STAR Asset Finance Group welcomes Paul Slapa as Group Commercial Director.
Paul was previously a founder and commercial director at Praetura Enterprise Finance and brings over 15 years of experience to the role.
While at Praetura, Paul was focused on creating partnership style relationships with customers, helping ease their cashflow pressures to enable them to grow. Prior to this he held the role of Head of Direct Sales at Wesleyan Bank. He believes in providing easier access to capital for SMEs and bringing together teams of industry and sector specialists that truly understand the challenges businesses face.
Paul will be responsible for driving the group’s growth aspirations and establishing STAR as a force to be reckoned with. It’s a new role, and the first of many appointments that will support the group’s CEO, Jim Higginbotham.
“I’m delighted to welcome Paul into the Star Asset Finance Group.” Said Jim. “He is a great role model and has a wealth of commercial experience and product knowledge that positions him perfectly to help steer the business to new heights.”
Paul is a recognised innovator and leader in the asset finance sector and quickly earns the respect of everyone he works with. He has previously been a director of The Leasing Foundation, providing professional development, education, research and thought leadership to the industry. In his spare time, he serves as a school governor and helps run a children’s cancer charity that he co-founded – raising funds for clinical trials for the treatment of children diagnosed with DIPG.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Paul and collectively making a positive change for both our customers and employees alike.” continued Jim Higginbotham.