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Chris Hemler

Hovde Group, Senior Vice President

Chris Hemler is a senior vice president on Hovde Group’s specialty finance investment banking team, the top ranked M&A practice to the commercial finance sector, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence (2019 and 2020). Hemler specializes in advising equipment finance companies on sell-side and buy-side transactions, valuations and debt and equity capital raises.

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Eric McGriff

Pinnacle Advisory Services, Founder and President

Eric McGriff is Founder and President of Pinnacle Advisory Services.

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Ian Koplin

Monitor, Editor

Ian Koplin is Editor for Monitor, ABFJournal, DealMaker and Commercial Factor magazines.

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John-Paul Smolenski

MMP Capital, President and CEO

John-Paul Smolenski is President and CEO of MMP Capital.

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LESLIE BROWN

Mak Global Corporation, Owner

Owner of Mak Global Corporation and an 18-year equipment finance professional, Leslie Brown, CLFP, has served as an elected member of the CLFP Foundation board for two years. She is also an active member of the AACFB and has served as a staff writer for the official publication of the AACFB.

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Paul Bent

The Alta Group, Senior managing director

Paul Bent is senior managing director of The Alta Group and leader of its legal services practice. He has several decades of experience as an investment banker, equipment leasing CEO and transaction attorney. He wishes to thank the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, other trade groups and the private California attorneys who have contributed greatly to helping steer the DFPI in a workable crafting of these impending regulations.

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Phil Neuffer

ABF Journal, Senior Editor

Phil Neuffer is senior editor of ABF Journal.

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Ray Ellingsen

Corcentric, Vice President, Syndication

Ray Ellingsen is Vice President of Syndication and Operations, Corcentric. He has more than 25 years of experience in the syndication, equipment lease finance and commercial banking industry. At Corcentric he is responsible for growing and maintaining national funding source relationships with complementary valued-added financial institutions and equipment finance organizations, as well as developing customized, customer-focused, life-cycle fleet management financing programs.

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Rick Remiker

The Alta Group equipment finance advisors, Vice chairman of The Alta Group equipment finance advisors

Rick Remiker is a vice chairman of The Alta Group equipment finance advisors. His regulatory, risk management and investor relations insights inform work for Alta’s clients. Rick previously served as chief commercial banking executive and senior executive vice president of Huntington National Bank, where he led its equipment finance business earlier in his career. His past experience also includes launching Merrill Lynch Capital’s commercial equipment finance business and holding top leadership positions in the ELFA. He can be reached at rremiker@thealtagroup.com.

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Rita Garwood

Monitor, Editor in Chief

Rita E. Garwood is editor in chief of Monitor.

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Sean Scampton

Leasepath, Director of Sales & Marketing

Sean Scampton is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Leasepath, an intelligent workplace solution for Customer Engagement (CRM) and Originations (LOS) built exclusively for asset finance brokers and funding sources. He has worked with cloud-hosted Microsoft technology for more than eight years, providing consultation and guidance to the financial services industry, municipal governments and fortune 500 companies. Scampton is a member of the ELFA, NEFA, CFLA, NACFB, and is a regular fixture at industry events.

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