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Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable

April 09, 2019

Swissôtel Chicago
Chicago, IL


The Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable is a small, highly-interactive half-day program designed to bring senior executives together for information sharing and critical thinking about the issues facing you each day as leaders of your organization. The roundtable will also provide an unparalleled networking opportunity.

The roundtable will be held from noon-4:30pm on Tuesday, April 9th, immediately preceding the National Funding Conference. It will begin with a joint luncheon with attendees of the Bank and Independent Best Practices Roundtables.

Who Should Attend?

The roundtable is open to senior executives of ELFA member captive and vendor finance companies.

The Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable is sponsored by The Alta Group.

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Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
ELFA Member $400.00
Meeting Room Exhibitor and Captives Roundtable $400.00

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Agenda
 
11:00am-Noon Check-in
 
Noon-1:30pm General Session and luncheon
The general session and luncheon will be held jointly with the attendees of the Bank, Captive and Vendor Finance and Independent Roundtables.
 
1:30pm-1:45pm Break
 
1:45pm-4:30pm Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable
View brochure for detailed agenda.

Available Functions

  Women in Leasing Reception

Speakers

John Cooper

Director, NAFTA Financial Services Business Solutions
CNH Industrial Capital LLC



Diane Croessmann

Director
The Alta Group LLC


Diane joined Lenovo in 2008 as Managing Director of Lenovo WW Financial Services.   In 2016, her role expanded to include WW Device as a Service.   Prior to Lenovo, Diane worked for Xerox Corporation in various executive positions including VP North America Business Operations and Financing, where she managed leasing operations and supported the development of managed print solutions.      
 
With a concentration of experience in leasing and managed services, Diane was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Equipment Leasing and Financing Association (ELFA) in 2014.  During her term on the board, she led a task force on the transformation from traditional financing to managed solutions and continues to participate in worldwide panels on the topic.
 
She earned an accounting degree at Syracuse University and practiced as a CPA with Ernst & Young prior to starting her career in the leasing and financial services industry.

Troy Graziani

Director of Corporate Operations and Business Intelligence
Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc.



Thomas Meredith

Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Board
DLL



Vincent Mollica

Managing Director
CIT



Deborah Reuben, CLFP

President
Reuben Creative, LLC


Deborah Reuben, CLFP is President of Reuben Creative, LLC a consulting firm specializing in strategic process and technology consulting for lending and leasing.  An equipment finance industry veteran, she has a broad professional background in both financial services (Wells Fargo and TCF) and the software industry (HCL and Linedata Capitalstream).  
 
Author of multiple articles, she is a contributor to studies and publications and authored The Certified Lease & Finance Professionals' Handbook Sixth Edition. A frequent speaker at industry events, she served as chair of the ELFA Operations and Technology committee, is a founding member of the ELFA Women's Council.
 
Known for connecting the dots in unconventional ways, her unique industry experience, creative facilitation approach, and a keen eye for future trends enables her to bring forward-thinking insights and original ideas to developing roadmaps for the future. A trusted advisor for leaders who want to leverage cutting-edge technology to achieve their business goals, she helps teams to see the bigger picture, understand technology possibilities, stretch the imagination of what could be, and chart a course for transformative change.

Larry Scherzer

Director
Cisco Systems Capital Corporation



Joel Van Vark

Vice President, Credit - US and Canada
John Deere Financial


Joel Van Vark is the Vice President, Global Operating Platforms for John Deere Financial (JDF).  He leads JDF’s strategic portfolio and program management, business process excellence, technology enablement, change management and customer quality programs. He is also responsible for JDF’s data management and governance globally.  In this role, he brings a vision for leveraging the capabilities of modern technology with robust business processes to enable an exceptional customer and channel experience. This enables JDF to implement common processes that adapt well to various geographies, business capabilities, and increasing requirements from dealers and customers.
 
Joel graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. degree and earned an MBA from the University of Iowa. Joel joined John Deere Financial in 2001 and has held broad management roles including Managing Director, John Deere Bank S.A. in Luxembourg; President, John Deere Credit, Inc. in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Vice President, Wholesale responsible for Deere’s Wholesale Credit function in the U.S. and Canada; and Vice President, International – based in Singapore where he was responsible for establishing JDF’s businesses in China, India, SE Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Prior to joining John Deere Financial, Joel held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the financial services industry. Joel held leadership roles with Bank of America, Firstar Corporation (and its predecessors)  and CNH Capital, where he was General Manager – Europe, based in Dublin, Ireland.
 
Joel is on the ELFA Captive & Vendor Finance Business Council Steering Committee.

Greg Vandewalker

Sr. Vice President
GreatAmerica Financial Services



Sponsors

Hotel Reservations for Sleeping Rooms
On-line Reservations!  
For your convenience two hotel room blocks have been arranged for ELFA Best Practices Roundtable
 
Swissôtel Chicago A block of rooms has been reserved for this conference at the Swissôtel 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. A special group rate of $299 single/double (Standard Room) is available for attendees. You can make your hotel reservations on line. Follow these simple instruc­tions:
 
Enter: Arrival and Departure Dates
Click on: Check Availability and rates
Once the reservation is complete, you will receive an instant confirmation number via e-mail (as long as your e-mail address has been entered).
 
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago is located at 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, and is directly in front of the Swissôtel. A special group rate of $289 single/double (Standard Room) is available for attendees. To make hotel reservations at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago please call +1 312 565-5258 or go here: ELFA 2019 National Funding Con-Radisson Blu Aqua, Chicago Available dates at the ELFA rate are between April 5th and April 13th. Promotional Code: ELFA19

Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722

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If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.



If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at stevew@larichadv.com or 440.247.1060.