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Creating Success With The Human Side Of Technology: LTi Celebrates 35th Anniversary

LTi Technology Solutions is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Randy Haug sat down with Monitor to reflect on some of the company’s proudest moments, discuss the challenges the industry faces today and share his predictions for the future of equipment finance.... read more

Brij Patel: The Agility Of An Entrepreneurial Spirit

The quest for wealth first drew Brij Patel, president of Alliance Funding Group, to the finance industry. After launching a company, transitioning from a broker to a lender and asset management firm, Patel has demonstrated that true success stems from adaptability and a willingness to embrace change.... read more

Kris Foster: Building Pinnacle’s Equipment Finance Success Story

While the regional bank scare of 2023 was tumultuous for many banks, it served as an “opportunity of a lifetime” for Pinnacle, which achieved nearly $700 million in portfolio growth. Kris Foster, executive vice president, credits this success to the company’s culture and its client-focused business strategy.... read more

Nick Small: Excitement In The Evolution Of Tomorrow

After nearly 35 years in equipment finance, Nick Small is leading Cisco Capital as president. He outlines his vision for the company and shares his perspective on the best way to ensure the ongoing vitality of the industry.... read more

Scott Dienes: Creating Opportunities & Building Relationships

With a solid track record at industry giants like GE Capital and Wells Fargo, Scott Dienes stepped out of his comfort zone to launch a de novo equipment finance division for Associated Bank. His team works hand in hand with bank colleagues to create opportunities for customers.... read more

Walter Stranzl: Staying On Point In A Changing Industry

As president of OnPoint Capital, the captive of OnPoint Group, Walter Stranzl consistently seeks out challenging opportunities, whether in the current economic climate or in future collaborations between the industry and AI.... read more

Embracing a Bigger and Better Equipment Finance: Q&A with Eric Miller from Ansley Park Capital

Eric Miller shares his take on the current state of equipment finance and the mutually reliant relationship between banks and non-banks in the space. He outlines the go-to-market strategy of the new venture he is leading for Ares Capital Management, Ansley Park Capital, and provides his outlook on the future market composition of the industry. ... read more

Nine Common Traits of the Best Company Cultures

Does your company have a winning culture, or is there room for improvement? The leaders of companies selected for Monitor’s 2024 Best Companies list in the culture category share the traits that set their companies apart and discuss nine common themes inherent in the best company cultures.... read more

The Lifelong Learning Mindset: Leaders Shouldn’t Know Everything

Leaders of Monitor’s Best Companies in the Leadership category discuss how effective leaders contribute to the success and well-being of their teams, organizations and communities by fostering a positive and productive environment.... read more

Lytle Brings a New Perspective to Equipment Finance

As the first woman to lead the ELFA, Leigh Lytle brings a new voice and outlook to the industry. In an interview with Monitor, she identifies seven opportunities and challenges the equipment finance industry faces today and outlines the association’s goals to address them. ... read more

2023 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor’s fifth annual women in equipment finance list highlights notable women within the industry who have been nominated by our readers and hand-selected by Monitor’s staff and editorial board.... read more

Building Relationships: Bullen Outlines a New Strategy for Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance (KEF) is becoming laser focused on relationships. Peter Bullen, recently appointed EVP and group head, outlines a new strategy that will continue KEF’s role as a dominant force in equipment finance. ... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Kevin Hall – An Eye for Adaptation

Kevin Hall takes a practical approach to his role as vice president of capital markets at Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada, surrounding himself with a team of knowledgeable experts that have transformed the platform just three short years into his mandate. This year’s NextGen Icon Award goes to Hall for his current successes but also his untold future potential.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Bette Kerhoulas – Pioneering a Path for Women in Equipment Finance

Bette Kerhoulas was one of the first women to do many things in the equipmnent finance industry, and even as she transitions out of full-time work, she continues to inspire and encourage those around her as a pioneer for women in finance.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Miles Herman – Leading with a Drive for Growth and Change

Miles Herman, CEO of LEAF Commercial Capital, is best defined as a caring and encouraging leader who truly cares about his people and his clients, treating everyone around him like his own family. As this year’s Monitor Current Leader Icon, Herman shares his story of becoming the best leader he can be.... read more

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