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Welcome Joseph O’Hara

Get to know Joe:

Name: Joseph O’Hara
Current title: Vice President and Senior Business Development Manager at Univest Capital

What is your specialty or area of focus?
I have more than 35 years of experience in equipment leasing and finance with a concentration in financing construction and light contractor equipment. Prior to joining Univest Capital, I served as President and Founder of a national finance company for nearly 20 years specializing in providing equipment financing to the equipment rental industry working with manufacturers, distributors and independent equipment rental business owners. Throughout my career in the equipment leasing and finance industry, I have led several national sales teams, managing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of an equipment finance operation as well as establishing and implementing successful sales and marketing programs.

Tell us about your professional experience.
I graduated from West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Do you have a favorite quote or motto?
My favorite quote comes from the movie, Rocky. “It’s not how hard you can hit; it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

What do you like to do outside of work?
I exercise daily, mostly cardio. I also enjoy biking, hiking and, most importantly, spending time with our four grandchildren.

Personal details?
I have been married to my wife, Karen, for more than 41 years. We have three adult children and four grandchildren. I am a life-long resident of Delaware County, Pa.


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