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2024 Monitor 100: Banks Pull Back From Equipment Finance

For the first time since GE Capital departed the Monitor 100 ranking, the No. 1 company in net assets and new business volume is not a bank. Nearly 60% of U.S. bank affiliates reduced their new business volume in 2023 marking the end of an equipment finance era.... read more

Creating Success With The Human Side Of Technology: LTi Celebrates 35th Anniversary

LTi Technology Solutions is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Randy Haug sat down with Monitor to reflect on some of the company’s proudest moments, discuss the challenges the industry faces today and share his predictions for the future of equipment finance.... read more

2024 Monitor 100 Letter from the Editor

In the 12 years that I've been involved in creating the Monitor 100, this is the very first time that we are sending the issue to press in mid-May! Our team is excited to deliver our most anticipated issue of the year a little early.... read more

Monitor 100 CEO Roundtable: Positivity And Perseverance Through 2024 And Beyond

Monitor sat down with five prominent leaders from Monitor 100 companies to discuss the past, present and future of the industry and their organizations. Each leader reflects on their companies’ successes over the past year, the challenges and opportunities they’re currently facing and their plans for strategic adaption to an evolving market landscape coupled with rapid technological advancement.... read more

2023 Monitor 100: Growth Amid Economic Anxiety

The Monitor 100 companies continued to chart steady growth despite a looming recession, ongoing inflation, a rising rate environment, climbing capital costs and mounting margin pressure. With a recession in the forecast and a cooling job market, the group continues to contend with supply chain challenges while striving to become more efficient and effective companies.... read more

Gregory Kalescky: Taking Care of Your People

Gregory Kalescky, president and CEO of Transport Funding, says taking care of your team translates to your team taking care of your customers. Enlightened by almost 40 years of experience in the equipment finance industry, Kalescky shares what he thinks is most important for leading a company.... read more

Martha Ahlers: Developing Today to Succeed Tomorrow

Developing employees is the key to successfully building a company and a portfolio, according to Martha Ahlers, president of United Leasing & Finance. By prioritizing constant improvement, Ahlers has United on track to simplify processes for customers and meet the challenges of the future.... read more

Joe Leonard: Consistently Building and Retaining Customer Relationships

Joe Leonard is one of the founders of Oakmont Capital Services and for the last 25 years, he has led the company by prioritizing customer service and retention. Now that Oakmont has entered the Monitor 100, Leonard is even more dedicated to its continued growth.... read more

2023 Monitor 100 Letter from the Editor

In what has already been a big year for Monitor, I’m excited to bring you the annual Monitor 100. As the home of our flagship ranking report, the Monitor 100 issue is always a special event for us each year, but it seems particularly important as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.... read more

Bouncing Back: The Vendor Top 40 Achieve 10.9% Y/Y Growth

The vendor channel experienced a resurgence in 2021, reporting 10.9% growth in activity — the highest percentage gain achieved by the group since 2013. The top three — DLL, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance and Bank of America Global Leasing — held on to their ranks while major shifts took place in the channel due to a flurry of acquisition activity and new entrants. ... read more

2021 MONITOR 101+ Smaller Group Achieves 23.3% Portfolio Growth

The companies who make up the Monitor 101+ continued to expand in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, achieving an annual portfolio increase of 23.2% and an uptick in volume of 1.8%. Sany Capital USA topped the asset ranking, while Liberty Commercial Finance retained its position as the highest generator of new business volume. ... read more

2021 Monitor 100: Optimism Abounds for Recovery — NBV Forecast Up 10.8%

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is evident in this year’s Monitor 100. Although net assets and volume declined year over year, forecasts predict a full recovery by year-end, with portfolios and originations expected to increase 5.3% and 10.8%, respectively. Despite a tumultuous year, John Deere Financial claimed the volume crown and rose to runner-up in the portfolio ranking. ... read more

Impact Players Enter the Limelight

Most of the time, Monitor talks with top leadership about a company’s achievements. Time and time again, these leaders attribute success to their people. This year, we asked the Monitor 100 companies to nominate an impact player who played a critical role in advancing the company. We celebrate five of these MVPs in this special feature. ... read more

Never Stop Innovating

After a fortuitous stumble into equipment finance, Scott McClain built a rewarding career through industry exploration and relationship development. McClain’s passion for smart growth has earned IBERIA a spot on the Monitor 100 and a recently closed merger with First Horizon Bank.... read more

Positioning Teams for Success

Robert Cobleigh leads Peapack Capital with a focus on coaching people to bring out their best. His passion for playing to individual strengths is a driving force behind the company’s growth and placement in the Monitor 100. ... read more

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