ELFA - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equipping Business for Success

Operations & Technology Excellence Award

About the Award

The Operations & Technology Excellence (O&TE) Award Program recognizes finance organizations that are driving increased business value by having successfully implemented an operational excellence initiative, a technology innovation project, a digital client/employee experience, and/or achieving a demonstrated mindset shift to a culture of continuous innovation.

OTE Award

Do you have a standout project? Enter to win recognition for your hard work!

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  • 2023: Oakmont Capital Services
  • 2022: Meridian OneCap Credit Corp.
  • 2021: Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co. (CFCL), a Sasser Family Company
  • 2020: TIAA Commercial Finance Inc.; COVID-19 Special Project Winner is Volvo Financial Services
  • 2019: Cisco Systems Capital Corporation and John Deere Financial
  • 2018: CWB National Leasing Inc.
  • 2017:  CIT Direct Capital and Mintaka Financial; Honorable Mention: Cisco Systems Capital
  • 2016: LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. and National Leasing
  • 2015: Element Financial Corporation and Quick Bridge Funding, LLC
  • 2014: BB&T Equipment Finance Corporation and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Inc.
  • 2013: TCF Equipment Finance, Inc. and SunPower Corporation.
  • 2012: LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. and AIG Commercial Asset Finance
  • 2011: First American Equipment Finance and ICON Capital Corporation
  • 2010: Winthrop Resources Corporation
  • 2009: Key Equipment Finance, PHH Arval
  • 2008: Orion First Financial LLC, Trinity Industries Leasing Co.
  • 2007: TCF Equipment Finance, California First National Bancorp, and Xerox Capital Services
  • 2006: Farm Credit Leasing
  • 2005: Styx Capital, Relational LLC
  • 2004: Cisco Systems Capital Corporation
  • 2003: AgStar Financial Services, National Leasing Group
  • 2002: ABB Financial Services, IBM Global Financing, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation