About Us

Spectrum Capital Assets LLC is a financing venture created by Allan C. Sutherland, the head of the Capital Solutions Group of companies. Prior to starting up the Capital Solutions Group two years ago, Mr. Sutherland served as the Senior Vice President for Taxes & Investments at Illinois Tool Works Inc, a Fortune 200 company. In that role, Mr. Sutherland was responsible for developing and implementing ITW’s worldwide tax planning actions and investment strategies (through the Leasing & Investments operating segment).

The Leasing & Investments segment was an internal financial services organization that reported directly to the Chairman and CEO. As the creator and head of the Leasing & Investments segment, Mr. Sutherland was charged with the responsibility for investing ITW’s excess cash flows in investments. Over the years, Mr Sutherland’s group cumulatively contributed over $3.0 billion to ITW’s net income.

The Capital Solution Group’s business model builds off Mr Sutherland’s experience at ITW by focusing on connecting strategic and investment partners to efficiently fill voids in the marketplace and to leverage otherwise inefficient structural components, such as tax arbitrage, to enhance the effectiveness of the business opportunities. To this end, the Capital Solutions companies have successfully worked with its investment and strategic partners over the last two years in structuring, managing and financing opportunities in:

  • Large ticket equipment leasing focusing on wide-body aircraft used in international passenger travel, and
  • Comingled investment partnerships organized around the ownership and deployment of residential solar energy systems throughout the United States focusing on systems in California, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
  • In-building distributed antenna systems within Class A office buildings which promote ubiquitous signal coverage