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Welcome Matt Banister

Get to know Matt:

Name: Matt Banister
Current title: Senior Vice President and Senior Business Development Manager at Univest Capital, Inc.

What is your specialty or area of focus?
I will initially be focusing in the construction, transportation, and tree/forestry markets. I will be supporting nationwide relationships with original equipment manufacturers, dealers and end-user clients that I’ve been working with for the past 20 years with competitive equipment finance products offered through Univest Capital Inc. I am excited to utilize my knowledge and experience to enhance finance products and processes that will allow Univest Capital to provide simple, easy, and fast equipment finance solutions that exceed client expectations.

Tell us about your professional experience.
I have more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, I was a Vice President of Sales, Strategic Business Unit Leader at BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital. I developed and built the Hard Asset Strategic Business Unit for BB&T Commercial Equipment Capital. In addition to managing a book of business, I also led a small team of sales and sales support specialists focused in the construction, transportation and towing markets. I received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Clemson University.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family on the boat or on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by? 
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Personal details?
My wife, Moira, and I live in Malvern, Pa. with our three children.

Leasing done through Univest Capital, Inc., a subsidiary of Univest Bank and Trust Co. an Equal Opportunity Lender