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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

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Building AI Capability from the Ground Up

In magazine articles and summits, the equipment leasing and finance industry has begun to move beyond a discussion of emerging technologies and onto practical implementation. John Hurt interviews Fusemachines founder Sameer Maskey and examines how companies can take on what can often seem like a daunting task when they decide to integrate new technologies into their platforms.... read more

Building Blocks: How BlocLedger Plans to Bring Blockchain to Equipment Financing

Blockchain is a hot topic in the financial world, but most companies are still trying to decipher how it will help their businesses. BlocLedger’s Al Brandt explains the current state of blockchain and explores the ways his company plans to bring the equipment financing industry on board.... read more

Eliminate Outsourcing Angst: Two Vital Steps to Effective Third-Party Engagement

Engaging professional service providers is common in the equipment finance and leasing industry, but as the capabilities of these firms have expanded, the decision to outsource has become more complex. Monitor assembled a panel of experts who discuss the two vital steps of third-party engagement: deciding if a project should be outsourced and choosing the right provider. ... read more

The Only Speed Fast Enough is Instant: Takeaways from the 2019 CEMC Fintech Innovation Summit

Sometimes, the best source of inspiration comes from an outside perspective. At this year’s CEMC Fintech Innovation Summit, held this past June in California, attendees heard from a diverse array of speakers that offered unique viewpoints and lessons that could be applied back to the equipment financing industry.... read more

The Long View: A Q&A with the Top Banks in Equipment Finance

The participants in our Q&A represent some of the biggest banks in equipment finance, which fund everything from agriculture to healthcare services and anything in between. Bill Mayer, Joe Pucci, Mike Romanowski and Tom Rutherford offer their viewpoints on 2019 so far and their outlook on the months and years ahead.... read more

Ever Upward: The Bank 50 Continues its Steady Climb

In a remarkable year in which the Monitor 100 companies blew past the $500 billion-dollar mark in net assets, Monitor’s Bank 50 followed suit with a solid 5.5% in annual net asset growth. Banc of America Leasing retained its perennial position as No. 1 in net assets, but thanks to a 7.1% year-over-year increase in new business volume Wells Fargo Equipment Finance came through to steal the originations crown.... read more

Monitor 100 Executive Profiles: Part Two

As part of the expanded Monitor 100 this year, Monitor profiled five executives representing a vast range of companies on the list, each offering their own unique perspective on the industry and the growth of the business.... read more

Monitor 100 Executive Profiles: Part One

As part of the expanded Monitor 100 this year, Monitor profiled five executives representing a vast range of companies on the list, each offering their own unique perspective on the industry and the growth of the business.... read more

Orion’s Fifth Annual Small Business Lending Forum

Orion First Financial held its fifth annual Small Business Lending Forum (SBLF) on July 22, 2019 in Denver. Participants included 93 attendees from small business lenders, lessors and service providers across the country. ... read more

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