2022 4th Annual Women in Equipment Finance Issue

Nov/Dec 2022 | Vol. 49, No. 7

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4th Annual Women in Equipment Finance

Monitor profiles 50 powerful women in the equipment finance industry in the fourth annual Women in Equipment Finance list... read more

Monitor Bank 50 Volume Bounces Back While Portfolios Stay Steady

By Rita E. Garwood

After experiencing a deep pandemic-related drop in new business volume in 2020, the Bank 50 rebounded to achieve a 6% year-over-year increase in new business volume in 2021. Although the group’s collective portfolio declined slightly, the banks anticipated a trajectory of net asset growth by year end.... read more

The Green Elephant in the Room

By Dillard Van Dango

Dillard Van Dango, the millennial son of Dexter Van Dango, makes his Monitor debut with a strong message: equipment finance companies have a unique opportunity to help end users, manufacturers and vendors make more climate conscious choices. ... read more

Tipping the Scales: eVTOLs: Unicorn Emerging Technology in the Aircraft Industry Faces an Uncertain Regulatory Future

By Shari B. Domow Bacsardi

Electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) are an emerging technology garnering increasing interest and investment. Shari B. Domow Bacsardi, Dillon A. Redding and Alexander R. Lowitt explore this emerging asset class. ... read more

Battling Burnout: An Interview with Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst Rachel Sheerin

By Deborah Reuben, CLFP

Working hard can spark innovation, but working too hard can lead to burnout. Deborah Reuben spoke with Rachel Sheerin, a public speaker and Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst, about how to identify and combat burnout to help people succeed. ... read more

AACFB Commercial Financing Expo Wins in Las Vegas

By Monitor Staff

After taking a brief hiatus from in-person events, the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers’ Commercial Financing Expo returned with vigor in Las Vegas, providing brokers and lenders with various educational and networking opportunities at the M Resort in Las Vegas. ... read more

Grand Ole NEFA: 2022 Funding Symposium Puts Education and Growth on Display

By Chad Sluss

Chad Sluss, CEO of the National Equipment Finance Association, delivers a detailed recap of the organization’s 2022 Funding Symposium, which provided a plethora of educational opportunities and set a new attendance record. ... read more

61st ELFA Convention Coverage: The Decade of Disruption: Takeaways from Dex Hunter-Torricke’s Keynote Address

By Ian Koplin

Despite Hurricane Ian disrupting the ELFA’s 61st Annual Conference, originally planned for Marco Island, FL, the show went on in Orlando, FL. Featuring a slew of exhibitors, breakout sessions and keynote speakers, the conference’s first keynote speaker, Dex Hunter-Torricke, laid out the coming changes to the global economy and labor market and what’s just over the horizon – the Decade of Disruption.... read more

ELFA Equity Forum: Creating Inclusion in Equipment Finance

By Markiesha Thompson

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Equity Committee is leading an evolutionary change within the industry to create an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion in everything it does. Its inaugural Equity Forum encouraged interaction, sparked new ideas and provided tools and inspiration for everyone in equipment finance to embrace DE&I.... read more

Equipment Financing Firms Must Change or Face Prolonged Hiring Struggles

By Jim Merrilees

In this Q&A, Jim Merrilees, the new vice chairman of The Alta Group, shares best practices for firms as they navigate a difficult hiring environment and strategies for longevity amid fluctuating market forces.... read more

Redefining Success: Creating Work Environments That Support Everyone

By Michelle Speranza

Michelle Speranza, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at LEAF Commercial Capital, discusses how company leaders can help employees, particularly women, by creating work environments that encourage openness, empathy, support and balance. ... read more

Making Tangible Differences: Expanding Opportunities for Women in Leadership

By Brianna Wilson

Seven women in leadership positions in the equipment finance industry sat down with women of Monitor and STRIPES Leadership Program to have a conversation about navigating our male-dominated industry and to provide perspectives on tangible support for equipment finance women, by equipment finance women. ... read more


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