David G. Mayer is a partner in the global Aviation Practice Group at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton in Dallas, Texas. His practice spans a wide range of private aircraft matters including federal regulatory compliance, federal and state tax planning, purchases, sales, leasing and financing, risk management and aircraft operations. He is adept at negotiating transactions and disputes with OEMs. Mayer often represents high wealth individual and corporate aircraft owners, flight departments, lessees, borrowers, operators, sellers, purchasers and managers. Mayer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and +1 (214) 780-1306.
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.
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.
Joe Sebik is a CPA who has worked in the equipment finance industry since 1980. Currently employed by Siemens Financial Services, he has worked for PwC, IBM Credit, Citicorp Global Equipment Finance, Chase Equipment Leasing and JPMorgan’s Tax-Oriented Investments group. His roles have spanned all aspects of equipment finance, from auditing to financial reporting to transaction structuring and marketing to tax reporting. He has been on the ELFA’s Accounting Committee for more than 13 years and has been the chairman of the ELFA’s Federal Tax Committee since 2013. He has written extensively about the industry including numerous technical portfolios for Bloomberg/BNA on both lease accounting and the economics of equipment finance.
Kenneth P. Weinberg is a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C., and practices in the area of commercial finance, focusing on equipment leasing, equipment finance and renewable energy project finance. He has penned Dispatches from the Trenches since 2002.
Institute of Personal Development, Writer & Professional Speaker
Linda Kester is a bestselling author and professional speaker with 25 years of experience in leasing sales and marketing management. As founder of the Institute of Personal Development, Kester has helped hundreds of salespeople increase their volume. Her book, 366 Marketing Tips for Equipment Leasing, has produced results for leasing companies in the U.S., UK and Australia. For more information, visit lindakester.com.
Lisa A. Miller has worked in the equipment finance and ABL industry for nearly two decades. While senior marketing communications manager at Key Equipment Finance, she began writing executive by-lined articles for the Monitor. As a freelance writer, she continues to write for the Monitor, ABF Journal and other business and marketing publications. She resides in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, Vice President of Financial Services
Patrick Gaskins is Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations, Capital Equipment Solutions, for Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest Business Services). In his role, he oversees the sales and syndications functions of the Capital Equipment Solutions department at Corcentric. He has over 25 years of experience as a financial services professional in the transportation industry.