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Linda Redding: From Mentee to Mentor

As the new head of equipment finance at J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking, Linda Redding is exploring the art of the possible and building on the bank’s strong foundation to build a market- leading equipment finance group while serving as a mentor for the next generation. ... read more

Marci Slagle, CLFP: Rising Above the Challenges

BankFinancial joins the Monitor 100 at No. 79 under the leadership of Marci Slagle, who has unbreakable optimism despite the pandemic, a tumultuous economy and geopolitical events. Slagle discusses the challenges she has overcome and shares her plans to build a team that can withstand any event’s impact.... read more

Tim Moriarity: Focusing Inward to Grow Outward

Jumping to No. 95 this year from No. 107 on last year’s Monitor 101 list, Tim Moriarity of TriState Capital Bank Equipment Finance says the name of the game is client relationships and a strong back-office team that carried the company through unprecedented and unexpected times. ... read more

Transforming People and Leading Breakthrough Innovation: an Interview with Tirza Hollenhorst

In an exclusive interview, Tirza Hollenhorst shares how she takes her knowledge for growth and innovation on the industry side and uses that to also focus on the human side of innovation. Her focus on creating and maintaining a well rounded, high functioning team helps her lay the groundwork for team members to build an innovative culture at LUMAN.... read more

Lean and Mean: MidCap Equipment Finance Focuses on Reliability

MidCap Business Credit expanded its product offerings this year by launching MidCap Equipment Finance. Led by Saurin Shah, a co-founder of Nations Equipment Finance (now SLR Equipment Finance), the new business aims to help MidCap become a one-stop financing partner for the middle market. ... read more

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

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