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David W. Urban

David W. Urban

President & CEO

David Urban was born and raised in Wichita. He graduated from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Business, followed by a Masters in Business Administration in 1988.

In 1990, Urban became an account manager for Dealers Leasing’s (LFP's predecessor) newly formed equipment division. He later moved to the vehicle leasing division and shortly afterward became Vice President. Urban's responsibilities for the following 12 years included the company's used car sales division.

Urban left Dealers Leasing in 2003 and after serving as Vice President of Business Development with INTRUST Bank, he returned in 2006 as Sr. Vice President for new business development. He was promoted to President two years later.

Urban has held leadership positions with professional and civic organizations, such as: YEK, American Cancer Society's Cattleman's Ball, Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter, Wichita Downtown Rotary, Wichita Wagonmasters and the YMCA Metro Board. He has been involved with the National Vehicle Leasing Association and a speaker at its national conference. Also, he has earned and holds the designation of Certified Vehicle Leasing Executive (C.V.L.E.). He was a Wichita Business Journal "40 Under 40" recipient in 2003.

David and wife Joanie reside in Wichita and have three children. His outside the office interests included, coaching youth sports, golf, masters swimming, boating and all things Kansas Jayhawks.

Rich Heimerman

Rick Heimerman

Senior Vice President

Heimerman graduated in 1986 from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. After twelve years in various credit risk management roles in the energy industry, he joined Dealers Leasing in 1999 as a credit manager. Since then, Rick has been named Senior Vice President of Lease Finance Partners.

Active with various organizations over the years, Heimerman is a current school board member of Renwick USD 267, a member of the Garden Plain Planning Commission, an officer of the Knights of Columbus Council #2937 and involved with other school and church related groups.

Heimerman and his wife Carla reside in Garden Plain with their five children. Sports, children’s activities and coaching occupy much of his free time.

Buck Cates

Buck Cates

Vice President of Sales

Cates attended Fort Hay State University.

He began his career at Lease Finance Partners in 1996 as Senior Account Manager. Promoted to Vice President of Sales in 2011, Cates focuses on vendor relations by assisting them close sales by putting funding together. Backed with nearly 40 years sales experience, his expertise lies in structuring lease finance solutions that help businesses grow.

Buck is an avid sailor and pilot. He and his wife Connie enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. They have two married daughters and 7 grandchildren.

Dave Anderson

David J. Anderson


David is a lifelong resident of Wichita, KS, receiving his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Wichita State University in 1968. During that time he was employed in the banking industry for seven years, dealing primarily with lending activity.

In 1969 Anderson joined Bob Moore Fleet and Leasing in vehicle lease sales. Shortly after he arrived the name was changed to Dealers Leasing and he assumed management of the company.

Over the years David has been an active participant in industry groups and as a guest speaker for the leasing industry for the National Auto Dealers Association. He has served on numerous boards including those affiliated with his university as well as serving as president of both his country club and 500-member Rotary Club. He is member of the Eastborough City Council.

David is married to Susie and has two grown sons. In addition to his advisory capacity at LFP he and Susie spend time golfing, traveling and following their five grandchildren and their activities.

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