‘Electric’ NACLB Conference Provides Engagement, Education

by Kris Roglieri and Joseph G. Bonanno

Kris Roglieri has more than 20 years of commercial finance and real estate finance experience. Besides founding the industry’s only conference NACLB, he owns and operates two national commercial finance companies, Prime Commercial Lending and Durham Commercial Capital, which finance more than $300 million in loans yearly. Additionally Roglieri also founded the nation’s only finance marketing firm, The Finance Marketing Group, which provides a full spectrum of marketing services to banks, lenders, brokers and financial services companies across the world. Roglieri has been often tapped into for his commercial lending expertise as well as quoted in publications and news outlets such as Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox Business News, The Washington Post and Bloomberg just to name a few. He was recently named one of New York States top business leaders in Forbes Magazine with his group of companies

Joseph G. Bonanno is a past equipment finance industry special consultant to The World Bank for industry development in Kosovo and Russia (which he says were very interesting trips) and an industry educational and testifying expert witness in equipment finance litigation. He was appointed by then Governor Bill Weld to the Massachusetts Governor’s Counsel to facilitate adoption of UCC Articles 2A and 9 in Massachusetts, testified before a joint session of the Massachusetts legislature in favor of adoption and was a Massachusetts Continuing legal education co-instructor to other attorneys, past (six) Term Certified Leasing and Finance Professional board member, CLFP review instructor and instructor for past independent leasing institutes. He has been interviewed by nationally syndicated columnists for comment on leasing industry court decisions, authored and co-authored numerous published articles and conducted educational seminars. He has also been a guest lecturer at Boston’s Suffolk University and The Massachusetts School of Law.

Joseph G. Bonanno and Kris Roglieri provide details on the third annual conference of the National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers. Increased attendance, engaging sessions and peer-to-peer education were just some of the highlights.

The National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers held its third annual conference in Orlando, FL recently. There is only one word to describe the event: “FANTABULOUS!”

At the most recent count, 714 (that’s not a typo) attendees gathered for networking and education. One of the most impressive things that I saw was that the exhibit hall never closed, even during the general and breakout sessions. Each time I walked through the exhibit hall, I always saw people talking, I never saw an exhibitor alone or looking down at their cell phones. Even though the hall remained open, the general and breakout sessions were packed and the breakout sessions never ended. There was always open post session dialogue between the presenters and session attendees. It was truly the attendees that created the electricity that everyone felt.

Among the many awards that were presented was the “Broker Deal of the Year,” which was a $60 million (that’s not a typo either) project financing facilitated by a broker. That broker came up to the concluding lunchtime podium and in the spirit of peer-to-peer industry education, shared the experience of the deal with everyone in attendance.

NACLB is not on the radar, they are the radar. They have made great strides in their short three year history of networking and educational conferences. They are the industry standard and the industry leader for the needs of the 21st century commercial loan broker. And above and beyond all that, they are all genuinely nice people.

Planning for the 2018 NACLB conference begins, believe it or not, in November. Watch for special announcements, new developments and continued growth of NACLB over the next 12 months. If you’re a 21st century broker, NACLB is where you belong.

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