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 10th, 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.>
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Bundled Pricing to Attend Both the Roundtable and Funding $995/$945 bundled price ($400 roundtable/$595/$545 Funding) For questions, please contact Janet Fianko at email@example.com.
Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable
April 10, 2018
Joint General Session/Luncheon
Captive and Vendor Finance Best Practices Roundtable
Women in Leasing Reception
Senior Director, Strategy and Business Operations
Cisco Systems Capital Corporation
Andrew Blacklock is Director of Strategy & Business Operations of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc., where he is Chief of Staff to the President of Cisco Capital responsible for strategy, program management and business operations. Cisco Capital is focused on delivering premier solutions in Technology Financing, Channel Financing, and Cisco Certified Pre-Owned Equipment. Cisco Capital has over $9 Billion in assets and provides technology financing in over 100 countries and channel financing in over 150 countries.
Prior to his current position, Andrew has held leadership roles within Structured Finance, Pricing, Portfolio Management, Credit Operations and most recently was responsible for financial product development. In this role, Andrew was responsible developing financial products designed to support the acquisition of Cisco Solutions.
Andrew joined Cisco Capital from Lucent Technologies, Inc. in 1999. As Director, Customer Financing, he was responsible for structuring and negotiating financing structures for emerging wireline and wireless customers in the United States and Canada. Before his role as Director, Customer Financing, Andrew held various roles within the treasury organization at Lucent Technologies and AT&T Network Systems finance organization.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Michigan State University and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
SVP - Commercial Vendor
Key Equipment Finance
President, Business Capital
Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Executive Board
Sr. Manager, Marketing
Stryker Flex Financial
Kara Miyasato is the Sr. Marketing Manager for Flex Financial, Stryker’s financial services arm. In this role, she and her team are responsible for the creation of new financial products, marketing communications, analytics, and events & training for North America and Europe.
In 2007, Kara began her career at Stryker and has held multiple individual contributor and management roles within Flex Financial in both operations and marketing. She has also held roles on Stryker’s Government team and data standards team. Her focus throughout her Stryker career has been around employee engagement, customer service, and continual process improvement.
Kara holds degrees in philosophy and economics from Santa Clara University, attained her Master’s degree in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She sits on the board of directors for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Society and resides in Kalamazoo, Michigan with her husband, Cullen, and her son, Kai.
Kara is passionate about diversity & inclusion and has led sessions with Stryker to help shed light on unconscious bias and other related topics.
Hotel Reservations for Attendee Sleeping Rooms
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Swissôtel 323 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. A special group rate of $289 single/double (Standard Room) is available for attendees. You can make your hotel reservations online. Follow these simple instructions:
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).
Phone-In and Email Reservations for Attendees Sleeping Rooms
Or if you prefer, you can make reservations by calling this number 1-888-73-SWISS (1-888-737-9477), or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell the reservations clerk you will be attending the ELFA Funding Conference. Reservations should be guaranteed with a credit card and made before the cut-off date of Monday, March 12, 2018. After the cut-off date, rooms are on a first come, first-served basis and possibly at a higher rate.
The Swissôtel is a downtown hotel located in Illinois Center overlooking Lake Michigan, five minutes from I-55 and I-90/94. The hotel is within walking distance of the downtown business district and the Magnificent Mile. The Swissôtel is 18 miles, 30 minutes, from O'Hare International Airport. The Airport Express Shuttle bus is available every 30 minutes for $27 per person one way, and taxis are about $40. The hotel is 12 miles, 20 minutes, from Midway Airport; the airport bus runs every 30 minutes for $21 per person one way.
323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601-9722