Conference Coverage

Sprinting A Marathon: Reuben Embraces the Business of Disruption

The equipment finance industry is changing and nobody is leading the charge for the industry’s evolution quite like Deborah Reuben, CLFP, founder and CEO of TomorrowZone, who is hyper-focused on keeping up with rapidly shifting market dynamics through creative collaboration. ... read more

Harnessing Data At The Internet’s Dawn

The internet was in its infancy when Bill Phelan introduced the equipment leasing industry to PayNet. Through various business cycles and an acquisition by Equifax, Phelan has continued to lead the organization as it transformed from a startup to a trusted source of information. ... read more

Constant Evolution: Dressman is Helping Build Equipment Finance’s Future

In just six years, Lexie Dressman has developed as an emerging leader both in her role at The Huntington National Bank and in the equipment finance arena at large by not being afraid to try new things and by finding her role (and voice) in shaping the future of the industry. ... read more

The Making Of An Industry Icon

Crit DeMent, chairman and CEO of LEAF Commercial Capital and Monitor’s 2021 Veteran Icon, shares his unique perspective on how he got to where he is today, detailing the friends and mentors that shaped his attitude and approach to equipment finance over the past four decades. ... read more

A Problem Solver: Michalek is Still Transforming Equipment Finance

Dan Michalek has made a career out of identifying problems in the equipment finance industry and launching businesses to help solve them, most notably through PayNet. With his newest endeavor, Syndifi, he is looking to modernize the syndication process and with his track record, he’ll likely do just that. ... read more

Leadership For All: Robles Puts People First at Eastern Funding

Nancy Robles’ approach to leadership is predicated entirely on her passion for supporting people from any and all walks of life. As chief operating officer of Eastern Funding, she is spearheading change within her own organization and the equipment finance industry to create opportunities for all. ... read more

ELFA/IMN Investors’ Conference: Adjusting to a Post-Covid-19 World

Although it was held virtually, the ELFA/IMN Investors’ Conference focused on a theme of the slow but steady emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic. Equipment-backed ABS has experienced a “bright start” in early 2021 and volume is expected to return to near-normal levels. ... read more

ELFA Takes Annual Convention Completely Digital with 2020 Business LIVE!

COVID-19 put a halt to the 2020 ELFA Convention, but that didn’t stop the industry from coming together to learn, network and laugh. ELFA Business LIVE! was an industry meetup for the record books.... read more

ELFA/ELFF Predict the Course of the U.S. Economy in the Epoch of COVID-19

The U.S. economy is already in recession, and although it could be back in growth mode by the end of 2020, this will be a hard year for the industry. ... read more

Monitor Live+ Recap: Leading Through COVID-19 With Transparency, Empathy & Compassion

The equipment finance community gathered for Monitor Live+ to talk about what matters most in times of crisis. Deborah Reuben, who designed and moderated the livestream event, provides a recap of the key takeaways, including how the pandemic has made effective leadership more important than ever before. ... read more

Fall Meetings

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association returned to its hometown of Washington, D.C. for its annual convention.... read more

Say You Want a Revolution

On November 6, nearly 100 equipment finance and leasing professionals came together at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia for Monitor’s inaugural conference, Equipment Finance Disrupted+.... read more

2019 ELFA Lease & Financial Accounting Conference: Lessons and Observations on Lease Accounting

Though companies have been preparing for ASC 842 and IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standards, for three years, it’s only in 2019 that they’ve started to go into effect. It’s therefore no surprise they dominated the conversation at the ELFA Lease and Finance Accounting Conference, held this past September in Chicago.... read more

The Only Speed Fast Enough is Instant: Takeaways from the 2019 CEMC Fintech Innovation Summit

Sometimes, the best source of inspiration comes from an outside perspective. At this year’s CEMC Fintech Innovation Summit, held this past June in California, attendees heard from a diverse array of speakers that offered unique viewpoints and lessons that could be applied back to the equipment financing industry.... read more

Orion’s Fifth Annual Small Business Lending Forum

Orion First Financial held its fifth annual Small Business Lending Forum (SBLF) on July 22, 2019 in Denver. Participants included 93 attendees from small business lenders, lessors and service providers across the country. ... read more

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