About Taycor Financial
With offices in Los Angeles CA, Irvine CA, and Boston MA, Taycor Financial has been a part of business growth and development for nearly 30 years. Our customers are on Main Street, not Wall Street, and our mission statement reflects that. Our goal is to provide first-class service and a full range of financial products ranging from equipment leasing and financing to hybrid lines of credit and working capital. Whether you are a startup business or a well established landmark in your community, Taycor has multiple financing programs that will fit your business needs. We strive to provide excellent service, guidance, and access to capital through our dedicated team of leasing and financing professionals.
Michael Hong is the CEO and President of Taycor Financial and a member of the board of directors.
Michael Hong was raised in Texas, and started his career in Georgia. Prior to joining Taycor Financial, Mr. Hong started his career in equipment leasing and financing in 2001 in the proverbial mailroom as an intern for an east coast company. He transitioned and gained experience through multiple roles at the company finally serving as the VP of Business Development before moving to California.
Mr. Hong joined the Taycor Team in 2011 as the Director of Business Development. He was responsible for the company’s development of several key technologies and process efficiencies that were pivotal to the last several years of growth and evolution. In 2015, Mr. Hong was promoted to President and CEO where he leads the overall growth and operational strategy for the company.
Mr. Hong is married to Mimi, and they have 2 young daughters, a toddler Evelyn and a newborn Gracie. He no longer has free time, but used to enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and staying active.
Drew Olynick, CLFP
Sr. Vice President
Drew Olynick is the Sr. Vice President of Taycor Financial and a member of the board of directors.
Drew Olynick was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Olynick’s path to California began in New York where he played hockey at Union College and studied Economics. After college, he began his career with Mellon Bank and later Morgan Stanley Chase Bank before moving west.
In 2003, Mr. Olynick joined Taycor as an Account Executive. During his tenure, he served in a number of capacities including Sales Manager and VP of Sales. In 2007, Mr. Olynick became a partner in Taycor’s Boston office and oversaw its opening and growth. In 2010, he returned to California to continue as VP of Sales and grow originations. Today as Partner, he continues to oversee a team of originators along with handling Taycor’s syndication.
Mr. Olynick earned his Certified Leasing and Finance Professional (“CLFP”) designation in 2016 and became a member of NEFA. He continues to be passionate about building relationships and providing financing solutions as he was 14 years ago.
Mr. Olynick is married with 2 children. In his free time he helps coach his son’s club hockey team as well as play on a team of his own. He enjoys snowboarding, the beach, and spending time with his family.
Vice President of Operations
Jill Winbauer is the Vice President of Operations of Taycor Financial and an advisor to the board of directors.
Jill Winbauer was born and raised in Southern California. Ms. Winbauer studied Psychology at Loyola Marymount University while playing Division 1 soccer for the Lions women’s team. After graduation she joined DiTech.com, and worked in the fast paced mortgage industry.
In 2004, Ms. Winbauer made a move to the equipment finance and leasing industry and joined Taycor. She started out as the Director of HR and Recruiting, and later moved to the credit and operations department. In 2012, Ms. Winbauer was promoted to Vice President of Operations, and maintains relationships with Taycor’s primary bank sources, and overseas the credit and operations staff.
Ms. Winbauer is married to Kyle, and they have 2 young boys, Gavin and Cruz. In her free time, Ms. Winbauer enjoys spending time outdoors, at the beach, local parks, and playing sports with her boys.
Bob Skibinski is a member of the Board of Directors.
Bob Skibinski was born and raised in Massachusetts. Mr. Skibinski ran track at the University of Massachusetts, where he held the high jump record for almost 20 years. Upon graduation he decided to chase the sunshine to California.
Mr. Skibinski started his career in equipment leasing and financing in 1992 as an Account Executive in Los Angeles. He flourished in customer management and while creating a niche in the entertainment industry.
Mr. Skibinski went on to co-found Truxton Financial in 1991, then opened Media Capital Associates as a sole venture in 1994, which ultimately evolved into Taycor Financial. Mr. Skibinski was responsible for the company earning its rank as #22 of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in the country and was also honored by the LA Business Journal as #18 fastest growing companies in Los Angeles. Mr. Skibinski served as the Taycor’s President and CEO until turning over the reigns in 2015.
What to expect when
working with Taycor
We are successful when you are. Our efforts are concentrated in growing strong relationships through an extraordinary emphasis on customer service – both for our customers and for the equipment vendors that supply them. Here are the things that we strive to achieve with each opportunity to earn your business.