The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation podcast is now available. This podcast will spotlight Foundation resources and programs, including interviews with researchers, Board of Trustees members, and more.

Episode 8 Cybersecurity   
In this episode, Foundation Executive Director speaks with two cybersecurity professionals, Erich Kron of KnowBe4 and Dan Brandt Lautman of Delcor. These conversations build off of the cybersecurity resources shared by the Foundation, with a focus on individual cybersecurity awareness and corporate cybersecurity preparedness.

Episode 7 Return to the Office – Part 2   
In this episode, Foundation Executive Director Kelli Nienaber is joined by returning guests Deb Baker of HP, Inc and Brian Madison of TrinityRail Leasing & Management Services. The conversation around returning to the office continues in Part 2 with discussion of the workforce of the future, balancing in-person collaboration with hybrid teams, investment in technology resources, and measuring success in a post-pandemic environment.

Episode 6 Return to the Office – Part 1     
A full year after many people shifted to remote work from home during the health pandemic, Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Executive Director Kelli Nienaber talks with industry leaders about the many considerations companies face when bringing employees back to corporate office spaces. Deb Baker of HP, Inc, Brian Madison of TrinityRail Leasing & Management Services, and Laurie Bakke of Western Equipment Finance share practical experiences of implementing health and safety measures at the office while also balancing flexible options for employees with meeting the evolving needs of customers. Plus, they forecast the return of business travel. This episode is Part 1 of a two-part series.

Episode 5: Where We Are Now, and Where We Are Headed
In the final episode of 2020, Executive Director Kelli Nienaber discusses recent Foundation releases with Jeff Jensen, Vice President at Keybridge and producer of the popular Economic Outlook series, as well as the Equipment Finance in 2020: Special COVID-19 Impact Issue report. Hear data highlights from these reports, a sneak peek at what to expect for equipment finance in 2021, and much more.

Episode 4: Have the Capital Markets Recovered from COVID-19?
Attention CFOs and Treasurers! In this episode, we offer a temperature reading on the health of the Capital Markets today, exploring how sick the Capital Markets were at the height of this global pandemic, whether structures and collateral pools changed during COVID-19, and much more. Three executives with Capital Markets expertise offer their unique perspectives: Du Trieu, Senior Director, Asset-Backed Securities, Fitch Ratings; Stewart Hayes, Senior Vice President, Lender Finance, Wells Fargo Commercial Capital; and Matthew Goldenberg, Treasurer, Balboa Capital.

Episode 3: A Deep Dive Into the COVID-19 Impact Survey
To continue the conversation, we examine the Foundation’s newest research resource developed to assess the impact of the pandemic on the equipment finance industry. Host and Foundation Executive Director Kelli Nienaber welcomes guests Tom Ware, President, Tom Ware Advisory Services, LLC and Foundation Research Committee Chair, and Chris Enbom, CLFP, CEO and Chairman, AP Equipment Financing and a member of the Foundation Research Committee in this third podcast release of 2020. View the May Impact Survey results graphic for reference.

Episode 2: Credit Risk in a COVID-19 Environment
In response to COVID-19, host Kelli Nienaber speaks with three equipment finance credit executives: Lou Maslowe of Marlin Capital Solutions; Eric McGriff of TIAA Bank; and Kevin Prykull of PNC Equipment Finance. Hear directly from industry leaders on how and why the coronavirus differs from the 2008 Great Recession from a credit perspective, approaching this crisis today vs. a 3-6-month timeframe, restructuring, and more.

Episode 1: 2020 Industry Future Council
Join Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation Executive Director and host Kelli Nienaber for an engaging discussion on the Foundation's 2020 Industry Future Council (IFC) with Foundation Chair Scott Thacker and Futurist/IFC Facilitator Terry Grim of Foresight Alliance. Learn about how the IFC has evolved, how to think like a futurist, and next steps for the 2020 IFC.

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