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CLFP Foundation Adds 5 CLFPs

September 12, 2016, 07:00 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that five individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam have passed:

  • Michael Green, CLFP – Managing Partner, Dakota Financial, LLC
  • Jill Molitor, CLFP– Credit Supervisor, Stearns Bank
  • Dirk Onink, CLFP Associate – Team Leader, Commercial Finance Division, TEQLease
  • Kayla Perlinger, CLFP – Senior Syndication Analyst, Stearns Bank
  • Joe Schluender, CLFP – VP Credit & Risk Manager, Stearns Bank

Joe Schluender, CLFP stated, “In my role at Stearns, I work closely with almost every department. Studying for the CLFP certification was a great opportunity to understand other departments more deeply, and will provide me with an even stronger basis for collaboration going forward. It also provides me with the necessary background to effectively discuss various transactions and proposals with our partners.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 343 active 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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