Executive Profiles

Positioning Teams for Success

Robert Cobleigh leads Peapack Capital with a focus on coaching people to bring out their best. His passion for playing to individual strengths is a driving force behind the company’s growth and placement in the Monitor 100. ... read more

Education for the People

For 18 years, Mary Smith has challenged the Highland Capital team to reach new heights. Her passion to mentor, educate and innovate has yielded significant company growth and a spot in the Monitor 100.... read more

Passion for Team Building

Ken Walters put a five-year plan together when Investors Bank acquired his team and its portfolio from EverBank in 2018. In two years, his team has exceeded those initial goals and earned a spot in the Monitor 100. ... read more

Equipping Clients for Success

With over three decades of industry experience and a life-long appreciation for equipment, Sam Smith and the Customers Commercial Finance team have combined true relationship lending with vertical industry expertise to increase growth and rank in the Monitor 100.... read more

Focusing on the New Normal, While Transforming Volvo Financial Services’ Future

Shortly after taking the helm of the Volvo Group’s global captive finance company, Marcio Pedroso faced the onset of a global pandemic, with markets and society in lockdown, and finance volumes coming to a halt. His plans for the future would need an edit. ... read more

The Evolution of an Independent

There has been a flurry of M&A activity recently as large banks and captives have snapped up successful independents. Dale Kluga, President, Providence Equipment Finance, (formerly of Cobra Capital) looks at his own journey from independent to bank-owned and asks other executives from independents and former independents about their own evolutionary experience.... read more

Monitor 100 Executive Profiles: Part Two

As part of the expanded Monitor 100 this year, Monitor profiled five executives representing a vast range of companies on the list, each offering their own unique perspective on the industry and the growth of the business.... read more

Monitor 100 Executive Profiles: Part One

As part of the expanded Monitor 100 this year, Monitor profiled five executives representing a vast range of companies on the list, each offering their own unique perspective on the industry and the growth of the business.... read more

The Netflix of Leasing: DLL Looks to Stake a Claim in Usage-Based Financing

Whether it’s a car, a bike or a binge-worthy series, consumers have moved more and more toward pay-per-use items in their everyday lives, and businesses have subsequently followed their lead. With more clients than ever looking for usage-based financing, DLL has decided to launch a division dedicated solely to producing usage-based financing products with Steve Riggs at its helm.... read more

The Veterans: A Discussion with the Top Five Private Independents

Many of our Top Independents this year are returning champions in the business, but that doesn’t mean any of them plan on resting on their laurels any time soon. New technology, new industry startups and the possibility of slowing growth mean all five of our best performing independents have had a busy 2018, along with plenty of plans for 2019 and beyond.... read more

The Last Interview: Former Monitor Publisher Jerry Parrotto Sits for the First Time as an Interviewee

Retired editor and publisher, Jerry Parrotto, was in the offices of the Monitor for a visit, perhaps wanting to get his ‘snow fix’ from the Philadelphia suburbs before traveling back to Florida. Monitor Editorial Board member David Wiener caught up with Jerry before he headed south again.... read more

Increasing Vendor Approvals: Veteran Team Launches a Multi-Funder Model at Verdant

A team of industry veterans is back in the game with Verdant Commercial Capital, a vendor finance company backed by the patient capital of a family office. Using a money-agnostic funding model, Verdant plans to meet the needs of its partners with speed and agility.... read more

Effective Leadership in the Age of Disruption: Monitor’s All-Star Executive Team Shares Strategies

What does it take to be an effective leader in the age of disruption? An All-Star Team of Monitor MVP Award finalists discusses how to integrate innovation into a sustainable company vision that employees will embrace.... read more

Empowering Your People: Fate Leads by Listening and Learning

Monitor’s first annual MVP award winner, Stonebriar Commercial Finance President and CEO Dave Fate, talks about Stonebriar’s successes and shares five tips for aspiring MVPs.... read more

Waves of Consistency: DiCecco Leads Huntington’s Continued Success and Growth

Huntington Asset Finance has maintained a consistent track record in the equipment finance industry over the last few years. But consistency has not bred complacency. Mike DiCecco explains how the company is adding new products and helping with the wave of the future.... read more

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