The Corporation for Interest Rate Management, President
Christina Ochs, President of The Corporation for Interest Rate Management, has worked in interest rate risk management for the past 18 years, gaining experience in almost every operational role at the CIRM. Having first earned her bachelor's degree from New York University she then gained an MBA from St. John's University of Rome.A passionate leader, Christina is a member of the Women's Presidents Organization. She also sits on various boards including the Women's Board of The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Chicago Chamber Music Society, the Active Transport Alliance, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cook County.
Dexter Van Dango is a pen name for a real person who is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in the equipment leasing industry. A self-described portly, middle-aged, graying, balding leasing guy in the twilight of a mediocre career, Van Dango will provide occasional insight from the front lines via Monitor.
North Mill Equipment Finance, Chief Marketing Officer
Don Cosenza, CLFP, is North Mill Equipment Finance’s chief marketing officer. He is responsible for leading the company’s sales and marketing efforts with a primary focus on devising and implementing its promotion and third-party distribution strategy. Leveraging his more than 25 years as a marketing leader, Cosenza manages all branding, social media, business development, broker and customer relations and product marketing initiatives for the company.
Kevin P. Prykull is an expert in credit risk management strategy and a director at The Alta Group, who helps clients develop appropriate risk profiles, credit policies and procedures, as well as best practices for managing inflation and other risk factors affecting the business of equipment finance. He is an equipment leasing and finance professional with experience in all major aspects of the industry, working in banks, captive and independent leasing companies. His previous positions include more than 30 years at PNC Equipment Finance, most recently as senior vice president and credit underwriting executive.
Tamarack Technologies, President and Chief Digital Officer
Scott Nelson is the president and chief digital officer of Tamarack Technology. He is an expert in technology strategy and development including AI and automation as well as an industry expert in equipment finance. Nelson leads the company’s efforts to expand its impact on the industry through innovation using new technologies and digital transformation strategies. In his dual role at Tamarack, Nelson is responsible for the company’s vision and strategic planning as well as business operations across professional services and Tamarack’s suite of AI products. He has more than 30 years of strategic technology development, deployment and design thinking experience working with both entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies.
Susan Carol is chief executive officer of Susan Carol Creative, a full-service multi-media communications firm that specializes in equipment leasing and finance, technology, and healthcare markets. Founded in 1989, the agency was incorporated as Susan Carol Associates Public Relations, Inc. in the state of Virginia.