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What is Neurodiversity and Why Should it Matter to Your Company?

Taking the experiences of neurodiverse employees and customers into consideration can be vital to a company’s success. In an interview with Monitor, Dr. Ludmila Praslova explains what neurodiversity is and how to normalize it in a business setting.... read more

ELFA Empowers the Industry with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion-Focused Actions

The ELFA has been working to bring the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion into the awareness of its members. Over the last four years, the association has created its Women’s Council and Equality Committee, which were designed to increase DE&I in equipment finance. ... read more

Inclusion and Diversity of Thought are Prerequisites for Innovation

True innovation and disruption can only happen when a company’s decision makers have diversity of thought. Deborah Reuben interviews two DE&I leaders about how inclusion creates innovation and how leaders must be willing to fail forward and learn from mistakes on their company’s journey to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging.... read more

Measuring the Impact of COVID-19

To get a pulse on the overall impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our industry, Bob Bell reached out to several brokers and funding sources for feedback on their experiences. He summarizes their responses and draws conclusions in an article for Monitor. ... read more

The Equipment Leasing Company of the Future

COVID-19 has forever shifted the equipment leasing business. Valerie Gerard and Patricia Voorhees explore how the pandemic has ushered in an “Age of Acceleration” and discuss how businesses will operate going forward. ... read more

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

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