Bankruptcy filing statistics are important, but they only scratch the surface when it comes to assessing overall trends in the world of distressed businesses. Gregg Morin identifies some of the other metrics that matter and delves into what they’ve shown... read more
Following the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, M&A activity in the equipment leasing space accelerated in 2021. As James Jackson of The Alta Group wrote in an article from earlier this year on that very subject, “Due in part... read more
“As small ticket rationalizes with yield spreads, we feel that we’re in a great position to attract the right type of business to further scale our originations and command strong risked adjusted returns.” Although Brij Patel founded Alliance Funding Group... read more
Saurin Shah has been in the equipment finance industry for more than 20 years, starting from his days with GE Capital all the way to his most recent endeavor: heading up recently launched MidCap Equipment Finance, a sister company to... read more
Building a more diverse and inclusive workplace takes commitment. Companies can improve their ability to attract, retain and support a more diverse pool of talent by enhancing their employer branding and the candidate experience. “The key to attracting any talent,... read more
Michelle Fuchs is a natural when it comes to conversation. In her 26 years with Stearns Bank, she’s made thousands of cold calls, built countless connections and worked through just about every equipment financing scenario possible — and she’s not... read more
string(11) "Ana I. Lage"
string(50) "Assistant Vice President and Documentation Manager"
string(15) "Eastern Funding"
Ana Lage joined Eastern Funding as a funding officer in 2011. She quickly excelled by focusing on collaboration to create enhancements that improved workflows within originations. Her enthusiasm for operational excellence and teamwork was critical during her early days. VISION... read more
Having worked in various roles prior to her current position as vice president of operations at Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance — including credit manager, documentation and closing manager, titles manager and even interim chief risk officer while the company... read more
In a relatively short tenure, Mandy Laddie has gained exposure across every area of the equipment finance and leasing space, affording her a distinctive end-to-end perspective of the business. She currently works with all aspects of Regions Equipment Finance regarding... read more
Kristina Kinyon began her career in commercial finance with a sales-centric organization that provided financing to non-bankable customers. This is where she learned the value of credit and sales teams working together and discovered the importance of getting to know... read more
string(13) "Allison Dease"
string(81) "Senior Vice President and Documentation Management Group Indirect and Direct Lead"
string(24) "Truist Equipment Finance"
Allison Dease has 23 years of experience in the equipment finance industry primarily working in documentation roles. Following the merger of BB&T and SunTrust that created Truist, Dease became manager of the indirect and direct documentation team for the combined... read more
As a business development representative, Kim King establishes and fosters relationships with Navitas Credit’s broker and syndication partners. King attributes much of her success to the mentorship she’s received and shared with so many industry veterans and the friendships she’s... read more