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Equipment Finance Cares California Event Recap

February 27, 2024, 07:05 AM
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Equipment Finance Cares (EF Cares) held its first event of 2024 last week in Huntington Beach, CA. Over 40 equipment finance professionals attended, representing 28 different organizations. “Thank you, Blue Street Capital, for hosting our first event of 2024,” said Jesse Johnson, President of Consult Disrupt and Founder of Equipment Finance Cares. “A big thank you to all who attended and for the continued support of all our EF Cares sponsors.”

The event was chaired by Jaimie Haver, CLFP from Happy Manufacturing. The human side of equipment finance panel was moderated by Lisa Whitehead, CLFP, VP of Sales/Service at First Foundation Bank, and featured David Rhoads, CEO of Blue Street Capital, Don Hansen, CEO of Regents Capital, and Brent Hall, CLFP, VP at Alliance Funding Group.

Immediately following the panel discussion, the featured speaker, RJ Grimshaw, CEO of ABLE Leadership, led an intrapreneur leadership workshop with the group.

The foundations showcased during the event were Love Life Now, Operation Open Water, Tam Ky Project, Warriors for Work, Mickey Riley Foundation, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, and the Chris Walker Education Fund.

Blue Street Capital hosted a networking reception that concluded the event.

Attendee Quotes

  • “EFC Cali was an excellent event with engaging speakers, thought-provoking content, and wonderful charities.”- Delroy Stauffer, CLFP – Odessa
  • “I appreciate these intimate networking gatherings as they make it easier to connect and spend quality time together.”- Maggie Holly, CLFP - Hanmi Bank
  • “Phenomenal group of industry leaders and participants sharing actionable takeaways from the field.” - Cory Damm- Velocity Equipment Finance

The next EF Cares event will be on Tuesday, May 14th, in Philadelphia, PA, and will be hosted by Oakmont Capital Services. If you are interested in hosting, being on a panel, or sponsoring a future EF Cares event, please reach out to Jesse:

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