SQN Capital Management (SQN) is a multinational alternative investment manager specializing in collateralized, non-correlated, income-producing investments. SQN manages seven funds catering to a broad array of investors including institutions and pension plans, banks, funds of funds, and wealth managers, and has a retail distribution network through SQN Securities. SQN manages the world’s only publicly-traded diversified asset finance and equipment leasing fund which is traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. SQN also manages separate accounts for mid-sized insurance companies throughout the United States. With offices in New York and London, SQN focuses on asset finance and equipment leasing of business-essential, core assets with enduring useful economic life and active secondary markets as well as on other collateralized and unique credit opportunities.
Jeremiah Silkowski is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of SQN Capital Corporation and its group of companies. Jeremiah was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Asset Finance” by Leasing Life and was (along with Neil Roberts) the recipient of the 2015 External Investment Award given for SQN Capital Management’s success in introducing asset finance and equipment leasing as a viable investment vehicle for a broad range of non-traditional investors in the space. Jeremiah lives in New York City with his wife and son and is also the Associate Publisher of Society and Diplomatic Review, a magazine originally intended to be exclusively distributed within United Nation community but has grown to promote business and commerce across the member nations.
Neil Roberts is the Chairman of SQN Capital Management and Managing Director of SQN Capital Management (UK) Limited, the Investment Advisor of SQN Asset Finance Income Fund Limited, the flagship SQN Fund traded on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols: SQN and SQNX. Neil has been in the asset finance and equipment leasing industry since 1972 and has held senior positions in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and the United States including the Managing Directorships of three international finance companies owned respectively by Chemical Bank of New York (now J.P. Morgan Chase), HSBC, and Kleinwort Benson.
Richard Specker is the Senior Managing Director of SQN Capital Management and Head of Offshore and Middle Eastern Fund Management. Rick joined SQN in April of 2015 with over 30 years of experience in domestic and cross-border structured asset-based finance and leasing and has completed over US$20 billion in lease transactions. He served 20 years with predecessor companies of the Bank of America, where he was President of the Global Lease Finance Division at Fleet Capital Corporation, responsible for large-ticket leasing and asset-based finance, commercial aircraft leasing and lease and asset-based loan syndications, and was Senior Vice President and Global Manager of the Structured Lease Finance Group at NationsBank. He also has notable experience in equipment leasing fund development and management – as a former Senior Managing Director of ICON Capital Corp., Managing Partner of Koenig & Cie. Marine (USA), LLC and Senior Managing Director of Wharton Specialty Finance Partners. Mr. Specker is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and served as Chairman of ELA Business Services, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary. He graduated with a BA in Economics from Duke University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jim Modak is the Chief Financial Officer of SQN Capital Management. Jim is seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years’ experience in high growth businesses. His career has included three public offerings, four sell-side M&A transactions and more than 50 buy-side M&A transactions.
His career has included COO and CFO roles at companies such as DWL, a private enterprise software company which was grown from $5 million in revenues to over $35 million in four years, ultimately leading to the sale of the company to IBM.
Additionally, Jim was the CFO at Tradex Technologies where he helped build the business into one of the leaders in developing digital marketplaces. Jim and the executive team ultimately sold the company to Ariba in one of the largest software M&A transactions at the time of $5.6 billion.
He has held senior financial executive positions at such companies as Total System Services-NYSE, American Software and Logility-NASDAQ and FFMC-NYSE (sold to First Data in 1995).
Jim began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick where he spent 12 years after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves on the Library Council of Notre Dame.