STRIPES Leadership Program Announces Master Workshop with Industry ‘Greats’

STRIPES Leadership Program, the professional and personal leadership development program created in partnership with Monitor and designed to challenge and inspire best-in-class leaders within the equipment finance industry, announced a truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about leadership from the industry’s best of the best.

STRIPES Leadership Program created a workshop with the following renowned leaders: Vince Belcastro, group head of syndications and capital markets at Element Fleet Management; Ellen Comeaux, senior vice president and commercial division sales leader at TIAA Bank; Dave Normandin, president and CEO at Wintrust Specialty Finance; Will Perry, president at Regions Equipment Finance; Mike Romanowski, president at Farm Credit Leasing at CoBank; Rafe Rosato, chief innovation officer at DLL; Howard Shiebler, president at Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance; Adam Warner, president at Key Equipment Finance; and Bill Verhelle, CEO at QuickFi by Innovation Finance.

This esteemed group of leaders will lead a Master Workshop titled “In the Lead: Wisdom and Practical Advice for Extraordinary Leadership.” In this Master Workshop, these equipment finance leaders will share their deep knowledge of the industry, their unique leadership journeys and strategies, and how they honed the tools and skills required for leadership throughout their careers. In addition, there will be a Q&A session designed for STRIPES’ participants to ask questions of these renowned industry leaders.

STRIPES Leadership Program is a 10-month, rich and unique leadership development experience. The curriculum is designed to present opportunities for participants to expand both personally and professionally to enhance their leadership potential. With a mixture of assessments, a three-day Breakthrough experience, Master Talks, Master Workshops, a mentor/mentee program, Breakthrough Reflection sessions, small working cohort groups, professional coaching and leadership development plans, STRIPES Leadership Program delivers a transformative journey for leaders.

“Our industry’s success over the past few decades has been largely due to the leaders who took equipment finance from a nascent industry to a major contributor to the economy,” Lisa Rafter, CEO and founder of STRIPES Leadership Program, said. “In this Master Workshop, you get to hear from these very leaders, learn from their personal journeys and listen as they share about their vision for the industry’s future. It’s a pretty extraordinary and intimate opportunity to be with industry greats.”

STRIPES Leadership Program offers a 10-month, certificate granting program that provides immersive training delivered by recognized industry leaders and best-in-class leadership experts, including a partnership with global management consultancy firm Gap International. STRIPES offers rich components that build sustainably competitive transformations on both a personal and professional level.

STRIPES Leadership Program’s curriculum includes:

  • Breakthrough Leadership Self-Assessment (BLSA) in Partnership with Gap International
  • Three-Day Breakthrough Intensive Program in Partnership with Gap International
  • Individual Three-to-Five Year Living Leadership Development Plan
  • Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Master Talks with Recognized Industry Leaders
  • Master Workshops with Recognized Industry Leaders and Best-in-Class Leadership Experts
  • Breakthrough Reflection Sessions
  • Independent Cohort Working Groups
  • Certification and Minimum Requirements

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