Press Release

Advantage+ Names Mary Sylvester Controller


By - Mar 29th, 2021 05:30 pm
Mary Sylvester. Photo courtesy of Advantage+.

Mary Sylvester. Photo courtesy of Advantage+.

Milwaukee, Wis. – March 30, 2021 — Kristin Oberholtzer, chief operating officer of Advantage+, Brookfield, Wis., announced that Mary Sylvester has been named controller of the 28-year-old, nationwide direct lender.

Oberholtzer said, “Mary’s credentials and experience are an excellent fit for this role. Her personality and principles blend very well with our culture, which is extremely important to us. We are so pleased that she joined our team.”

Sylvester earned a BBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has worked for several companies in the greater Milwaukee area.

“My passion for working with small businesses that provide exceptional customer service attracted me to Advantage+. I feel fortunate to be part of the dedicated team that gives opportunities to small businesses all over the country by providing direct loans to them,” said Sylvester.

Advantage+ was founded in 1992 and is a nationwide direct lender. It offers equipment and working-capital loans of $2,000 to $200,000 to small and mid-size companies. One-third of its new loans are to existing or previous customers. The company also provides customer finance programs for manufacturers, distributors, and dealers.

Advantage+ has lent more than $500 million dollars to more than 20,000 businesses. Its managers and a few outside investors own the company. The company augments its growing capital base with loans from partner banks with managers that support small-business and free-market capitalism.

For more information, contact Kristin Oberholtzer at 800-949-7040, by email to Advantage+ is located at 13400 Bishop’s Lane, Brookfield, Wis. 53005. Additional information on the company is available at

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