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CLFP Foundation Announces 11 New CLFPs in November

December 05, 2016, 07:00 AM

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 11 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam have passed – 9 attended the Academy for Lease and Finance Professionals (ALFP) in Denver, hosted by BSB Leasing in early November.  The newest CLFPs are:

  1. Beth Blumenthal, CLFP – Commerce Bank, Vice President
  2. Rebecca Drake, CLFP – First American Equipment Finance, Assistant Vice President, Equipment Finance Officer
  3. John Germaske, CLFP – First American Equipment Finance, Vice President
  4. Ron Gonzales, CLFP – BSB Leasing, Inc., Chief Operating Officer
  5. Katharine Harris, CLFP – GSG Financial, LLC, Documentation Manager
  6. Thomas Hotard, CLFP – Commerce Bank, Contract Administrator
  7. Judi Jenkins, CLFP – Global Financial & Leasing Service, President
  8. Rob Mater, CLFP – 1st Source Bank, Assistant Vice President, Sales
  9. Kendra Rothschild, CLFP – Quality Leasing Co., Inc., Controller
  10. Spencer Sundahl, CLFP – BSB Leasing, Inc., National Account Manager
  11. Kevin Vick, CLFP – Ridgeline Financial Group, President

Mr. Vick recently left his job to start his own company and stated, “Upon learning about the CLFP designation I knew it was something I wanted to attain, so I ordered the handbook, paid for the academy and test, and booked my flight and hotel that same day; two and a half months later I was testing.  I chose to participate in the CLFP program because this industry is complex, and furthering my education whenever possible makes good sense.  The CLFP program has taken my knowledge base to an entirely new level, giving me in-depth understanding of different laws, rules and programs that are essential to understand if we’re to be a consultant to the client, and earn the trust of the companies we work with.

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 391 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit

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