Financial solutions for business growth with unsurpassed customer service, response time and expertise

American Financial Partners is an established finance company, specialized in designing customized solutions for new, expanding or established companies. At AFP, we have a wealth of experience in the finance industry as well as business in general, ensuring a clear understanding of what an organization needs to succeed.

We are named as a testament to our commitment in making the American dream come true for those who have the courage to take the first step toward starting their own business, and those who see their businesses flourish year after year. We hope that our staff, experience and solid understanding of the financial process will only help that dream grow.

The team at American Financial Partners is steadfast in our promise to everyone we work with: to provide financial solutions for business growth with unsurpassed customer service, response time and expertise. If you would like to talk with us directly about your financing options, please call 888.237.4520 or email

AFP Leadership

Emily Zwach


With many years of experience in sales and leasing, Emily has unmatched multi-tasking abilities and extends her incredible energy to her clients.

Amy Wagner

VP, Finance & Operations

Amy is a managing partner at AFP and oversees all of the finance and operations efforts. Her vast experience provides a deep understanding of the leasing environment.


Our Outstanding Staff

Jaci Weber

Director of Operations

Jaci’s years of experience in business analysis and corporate collections provide specialized insight and perspective to AFP processes.

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Carrie Radloff

Business Development Manager

With more than 20 years of leasing, finance and banking experience, helping customers find creative ways to finance their equipment is what Carrie does best.


Josh Penman

Business Development Director

Since 2012, Josh has been an integral part of AFP’s growth. His innovation, charisma and knowledge of the industry ensure trusting and fruitful business relationships.

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Jackie Paulsen

Credit Analyst

Jackie joined AFP as a credit analyst for the operations team after her many years of experience working in retail management for small businesses.

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Casie VanEngen

Operations Assistant

Casie is a fitness guru and often issues challenges to the AFP staff to help improve mental and physical fitness amongst our team. Her positive and enthusiastic personality is contagious.

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Kristine Merrill

Credit & Documents Analyst

Kristine’s solid work ethic comes from her background and competitiveness in sports throughout the years, as well as growing up working hard on the farm.


Nick Fennell

Inside Sales Manager

Nick has vast experience in increasing sales, growing relationships and driving marketing strategy. He joined AFP in 2017 with over 15 years of equipment financing and leasing experience.

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Alayna Pederson

Marketing Coordinator

Alayna started at AFP in 2018 as a marketing intern, and after recently receiving her masters from USD, has continued in assisting with AFP’s marketing goals.