Tech Financial Services

Tech Financial Services, a division of Five Lakes Financial, has been an industry leader since 2003. Over the years, we have built our reputation and expanded our expertise to offer financing solutions to the finest manufacturing companies in the business.

We proudly serve machine tool distributors, manufacturers, and end-user customers by providing a wide range of financing and leasing options and specialized business solutions. Given our experience, combined with our knowledge of the economic and organizational issues confronting our machine tool customers, we are able to provide the most competitive financing alternatives, and differentiate ourselves from traditional lending sources.

Tech Financial Services takes pride in offering financing and leasing options for today’s manufacturers. The experts at Tech Financial have over 50 years of combined experience in financing and leasing machine tool equipment. We understand the equipment and the industry and our programs will give you the flexibility to acquire the equipment you need. If you are a dealer, looking to provide financing options to your customers, we can provide competitive options because we specialize in new and used equipment and machine leasing and loans. We can provide your clients with loan and leasing options that fit their needs and budgets.

We offer creative and custom equipment and machinery loans and leases that fit your business. If you require a loan, a lease, or a custom tailored alternative for a new or used equipment purchase, we can offer a package that fits within your business plan and best serves your financial needs.

We Finance New/Used Equipment & Machinery in the Following Industries:


Manufacturing & Metal Cutting

  • Auxiliary Automotive Equipment
  • CAD CAM Equipment
  • Material Handling & Logistics
  • Food Processing
  • Machine Tools
  • Plastic Injection Machines
  • Molding Packaging Equipment

Manufacturing Fabrication

  • Press Brakes
  • Shears
  • Lasers
  • Waterjets
  • Plasmas
  • Iron workers
  • Saws
  • Punch
  • Presses
  • Grinders
  • Notching
  • Conveyors
  • Plate Rolls
  • Welders & Welding Systems
  • Tube Bending

Metrology – Quality Control

  • CMM
  • Inspection Gauges
  • Scanners
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Hard Gauging

Tech Financial Services is a proud sponsor of the following organizations.

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Client Testimonials

Tech Financial knows Manufacturing, if you are looking for a true partner in your purchase Tech is the one for you. We have purchased two pieces of High End Equipment thru their institution and everything has gone very smooth from start to finish. They know the value of equipment and understand your needs as a small business owner. Mark is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Tech to anyone looking to Purchase or Lease a piece of equipment.
Tim Bartz, Mold Craft INC
If you are looking for equipment financing, be sure to call Tech Financial Services. Our financing was handled quickly and easily. We were up and running in no time. No hassle, friendly service is the way Tech Financial Services runs their business! We would highly recommend them.
Jerry Ault, Ault Enterprises Inc. OH
We enjoy doing business with Tech Financial Services. Tech Financial Service is prompt, courteous, professional and easy to work with. We use Tech for all our equipment financing.
William Peters, Lamar Trailers Inc. TX
Tech Financial services are second to none. Ravenna Pattern was able to obtain the financial resources needed to stay competitive in today’s industry. Tech Financial application and funding processes are streamlined and convenient to use. I would recommend working with Tech Financial for your capital equipment needs. When you need a competitive rate and prompt, professional support both before and after the sale, Tech Financial Services is a top pick!
Andrew Emery, Ravenna Pattern & Mfg. MN

Our Team:

Mark Charlton
Mark CharltonPresident
Mark attended Marquette University and graduated from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. He began his career in banking but quickly transferred into the equipment leasing arena.

In 1985 he formed an in-house financing company for a major builder/distributor of machine tools, then went on to start Tech Financial Services in 2003. With over 25 years in the manufacturing industry, Mark continues to grow the business and build lasting relationships with his clients.

Matt Borman
Matt BormanSenior Vice President
Matt graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and management.

Matt has over 25 years of experience in the equipment financing industry ranging from banking, credit, and sales. Matt joined Tech Financial Services in 2010 and has helped increase relationships with Clients, Distributors, and Vendors across the country.

Chris Frans
Chris FransVice President
Chris graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.

He has been with Tech Financial Services since 2012 and has provided financing to thousands of customers around the US. Chris has a great understanding of the manufacturing industry, the equipment, and what is needed to meet each individual customer’s needs.

Matt Coblentz
Matt CoblentzVice President
Matt started his career in sales in 1998 in the printing industry before transitioning to manufacturing.

He joined Tech Financial Services in 2015 and over the past 13+ years has built a vast network of clients throughout the country. Matt has been a vital part of the company helping to increase business and effectively serve the needs of our clients

Sara Charlton
Sara CharltonVice President
Sara graduated from Creighton University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science.

After graduation she took a job in finance and moved to Colorado. Sara joined Tech Financial in 2015, and now also with her MBA, she uses her experiences in Tech and Finance to build and foster relationships in the manufacturing space to serve customers around the country.

Christi Knaak
Christi KnaakOperations Manager
Christi joined Tech Financial in 2013, bringing with her extensive knowledge in the Customer Service and Human Resource field.

Christi is responsible for all daily operations including, Documentation, Funding, Accounting, and providing support to all the Sales Representatives. She ensures the smooth operation of our multiple remote offices, and efficient handling of customer inquiries.

Kobe Knaak
Kobe KnaakInside Sales Rep.
Kobe graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2020, with a degree in Agricultural Business Management.

Kobe has been with Tech Financial for 5 years as an administrative assistant. He is now taking on new business and is eager to jump start his career. Kobe is able to assist clients in various ways, from sales to documentation and funding.

Shonda Jacob
Shonda JacobOffice Manager
Shonda has been with Tech Financial for over 10 years. Shonda is responsible for the Milwaukee office and customer relations.
Linda BormanProgram Manager
Linda graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She joined Tech Financial Services in 2018 as an assistant to Operations Management.