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Kirk H. Edelman
President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
Global Head, Energy Finance
Kirk Edelman is the chief executive officer of Siemens Financial Services’ (SFS) Energy Finance business, where he leads Siemens’ energy investing activities worldwide. In this role, he manages the activities of a global team that provides financial solutions throughout the capital structure - from debt to equity - in support of the energy industry. Kirk also has regional responsibility and is president and CEO of Siemens Financial Services, Inc., the legal booking entity that coordinates Siemens Financial Services’ activities in the U.S.
Kirk joined SFS in 2007 as senior vice president and general manager. He oversaw the group’s rapid growth, establishing Siemens’ energy, infrastructure and natural resources finance business in North America. During his tenure in this role, Kirk participated in several key transactions including Cannon Power’s Windy Flats II expansion and ArcLight Capital Partners’ Hobbs Power Funding projects.
Kirk has more than 20 years of experience focusing on energy, natural resources and infrastructure finance. Prior to joining Siemens, he was senior vice president and managing director at GMAC, tasked with managing the company’s Project Finance Group. Previous to that, he was the chief financial officer of Translink Transmission Company – an electric utility; a managing director in TD Securities’ Energy Group; a first vice president & manager in Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstien’s Energy and Utilities Department; and the department manager for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi’s New York Project Finance Department. In addition, he has held finance positions with Catalyst Energy Corporation, Ocwen Financial Corporation, and Westvaco Corporation. Kirk was an engineer with Exxon Corporation prior to attending graduate school and applies this hands-on knowledge to his daily work in financial services.
During his career, Kirk has led numerous transactions for energy clients including El Paso, Reliant Energy, Intergen, Entergy, Phelps Dodge and Texaco. These transactions have included debt and equity capital raising, M&A advisory, privatizations, and restructurings. He has participated as a panelist for The Energy Collective’s webinar titled “How to Save a Planet - On a Budget,” was published in the Environmental Leader, and interviewed by the project finance trade publication Power Finance & Risk. Currently, Kirk is a board member for the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). He received a B.S. degree with distinction in civil engineering from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
Global Head of Industry and Healthcare Finance
Anthony Casciano is the chief executive officer of the global Industry and Healthcare Finance businesses for Siemens Financial Services (SFS). He oversees the growth of Siemens Financial Services' activities in the global healthcare and industrial markets and manages the global leveraged finance business across all industries.
Anthony was also responsible for the strategy and creation of the global healthcare and leveraged finance business unit after SFS underwent an organizational change in 2011 to better align with Siemens’ core sectors. In addition, he expanded the healthcare finance business, which provides debt and equity solutions to the healthcare industry, into the Asia-Pacific region. To that end, he directed Siemens Financial Services’ participation with Lend Lease as the lead consortium for the public private partnership to design, construct, maintain and finance the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, a new tertiary hospital to be built in Queensland, Australia.
Previously, Anthony was senior vice president and general manager at SFS in North America, establishing SFS’ Corporate Finance Group which specializes in leveraged lending to middle market and larger corporate clients. He led the group’s rapid growth as a key contributor to SFS’s U.S. business success and was involved in several transactions including refinancing of Luminator Technology Group and provision of a loan that enabled Preferred Sands of Genoa to grow its sand mine business in rural Nebraska. SFS’s involvement in transactions such as these helped establish Siemens as a key player in the leveraged finance business.
Prior to joining Siemens in 2008, Anthony was managing director and head of DB Mid-Market Capital at Deutsche Bank, where his team focused on leveraged finance opportunities to mid-sized companies. Previous to that, Anthony was the chief sales officer for the commercial and corporate finance business units at CIT and held various leadership positions within GE Capital’s corporate finance businesses.
Anthony holds a B.A. degree in economics from Drew University and an M.B.A. in marketing from Rutgers University’s School of Business. He is a certified Six Sigma black belt and has been nominated for and participated in several corporate-led executive leadership and strategic marketing courses.
Senior Vice President, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
Head of Americas, Commercial Finance
Gary Amos is Head of Americas for the Commercial Finance business unit of Siemens Financial Services (SFS). In this role, he is responsible for the P&L of an organization that includes SFS’s captive healthcare and industrial asset finance businesses, as well as the third-party vendor finance platform for the Americas. A member of the SFS Commercial Finance Global Leadership Team, which is composed of five regions and operates in 14 countries, Gary also evaluates additional country growth opportunities outside the U.S. that fall within the Americas Region.
Gary joined SFS in 2007 as vice president and national sales manager, tasked with setting strategic direction for SFS’ Industrial Leasing platform on a direct basis. His team structured single investor leases and loans to industrial companies, with special emphasis on marine, rail, air, food/beverage and chemical/pharmaceutical products. The team’s portfolio included leases, loans, synthetic and 1031 LKE transactions ranging from $2MM to $50MM.
A 20-year veteran of the leasing and finance industry, Gary has broad experience in the industrial, healthcare and technology sectors with a focus on providing structured large-ticket financing solutions and supporting vendor business platforms with funding alternatives. Prior to joining Siemens, Gary was vice president of business development at GE Commercial Finance, where he managed a national accounts team and developed strategic initiatives focused on medical and technology sectors. Previous to that, Gary was national accounts manager at De Lage Landen, overseeing the company’s key accounts in the technology sector and coordinating relationships with Japanese counterparts within parent bank.
Gary is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and is part of the steering committees for the ELFA's Healthcare Finance Summit and the Captive Lessors Forum. He also serves as Industry Advisor for ASCEND, the Pan-Asian Leaders student group at Penn State University's Smeal College of Business. Gary holds a B.S in Economics & Business from Penn State University.
Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Peter Schmutzer is the Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Financial Services, Inc., a Siemens Financial Services (SFS) company. He oversees the financials and operational handling of SFS’ activities in North America. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring accurate financial reporting, reliable risk management, consistent internal control processes, efficient management of capital and tax requirements, and effective business administration overall, including the protection of company assets. He is also committed to developing and mentoring talent within the organization.
Previously, Peter has held various senior management positions at SFS’ commercial finance business, including Chief Financial Officer for the Region of Germany and Southwest Europe, based in Munich, Germany; Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Finanziaria / Siemens Renting, based in Milan, Italy; and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Lease, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Peter joined Siemens in 1984, and has worked in many European markets, where he has implemented local strategies to develop and improve regional processes in business critical situations. He has leveraged country-specific resources to grow financial business operations across diverse sales channels and financial products, and in accordance with many regulatory demands. Peter has also pioneered long-term organizational growth opportunities, in order to promote employee engagement and foster personnel development, through exchange programs and cross-cultural team building.
Peter is fluent in German, Dutch, English and Italian, and holds a M.B.A. degree in economics from The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.