Meet Our team

We are a diverse group with varied experience and a singular purpose: customer service.


Our Management Team


Chris Enbom, CLFP

Chris Enbom, CLFP

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Enbom, CLFP
Chief Executive Officer
Chris Enbom was born and raised in the North West. He spent most of his childhood in Corvallis, Oregon. He decided he wanted a bigger city university experience. He attended UC Berkeley and received a degree in Political Economy (political science and economics). He took six months off and worked for a Senator in D.C, and spent a semester in France, however, ultimately decided to learn Japanese and more financial skills so he ended up in Tokyo working for a leasing company in the late 1980s. Japan was booming, and he sold Japanese aircraft leases to investors in Japan and helped airlines and railroads finance equipment all over the world. He met his wife Margot in Japan (she is from Alberta, Canada) and they eventually moved back to San Francisco where he continued to do structured big ticket equipment finance for Bank of America and then the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). When he had his first child he decided he needed a new job with less international travel, so he quit and started Allegiant with a phone and an office. He is proud it has grown from a one-person operation to a substantial company. Tokyo Century (USA) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation, has appointed Chris Enbom, CLFP as Chief Executive Officer as of April 1, 2021. He is currently CEO of AP Equipment Financing, which was acquired by Tokyo Century (USA) in late 2019.
Tiger Ogawa

Tiger Ogawa

President
Tiger’s Bio
President
Tiger Ogawa joined Tokyo Century Corporation (TC) in 1998 in Tokyo. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in TC. From 2011 to 2014, Tiger served as Managing Director of Century Tokyo Capital (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. In that position, he built a top-ranked leasing company in Malaysia. Prior to that assignment he worked at Tokyo Leasing (USA) Inc., the forerunner to TCUSA, as SVP and National Sales Director for the US market for a period of 9 years. Tiger serves concurrently as a Director of Isuzu Finance of America, Inc., a Director of CT Telesis Investment Inc., and President of TC Realty Investments Inc.
David Van Zyl

David Van Zyl

VP, Global Vendor
David Van Zyl
VP, Global Vendor
David Van Zyl oversees marketing, business development, credit and operations for the Global Vendor segment. He is responsible for expanding this segment from traditionally supporting Japanese credits in North America to servicing captive finance organizations, vendors and bank partners around the world. Dave has 19 years of experience in commercial finance and leasing with leadership roles in managing new business originations, credit and operations, vendor/ dealer relations and portfolio management. Prior to TCUSA, he was AVP and Manager of Hitachi Capital America’s wholesale finance business. He holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI and is an active member of ELFA and Material Handling Equipment Distribution Association (MHEDA)
Hiroko Shimada

Hiroko Shimada

SVP, Accounting & General Affairs
Hiroko Shimada
SVP, Accounting & General Affairs
Hiroko Shimada leads the Accounting and General Affairs teams.  She is responsible for managing the accounting function of the company as well as generating financial reports needed by senior management in the US and Japan.  Her team is tasked with forecasting cash flow positions, managing the related borrowing needs and ensuring there are available funds for investment as needed, payment applications.  Hiroko has been a key member of the management team in the US for 20 years.  Prior to moving to the US to join TCUSA, she worked in the Tokyo office of a major American investment bank dedicated to trading Japanese government bonds, non-Japanese government bonds, equities and derivatives.  While working for this bank, Hiroko helped establish the bank’s Financial Division in Hong Kong.
Adam Ramirez

Adam Ramirez

EVP, Chief Risk Officer
Adam Ramirez
EVP, Chief Risk Officer
Adam Ramirez is charged with overseeing the credit and risk operations for TCUSA. In particular, he oversees a team of analysts underwriting credit decisions for Isuzu Finance of America, Inc. He has 21 years of both in the US and Mexico experience in commercial vehicle financing and leasing, and has been with the company for last 9 years. His initial focus was establishing and growing the IFAI business portfolio. Adam completed the management training program with a major NY bank, has 3 years of corporate bank experience in Australia and 4 years managing the turn-around of a captive finance company based in Mexico. Adam holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management College at Stanford University.
 
Daniel Lemire

Daniel Lemire

EVP, Legal & Operations
Daniel Lemire
EVP, Legal & Operations
Daniel Lemire serves as the General Counsel and oversees contract and funding operations for all TCUSA lines of business, direct and indirect. His group is responsible for drafting and negotiating all vendor purchase agreements. Dan has over 25 years in commercial equipment leasing and finance, advising captive, bank-owned and independent leasing/finance organizations, covering a variety of markets including IT, machine tool, medical equipment, aircraft, etc. Prior to TCUSA, he was involved in the creation of de novo legal department, and a member of an acquirer group that successfully conducted a management-led buyout. Dan holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice law in the States of Connecticut and New York, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.