Mike Borelli, a sales executive with more than 20 years of experience in equipment financing and leasing, has been promoted from within the ranks of Patriot Capital Corporation to National Sales Manager, it was announced today by company President Chris Santy.

Borelli, who has been Eastern Regional Manger for Patriot Capital Corporation since his arrival in 2010, will now command a growing sales force charged with connecting fuel marketers, jobbers and dealers with hassle-free financing opportunities throughout the United States.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead our sales team,” said Borelli. “As more fuel marketers become aware of the advantages of equipment leasing and financing, we will continue to partner with these dealers and marketers to help them achieve their strategic growth goals.

“The combination of EMV, C-store marketing technology, alternative fuels and Section 179 creates a range of questions about how to grow, and providing insights into the trade-offs of using cash, versus borrowing, versus financing, is a key charge for our sales team,” Borelli said.

Borelli joined Patriot Capital Corporation after a 13-year stint at Master Lease/Tokai Financial Services/De Lage Landen, where he oversaw a $1 billion technology-financing portfolio for clients in a 26-state region. Borelli also helped bank leasing companies, including AEL Financial and Heartland, where he developed a wide variety of programs for a range of capital equipment industries.

Borelli, a graduate of the University of South Florida, resides with his wife, Debbie, and son, in Seminole, FL.