Clyde J. Sutton, Chairman

In 1989 Mr. Sutton incorporated Sutton Leasing and returned to Michigan. Sutton Leasing now leases and manages over 18,000 cars and trucks. Sutton has seven offices in four states.Mr. Sutton started his career in 1960 with Ford Motor Company after graduating from Ferris State University. He worked for Ford in Sales, Planning and Distribution. He was a district field manager in several zones.

Mr. Sutton began his career in fleet management at McCullagh Leasing as National Sales Manager. During his career at McCullagh he grew the company from 11,000 units to over 50,000 units. McCullagh was later purchased by GE.

Mr. Sutton owned Sutton Chevrolet in the late 70’s. In the early 1980’s Jim Moran recruited Sutton to work for S.E. Toyota and start World Omni Leasing as General Manager of the Commercial Division for finance and leasing. He grew the company from 0 units to over 35,000 units. He established floor planning for dealers of Hino trucks and Toyota Forklifts nationwide.

C. J. Sutton, President

C.J. Sutton joined Sutton Leasing in 1995. By focusing on sales he has helped grow the company to one of the 10 largest fleet management companies in the United States. C.J. has been instrumental in creating unique fleet management products for Sutton’s largest fleets.

C.J. earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Detroit, concentrating in management sciences and technology. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Early in his career he worked in banking as a branch manager. After earning his MBA, he worked developing financial industry processes and software as a consultant at Deloitte. He is an active basketbrawl player and a Past Beaver President at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Amy Sutton Blair, President/CFO/Treasurer

Amy Blair has been with Sutton Leasing for nearly 20 years. Ms. Blair graduated from Rutgers University in 1985, and began her career as an internal auditor for Manufacturers’ National Bank in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequently, Amy began working as a CPA for Deloitte, where she gained more than 17 years of experience. She was primarily responsible for major financial institution and utility accounts and also became certified as a Chartered Bank Auditor.

Mark Francis, Vice President Florida Operation

Mark joined Sutton Leasing late 2007 following a 10-year, award-winning career with Enterprise Fleet Management in both sales and management. While there, he was instrumental in the Enterprise South Florida Group’s ongoing growth and success.

Mark’s vision, leadership, and team approach have contributed to expansive growth and tremendous overall success for Sutton Leasing

Joe LaBello, Vice President Ohio Operation

Joe joined Sutton Leasing in 2009 following a 12 year award-winning career with Enterprise Fleet Management in both sales and remarketing. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University and currently resides in Dayton with his wife, Rita, and their 3 children.

Jerry Yusim, Vice President Illinois Operation

Jerry Yusim owned and operated Arnie Yusim Leasing for 42 years prior to it being acquired by Sutton Leasing in 2014. During this time, Jerry built the company into one of the leading automotive fleet leasing companies in the Chicago area. Prior to Arnie Yusim Leasing, Jerry owned and operated a Chevrolet and Nissan dealership.