He co-founded three equipment leasing companies serving as the chief credit officer. These included a captive company for a major manufacturer of medical equipment; a wholesale company for a national equipment lessor; and a private, independent equipment lessor.
Prior to this, he was a general partner of Prescott, Ball & Turben, where he arranged debt financings for a variety of corporate, governmental and non-profit enterprises. Jeff began his finance career as an investment analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance after serving in the United States Army.
He has served on the board and as chairman of a non-profit children’s hospital and as an independent director of a public company.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Lafayette College and a Master of Business Administration in finance with Honors from Boston University.
He has owned and managed Feren Gift Baskets & Wine, distributing gourmet gift baskets, fine wine and beer gift baskets, flowers and plants, fancy pastries and wines of Italy throughout the United States since 1993.
In addition to his service at Lake Erie College, Apicella provides marketing support for the Downtown Painesville Economic Development Group and is a trustee and board member of the Italian American Cultural Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Contact Peter at email@example.com