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Wintrust Specialty Finance employs 100% Certified Leasing & Finance Professionals (CLFP)

Posted 06/12/2019
IRVINE, Calif. – June 11, 2019 – David Normandin, CLFP, president and CEO of Wintrust Specialty Finance (WSF), is proud to announce that 100% of the WSF team are CLFPs.

Last month Chelsea Wood, CLFP, WSF funding manager, and Jodie Masciola, CLFP, WSF credit officer, successfully passed their CLFP exams during an Academy for Leasing & Finance Professionals and CLFP Exam hosted in Southern California by WSF. In doing so, the entire WSF team now has the CLFP designation.

“Wintrust is committed to having the best and brightest team members in the industry,” Normandin said. “I have been an advocate of the CLFP Foundation for many years, as it sets the standard of excellence in our industry. Successful passing of the CLFP exam has been a goal of the teams that I have led for many years, and I am very proud of the incredible team at WSF and their commitment to excellence, including being a part of an exclusive community of CLFPs. Jodie and Chelsea invested a great deal of time and focus to accomplish this impressive goal. Congratulations!”

 “I have been involved in the industry for many years and the CLFP designation is the pinnacle of achievement in my professional career,” Masciola said. Wood added, “The process of studying and passing the CLFP exam has increased my knowledge and has equipped me to increase my success as a leasing professional.”

Wintrust Specialty Finance is a division of Beverly Bank & Trust Company, N.A., a Wintrust Community Bank.

About CLFP

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) designation is the preeminent credential for equipment leasing and finance professionals who have demonstrated competency through testing of knowledge, continuing education and a commitment to their business practices and dedication to the industry. Its 754 active Certified Leasing & Finance Professionals and Associates include professionals from independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit

About Wintrust

Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of approximately $32 billion whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 160 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

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David Normandin, CLFP, President & CEO

Wintrust Specialty Finance



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