William F. Stephenson

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board DLL

Bill StehpensonSince June 2014 Bill Stephenson has served as CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at DLL. The global financial solutions provider delivers integrated solutions to manage the entire asset life cycle and operates in more than 35 countries and nine industries.  

With over 25 years of vendor finance experience, Stephenson is a recognized industry expert.  He is a strong advocate of corporate social responsibility and a frequent speaker at industry assemblies throughout the world. 

Since joining DLL in 1987, Stephenson has served in several leadership positions and played an integral role in the emergence of DLL as a global market leader within the vendor finance and equipment leasing industry. Most recently, Stephenson was DLL’s Chief Commercial Officer and a member of the Executive Board, responsible for the overall activities of the Global Vendor Finance Business, which includes offices in over 35 countries within Europe, The Americas, Asia and Australia.

In the fall of 2015 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Financing Association (ELFA). Stephenson also serves on ELFA’s Executive and Personnel Committees.  He is a former member of ELFA’s Small Ticket Business Council Steering Committee, Audit Committee and Investment Committee and the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Board of Trustees.  

Stephenson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Florida State University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.