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Critical Technology: Accelerating Digital Transformation After COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the equipment finance industry to accelerate digital transformation strategies. Monitor checked in with the leaders of six technology companies to discuss how lenders are pivoting to streamline payment modification requests, enable self-service and increase agility in the wake of the pandemic. ... read more

Post COVID Collateral Recovery Will Pose Challenges

The pandemic has created a series of challenges that lenders must carefully navigate as they pursue recovery of collateral relating to loan/lease defaults. Michael Levison outlines current conditions and provides additional insight into these issues.... read more

Pandemic Planning: Muddy Waters or New Waves for Equipment Finance?

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has shown us how rapidly pandemics can alter public health and global markets. How quickly we recover from these events depends in large part on collaboration from every sector, including the equipment leasing and finance industry. ... read more

Will the coronavirus impact your borrowers?

Do not underestimate the impact of the coronavirus on a company’s Q1 and Q2 2020 financial results. ... read more

Through a New Lens: Building a Diverse Business, an Interview with Kara Sammet, PH. D

Kara Sammet of Gender Lenz provides advice on how companies can better diversify and amplify voices that still struggle to be heard in a changing industry.... read more

A New Subchapter for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) — which was recently signed into law and is set to take effect on February 20, 2020 — stands among the most significant amendments to the United States Bankruptcy Code in more than a decade. Prepare to confront new procedures, new issues and an entirely new subchapter V to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The SBRA portends a shift in small business bankruptcy practice.... read more

Independents: The Innovators of Today & Tomorrow

The size and market share of independent finance and leasing firms will fluctuate with the economic cycle, but the sector will always play an important role in the industry. Our industry’s $1 trillion size combined with the wide variety of equipment users’ requirements, creates multiple segments and a plethora of opportunities for creative entrepreneurs to disrupt and innovate.... 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

2019 ELFA Lease & Financial Accounting Conference: Lessons and Observations on Lease Accounting

Though companies have been preparing for ASC 842 and IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standards, for three years, it’s only in 2019 that they’ve started to go into effect. It’s therefore no surprise they dominated the conversation at the ELFA Lease and Finance Accounting Conference, held this past September in Chicago.... read more

A Changing of the Guard: The Industry’s New Breed of Leaders

In an attempt to discover the new breed of leaders who will carry our industry forward in the coming years, Dexter sat down with five current industry leaders under the age of 50. In a brief Q&A, this article provides insight into their leadership style, how they see themselves differently from traditional business leaders, and what advice influenced them most over their careers. ... read more

First Annual Industry Icon Awards

Monitor is extremely pleased to introduce our readers to its first annual leadership awards, a recognition of five influential and ground-breaking leaders working in equipment finance.... read more

Industry Icon Adam Warner: A Focus on the Longview

The last time Monitor profiled Adam Warner, he had just taken the reins of Key Equipment Finance, and the industry had yet to be rocked by the Great Recession. Today, as Monitor’s inaugural Veteran Icon Award winner, Warner shares the vital lessons he has learned over the last decade. ... read more

Industry Icon Tony Golobic: Building GreatAmerica to Last

Tony Golobic, winner of Monitor’s inaugural Pioneer Icon Award, shares the vision he used to create “built-to-last” GreatAmerica Financial Services. By focusing on people first and establishing a strong organizational design, Golobic challenges the status quo, looks beyond profit and consistently focuses on doing the right thing.... read more

Industry Icon Terey Jennings: Long-Lasting Relationships & Calculated Risk are Vital to Success

Monitor’s Current Leader Icon Award winner, Financial Pacific President Terey Jennings, is a humble leader who understands the importance of building strong relationships and taking calculated risks. ... read more

Industry Icon Mark Tomaselli: Creating Change by Thinking Big

Innovation Finance may be a young company, but its effects on the equipment finance industry have already been felt, both through its deep bench of industry experience and its innovative software solutions. Mark Tomaselli, Monitor’s choice for its Disruptor Icon, embodies both aspects of the company.... read more

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