James Leighton

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Jim joined MEFA in 1997 and has been part of the leadership team since 2003. His management portfolio includes responsibility for the capital markets activities, loan originations and loan servicing, risk management and regulatory compliance, financial planning and budgeting, accounting policies and financial reporting.

Prior to joining MEFA, he was a Portfolio Administrator for Mercantile Bank & Trust Company and a Financial Analyst for U.S. Trust and Fleet Management & Recovery Corporation. Jim received his BS and MBA degrees from Northeastern University.

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