Asset Management Practice Leader, North America, The Alta Group, Senior Managing Director
Carl C. Chrappa leads The Alta Group’s Asset Management Services practice, with more than 35 years of international experience in equipment trading, appraisals, litigation support, portfolio valuations and equipment management.
David Wiener, a managing director with The Alta Group, has been respected in the disciplines of sales, credit and capital markets/syndications within the equipment finance industry for more than 35 years. He is regarded as a leading authority on equipment finance data and demographics analysis.
Joe Sebik is a CPA who has worked in the equipment finance industry since 1980. Currently employed by Siemens Financial Services, he has worked for PwC, IBM Credit, Citicorp Global Equipment Finance, Chase Equipment Leasing and JPMorgan’s Tax-Oriented Investments group. His roles have spanned all aspects of equipment finance, from auditing to financial
reporting to transaction structuring and marketing to tax reporting. He has been on the ELFA’s Accounting Committee for more than 13 years and has been the chairman of the ELFA’s Federal Tax Committee since 2013. He has written extensively about the industry including numerous technical portfolios for Bloomberg/BNA on both lease accounting and the economics of equipment finance.
Equipment Finance, Construction Group, SVP & National Sales Manager
John Crum has worked in the construction equipment finance industry for the past 20 years, holding a variety of positions in sales and credit management. He joined Wells Fargo Equipment Finance in May 2006 and currently serves as national sales manager of its Construction Group,
overseeing originations activities in the U.S. and Canada.
Institute of Personal Development, Writer & Professional Speaker
Linda Kester is a bestselling author and professional speaker with 25 years of experience in leasing sales and marketing management. As founder of the Institute of Personal Development, Kester has helped hundreds of salespeople increase their volume. Her book, 366 Marketing Tips for Equipment Leasing, has produced results for leasing companies in the U.S., UK and Australia. For more information, visit lindakester.com.
The Alta Group is the leading global consultancy dedicated exclusively to the business of equipment leasing and asset finance. Since 1992, Alta has represented equipment leasing and finance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and service providers, offering management consulting and expertise in global market entry, vendor and captive finance, professional development, legal services, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, and digital business transformations.
Corcentric, Vice President of Sales, Capital Equipment Solutions
Tom Toton, vice president of Sales, Capital Equipment Solutions, brings nearly 40 years of extensive experience in the transportation industry to his role at Corcentric. He works with companies to determine a flexible, data-driven solution that is based on their operational and financial needs in order to optimize every asset.