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Funding Source Roundtable: Cautious Optimism Amid Economic Uncertainty

Monitor sat down with four notable leaders to assess the state of the funding source space, as Paul Fogle, Dave Lyder, Deborah Monosson and Adam Peterson check in on current deal flow, challenges lenders are facing, concerns about credit quality and the rise of fraud, and how geopolitical and banking turmoil are impacting their businesses.... read more

Set Back But Optimistic: Monitor‘s Top Private Independents’ Growth Spurt Slows

Monitor’s Top 30 Private Independents experienced a slight lull in originations growth in 2023 after two consecutive years of the highest-reported year-over-year new business volume growths in the ranking’s history. Still, it was a good year for the independents, which reported a collective 14.9% year-over-year new business volume growth. The top five independents are a mix of familiar faces and old friends, consisting of Stonebriar, GreatAmerica, PEAC Solutions, Fleet Advantage and Auxilior Capital Partners.... read more

Top Private Independents Roundtable: Cost of Capital and the Rise of Private Credit are Key Themes for 2024

With banks pulling back from equipment finance, what does the landscape look like for independents? Brian Holland, Steve O’Leary and Bill Stephenson weigh in on the cost of capital and the rise of private credit and provide an outlook for the year ahead.... read more

Navigating The Messy Middle: How to Create Successful Change

Transformation projects rarely involve a simple journey from current state to future state. TomorrowZone and the ELFA explored how to navigate the messy middle in their most recent Innovation Roundtable.... read more

March Madness: Charting The Capital Markets Chaos of 2023

In 2023, the equipment finance capital markets space experienced the most dramatic and rapid changes since the Great Recession. Scott Kiley recounts the flurry of events that unfolded in his new column, Capital Markets Corner.... read more

After a Second Consecutive Year of Low M&A Activity, 2024 May Bring Buying Opportunities For Non-Bank Institutions

James Jackson from The Alta Group explores the equipment finance M&A market for 2023 and provides an outlook for the year ahead. With banks sitting on the sidelines for the second year in a row, acquisition opportunities abound for non-bank institutions.... read more

Cultivating Change: Converge Inspires the Digital and Innovative Future of Equipment Finance

Converge is, as Lisa Rafter puts it, “the most fun you’ll ever have at an industry event.” Featuring crowdsourced, dynamic discussions, Converge is designed to get ahead of upcoming disruption and ensure that the equipment finance industry is “future-proof,” all while intimately connecting forward thinking industry leaders and celebrating the sector’s outstanding accomplishments.... read more

A Time of Transition: Journeying into the Unknown of Displacement

A great deal of transition has taken place in the employment landscape of equipment finance over the last 12 months. Jennifer Martin shares her journey into the unknown that came with displacement and Scott Preiser shares his perspective as a recruiter in the industry.... read more

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

Converge 2024: Creating an Innovative Future with Peter Hinssen

Monitor is hosting Converge 2024 on May 15 – 16 in Philadelphia to build the future of the industry with companies that want to be disruptive and innovative. Monitor chose the event’s keynote speaker, Peter Hinssen, to inspire and challenge Converge’s audience to turn ‘business as usual’ operations upside-down.... read more

The Generative AI Future for Equipment Finance: It’s Time to Think About How to Make it Happen

What are the practical applications of AI in equipment finance? What can it do today and what can we train it to do tomorrow? Valerie Gerard and Denis Stypulkoski explore possibilities for streamlining sales, documentation, underwriting, asset valuation and more.... read more

What’s Your Company’s Innovation Type?

Innovation is not just a buzzword; it’s a science, an art and an intentional practice that exists in many forms. Denis Stypulkoski outlines how to identify your company’s innovation type.... read more

1st Annual Best Companies in the Equipment Finance Ecosystem

Recognizing the lenders, service providers, associations, fintech enablers or any other top-notch companies that have demonstrated excellence in Innovation, ESG, Leadership, DE&I or Culture in 2023... 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

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