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Emerging Talent: Ask a Leader Interview Series

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council has launched “Ask a Leader,” a series of interviews with established leaders with a diverse range of backgrounds and experience 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.  

James Cress

Interview with James Cress

Vice President and General Manager of Stryker Flex Financial
September 2022
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Rose Reynolds

Interview with Rose Reynolds

Senior Vice President, Operations, ENGS Commercial Finance Co.
July 2022
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Jesse Johnson

Interview with Jesse Johnson

VP of Sales and Marketing, JDR Solutions
April 2022
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Julia Gavrilov

Interview with Julia Gavrilov

Partner, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP
January 2022
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Deborah Reuben

Interview with Deborah Reuben

CEO of TomorrowZone®
October 2021
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Sherrie Kalajian

Interview with Sherrie Kalajian

Senior Director – Syndications, Presidio Technology Capital
September 2021
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Interview with Troy Graziani

Director of Credit & Customer Experience, Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc
July 2021
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Wayne Peters

Interview with Wayne Peters

VP, Global Financial Solutions, Tech Data Capital
June 2021
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Eileen Schoonmaker

Interview with Eileen Schoonmaker

SVP & Head of NewCo at DLL
October 2020
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Kara Miyasato

Interview with Kara Miyasato

Marketing Director, Stryker Flex Financial
September 2020
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Mark Taggart

Interview with Mark Taggart

President and CEO of Toyota Industries Commercial Finance
September 2020
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Scott Thacker

Interview with Scott Thacker

CEO of Ivory Consulting Corporation, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Chair and ELFA Equality Chair
July 2020
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Interview with Dave Fate

Founder, President & CEO, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
May 2020
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Scott McFetters

Interview with Scott McFetters

President, CoreTech Leasing
March 2020
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Interview with Hayley Chavarria

Manager, End-of-Lease Logistics and Brokerage,  CHG-MERIDIAN USA Corp.
December 2019
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Dave Walton

Interview with Dave Walton

President and CEO, Caterpillar Financial Services
November 2019
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Interview with Michael DiCecco

Executive Managing Director, Huntington Asset Finance
October 2019
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Interview with Darren Fedorowicz

Vice President, Dell Financial Services Global Channel Sales
September 2019
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Interview with Danielle Waterworth

Senior Director, North American Aftermarket Solutions Commercial Sales, CNH Industrial
August 2019
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Interview with Debra Devassy Babu

Attorney at Law and Shareholder at Askounis & Darcy PC.
August 2019
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Interview with Jud Snyder

President of BMO Equipment Finance and ELFA Board Chair
February 2019
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Interview with Valerie Jester

President of Brandywine Capital Associates, Inc.
November 2018
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BIll Verhelle

Interview with Bill Verhelle

CEO of Innovation Finance
September 2018
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