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What’s Next in Equipment Finance’s Digital Journey?

The first decade or so of digital transformation in equipment leasing and financing companies has happened in bespoke fits and starts. But as that work continues into the next ten years, digital coordination with vendors and different industry partners will become even more important.... read more

At the Crossroads of a Slowing Economy

Carl Chrappa discusses falling equipment prices and 2020 predictions with a note of optimism: this too shall pass for companies that prepare. We have enjoyed historic growth in the economy and its resulting benefits for nearly a decade. Equipment sales and production have accordingly ramped up. Low interest rates have also helped. However, faced with the fallout from tariff disputes, geopolitical issues, a potentially hard Brexit and a dysfunctional U.S. Congress, this may be coming to an end. ... read more

Through a New Lens: Building a Diverse Business, an Interview with Kara Sammet, PH. D

Kara Sammet of Gender Lenz provides advice on how companies can better diversify and amplify voices that still struggle to be heard in a changing industry.... read more

Sharing the Spotlight Equipment Finance’s Journey Toward Gender Equity

Recent initiatives, like the ELFA Women’s Council, have made great strides toward achieving gender equity in equipment finance, but we’re not there yet. Six influential women share their thoughts on the work that lies ahead. ... read more

Say You Want a Revolution

On November 6, nearly 100 equipment finance and leasing professionals came together at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia for Monitor’s inaugural conference, Equipment Finance Disrupted+.... read more

Financing Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Rob Hoysgaard from Corcentric discusses financing alternative fuel vehicles. Financing the latest round of technological innovation is following the historic pattern of financing any new technology.... read more

A New Subchapter for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) — which was recently signed into law and is set to take effect on February 20, 2020 — stands among the most significant amendments to the United States Bankruptcy Code in more than a decade. Prepare to confront new procedures, new issues and an entirely new subchapter V to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The SBRA portends a shift in small business bankruptcy practice.... read more

Independents: The Innovators of Today & Tomorrow

The size and market share of independent finance and leasing firms will fluctuate with the economic cycle, but the sector will always play an important role in the industry. Our industry’s $1 trillion size combined with the wide variety of equipment users’ requirements, creates multiple segments and a plethora of opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to disrupt and innovate.... read more

The Evolution of an Independent

There has been a flurry of M&A activity recently as large banks and captives have snapped up successful independents. Dale Kluga, President, Providence Equipment Finance, (formerly of Cobra Capital) looks at his own journey from independent to bank-owned and asks other executives from independents and former independents about their own evolutionary experience.... read more

2019 ELFA Lease & Financial Accounting Conference: Lessons and Observations on Lease Accounting

Though companies have been preparing for ASC 842 and IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standards, for three years, it’s only in 2019 that they’ve started to go into effect. It’s therefore no surprise they dominated the conversation at the ELFA Lease and Finance Accounting Conference, held this past September in Chicago.... read more

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

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