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Amy Gross: Current Leader – Growing With Flexibility and Purpose

Several traits are essential to being a successful leader in the equipment finance industry, including a sense of purpose, advocacy for oneself and flexibility around change. Amy Gross tells the story of how she obtained those traits and provides advice to aspiring leaders.... read more

Deb Baker: Pioneer – Promoting Diversity in Equipment Finance

Deborah Baker has been a champion for women and other underrepresented groups during her 30-year career in equipment finance. Through her leadership at ELFA, she has transformed her commitment to DE&I into meaningful action for the industry. ... read more

Joe Nachbin: Veteran – The Deal Whisperer

Joe Nachbin’s four decades in equipment finance were characterized by integrity, kindness and the ability to read financial statements and static loss pools like poetry. With the help of several people who knew him well, Monitor pays tribute to Nachbin in a special posthumous profile.... read more

Robert Preville: Disruptor – Evolving Equipment Finance to Seize Vendor Opportunities

Robert Preville, founder and CEO of APPROVE, sees opportunities for equipment finance companies to expand and embed relationships with vendors past their equipment financing needs and to regain lost financial turf from credit card and merchant service companies as they cash in on micro and small ticket transactions. ... read more

Ricardo E. Rios, CFA, CLFP: NextGen – Empowering Others for Success

Ricardo E. Rios, Chief Operating Officer of Commercial Equipment Finance (CEFI) has had great success in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. and is making a name for himself in the equipment finance industry. As a leader and mentor, Rios focuses on relationship building to find success.... read more

Broker Success: Looking at Borrowers Through the Eyes of Lenders By Don Cosenza, CLFP

Don Cosenza of North Mill Equipment Finance delivers a comprehensive guide to being a successful broker in the equipment finance industry by examining the commercial financing process from the lender’s perspective. ... read more

Peggy Tomcheck: Staying the Course and Returning Time

Peggy Tomcheck of Aspen Capital Company attributes her company’s rapid success in the last year to two things: the unwavering relationships and support of her lending partners and her decision to give her employees what they universally want the most: time. ... read more

Mitch Rice: Finding Success During Unpredictable Times

Commercial Capital Company is dedicated to providing the best experience for small business owners and equipment vendors. Mitch Rice, CEO at Commercial Capital Company, shares with Monitor how he came into the industry and has consistently remained successful in his endeavors.... read more

Brij Patel: Executing on All Cylinders

Brij Patel, founder, president and CEO of Alliance Funding Group, has the small-ticket lessor growing rapidly, something it’s been doing for more than 20 years. With an eye on growing originations while managing risk and adapting to new technology, Patel aims to keep on going. ... read more

Vince Knowlton: Taking the Wheel

Entegra Capital has seen some trying times between rising interest rates, the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the company and its clients and a rise in the price of diesel fuel. But despite all adversity, the company has broken into the Monitor 101 with blazing success. Led by CEO Vincent Knowlton, Entegra is set to succeed in 2022 and beyond. ... read more

James Jang: Keeping The Customer First

The best place to get information, knowledge and guidance in the equipment finance industry is from leaders and people currently in the industry. James Jang, president of Accord Financial, speaks to Monitor about his time in equipment finance to help provide guidance to those new to the industry.... read more

What’s Happening Now to Shape Our Future? Alta Advisors Share Their Collective Insights

The future of equipment financing requires resiliency and innovation. Adapting to economic changes and customers’ evolving needs and building closer stakeholder relationships are key components to maintaining success in the coming future. Alta advisors share their thoughts on what the future can look like for the industry and strategies to get there.... read more

Pawnee Leasing Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Pawnee Leasing’s president, Gary Souverein, celebrates the company’s 40th year in business with a Monitor Q&A. Souverein details how humble beginnings and a solid executive team have built the company for unending success. ... read more

Joel Mikolich: Rebranded, Refocused and Ready

A rebrand, determined team and hyper-focus on customer and industry needs brought the results that proved to be enough to get Falcon Equipment Finance’s debut on the Monitor 100 list. Joel Mikolich, president of Falcon, details what the company did to gain its new ranking. ... read more

Kyin Lok: Charging Forward with a Purpose

Dext Capital has ascended to No. 92 from No. 103 in the Monitor 101 last year. CEO Kyin Lok attributes this growth to his team’s passion to support healthcare providers and medical manufacturers as a nimble, direct lender capable of providing a differentiated experience. ... read more

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