Monitor Women’s List 2019: Tina Cartwright

by By Monitor Staff Nov/Dec 2019



Tina Cartwright, CLFP

Senior Vice President, IT and Operations, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Member, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Ops and Tech Board
Member, Monitor Editorial Board



Throughout her career, Tina Cartwright has held a variety of positions. She started in data entry, was promoted up through the underwriting department, and then spent nearly a decade working in the trenches of technology. In her current role with U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, she is responsible for the division’s information technology strategies, project management, source integration and professional development programs.


“I look forward to a time when diversity and inclusion abounds and where equality is accepted in all facets of life. I envision a future where empowerment and influence are balanced among young professionals, where everyone has a voice, women and men alike.”

She has had the opportunity to lead several pivotal initiatives, including credit scoring automation and client system integrations. Most recently, Cartwright oversaw a complex core ERP system upgrade, allowing the organization to stay a step ahead in creating operational efficiencies and assuring client needs are met.

Cartwright has also been instrumental in foundational programs, which have helped shape the culture of the organization, as well as elevate the talent. Her leadership and support of the client advocacy program has fostered an environment of enriched internal partnerships, inspiring teams to focus on and champion for clients’ success.

When it comes to the success and growth of others, Cartwright’s ongoing support of existing leadership programs, creation of new programs for informal leaders and the introduction of tangible ways to navigate change management and emotional intelligence to the organization are a testament to her commitment of making an impact. She is not afraid to challenge the status quo and is relentless in looking for ways to stretch her teams and herself. It is not unusual to find her asking the tough questions, such as “How can we transition our teams into a paperless environment?” She is respected for her grassroots approach to building trust and credibility and is recognized for her tenacious leadership and creative problem-solving.

Cartwright enjoys engaging with industry peers and paying forward her passion for empowering others, serving on the ELFA Ops and Tech board and the ELFA survey committee.

“Tina is an extremely knowledgeable leader who has a wide variety of experience in technology and operations. Her influence in the equipment finance business puts her in contact with our customers to provide effective solutions to complex business problems. This interaction has a direct correlation to reputation, satisfaction and customer profitability within U.S. Bank,” says Anthony Cracchiolo, president and CEO of U.S. Bank Equipment Finance. “She is a reliable, effective and critical member of the management team who consistently contributes to the positive performance of the organization.”

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