About Us

How Odyssey Equipment Financing Got Started

By John Torbenson, President and CEO

I opened my doors about 35 years ago initially in Seattle. Then I moved to Phoenix in 1998. From then to now, Odyssey Equipment Financing Company has given more than 4500 businesses the financial boost they need for success in financing equipment. 

John is the owner and President of Odyssey Equipment Financing Corporation and has been a national lender in financing and leasing since 1968.

John’s long experience and wide expertise gives Odyssey the unique ability to provide innovative, specially customized lending solutions for businesses across the US – flexible financing programs that can dramatically increase sales and growth.

John is a past President of the Western Association of Equipment Lessors, a nationwide association.

He moved the head office of Odyssey Equipment Financing to Scottsdale, Arizona, several years ago, choosing that city for its Western ambience, lack of rain and great golfing conditions. An avid golfer, John named Odyssey after his favorite brand of putter.

Continuing the golfing theme, he is the “driving” force behind the success of Odyssey Equipment Financing.

What Odyssey Does:

  • Financing companies nationwide
  • Equipment Leases or Contracts
  • Financing for Municipalities and Government
  • Financing for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Franchise Financing
  • Industrial and Commercial Financing Programs