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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work for Clarus Capital

Steve O’Leary and Tim Conway of Clarus Capital sat down with Monitor to discuss the launch of Clarus Capital in what the duo calls an “alignment of the stars” as well as where they came from, what they have built and where Clarus Capital is heading next. ... read more

Founded on Respect: Smith Shares Dedicated Financial GBC’s Simple Secret to Success

Shawn Smith, founder and CEO of Dedicated Financial GBC, sat down with Monitor to discuss his company’s recent activities and major rebrand, what makes Dedicated Financial GBC different as a full-service business process outsourcing company, how his philanthropic vision translates to everyday work, and what’s just over the horizon for the company.... read more

Playing the Long Game in a Short-Term World: An Interview with Dorie Clark

Deborah Reuben, CLFP, CEO and founder of TomorrowZone, sits down with Dorie Clark, professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World, to gain insight on practical actions you can take to regain vision and long-term thinking despite the current environment.... read more

A New Equipment Finance Offering for CIBC Customers: Q&A with Matthew Green

Monitor sits down with Matthew Green, who was hired by CIBC to design and deploy an equipment finance group within the U.S. commercial banking group. Learn about Green, what’s on the horizon for the new team and more. ... read more

Building a Global Brand on a Solid Foundation: Stephenson Sets Out to Create the Most Efficient Digital Vendor Finance Company

For the first time in 35 years, Bill Stephenson has a new employer, HPS Global Leasing. In this Monitor exclusive, he discusses this unique opportunity and shares his plans to build the most efficient, digital cloud-based vendor finance company with a rapidly expanding global footprint. ... read more

Eric Zehr: Staying Focused Through Downturns

Eric Zehr, president of Bell Bank Equipment Finance, knows his company’s place in the market. Prudence and reservation pay off when the going gets tough and Bell Bank was positioned to see the light at the end of the tunnel sooner than most companies in 2020. ... read more

David Kivitz: Crafted For Purpose

David Kivitz didn’t let a lack of direct experience in equipment finance stop him from seizing an opportunity to provide leasing to the cannabis industry. As the CEO of XS Financial, he has brought on experts in the field to help the company meet demand in a growing marketplace. ... read more

Greg Larson: Consistency Pays Off

Greg Larson, president and CEO of AILCO, explains what his company has done to survive and thrive in harsh economic times. Detailing what worked for his organization, Larson cites reliability, predictability and consistency as AILCO’s biggest drivers for success in times of economic downturn.... read more

Brian Madison: TrinityRail Gains Steam as the Pandemic Subsides

Brian Madison joined TrinityRail to oversee its leasing company in 2015 after a series of successful leadership roles across the equipment finance and leasing industry. What initially attracted Madison to the railcar manufacturing industry and what keeps him motivated is the endless possibilities of a 150-year-old industry ripe for innovation.... read more

Kiyoshi Doi: Strength in Relationships

Kiyoshi Doi, the CEO of JA Mitsui Leasing USA, has been in the leasing business for three decades and throughout that time, he’s developed a passion for forging strong customer relationships, which will be a key part of the company’s growth strategies.... read more

Mike Rooney: A Little Help from My Friends

Mike Rooney wouldn’t be where he is today without determination, hard work and the friends he’s made along the way. Being a good leader requires patience, a strong resolve and knowing when to take a risk, and Rooney has learned when to take a chance on a potential employee regardless of industry standards.... read more

David Beck: Long-Term Vision

David Beck, senior vice president of commercial leasing at Central Bank of St. Louis, has worked through more than a few economic cycles, so he knows what it takes to deal with immediate challenges while keeping focus on future growth. ... read more

Rick Matte: Marching Together

As president and chief operating officer of Encina Equipment Finance, Rick Matte uses his years of experience at larger organizations like GE Capital to inspire and drive a strong customer-focused business strategy and an emphasis on building highly-connected teams.... read more

John Wolfe: A New Leader of The Pack for the M&T CEF Team

John Wolfe has taken the reins of M&T Bank’s Commercial Equipment Finance Group. Building off a solid equipment finance platform, Wolfe draws his inspiration from his mentor, Frank Campagna, who taught him to never forget there is always a client on the other end of every transaction.... read more

Ellen Comeaux: Dedication to Execution

Ellen Comeaux is in a relatively new role at TIAA Bank, having been named senior vice president and commercial division sales leader last November, but three decades in the equipment finance industry have equipped her with all she needs to build a foundation for growth.... read more

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