Candi Pavliscak, senior vice president and chief risk officer for Hitachi Business Finance, is featured as one of the top 50 women in commercial finance in this month’s edition of The Secured Lender.
Published by the Commercial Finance Association, the magazine chose just 50 women from across the United States who demonstrate strong leadership qualities and consistently go above and beyond in their respective roles.
Candi has been involved in commercial lending for more than 25 years. In her current position, she is responsible for managing the operations team at Hitachi Business Finance, overseeing the credit risk of multiple commercial finance portfolios and service operations for additional Hitachi lending divisions, and coordinating audit and credit functions with Hitachi’s parent company.
As a leader and executive in a historically male dominated industry, Candi offered this advice to young women just starting their career “…be confident to speak your mind. Remember that your thoughts are just as valid as anyone else’s, regardless of age or gender.”
She also reminded young women that there’s no need to be Superwoman to do a good job. “Not only is it okay to ask for help, but it benefits everyone in the long run. No need to do it alone.”
Mike Semanco, president and COO of Hitachi Business Finance, has worked with Candi since 1998. “She was a tremendous asset as we were building Hennessey Capital 15 years ago. Her outstanding leadership and insight was even more crucial when Hennessey joined forces with Hitachi and became Hitachi Business Finance in 2012. Her commitment, loyalty, and tireless work ethic make her a true asset to our organization.”❮ Back to Previous