Dexter Van Dango is a pen name for a real person who is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in the equipment leasing industry. A self-described portly, middle-aged, graying, balding leasing guy in the twilight of a mediocre career, Van Dango will provide occasional insight from the front lines via Monitor.
Dale Tower is Vice President, Remarketing, Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation industry. His primary focus is on the development and growth of Remarketing services, which provides Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest) and NationaLease members with a value-added service that frees them of the responsibility of selling their used trucks while obtaining higher gains. Dale previously held executive roles at TEAM Vehicle Sales, Budget Rent-a-Car, and Ryder System, Inc. Dale attended BYU- Idaho.
AmeriQuest Transportation Services, Director of Fleet Planning Services
Frank Bussone, CTP, is vice president of Data Science and Analytics, Capital Equipment Solutions at Corcentric. He has more than 20 years’ experience in business analytics and business intelligence. In his role, Bussone works with the data associated with fleet operations in an effort to find efficient and lower cost solutions for truck fleets across the country. He earned his graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Transportation Professional designated by the National Private Truck Council. His office is in Coral Springs, FL.
Katie Emmel serves as Chief Operating Officer at IDS where she is responsible for overall product strategy and global professional services. With over 30 years of equipment and asset finance domain experience, Ms. Emmel has led the build out and implementation of industry leading asset finance technology being leveraged by some of the world’s largest financial institutions. She has led the company’s push into the cloud with the 2018 release of IDScloud. In addition to her responsibilities at IDS, Ms. Emmel gives back to the equipment and asset finance community through her volunteer work with the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation.
Paul Burnham is the CEO of El Dorado Commercial Finance, a provider of leasing, working capital and financing diversification services. He is also the current president of the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.