In 2018, Molloy Associates celebrates its 50th year of providing exceptional executive search services to employers in the equipment finance and leasing industry. Our deep industry knowledge at the recruiter level and unparalleled access to prospective candidates makes Molloy Associates the best option for your search needs.

We have successfully recruited executives for the top 25 Monitor 100 companies from within and outside the industry. If you want top talent, you deserve the benefits of Molloy Associates’ unique resources to fulfill your hiring goals. When you retain our recruiting services, you can rest assured that we will endeavor to understand your needs and provide quality candidates.



More than just an executive search service.


Molloy Associates is more than just an executive search service – it's a team of industry experts, and any great team comes with experience and industry insight. At the inception of Molloy Associates, each team member is handpicked to deliver boutique service to our clients.




Lisa Rafter has been in the equipment leasing industry for over 25 years, most notably as the editor of Monitor Magazine, ABF Journal, NEFA's Newsline, IFA's Commercial Factor magazine and co-publisher of World Leasing News. Lisa is also the owner of Monitor and ABF Journal magazines.


Jim Gavaghan has over 30 years of equipment finance industry experience at General Electric. Jim served as the Senior Managing Director for GE’s Corporate Finance department. He led several equipment finance/leasing platforms through the financial crisis and also led the Corporate Finance Equipment Group’s Mid-Atlantic Region for 20 years. He has a proven ability to hire and develop top talent and a demonstrated track record of exceeding goals. He has led teams that ranged in size from 40 to 70 people. His background and experience encompasses public finance, capital markets, fleet leasing, technology finance and M&A.


Jerry Parrotto joined Molloy Associates in 1985 and led the executive search team for over 25 years.  Jerry’s prior background and experience in the equipment finance and leasing industry encompassed over 20 years and included senior level positions with Industrial Valley Bank (Philadelphia), Citicorp Industrial Credit (Chicago) and MetLife Capital (Seattle) where he was lastly a senior vice president and member of the board of directors.  Jerry is a graduate of Ursinus College (Finance) and the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Banking.