Our Vision, Values and Leadership
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.
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.
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 has received the “Best Places To Work In Orange County” award from the Orange County Business Journal for three consecutive years.
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.
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 has received the “Best Places To Work In Orange County” award from the Orange County Business Journal for three consecutive years.
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
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:
Best Places to Work
in Orange County
2018, 2017 and 2016 by the Orange County Business Journal
OC Top Workplaces
2019, 2018 and 2017
Small Companies by OC Register
Top Company Cultures 2018 and 2017
Small Companies by Entrepreneur and Culture IQ
Monitor’s Top 25 Private Independents
We have had the pleasure working with Regents Capital on multiple lease financing projects over the years. Their ability to finance our projects, including those with upwards of 50% soft costs continues to surprise us and surpass all others who have competed for our business in the past. Regents also secured funding for previous equipment purchases enabling us to hit our project deadlines; critical in our seasonal based business. Regents excels in project management often serving as our right hand by processing complex documentation, coordinating with our internal departments and multiple vendor management all while providing rapid funding. Many of the past projects commenced even before the equipment was delivered.
Our shared success has established a relationship of trust that extends well beyond business and we look forward to our future partnership with Regents.”
Chief Financial Officer
We have engaged Regents Capital on over 18 equipment financing projects to date and look forward to working with them through many more as we continue to expand across the US. We have found the Regents team to be thoroughly reliable and responsive to our many diverse business needs including processing literally hundreds of invoices from both newly commissioned and established vendors. Regents even rewrote schedules to support our unique financial reporting requirements and improve our D/E ratios.
Regents commitment to our company has been steadfast; as is our commitment to work together for many prosperous years to come. We wholeheartedly recommend Regents to anyone in need of equipment financing and exceptional client service.”
Chief Financial Officer
Regents Capital have proven themselves to be absolutely reliable and responsive to our unique business needs. They moved quickly to secure financing for essential equipment despite very tight deadlines and the need to negotiate vendor payment requirements on our behalf. Their professional persistence paid off for both our companies’ mutual benefit.
Regents efficiency and excellent client services are highly valued in our organization and we look to partner with them on many projects in the future. We highly recommend their services to anyone in need of equipment financing and/or vendor management.”
The ability to secure funding for both our hard and soft assets (including software, custom graphics and installation) with one financing company, Regents, has made my job so much easier. In addition, Regents expertise with complex documentation and assistance with meeting legal requirements is something you don’t fully appreciate until you are deep into the transaction. Having worked with many other financing companies over the years, I speak from experience when I say that Regent’s is a cut above the rest.
I greatly appreciate the structuring expertise, flexibility and service that both Regents extends to our company and recommend Regents as a truly exceptional and unique equipment financing partner.”
Regents has provided our company with outstanding service. We utilized their reimbursement program to monetize our recent equipment purchases applying the some of the new capital towards completion of our facilities security system. We were also able to lower our monthly payments, improve our liquidity and now have the dry powder we need to capitalize on growing demand from within the Construction industry.
We are very happy all around – no complaints. Regents will be the first I call the next time something comes through.”
As our industry has grown exponentially the past few years, we have looked to Regents Capital time and time again to provide the equipment financing we need to meet this demand. Regents ability to structure the terms and buyout options to our unique business needs, all while providing 100% financing (including heavy soft costs) is exceptional. Regents’ project management was impressive as well, processing many invoices, and managing multiple vendors and payment schedules.
We very much appreciate Regents responsiveness, flexibility and attention to detail and highly recommend their services.”
Over the years Regents has provided us with exceptional project/vendor management, fantastic rates and very flexible terms. We’ve utilized their easy application program many times to quickly acquire equipment financing for a high number of low dollar valued assets that often need to be sent to multiple locations in a hurry. We trust Regents promise of rapid turnaround between us and our vendors and they always rise to the challenge.
While others may grow lax in customer service due to our many schedules and rapid funding requirements, Regents sees us as a client first and foremost. We value our relationship with Regents and expect to see many more transactions completed quickly and easily with them in the future.”
Chief Financial Officer
Partnering with Regents Capital allowed us to focus on running our business. They managed the vendor correspondence, coordinated delivery, and issued payments on our behalf. The ease of doing business and the swift funding process is what has earned our future business.”
We have looked to Regents Capital for their financial expertise on a variety of equipment financing projects. Regents allowed us differentiate ourselves from our competition by allowing us to take advantage of new technologies specific to our industry.
Not only did Regents provide exceptional project management and rapid funding, their competitive rates were also very much appreciated. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership.”
I’m not really known to be much of a wordsmith, so I’ll not use too much fancy talk to tell you how wonderful the experience has been working with you two on this deal. You young ones have really impressed me. You guys have been quite a breath of fresh air as it goes in dealing with lenders aka bankers and the like. As I said before, I was so used to dealing in the “old” world of lending, dingy offices with old school people who obviously hate what they do. Those experiences have made coming to your company truly a very pleasant experience.
Great job and I’ll take you up on the beer.”