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Getting a Clue: Fighting the Good Fight for Cybersecurity

Change is the only constant when it comes to both technology and the universe it has spawned regarding cybersecurity. Today’s solution is tomorrow’s risk. The next best app, product or buzzword quickly becomes a standard or sinks into obscurity until... read more

All Day Long: Independents Leverage Agility to Succeed

Over the last two years, the skills of independent equipment finance companies have been tested. To learn about the strategies independents are using to succeed, Monitor spoke with leaders from Liberty Commercial Finance, GreatAmerica Financial Services, Financial Partners Group and... read more

Reason to Believe: Funding Sources Remain Optimistic in Uncertain Environment

The current environment for funding sources is marred by many of the same challenges facing the greater equipment finance industry, with supply chain constraints, geopolitical tension and soon to be increasing interest rates among the many factors playing into the... read more

Changing of the Tides: How the Pandemic Reshaped the Equipment Sales Market

How has asset management changed over the course of the pandemic? Which changes are permanent and which are more temporary? Kelly Lane: One practical change that may be permanent is allowing asset managers to work from home. Many companies are... read more

Innovation Begins with Curiosity: Using Technology to Embrace Humanity

What is the true dynamic between technology and humanity? Is it adversarial or symbiotic?  Denis Stypulkoski: There’s this pendulum swing that’s been going back and forth over the past 20 years about technology first/people first and how do you land?... read more

Bank-Owned Equipment Finance Traverses Challenges of 2021, Preps for ‘Robust’ 2022

Although 2021 brought some hope, the equipment finance industry continued to grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including labor shortages, supply chain disruption and more. To dig into how these developments have affected the bank-owned sector of the... read more

Raising the Stakes: Technology Must-Haves for Equipment Finance’s New Future

As the delta variant threatens to upend many back-to-the-office plans, we face ongoing remote and hybrid working conditions. What types of issues can arise when teams are working in a hybrid manner and how can we use technology to solve... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Jill Vogel, CLFP

VISION FOR THE FUTURE: ““It is my firm belief that with the enhancement of technology and continuing education of team members, the equipment finance industry will continue to be an invaluable asset to the community and economy. It is important... read more

Introducing Monitor’s 2021 Editorial Board

The Monitor established its Editorial Board in 2019 to solidify its commitment to staying on the cutting edge of the equipment finance industry. During its two-year term, the inaugural board provided valuable guidance and contributions that helped the Monitor expand... read more

Not Another Buzzword: Top Technology Terms You Need to Know

AI (Artificial Intelligence): The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and translation between languages. Data-driven AI will accelerate the speed of online lending. Lenders... read more

Monitor’s 2020 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Kirsten Baum Leslie A. Brown, CLFP Beth Tonelli Campbell Kathleen Canum, CPA Laura Carini, CLFP Donna Christensen Colleen Daly-Tinkham Debbie Devassy Babu Katy Ellquist Jennifer Fanz Cindy Fleck, CLFP Christine D. Gagnon, CPA Robyn Gault Nancy A. Geary, CPA, CLFP... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Kirsten Baum

Kirsten Baum Senior Sales Manager Regents Capital Corporation Member, ELFA   Kirsten Baum is a senior sales manager at Regents Capital with 12 years of experience in the equipment financing industry. Her diverse experience has shaped her into a focused... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Leslie A. Brown

Leslie A. Brown, CLFP Owner, Mak Global Corporation Member, AACFB Education Committee Instructor, AFLP Staff Writer, Commercial Break for AACFB Guest Writer, Monitor Leslie Brown receives high accolades from finance professionals and customers alike. Starting out in third party medical... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Beth Tonelli Campbell

Beth Tonelli Campbell Director, Recruiting CoBank/Farm Credit Leasing     As director of recruiting for CoBank/Farm Credit Leasing, Beth Campbell leads a team that is squarely focused on the vision of creating a culture of diversity and inclusion. Campbell is... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Kathleen Canum

Kathleen Canum, CPA Vice President Canon Financial Services Member, ELFA Women’s Council   Kathy Canum is the epitome of a lifelong learner and does not shy away from a challenge. During her more than 25 years in the industry, she... read more

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