Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equiping Business for Success

Emerging Talent

Are you new to the equipment finance industry? Use these resources to get the most out of your ELFA membership and grow your career.

Emerging Talent Advisory Council

This group of up-and-coming employees from ELFA member companies works on encouraging industry professionals to get involved in the association early in their careers and attracting the best and brightest to the industry.
ELFA members enjoy special access to and discounts on many of the following resources. Learn more.

Ask a Leader Interview Series

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present this series of interviews with ELFA members with a range of backgrounds and experiences in the commercial equipment finance industry. 

EL&F Articles

  • The Future of You

    5 Steps for Emerging Talent Starting on Your Path to Tomorrow

  • 10 Tips for Proactive Talent Management

    Methods for attracting, engaging and keeping emerging talent vary, depending on company size and other factors. But successful strategists say big or small, proactivity can make all the difference.

Additional Articles
elfa foundation

Foundation donors receive benefits, including early access to many of the following resources. Learn more.

Relevant Resources:

Guest Lecture Program
Increase awareness of equipment finance and attract new talent to the industry.

Internship Resources

A platform for students and organizations to find each other and make connections.

Scholarship Program
Scholarships are offered for students interested in pursuing a career in equipment finance.


  • Independents: Banking on the Non-Banks

    What is the domain of independent financing companies? How do independents create value and differentiate themselves from often much larger and lower rate competitors? This new study addresses these and other questions.

  • Leadership - The Next Productivity Frontier

    This study measures current industry practices associated with leadership and professional development, which are most likely to result in improved organizational performance.


Equipment Finance Matters

Check out ELFA's new podcast

The Equipment Finance Matters Podcast brings you up close and personal with leaders in the equipment finance industry. Find out how they joined the industry, their top pieces of leadership advice and their personal stories of overcoming challenges to succeed.

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Career Development Resources

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present career development resources. Watch for new content in the coming months. You'll find resources for everyone, in particular those who are new to the industry.


Managing Up: How Young Professionals Obtain Better Outcomes by Managing Their Boss
Sept 2020

Managing up is the process of proactively developing and maintaining a working relationship with your boss that mutually benefits you, your boss and your organization.


Career Mapping Series: Part 3
July 2019

You’ve written down goals and defined a roadmap for what you want your career to look like, but now you need to sit down with your leader for input.  Do you know where to start?

Also See:

Generation Next LinkedIn Group: Helps young professionals share career building and relevant industry content and connect with industry influencers.
Emerging Talent Regional Networking Events - Networking events are held throughout the year for industry newcomers.
Equipment Finance Advantage - ELFA’s website for end-users offers user-friendly resources on the basics of the equipment finance industry.
Training - New to the industry? Get up-to-speed with ELFA's online courses and Principles of Leasing & Finance Workshops. Check out the new Fundamentals course!
Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP)

Certified Lease & Finance Professional - The preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals.