was hired to head up sales for Unicom Computer Corporation, a nationwide computer leasing company. In 1988 John formed Forum Financial Group, Inc. which specialized in leasing IBM and other mainframe equipment to middle market and large corporations. In 1996 John formed Forum Financial Services, Inc. to target distressed credits and venture capital backed companies for lease financing of all types of equipment.

John adheres to strong underwriting and documentation, and as a result Forum Leasing continues to grow in a market where so many other leasing companies have failed.

John received his B.A. in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

Tim O’Connor | Vice President and Founder

Tim began his finance career in 1980 in New York with Irving Bank Corporation and then Bankers Trust Company working on national credits in the banking and insurance sector. In 1988 Tim joined John to form Forum Financial Group, Inc. and then Forum Financial Services, Inc. Tim is responsible for marketing and credit underwriting.

Tim has worked successfully with many lease brokers, banks and other referral sources over the past 29 years.

Tim received his B.S. in Management Science from SUNY Geneseo.


Charities



Forum Leasing Has Graciously Given To the Following Charities:


North Texas Food Bank
Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Cancer Support Community
Wounded Warrior Project
Infant & Toddler Intervention Program
The Salvation Army
Toys for Tots
Meals on Wheels

Contact Us:

(972) 690-9444


Why Forum Leasing?
  • We Fund Our Own Deals
  • Flexible Lease Terms & Options
  • Fast Turnaround
  • Excellent Reputation
  • No Proposal Deposit Required
  • We Do Not Re-Broker Leases

Get The Forum Newsletter:

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