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Adam Warner, President, Key Equipment Finance on Building Diversity in the Finance Industry

December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Adam Warner, President, Key Equipment Finance discusses the importance of creating a more diverse workforce in the equipment finance industry. According to Warner, the most important benefit of building a diverse workforce and leadership team is gaining diversity of thought. He goes on to explain that when companies gravitate toward a more diverse organization, they create diverse ideas and strategies that didn’t exist in the past.

Warner also explains why it is important to create a diverse slate of candidates when hiring, and that equipment finance professionals should expect a level of diversity in their candidate pool. According to Warner, if companies and banks in our industry do not focus on diversification, they will not be prepared to properly represent clients; therefore focusing on building teams that are more representative of clients’ incoming workforces will become more important over time.

Equipment Finance Advisor’s Thought Leadership Videos feature interviews with subject matter experts and leaders from bank-owned equipment finance companies, leasing companies, banks, independent commercial finance companies, consultants, service and product providers and more – offering their candid thoughts in interviews broadcast via Equipment Finance Advisor’s YouTube Channel.

Adam Warner
President | Key Equipment Finance
As the president of Key Equipment Finance, Adam D. Warner directs Key’s commercial and bank-based equipment lease and finance efforts. In addition, he oversees equipment finance programs for the company’s primary vertical markets: IT, energy, healthcare, industrial and government. Warner also supervises the equipment finance programs for all Key vendor customers, including equipment manufacturers and distributors in the U.S. and Canada, as well as Key’s specialty finance lending and capital markets units.

A former Chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s board of directors and executive committee, Warner serves on the Advisory Board for Food for Thought – Denver and on the Leeds School of Business Board of Alumni and Friends at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Key, Warner held the roles of senior vice president of sales and marketing and chief operating officer at Mellon Leasing Corporation.
Comments From Our Members

Cramer Owen • View APN Profile
Adam, good interview. I would only suggest that working to diversify your workforce to include more minorities and women is not only good for KEF, but also good for society by helping to create a more egalitarian country.
12.13.2018 @ 10:05 AM
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