Stephen Erskine is the Director of Equipment Finance, Syndications at CIT Capital Markets, LLC, a subsidiary of CIT Group, Inc. In his role, Stephen leads all leasing syndicated transactions and in one year has grown the business by approximately 200%.
Stephen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in 2010 with concentrations in Finance and Investment Management. Upon graduation he began his career with PNC Equipment Finance, LLC, a subsidiary of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., as an analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio. After his first year with PNC, Stephen was promoted to a junior sales position within PNC Energy Capital, LLC, a market leader renewable energy financer. He helped the group grow by nearly 300% in his three years before being promoted to a syndicator of equipment finance transactions at PNC Capital Markets, LLC. He succeeded in growing the syndication efforts of renewable energy and Canadian transactions during his three years with PNC Capital Markets.
In the fall of 2014, Stephen joined Pittsburgh Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor 2.0 Program, where he began mentoring a freshman at Brashear High School. Stephen will continue volunteering in the program until his mentee graduates from high school. During this time, he also completed his Masters in Business Administration from Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University in the summer of 2016. In the first quarter of 2017, Stephen was hired by CIT Capital Markets to start and build out its equipment finance syndications group.
Additionally, he served in the United States Army from 2004 until 2013 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. Stephen and his wife, Emily Erskine, met as undergraduates at Duquesne University, where Emily graduated as the valedictorian of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Emily and Stephen have a 15-month old daughter, Olivia Grace, and they both volunteer at their church, Champion Christian Center in Canonsburg. Finally, in the winter of 2015, Mr. Erskine donated his kidney to his greatest mentor, his dad.