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Hitachi Business Finance announced that MJ Hilker has joined the firm as Regional Senior Vice President, Business Development. According to Hitachi Business Finance Division President & COO Mike Semanco, Hilker will focus on building the company’s presence in Ohio, Kentucky, and Western Pennsylvania.

“MJ brings a unique blend of financial acumen and industry knowledge to this role. Her extensive experience in asset-based lending and factoring will be a tremendous advantage to the businesses she will work with. We are pleased to have her as part of the Hitachi team,” offers Semanco. 

In her role, Hilker is responsible for connecting with business owners and communicating the variety of creative, flexible financing options offered by Hitachi Business Finance. She will act as a resource to help entrepreneurs determine the most effective means to accessing capital for their businesses.

Hilker maintains an office in Cleveland and brings more than 25 years of experience in financing and investing in growing companies. Most recently, she was with Great Lakes Business Credit, where she served as Regional Marketing Director. Hilker also worked at Corporate Management Solutions helping clients refinance, restructure, and obtain bank financing. During her career, she has successfully piloted business development at Great Lakes Business Credit, First Capital, and Summit Financial Resources. 

Hilker was previously Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Liberty BIDCO Investment Corporation. Hilker holds a master’s degree in corporate finance from Walsh College and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), Commercial Finance Association (CFA), International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Tristate Association for Corporate Renewal (TACR), WIRE-Net, and the Ohio Business Brokers Association (OBBA).

Hitachi Business Finance (formerly Hennessey Capital) is a division of Hitachi Capital America Corp. and provides customized, flexible financing solutions for companies looking for creative options to grow and sustain their businesses. Solutions include factoring and revolving lines of credit secured by accounts receivable, inventory, and equipment.

Hitachi Capital America Corp. is an independent, diversified leasing and financial services company providing financing to Hitachi group companies and the commercial business sector in the United States and Canada. Hitachi Capital America offers a variety of asset-based financing solutions with a business focus on truck, vendor, trade, and medical equipment finance, as well as lease discounting and software financing.

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