Axsesstoday appoints Craig Edwards as CEO

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Axsesstoday, a leading provider of equipment finance to small and medium-sized businesses in the hospitality and transport industries, has announced that it has appointed Craig Edwards as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Edwards replaces interim CEO, Stewart Winspear, who was instrumental in the Company’s recent ownership transition to an affiliate of global investment firm Cerberus Capital Management.

As Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edwards will lead Axsesstoday into its next phase, further expanding its product offering and establishing long-lasting relationships with its broker network. Mr Edwards brings over 30 years of asset finance experience, most recently as Head of Sales for Pepper’s Asset Finance Division. In this role, Mr Edwards, led the development of Pepper’s strong relationships with Australian aggregators and the broker channel. Prior to Pepper, Mr Edwards held various leadership positions at Capital Finance, along with being a Director and member of its Board.

“Craig’s experience and existing relationships will add significant strength and expertise to Axsesstoday and its existing leadership team,” said Daniel Dejanovic, Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Global Investments. “With its new partnership with Cerberus and the appointment of Craig as CEO, Axsesstoday will be able to strengthen its business and identify strategic opportunities to expand its platform for the benefit of its customers in Australia.”

Mr Edwards commented, “Axsesstoday has an exciting opportunity to deliver a compelling equipment finance proposition to the hospitality and transport industries. The Company has a strong existing offering with the potential to launch new products, all of which can help brokers meet the evolving needs of their customers in an easy-to-use, technology-driven way. I believe there are opportunities to expand into other sectors of the equipment finance market and look forward to partnering with our leadership team and with Cerberus to lead this business into the future.”

Established in 2012, Axsesstoday is a recognised provider of equipment finance solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses across Australia in the transport and hospitality industries. After its successful acquisition in September 2019, Axsesstoday is a privately owned company that is part of Cerberus’ global portfolio of companies, a network that currently employs nearly 400,000 people around the world and generates aggregate revenues in excess of USD$70 billion per year.

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