Management Team

Steve A. Grosso
President, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman

Mr. Grosso is responsible for the strategic direction and financial operating performance of the company with all functional areas reporting directly to him.  He is an experienced and long tenured commercial finance executive, having founded and led several industry leading equipment finance and leasing companies. 

Most recently, Mr. Grosso served as the President and CEO of PNC Vendor and Structured Equipment Finance Divisions.  Prior to this, he was co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, of Element USA and its predecessor companies, CoActiv Capital and PECC.   Prior to Element, Grosso was President and CEO of De Lage Landen, the international commercial finance subsidiary of the Rabobank. He also served as CCO and GM of Sales and Marketing at Tokai Financial Services.

Mr. Grosso is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The MAGIC Charities Foundation, a nonprofit [501(c) (3)] organization focused on the support and well-being of children.  He also has numerous past board affiliations both in the private and public sectors including St. Mary Medical Center, Vantage Labs, and The Equipment Finance and Leasing Association.

Mr. Grosso earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut School of Business in finance and accounting.  He attended Columbia University School of Executive Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Business receiving a certificate in Digital Transformation Strategy and Organization Design.

 

Donald P. Campbell
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Campbell’s brings 46 years of experience in the equipment financing and leasing industry where companies have consistently grown under his leadership.  As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Campbell will oversee the credit, asset management and portfolio management functions as well as leading the Bank Outsourcing business, offering syndicated transactions and lease financing to Patriot’s portfolio of bank customers.  He will also explore leasing opportunities with Marubeni’s portfolio of customers as well as Mizuho Bank customers.  

Mr. Campbell held the position of Managing Director at PNC Vendor Finance where he led the implementation of strategic projects including PNC Bank’s first automated credit decisioning platform in equipment finance.  He also helped grow the business 20% year over year with his participation in the sales and new business process. 

Mr. Campbell was also the Chief Executive Officer of Element Financial/ECN (USA), a Canadian based company, where he orchestrated the sale of the company he co-founded, CoActiv Capital Partners (prior PECC) to Element.  Prior to this he was the Chief Executive Officer of Tokai Financial Services.  Under his leadership the organization grew in the U.S. from $300MM to $2.4B.  He also served as President of Commerce Commercial Leasing & First Fidelity Leasing Group. He held senior sales management positions at and ITT Financial Middle Market and Large Ticket Capital Market Group.  Mr. Campbell started his career at General Electric Credit Corporation in credit and operational roles.

Mr. Campbell is a graduate of LaSalle University.

 

Jeremy Borkowski
Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Borkowski is responsible for managing and growing Auxilior’s customer and partner relationships and leading and motivating our team of originators.  He has nearly 28 years of corporate finance experience which spans commercial equipment finance, asset-based lending, capital markets, and mergers & acquisitions.  Mr. Borkowski began his career at GE Capital where, over his 20+ years of employment, he progressed through roles in originations, sales management, and syndication.   Additionally, while at GE Capital, he completed the prestigious GE Management Development Program.  More recently, he served as Senior Director of Structured Finance at PNC Vendor Finance where he developed and managed large-ticket equipment financing relationships.  He consistently delivered on his business objectives and received numerous performance awards.  He is an expert at crafting innovative financing solutions and passionate about helping his clients grow their business and achieve their financial objectives. 

Mr. Borkowski is active in his community through serving as an instructor and lecturer at the SBA Small Business College and his involvement in Cars 4 Cause charitable foundation.  He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

 

Steve Pattison
General Manager, Executive Vice-President of Franchise Finance Division 

Steve Pattison brings over 40 years of experience to his role as General Manager and Executive Vice-President of the Franchise Finance Division. Steve has served in a variety of progressive leadership positions on a several non-profit boards throughout his career, principally involving the restaurant industry, higher education and serving the disabled population.

Prior to joining Auxilior capital in 2021, Mr. Pattison served 20 years as Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Business Analysis and Risk Management of Restaurant Services, Inc., (RSI).  His responsibilities also included oversight of RSI’s Distribution & Logistics department, which manages supplier inbound freight and last mile distribution to 7200 restaurants through 29 foodservice distributors. Steve has served as a liaison to the Burger King National Franchise Association (NFA) on key issues impacting the Burger King supply chain. Prior to joining RSI, Steve held several progressive senior executive corporate finance roles at Burger King Corporation (“BKC”) for ten years. 

 

David Verlizzo
Chief Legal Officer

As the  Chief Legal Officer of Auxilior, David Verlizzo is responsible for overall strategic direction of the company and all of the legal and compliance affairs, including transactional, regulatory and corporate matters. David has a proven executive and legal management track record with over 20 years of experience in the commercial and equipment finance industries.  Prior to joining Auxilior Capital, David was Managing Chief Counsel of PNC Bank's Vendor Finance group, where he was the primary counsel responsible for overseeing the group's transactions, policies and procedures. At PNC he was personally responsible for documenting and closing over $300 million in structured finance and syndicated transactions. Previously, he served as the Senior Managing Director, Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of CION Investments where he lead the legal and compliance departments. David is actively involved in youth lacrosse where he serves as a coach and advisor to the Commack, NY lacrosse program.  He earned a BS degree at the University of Scranton and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law. 

 

Kenneth Sullivan
Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Sullivan has an extensive background in credit and risk management, as a Commercial Credit Risk Executive working in the banking & financial services industry with over 40 years’ experience of timely and consistent underwriting of new credit relationships and the management of credit operational risk. He has expertise in delivering guidance on complex structuring, analysis, and underwriting, ensuring accuracy of risk and facility ratings. Experience includes the development of policies and procedures, monitoring of loan covenants, delinquencies, annual reviews, and renewals of existing credit relationships.  Prior to joining Auxilior, Mr. Sullivan was the Chief Credit Officer at Hitachi Capital America responsible for leading the credit function.  Prior to that he served in similar capacities as Chief Credit/Risk Officer  for Ally Bank, TD Equipment Finance and Fifth Third Equipment Finance. Mr. Sullivan was also the head of Credit and Operations for Siemens Financial’s Vendor Finance division.  During his tenure, Mr. Sullivan has directed underwriting, operations, and portfolio administration functions in organizations with assets in excess of $4.5 billion under management, and origination volumes in excess $1.1 billion per annum.  Mr. Sullivan earned his B.S. degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics from Marist College and has pursued additional training in equipment finance. 

Ken has been active in a variety of civic and professional organizations throughout his career.  He has served as an elected member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance’s Financial Institutions Committee.  He has served in the Community as both Board Treasurer and President of the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County. (Homeless Shelter serving Women, Children and Families) In addition, he was elected as a member of West Amwell Township’s Board of Education heading up the Finance and Facilities Committees.

 

Matthew Goldenberg, CTP
SVP, Treasurer

Matthew Goldenberg leads Company’s Capital Markets and Treasury.  Most recently, Mr. Goldenberg was Treasurer for Balboa Capital.  Prior, Mr. Goldenberg was a Vice President, Capital Markets at De Lage Landen (DLL) and has been responsible for Structured Finance, Syndications and Treasury from 2017 through 2020.   Prior to DLL, he was a Treasurer and Senior Vice President of LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., from 2003 through 2017.    Mr. Goldenberg started his career with CoreStates Financial Corporation and held various Finance positions between 1991 and 2003.   

He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and M.S. in Finance from Drexel University, and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

 

Marty Babicki
EVP, CAO, Director of Partner Services

Mr. Babicki brings over 40 years’ experience in the vendor finance industry to Auxlior.  In this role, Mr. Babicki is responsible for the onboarding, implementation and ultimately the success of all Auxilior financial logistics programs.  He also functions as the Chief Administrative Officer of the organization, with oversight responsibility for all Auxilior operational areas as they relate to Auxilior’s programs, and manages the Customer Service team and its continuous innovations to best serve Auxilior customers.

Prior to this, Mr. Babicki was SVP Program Management, Partner Services and Customer Services, for PNC Vendor Finance, where he meticulously onboarded all marquis programs and was directly responsible for the integration of the inventory finance platform for the organization.  Mr. Babicki has also served in similar capacities as SVP Program Management and Partners Services, Element Financial/ECN and SVP Program Management and Operations, for CoActiv Capital Partners and its predecessor Partners Equity Capital Corporation.

Mr. Babicki is a graduate from Mansfield University, and furthered his graduate studies at Villanova.

 

Maryellen Barbarish
VP Operating Systems & Technology

As VP of Operating Systems and Technology, Mrs. Barbarish is responsible for the design, development and implementation of organizational information systems, software applications, and support of network infrastructure.  She serves as a change and innovation agent at Auxilior, working with internal peers and technology partners to digitally optimize Auxilior’s technology platforms.  Mrs. Barbarish is a well-known and respected IT leader in the vendor finance industry bringing over 35 years’ experience to her position.  She has been a pioneer for many software enhancements through the years with positive bottom-line results.

Her former position was as VP Information Technology, PNC Vendor Finance, where she had similar responsibilities, largely involved in planning the technology path of the vendor finance organization in addition to managing various software platforms.  She also served as VP Information Technology for ECN/Element and its predecessors CoActiv Capital Partners and Partners Equity Capital Corporation.  Before this, Mrs. Barbarish worked at CitiCapital as VP of Information Technology for their equipment finance group.

Mrs. Barbarish is a graduate of Keystone School of Business in Pennsylvania.

 

Kathie Juliano
SVP Marketing and Communications

Ms. Juliano brings over 33 years’ industry experience to Auxilior.  She is responsible for all Marketing, Branding and Communications initiatives from an external and internal perspective and works closely with the business development and sales functions in the pursuit of winning new programs.   In addition, Ms. Juliano participates in the innovation process as it relates to achieving Auxilior’s purpose “to create the North American Market Leading Supply Chain Financial Logistics Company through providing durable innovation, and timely frictionless, sales-aid solutions for our partners based on one fundamental belief that Above All We Serve.”

Prior to this, Ms. Juliano served as SVP Marketing and Corporate Sales Development Manager at PNC Vendor Finance, where she played a critical role in support of the business development and sales functions, with results-oriented initiatives aimed at winning, rolling out and growing vendor programs for marquis manufacturer partners.  Ms. Juliano also held this position at ECN/Element which was acquired by PNC and was also the Director of Marketing for its predecessors CoActiv Capital Partners and Partners Equity Capital Corporation.  Earlier in her career, she worked as a Product/Marketing Manager for Philips Medical Capital, a joint venture of De Lage Landen Financial Services and was also a Marketing Manager for DLL, with responsibility for the marketing strategy and activities for specific accounts in every business unit.

Ms. Juliano is a graduate of Widener University with a BS from the School of Management with a Specialty in Marketing.

 

Capital and Investors

Auxilior is backed by a leading private equity firm focused on growth financial services companies led by strong management teams with demonstrably successful track records.  In addition to capital, our sponsors provide value-added industry knowledge and deep expertise to help us prioritize business initiatives and implement best practices to help maximize Auxilior’s growth.