The vendor finance world has been shaken up by many challenges over the last couple years, including supply chain shortages, inflation, the COVID-19 pandemic, a continually evolving market and increasing interest rates. Monitor spoke with vendor finance leaders to get some perspective on these unprecedented fluctuations.... read more
Independents have more freedom than their regulated counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they are immune to the fluctuations of the marketplace. In an exclusive Q&A with Monitor, leaders from Liberty Commercial Finance, GreatAmerica Financial Services, Financial Partners Group and Verdant Commercial Capital discuss how they’re navigating toward success in today’s environment.... read more
string(12) "Carl Chrappa"
string(53) "Senior Managing Director & Leader of Asset Management"
string(14) "The Alta Group"
Carl Chrappa of The Alta Group sits down with colleagues Ian Robertson from Europe and Juan Neil Dodds from Latin America to discuss the forces asset managers will face in 2022 across the globe, including supply chain disruption, inflation and secondary market considerations and the rapid development of technology.... read more
Equipment finance companies, for the most part, are only scratching the surface of innovating with digital technology. Leaders from several members of Monitor’s Most Innovative Companies list discuss how advancing the industry will require changing the way we think about and lead our businesses.... read more
Ellen Comeaux of TIAA Bank, Chris Craft of 1st Source Bank, David A. Normandin of Wintrust Specialty Finance and John Wolfe of M&T Bank sifted through the challenges and opportunities of 2021 to provide the bank perspective on the equipment finance industry. ... read more
Mike Applegate of TimeValue Software, Jay Mehra of Odessa and Ryan Pereira of TAO Solutions joined Monitor for a roundtable discussion about remote/hybrid working conditions, cyber security and what innovations the near-future may hold. ... read more
Paul Fogle of Quality Leasing, Terey Jennings of Financial Pacific Leasing and David Lee of North Mill Equipment Finance sit down for a roundtable discussion centered on brokers, providing insights into why they work with third-party originators and what it takes to be a top notch broker. ... read more
Working from home has become the norm for a large portion of the U.S. population over the last 16 months. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to (hopefully) subside, companies now need to determine what the future of the workplace looks like. ... read more
How would the equipment finance industry look if NextGen leaders were running the show? In part two of a series, several NextGen leaders share the priorities that would top their lists as CEO and provide advice for the old guard on how to build the most diverse and inclusive leadership bench.... read more
The leaders of five top equipment finance companies have a conversation with Eric McGriff, founder and president of Pinnacle Advisory Services, regarding their respective leadership challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have emerged on the back-end of the crisis.... read more
Leaders of three top private independents share the biggest challenges their companies faced in 2020 and discuss how their cost and access to capital fared over the last year. As the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic with pent-up demand and new infrastructure spending projects on the horizon, they agree 2021 looks bullish for the industry. ... read more
Monitor checks in with leaders from two banks that provide capital to equipment finance companies. They talk about the biggest challenges their clients faced in 2020 and what it takes to get a deal done in today’s environment. ... read more
The pace of technology adoption has accelerated over the last year, and what was once considered innovative has now become essential to staying competitive. Monitor checks in with three technology leaders about the mission critical technology of 2021. ... read more
Many equate innovation with technology, but the true source of meaningful change is a company’s culture. Monitor sits down with innovators from this year’s list who share how to build a culture of innovation. By creating an environment where diversity of thought is required, experimentation is encouraged, success is celebrated and failure is acknowledged, a company can challenge group think and embrace consistent improvement.... read more