Unmesh Pai, product management and strategy senior director at Oracle Financial Services, details the importance of embracing new forms of financial flexibility through technology. In this Monitor Exclusive, learn more about how servitization, the cloud and the Internet of Things can assist or improve your business model.... read more
As common as sales of fixed rate loans are, there isn’t a uniform way to determine their par value when sales occur on a non-scheduled payment date. Steve Williams offers up two effective methods — the two-loan method and the present value method — as a means to make these calculations. ... read more
Although ensuring your employees are producing at a high level is important, the standard methods of evaluating progress, namely the manager-led performance review, is going the way of the dinosaurs. Leslie Brown argues that employees need to take a more active role in the evaluation process and management must support them in doing so. ... read more
It’s no longer a question of if pay-per-use and as-a-service equipment management will catch on, it’s when it will become a dominant force in the industry. Ian Robertson, Nick Feasey and Tim Pearce outline why companies need to catch up with this ever-accelerating trend.... read more
Many financial institutions are already offering circular economy-themed financing — and reaping the benefits. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation expects that the circular economy’s role in mainstream financing will increase in coming years. The foundation created Circulytics, a tool that enables companies to measure their circular economy performance.... read more
The equipment finance industry is moving from a transactional approach to an as-a-service model. This shift provides an opportunity both to deepen relationships with customers and support the circular economy.... read more
The pace of technology adoption has accelerated over the last year, and what was once considered innovative has now become essential to staying competitive. Monitor checks in with three technology leaders about the mission critical technology of 2021. ... read more
Vol. 48 No. 1 2021
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string(26) "Board Member & Former CFO"
string(15) "Nexseer Capital"
Let’s face it, to the uninitiated, conversations about technology can sometimes sound like a long string of buzzwords. But understanding certain terms and implementing them will be vital to the continued success of equipment finance. With the help of our guest editors and several service providers, Monitor assembled a primer of essential technology terms. ... read more
Guest editors Deb Reuben and Denis Stypulkoski sat down with Rita Garwood for a fireside chat to launch Monitor’s very first innovation issue. This summary Q&A reviews key ideas for business leaders seeking to enhance agility, embrace disruption and avoid stagnation.... read more
Monitor caught up with Chad Sluss, the new executive director and CEO of the National Equipment Finance Association, to learn more about his background and the plans he has for the association in 2021 and beyond.... read more
Many equate innovation with technology, but the true source of meaningful change is a company’s culture. Monitor sits down with innovators from this year’s list who share how to build a culture of innovation. By creating an environment where diversity of thought is required, experimentation is encouraged, success is celebrated and failure is acknowledged, a company can challenge group think and embrace consistent improvement.... read more
Alliance Funding Group has set its sights on a path of accelerated growth. Monitor catches up with CEO Brij Patel and SVP Brent Hall to discuss the company’s plans to become one of the top 10 independents in equipment finance. ... read more
string(11) "Jeff Barron"
string(70) "Managing Director, Head of Leasing National Sales, Commercial Lending "
string(11) "The Bancorp"
As the AACFB celebrates its 30th Anniversary, Executive Director Monica Harper reflects on the association’s history and the women who took on challenges and assumed leadership roles to help shape it. ... read more
Chief Digital Officer,
The equipment finance industry “owns the invoice,” putting lessors at the nexus for helping customers connect among a growing list of sectors. Scott Nelson details the steps necessary for defining the good, the bad and the ugly for invoice methods and techniques.