Equipment Finance Cares Hosts 45 Industry Professionals at Latest Event in Costa Mesa, CA



Equipment Finance Cares held an event last week at Regents Capital’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. More than 45 equipment finance professionals representing 30 different organizations attended the event.

“We had [a] great lineup of panels and speakers for our latest event,” Jesse Johnson, vice president of sales and marketing for JDR Solutions and founder of Equipment Finance Cares, said. “Regents did a great job hosting the event and we raised our largest amount to date that we will be splitting between the foundations that were showcased.”

The program offered two industry thought-leading panels. First, Jaimie Haver, CLFP, CEO of Happy Manufacturing, moderated the “best practices” panel, which featured Kyin Lok of Dext Capital; Amy Spragg, CLFP, of Pacifica Capital; and Don Hansen of Regents Capital. The second, “human side of leasing” panel was moderated by Johnson and featured Nancy Robles of Eastern Funding; Scott Thacker, CLFP, of Ivory Consulting; Maggie Holly, CLFP, of Hanmi Bank; and David Rhoads of Blue Street Capital.

The panel discussions touched on topics such as industry best practices; hiring and maintaining a remote salesforce; supply chain disruption; overcoming pandemic-related business disruption; diversity, equity and inclusion; mental health of employees; and more.

The foundations that were showcased during the event were the Tam Ky Project, the Walk to End Lupus, the Ridgewood School, Rise Against Hunger, Beyond Blindness, the Love Life Now Foundation, the Equipment Lease & Finance Foundation and the Chris Walker Education Fund.

“This EFC event was very intimate and gave me an opportunity to know more about people I have known for years on a deeply personal level. I heard stories that inspired and moved me,” Haver said.  “I feel a different connection to people I may never have had the courage to approach.”

Equipment Finance Cares is finalizing dates and locations for 2022 events.

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