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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

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Laura Carini

Laura Carini, CLFP Senior Vice President of Operations Financial Pacific Leasing President, NEFA   Laura Carini has successfully managed many departments throughout her history at Financial Pacific. Most notably, Carini managed business development, which ultimately led to her role as... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Donna Christensen

Donna Christensen Senior Financial Account Manager CSC Member, ELFA Membership Committee   Donna Christensen was first introduced to the equipment finance industry nearly 20 years ago while working for a small, innovative Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) service provider. She attended... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Colleen Daly-Tinkham

Colleen Daly-Tinkham Marketing Strategist LEAF Commercial Capital Member, Monitor Editorial Board Member, ELFA   Colleen Daly-Tinkham has been in the equipment finance industry for 20 years. She began her career with American Express Business Finance and spent almost 15 years... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Debbie Devassy Babu

Debbie Devassy Babu Shareholder Askounis & Darcy Member, ELFA   Debbie Devassy Babu is a shareholder at Askounis & Darcy in Chicago. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Devassy Babu cut her teeth in the equipment... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Katy Ellquist

Katy Ellquist Global Content Strategist, Caterpillar Financial Services Member, ELFA Communications Committee Member, Public Relations Society of America Member, TogetHER in Digital 6 Sigma DMAIC Green Belt As the global content strategist for Cat Financial, Katy Ellquist has responsibility for... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Jennifer Fanz

Jennifer Fanz Country Sales Manager, Healthcare, DLL Group Chair Elect, ELFA Women’s Council Chapter Lead, DLL Network of Women Committee Lead, DLL Diversity & Inclusion Certified Facilitator, DLL Commercial Academy As part of DLL’s commercial organization, Jen Fanz started with... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Cindy Fleck

Cindy Fleck, CLFP Senior Vice President and General Manager Channel Partners Equipment Finance     As senior vice president and general manager of Channel Partners Equipment Finance, Cindy Fleck has taken the lead on starting a new division for Channel... read more

Monitor 2020 Women’s List: Christine D. Gagnon

Christine D. Gagnon, CPA CFO African Asset Finance Company       VISION FOR THE FUTURE: “Our industry continues to evolve. In developing economies, we see opportunities to innovate, both commercially and operationally, and leverage new technologies in ways that... read more

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