Angela Ceresnie is co-founder and CFO of Orchard Platform, a technology company that brings the transparency, diversification and scale of marketplace lending to a variety of global consumer and commercial asset classes.
Barry S. Marks is the Founding Shareholder with Marks & Associates, P.C. which addresses the needs of large and small equipment leasing and finance operations in a wide variety of transaction types. The firm has over 35 years of experience in documenting and enforcing financings for many types of equipment. Clients also include brokers, small leasing companies and lease originators as well as funding sources and lenders.
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.
Corcentric Fleet Solutions, Vice President of Technology and Data Analytics
Frank Bussone is vice president of technology and data analytics for Corcentric Fleet Solutions. He has spent more than 25 years providing business analytics and business intelligence to the transportation and real estate industries. For the past nine years, he has helped Corcentric customers find lower cost solutions for their truck fleets by working through the big data broadcasted from trucks.
Bussone is a certified transportation professional and received a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Florida Atlantic University. He has also received a data science with SQL and tableau certificate from Cornell University and a certificate of achievement in six sigma green belt from Villanova University.
Justin Tabone, SVP, leads originations for TIAA Bank’s vendor equipment financing team, which specializes in financing solutions for U.S. businesses originated through a select network of manufacturers, dealers, resellers and distributors, and is supported by private label and co-branded programs.
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.
Ryder, Director of Business Development, National Sales
Scott Mishoe is the director of Business Development for National Sales at Ryder. He has spent nearly 32 years in transportation leasing, maintenance, and life cycle cost management, and has been a Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) through the National Private Truck Council since 2001. Mishoe spent the early half of his career with Ryder, and from 1997-2014, he held sales and management positions with PHH First Fleet (now Element Financial), LeasePlan, Fleet Advantage, Amerit Fleet Solutions, and AmeriQuest. Mishoe's professional expertise touches on all areas of fleet finance, procurement, and operations efficiency in helping fleets benchmark their total cost of ownership against other alternatives.
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.
Sergey Moiseenko is a senior vice president with DBRS’s Global Structured Finance Group, primarily rating U.S. ABS transactions secured by commercial assets with a particular focus on securitizations backed by equipment financing contracts, marine container leases as well as a number of commercial esoteric assets.
Susan Carol is chief executive officer of Susan Carol Creative, a full-service multi-media communications firm that specializes in equipment leasing and finance, technology, and healthcare markets. Founded in 1989, the agency was incorporated as Susan Carol Associates Public Relations, Inc. in the state of Virginia.
Vernon Tirey, a 30-year veteran in enterprise automation solutions, is the co-founder and CEO of LeaseQ, a marketplace bringing automation and efficiency to small business borrowers looking to finance equipment to start and grow their businesses. LeaseQ’s proprietary cloud-based platform streamlines the equipment finance process for business borrowers, equipment sellers and equipment financial services companies.