LCA’s founder John Kemp, graduated from the University of Michigan LS&A and Law Colleges before passing the Illinois Bar in 1963 at the age of 23. John…
As CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of the organization. Mr. Sugg joined LCA in April 2017. Prior to joining LCA, Mr. Sugg was the Chief Financial…
Jill Vogel is the President of Lease Corporation of America and COO of LCA Bank Corporation. Before being named President in March 2021, Jill has held…
Laura joined LCA Bank in 2008 as VP-CFO and became President in August 2018. During her tenure, she’s had a variety of responsibilities in bank administration,…
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LCA’s founder John Kemp, graduated from the University of Michigan LS&A and Law Colleges before passing the Illinois Bar in 1963 at the age of 23. John worked for the Chicago firm of Chapman and Cutler where is practice was primarily creditor work for, among others, Harris Bank and the FDIC as Receiver of an Illinois Bank. In 1974 John started the law firm of Kemp, Klein which has just celebrated its 50th Anniversary. In addition to working for his law firm, John also served as Chief Assistant for a US Senator for selecting federal judges and US attorneys.
In 1988, John founded LCA with four other investors who remain as investors and servers on LCA’s Board of Directors. John has served LCA as Chairman of the Board, since 1988.
As CEO, he is responsible for all aspects of the organization. Mr. Sugg joined LCA in April 2017. Prior to joining LCA, Mr. Sugg was the Chief Financial Officer at First Independence Bank in Detroit, MI. Before First Independence Bank, Mr. Sugg was at Paramount Bank in Farmington Hills, MI where he served at various times as CEO, President, and CFO. Mr. Sugg joined Paramount Bank in 1997 after serving as Chief Financial Officer for three years at Sterling Bank & Trust in Southfield, MI. Jeff began his career as a Senior Bank Examiner at the Office of Thrift Supervision. As a CFO at various banking institutions, Mr. Sugg has successfully developed and implemented several strategic and capital plans that have resulted in significant earning and common equity accretion. Specifically, at First Bank the strategic plan where the earnings improvement and capital stock restructuring resulted in over a 100% improvement in a less than two-year period to the book value of common equity.
Jill Vogel is the President of Lease Corporation of America and COO of LCA Bank Corporation. Before being named President in March 2021, Jill has held various roles during her 25 years with the organization. Most recently, Jill has been responsible for the operations of the organization with her oversight of Credit, Documentation, Customer Service, Collections and Information Technology. She also leads the team that provided Paycheck Protection Program loans to borrowers. She oversees the risk management monitoring, internal and regulatory audits as well as policy creation. As President, Jill takes on the role of leading the organization to the next level in its technology and offerings to its customers.
Jill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Walsh College. She has also earned the Certified Lease & Financial Professional designation.
Laura joined LCA Bank in 2008 as VP-CFO and became President in August 2018. During her tenure, she’s had a variety of responsibilities in bank administration, financial reporting, risk management and policy development. Prior to LCA Bank, Laura was a compliance examiner for the FDIC. Prior to that, she served as VP and CFO of Universal Financial Corp. (UFC), a Utah-chartered Industrial Bank owned by CitiGroup. She had a variety of roles, including financial reporting, compliance, developing a CRA Strategic Plan, and implementing a Sarbanes-Oxley-compliant self-assessment program. Prior to UFC, Laura was VP-Internal Audit for GE Capital Financial, a Utah-chartered Industrial Bank owned by GE Capital, where she developed relevant audit programs to better manage all areas of risk. Laura began her career as a financial institutions examiner for the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. Laura subsequently earned a Certified Internal Auditor designation.
Travis Soto is responsible for the management and direction of all the company’s financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, tax, and regulatory financial compliance. His career spans nearly 25 years in various finance and treasury-related roles. Prior to joining LCA in 2019, Travis served as Treasurer for EnerBank USA, a $2.5B Utah-based industrial bank. He also served in senior finance and operations roles for the award-winning Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) and Green Dot Corporation, an innovative financial technology company. From 2001 to 2014 he served as Treasurer for Merrick Bank, a multi-billion-dollar, consumer-focused Utah industrial Bank. Mr. Soto is also an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).
Most recently, he was with UniFi Equipment Finance where he was responsible for leading the business development and sales effort for the equipment finance subsidiary of Bank of Ann Arbor. Previously, Mr. Teucke has served as the Technology Group General Manager at EverBank Commercial Finance (now TIAA Commercial Finance). Prior to EverBank he was the Managing Member of Capital Conduit Partners, LLC, a small-ticket independent leasing firm he co-founded to address underserved market segments in healthcare and renewable energy. He additionally served as Senior Vice President of Siemens Financial Services where he held a number of sales, marketing and corporate development roles. Mr. Teucke also has held leadership and sales positions in the captive finance unit of AT&T Capital Corporation and its successor organizations, Newcourt Financial and CIT. He also completed the AT&T Leadership Development Program and the Siemens Duke Fuqua School Corporate Education Training. Mr. Teucke obtained his Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation in 2018.
Erik currently serves as Senior Vice President of LCA Bank. His role includes operating the bank’s lender finance program, capital markets and legal. In 2010, Erik co-founded Credibly.com and served as General Counsel. Credibly is a financial technology company that provides working capital to small businesses. In 2014, Credibly was ranked 35th on INC. Magazine’s list of 500/5,000 fastest growing privately-owned companies in the U.S. to date. Credibly has funded over $1 billion in small-business loans and advances. Erik is Executive Vice President of the family-owned company, National Equity Corporation. National owns and manages several million square feet of commercial office, retail and industrial real estate. National has built, managed and sold a portfolio of over 5,000 units of multi-family real estate. Erik graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.