Alistair Canal is chief growth officer of Syndifi. During the past 20 years he has helped numerous finance organizations adopt and leverage technology to grow their businesses. Syndifi is a technology organization committed to helping equipment finance companies syndicate smarter. To learn more, visit Syndifi.com.
Deborah Reuben, CLFP, is CEO & Founder of TomorrowZone, a technology strategy consulting firm specializing in advising leaders who want to make smarter decisions today and create a resilient and more profitable tomorrow.
Dillard Van Dango, the son of Dexter Van Dango, is the pen name for a greying millennial entering the peak of his equipment finance career. He has held various roles within independent and bank-owned leasing companies. A recession grad and rising rate virgin, Van Dango is also a family-renowned home chef and the world’s proudest dog dad.
The Alta Group, co-CEO & Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader
James (Jim) Jackson is co-CEO of The Alta Group and leader of its merger and acquisition advisory practice. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry and has served as a senior financial executive at MicroFinancial/ TimePayment, Deutsche Financial Services, AT&T Capital Corporation — Leasing Services and Signal Capital Corporation. He currently serves as board president of the National Equipment Finance Association.
Ken Greene is an attorney at his SoCal firm, the Law Office of Kenneth Charles Greene. He began his career with BankAmerilease in 1981 and has been a partner in several firms, including Ross & Ivanjack, one of the first law firms devoted exclusively to the equipment finance industry. He continues representation of lenders, lessors and brokers in contract preparation, compliance, licensing, litigation and transactions.
Greene is presently General Counsel to the AACFB, has served twice on the BOD of NEFA and was its Legal Committee Chairman, Legal Line Editor, Regional Committee Chair and Conference Chairman. He was Leasing News Legal Editor since early 2022.
Greene received his BA from Brandeis University and his JD from Santa Clara University School of Law. He is frequent writer and speaker on matters of leasing law.
Greene’s passions are family, music, travel and more. In his “spare” time, he plays and records with several bands and produces concerts and charity events.
Patricia Voorhees is a director of The Alta Group in the Management Consulting and Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practices. She has more than 25 years’ experience in technology and commercial finance. Her areas of expertise include B2B fintech, vendor/captive leasing, mergers and acquisitions, small-ticket leasing and pricing. Voorhees is a frequent author and speaker on fintech in asset finance and serves on the steering committee for the Commercial Equipment Marketplace Council.
Corcentric Capital Equipment Solutions, Senior Vice President Fleet Solutions
Patrick Gaskins, Senior Vice President Fleet Solutions at Corcentric Fleet Solutions, oversees both sales and operations for fleet offerings. Gaskins has grown the fleet services area by implementing an asset management database and a data-driven approach to providing clients with visibility into all areas of their fleet spend. He joined Corcentric in 2010, bringing over 30 years of experience as a financial services professional in the transportation industry.
Tamarack Technologies, President and Chief Digital Officer
Scott Nelson is the president and chief digital officer of Tamarack Technology. He is an expert in technology strategy and development including AI and automation as well as an industry expert in equipment finance. Nelson leads the company’s efforts to expand its impact on the industry through innovation using new technologies and digital transformation strategies. In his dual role at Tamarack, Nelson is responsible for the company’s vision and strategic planning as well as business operations across professional services and Tamarack’s suite of AI products. He has more than 30 years of strategic technology development, deployment and design thinking experience working with both entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies.
Timothy Appleget is director of SaaS products at Tamarack Technology. In his role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of Tamarack’s technology services offerings around data, IoT and workflow automation. He joined Tamarack in March 2021 after more than two decades in equipment finance with Wells Fargo. He has a deep understanding of enterprise solutions in the industry built on years of experience of leading technology and business operations teams.