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Phil Neuffer

Managing Editor of ABF Journal

Phil Neuffer is managing editor of ABF Journal.

Posts by Phil Neuffer

Flexible Futures: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Altering the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things, especially when it comes to how we interact with other people. One of the primary places those interactions took place before the pandemic was the office. But just as the pandemic... read more

Let’s Play: How a Virtual Board Game is Creating Connections in Virtual Workplaces

Board games have undergone a renaissance in the last decade and it’s only going to continue. According to a report from Arizton Advisory & Intelligence, the board game industry will grow by 13% by 2026, with games like Ticket to... read more

Grappling with Equipment Finance’s Lack of Black Representation

When Gordon Scott worked for AT&T Capital in the early 1990s, he was one of only a few African American members in the organization. He was regularly confused with the only other African American male that worked in the small-ticket... read more

Waves of Consistency: DiCecco Leads Huntington’s Continued Success and Growth

There’s something to be said for consistency. At Huntington Asset Finance, consistency was part of what led to success in 2017. On the back of a 6.4% growth rate in new business volume, Huntington ranked No. 29 in the Monitor... read more

Innovate or Die: Lenders Must Partner with Tech Providers…or Face Disruption

What will financial services look like in the future? Speakers and attendees tackled this question at the 2018 Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council (CEMC) FinTech Innovation Summit, held at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in June. “It was amazing to see so... read more

Bankable Assets: Bank-Owned Equipment Finance Companies Contend with Shifting 2018

Banks have been growing in prominence in the equipment finance and leasing industry. At this point, they are far and away the most dominant segment of the market, as evidenced by the data in the Monitor 100 and the Bank... read more

Breaking Through: F.N.B.’s Expansion Pays Off with Monitor 100 Ranking

Getting into the Monitor 100 is not an easy task. Even though there are 100 spots on the list, far more equipment finance operations are out there. Many companies that do not make the list have experienced teams, strong leadership... read more

Evolutions Per Minute: Mollica Leads CIT Equipment Finance Forward

Vince Mollica started 2018 with a bang, so to speak. The more-than-20-year veteran of CIT was named managing director of the Equipment Finance business in February, giving him the keys to one of the most productive vehicles in the industry.... read more

A Family Affair: Skalicky on Building a Bank as a Community

Many children play pretend. Some pretend to be professional athletes, some to be heroines in science fiction stories. Then there are others that take on roles like doctor, police officer or astronaut while scurrying around the backyard. For Kelly Skalicky,... read more

Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Investors Bank Jumps into Equipment Finance

If you’re reading this, you’re probably at least tangentially involved with the equipment finance industry. While Investors Bank might not be an entity you are overly familiar with, the Short Hills, NJ-based bank is out to change that. Founded in... read more

A Return to Normalcy: Construction Industry Optimism Remains High

When Wells Fargo released its annual construction industry forecast earlier this year, it included a selection of quotes from industry participants that colored the feel and theme of the forecast. Many of the quotes highlighted what’s going right in the... read more

Right Place, Right Time: Channel Partners Protects Customer Relationships

Being ranked in the Inc. 500|5000 is an honor. Doing it more than once is a little tougher. Just imagine how hard getting there five times would be. Actually, you don’t have to imagine. Fewer than 7% of the companies... read more

Sources of Optimism: Maintaining a Competitive Edge in Equipment Funding

The world of business requires a heavy amount of optimism. Just about every year at this time, optimism is at its peak. Similar to the way a new baseball season instills a sense of hope into fanbases of every team,... read more

A Beneficial Vision: Former Marlin Execs Get to Do it Again — the Right Way

In 1997, Daniel Dyer helped start an equipment leasing company called Marlin Business Services. Roughly 20 years later, the former co-founder, chairman and CEO of Marlin is back in startup mode, teaming with former Marlin colleague George Pelose to form... read more

Stuck in Traffic: Driver Shortage, Electronic Logs Make for Small Fleet Trouble

American Trucking Associations characterize the trucking industry as a barometer of the U.S. economy. The industry can also serve as a gauge of more than just dollars and cents. The past year has been colored by turbulence, especially for those... read more

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