Melissa Young Joins Taycor as Vice President of Transportation Division

Melissa Young Joins Team Taycor

EL SEGUNDO, CA (March 1, 2018) Taycor Financial announced today that Melissa Young, formerly Vice President – Leasing at Bank of the Ozarks, will be joining Taycor as Vice President of the Transportation Division. Young joins the team with over 12 years of executive management experience in the transportation industry, and will bring insight as well as long established relationships to the growing division within the company.

“Melissa is an incredible addition to the Taycor family, and we are honored to provide concierge funding support to her partner vendors and dealerships,” said Michael Hong, President of Taycor. “I have no doubt that with her experience and personality that she will be extraordinarily successful in building up what was already a growing vertical market for the company.”

Young maintains a multi-million dollar book of business by embracing that contributing relationships are built one deal at a time, and augmented by superior customer service. “My goal is to be an integral part of a dealership’s success by serving as not only the preferred partner in finance, but also an advocate and expert,” said Young. “My focus is to match the finance product of greatest benefit to each customer with a memorable and pleasurable experience. There is no greater satisfaction to me than serving my partners and our customers with tailored options that fit their needs, and I feel that Taycor is the home that can provide the support and programs to make that happen.”

Young will begin representing Taycor immediately and will focus primarily on growing the medium and heavy-duty ( class 6, 7, and 8 ) commercial truck and vehicle asset portfolio. Prior to joining Taycor Financial by way of Bank of the Ozarks, Young held management titles for over ten years at Murphy-Hoffman Company (originally Ozark Kenworth) which operates over 100 dealerships across 16 states.

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About Taycor Financial

Founded in 1997, with offices in Los Angeles CA and Boston MA, Taycor Financial is a fiscally sound and economically responsible nationwide provider of equipment leasing and financing to the business community. Taycor has also joined the ranks of America’s top businesses, establishing itself as one of the premier equipment financing companies in the U.S. For more information on equipment leasing or financing, to get an Instant Quote, or explore career opportunities visit or call (310) 568-9900.

Michael Hong Named New President of Taycor Financial


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 5, 2015) Taycor Financial announced today the appointment of Michael Hong, currently Vice President of Business Development, as its new President. Hong replaces Bob Skibinski, the original founder and owner of Taycor, who will continue on as Chairman in an advisory and mentorship role.

Bob Skibinski has been President and CEO since 1997, when he founded the company. During his long and distinguished tenure, Skibinski has lead the company through a sustained period of tremendous growth and success in both the way they service their customers and vendor partners, but also in the nationwide reputation of the firm.

“It has been a pleasure growing the company to where it is today,” Skibinski said. “It has been an exciting journey. I will always value the relationships and friendships I have made with our lending network, equipment leasing peer community, vendor partners, and countless customers over the many years.”

Among other noteworthy achievements, Skibinski’s legacy includes navigation of the company during times of growth, Taycor made the INC 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies as well as incredible resolve and artful management in weathering tougher economic climates.

Michael Hong began his career in equipment leasing and financing in 2001 as a Marketing Manager for an east coast company. Hong transitioned and gained experience through multiple roles at the company finally serving as VP of Business Development before moving to the west coast. He joined the Taycor family in 2011, and has been responsible in recent years for the company’s development initiatives in providing a more streamlined customer experience as well as the overall growth of the organization.

“It is an honor to assume the role as President,” said Hong. “Taycor is an amazing company with a powerful mission and passionate culture. I am excited to be a part of a talented team of professionals that work together in collaboration with the small and medium sized business community. Bob Skibinski has been an incredible teacher and mentor, and I will strive to continue his tradition of excellence.”

“I believe that Michael Hong’s leadership, and many years of trackable success and innovation, will benefit the company through this next phase of growth and evolution,” said Skibinski. “He has a solid record of success and achievement, and is the right leader to ensure that Taycor remains a nationwide leader in the equipment leasing industry, now and well into the future.”

About Taycor Financial

Founded in 1997, with offices in Los Angeles CA and Boston MA, Taycor Financial is a fiscally sound and economically responsible nationwide provider of equipment leasing and financing to the business community. Taycor has also joined the ranks of America’s top businesses, establishing itself as one of the premier equipment financing companies in the U.S. For more information on equipment leasing or financing, to get an Instant Quote, or explore career opportunities visit or call (310) 568-9900.

Taycor Financial is Expanding Its Sales Department

The sales department of any company is the catalyst for its success. Sales representatives have the first impression with clients and are responsible for keeping communication and building strong and lasting relationships. They develop new business daily and create and convey the value of the company’s services to potential customers.

