CEO & President
CRAIG S. WEINEWUTH
Mr. Weinewuth is a principal and shareholder of ENGS Commercial Finance Co. Prior to Engs, Mr. Weinewuth co-founded MeriCap Credit in 2005, where he was president and CEO of this private equity backed commercial equipment finance company, and led this company to a market leader in truck, trailer and construction equipment finance. Prior to MeriCap, Mr. Weinewuth was the GM for American Express Business Finance until its sale to Key Bank in 2005. American Express Business Finance was a $1.8 billion nationally recognized commercial finance company with annual originations of over $850 million in the primary segments of healthcare, office products, IT, franchise, commercial vehicle, and commercial & industrial.
Mr. Weinewuth has been in the commercial finance and leasing industry since the early 1990’s, holding a wide range of positions from corporate counsel to a variety of executive and general manager experience with two Fortune 100 companies to principal and co-founder of Capital Alliance Financial Services, LLC, a de novo commercial equipment finance company which was acquired by First Sierra, which itself was subsequently acquired by American Express in 2001. Mr. Weinewuth holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting & finance from the University of Wisconsin School of Business and Juris Doctor from DePaul University School of Law.