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CLFP Foundation Adds 21 New CLFPs

Posted 12/04/2023

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 21 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Howard Bailey, CLFP – Quality and Compliance Specialist 1, Arvest Equipment Finance
  2. John Barber, CLFP – Regional Director, Business Development, Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC
  3. Adam Beason, CLFP Associate – Asset Manager, Arvest Equipment Finance
  4. Christopher Cooling, CLFP – Credit Manager – Commercial Finance, DLL
  5. Benjamin Copley, CLFP – Legal Director, U.S. Des Moines, DLL
  6. Madison Foster, CLFP Associate – Credit Analyst, Arvest Equipment Finance
  7. Asa Fowler, CLFP – Regional Account Manager, Arvest Equipment Finance
  8. Jodi Hubbard, CLFP – Sales Support Specialist, Arvest Equipment Finance
  9. George Krusen, CLFP – Chief Financial Officer, Oakmont Capital Holdings, LLC
  10. Anastasiya Laba, CLFP Associate – Staff Accountant, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
  11. Kassidy Lawrence, CLFP – Senior Account Executive, Taycor Financial
  12. Dominic Liberatore, CLFP – Deputy General Counsel, DLL
  13. Eric Marsh, CLFP – Regional Account Manager, Arvest Equipment Finance
  14. Shane Moody, CLFP – EF Credit Analyst 3, Avest Equipment Finance
  15. Douglas Phipps, CLFP – Equipment Finance Regional Account Management, Municipal Specialist, Arvest Equipment Finance
  16. Keara Piekanski, CLFP – Director of Marketing, Oakmont Capital Holdings, LLC
  17. Erin Putt, CLFP Associate – Operations Support Specialist, First American Equipment Finance
  18. Albert Royale, CLFP – Vice President, Lion Technology Finance
  19. Suzzanne Salsbury, CLFP – Salesforce Product Development Manager, Arvest Equipment Finance
  20. William Tilson, CLFP – Sales Executive, Commercial Capital Company, LLC
  21. Jessie Williams, CLFP – Servicing Specialist Supervisor, Arvest Equipment Finance

Dominic Liberatore, Deputy General Counsel at DLL shares, “I have been a lawyer in the leasing industry for almost 30 years and believe that this study program and certification is something that I and all members of our great industry should do.”

“Taking the CLFP exam has been a professional goal of mine for some time given my 20+ years of experience in the leasing and finance industry,” says John Barber, CLFP at TEL. “I was excited that TEL nominated me to participate in this course and am proud to now be a Certified Lease & Finance Professional and apply my knowledge to TEL’s business and customers.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the commercial equipment finance industry. There are Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates located throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, India, Pakistan, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.CLFPFoundation.org.


Mel Vinson
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