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Phil Neuffer

Senior Editor of ABF Journal

Phil Neuffer is senior editor of ABF Journal.

Posts by Phil Neuffer

Lean and Mean: MidCap Equipment Finance Focuses on Reliability

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

Employer Branding: A Tool for More Inclusive Hiring

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

Monitor’s 2021 Top Women in Equipment Finance

Carolyn Amberg Elise Barbuck Samantha Beadle Amber Benavides Erica Blundo Christy Bookhout Kathie Capparelli Tabitha Carpenter Linda Clements Katie Crawford, CLFP Allison Dease Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP Michelle Fuchs, CLFP Julia Gavrilov Janelle Gorski Sandy Graydus Elise Hardy Melinda Haynes Renee... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Michelle Fuchs, CLFP

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Ana I. Lage

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Mandy Laddie

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Kristina Kinyon

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Allison Dease

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Kimberly King, CLFP

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

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Jenny Jarose

Jenny Jarose brings more than 16 years of experience to her role at LTi Technology Solutions, where she serves as senior director of human resources and administration. At LTi, Jarose and her team are responsible for the full employee lifecycle,... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Jackie Jacobs, CLFP

Jackie Jacobs is an experienced fleet transaction analyst and project manager who provides input and analysis that enables Fleet Advantage to launch pioneering programs that reshape the way transportation fleets operate. Her contributions have been especially impactful in helping companies... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Renee Hazard

Renee Hazard started in the equipment finance space straight out of college at Evans National Leasing. In that first role, she started to develop her passion for finance, cycling through the credit, collections and documentation departments. Her attention to detail... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Melinda Haynes

Melinda Haynes is president of Onset Financial. After joining the company in 2018, she was named president in 2019. Before Onset, she worked for 30 years at a regional bank where she was senior vice president and director of operations.... read more

Monitor 2021 Women’s List: Elise Hardy

Elise Hardy is a dynamic leader who has played a vital role in the equipment finance industry over the last 10 years. As the first woman to serve as a sales executive at First Financial Equipment Leasing, Hardy has proven... read more

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