Meet Our Management Team
Andrew A. Bender
Chief Executive Officer
Before co-founding GSG in 2003, Andrew was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a technology law firm in Palo Alto, California. Andrew returned to his family’s business, JJ Bender, a remarketer for digital presses in 2003 and spun the captive finance arm into a GSG Financial LLC. Andrew was elected a Director of the Equipment Lease and Finance Association in 2014. He previously served on the Membership and Independent Middle Market Business Steering Committee. Andrew received a BA from Brown University and an MBA and JD from Duke University.
CPA, Chief Financial & Risk Officer
Walter has held senior financial executive positions in the leasing industry for the last 15 years. He was the Controller and subsequently Chief Financial Officer at Jacom Computer Services and Chief Financial Officer at JTA Leasing Company, LLC—both independent lessors specializing in technology equipment. In his capacity as CFO, Walter was responsible for managing underwriting, accounting and investor relations. He has served as President of IMM Leasing, LLC prior to joining GSG. Before entering the leasing industry, Walter was a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG. Walter received his BBA from Iona College.
Vice President of Operations
Jessie Geltzeiler joined GSG in December, 2010 as Documentation Manager and was promoted to VP of Operations in 2013. Prior to joining GSG, she played a leadership role at a number of leasing companies. She held the position of Director of Operations at Strada Capital Corporation prior to her employment at GSG Financial. As Director of Operations, Jessie controlled the lease process from credit submission to funding to billing. Jessie received her BBA in Business from Loyola University.
Chief of Staff
Hollis Bufferd has been GSG’s Chief of Staff since 2005 and has led the development of the talent and system upgrades. She was one of the first senior managers hired by GSG. Over the past 10 years, she has significantly contributed to growing the organization as well as managing day-to-day operations to ensure the stability and development of the firm. Prior to joining GSG, Hollis worked for The Canine Fence Company as their Senior Operations Manager overseeing field and service operations. Hollis received a BS degree in Management from the University of Connecticut.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Auston has been a sales leader in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Prior to joining GSG, Auston spent 11 years working at Altec Capital Services, LLC where he held several positions including Area Sales Manager and Inside Sales Manager. During his time at Capital Bennett focused on developing and executing annual sales plans, training sales representatives on growing their individual territories, generating new leads and increasing sales, while simultaneously strengthening the team. Auston has completed his Series 7, 63, and 65. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Economics from the University of Alabama.