Software is often the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of remote collaboration, but technology should be the last item on your list. Peter Haug, Deborah Reuben and Mark Tomaselli explain why changing your mindset, placing people first and becoming an effective facilitator are the first steps toward effectively collaborating from a distance. ... read more
Kenneth P. Weinberg goes over the complicated details of cross-collateralization for equipment leasing and finance transactions with the hopes of helping those engaged in this practice to see the right solution more clearly. ... read more
Bitcoin has become more than just a buzzword in the financial services world and brokers and other independent companies need to earnestly explore the idea of accepting this newer form of currency. ... read more
The cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hover. Although the Delta variant threatens to exacerbate existing obstacles and introduce new challenges, the leaders of three Monitor 101+ companies also see many opportunities in the next year ahead. ... read more
Innovation is one of the hottest topics in equipment finance and how well industry participants adopt forward-thinking strategies will determine the future of the space. Sean Scampton of Leasepath explains how technology infrastructure and company culture are two areas most primed for innovation (and disruption) in equipment finance. ... read more
Paul Bent of The Alta Group provides a somewhat snarky explainer on new and expanding financial disclosure regulations in the state of California and what they’ll mean for the equipment finance and leasing industry at large. ... read more
As the Delta variant threatens to prolong the COVID-19 pandemic era, Monitor asked leaders from four Monitor 100 companies to provide advice for smaller equipment finance players that will help them create resilient portfolios.... read more
As the U.S. economy returns to some semblancy of normal as COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to rise, there will also be a return to more aggressive M&A activity in the equipment finance industry. In fact, according to Chris Hemler of Hovde Group, the market is shaping up to be more active than it’s been since before the Great Recession. ... read more
Monitor 100 2021
string(13) " Rick Remiker"
string(41) "Vice Chairman, Equipment Finance Advisors"
string(14) "The Alta Group"
The relationship between an equipment finance business and its bank parent isn’t always easy, but Rick Remiker believes the relationship can becoming rewarding by asking three simple questions. ... read more
What can a credit manager do when reliable methods to measure risk fall short in an anomaly economy? Monitor checks in with three credit leaders who underscore the importance of tried-and-true fundamentals such as truly knowing a customer, diversifying equipment types and effectively managing the credit quality of your portfolio. ... read more
Before we jump back to normal, the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic present an opportunity to create something even better. Monitor sat down with leaders in communications and operations and a CFO to learn about how the biggest takeaways from their pandemic experiences are influencing their future strategies. ... read more
Working from home has become the norm for a large portion of the U.S. population over the last 16 months. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to (hopefully) subside, companies now need to determine what the future of the workplace looks like. ... read more
How would the equipment finance industry look if NextGen leaders were running the show? In part two of a series, several NextGen leaders share the priorities that would top their lists as CEO and provide advice for the old guard on how to build the most diverse and inclusive leadership bench.... read more
The leaders of five top equipment finance companies have a conversation with Eric McGriff, founder and president of Pinnacle Advisory Services, regarding their respective leadership challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have emerged on the back-end of the crisis.... read more
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is evident in this year’s Monitor 100. Although net assets and volume declined year over year, forecasts predict a full recovery by year-end, with portfolios and originations expected to increase 5.3% and 10.8%, respectively. Despite a tumultuous year, John Deere Financial claimed the volume crown and rose to runner-up in the portfolio ranking. ... read more
Founder & CEO,
Wingspire Equipment Finance
When Liberty Commercial Finance launched in early 2017, it was founded with a vision of putting the needs of customers, employees and investors first. The idea was to create the type of organization that customers would repeatedly trust with their finance needs, employees would want to stay and grow with, and investors would want to continue to reinvest as the business grew.