Winning for the Right Reasons: Craig Dahl’s Recipe for Long-Term Success

In an achievement unmatched by most equipment finance executives, Craig R. Dahl has been appointed president of TCF Financial Corporation. In this exclusive Monitor interview, Dahl shares the keys to TCF’s success: engaged leadership, strong risk management, a rigorous control process, as well as recruiting — and retaining — a winning team.... read more

Actualizing the Tool of Technology: Enhancing Customer Experience, Processes and Compliance

Monitor caught up with the leaders of five technology software companies to explore solutions to the resounding goal of this year’s Bank 50 participants: How to improve technology to enhance customer experience, create internal efficiencies and ease the burden of increased regulatory and compliance requirements.... read more

Technology, Data and Services: The Trifecta of Marketplace Lending

Orchard Platform co-founder and CFO Angela Ceresnie explores marketplace lending — the trifecta of technology, data and services. She believes this new model can provide improved stability, fairness and greater resiliency for borrowers and lenders alike.... read more

Ready for the Next Downturn … Diligent Credit and Risk Managers Worry

Monitor contributor, Susan Carol, reports on the ELFA’s Credit and Collection Conference where credit and risk managers remain confident when it comes to compliance and fundamental practices as they prepare for the next inevitable downturn.... read more

Uniform Voidable Transactions Act — Coming to Your State Soon?

Leslie Ann Hawes examines the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act — the proposed new name for the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act — and outlines the Uniform Law Commission’s proposed amendments as well as implications posed for creditors.... read more

Equipment-Backed ABS – Footprint Expanding to Encompass New Players

Sergey Moiseenko and Chuck Weilamann of DBRS take a look at trends in the U.S. equipment ABS market, including private equity investment and the rise of smaller specialty originators. They caution that oil price uncertainty could play a role in the months to come.... read more

New FASB Rules to be Issued by Year End — Timeline, Disclosures and Transition

Bill Bosco provides an update on recent activity of the FASB, including changes to disclosure requirements, compliance relief measures as well as transitions for both lessors and lessees as they relate to various lease scenarios.... read more

Partnership in the Trenches: It Pays to Pick a Lender With Sector Expertise

In a marketplace flush with borrowing options, a lender with sector expertise stands above the shoulders of generalists. Eric Miller, group head and managing director of CIT Capital Equipment Finance, examines the worthy approach of seasoned lenders — those who know the ins and outs of an asset class while understanding the importance of cyclicality and flexibility.... read more

Brick by Brick: Belcastro Lays a Solid Foundation at Santander

Santander Bank has entered the corporate equipment finance arena with a #84 ranking in the Monitor 100. This is only the beginning for newly appointed Group Head Vincent Belcastro, who plans to build a best-in-class equipment finance operation that will stand the test of time.... read more

Seizing New Opportunities: SunTrust Realigns Equipment Finance Group

Monitor contributor Daniel Casciato catches up with Paul Severn, who talks about creating a culture of change as SunTrust’s Equipment Finance Group transitioned from a standalone business to one of many financial products available to SunTrust customers.... read more

Changing Times: Disrupting Today, Transforming Tomorrow

As HP evolves from a technology company into two Fortune 500 companies, Irv Rothman, president and CEO of HP Financial Services, takes a look at the unique ability of a captive financing provider to help accelerate business transformation.... read more

Shifting to the Direct Channel: Drury Leads MB Equipment Finance into the Middle Market

As he takes the reins from industry legend Ed Dahlka, newly appointed president of MB Equipment Finance David M. Drury discusses his vision for the company formerly known as Cole Taylor Equipment Finance. He looks back on the 12 years he spent with GE Capital and envisions what the future may hold for the industry when the “800 pound gorilla” is gone for good.... read more

GE Capital: The House that Jack Built

In the Monitor 100 issue, mystery writer Dexter Van Dango takes a look at the planned divestiture of GE Capital, examining the financial division’s rise from an appliance financing option to a systematically important entity, and gives his best guess as to what may lie on the hazy road ahead.... read more

VFG’s Eimers: Breaking Out of the Black Box

In a Q&A with monitordaily, Conrad J. Eimers, president and COO of Vision Financial Group (VFG), discusses the out-of-the box approach he takes when bringing on new customers, moving into new industries and financing new types of equipment.... read more

Prospector on Deck: Come to the Plate Prepared to Avoid Striking Out

As baseball season gets into full swing, Linda Kester compares prospecting to America’s favorite pastime. She says leasing professionals who prepare a great opening statement, listen carefully and ask important questions will close more deals. There are many ways to score in baseball and in leasing, but preparation is vital.... read more

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