CLFP Foundation Adds 17 New CLFPs

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation announced that 17 individuals recently passed the eight-hour online proctored CLFP exam, including:

  • Eric Angleró, CLFP – Operations Manager, Commercial Equipment Finance
  • Alec Bercher, CLFP – Credit Analyst, Navitas Credit
  • Stacey Brewster, CLFP – Director of Operations, CIT, a Division of First Citizens Bank
  • Justin Collum, CLFP – Lease and Finance Representative, Wallwork Financial
  • Whitley Delaney, CLFP – Senior Funding Analyst, Navitas Credit
  • Nicholas Demers, CLFP – Vice President of Sales, First Citizens Bank
  • Steven Easler, CLFP – AVP of Quality Control, CIT, a Division of First Citizens Bank
  • Heather Ellison, CLFP – Senior Vice President of Equipment Financing, First Citizens Bank
  • Mitchell Hartmann, CLFP – Senior Lending Solutions Manager, CIT, a Division of First Citizens Bank
  • Emily Krause, CLFP – Vice President and Frontline Risk Manager, FCB Business Capital, First Citizens Bank
  • Alexander Lindsey, CLFP – AVP of Strategy and Analytics, CIT, a Division of First Citizens Bank
  • Jessica Meyer, CLFP – Supervisor, ECS Financial Services
  • Rebecca Persin, CLFP – Vice President of Vendor Onboarding, First Citizens Bank
  • Wilmely Garcia Ramos, CLFP – Accounting Manager, Commercial Equipment Finance
  • Rachel Rouillard, CLFP – Solutions Architect and Vice President of Business Capital Technology, First Citizens Bank
  • Benjamin Wendt, CLFP – Vice President of Sales Management, CIT, a Division of First Citizens Bank
  • Nicole White, CLFP – Director of Sales Operations, First Citizens Bank


“The CLFP designation is becoming the preeminent credential within the equipment finance space, designating professionals who exemplify expertise and integrity in this field,” Wendt, who attended a private Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals (ALFP) hosted by CIT in November, said. “Being in the equipment finance industry for 15 years, I believe this was a necessary credential to set myself apart and demonstrate actively pursuing the highest levels of proficiency, benefiting those I serve. These are the reasons why I pursued and obtained the CLFP designation.”

“I learned about the CLFP designation thanks to the COO of our company (Commercial Equipment Finance, Inc.), and I decided to pursue it since I’ve been working for the finance industry for the last four years,” Garcia Ramos, who became the sixth CLFP located in Puerto Rico, said. “I’ve always wanted to have more knowledge and a greater understanding of the industry. Now, given the fact that I’m currently on a new position, I’m feeling more confident thanks to all the additional insight that I got through the materials and the virtual lessons provided by the ALFP.”

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