With the importance of the sales department in mind, Taycor Financial recently hired a new Account Executive with advanced product knowledge and high motivation to contribute to the company’s rapid growth in business to business sales. Taycor Financial is a premier company within the industry dedicated to providing its businesses with the best customer satisfaction and services available. During the hiring process, Taycor Financial keeps these goals and mission in mind as driving standards in finding the best fit employees for the company. The company looks for employees who are highly motivated and driven by the financial reward of a sales career, fluid and effective communicators, problem solvers, and proactive in fully carrying out all responsibilities. In return, sales representatives learn industry proven sales prospecting techniques, closing strategies, account management skills, and product knowledge from an experience leasing professional. They gain experience in business to business sales, maintaining and managing a multi-stage pipeline, and familiarity in working within a CRM.

“We believe that your career at Taycor leaves you a better person than when you first walked through our doors. We strive to make a home for bright, extraordinary, innovative, dedicated, and community focused individuals.”

Since its first opening, Taycor Financial has been a nationwide leader in the equipment leasing and financing industry. Taycor Financial remains focused on the growth and well-being of its employees as well as the small and medium sized business community. The company provides an environment for each individual where talent, hard work, and dedication lead to a rewarding and dynamic career in business.

About the Company – Taycor Financial was founded in 1997 and has since established itself as one of America’s top businesses in the equipment leasing and financing industry. With offices in Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA, Taycor Financial is dedicated to providing small and medium sized businesses with easy access to financing for growth through capital acquisition. Taycor Financial partners with equipment sellers to help them help their customers by providing easy financing options. Taycor Financial also partners directly with buyers by amplifying their purchasing ability in times of growth and expansion.

Taycor Financial Introduces New YouTube Channel

In a continued effort to provide their customers with 24/7 easy access to knowledge and information necessary to make informed decisions on equipment leasing and financing, Taycor Financial has expanded their delivery platform to online video.

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 20, 2012) Taycor Financial has expanded their reach into one of today’s most popular methods of information delivery and topic research. The newly launched YouTube channel, located at, will feature on-demand streaming content from Taycor’s growing knowledge base of informative articles, equipment leasing news, promotions, and introductory programs.

“Our directive was to provide instant and constantly accessible informational content for our users. Our Finance Your Equipment series of videos will be produced with customer education in mind” said Michael Hong, Director of Business Development at Taycor Financial. “The topics in production range from credit preparation for new business applicants, a guideline to securing the right-fit-equipment-financing in today’s changing landscape of business financing as well as on-site interviews of current customer experiences. As we continue to increase the topics of our video offerings, our goal is to create a new avenue to connect and communicate with our audience.”


Taycor Financial Announces New Website

Taycor Financial Announces New Website

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 3, 2012) Taycor Financial, an award winning leader in the equipment leasing and financing industry is excited to announce the launch of their new website, Since 1997, Taycor has centered on a culture of constant improvement to reach the company’s objective, to help customers and vendor partnerships achieve greater success. With the last redesign completed in 2008, the goal of the current overhaul is to provide a more functional, user-friendly navigation experience which is why they took the assistance of UK website designers to get their company with the best user-friendly website. The mission was to provide the desired information or action all within three clicks of the mouse.

Michael Hong, director of business development at Taycor, says: “The website refresh and site architecture design was planned around the 3 clicks concept. During the storyboarding phase, if the user entered the site at any point and couldn’t get to where they wanted to go within three clicks of the mouse, we started over. At least five fully developed working models were designed and created, only to be dragged into the desktop recycle bin. We collaborated with long time partners in the equipment leasing industry to compile, meet, and then exceed user expectations. The result is a consummate presentation of equipment leasing and financing information available to users around-the-clock.”


Michael Hong Joins the Taycor Financial Family

Michael Hong Joins the Taycor Financial Family

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 8, 2011) Michael Hong of Atlanta, GA has joined the Taycor Financial team as Director of Business Development and Marketing. In his new role, Hong will be responsible for growth and development initiatives as Taycor continues to grow quickly during the economic recovery. He will be working towards not only creating new and innovative lease programs to grow equipment seller partnerships, but also streamlining in-house processes to create a fast and easy user experience for equipment buyers. In preparation Hong expects to recruit, train, and grow the sales department through the end the year and into 2012.

Hong brings 10 years of equipment finance and leasing industry experience from a direct competitor to Taycor. Previously serving as the VP of Business Development for a nationwide leasing company based in Atlanta, GA; Hong expects to use his experience to directly and immediately contribute to the continued growth and success at Taycor. Hong makes his return to the equipment leasing industry after serving as Director of Imports (North America) at a South Korean steel mill.