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CLFP Adds 10 Members After Successful ALFP

May 28, 2015, 06:19 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation held its first Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP) earlier this month.  The three-day event was hosted by Banc of California and ten individuals successfully passed the CLFP exam.  They are:

  • Déva Brooks, CLFP – Vice President, Leasing Sales Officer, First American Equipment Finance
  • Paul Burnham, CLFP – President, El Dorado Commercial Finance LLC
  • Austin Kingsley, CLFP Associate – National Account Manager, Allegiant Partners, Inc.
  • Jakeb Klein, CLFP Associate – National Account Manager, Allegiant Partners, Inc.
  • Steve Lewis, CLFP – Vice President, Baycap
  • Ryan Makris, CLFP – Sales Manager, Allegiant Partners, Inc.
  • Mark Rodeghiero, CLFP Associate – Owner, Source Finance
  • Jim Schreder, CLFP Associate – Executive Director, Danjon Capital, Inc.
  • Steven Ward, CLFP – Credit Manager, Providence Capital Funding
  • Brandon Ware, CLFP Associate – Lease Accounting Manager, Banc of California

Allegiant Partners now employs 11 CLFPs and 2 CLFP Associates and Ryan Makris, CLFP explained, “Since coming on with Allegiant in 2011, the expectation was always set that I would one day pursue a CLFP designation.  I’ve been very lucky to work with an organization that fosters learning at such a high level.  For me, obtaining the CLFP designation represents the commitment to further develop one’s depth of knowledge in the industry.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 241 Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates throughout the world. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit

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