Leader Insights

A Changing of the Guard: The Industry’s New Breed of Leaders

In an attempt to discover the new breed of leaders who will carry our industry forward in the coming years, Dexter sat down with five current industry leaders under the age of 50. In a brief Q&A, this article provides insight into their leadership style, how they see themselves differently from traditional business leaders, and what advice influenced them most over their careers. ... read more

First Annual Industry Icon Awards

Monitor is extremely pleased to introduce our readers to its first annual leadership awards, a recognition of five influential and ground-breaking leaders working in equipment finance.... read more

Industry Icon Adam Warner: A Focus on the Longview

The last time Monitor profiled Adam Warner, he had just taken the reins of Key Equipment Finance, and the industry had yet to be rocked by the Great Recession. Today, as Monitor’s inaugural Veteran Icon Award winner, Warner shares the vital lessons he has learned over the last decade. ... read more

Industry Icon Tony Golobic: Building GreatAmerica to Last

Tony Golobic, winner of Monitor’s inaugural Pioneer Icon Award, shares the vision he used to create “built-to-last” GreatAmerica Financial Services. By focusing on people first and establishing a strong organizational design, Golobic challenges the status quo, looks beyond profit and consistently focuses on doing the right thing.... read more

Industry Icon Terey Jennings: Long-Lasting Relationships & Calculated Risk are Vital to Success

Monitor’s Current Leader Icon Award winner, Financial Pacific President Terey Jennings, is a humble leader who understands the importance of building strong relationships and taking calculated risks. ... read more

Industry Icon Mark Tomaselli: Creating Change by Thinking Big

Innovation Finance may be a young company, but its effects on the equipment finance industry have already been felt, both through its deep bench of industry experience and its innovative software solutions. Mark Tomaselli, Monitor’s choice for its Disruptor Icon, embodies both aspects of the company.... read more

Industry Icon Kara Miyasato: Expanding the Table

Standing at the forefront of a changing financial industry, this year’s Monitor Next Generation Icon winner Kara Miyasato has established herself as a prominent voice for emerging talent in equipment leasing and finance. Reflecting on her work at Stryker, she talks of the ways companies can embrace new and more diverse voices in order to push the business forward.... read more

How a Simple Idea Transformed the Equipment Finance Industry

This year marks the 30th anniversary since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. It is challenging to fully understand the impact of how this has changed our lives. This one simple idea has transformed industries and given birth to companies like Amazon, Uber, and Netflix. However, when first conceived, there were many that questioned its use and others that said it could not be done. ... read more

Monitor 100: The Best of the Best: How Did They Do It?

Appearing in the Monitor 100 ranking is an achievement, but only the most successful companies in the industry make it to the top of the list. Guest Editor Bill Verhelle sat down with the leaders of six top companies to discuss the strategies they use to maintain dominance in such a complex and competitive marketplace. ... read more

Living in the Future: The Monitor 2019 Tech Roundtable

Trying to get a read on current technology can be difficult enough, but trying to predict where it’s going, especially for a non-expert, can seem impossible. Monitor interviewed six executives from different software companies to provide a guide to both current and future digital trends.... read more

Building Relationships: The 2019 Vendor Finance Roundtable

Steve Grosso, Jim Teal and Adam Warner sat down with Monitor for this year’s roundtable where they covered their experiences from 2018, the technological advances they’re seeing disrupt the industry and both the trouble and potential that could be coming down the pipeline for the industry.... read more

“Vuja De” Thinking in Equipment Finance

When we experience something new and feel that we’ve experienced it before, we call it déjà vu. But vuja de, the act of looking at something familiar with fresh eyes, is what can most benefit the equipment finance industry. Deborah Reuben takes a look at ways firms are enacting their own version of vuja de, especially when it comes to technological innovation.... read more

Steady as She Goes: The 2019 Funding Sources Roundtable

“Consistency” could be the official motto of the equipment finance universe, as financers and lenders saw steady or even improved business over the last year. For this year’s Funding Sources Roundtable, reps from Dakota, Amur, Marlin, Global Financial & Leasing Services, Boston Financial & Equity and Wintrust discussed how they maintained such reliable standards in the past and how they aim to do it in the future.... read more

The Veterans: A Discussion with the Top Five Private Independents

Many of our Top Independents this year are returning champions in the business, but that doesn’t mean any of them plan on resting on their laurels any time soon. New technology, new industry startups and the possibility of slowing growth mean all five of our best performing independents have had a busy 2018, along with plenty of plans for 2019 and beyond.... read more

Raising the Bar: Are You Prepared for a New Year of Risk?

Paul Bent and Joe Nachbin of The Alta Group take a long view of the coming year, assessing the risks that the industry will have to address and giving some advice on how to do so.... read more

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