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Asset Managers to Convene Online for First ELFA Equipment Management LIVE!

January 07, 2021, 07:20 AM

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association has announced that for the first time the ELFA Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition will be delivered as a virtual event with a whole new look, feel and experience. ELFA Equipment Management LIVE! on Feb. 23-24 will allow equipment managers, appraisers and remarketers from across the industry to connect, share knowledge and learn about the industry like never before.

Highlights of ELFA Equipment Management LIVE! will include:

◊ Sector sessions offering an overview and outlook of market conditions for a variety of equipment segments, including trucks/trailers, alternative energy, IT/computers/tech, construction, copiers, rail, material handling and inland marine transportation.

◊ Hot-topic sessions including:

  • How to Conduct a Virtual Evaluation of Equipment
  • Handling Distressed Accounts and Repossession During and After COVID
  • Data Analytics in Equipment Management
  • How to Choose, Manage and Work with Outside Appraisers
  • Return and Maintenance Agreements: Protect Your Asset Investments

◊ Career-building sessions on the basics of equipment management and how to plan a career in asset management.

◊ Networking receptions in an interactive virtual platform built to simulate a live venue.
◊ Keynote address by leadership expert Mark Scharenbroich, author of Nice Bike.
◊ Equipment Walk Around - Video tours and Q&As featuring truck tractor, medical and solar equipment.
◊ A virtual exhibition of equipment appraisers, remarketers and others.

Planning Committee
ELFA recognized the subject matter experts on the 2021 Equipment Management Committee, who are involved in developing the program content for ELFA Equipment Management LIVE!  

“As we adjust to a world changed by the COVID-19 crisis, our planning committee has identified a number of critical issues to address at ELFA Equipment Management LIVE!,” said Committee Chair Thomas Monroe. “We look forward to learning and networking with as many industry colleagues and friends as possible on Feb. 23-24!”

The members of the 2021 Equipment Management Committee are:

  • Thomas Monroe, SVP, Asset Management, ATEL Capital Group (Committee Chair)
  • Carl Chrappa, Senior Managing Director, Independent Equipment Company an Alta Group LLC Co
  • Nicholas Coscia, Equipment Manager, Asset Management Americas CT&I, DLL
  • Anthony Gordon, Manager of Asset Management, Farm Credit Leasing
  • Thomas Harford, SVP - Equipment Management Group, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
  • Robert Herb, Vice President, Global Asset Manager, Healthcare & Clean Technology, DLL
  • Philip Houser, Director, Asset Management, CIT
  • Elizabeth Jaramillo, Vice President - Asset Management/New Business Support, Key Equipment Finance
  • Kelly Lane, Vice President, Asset Management, Signature Financial
  • Robert Mercogliano, Strategic Account Manager - Financial Services, Bidadoo
  • James Merz, SVP - Head of Equipment Management, Fifth Third Bank
  • Christopher Nugent, Managing Director, Bluechip Asset Management LLC
  • Rick Pierman, SVP - Strategic Operations, Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank
  • Jane Rethmeier, CEO, Harbor Capital Leasing, Inc.
  • Joseph Santora, Managing Partner, Irontrax
  • Kevin Sensenbrenner, SVP/Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, Stonebriar Commercial Finance
  • Micheal Smith, President & CEO, RTR Services, Inc.
  • Kevin Toye, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Global Leasing
  • Wade Whitenburg, Strategic Accounts: Finance & Insolvency Management, Ritchie Bros.

More Information: The full agenda and registration details for the Equipment Management Conference are available at

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