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Focus on Positive Customer Journeys

Falcon Leasing’s rewarding company culture and employee satisfaction have nurtured tremendous growth through its responsive, personalized customer service, teamwork and a multichannel origination strategy.... read more

Strengthening Your Digital Strategy for Sustained Recession Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused dramatic shifts in the way many equipment finance companies do business, making digital strategy more important than ever. Vladimir Kovacevic discusses how to identify your company’s areas of need, merge antiquated systems, strengthen digital solutions and plan for recovery.... read more

Building Strong TPO Relationships

Paul Fogle utilized his background in commercial lending to bring Quality Leasing into the national marketplace and increase the company portfolio from $20 million to $160 million in eight years. ... read more

Trusted Diversification

Since assuming the role of CEO in 2018, David Lee and his management team have drastically shifted the originations at North Mill Equipment Finance (NMEF) from $2 million to $3 million per month to $15 million per month in funded volume. ... read more

The Entrepreneurs Are Alive and Well

Most high growth equipment finance companies have one thing in common: leaders with the vision and drive to achieve great results. Guest Editor Chris Enbom shares the stories of three entrepreneurs who, respectively, led an independent, a captive and a bank affiliate to success in the inaugural Monitor 101+ ranking. ... read more

Impact Players Enter the Limelight

Most of the time, Monitor talks with top leadership about a company’s achievements. Time and time again, these leaders attribute success to their people. This year, we asked the Monitor 100 companies to nominate an impact player who played a critical role in advancing the company. We celebrate five of these MVPs in this special feature. ... read more

COMPARING THE IMPACT: How Does COVID-19 Measure Up to Past Historical Events?

The effects of COVID-19 continue to unfold as virus cases spike throughout the U.S. How does the current economic climate compare with the crises of the past? Dexter Van Dango compares our current plight to the influenza pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression and the Great Recession. ... read more

Never Stop Innovating

After a fortuitous stumble into equipment finance, Scott McClain built a rewarding career through industry exploration and relationship development. McClain’s passion for smart growth has earned IBERIA a spot on the Monitor 100 and a recently closed merger with First Horizon Bank.... read more

Grappling with Equipment Finance’s Lack of Black Representation

As the United States reckons with its long history of racial injustice against Black citizens, the overwhelmingly white equipment finance industry must take a look at its own shortcomings in creating opportunities for Black people. ... read more

Positioning Teams for Success

Robert Cobleigh leads Peapack Capital with a focus on coaching people to bring out their best. His passion for playing to individual strengths is a driving force behind the company’s growth and placement in the Monitor 100. ... read more

Monitor 100 Companies On a Mission to Give Back

In this year’s surveys, Monitor posed a new question about philanthropic activity. Guest editor Tawnya Stone checks in with three of the top equipment finance companies that have created a purposeful strategy to serve their communities. ... read more

Education for the People

For 18 years, Mary Smith has challenged the Highland Capital team to reach new heights. Her passion to mentor, educate and innovate has yielded significant company growth and a spot in the Monitor 100.... read more

LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHIES: A Conversation with Eight Top Executives

What does it take to lead one of the top companies in the equipment finance industry? Guest Editor Bill Verhelle sits down with the leaders of several successful Monitor 100 companies to talk about their approaches to leadership and how they are guiding their teams through the COVID-19 pandemic.... read more

THE 2020 MONITOR 100: Relevance Revisited

For the U.S. economy and the equipment finance industry that provides capital for fixed assets, 2019 may seem like a generation ago. Industry leadership faced the multifaceted fallout from the ongoing COVID pandemic. When we emerge on the other side of this crisis — immunized and with masks off — we will be looking upon the scattered remains of an unprecedented perfect-storm set of circumstances.... read more

Passion for Team Building

Ken Walters put a five-year plan together when Investors Bank acquired his team and its portfolio from EverBank in 2018. In two years, his team has exceeded those initial goals and earned a spot in the Monitor 100. ... read more

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