Heather Rachel, Senior Origination Leader
At Hitachi Business Finance, we are driven by the relationships we create with our clients. We pride ourselves on working closely with them and forming a strong, lasting rapport. Our team is here to help create a customized financial solution that would best fit your company’s specific business needs.
Meet Heather Rachel, Senior Origination Leader at Hitachi Business Finance. Heather is an established leader in the factoring and asset-based lending industry. Based in the greater Minneapolis region, she enjoys working with business owners and trusted advisors across the United States to determine the most effective means to access working capital for growing businesses.
Keep reading to get to know Heather better!
What are some fun facts about yourself?
I am a coffee and shoe addict with three first names and am an 8th generation descendent to a famous southern family feud! I am a lover of the bulldog breed and enjoy a challenging sudoku. I have also written and published two books.
What makes Hitachi Business Finance different than the competition?
Undoubtedly, it would be the amazing culture and infectious happiness and kindness that everyone exhibits. There is a belief that everything we do is to help make our world and tomorrow a better place.
What does your typical workday consist of?
As a salesperson, there really is not a “typical” day. My time is split between sending and answering emails with referral sources and prospects, attending local and regional events (both virtual and in person), making phone calls and managing administrative duties to name a few. And of course, making CRM updates!
How can ABL help, both during this time and when the economy has improved?
ABL plays a valuable role during this time for companies that are struggling with slow paying customers and/or are strapped by covenants that impede on their ability to maintain or grow their business. Moreover, once there is improvement within the economy, fast growing companies will need financing that is flexible and can handle the twists and turns that can and usually do occur. For newer and smaller companies, ABL and factoring assist in creating a strong cashflow, allowing businesses to do what they do best – provide products and services to their customers effectively and efficiently.
What advice do you have for small business owners?
You are not alone, nor are you the first. There are resources available to assist you on your journey. Be open…tides change and winds shift. Build both an internal and external team of advisors to help guide you in foreign areas. ASK FOR HELP!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Some of my hobbies include boating, fishing, gardening, wood working and painting. I especially enjoy spending time with family and friends and finding opportunities for random acts of kindness.