In an exclusive Q&A with Monitor, credit expert Kevin Prykull answers eight timely questions regarding risk management amid rising inflation, including a discussion on developing risks and the steps equipment finance companies should take today to bolster their risk position.... read more
In an exclusive interview, Jen Cronenberger shares her knowledge on creating safe and inclusive spaces and discusses how leaders can show up for their employees in a more inclusive manner. Her passion for helping clients become their best helps them build a more progressive workplace culture.... read more
Change can be scary, but it will happen regardless of your reaction. Michelle Speranza explores three areas marketers can focus on today to meet change head-on, stay flexible, keep in tune with audiences and build strong relationships.... read more
We are facing an era of rapid evolution and time-tested business strategies are losing their effectiveness. How can the industry meet this challenge? Nate Gibbons checks in with four Monitor 100 executives to discuss the trends that could change the commercial lending industry and the opportunities embedded within them.... read more
When it comes to e-discovery, each part of your company’s daily digital footprint is fair game. Harriet Christie discusses how far e-discovery has come, the risks involved for financial companies, how long to preserve your data as well as potential tools and best practices to adopt in 2022. ... read more
The dearth of women in top leadership positions continues to exist in most companies. Two powerful women in equipment finance — Eileen Schoonmaker and Michelle Speranza — discuss how women can advocate for themselves and each other and how companies can change their practices to provide more women with the opportunity to ascend the corporate ladder. ... read more
Vol. 48 No. 7 2022
string(35) "Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D. SHRM-SCP"
string(70) "Professor and Director of Research, Graduate Organizational Psychology"
string(42) "Vanguard University of Southern California"
As where and how we work continue to evolve, it is important to consider all perspectives when choosing the right approach. Ludmila N. Praslova discusses different types of hybrid working models and explains how job-crafting to employee strengths can help ensure equal footing for neurodivergent talent. ... read more
Vol. 48 No. 7 2021
string(14) "Brylee Horning"
string(48) "vice president of human resources and compliance"
string(21) "Orion First Financial"
Work-from-home models aren’t going away anytime soon, so even as more companies begin to bring employees back into the office, it is important to focus on keeping remote employees engaged and supported. ... read more
Stopping harassment in the workplace takes consistent intervention and support from colleagues when they see coworkers being mistreated. Leah Pusateri of Hollaback! walks through the five most important ways to effectively intervene when harassment occurs. ... read more
Nearly one in five people have a mental health condition, so employers must make mental health a priority when creating an inclusive workplace. Therapist Charles Hill explains the steps that employers and managers can take to ensure their teams feel safe and supported at work. ... read more
Monitor sits down with three diversity, equity and inclusion leaders — Djuana Beamon, Jennifer Fanz and Stephanie Smith — who share strategies for creating a culture of inclusion and provide examples of how to implement DE&I initiatives that forge meaningful change. ... read more
Unconscious bias is widely pervasive, including within the technology we use. Identifying and eliminating unconscious bias in artificial intelligence, data sets and other technology applications in the equipment finance industry is an evolving conversation. Keelie Fitzgerald of Odessa and Lisa Nowak of Solifi discuss unconscious bias as it relates to equipment finance technology and offer ways to reduce or eliminate it.... read more
Theresa Kabot of K2 Funding Group and Kabot Commercial Leasing explores how the landscape for indirect originators has shifted in the economic wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the face of increasing digitalization and M&A activity. ... read more
Everyone wants to innovate but to truly do so, empathy must be a critical pillar of your strategy. Scott Nelson of Tamarack Technology and Sean Scampton of Leasepath look at three areas in which empathy is crucial to innovation in equipment finance. ... read more
Innovation is one of the hottest topics in equipment finance and how well industry participants adopt forward-thinking strategies will determine the future of the space. Sean Scampton of Leasepath explains how technology infrastructure and company culture are two areas most primed for innovation (and disruption) in equipment finance. ... read more