BOSTON, MA; BURLINGTON, VT – North Star Leasing, a provider of equipment financing solutions for businesses in a variety of industries announced the hiring of Rebecca Chandler as its’ first Chief Operating Officer.

“We’re thrilled to have Rebecca join the North Star Leasing team as we continue on our aggressive growth plan,” said Dan Feeney, CEO of North Star Leasing. “Her experience in helping build other leasing companies will allow us to take full advantage of her knowledge and help bring our business to an exciting new level.”

“To be able to play a significant role in accelerating the growth of North Star Leasing over the coming years, work with Dan and his team and to return to Vermont where I went to college and grew up, is a dream come true,” said Rebecca Chandler, North Star Leasing’s new COO.

Founded in 1979 and headquartered in in Burlington, VT, North Star Leasing provides specialized lease solutions for customers nationwide and across numerous industries including Automotive, Healthcare, Pet-Supply, and Restaurant. North Star works with thousands of equipment vendors, manufacturers, and resellers to help end customers finance and access mission critical pieces of equipment.  North Star has grown its asset base by a 20% annualized growth rate in recent years and nearly quadrupled its workforce.

“North Star Leasing has experienced tremendous growth and the addition of a qualified executive of Rebecca’s caliber is exceptional news,” said Matt Bryson, Principal of Copley Equity Partners and Board member at North Star Leasing. “We’re proud to be adding Rebecca to the North Star Leasing team to help support the expansion for many years to come.” Copley is represented on North Star Leasing’s Board of Directors by Peter Trovato, Andrew Miller and Matthew Bryson.


About North Star Leasing Company

Founded in 1979, North Star Leasing is a provider of equipment financing solutions for businesses in a variety of industries. For over 39 years, North Star Leasing has focused exclusively on helping businesses grow by providing lease financing for mission critical pieces of equipment. North Star is a direct funder and takes a personalized approach to each application.


About Copley Equity Partners

Copley Equity Partners is a private investment firm that partners with established lower middle-market businesses. Copley invests in companies across a broad range of sectors and is comfortable in both majority or minority ownership positions. Copley invests out of an evergreen, single-family office, capital base making the firm agnostic to the standard private equity fundraising cycle. Copley’s patient and flexible capital base allows the firm to focus on providing each portfolio company significant support post investment.

North Star Leasing Announces Chief Operating Officer Hire