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.
The Alta Group, Managing Director & Merger and Acquisition Advisory Practice Leader
James Jackson is managing director and merger and acquisition advisory practice leader of The Alta Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in the equipment leasing and finance industry including senior financial executive roles at MicroFinancial/TimePayment, Deutsche Financial Services, AT&T Capital and Signal Capital.
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.
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.
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.
Sergey Moiseenko is a senior vice president with DBRS’s Global Structured Finance Group, primarily rating U.S. ABS transactions secured by commercial assets with a particular focus on securitizations backed by equipment financing contracts, marine container leases as well as a number of commercial esoteric assets.
Corcentric, Vice President of Sales, Capital Equipment Solutions
Tom Toton, vice president of Sales, Capital Equipment Solutions, brings nearly 40 years of extensive experience in the transportation industry to his role at Corcentric. He works with companies to determine a flexible, data-driven solution that is based on their operational and financial needs in order to optimize every asset.