Equipment Finance, Construction Group, SVP & National Sales Manager
John Crum has worked in the construction equipment finance industry for the past 20 years, holding a variety of positions in sales and credit management. He joined Wells Fargo Equipment Finance in May 2006 and currently serves as national sales manager of its Construction Group,
overseeing originations activities in the U.S. and Canada.
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.
National Truck Equipment Association, Market & Data Research Director
Steve Latin-Kasper is the market data and research director for the National Truck Equipment Association. He joined the NTEA in 1999 and provides research and analysis on markets and economic indicators relating to the work truck and truck equipment industry.
Technology Financing Strategies, IDC, Research Director
Susan Middleton is a research director for IDC’s Technology Financing Strategies and Technology Valuation Services programs and leads the research efforts for each of these programs. Middleton’s research covers many areas including market sizing, market forecasting, technological trends, vendor strategies and IT user needs and priorities. Her areas of expertise are trends in the leasing and financing market, the midrange and high-end server marketplace and enterprise storage.
Vernon Tirey, a 30-year veteran in enterprise automation solutions, is the co-founder and CEO of LeaseQ, a marketplace bringing automation and efficiency to small business borrowers looking to finance equipment to start and grow their businesses. LeaseQ’s proprietary cloud-based platform streamlines the equipment finance process for business borrowers, equipment sellers and equipment financial services companies.