FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
WHAT MAKES AN ICON?
It often feels like such a trite question, with endless lists of the Most Influential People, The Best Drummers of All Time and Top 10 Actors Who Nearly Killed Themselves for a Role (Tom Cruise does not qualify for all 10 slots, surprisingly).
But for our industry, where leaders aren’t remote politicians or rockstars we’re unlikely to meet over the course of our everyday lives, but the people we know and work for, their influence is that much more immediate and easy to see. With that in mind, Monitor decided it was time to acknowledge five of equipment finance’s most iconic leaders. Adam Warner, Tony Golobic, Terey Jennings, Mark Tomaselli and Kara Miyasato all come from very different backgrounds, but each has had a profound impact on their companies and equipment financing at large, and we’re so proud to profile them in our inaugural Industry Icons issue.
The rest of the magazine is packed with great content. John Bober gives us a rundown of the ELFA Lease and Finance Accounting Conference from this past September, while Dexter van Dango takes a cue from our cover story, interviewing the next generation of leaders. We also have two views on the state of independents, with Chris Gillock providing a current overview of the industry and Dale Kluga examining the transition between independents to bank or captive ownership. And finally, Alana L. Porrazzo provides a summary of the new subchapter in the Bankruptcy Code which stands to be among the most significant amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in more than a decade.
In Brokers Bridging the Gap, Theresa Kabot offers some advice on how to build long-lasting alliances between funding sources and third-party originators. And, the Alta Group takes some time to travel and look at the state of equipment finance outside of the U.S. in Raising the Bar.
Coming up is our last issue of the year, where we’ll be introducing one more new theme to round out 2019 as we pay tribute to the Top Women in Equipment Finance.
See you then!