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ELFA Innovation Roundtable: Bold Questions & Bringing Innovations to Life

The Innovation Advisory Council of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association presented a virtual Innovation Roundtable hosted by Deborah Reuben from TomorrowZone on Feb. 16. The Innovation Advisory Council, which initially began as a working group, is comprised of C-level... read more

Best Practices

Best Practices for Rolling Out New Tech: It’s Time to Prepare for the Future of Smart Work

In today’s dynamic and evolving world of work, the market does not simply suggest technology adoption — it demands it. The pursuit of organizational digital transformation presents new opportunities that have the potential to transform businesses and turn entire industries... read more


From Broker to Balance Sheet

Transitioning from a third-party originator (TPO) to closing deals on your own balance sheet can be a risky endeavor without the right tools, network and drive. Professionals within this industry make the switch for a multitude of reasons, sometimes meeting... read more

Company / Executive

Solving the Paradox: How to Prepare Your Business for Constant Transformation

Being faced with a paradox is usually an unenviable position, but not to John Hagel. A retired partner from Deloitte and former chair of the firm’s Center for the Edge (along with a laundry list of other titles across his... read more

Conference Coverage

ELFA Equity Forum: Creating Inclusion in Equipment Finance

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has been making major moves to address the subject of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) within the equipment finance industry. Recently, the ELFA hosted its first annual Equity Forum, a two-day conference in Washington,... read more


Doing the Work – DE&I: It All Starts with Leadership

What does diversity, equity and inclusion mean to you as a leader? Michael Baez: Diversity, equity and inclusion means equal opportunity with equal access based on an individual’s competency, performance and willingness and ability to grow and learn. For me,... read more


Staying Strong: Monitor’s Top Private Independents Rose to the Occasion in 2022

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Equipment Related

Tipping the Scales: eVTOLs: Unicorn Emerging Technology in the Aircraft Industry Faces an Uncertain Regulatory Future

Electric aircraft have the potential to usher in an exciting new era of travel. Electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOLs), a particular subset of electric aircraft, have recently emerged as the leading developing technology in the industry, with investment... read more

Expanding the Table

Making Tangible Differences: Expanding Opportunities for Women in Leadership

Our industry can and will benefit from having more women in leadership positions. Spaces that are inclusive of people from various backgrounds — gender, ethnicity, etc. — naturally culminate in a broader set of ideas, which gives companies more options... read more

Industry Related

All Quiet on the M&A Front: Macroeconomic Environment Puts Hold on Dealmaking in Early 2023

Last year was not a particularly active one for merger and acquisition activity in the equipment finance and leasing industry. Despite headline-grabbing deals between Eastern Funding and Macrolease, Wingspire Capital and the former Liberty Commercial Finance and Peoples Bank and... read more


2023 Most Innovative Companies

Monitor‘s third annual Most Innovative Companies list highlights individuals and companies who have pushed ahead in the categories of innovation, industry disruption, culture, reinvention and sustainability. INNOVATIVE INDIVIDUALS People who embody the spirit of innovation and infuse it within their... read more

Leader Insights

Independent Roundtable – Time to Be Nimble: How Independents Are Navigating the Leadup to Recession

What was the biggest challenge your company faced in 2022 and how did you overcome it? Steve Grosso, Auxilior Capital Partners: The rapid and unprecedented increase in interest rates and inflationary effects. The environment required disciplined asset/liability management and attention... read more

Lease Accounting

The Best Ways to Determine the Par Value of Fixed Rate Loans

Fixed rate loans are sold every day, yet when a loan is sold on a non-scheduled payment date, the methods used to determine its book or par value can vary widely. This is not a pricing issue but an issue... read more


Behind The Metrics: Closed Cases, Not Just New Filings, Are Key to Spotting Bankruptcy Trends

Bankruptcy filing statistics are important, but they only scratch the surface when it comes to assessing overall trends in the world of distressed businesses. Gregg Morin identifies some of the other metrics that matter and delves into what they’ve shown... read more


How Equipment Finance’s NextGen is Shifting the Industry’s Workplace Values

The 2022 Monitor NextGen leaders are all passionate, driven and innovative people. Monitor surveyed some of this year’s honorees so they could share their thoughts and opinions on company culture, their work experiences and what leadership qualities they deem important.... read more


A Friendly Farewell from Dexter Van Dango

As an early adopter of new technological innovations, I always saw myself at the forefront, the cutting edge, adopting the latest and greatest. But today I find myself mystified by some of the emerging technologies. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual... read more


Staying Strong: Monitor’s Top Private Independents Rose to the Occasion in 2022

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Cost of Doing Business: The Funding Source Perspective on a Turbulent Economy

How is the level of deal flow activity today versus what it was a year ago? If activity is higher, is it the result of more deal flow from existing sources or an increase in the number of origination sources,... read more

Sales/ Marketing

Driving Equipment Sales Growth Through Integrated Point-Of-Sale Financing

When our company first decided to expand from exclusively providing equipment rentals to also providing equipment financing, we struggled to generate interest and were surprised by the low volume of applications received. So, we did some market research in an... read more


“Moneyball Moments” in Equipment Finance

Prior to 2002, the business of baseball captured tremendous amounts of data and stats but was largely managed by intuition and gut feel. But that all changed when Billy Bean and Paul DePodesta introduced a data-based strategy to build the... read more

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