Shelley Barrett joined Cat Financial in 1998 as a Territory Manager in Atlantic Canada after working 15 years for a Canadian bank and Cat dealer Finning Canada, where she held various positions in sales, marketing and commercial finance. Throughout her 20 years with Caterpillar, Shelley has served in a variety of roles with increased responsibilities. In 2004, she transitioned to Caterpillar Inc.’s Marine Power Systems Division as Industry Sales Manager, supporting Canadian and East Coast U.S. dealers. In 2007, she relocated to Miami as a 6 Sigma Black Belt where she managed strategic global project teams for Caterpillar’s global marine business. In 2011, Shelley returned to Cat Financial working in various positions, including merchandising and Area Manager supporting dealers and customers in the Houston district. In 2016, she relocated to Cat Financial’s Nashville headquarters where she served as Origination Manager, responsible for all credit, sales support, documents and funding teams for the United States.
Shelley formally studied business and finance and earned a degree in business from Phoenix University. She also holds a number of professional accreditations and designations from industry institutions, including the Credit Institute of Canada and Hammer and Company.
She has been an active supporter of United Way for 30 years and a member of various Construction Association branches within North America.