WHO WE ARE

Regents Capital Corporation is a rapidly growing independent commercial equipment finance firm committed to changing the way companies finance equipment. Regents believes in serving as their client’s financial partner, not just provider by turning their client’s equipment financing realities into results. These partnerships in turn have resulted in average 35% year-over-year funded volume growth for Regents.

Regents’ success with over 110 years collective finance expertise and direct funding capabilities serves to demonstrate their agility, ability, attentiveness and most of all, as an agent for change.

OUR VISION AND VALUES

Regents’ success didn’t happen by chance, but rather through change. We take the road less traveled by other financing firms but one that is well worn by our clients.

We recognize that this road to progress twists and turns and is filled with potholes in the form of cash shortages, collateral concerns, complex projects, constraints, you name it – our clients have faced it and we have financed it. We believe that reality is something to be reckoned with, not rejected as traditional lenders so often do.

Simply stated, we turn our clients’ realities into results.

OUR LEADERSHIP

DON HANSEN

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO
As a 23-year equipment financing veteran, Don Hansen oversees all aspects of Regents strategic direction and growth goals. Under his leadership, Regents has grown 100% year over year and in 2016, received the “Best Places To Work In Orange County” award from the Orange County Business Journal.

Don continues to pursue his passion for public service. Currently, Don serves as a member of the ELFA Independent Middle Market Business Council Steering Committee. He served the City of Huntington Beach, CA for 12 years as City Councilman and in his final two years as Mayor. Don’s regional leadership for Orange County was demonstrated as the Second District City member for the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Regional Planning and Highways Committee and Vice Chair of the OCTA Finance Committee.

DENNIS ODIORNE

CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT

As a 13-year equipment financing veteran, Dennis Odiorne oversees direct originations and vendor channels for Regents Capital. Under his leadership, Regents has grown 100% year over year and in 2016, received the “Best Places To Work In Orange County” award from the Orange County Business Journal.

Since 2004, Dennis has been invested in the Equipment Finance and Leasing Industry focusing on direct origination and syndication; funding hundreds of millions in equipment finance and lease transactions. Dennis is a member of both the Equipment Finance and Leasing Association and the National Equipment Finance Association. Dennis is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications.

OUR CULTURE AND CONTINUED SUCCESS

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At Regents Capital, we know our people make us what we are. We are a rapidly growing independent commercial equipment finance firm committed to creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success. As a result, we are honored to have received the following awards:

  • Top Company Cultures 2017 – Small Companies by Entrepreneur and Culture IQ

  • Best Places to Work in Orange County 2017 and 2016 by the Orange County Business Journal

  • Monitor’s Top 25 Private Independents for 2017

Harry S. Truman let us know a long time ago that It is amazing what you accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” It’s a great soundbite but is it practical in today’s micro-metric-driven business environment? At Regents Capital Corporation, we have taken some of Harry’s wisdom and put it to work. We discovered the more collaborative our approach, the more success we achieved. We doubled every key metric year over year and our goal is to continue this success by working together as a team. 

Regents Capital’s rankings in Monitor’s Top 25 Private Independents, Entrepreneur’s Top Company Cultures and Orange County Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Orange County lists show a strong correlation between culture and continued growth.

“We are pleased and proud to be included in the 2017 Top Private Independents Index. To be listed alongside so many long-standing, traditional companies is truly an honor for our enterprise,” said Don Hansen, CEO of Regents Capital, “Our success has and will continue to be a result of our investments. In Q1/17 we increased our team by 30% and acquired direct funding capabilities. Throughout our history, we have shared our success with our clients and they in turn reinvest in Regents.”

Dennis Odiorne, president of Regents Capital, said, “Our rapid advancement is directly attributable to the driving force of our young, innovative ‘intrapreneurs’ who bring to Regents an agile and innovative mindset which, when combined with our industry veterans and seasoned support staff, add up to successive and sustainable growth.”