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Turning Passion into Action: True Leadership Creates a Better Tomorrow

Scott Thacker says true leadership must include three prongs of focus: long-term, strategic and storytelling. He urges equipment finance leaders to funnel their passions into volunteerism that will create a better future. ... read more

Reflections on 30-Years of Business Strategy

Bill Verhelle of Innovation Finance USA looks back at how equipment finance business strategies have changed during his career and asks if the industry’s business models may be poised to make another transition. ... read more

A Passion for Education: Amembal Expands His Impact on Equipment Finance

A love for teaching led Sudhir Amembal to the equipment leasing industry 45 years ago, and he has no intention of leaving anytime soon. In an interview with Monitor, he reflects on the highlights of his career and shares advice for the next generation of equipment finance leaders. ... read more

Tapping into Servant Leadership: Jones Speaks of Mentors, Ideals and Lessons Learned

Mike Jones, president of vendor equipment finance at First Citizens Bank, has watched the equipment finance industry and its people blossom over time. Touched by inspirations like former EverBank executive Jim McGrane and others, Jones embodies servant leadership by embracing his team for the greater good.... read more

Building Equipment Finance: Deane Reflects on the Industry’s Journey

A veteran of the equipment finance industry, John Deane spoke with Monitor about his career journey from a newbie in a still budding industry to a leader, founder and retiree. He also discusses the evolution of the industry over the years and reflects on its life cycle.... read more

A Potent Combination: Fate Reflects on Decades of Success

Dave Fate, CEO and co-founder of Stonebriar Commercial Finance, is a household name in the equipment finance world. Fate details his formative years and the people who gave him a chance as well as a few ways he’s paid it forward to the next generation.... read more

Two Peas Create a Pod

Asking themselves “What would Abe do?” led Crit DeMent and Miles Herman to founding LEAF Commercial Capital. Chairman DeMent and CEO Miles explore their excitement and optimism for the equipment finance industry and how they are optimizing opportunities to grow LEAF in this dynamic sector.... read more

Dedicated to Hard Work: How Kropschot Became an M&A Guru

Bruce Kropschot shares the story of how he got his start in the equipment finance industry, how the City of Brotherly Love and Monitor played a pivotal role in his success and how relationships and hard work helped him close more than 200 mergers and acquisitions in his 51-year equipment finance career.... read more

Straightforward Success: Stephenson’s Vantage Point

Bill Stephenson, CEO of PEAC Solutions, reflects on his legacy in the equipment finance industry, from those who aided him in his rise to success to those who will oversee the next era of transformation and growth. With an accomplished career and track record of success, Stephenson remains at the heart of change and says the next disruption to the equipment finance industry is already here. ... read more

Leading with a Purpose: Patel Emphasizes the Importance of Curiosity

As head of equipment finance at Wells Fargo, Amrita Patel’s strong history of achieving outstanding results propels her forward as she creates her own path and makes a name for herself as a leader. ... read more

Monitor 50th Anniversary: A Letter from the Publisher

Lisa Rafter, Publisher of the Monitor, shares her unique perspective of watching the equipment finance industry grow throughout the years since she started at Monitor and eventually became its publisher. ... read more

Independent Roundtable – Time to Be Nimble: How Independents Are Navigating the Leadup to Recession

In a rising rate environment on the verge of a recession, independent equipment finance companies are conquering challenges and finding opportunities. Monitor spoke with leaders from several independents to get an inside look at their approach and expectations for 2023. ... read more

When Giving Becomes Contagious: The Equipment Finance Industry’s Power to Give Back

The equipment finance industry can do more than negotiate deals and write checks; it can also drive positive change for all of society. The National Equipment Finance Association is doing its part to lead the charge. ... read more

Shooting for ‘Kryptonite-Proof’ Innovation: An Interview with Jennifer Martin

Team behavior is a critical enabler of successful innovation. Jennifer Martin of Key Equipment Finance spoke with Deborah Reuben about her work in youth basketball and how it has illuminated important professional parallels for her work leading teams at a professional level. ... read more

Tipping the Scales: eVTOLs: Recent FAA Certification Activity and an International Perspective for an Emerging Unicorn Technology

In part two of a series, Shari B. Domow Bacsardi, Dillon A. Redding and Alexander R. Lowitt explore substantive updates to the Federal Aviation Administration’s intended Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOLs) certification process.... read more

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