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Amanda Koprowski

Former Managing Editor of Monitor

Posts by Amanda Koprowski

The Problem Solver

Jeff Bell, the vice president of Sales Operations at Key Equipment Finance for the last eight years, has spent much of his career in sales, working directly with clients. But despite such a people-friendly focus, it’s where his interest in... read more

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

As illustrated throughout the magazine this issue, Monitor is celebrating the women who work with and in the equipment finance industry. But for all of the advancement that’s occurred in the last few decades as more and more women have... read more

Say You Want a Revolution

On November 6, nearly 100 equipment finance and leasing professionals came together at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia for Monitor’s inaugural conference, Equipment Finance Disrupted+. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with how our first conference turned... read more

Industry Icon Mark Tomaselli: Creating Change by Thinking Big

Innovation Finance has only been in existence since 2017, but it’s already made a big splash, recruiting multiple equipment finance industry veterans into key executive roles and snagging a nomination for 2019’s “Best Tech Startup” from Tech in Motion. And... read more

Industry Icon Kara Miyasato: Expanding the Table

Early in her career, Kara Miyasato, the current director of marketing for Stryker Flex Financial, got some prescient advice. “One of my mentors gave me the advice that my next job should terrify me, and that’s really stuck with me,”... read more

Building Blocks: How BlocLedger Plans to Bring Blockchain to Equipment Financing

Trying to figure out the right time to adopt new technology is not unusual, especially if you aren’t certain if the technology in question will last. There are still a couple of Betamax tape players floating around out there. Even... read more

The Long View: A Q&A with the Top Banks in Equipment Finance

Since it’s about mid-year, how have the actual 2019 results compared to forecasts at the start of the year? Have results been higher or lower? What seems to be working and why? Bill Mayer: New business volume in 2019’s first... read more

Living in the Future: The Monitor 2019 Tech Roundtable

AI and robotics process automation are hot topics. How close is the equipment finance industry to adopting these trends and how will it affect large and small lessors? Katie Emmel: AI and robotic processes have the potential to deliver great... read more

Building Relationships: The 2019 Vendor Finance Roundtable

As you look back on 2018, what are some of the takeaways from this past year that you would like to share with our readers? What were the unexpected events, challenges or pleasant surprises that you encountered while developing new... read more

ELFA/IMN Spring Meetings: The Investors’ Conference and Women’s Leadership Forum

While winter in the Northeastern United States was milder this year than in 2018, it still brought with it the requisite cold, gray skies, and snow. Spring’s arrival may have been just as mild, but at least served as an... read more

If It Ain’t Broke(r): 2019 Broker Roundtable

What are the things you find most useful when working with funding sources? What do you find least useful? Paul Burnham: Funders, please let the TPO [third party originator] know how important they are to the organization. Answer the phone... read more

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

Head into your average city, and chances are you’ll see some sort of bike or car share program. Or check out a weekend flea market and look at the hundreds of CDs and DVDs that populate the sales tables as... read more

Steady as She Goes: The 2019 Funding Sources Roundtable

On the deal flow side, how would you characterize the level of activity that you are seeing versus what it was a year ago? If activity is higher, is it the result of more deal flow from existing sources or... read more

The Veterans: A Discussion with the Top Five Private Independents

What was the biggest challenge your team faced last year and how did you overcome it? Tom Depping: This biggest challenge has been growing in a highly competitive environment. To counter this, we chose to expand our existing markets but... read more

Raising the Bar: Are You Prepared for a New Year of Risk?

As we welcome in the new year of 2019, we are excited about new opportunities, new business prospects and a fresh look at how to achieve success in our business lives. But we would all be well advised to consider,... read more

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