About Westport Funding, LLC

Westport Funding, LLC is a full service high technology and business equipment leasing and finance company headquartered in Westport, Connecticut. Our primary strength is our ability to structure custom lease transactions that fit our customers' financial and technological requirements rather than try to shoehorn those requirements into a predefined program. As a vendor independent lessor, we are able to lease equipment supplied by most vendors and manufacturers. We focus on high technology assets, with a speciality focus on medical equipment, IT and computer equipment, commercial and industrial equipment, and renewable energy projects where we can provide construction phase / progress payment financing as well as permanent financing.


Gary J. Plewak - Principal
Gary Plewak has over 25 years in sales and sales management in the technology leasing business. He founded a technology leasing company in 1990, ran it for 14 years and sold the portfolio in 2004. Prior experiences include a computer services company (division of Boeing), IBM and venture technology companies.
RTS* / Longshore Systems, Inc (President and Founder) 1990-2007, Atlantic Computer Systems* / Datalease 1985-1990, Boeing Computer Services 1974-1983, IBM Corporation 1969-1973
MBA, Rutgers GSBA, 1975; BA, Rutgers University, 1969


Benjamin T. Plewak - Director
Ben Plewak is a Director and Account Manager, spearheading the Renewable and New Energy Division of Westport Funding. Ben has gained a deep knowledge of the often complex funding sources that are involved in renewable energy and Green Projects. He can help you with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Grant Programs and USDA Lease Guarantees that are often associated with new energy projects.
Omnivue 2002-2008, MCSi 2000-2002, Respond Inc. 1998-2000
BA, Franklin & Marshall College 1998


Howard Ulep - Business Partner
Howard Ulep, a technology professional with a solid grounding in equipment and project financing, has managed complex projects, formed technology companies, and financed a variety of assets. He is currently applying his project development experience with his financial expertise in structuring financial solutions in support of renewable energy and energy savings solutions.
Founded Capital Systems, Inc., Wye Technologies, Inc. and HET-USA LLC.
Executive at Nortel, OAO Technology Solutions, C-Systems International, Dimension Data, and eSylvan.
Leasing experience with ITEL, Key Equipment Finance, ePlus, and Lease Advisory Group LLC.
BS, Villanova University 1965


*RTS (Relational Technology Solutions) acquired Longshore Systems in 2004.
*Atlantic Computer Systems acquired Datalease in 1989.