Tony Lamm is managing partner of The Lamm Group and has more than 25 years of experience in secured lending including equipment leasing and asset-based finance, loan workouts, bankruptcy and litigation.
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.
Signature Financial, National Franchise Finance Manager
John Black is a franchise financing expert with 33 years of industry-related experience. As national franchise finance manager for Signature Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of Signature Bank, Black handles loan origination, strategy and direction of Signature Financial’s franchise finance business.
K. Bill Dost is president of D&D Leasing, a global equipment leasing and finance provider to small businesses and entrepreneurial companies. He is a Toronto Chapter board member in the Entrepreneurs Organization, an international group based in Alexandria, VA; a board member of the Finance and Lease Association; and he is also active in the European Leasing Foundation and other industry trade groups serving brokers and asset finance companies.
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.
Melisa Carter, marketing director for The Alta Group, has enjoyed a 35-year career in the equipment finance industry, focusing on new market and product development, as well as strategic marketing in North America and abroad. Melisa provides counsel to Alta clients in each of the firm’s core practice areas. Her extensive knowledge of the equipment finance industry and proven ability to craft and implement effective market and product development strategies enables organizations to achieve strategic growth and profitability goals.
Steven E. Byrnes, a principal of Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc., manages the global consultancy’s Diversified Lending subject matter resources. Byrnes is a results-oriented leader with three decades of proven experience in technology, finance and operations. He has been involved in transformation initiatives for more than 50 of the largest global lending and leasing institutions, helping organizations deliver capabilities focused on strategic objectives including long-term efficiencies and profitable expansion.
Scott Mishoe is Vice President of Financial Services with AmeriQuest Transportation Services. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the transportation finance industry, with previous positions with Amerit Fleet Solutions, Fleet Advantage, PHH FirstFleet, LeasePlan and Ryder.
Financial Institutions Group, Houlihan Lokey, Managing Director
Time Stute is a managing director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Institutions Group. He has 15 years of experience providing capital markets and M&A advisory services to the financial institutions sector, with a particular emphasis on the specialty finance industry, including equipment leasing companies, asset-based lenders, accounts receivable factoring companies and non-mortgage consumer lenders.