CLFP Foundation Adds 7 New CLFPS, Including First CLFP in Africa
FEB 1, 2021 - 6:58 am
The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation added seven new CLFPs who recently sat through the eight-hour online CLFP exam, including Katoh Hamadou Kone, head of retail and SME banking at BICICI, BNP Paribas Group, who became the first CLFP in Africa.
The entire group of new CLFPs includes:
Todd Chase, CLFP – Senior Vice President of Sales at Ascentium Capital
Jacob Griffin, CLFP – Vice President of Sales at Ascentium Capital
Rhonda Howlett, CLFP – Assistant Vice President at Key Equipment Finance
Thomas Long, CLFP Associate – Broker at Impact Commercial Capital
Katoh Hamadou Kone, CLFP – Head of Retail and SME Banking at BICICI, BNP Paribas Group
Chad Schaffner, CLFP – Vice President of Sales at Ascentium Capital
Armando Yepez, CLFP – Senior Business Development Manager at Wintrust Commercial Finance
“Getting this certification was important to me because it gave me more skills and knowledge in the field of leasing and equipment finance,” Kone said. “There is something to do and I am eager to play a significant role in the development of this field to provide a better and well fitted financial solution in a country where only 15% of the equipment market is financed.”
The CLFP designation identifies individuals as knowledgeable professionals to employers, clients, customers and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 979 active CLFPs and associates in the United States, Canada, India, Africa and Australia.
You are new to the equipment finance community. Can you tell us about your career path that led to your current role at the National Equipment Finance Association? I started my career as a marketing manager with ARAMARK before going... read more
Company culture — the shared values, goals, attitudes and practices of an organization — is the bedrock of innovation. But where does a company’s culture originate? “People say culture has got to come from the top,” Rafe Rosato, chief innovation... read more