Senior Vice President of Operations, Commercial Equipment Leasing, Hanmi Bank Certified Lease & Finance Professional Member, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Member, National Equipment Finance Association
Jaimie Haver credits much of her professional success to finding the right people to mentor her in the equipment finance industry – the managers who saw something in her that could be impactful as well as the silent leaders whom she observed and emulated. Haver also recognizes multiple people who contributed to her desire to serve the industry in any way that added value. She pushes herself to continue learning from up-and-coming professionals, peers and veterans who have made the leasing industry what it is today.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE:
“I am inspired by the growing number of women at the head of the table. I genuinely believe women are terrific at bringing varied personalities together and fostering environments for collaboration. I imagine a more altruistic future where we implement better practices and support each other’s growth.”
In her current position at Hanmi Bank, Haver has developed a reputation for decisiveness, consistency and rule-following, earning the nickname “Muther Funder” from colleagues and often receiving e-mails with the subject line “What would the Muther Funder do?” This open line of communication between Haver and her team enables her to not only share her experiences but also learn from others and course-correct when needed.
Haver seeks out ways to improve her own performance while also looking to improve the industry overall, believing it is essential for equipment finance businesses to self-police and enforce better practices to reduce predatory or deceptive acts. A failure to do so, she says, can affect a customer’s ability to fulfill an obligation or create unnecessary challenges for banks to collect.
Haver is an active participant in several organizations both within and outside the industry. She serves on both the ELFA Women’s Council and the sub-committee for the ELFA Women in Leadership Mentoring Program and is a proud promoter of the CLFP designation. She also serves on the board of the Blind Children’s Learning Center in Tustin, CA. “Jaimie’s interpersonal skills, deep knowledge of the industry and strong work ethic really differentiate her from her peers. Under Jaimie’s management, Operations has been able to streamline processes, improving efficiencies by reducing re-work and improve funding turnaround time. She is committed to quality, control and accuracy to ensure compliance with bank policies and industry regulations,” says Maggie Holly, Hanmi Bank credit manager. “She has a true gift for building relationships with customers who have varied personalities and different backgrounds and is an exceptional advocate for the bank. Her motto is ‘Do what we say we will do,’ and this is exactly why customers trust and rely on her.”
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