Wintrust Asset Finance to Host Equipment Finance Cares Texas Event in April

Wintrust Asset Finance, a subsidiary of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, will host an Equipment Finance Cares Texas event on April 19 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. (CT) at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. The two panels at the event will be the “Human Side of Leasing” and “Best Practices.”

“Equipment Finance Cares is excited to bring our platform to the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area,” Jesse Johnson, founder of Equipment Finance Cares, said. “We are grateful to Wintrust Asset Finance for hosting and also our sponsors for making these events possible.”

The “Human Side of Leasing” panel, moderated by Sean McKenna of Great American Insurance, will include Travis Melchior of LTi Technology Solutions, Kareem Jernigan of Leasing Associates, Nancy Robles of Eastern Funding and Riley Nemeth of Wintrust Commercial Finance. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Mental health of employees
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Engaging with the younger work force
  • Work life balance

The “Best Practices” panel, moderated by Johnson, will includes Kirk Phillips of Wintrust Commercial Finance, Jill Mckean-Bilby of BOK Financial Equipment Finance, Dave Fate of Stonebriar Commercial Finance and Patrick Hoiby of Equify. The panel will focus on:

  • Sharing industry best practices
  • Current state of equipment finance
  • Women in leasing, succession planning
  • Maintaining company culture in a hybrid environment

Currently, Equipment Finance Care plans to showcase the following foundations at this event: Love Life Now Foundation, Chris Walker Educational Fund, St. Anthony’s Academy, Stonebriar ESG Initiatives and Neuro Assistance Foundation.

“Wintrust is honored to host Equipment Finance Cares here in Texas”, Phillips, who is the president and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Finance, said. “Wintrust believes in the work that Equipment Finance Cares is doing in the industry and wants to do our part to support the local Dallas community.”


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