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Diane Croessmann, of The Alta Group on Funder Challenges in a Managed Services Economy

October 24, 2018, 07:00 AM

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Diane Croessmann, Director, The Alta Group discusses how the Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting funding sources in the equipment finance industry. According to Croessmann, the traditional equipment usage model – where idle assets are destroyed at the end of their lives – has evolved into a build, use, and reuse model.  As a result, finance companies must gain comfort in the service providers supporting equipment as they are ultimately responsible for ensuring uninterrupted service and equipment performance that meets the expectations of the borrower/lessee.

As Croessmann outlines in this video, the relationship between financing sources and service providers is new to many equipment finance companies and banks, and these relationships will continue to become more important factors in the relationships between all parties involved in an equipment finance transaction.

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Diane Croessmann
Director of Managed Services | The Alta Group
Diane Croessmann is a director at The Alta Group and leasing industry veteran with expertise in captive and vendor leasing and managed services programs. Before joining Alta, her lengthy career included positions at Lenovo as the worldwide managing director of financial services as well as multiple executive roles at Xerox Corporation in the development and deployment of both the multi-billion dollar captive leasing and managed services programs. As an industry leader, Croessmann also had the pleasure of serving on the board of directors and executive committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.
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