Craig is co-founder and managing director of AvRisk. He has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience in aerospace, information technology, insurance and manufacturing. His corporate career includes senior executive roles at a number of large and mid-size companies including: Honeywell International, Rockwell International, Williams International, Raytheon, Federal Signal Corporation, and Progressive Insurance. Craig has also been CEO of a number of start-up companies including: Craig Research, BELIEVEin, Stratos Aircraft, ECCO Systems, and AvRisk. Early in his career Alex was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Alex holds a BS Degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a MBA Degree from Wayne State University. Alex is an active pilot and holds Air Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Alex is a certified Lean & Six Sigma Greenbelt.
Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, L.C., vice president and shareholder
Andrew K. Alper is a vice president and shareholder with the law firm of Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato in Los Angeles. The firm specializes in representation of all lenders and secured creditors with a large concentration of clients in the equipment leasing and real and personal property secured transactions areas. Alper’s practice includes litigation, documentation, insolvency, transactional matters and all matters affecting lenders and lessors except for tax related matters.
Bill Bosco is the principal of Leasing 101, a lease consulting company. Bill has over 37 years of experience in the leasing industry. His areas of expertise are accounting, tax, financial analysis, structuring, pricing and training. Bosco has been on the ELFA accounting committee since 1988 and was chairman for 10 years. He is a frequent author and speaker on leasing topics. He has been selected to the FASB/IASB Lease Project working group. He can be reached at email@example.com, www.leasing-101.com or 914-522-3233.
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.
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.
Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, Vice President of Financial Services
Patrick Gaskins, Senior Vice President of Corcentric Fleet Solutions, oversees both sales and operations for fleet offerings. Gaskins has grown the fleet services area by implementing an asset management database and a data-driven approach to providing clients with visibility into all areas of their fleet spend. He joined Corcentric in 2010, bringing over 30 years of experience as a financial services professional in the transportation industry.
Samuel Oliva is the founder and CEO of Beacon Funding, an equipment leasing company for the past 27 years. Simultaneously, he has also served as a managing partner for ECS Financial Services for the past 39 years.