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CLFP Foundation Adds 21 New CLFPs

Posted 03/25/2024

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

  1. Amanda Brubaken, CLFP – Group Lead, Mitsubishi HC Capital America, Inc.
  2. Rick Bruflat, CLFP – Financial Solutions Specialist, John Deer Financial
  3. Adam Carl, CLFP – Underwriting Analyst, Channel
  4. Marvel D'Souza, CLFP Associate – Staff Accountant, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
  5. Surbhi Holani, CLFP – Senior Accountant, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
  6. Mitchell Jurius, CLFP – Product Manager, Full Skope LLC
  7. Chelsea Knutson, CLFP Associate – Account Manager, Business Development - East, Channel
  8. Jeremy Koenen, CLFP – Senior Technical Consultant, Tamarack Technology, Inc.
  9. Deirdre McLaughlin, CLFP – Credit Analyst, AVP, Univest Capital, Inc.
  10. Dylan Porter, CLFP – Business Support Representative, Channel
  11. Jasmine Rognrud, CLFP Associate – Funding Coordinator, Channel
  12. Anthony Schindell, CLFP – Vice President of Underwriting, Trio Capital Solutions
  13. Eric Schnoes, CLFP – Litigation & Bankruptcy Specialist, DLL
  14. Alexis Tauer, CLFP Associate – Underwriting Analyst, Channel
  15. Karen Tworek, CLFP – Manager, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
  16. Nimisha Varghese, CLFP Associate – Staff Accountant, ECS Financial Services, Inc.
  17. Justin Villard, CLFP – Credit Manager, First Western Equipment Finance
  18. Hoc Vu, CLFP – Senior Underwriting Analyst, Channel
  19. Amy Weum, CLFP – Regional Vice President, CoBank Farm Credit Leasing
  20. David Williams, CLFP – Senior Practice Consultant, FIS
  21. Matt Williamson, CLFP – Business Development Manager Golf Turf & Recreational Products, DLL

Amy Weum attended the Channel ALFP and shares, “I recently celebrated 25 years in the equipment finance industry, and as I reflected on this big milestone, I wanted to give back to the industry that has given me an incredible career by creating a legacy of continual learning and personal excellence.  As the first CLFP at Farm Credit Leasing, I hope that modeling the way will inspire my colleagues to invest in themselves by earning their CLFP, as a cornerstone of continuous education in their career path, and for the overall benefit of building the best and the brightest talent in the equipment finance industry.”

“I chose to pursue the CLFP designation to build a strong foundation for my career in the equipment finance industry,” shares Chelsea Knutson of Channel. “I entered this industry in May 2023 and felt the CLFP was going to provide the tools I needed to succeed. I am thrilled to be a part of the CLFP Family!”

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
CLFP Foundation
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