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.
ELFA members enjoy special access to and discounts on many of the following resources. Learn more.

EL&F Articles

  • 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.

  • Diversifying Our Workforce:
    Hire Like a Tech Company

    Can we shift how we think about what the workforce of the future looks like, from where we pull talent and, importantly, how we train and retain our employees to build a more diverse and entrepreneurial industry?

Additional Articles


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


  • 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.


Career Development Resources

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present the following 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. Learn more.


Networking: The Art of Building Relationships
July 2019

While networking can be intimidating, it doesn't have to be. The key to successful networking is to build relationships before you need them by finding ways to add value.

Career Mapping Series: Part 2
June 2019

You’ve mapped out your goals, established some priorities, and now it’s time
to define a career roadmap.

Career Mapping Series: Part 1
June 2019

Tips for setting goals and priorities to determine your career roadmap as well as discuss your future with leadership.

Industry Forecast: Cloudy, With A Chance of Millennials
June 2019

Highlights from a panel discussion at the ELFA 57th Annual Convention on "Best Practices for Attracting and Retaining Emerging Talent in the Equipment Finance Industry."

Ask a Leader Interview Series

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council has launched “Ask a Leader,” a series of interviews with ELFA members with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences in the commercial equipment finance industry. The leaders will discuss their formative professional years, their success and challenges over the years and advice for future leaders in the industry.
See all the interviews.

Learning from a Leader: Career Development Advice
February 2019

Interview with Jud Snyder, President of BMO Equipment Finance and ELFA Chairman

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.