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Cole Taylor Equipment Finance selects LeaseWave® from Odessa Technologies


Philadelphia, PA October 15, 2012 - Cole Taylor Equipment Finance has selected LeaseWave lease and loan management software by Odessa Technologies, Inc. (“Odessa”) to automate and administer their front office and back office processes. Cole Taylor Equipment Finance is part of the Taylor Capital Group (TAYC-NASDAQ), the $4.8 billion bank holding company of Cole Taylor Bank, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

“We chose LeaseWave because it offers all the benefits of state of the art technology as well as very comprehensive functionality,” says Ed Dahlka, President of Cole Taylor Equipment Finance. “LeaseWave’s automation and integration capabilities will enable us to maximize productivity, provide quality customer service and compete effectively against the largest players in the leasing market.”

“Although Cole Taylor Equipment Finance is a new division, the management team is very experienced and is executing on a complex business plan. They require the same sophistication and flexibility that our larger customers look for” says Jeff Lezinski, Vice President of Equipment Leasing at Odessa. “The LeaseWave suite is built using an entity-driven model with a 100% Services Oriented Architecture, offering the best-in-class platform for configuration, automation and integration with Cole Taylor’s other systems.”

About Cole Taylor Equipment Finance and Cole Taylor Bank

Cole Taylor Equipment Finance is based in Towson, MD and led by Edward A. Dahlka, Jr., a nationally recognized industry leader and former President of LaSalle National Leasing with more than 40 years of leasing and equipment finance experience. Initially joining Dahlka at Cole Taylor Equipment Finance are industry veterans Steven Williams, Peter J. Steger, Joseph A. Maddox and John A. Hurt, who worked with Dahlka at LaSalle National Leasing. The business offers a full range of equipment finance options and specializes in originating and syndicating commercial equipment leases and loans for U.S. companies. Learn more about Cole Taylor Equipment Finance and its services by visiting

Cole Taylor Bank is a $4.8 billion commercial bank headquartered in Chicago. Cole Taylor Bank specializes in serving the needs of closely held businesses and the people who own and manage them. Through its divisions, Cole Taylor Business Capital, Cole Taylor Equipment Finance and Cole Taylor Mortgage, the Bank also provides asset based lending services, commercial equipment leases and loans, residential mortgage loan products, and depository services through a growing network of offices throughout the United States. Cole Taylor Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender. Learn more about Cole Taylor Bank and its services by visiting

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About Odessa Technologies, Inc.

Odessa Technologies, Inc. is a software company exclusively focused on the leasing industry. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and employs a staff of 400. The LeaseWave® suite is a fully Internet-based family of products, providing an end-to-end lease, fleet and loan origination and portfolio management solution for equipment leasing and finance, vehicle leasing and finance and fleet management companies. The LeaseWave® suite is engineered to be configurable and customizable to accommodate complex business models and it is also designed to be available as a SaaS product. Learn more about Odessa Technologies, Inc. and its services by visiting