Middletown, CT (February 9, 2021) –Melinda Smith Miramant, CFO/Colebrook Financial Company has been named Partner. She joined the leading lender to the timeshare and travel club industries in January 2020 and became its third new hire since Colebrook started business in 2003. Before becoming a member of the Colebrook team, Melinda was a Senior Manager for its independent accounting firm.
After managing the Colebrook relationship for five years, she brought her expertise in accounting in-house, along with her highly respected work ethic and interpersonal skills.
“In the year that Melinda has been with Colebrook, she’s shown us that she’s accurate, quick, insightful, and possesses that requirement of every Colebrook partner, a great sense of humor. We’re looking forward to being able to travel freely once more and get her out to meet our customers and become more familiar with our industry,” said Bill Ryczek, Principal of Colebrook Financial.
Colebrook is a pioneer in many forms of financing and began working with club products before most lenders. It is known for maintaining long-term professional relationships with clients, banking institutions, and team members. Few competitors can match their longevity in the industry.
Melinda, a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, is a native of Middletown, CT (where Colebrook Headquarters are located). She became familiar with Colebrook while at Mahoney and Sabol, a mid-size accounting firm which she enjoyed because it allowed her to have a greater impact on the company and its clients than her previous position with PricewaterhouseCoopers allowed. She succeeded now-retired Jim Bishop in his role as CFO, transitioning to her new Partnership position over the past year.
She said, “I knew I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to join Colebrook. It didn’t take me long to understand just how fortunate. I quickly realized that flexibility, experience, and dedication to service was just the start of what Colebrook has to offer. Integrity, loyalty, and a strong work ethic is integral in everything we do. This is a company I am proud to be a part of.”
Melinda lives in Cheshire, Connecticut with her husband Jay, the principal of Brookside School in New Britain, and their two daughters, Grace, and Avery.
Colebrook Financial Company, based in Middletown, Connecticut, specializes in providing financing for the timeshare industry, and can offer a variety of facilities in amounts ranging from $100,000 to $30 million or more. We have an innovative approach to financing and pride ourselves on rapid turnaround and personal service. Colebrook has no committees, and our most important policy is common sense. You’ll get straight answers, and you can always talk to a principal. For a complete list of product offerings and information on Colebrook and its principals, visit www.colebrookfinancial.com