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Theresa Kabot


Theresa Kabot began her career in commercial equipment financing at Colonial Pacific Leasing, where she worked the funding side of the industry from credit and documentation to sales and marketing. In 1996, she established her own equipment finance company, Kabot Commercial Leasing, which expanded to be self funding in 2014. She is a past president of the CLFP Foundation.

Posts by Theresa Kabot

Progress or Peril: Current Challenges Facing Indirect Originators

Typically, the sales force represents a substantial portion of an equipment finance organization. In the case of banks and independent funding sources, they can choose to employ a direct sales force or work with a channel of indirect originators commonly... read more

David vs. Goliath vs. Godzilla

As Big Tech moves into banking and banks move into the direct channel, should third-party originators (TPOs) start looking for a new gig? Theresa Kabot says “no” and argues that brokers who know how to leverage their network and interpersonal... read more

Brokers Bridging the Gap: Choose Your Partnerships Wisely

For the last twenty years, I have owned a third-party origination company/brokerage in Seattle. Throughout the years we have received hundreds of emails and letters from customers telling us how their business wouldn’t be where it is today if it... read more

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