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Alta Speakers to Discuss Critical Equipment Finance Issues at U.S. Conferences

September 06, 2016, 07:03 AM
Filed Under: Industry News
Related: The Alta Group

Consultants with The Alta Group will explore challenges and solutions for equipment leasing technology, accounting, appraisals, managed solutions and financial technology (FinTech) at upcoming industry-related conferences.

  • Shawn D. Halladay, an Alta managing director who is recognized for his expertise in the accounting and tax complexities of equipment leasing and finance, and Key Equipment Finance CFO Deborah Brady will lead discussions 10 a.m. Monday Sept. 12 at the CFO Roundtable preceding the ELFA Lease and Finance Accountants Conference in Baltimore. Halladay also will be a presenter during the conference’s “Residual Impairments” session at 3:45 p.m. that day, and during the “Treasury Impacts, Considerations and Debt Covenants” session 1:15 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 13 with Charlie Shannon, a partner with Moss Adams LLP.
  • Carl C. Chrappa, ASA, the senior managing director who leads Alta’s asset management practice in North America, will examine “The Collapse of Commodity Prices and the Impact on Equipment Values” 11:05 a.m. Monday Sept. 12 at the International Appraisers Conference in Boca Raton, Florida. The conference is sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers.
  • David S. Wiener, managing director of client relations for Alta, will discuss the importance of “Preparing your Business Processes for Automation” – and the perils of automating bad processes – as part of a panel 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the ELFA Operations & Technology Conference in Baltimore. Jennifer Martin, vice president of program development and operational controls at Key Equipment Finance, will lead the panel. Tawnya Stone, vice president of strategic partner technology at GreatAmerica Financial Services, and Lucy Marsh, vice president at TCF Equipment Finance, will also serve on the panel.
  • CEO John C. Deane will moderate a panel session on “Managed Solutions: Not Your Grandfather’s Leasing Industry” 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the ELFA Annual Convention. The panel will include Dianne Croessmann, executive director of Lenovo Financial Services, Mike Infante, chief credit & risk officer for Cisco Systems, Pier LaFarge, CEO of SparkFund, John Rees, global head of industry & vendor management for Societe Generale, and Ken Turner, director of worldwide credit & risk for Microsoft Financing. 
  • Director Patricia M. Voorhees will join Currency Capital CEO Charles Anderson 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in a session on “FinTech: A Paradigm Shift in Technology Enabled Origination, Operations and Funding” at the ELFA Annual Convention.

Alta speakers will be available to discuss industry issues individually before, during or after the conferences. Those interested can contact Suzanne Chapell, executive administrative assistant, at 585-548-5043,

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