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Monitor’s 50th Anniversary Event Sparks Innovation, Honors Equipment Finance Industry Leaders

Monitor, the leading publication in the equipment finance industry, held Converge, its 50th anniversary celebration, in Philadelphia on Wednesday and Thursday, featuring a full-day conference and an evening gala during which it announced the winners of the 2023 Converge Awards. read more

Western Equipment Finance Expands Team

Sal Cifala, Blake Dupuy, Howard Eisner, Carol Francis, Eddie Sullivan and Cathy Taskaya joined Western Equipment Finance. Cifala, Eisner, Francis, Sullivan and Taskaya recently departed Firestone Financial, while DuPuy joined after 18 years with H&E Equipment. read more

Bakke to Retire from Western Equipment Finance, Palmer Succeeds Bakke

Laurie Bakke, president of Western Equipment Finance, is set to retire at the end of 2022. Chad Palmer will succeed Bakke as president of Western Equipment Finance in Jan. 2023. read more

Western Equipment Finance Adds Former Firestone Financial Team Members

Western Equipment Finance added Sal Cifala, Howard Eisner, Carol Francis, Eddie Sullivan and Cathy Taskaya. All five experienced industry professionals recently departed Firestone Financial. read more

The Other Side: Industry Executives Share Perspectives on Pandemic-Era Leadership

The leaders of five top equipment finance companies have a conversation with Eric McGriff, founder and president of Pinnacle Advisory Services, regarding their respective leadership challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have emerged on the back-end of the crisis.... read more

Western Equipment Finance Adds Three to Team

Western Equipment Finance hired Marie DeWitt as a collections and remarketing specialist, Austin Eiler as a national business development manager and Bobbie Rota as an asset manager. read more

Western Equipment Finance Adds Four to New Marshall, MN Office  

Matt Bauer, Amy Page, Josh Kiley and Brian Frana have joined Western Equipment Finance. The four new team members will be located in Western’s new office in Marshall, MN. read more

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Surges in June

Confidence in the equipment finance market increased to 45.8, up from the May index of 25.8, according to the June 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. read more

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