Ed Shada, President and Chairman of the Board
Ed Shada has over 25 years of executive leadership for institutions such as Westpac Banking Corporation, Heller Financial Corp., Advanta Financial and Bellevue University. He also launched the first online equipment finance marketplace, PureMarkets.com. Currently, Mr. Shada heads the Equipment Finance Group for Great Western Bank, a $11B NYSE institution. He has been part of the Executive Board of Directors for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bluffs Arts Council, St. Albert Catholic School Foundation Board, and the International Wine and Food Society. His philanthropic activities include creating partnerships with Creighton University and Toys-For-Tots to launch Project Homeless Connect Omaha and Project Kid’s Connect.