Orion First Financial, LLC has promoted its director of accounting, Jenny Dubinsky, to senior vice president and director of contract operations, and has promoted executive vice president Quentin Cote to president and chief operating officer.

The promotions come just as Orion surpasses the benchmark of $3 billion under management. The company has enjoyed sustained growth over the last several years, despite the early tumult of the coronavirus pandemic. Orion adopted a leadership role in the commercial equipment finance industry throughout the pandemic, setting an assured tone and strategy for lenders and borrowers alike. Both Dubinsky and Cote were instrumental in navigating the industry’s ensuing upheaval, and helped Orion maintain its financial footing and continued growth.

CEO Dave Schaefer noted Cote’s contributions to Orion’s growth and marketplace innovation. “Quentin takes a deep interest in our clients and their well-being. This quality, and his ability to lead a high-performing team, are what the company needs as it continues to grow. Quentin has greatly influenced the strategic direction of the company.”

Dubinsky in particular was recognized by Schaefer for her leadership and management acumen. “She doesn’t just manage teams. She builds them. She leads them,” says Schaefer. “She’s seen us through some dramatic growth and has a clear vision for her group and the organization as a whole.”

CFO Zack Marsh agrees: “Jenny has a real passion for operational excellence. You see it in her commitment to developing a team of superstars and in her focus on building repeatable and reliable processes, all of which are critical for Orion’s ability to scale and perform at an optimal level for our clients.”


Orion First, founded in 2001, is a full-service commercial loan and lease portfolio servicer which provides a suite of services and products to manage the complete life cycle of a borrower. Orion’s product suite includes commercial loan and lease servicing and collection, portfolio management technology with client portal, data management, business analytics, and backup servicing. As a key partner to banks, independents and captives, Orion harnesses its technology, expertise and experience to deliver better performance, deeper insights and a rewarding customer experience designed to support clients’ growth.