ELFA Announces Members of 2022 Business Council Steering Committees

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association revealed the results of the its business council steering committee elections, naming the individuals who will serve on the committees covering the bank, captive and vendor finance, independent, service provider and small-ticket sectors in 2022.

The committees provide input on the direction of the ELFA, meet the needs of members in their respective areas and serve as a bridge between members and the ELFA’s board of directors and staff. Each committee keeps its finger on the pulse of the industry, assessing sector trends and how they may impact the association’s membership and the association itself.

“We are pleased to recognize the 2022 business council steering committee members who will play an important role in the ELFA community in the year ahead,” Ralph Petta, president and CEO of the ELFA, said. “We are fortunate to have engaged volunteers who will contribute their time and energy to advancing our association’s critical mission in a wide range of areas, from advocacy to professional development.”

The committee members were elected by the ELFA’s business council membership for a term of two years on a staggered basis.

The bank business council steering committee represents bank-owned and bank-related organizations that utilize internal funding. They may encompass bank departments, divisions or affiliates, or divisions or subsidiaries of bank holding companies. The committee members for 2022 are:

  • Sean Svoboda, Farm Credit Leasing (Committee Chair)
  • Eric Bunnell, Arvest Equipment Finance*
  • Maureen Carr, Pacific Western Bank (Board Liaison)
  • Mark Farlin, LEAF Commercial Capital*
  • Adam Fay, First American Equipment Finance, an RBC/City National Company*
  • Thomas Forbes, Wintrust Commercial Finance*
  • Kris Foster, Pinnacle Financial Partners*
  • Craig George, Truist Equipment Finance
  • Amy Gestal, Huntington Technology Finance
  • Bryan Grantham, Regions Equipment Finance*
  • Matthew Hand, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance*
  • Dale Kluga, Providence Equipment Finance, a Division of Providence Bank & Trust
  • Svetlana Kralik, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance (ETAC Liaison)
  • Dennis Magarro, Peapack Capital*
  • Martha McGuire, First Bank Chicago, a Division of First Bank of Highland Park
  • Jill McKean-Bilby, BOK Financial Equipment Finance.
  • Theresa Provencher, Bank of America Global Leasing*
  • Jourdan Saegusa, Midland Equipment Finance, a division of Midland States Bank*
  • Robert Seltzer, BciCapital
  • Marci Slagle, BankFinancial
  • Stan Walker, Citizens Asset Finance
  • Ken Walters, Investors Bank Equipment Finance

The captive and vendor finance business council steering committee represents financial services organizations that provide sales-assisted financing and vendor and manufacturer support activities, either on a third-party or captive basis. The committee members for 2022 are:

  • Jayma Sandquist, John Deere Financial (Committee Chair)*
  • Mark Bainbridge, Caterpillar Financial Services*
  • Joe Banister, LEAF Commercial Capital*
  • Jon Biorkman, Healthcare Financial Services, GE Healthcare (Board Liaison)
  • Brian Bower, Bank of America Global Leasing*
  • Todd Clegg, TCF Capital Solutions, a division of TCF National Bank*
  • Mike Elmasry, IBM Global Financing
  • Dan Hathcoat, Summit Funding Group*
  • Xiang Ji, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance*
  • Christopher Johnson, Pitney Bowes Global Financial Services
  • Sherrie Kalajian, Presidio Technology Capital
  • Mark Lombardi, GE Healthcare Financial Services*
  • Brian Lowe, Verdant Commercial Capital
  • Jeremy McCulloch, Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services*
  • Chris Meeks, OnPoint Capital
  • Kara Miyasato, Stryker’s Flex Financial
  • Vince Mollica, CIT
  • Dan Nuss, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance*
  • Sara Palmer, Key Equipment Finance
  • Larry Scherzer, Cisco Systems Capital
  • Eileen Schoonmaker, DLL*
  • Justin Tabone, TIAA Commercial Finance
  • Greg Vandewalker, GreatAmerica Financial Services
  • Camtu Vo, DLL (ETAC Liaison)
  • Dan Willems Van Dijk, CNH Industrial Capital

The independent business council steering committee represents non-bank-owned organizations that provide financing through lines of credit, discounting relationships or other funding vehicles. The committee members for 2022 are:

  • Jonathan Albin, Nexseer Capital (Committee Chair)
  • Kimberly Adair, Amur Equipment Finance
  • Hollis Bufferd, Star Hill Financial*
  • Deborah Cole, Gaelic Leasing*
  • Roman Gajda, ENGS Commercial Finance*
  • Autumn Heseltine, Insight Investments
  • Rick Matte, Encina Equipment Finance*
  • Zoe Mitchell, Macquarie Specialized and Asset Finance
  • Brian Mulder, FORT Capital Resources*
  • Chris Pagano, Mitsubishi HC Capital America*
  • Jennifer Sablowski, LeasePlan USA
  • Mark Scardigli, Marlin Capital Solutions
  • Howard Shiebler, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance*
  • Harrison Smith, Stonebriar Commercial Finance (ETAC Liaison)
  • Bruce Winter, FSG Capital (Board Liaison)

The service providers business council steering committee represents organizations and firms providing a variety of related services to the members of the other four business councils. Associated company types include accounting, collections, law, consulting, software, equipment management, university/government, executive recruiters, insurance, nonprofits/associations and publishers. The committee members for 2022 are:

  • Jon Gerson, Executive Solutions for Leasing and Finance (Committee Chair)
  • Tara Aasand, LTi Technology Solutions
  • Todd Anderson, CSC
  • Jeffery Bilbrey, Leasepath
  • Susan Carol, Susan Carol Creative*
  • Ben Court, Stinson*
  • Kelly DeCarteret, DeCarteret Transport
  • Joe Franco, CLFP, FIS*
  • Julia Gavrilov, Moritt Hock & Hamroff*
  • Sean McKenna, Great American Insurance Group (ETAC Liaison)
  • Barry Ripes, Equifax Company (Board Liaison)
  • Cody Sanguinetti, CLFP, Great American Insurance Group*
  • Douglas Williams, JDR Solutions

The small-ticket business council steering committee represents financial services organizations primarily involved in transactions under $250,000, either individually or through lines. The committee members for 2022 are:

  • Brad Peterson, Channel (Committee Chair)
  • Robert Ceribelli, DLL
  • Mike Coon, Hanmi Bank
  • Cole Farmer, Blue Street Capital (ETAC Liaison)
  • Nicholas Gibbens, CLFP, Wintrust Specialty Finance*
  • Brent Hall, CLFP, Alliance Funding Group
  • Stephanie Hall, BankFinancial
  • Richard Irwin, Marlin Capital Solutions
  • Chris Lerma, CLFP, AP Equipment Financing
  • Brient Mills, JB&B Capital*
  • Robert Neagle, Finova Capital (Board Liaison)
  • Kayla Perlinger, Oakmont Capital Services*
  • Ryan Schlenner, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
  • Allen Snelling, Financial Pacific Leasing, an Umpqua Bank Company
  • Todd Wainwright, Amur Equipment Finance*

Asterisks indicate members who were newly elected or re-elected in the 2021 elections. The ETAC Liaisons are representatives from ELFA’s Emerging Talent Advisory Council.

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