Leader Insights

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

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

Disruptive Forces: Fintech, AI and the Power of Teamwork

Dexter Van Dango sees the future as a synthesis of the past and present as companies develop new technology to adapt some old-fashioned teamwork. He believes equipment finance and leasing companies should take advantage of not only collaborative work models but the agility fintechs and artificial intelligence will continue to offer them.... read more

Back to Basics: Credit Managers Benefit from Good Foundations

The last year has seen wild swings in markets even as many of the economic fundamentals remain strong. Looking to the year ahead, Chris Maudlin of Wintrust Specialty Finance and Mic Mount of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance both recommend credit managers stick to the tried and true, especially when faced with potential upheaval. ... read more

Global Equipment Finance Predictions for 2019

Annual predictions are always risky, especially given the nature of advance publication deadlines. But a few, brave equipment finance consultants have accepted the challenge. Consider their insights as helpful resources for planning purposes, but still works in progress.... read more

Riding into the Financial Future: The Next Five Years of Captive Financing

Consumption models are changing, and Kristine A. Snow says captive finance companies are poised to be the catalysts for cultural change. With an unwavering focus on the customer, she says captives will prosper as new technologies shift and redefine industries.... read more

Switchback Turns: Navigating Twists in the Trucking Industry

While 2017 was dominated by terrible weather, in 2018, trucking fleets had to spend more time navigating political storms in trade and policy, as well as address some of the industry’s long-term issues. Dan Clark, head of BMO Transportation Finance, explains how, despite the uncertainties, 2018 remained a solid year for trucking.... read more

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