CLFP Foundation Adds 21 New CLFPs, First CLFP in Pakistan

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation announced that 21 individuals recently passed the eight-hour online proctored CLFP exam, including Muhammad Arif, an implementation consultant at Leasepath, who became the first person in Pakistan to earn the CFLP designation. The full list of new CLFPs includes:

  • Muhammad Arif, CLFP – Implementation Consultant, Leasepath
  • Lacey Borden, CLFP – Funding Specialist, AP Equipment Financing
  • Joseph Brown, CLFP – Corporate F&I Sales Manager, Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment
  • Seth Buchanan, CLFP – Financial Analyst II/Assistant Vice President and ASST SEC, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Raphael Deats, CLFP – Assistant Vice President of Lender Finance, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Daniel DeFrancesco, CLFP – Director and Corporate Controller, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Lucas Develder, CLFP – Director of Finance, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Nathan Feliss, CLFP – Credit Analyst, AP Equipment Financing
  • Timothy Graver, CLFP – Senior Commercial Relationship Service Specialist, Huntington National Bank
  • Sarah Maze, CLFP – Business Systems Manager, AP Equipment Financing
  • Taketoshi Miyamoto, CLFP – Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Tokyo Century (USA)
  • Mackenzie O’Connell, CLFP – Finance Coordinator, APPROVE
  • Lene Palmer, CLFP Associate – Executive Assistant, AP Equipment Financing
  • Stephen Peronace, CLFP – Senior Credit Manager, Taycor Financial
  • Lisa Purser, CLFP – Credit Officer, Tokyo Century (USA)
  • Jessica Rivera, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, First Citizens Equipment Finance
  • John Schatz, CLFP – Assistant Vice President and Financial Analyst II, First Citizens Bank Equipment Finance
  • Michael Schwartz, CLFP – Operations Officer, Tokyo Century (USA)
  • Kimberly Smith, CLFP – Chief Administrative Officer, Vision Financial Officer
  • Sandra Smith, CLFP – Vendor Program Coordinator, AP Equipment Financing
  • Hiroki Yagishita, CLFP – Marketing Officer, Tokyo Century (USA)

“Pursuing the CLFP designation can indeed enhance my knowledge base for the U.S. market. The CLFP program provides individuals with in-depth knowledge of industry standards, regulations and best practices,” Arif said. “By obtaining this designation, I demonstrate my commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments and acquiring specialized knowledge that is relevant to the U.S. lease and finance industry.”

“The CLFP designation is a significant milestone in my professional journey,” Brown said. “I wanted to demonstrate my commitment to expanding my knowledge of the industry to my employer, client base and industry peers.”

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