VFG mourns sudden death of sales vice president

January 31, 2020 By    


Veteran of the equipment lease financing industry Alan “Al” Gerber, 68, died suddenly on Jan. 18 while attending a sales team meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gerber held a master’s degree in business administration from Suffolk University in Boston and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston.

He worked for CIT Group for 35 years in Boston. As vice president of sales for the group, he managed a large portfolio. During his career with CIT, he also managed several teams. Gerber received numerous recognition awards over the years acknowledging his success and business achievements.

For seven years prior to joining Vision Financial Group (VFG), Gerber expanded his financial services experience as a self-employed consultant to banks, credit unions, savings associations and other financing entities. Most notably, he was a key member of a “SWAT” team that the Federal Reserve called upon to help the U.S. banking system recover after the Great Recession.

Gerber joined VFG as vice president of sales in 2018. He fit in very well at VFG, according to William Summers, CEO of VFG.

“When it was Al’s turn to speak on Friday, he had to pause for a moment because he teared up with emotion when he shared how grateful he was to have found VFG and to have an opportunity to do something he enjoyed,” says Summers, referring to the presentation Gerber gave during the sales team meeting in Nashville.

“His wife, Liz, confirmed on Sunday that Al viewed VFG as family. He was having too much fun to consider retirement. He loved helping customers and figuring out how he and VFG could make a positive impact.”

Gerber resided in the Philadelphia area with his wife Elizabeth and enjoyed visiting his two daughters and extended family. He also enjoyed supporting his daughter’s public relations firm as its CFO and playing golf with his friends.

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