Hitachi Capital America Corp.

Management Staff

  • Alex Sugawara

    Alex Sugawara

    Chairman & CEO
      Akihiko “Alex” Sugawara is Chairman & CEO of Hitachi Capital America Corp.¹ as of April 2017. He is also the Board Director for Hitachi Capital Canada Corp.² At Hitachi Capital Corporation in Japan, he is the Senior Vice President and Executive Officer of the Corporate Sales & Marketing Group. Mr. Sugawara started out his career […]
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    • Ryan Collison

      Ryan Collison

      President and COO
        Ryan Collison is President and Chief Operating Officer of Hitachi Capital America, a subsidiary of Hitachi Capital Corporation of Tokyo. Based in Norwalk, CT, Hitachi Capital America offers transportation and commercial financing solutions in both the US and Canada. Ryan joined Hitachi Capital in September 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In […]
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      • Terry Hatfield

        Executive Vice President, Operational Excellence and Compliance Leader
          Terry Hatfield executes a company-wide initiative to drive customer experience, process, and operating infrastructure improvements across the company.
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        • Mark Duncan

          Mark Duncan

          Executive Vice President and GM, Commercial Finance and Corporate Development
            Mark Duncan is the Executive Vice President & GM, Commercial Finance & Corporate Development and is responsible for the Vendor Services, Structured Finance, Trade Finance, and Business Finance divisions.
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          • Rob Carron

            Rob Carron

            Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
              As CIO, Rob Carron is responsible for setting strategic direction and implementing solutions across a suite of software that supports the company’s endeavors in deal origination, risk, operations, accounting, and reporting/analytics.
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            • Doug Hirai

              Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
                Doug Hirai is Hitachi Capital America’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. He is responsible for the handling of complex and day-to-day case management, working closely with senior team members on all corporate, legal, and regulatory matters.
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              • Joni Kovac

                Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
                  Joni Kovac is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for Hitachi Capital America. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, organizational development, succession planning, and more.
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                • Kirk Mann

                  Senior Vice President and GM of Transportation Finance
                    Kirk Mann is Hitachi Capital America's Senior Vice President and GM of Transportation Finance. He joined Hitachi in 2017 and is responsible for managing and leading the North American transportation leasing and finance business.
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                    Valerie Pagliaro

                    Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
                      Valerie Pagliaro joined Hitachi Capital America in 2019 and is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for all HCA accounting and finance functions.
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                    • Suzanne Santos

                      Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
                        Suzanne Santos joined Hitachi Capital America in 2016 and is responsible for leading the company’s North American credit and operations functions.
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                      Senior Officers:

                      Alex Sugawara

                      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

                      Ryan Collison

                      President, Chief Operating Officer

                      Terry Hatfield

                      Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

                      Mark C. Duncan

                      Executive Vice President & GM, Commercial Finance & Corporate Development

                      Suzanne Santos

                      Chief Risk Officer

                      Doug Hirai

                      Senior Vice President & General Counsel

                      Kirk Mann

                      Senior Vice President & General Manager Transportation Finance

                      Siobhan P. Kovac

                      Senior Vice President, HR & CHRO

                      Rob Carron

                      Chief Information Officer

                      James Giaimo

                      Chief Credit Officer, Commercial Finance

                      Satoshi Tashiro

                      Vice President, Treasurer & Corporate Secretary

                      Donald Link

                      Vice President, General Manager Medium/Small Ticket Financing

                      Thomas Cross

                      Vice President, General Manager Trade Finance

                      Chris Pagano

                      Vice President, General Manager Structured Finance

                      Mike Semanco

                      President, Hitachi Business Finance

                      Jeff Cowan

                      President, Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services

                      Board of Directors:

                      Alex Sugawara

                      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

                      Ryan Collison

                      President, Chief Operating Officer

                      Chihiro Shirai

                      Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Capital Corp.