Scott Thacker serves as CEO of Ivory Consulting and on the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association as well as its Financial Accounting Committee. He also serves as the co-director of the Research Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation.
Prior to joining Ivory Consulting, Thacker was a partner at Accenture responsible for creating and delivering management consulting and software solutions to the North American equipment leasing and asset finance industry. Previously, he held leadership positions with Oracle where he was instrumental in creating the company’s now widely used Oracle Lease and Finance Management application, and with American Airlines, where he was involved in executing aircraft, equipment, real estate leases and other financial transactions.
Whether it is news feeds, corporate training programs or formal education, thoughts on leadership are front and center. Leadership applies everywhere — in business, your personal life, volunteer activities and the political world — it’s pervasive. Many people seem to... read more
Throughout the past five years, several organizations have published multiple studies attempting to quantify the impact of various levels of corporate diversity on increased shareholder value, customer satisfaction and employee engagement, otherwise known as the “Big Three.” “Why Diversity Matters,”... read more
In my role as CEO of Ivory Consulting, I visit with many of our customers and attend quite a few industry events every year. During 2017 I noticed several CEO’s talking about revising or improving their commission plans for their... read more
Introduction In my role as CEO of Ivory Consulting, one of the three most important facets of my job is to ensure that our quality assurance activities are executed to the best of our ability. Toward that end, we have... read more
There are significant differences between an equipment lease transaction that is structured to take into account tax benefits, known as a tax lease, and one that does not take into account tax benefits, known as a non-tax lease. Calculating the... read more
In our industry, many equipment finance companies are subsidiaries of a larger organization, and their parent is usually a bank or a manufacturing company. Typically, the parent organization generates taxable income and files a consolidated tax return with the leasing... read more
In my role as CEO of Ivory Consulting, one of the three most important facets of my job is to ensure that our quality assurance activities are executed to the best of our ability. Toward that end, we have an... read more
My last blog spoke about the three elements that most strategic plans have at their core: first, increasing shareholder value, second, raising customer satisfaction levels, and third, enhancing employee engagement. Pricing methods can influence all three of these in different... read more
My last blog spoke about the three elements that most strategic plans have at their core: increasing shareholder value, raising customer satisfaction levels and enhancing employee engagement. Pricing methods can influence all three of these in different ways. Raising customer... read more
When we last left off, which admittedly was a while ago, I hope I convinced you to put your pricing methods at the core of your strategic plan. Today, we’ll look at how to structure a strategic plan with pricing... read more
Every company has a strategic plan, right ? Many are three-year plans, some are five-year plans and some are informal, but in some form they exist for every company . The typical elements of a strategic plan are many and... read more