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.
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.
K. Bill Dost is president of D&D Leasing, a global equipment leasing and finance provider to small businesses and entrepreneurial companies. He is a Toronto Chapter board member in the Entrepreneurs Organization, an international group based in Alexandria, VA; a board member of the Finance and Lease Association; and he is also active in the European Leasing Foundation and other industry trade groups serving brokers and asset finance companies.
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.
Melisa Carter, marketing director for The Alta Group, has enjoyed a 35-year career in the equipment finance industry, focusing on new market and product development, as well as strategic marketing in North America and abroad. Melisa provides counsel to Alta clients in each of the firm’s core practice areas. Her extensive knowledge of the equipment finance industry and proven ability to craft and implement effective market and product development strategies enables organizations to achieve strategic growth and profitability goals.
Neal Salisian is a partner with the Los Angeles-based law firm Salisian|Lee LLP. His practice focuses on general business litigation on behalf of clients in the areas of finance, real estate, entertainment and contractual disputes in a number of related industries.
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. He has over 25 years of experience as a financial services professional in the transportation industry.
Steven E. Byrnes, a principal of Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc., manages the global consultancy’s Diversified Lending subject matter resources. Byrnes is a results-oriented leader with three decades of proven experience in technology, finance and operations. He has been involved in transformation initiatives for more than 50 of the largest global lending and leasing institutions, helping organizations deliver capabilities focused on strategic objectives including long-term efficiencies and profitable expansion.