Kelly Taran, CLFP – chief information officer at First American Equipment Finance
Sarah Uballez, CLFP – VP of treasury and accounting at AP Equipment Financing
Morka Wolde, CLFP – technical implementation consultant at IDS
“I have been in this industry for a long time and being a CLFP was always something I had in the back of my mind but continued to tell myself it wasn’t for me,” Dirkes, who attended the online ALFP hosted by Tamarack Consulting in October, said. “I always knew being a CLFP was being amongst the best of the best in this industry. To be honest, truth be told, I was always scared to take the leap and fail. With COVID-19 hitting, it’s been a long year for so many including myself. I needed to say I accomplished something, and I needed it to be big and to prove to myself I belong in this industry. So I did just that. I went big and decided to take my CLFP exam. I am truly honored to have learned from the best of the best and to be in a group of amazing people that truly love and cherish the leasing and finance profession as much as I do.”
The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 955 active CLFPs and associates in the United States, Canada, India and Australia.
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