Bill Bosco is the principal of Leasing 101, a lease consulting company. Bill has over 37 years of experience in the leasing industry. His areas of expertise are accounting, tax, financial analysis, structuring, pricing and training. Bosco has been on the ELFA accounting committee since 1988 and was chairman for 10 years. He is a frequent author and speaker on leasing topics. He has been selected to the FASB/IASB Lease Project working group. He can be reached at email@example.com, www.leasing-101.com or 914-522-3233.
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.
Vendor Equipment Finance Originations, Senior Vice President
Mike Sweeney is responsible for originations for EverBank’s Vendor Equipment Finance business which includes healthcare, office technology, industrial equipment and capital markets. From the company’s inception in 2004 as US Express Leasing, he was general manager of the healthcare business until 2013 when he assumed responsibility as SVP, originations. Sweeney brings more than 30 years of experience in the equipment finance industry to EverBank.
Scott Thacker serves as CEO of Ivory Consulting and on the Board of Directors of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association as well as its Financial Accounting Committee. He also serves as the co-director of the Research Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation.Prior to joining Ivory Consulting, Thacker was a partner at Accenture responsible for creating and delivering management consulting and software solutions to the North American equipment leasing and asset finance industry. Previously, he held leadership positions with Oracle where he was instrumental in creating the company’s now widely used Oracle Lease and Finance Management application, and with American Airlines, where he was involved in executing aircraft, equipment, real estate leases and other financial transactions.
Corcentric, Vice President of Sales, Indirect Spend and Material Handling
Sean Bliss is vice president of sales, indirect spend and material handling for Corcentric. He leads the company’s indirect spend division, expanding Corcentric’s program offerings that provide customers with additional saving opportunities in their indirect spend categories. Prior to joining Corcentric, he spent two years with The Hertz Corporation and five years with IBM’s Global Business Services.