Our CEO and Founder

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Jay Hockensmith

CEO, President, Founder 

“Committed to excellence, integrity,
credibility and accountability!”


Strike Services 

CEO, President and Founder


Strike School

Strike School

Director of Operations




CEO President and Founder


A Service company providing Commercial Equipment Appraisals, Inspections, Equipment Recovery, Remarketing and consulting to Banks, Commercial Equipment Leasing, Finance Companies, Underwriters and Brokers.


Sterling Financial Group LLC

CEO President and Founder 


After the dissolution of Colonial Pacific Leasing
(GE Capital Company) inspired the creation of a lease/finance underwriting and brokerage company by building a team from former employees.

GE Capital (Colonial Pacific Leasing)

Manager Remarketing Operations


A member of GE Capital Management Team. Manager of off lease Commercial Equipment Remarketing and Appraisal department and staff. Approval and  advisor for Credit and Legal departments and all lease end functions with equipment and closure. Member of the Fraud Committee. Auditor/Manager for GE Capital off lease equipment assets of 10MM to include 8 remarketing centers throughout the US which included contract design, negotiation, implementation, marketing, on site inspections, auditing and pricing. 


Pitney Bowes Credit Corp (Colonial Pacific Leasing)

Management Officer


1987 Started as Management Officer overseeing over 1000 lease accounts. Within first month reduce delinquency on portfolio above 20 other LMO’s. 3 months later promoted to the “Asset Management” division. Reviewed processes and flows, detected huge losses pertaining to residual realization. Increase realization rate from 87% to a profit center of 127% generating over 1.5MM in additional annual net revenue through the creation and development of continued lease/rental programs, establishment of proper assessment, evaluation and appraisal for “Fair Market Value” end of lease residual realization. Streamlined programming for analytical reporting and processes through the IT department. 

Cash Flow Management Account Executive


Commercial business dispute resolution and recovery. This provided the education and opportunity to better understand business accounting, spreadsheets, P&L along with education in business success and failures.


Albina Commercial Fuel, Pacific Pride, Home heating, Albina Asphalt, Albina Wholesale HVAC

Credit and Office manager


Contributed to migrating and strategizing marketing to automated streamlined processes which increased efficiencies to support the growing number of accounts and business expansion while reducing delinquency on credit accounts.



Sales and Customer Service Representative


Sales and Customer Service Representative for a subscription based network. From fast achievements in sales and customer service, along with identification and streamlining processes, I advanced to assistant Credit Manager to Credit Manager. Significant accomplishments included Auditing/Streamlining programs and processes identifying deficient account management within the infrastructure. Major accomplishments included: Vendor auditing and discovery processes. Saving the company over $800K in net expenses from over billing, reporting inaccuracies for bulk accounts (hotels, motels, apartment complexes and multi dwelling users) which served to keep the company from the need to file for bankruptcy.

Kimuktuk LLC and K-TUK

Founder Owner Operator 

1985 -2023

  • 1993 World Record Alaskan Malamute Long Distance Team
    1st place and award winning Alaskan Husky Sled Dog teams 50 mile – 100 mile races
  • 1996 3rd place “Race to the Sky” 500 mile most difficult long distance race in the world. Crossing the Continental Divide 7 times 4.5 days
  • 1989 International Trans-Antarctic Expedition (Trained-Trainer)
  • Designer/Manufacturer/Supplier/Dealer for Sled Dog related products and food.
  • K-TUK Siberian, Chukchi and Inuit pet/companions