2021 Monitor NextGen Profile: Mikki Henkelman

by Vol. 48 No. 3 2021

Mikki Henkelman,
Credit Manager,
Oakmont Capital Services

Mikki Henkelman is the credit manager at Oakmont Capital Services, where she oversees the credit process, policy and procedures; contributes to the regulation of risk parameters; and manages some partner relationships. Henkelman has 14 years of experience in the equipment finance industry, primarily focusing on underwriting, syndications and operations.

“I am very fortunate to be surrounded by great leaders who inspire, challenge and provide me with opportunities to better myself, my team and our company,” Henkelman says. “As I have grown within this industry, I have always strived to be a leader that I would want to follow. I am a firm believer that strong leadership will provide a team with the support they need and challenges to help them excel. Leaders who can do this not only empower their employees, but the entire organization reaps the benefits. Positivity is infectious; surrounding yourself with people who celebrate your success as much as their own is inspiring.”

Henkelman’s professional mission is to empower people, encourage growth and education and be a positive example to others in the industry.

“I love the sense of urgency, the commitment and the genuine pride in what we do,” Henkelman says. “Our industry is constantly evolving with different processes, products and creative new ideas, allowing us to better serve our employees, partners and customers. I think this is why people often joke that once you enter this industry, you never want to leave.”

Henkelman earned her Certified Lease & Finance Professional designation in 2016 and recently joined the CLFP Recertification Committee. She supports this certification, as it helps finance professionals attain a better understanding of the intricacies of the equipment finance industry and all it has to offer.

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