CLFP Foundation Welcomes 69 New CLFPs & Associates



The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation added 69 individuals who sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam during the months of April and May 2019 and successfully passed.

They are:

  • Omar Ali, CLFP – Senior credit analyst, Partners Capital Group
  • Amanda Bialka, CLFP – Credit analyst, Stearns Bank, Equipment Finance Division
  • Kimberly Benson, CLFP – Vendor finance coordinator, Financial Pacific Leasing
  • Melissa Boyd, CLFP – Director of Sales, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Rebecca Bylin, CLFP – Credit officer, Financial Pacific Leasing
  • Danielle Clawson, CLFP – Credit officer, First American Equipment Finance
  • Jerald Collens, CLFP – Broker relationship manager – Eastern Region, Global Financial & Leasing Services
  • Karin Copeland, CLFP – Sourcing specialist, 3M
  • Anna Cuthbert, CLFP – Assistant vice president, Project Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Casey Cuthbert, CLFP – Assistant vice president, Project Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Brenda Denelsbeck, CLFP – Vice president and director of Client Support, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Crystal Doro, CLFP – Vice president, First American Equipment Finance
  • Sichao E, CLFP – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services
  • Sean Eidle, CLFP – Business development manager, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Tracey Elfering, CLFP – Business development coordinator, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Corey Elkins, CLFP – Funding coordinator, Financial Pacific Leasing
  • Suzann Fakhoury, CLFP – Credit manager, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance
  • Clay Fischer, CLFP – Commercial loan officer, Sentry Bank
  • Janice Forgue, CLFP – Senior manager – Assurance Services, ECS Financial Services
  • Jennifer Foulds, CLFP – Documentation specialist, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Roger Franco, CLFP – Sr. manager – Product Management, Cisco Systems Capital
  • Siyani Fullerton, CLFP – Assistant vice president, First American Equipment Finance
  • Jon Gibbs, CLFP – Assistant vice president, First American Equipment Finance
  • Ryan Gilbert, CLFP – Credit analyst, First Foundation Bank
  • Whitney Gross, CLFP – Assistant vice president – project manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Robert Harris, CLFP – Vice president, Direct Originations, Wintrust Commercial Finance
  • Kashif (Kash) Hassan, CLFP – Vice president, Equipment Finance, First American Equipment Finance
  • Eric Heft, CLFP – Assistant vice president, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Julie Hoffman, CLFP – Vice president, Equipment Finance, TriState Capital Bank
  • Crystal Hofmeyer, CLFP – Portfolio Analytics risk manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Jason Hunter, CLFP Associate – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services
  • Justin Irons, CLFP Associate – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services
  • Ben Jacobs, CLFP – Assistant vice president, project manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • William Kane, CLFP Associate – Assistant vice president, First American Equipment Finance
  • Nathan Kary, CLFP – Credit manager, Geneva Capital
  • Melissa Kaul, CLFP – Vice president, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Debra Kemp, CLFP – Vice president: Operations & Documentation, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Roderick Knoll, CLFP Associate – Partner, Marathon Commercial Capital
  • Nicholas Konz, CLFP – Inside Sales account representative, Northland Capital Financial Services
  • Sanzhar Kunayev, CLFP – Business analyst, ConnectedFi
  • Rick Lang, CLFP – Senior vice president, sales director, First Midwest Equipment Finance
  • Elise Linn, CLFP – Business development officer, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Steven Lippa, CLFP – Assistant vice president, project manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Beth Maaske, CLFP – District finance manager, Volvo Financial Services
  • Adam Mancuso, CLFP Associate – Assistant vice president – finance specialist, First American Equipment Finance
  • Jodie Masciola, CLFP – Credit officer, Wintrust Specialty Finance
  • Michael McDonald, CLFP – Senior asset management specialist, Stryker
  • Michael McElroy, CLFP – Business development officer, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Sean Meder, CLFP – Vice president of Business Development, BciCapital
  • Jena Morgan, CLFP – Director of Systems, Solutions & Marketing, KLC Financial
  • Matthew Nicholson, CLFP – Leasing credit manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Justin Norris, CLFP – Leasing Officer, First Utah Bank
  • Kevin O’Connor, CLFP – Sales supervisor, Beacon Funding
  • Jerome Orze, CLFP Associate – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services
  • Kenneth Ouellette, Jr., CLFP – Senior vice president and credit risk officer, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Melanie Pedersen, CLFP – VP – Director of Customer Service and Default Management, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Randall Petersen, CLFP – Business Development, KLC Financial
  • Karen Pomazal, CLFP – Senior vice president, Marketing, First American Equipment Finance
  • Thomas Radcliff, CLFP – Sr. purchasing agent, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
  • Larry Scherzer, CLFP – Global leader Strategy and Product Development, Cisco Systems Capital
  • Molly Simon, CLFP – Vice president and senior corporate counsel, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Ricardo Sondakh-Dorantes, CLFP – Relationship manager, UniFi Equipment Finance
  • Amanda Town, CLFP – Credit analyst, Oakmont Capital Services
  • Skii VonDracek, CLFP – Operations manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Nate Wallenhorst, CLFP – Assistant vice president – Program Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Garett Wilhite, CLFP Associate – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services
  • Chelsea Wood Thurn, CLFP – VP, funding manager, Wintrust Specialty Finance
  • Luanne Woods, CLFP – Vendor service manager, UniFi Equipment Finance
  • Kara Ziegler, CLFP Associate – Staff accountant, ECS Financial Services

Harris attended the ALFP hosted by Wintrust Specialty Finance in Irvine, CA and stated, “Going through the ALFP course and the CLFP exam was such a great experience. The material covers a wide range of topics about all aspects of the equipment leasing business; I highly recommend the class and test for anyone involved in the industry. I chose to pursue the CLFP designation so that I could challenge myself, while also learning how to better serve my company and clients. I believe that by increasing my knowledge base specific to the leasing industry, I have improved my ability to bring value to all constituents involved in the process from origination to funding to portfolio management.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 754 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates.

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