Alan Abergel

Law Offices of Alan Abergel P.C., Managing Attorney

Alan Abergel, Esq. is a managing attorney of the Law Offices of Alan Abergel, P.C. located in Los Angeles. His law practice areas include lending, financial services, California finance lenders licensing and compliance as well as other financial services licensing and compliance, regulatory compliance, administrative litigation, and corporate law. He can be reached directly by phone at 818-783-4645, or by e-mail at

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Bill Bosco

Leasing 101, Principal

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, or 914-522-3233.

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Carla Young Harrington

Susan Carol Associates Public Relations , Writer

Carla Young Harrington has written about the leasing industry for more than 20 years. She is a writer with Susan Carol Associates Public Relations (

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Dexter Van Dango

Equipment Leasing Industry, Senior Executive

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.

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Ibby Smith Stofer

Med One Capital, Content Writer

Ibby Smith-Stofer is the content writer and blogger for Med One Capital, which provides custom financial solutions for hospitals and healthcare facilities to obtain medical equipment. Her role at Med One is to create new and engaging content on many equipment finance and sales topics. Through her career she has developed customer-centric training on targeting, relationship development and transitioning the device sale from clinical focus to system wide C-suite engagement.

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Kenneth P. Weinberg

Rimon, P.C., Partner

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.

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Linda Kester

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

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Lisa Miller

Monitor Daily, Contributor

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.

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Mark Belec

Advanced Portfolio & Application Services, Founder

Mark A. Belec has been involved in leasing/finance since 1985. He was the first (1989) to develop asset/portfolio tools to systematically monitor risk based on prior case law. Belec has supported multiple lessors and spoken at various accounting, CFO, national and asset management conferences.

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Patrick Gaskins

Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, Senior Vice President Fleet Solutions

Patrick Gaskins, Senior Vice President Fleet Solutions at 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.

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Phil Tirino


Phil Tirino is a CPA licensed in New York and Florida. His background includes public accounting, corporate controllership and lease finance. He served on the NYS Society of CPA's Financial Accounting Standards Committee and its Finance and Leasing Companies Committee. He was listed in Marquis Who's Who in the East, and Marquis Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He lectured for the NYS Society of CPAs, the Foundation for Accounting Education, the World Trade Center and the American Association of Equipment Lessors. Some of his published articles include "The Anatomy of a Tax Shelter" and "Accounting For Leases". He has recently published a book and software system entitled PAMS-DCF.

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Rita Garwood

Monitor, Editor in Chief

Rita E. Garwood is editor in chief of Monitor.

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Samuel Oliva

ECS Financial, Managing Partner

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.

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Shari Lipski

ECS Financial, Principal

Shari L. Lipski is a Certified Lease and Finance Professional and a principal with ECS Financial Services, a 50+ year old CPA firm specializing in business outsource processing in the equipment lease, finance and banking sectors. Shari has been with ECS for 17 years, has been in the leasing industry since 1989 and has served on multiple boards and committees for the ELFA, EAEL, MAEL, CLFP, NEFA (UAEL) and NAELB.

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