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Alan Sikora

Executive Vice President
CEO, First American Equipment Finance

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Alan Sikora is the chief executive officer of First American Equipment Finance, the U.S. equipment finance arm of City National Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada. He is also a member of City National Bank’s Senior Management Team.

Alan joined First American in 2002 and has held various roles in credit, operations and sales leadership. He has been the CEO of First American since 2015. In his role, he is responsible for the strategic direction of First American, one of the 20 largest bank-owned equipment finance businesses in the U.S. First American is an innovation leader with approximately 300 colleagues who deliver custom financing solutions to businesses nationwide.

Under Alan’s leadership, First American has been ranked by Fortune as a Best Workplace for Millennials, a Best Workplace in Finance and Insurance, and a Best Workplace for Women. People magazine also recognized First American as one of the Top 100 Companies That Care in the U.S. 

Alan is active in the community. He volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester, the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf and Habitat for Humanity. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. 

Alan earned his master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. He also holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Rochester and holds the Certified Lease & Finance Professional designation.