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CLFP Foundation Adds 22 New CLFPs

Posted 10/28/2020

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 22 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam, have passed.  They are: 


·       Vanessa Andel, CLFP – Vice President of Operations, Commercial Fleet Financing

·       Matt Barrett, CLFP Associate – Assistant Vice President – Program Manager, First American Equipment Finance

·       Lauren Blowers, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Marketing, First American Equipment Finance

·       Jennifer Dirkes, CLFP – Channel Development Director, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC

·       Adam Domke, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC

·       Christine Durfee, CLFP – AVP, Credit Officer, First American Equipment Finance

·       Betsy Egeberg, CLFP Associate – Portfolio Administration Support, AP Equipment Financing

·       Jayme Gerads, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC

·       Joseph Guage, CLFP – Chief Financial Officer, First American Equipment Finance

·       Christopher (Ryan) Hinton – Vice President, Regions Equipment Finance

·       Chris Johnson, CLFP

·       Timothy Kinney, CLFP – Credit Analyst – Team Lead, AP Equipment Financing

·       Connor McKeeve, CLFP – Credit Analyst, Wintrust Specialty Finance

·       Cori Miller, CLFP Associate – Industry Marketing Specialist, AP Equipment Financing

·       David Mullin, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Data Strategy, First American Equipment Finance

·       Shelley Peterson, CLFP Associate – Credit Analyst, AP Equipment Financing

·       Chad Primus, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC

·       Adam Sobke, CLFP Associate – Staff Accountant, AP Equipment Financing

·       Julie Stephens, CLFP – Senior Funding Specialist, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc.

·       Kelly Taran, CLFP – Chief Information Officer, First American Equipment Finance

·       Sarah Uballez, CLFP – VP, Treasury and Accounting, AP Equipment Financing

·       Morka Wolde, CLFP – Technical Implementation Consultant, IDS

Ms. Dirkes attended the online ALFP hosted by Tamarack Consulting in October and stated, “I have been in this industry for a long time and being a CLFP was always something I had in the back of my mind but continued to tell myself it wasn’t for me.  I always knew being a CLFP was being amongst the best of the best in this industry.  To be honest, truth be told I was always scared to take the leap and fail.  With COVID-19 hitting, it’s been a long year for so many including myself.  I needed to say I accomplished something, and I needed it to be big and to prove to myself I belong in this industry.  So, I did just that, I went big and decided to take my CLFP Exam.  I am truly honored to have learned from the best of the best and to be in a group of amazing people that truly love and cherish the Leasing and Finance profession as much as I do.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 955 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada, India and Australia. For more information, visit

Reid S Raykovich
CLFP Foundation
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