Executive Profiles

Embracing a Bigger and Better Equipment Finance: Q&A with Eric Miller from Ansley Park Capital

Eric Miller shares his take on the current state of equipment finance and the mutually reliant relationship between banks and non-banks in the space. He outlines the go-to-market strategy of the new venture he is leading for Ares Capital Management, Ansley Park Capital, and provides his outlook on the future market composition of the industry. ... read more

Nine Common Traits of the Best Company Cultures

Does your company have a winning culture, or is there room for improvement? The leaders of companies selected for Monitor’s 2024 Best Companies list in the culture category share the traits that set their companies apart and discuss nine common themes inherent in the best company cultures.... read more

The Lifelong Learning Mindset: Leaders Shouldn’t Know Everything

Leaders of Monitor’s Best Companies in the Leadership category discuss how effective leaders contribute to the success and well-being of their teams, organizations and communities by fostering a positive and productive environment.... read more

Lytle Brings a New Perspective to Equipment Finance

As the first woman to lead the ELFA, Leigh Lytle brings a new voice and outlook to the industry. In an interview with Monitor, she identifies seven opportunities and challenges the equipment finance industry faces today and outlines the association’s goals to address them. ... read more

2023 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor’s fifth annual women in equipment finance list highlights notable women within the industry who have been nominated by our readers and hand-selected by Monitor’s staff and editorial board.... read more

Building Relationships: Bullen Outlines a New Strategy for Key Equipment Finance

Key Equipment Finance (KEF) is becoming laser focused on relationships. Peter Bullen, recently appointed EVP and group head, outlines a new strategy that will continue KEF’s role as a dominant force in equipment finance. ... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Kevin Hall – An Eye for Adaptation

Kevin Hall takes a practical approach to his role as vice president of capital markets at Mitsubishi HC Capital Canada, surrounding himself with a team of knowledgeable experts that have transformed the platform just three short years into his mandate. This year’s NextGen Icon Award goes to Hall for his current successes but also his untold future potential.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Bette Kerhoulas – Pioneering a Path for Women in Equipment Finance

Bette Kerhoulas was one of the first women to do many things in the equipmnent finance industry, and even as she transitions out of full-time work, she continues to inspire and encourage those around her as a pioneer for women in finance.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Miles Herman – Leading with a Drive for Growth and Change

Miles Herman, CEO of LEAF Commercial Capital, is best defined as a caring and encouraging leader who truly cares about his people and his clients, treating everyone around him like his own family. As this year’s Monitor Current Leader Icon, Herman shares his story of becoming the best leader he can be.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Don Campbell – At the Forefront of the Deal

Don Campbell, chief risk officer at Auxilior Capital Partners, is one of this year’s winners of Monitor’s 2023 Veteran Icon award. Campbell details his rise to success and the long journey to his current role while remembering pivotal mentors and doling out wisdom to aspiring leaders.... read more

2023 Monitor Icon: Bill Carey – Evolving Equipment Finance with Enthusiasm and Hard Work

Bill Carey, senior vice president and assistant general counsel at EverBank, a winner of one of Monitor’s 2023 Veteran Icon awards, credits numerous individuals, associations and experiences for shaping him into a successful attorney in the equipment finance industry who has created a lasting legacy.... read more

Monitor 101+ Executive Profile: John-Paul Smolenski – Leading with a Heart for Relationships

Leading effectively means leading by example and garnering trust in every relationship you have, according to John-Paul Smolenski, president of MMP Capital. Over the past 10 years, Smolenski has shaped his ideal leadership style; here, he shares his story with the Monitor.... read more

Monitor 101+ Executive Profile: Matthew Green – Green on Leading Today

Matthew Green, managing director and group head, Equipment Finance at CIBC Bank USA, has been in equipment finance for more than two decades. Embracing change and prioritizing customer satisfaction and risk mitigation equally, Green shares his knowledge on leadership.... read more

Monitor 101+ Executive Profile: Saurin Shah – The Right Time and the Right Team: Shah Turns Experience into Profit

Saurin Shah has had great opportunities throughout his career, all seized in the name of growth. After a list of successes, Shah built out the equipment finance side of MidCap and shares his story here.... read more

Monitor 101+ Executive Profile: Gary Cook – Building the Future with Hands-On Leadership

1st Equipment Finance began as a startup nearly two years ago with a team of strong leaders from executive vice president Gary Cook’s previous organization. Cook discusses his extensive career and leadership style that led him to this successful business and his outlook on the future.... read more

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