CEO Dave Rhoads

DAVID RHOADS

CEO & Founder

Dave is the CEO and founder of Blue Street Capital and brings 17 years of financing and IT experience. Prior to founding Blue Street Capital in 2004, David was Vice President of Sales at a prominent national financing company. In his 8 year tenure, he became a recognized expert in technology, setting up financing programs for solutions providers and OEMs who specialize in the sale of technology and technology related products.

Dave’s leadership philosophy focuses on understanding his customers’ business models to provide financing solutions that help them simplify and improve their business models. This is ultimately what drove Dave to start Blue Street Capital.

When he isn’t at work, Dave enjoys an active life filled with surfing, golf, and spending quality time with his family.

NICHOLAS WHITTEMORE

President

Prior to joining Blue Street Capital, Nicholas was President and CEO of 3 Step IT, Inc., a US subsidiary of 3 Step IT Oy, a Finland based vendor finance company headquartered in Helsinki. Nicholas has been involved in the technology finance business for many years working for such companies as AT&T Capital/Newcourt/CIT as SVP and General Manager and De Lage Landen as VP and General Manager of the US technology business unit.

Nick joined the Blue Street team because he loved the atmosphere – he was excited to be in an environment where everyone was motivated to accomplish as much as possible within a 5 hour work day.

After work, Nick enjoys golfing, trains in the art of Judo, and is an avid reader of the news and science.

ALEX GAFFORD


VP – SE Region

714-316-1596
alex@bluestreetcapital.com

Alex joined Blue Street Capital because of its unique, learning centric, culture. It is in that type of education focused environment where he has been able to thrive in sales. He has over 1o years experience in this industry, and his knowledge is invaluable to the team. When Alex isn’t helping fund IT projects, he is a world traveler. Having been to over 30 countries with his wife, he makes it a point to visit two new countries a year so he can learn about new ways of living and different cultures.

Chad Gibson

CHAD GIBSON

Senior National Account Manager

972-476-1886
chad@bluestreetcapital.com

In Chad’s career, he’s been a prominent figure in a variety of industries including sales, production, non-profit, music, and marketing. His unique perspective on life and business has helped him fit in quickly at Blue Street Capital. An active Crossfit enthusiast, Chad often enjoys lifting weights in his free time and playing music at his church.

Nic Stephens

NIC STEPHENS

Senior Account Manager

714-316-1582
nstephens@bluestreetcapital.com

Nic was enticed to join Blue Street Capital because he was first interested in seeing how a 5-hour business day would work. What he quickly realized, is that in this fast-paced environment, his desire to learn and grow with industry leaders would mean those 5 hours are nothing short of action packed. Nic brings a sincere passion for this industry and a desire to help businesses grow. After work, Nic enjoys an active lifestyle filled with playing sports and attending Lakers, Ducks, and USC games.

Mark Tadros

MARK TADROS

Account Executive

714-316-1563
mark@bluestreetcapital.com

Blue Street Capital’s unique balance between personal time and work gave Mark extra incentive to join the team, and we’re glad he did. His experience in the financing industry gives him insight into the inner workings of his customers. When Mark isn’t helping customers acquire the technology they need, he enjoys spending his time with one of the most relaxing hobbies you can experience: fishing.

Josh Nantz

JOSH NANTZ

Account Executive

714-316-1582
jnantz@bluestreetcapital.com

Josh jumped at the chance to work with a team of dedicated and passionate professionals at Blue Street Capital. Once he found his feet, Josh hit the ground running with his diligence, hunger for knowledge, and hard work. A native of Seattle, his off-work hours are laden with Seattle-based sports teams and traveling.

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BRAD RESTON

Account Executive

972.474.1428
brad@bluestreetcapital.com

The vision and leadership of the Blue Street Capital team was what drew Brad to join, and he’s been a perfect fit. A leasing and technology industry veteran, Brad brings years of experience and passion to the team and serves us from our Dallas location. To unwind, Brad enjoys playing drums, exercising, and golfing.

JAMES FALLON

Credit Manager

714-316-1597
james@bluestreetcapital.com

One of the senior members of this team, James got his start working in finalizing IT purchases for our customers. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to credit manager – overseeing all of our transactions and helping thousands of companies acquire the IT they need. His knowledge, genuine care for customers, and work rate are all valued greatly by Blue Street Capital. James is a Los Angeles sports fanatic – actively supporting the Kings, Lakers and the LA Galaxy.

SAMANTHA WHITTEMORE


Operations Manager

714-316-1593
samantha@bluestreetcapital.com

Sam joined the Blue Street Capital team via The Great White North. In search of better weather and a stellar working environment, Sam found a new home in Huntington Beach. Easily one of the hardest working individuals at Blue Street, Sam has helped process thousands of IT projects all while maintaining a smile.When she isn’t working tirelessly Sam enjoys Starbucks Dark Roast coffee, biking and hanging out by the beach.

JOSH ISLAS

Marketing Coordinator

714-316-1593
josh@bluestreetcapital.com

Josh Islas has worked for nearly a decade in the world of marketing and branding – specializing in developing brand identities refining brand narratives. An avid designer with a penchant for writing, he spends most of his time creating useful, and relevant, content Blue Street Capital can share with their customers.

An Arsenal supporter, food lover, self-admitted nerd with a mild fashion addiction – fuel only with specialty-grade coffee.