Buddy Zarbock began his professional career at IBM after receiving his Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah in Business Communications and an MBA from Westminster College. Over the next few years at IBM he received cutting edge training allowing him to craft and hone his business expertise.
With the skills acquired at IBM, he went on to become manager/owner at Plumbers Supply Company where he helped the firm grow into one of the largest wholesale distribution houses in the Western US. This success led to the sale of the firm to the Wolesely Company (WOS). One of the world’s largest wholesale companies. After the merger, he worked with WOS assisting in growing new branches, product lines and emerging markets.
Buddy has worked with and been a minority owner of other industry leading finance companies where he served as a Marketing Manager and Vice President.
He is devoted to the advancement of the commercial finance industry and has chaired industry conferences and is currently serving as chairman of the AACFB Education Committee.
Buddy founded Commercial Funding Partners, LLC (CFP) in 2012 and serves as its president. There he funds businesses into profitable growth. These actions have created a loyal customer, broker and vendor following. He currently resides in Utah with his wife, five children and many grandchildren enjoying skiing, open-water swimming, squash, reading and mountain biking.
Chief Credit Officer
As a graduate of Utah State University, Traci began her career in the mortgage industry. This vast experience of over 20 years translated easily into the business finance industry. She started in sales and quickly secured volume and loyalty from her customers. She has since moved over to the credit side and now serves as the EVP of credit and syndications for CFP. If there is a way to creatively structure a transaction, Traci has a knack for balancing the needs of customer cash flow, story, and the demanding needs of Credit Markets.
Traci resides in Utah with her family and is most often found in her gourmet kitchen, doting over her 4 children, or in the stands enjoying their high school and college athletics.
Executive Vice President
An entrepreneur from a very young age, Mr. Turner always had a mind for business. In his twenties he started, grew and sold several small businesses. When he found the equipment finance industry he discovered his passion and his life took on a whole new trajectory. Bailey believes that all business is based upon relationships. This is evidenced by the fact that 90% of his customer base has secured multiple schedules. Bailey has funded hundreds of millions of dollars over the past 12 years that he has been involved in the equipment finance industry.
Bailey lives in Utah with his wife and 6 children. In his free time, he can be found riding his Harley, skiing, cheering for his sons in various athletic endeavors, and traveling with his family.
Kira Jones is the Documentation Manager for Commercial Funding Partners. She has been in the Equipment Finance Industry for over a decade and loves it. Currently, she runs the documentation team and manages operational needs from inception through the end of the term. During her time in the industry, she has been a part of the ground floor growth for several equipment finance companies and has helped to document and fund hundreds of millions of dollars in equipment. She is driven by a desire to learn and grow; this has proven to be a great strength through the years as she has learned different funding strategies and researched hundreds of types of equipment. She is a mother of three and loves camping, board games, and doing hair.
As a seasoned professional with a master’s in business administration, Kelsey brings five years of dedicated expertise in accounting to the helm of our financial operations. Her meticulous focus on numbers, checks, and reconciliations ensures the seamless balance of all funds, meticulously documented and compliant with state laws. At the forefront of our accounting department, Kelsey manages timely tax payments, guaranteeing legal adherence, and ensures punctual collection of lease payments. Kelsey loves the mountains, family moments, and enjoys playing games. Based in Utah, she embodies precision and passion in fostering our financial success.