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Converge: Past, Present & Future

Monitor pulled off an incredible event in June to celebrate its 50th anniversary, attracting nearly 300 attendees for a two-day conference that featured an all-day workshop focused on the equipment finance industry’s future and an evening gala celebrating its many successes and most influential leaders.... read more

Staff Insights: Personal Histories

Members of Monitor’s senior staff reminisce about their individual journeys with Monitor and the publication’s evolution from tabloid newspaper to multi-media company. ... read more

50 Years 50 Moments

During its 50-year run as the premier publication in the equipment finance arena, Monitor has always been there to tell the industry’s story. In a sector like equipment finance, however, there are always more tales to tell, so leaders from across the equipment finance industry shared some of their enduring memories, funniest anecdotes, vital insights and top pieces of advice from the last 50 years.... read more

How Do You Tell the Story of an Industry? Tracing Equipment Finance’s Past, Present and Future

During its 50 years covering the equipment finance industry, Monitor has seen the sector constantly reshape itself in response to new legislation, technology advancements and customer needs, but in addition to its adaptability, the industry’s people have always been at the heart of its long-time success. ... read more

Rising to the Challenge: Golobic Takes an Iterative Approach to Innovation

Tony Golobic reflects on the growth of the company he founded in 1992, Great America Financial Services, as he hands the reins to a leadership team of the next generation led by his son, Martin Golobic. ... read more

Expanding Access to Credit in Equipment Leasing

The U.S. is powered by small businesses, but many of these companies have limited access to capital. Bill Phelan and Barry Ripes discuss this trend and outline how Equifax is helping to improve financial inclusion in the industry.... read more

Transformational Leadership: Human Experience is the Future of the Industry

In a special essay for Monitor, Nancy Robles reflects on the increasing importance of honoring the human experience within a company culture. She says the most successful companies will be built on integrity, ethics, trust and humanity.... read more

Reflections on 30-Years of Business Strategy

Bill Verhelle of Innovation Finance USA looks back at how equipment finance business strategies have changed during his career and asks if the industry’s business models may be poised to make another transition. ... read more

A Passion for Education: Amembal Expands His Impact on Equipment Finance

A love for teaching led Sudhir Amembal to the equipment leasing industry 45 years ago, and he has no intention of leaving anytime soon. In an interview with Monitor, he reflects on the highlights of his career and shares advice for the next generation of equipment finance leaders. ... read more

Tapping into Servant Leadership: Jones Speaks of Mentors, Ideals and Lessons Learned

Mike Jones, president of vendor equipment finance at First Citizens Bank, has watched the equipment finance industry and its people blossom over time. Touched by inspirations like former EverBank executive Jim McGrane and others, Jones embodies servant leadership by embracing his team for the greater good.... read more

A Potent Combination: Fate Reflects on Decades of Success

Dave Fate, CEO and co-founder of Stonebriar Commercial Finance, is a household name in the equipment finance world. Fate details his formative years and the people who gave him a chance as well as a few ways he’s paid it forward to the next generation.... read more

Two Peas Create a Pod

Asking themselves “What would Abe do?” led Crit DeMent and Miles Herman to founding LEAF Commercial Capital. Chairman DeMent and CEO Miles explore their excitement and optimism for the equipment finance industry and how they are optimizing opportunities to grow LEAF in this dynamic sector.... read more

Dedicated to Hard Work: How Kropschot Became an M&A Guru

Bruce Kropschot shares the story of how he got his start in the equipment finance industry, how the City of Brotherly Love and Monitor played a pivotal role in his success and how relationships and hard work helped him close more than 200 mergers and acquisitions in his 51-year equipment finance career.... read more

Straightforward Success: Stephenson’s Vantage Point

Bill Stephenson, CEO of PEAC Solutions, reflects on his legacy in the equipment finance industry, from those who aided him in his rise to success to those who will oversee the next era of transformation and growth. With an accomplished career and track record of success, Stephenson remains at the heart of change and says the next disruption to the equipment finance industry is already here. ... read more

Leading with a Purpose: Patel Emphasizes the Importance of Curiosity

As head of equipment finance at Wells Fargo, Amrita Patel’s strong history of achieving outstanding results propels her forward as she creates her own path and makes a name for herself as a leader. ... read more

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