Gerard J. Hinckley (“Jerry”) serves as Chief Operating Officer of Leisure Financial Group and leads our business development, marketing, and manages LFG’s origination team. Jerry has 15+ years of finance and business development experience in the real estate, hotel and resort/golf industries. Prior to joining Leisure Financial Group, he worked at Textron Financial Corporation and served as the company’s National Sales Director as well as spearheading numerous corporate initiatives to improve management effectiveness through Six Sigma and other process improvement tools.
While at Textron, Jerry was responsible for managing an international sales force for mortgage originations, lead the effort to expand markets and mortgage products, and was responsible for generating annual returns-on-equity of 15% or higher on a loan portfolio in excess of $1 billion. Under his leadership as National Sales Director, Textron Financial grew financed receivables by over 100% in less than 5 years.
In addition, Jerry served as President of Textron’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, SPEGO and SPELO Holdings, LLC, which had a combined $300 million in hotel, land, apartment and golf assets and included 40 owned and operated hospitality and recreational facilities across North America and generated revenues in excess of $100 million.
Prior to joining Textron Financial Corporation, Jerry was a founding member of Debis Financial Services (Daimler-Benz Inter Services), a full-service real estate lending and servicing company, and worked for Bank of America in the Specialty Lending Group that focused on commercial real estate, hotels and golf industries.
Jerry received a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Political Science from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Professional Studies-International Business from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Jerry served as the Treasurer on the National Golf Foundation’s Board of Directors and is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt