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 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.leasing-101.com or 914-522-3233.
The Alta Group, co-CEO & Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader
James (Jim) Jackson is co-CEO of The Alta Group and leader of its merger and acquisition advisory practice. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry and has served as a senior financial executive at MicroFinancial/ TimePayment, Deutsche Financial Services, AT&T Capital Corporation — Leasing Services and Signal Capital Corporation. He currently serves as board president of the National Equipment Finance Association.
Kenneth P. Weinberg is a Partner of Rimon, P.C. and practices in the area of commercial finance, focusing on equipment leasing, equipment finance and renewable energy project finance. He has penned Dispatches from the Trenches since 2002.
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.
Lisa A. Miller has worked in the equipment finance and ABL industry for nearly two decades. While senior marketing communications manager at Key Equipment Finance, she began writing executive by-lined articles for the Monitor. As a freelance writer, she continues to write for the Monitor, ABF Journal and other business and marketing publications. She resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.
AmeriQuest Business Services, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Joyce is executive vice president and chief financial officer of AmeriQuest Business Services. He has held those positions since 2006. Joyce previously served as chief financial officer of NationaLease Purchasing Corporation.
Jetmark Consulting, Inc. , Senior Consultant and CEO
Rick Bueti has worked in sales and sales management in the I/T leasing business for the past 25 years with companies including IBM Global Financing, HP Financial Services, Avnet and Unify. He is currently a senior consultant with his own firm, Jetmark Consulting, Inc.
Scott Thacker serves as CEO of Ivory Consulting and on the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association as well as its Financial Accounting Committee. He also serves as the co-director of the Research Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation.
Prior to joining Ivory Consulting, Thacker was a partner at Accenture responsible for creating and delivering management consulting and software solutions to the North American equipment leasing and asset finance industry. Previously, he held leadership positions with Oracle where he was instrumental in creating the company’s now widely used Oracle Lease and Finance Management application, and with American Airlines, where he was involved in executing aircraft, equipment, real estate leases and other financial transactions.
Sinéad Murphy, CLFP, is currently lease servicing manager at ECS Financial Services. Murphy has been with ECS for 18 years, with the past 12 years concentrated in the equipment leasing industry. Murphy works extensively with clients to service and manage their leasing portfolios and to assist in the development of procedures and practices aimed at increasing efficiency in the management of lease portfolios and related data. In addition, she has experience in personal property tax and sales tax compliance. Murphy is an active member in several leasing industry associations, including CLFP, NEFA and ELFA.