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gryphon icon Henry J. Abbott

CEO, President (CCSC) President, Director (CCC & CIGF, Inc.)

Henry J. Abbott Henry J. Abbott joined Commonwealth in 1998, as a Portfolio Manager. Mr. Abbott serves as CEO, President and a registered principal of Commonwealth Capital Securities Corp., the affiliated broker/dealer of Commonwealth Capital Corp., Director, President and Portfolio Director of the parent and its general partner affiliate. In 2016, Mr. Abbott was elected Chairman of CCSC's Board of Directors. His responsibilities include business strategy, product development, broker/dealer relations development, due diligence and compliance.

He is also responsible for lease acquisitions, equipment dispositions and portfolio review. Additionally, Mr. Abbott is also responsible for oversight of residual valuation, due diligence, equipment inspections, negotiating renewal and purchase options and remarketing of off lease equipment. Mr. Abbott serves as senior member on the Portfolio Advisory Committee, the Audit Committee, the Disaster Recovery Committee and the Facilities Committee.

Prior to Commonwealth, Mr. Abbott was active in the commercial lending industry, working primarily on asset-backed transactions for more than 30 years. Mr. Abbott attended St. John's University and holds his FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 licenses. Mr. Abbott was a founding partner of Westwood Capital LLC in New York, a Senior Vice President for IBJ Schroeder Leasing Corporation and has managed a group specializing in the provision of operating lease finance programs in the high technology sector. Mr. Abbott brings extensive knowledge and experience in leasing and has managed over $1.5 billion of secured transactions.