Lytle Brings a New Perspective to Equipment Finance

As the first woman to lead the ELFA, Leigh Lytle brings a new voice and outlook to the industry. In an interview with Monitor, she identifies seven opportunities and challenges the equipment finance industry faces today and outlines the association’s goals to address them. ... read more

Petta Reflects on 36 Years of Success at the ELFA

Ralph Petta, the outgoing president and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, sat down with Rita Garwood, editor-in-chief of Monitor, to share his perspective looking back on nearly four decades of success. Petta’s secret? A mixture of continuous learning perseverance, but also keeping an open mind.... read more

The Keys to Success: Advice from Prominent Women of Equipment Finance

What does it take to become a leader in a male-dominated industry? Nine top women of equipment finance share their ideas about how to make our industry more inviting to women, outline the keys to achieving success and provide advice to other women who seek to break through the glass ceiling.... read more

How Guaranteed are Your Guaranties?

Ken Greene examines a growing bankruptcy trend toward the release of non-debtor third parties despite the absence of consent from creditors. Using the Purdue Pharma case as an example, Greene illustrates why this trend is headed for the Supreme Court.... read more

CFO Chats: Improving Return on Invested Capital

In the third edition of CFO Chats, Bill Bosco outlines a conversation between a salesperson and a CFO who is working on a new task force to improve their company’s return on invested capital.... read more

Gen Z & Gen AI: Building the Future with the Future – An Interview with Marti Grimminck

Gen Z is approaching generative AI in a different way than other generations. In an interview with Deb Reuben, Marti Grimminck shares how Gen Z engages with emerging technology and how leaders can harness the perspectives of this younger generation to shape the future of their companies.... read more

2023 NEFA Recap: Forging Strong Community Connections

Chad Sluss provides an update on the activities of NEFA in 2023, highlighting key achievements and developments within the association and outlining ways that members of the equipment finance industry can get involved.... read more

The 2023 Bank 50 Continues to Expand Portfolios and Originations

Monitor’s Bank 50 remained resilient in 2022, reporting an 8.6% increase in net assets and a 10.2% upswing in originations. Most banks anticipated a continued trajectory of growth to year-end 2023 — whether they can accomplish this feat remains to be seen.... read more

Five AI Takeaways from the 2023 ELFA Annual Convention

AI was the topic at this year’s ELFA annual convention. Here are five takeaways Scott Nelson, president and CDO of Tamarack Technology, gleaned from the presentations and discussions at the convention.... read more

Is Fraud Preventable? You Bet! A User’s Guide

Many methods of common fraud can be prevented through training, vigilance and common sense. Paul Bent and Gary LoMonaco outline how to spot various types of fraud and stress, the importance of staying aware and sounding the alarm if something seems off.... read more

62nd ELFA Convention: A 360 View of Equipment Finance

The Future 360 theme was fitting for this year’s ELFA Convention. From the retirement of Ralph Petta to the announcement of his successor, Leigh Lytle, coupled with presentations on the implications of AI in equipment finance and the world at large, the event focused on what’s to come — and how to prepare for it.... read more

Be Curious, Stay Active: Nine Tips for Women to Excel in Equipment Finance

Ellen Comeaux offers advice to women based on the wisdom she has gleaned from more than 30 years in the industry. Comeaux believes equipment finance holds endless opportunity for those who are hungry to learn, curious about what drives people and unafraid to take action.... read more

2023 Women in EF Editor’s Letter

Michelle Speranza, CLFP, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at LEAF Commercial Capital joined Monitor’s Editor-in-Chief, Rita Garwood, to welcome the fifth annual Women in Equipment Finance issue. ... read more

2023 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor’s fifth annual women in equipment finance list highlights notable women within the industry who have been nominated by our readers and hand-selected by Monitor’s staff and editorial board.... read more

Building Relationships: Bullen Outlines a New Strategy for Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance (KEF) is becoming laser focused on relationships. Peter Bullen, recently appointed EVP and group head, outlines a new strategy that will continue KEF’s role as a dominant force in equipment finance. ... read more

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