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The Entrepreneurs Are Alive and Well

Most high growth equipment finance companies have one thing in common: leaders with the vision and drive to achieve great results. Guest Editor Chris Enbom shares the stories of three entrepreneurs who, respectively, led an independent, a captive and a bank affiliate to success in the inaugural Monitor 101+ ranking. ... read more

Impact Players Enter the Limelight

Most of the time, Monitor talks with top leadership about a company’s achievements. Time and time again, these leaders attribute success to their people. This year, we asked the Monitor 100 companies to nominate an impact player who played a critical role in advancing the company. We celebrate five of these MVPs in this special feature. ... read more

COMPARING THE IMPACT: How Does COVID-19 Measure Up to Past Historical Events?

The effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold as virus cases spike throughout the U.S. How does the current economic climate compare with the crises of the past? Dexter Van Dango compares our current plight to the influenza pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression and the Great Recession. ... read more

Grappling with Equipment Finance’s Lack of Black Representation

As the United States reckons with its long history of racial injustice against Black citizens, the overwhelmingly white equipment finance industry must take a look at its own shortcomings in creating opportunities for Black people. ... read more

Monitor 100 Companies On a Mission to Give Back

In this year’s surveys, Monitor posed a new question about philanthropic activity. Guest editor Tawnya Stone checks in with three of the top equipment finance companies that have created a purposeful strategy to serve their communities. ... read more

Pushing the Limits While Learning the Ropes

Monitor checks in with four NextGen leaders about how their companies effectively engage emerging leaders. They talk about the innate value of younger talent, share strategies for effective inter-generational collaboration and share advice for tomorrow’s leaders. ... read more

Navigating Business in a Time of Crisis: The 2020 Vendor Finance Roundtable

Jim Kelly, Chris Lemone and Justin Tabone sat down with Monitor for this year’s roundtable, where they discussed how COVID-19 has affected their team and vendor relationships, as well as the changes and predictions they have for the future of the industry in a post-pandemic world.... read more

Selling Software for Three Decades — Has It Changed in the Digital Era?

Joe Franco has been selling software since the 1990s. He explores how the process has changed over the years and explains why the industry must move beyond the concept of disruption, standardize technology and leave legacy systems in the history books. ... read more

Modern Day Swindlers: Evading Fraud in the Digital World

Fraud can happen anywhere, from electronic leases to hand delivered documents signed in ink. Dominic Liberatore and Paul Bent explore fraud in the equipment finance industry and provide recommendations for identifying red flags and challenging suspicious activity. ... read more

Forging Stronger Inter-Generational Relationships for Company-Wide Success

What does it take to attract and retain younger employees? Cara Silletto says it all comes down to relationships. When managers act like coaches and team members take the time to understand each other’s backstories and utilize each other’s strengths, authentic relationships are possible, and each member of the team can feel appreciated and valued. ... read more

Intelligent Workplace Offers Path to Success Post-COVID

Although most organizations are using cloud technology in some form, COVID-19 hit many companies hard when they discovered how much data was inaccessible when every employee was suddenly working from home. Sean Scampton explains why cloud-first intelligent workplaces are needed to adjust to the new normal.... read more

How the Pandemic is Driving the Digital Transformation in Leasing Services

Mukul Mittal, an architect of lease technology from Q2, reflects on the growing demand for usage-based and automated leasing services.... 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

Viability of Sales and Marketing in a Technological Era

Technology is changing sales and marketing for the better. However, as Eric Bicknase explains, to fully realize these improvements, salespeople must determine the best ways to use these technologies in terms of communication, information, automation and personalization.... read more

Strong Intrest in M&A Activity Continues as Japanese Investment Remains Active

2019 marked another active year of mergers and acquisitions for the equipment leasing and finance industry. The Alta Group anticipates that these trends will continue throughout 2020, as buyers look for opportunities to put capital to work and the number of sizable independent leasing companies continues to shrink.... read more

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