ELFA - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equipping 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 Interviews

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

  • Educating the Next Generation

    Among the top goals in the Strategic Plan is to expand member access to training and development to meet the comprehensive learning and career needs of members at every career stage—especially early-stage talent.

  • Rising Stars Thrive at Emergence2023

    More than 100 emerging leaders convened in Baltimore on July 13-14 for Emergence2023.

Additional Articles
elfa foundation

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

Relevant Resources:

Campus to Corporate Presentation
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.


  • The ESG Imperative

    This study reviews key ESG elements, looks at their status in terms of strategy, and the risks and opportunities they represent for the equipment finance industry.


Equipment Finance Matters

Check out ELFA's 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. You'll find resources for everyone, in particular those who are new to the industry.

Emerging Mothers
Emerging Mothers in Equipment Finance: An Update
May 2023
Despite increasing representation in the equipment leasing and finance industry, women, particularly new mothers, are still facing challenges in this traditionally male-dominated field.
Career Map: Feet Wet, Then What?
November 2022
The new Career Map Series shares the professional journeys taken by a diverse cast of industry professionals. The first in the series, the Syndications Career Map, shares three leaders’ journeys: William Dalton, Rebecca Ricci and Brian Smith.
Additional Resources

Response to ETAC Publication Survey - In January 2023, ETAC sent out a survey to gather feedback regarding our viewership and the content of our publications. View the results.

Also See:

 The new ETAC LinkedIn showcase page helps young professionals share career building and relevant industry content and connect with industry influencers. (Replaces the old Generation Next LinkedIn Group)
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.