We are excited to announce the next session of this Monitor Live+ event. This livestream will feature a panel of technology leaders, including:
Tina Cartwright, SVP, IT & Operations, US Bank Equipment Finance
John Hurt, director, The Alta Group
Steve Siler, CTO, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Chris Thorpe, CTO, DLL
The panel will discuss how technology adoption has become more important than ever during the global pandemic as well as the following topics:
Using technology to meet the needs of a remote workforce and customers
Supporting business development with technology
The various types of technology our industry is adopting
The impact of accelerated technology adoption on our industry
Their vision for the future of equipment finance
Register now! Can’t make the live event? No need to worry. We will provide recordings to everyone who registers.
SVP, IT & Operations, US Bank EF
Tina Cartwright is a Senior Vice President of US Bank and is responsible for Equipment Finance Information Technology Strategies, Security, Project Management, Facility Operations, Source Integration and Professional Development Programs. She began her career in January of 1997 with Lyon Financial, a small ticket leasing company. Lyon Financial was later acquired by US Bank in September of 2000. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of positions within the organization working for both the Equipment Finance lines of business, as well as the Technology and Operations teams. Her responsibilities have included Credit Analyst, Credit Manager, Business System Analyst, Project Manager and most recently Director of Information Technology and Operations. Following her first year of college at the University of Minnesota, Tina transferred to Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting. She has also completed US Banks Leadership Excellence Executive Development Program, the High Potential Leadership Program at Harvard University in Boston, MA and was recognized by the Cannata Report for being a Women Influencer in 2016. Tina is currently a member of the ELFA’s (Equipment Leasing Finance Association) Survey Committee and a member of the SMSU Foundation Board. She supports the local Children’s Cancer Association volunteering as a Chemo Pal and has also been active with the local Toastmasters Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of South Dakota and the American Heart Association. After relocating from South Dakota, Tina and her husband now live in Portland, OR. They enjoy traveling, exploring the Northwest’s magnificent wine country, and sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
Director, The Alta Group
John A. Hurt was most recently senior vice president of technology for MB Equipment Finance. He has more than 20 years of senior-level Information Technology experience. During his expansive career in the leasing industry, Mr. Hurt has been instrumental in designing and applying technology to support lease and loan originations, national sales teams, customer relationship management platforms, and process improvement initiatives. From 2012 until the merger with MB in 2014, Mr. Hurt was senior vice president of technology during the startup of Cole Taylor Equipment Finance. Responsible for strategic system design, evaluation, selection and implementation of all core systems. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Information Systems for LaSalle National Leasing (now part of Banc of America Leasing). During his nine-year tenure at LaSalle, he was responsible for developing IT strategies for the company’s U.S. and Canadian leasing divisions and pioneered the development of a market-leading sales management strategy. Previously, Mr. Hurt spent four years as Director of IT for The Time Group and Harbor Leasing Associates (now Madison Capital) and also served as head of IT during the startup of Fieldstone Mortgage Company. He designed Fieldstone’s IT infrastructure as it grew to an organization with 400 employees in 17 offices. In addition, Mr. Hurt founded Creek View Consulting Group, a company that assisted growing businesses in developing strategies to leverage technology to enhance sales force effectiveness and enhance back office efficiency. He served on the Technology Committee for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and the ELFA technology award review committee. Mr. Hurt holds a B.S. from Towson State University.
CTO, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
Steve Siler is the Chief Technology Officer at Stonebriar Commercial Finance (SCF). With 15 years of finance and leasing experience, Siler has held positions in the financial services industry, including positions that related to Insurance, Finance, Investment Banking and Private Equity. Siler graduated from Pitt with a BA in Graphic Design (and a minor in Aquatic Management), which he uses in design and training materials for users. Siler has used his MBA focused on information systems to design and implement systems and solutions across a multitude of platforms. When Siler joined Stonebriar, he relocated to Dallas from Chicago where he spends his free time parenting, not sleeping and wearing flip flops.
Chris Thorpe joined DLL Financial Services in May 2019 as CTO based in Wayne, PA. Thorpe’s experience spans technology and business leadership roles with the Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and boutique capital financing companies. As a managing director and regional technology head at Bank of America he redesigned Wall Street’s largest derivative trading platform stabilizing the joint Bank of America/Merrill Lynch technology application portfolio. As SVP and senior retail technology and business executive for a $1 billion Bank of America division, he transformed the retail bank’s customer experience by overhauling the $60 million Fraud & Claims technology application portfolio.