Speakers

Ken Greene, Law Offices of Kenneth Charles Greene

Kenneth C. Greene is an attorney based in Westlake Village, California. He has been representing lessors, brokers and others involved in the leasing and finance industry for almost 40 years. His practice entails documentation, licensing, compliance, litigation and bankruptcy. He is currently General Counsel to the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers as well as an Advisory Board member of Leasing News. 

Michael Hong, Taycor

Michael Hong is President, CEO & board member at Taycor Financial. He began his career in the equipment finance industry as a teenager in the mail room, and over the last 20-years has accumulated a lifetime of lessons by working for and with countless inspiring mentors.  At Taycor, Michael was responsible for the company’s development of several key technologies and process improvements that led to the organization's year over year record growth. He was promoted to President and CEO of Taycor in 2015 and has continued to grow and evolve the company’s capabilities and product offerings. When he has free time, he loves spending it with family, rock climbing, competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or running.

Mae Philpott, CLFP, Quality Leasing Co.

Mae Philpott is a Sr. Leasing Consultant at Quality Leasing Co., Inc.  Working from Charlotte, NC, she has been with Quality for 6 years and has over 18 years of Sales & Marketing experience in the commercial equipment finance field.  She maintains active membership in multiple industry organizations and prides herself on her extensive professional network.  Mae earned her CLFP designation in February of 2016. In 2020, she was recognized as one of the Monitor’s Top 50 Women in Equipment Finance.  Mae is a graduate of Tulane University with a BA in both Communication and Psychology, along with a minor in Business.  

 

Shervin Rashti, CLFP, SLIM Capital, LLC

Shervin Rashti has 20 years of experience in forming, capitalizing, operating and exiting start-up ventures. Shervin started in the leasing business in 2004, when one of his investors for his digital media distribution company offered him the opportunity to manage a leasing portfolio. After surpassing funding capacity for the fund, Shervin used his experience and ability to underwrite and sell full package transactions to launch a commercial division for CapNet Financial Services. Shervin served as VP of Commercial Lending for CapNet and was able to succeed in placing commercial transactions for the multitude of deals being originated. He then co-founded a direct sub-prime specialty finance company, Maxim Commercial Capital in 2008. After nearly 10 years, in 2017, Shervin chose to sell his interest in Maxim and launch SLIM Capital, LLC as a direct, independent equipment lease and finance company specializing in both credit-based and structured, collateral based transactions. Shervin earned his BS from University of California at Riverside.

Stephanie Hall, CLFP, BankFinancial

Stephanie Hall, CLFP, currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Small-Ticket division of BankFinancial Equipment Finance. She was previously Executive Vice President at ACG Equipment Finance where she was responsible for syndication, portfolio sale, oversight of credit and funding, compliance and documentation. Prior to joining ACG, she was Vice President of Third-Party Originations for Bryn Mawr Funding for more than 10 years.  Stephanie earned her CLFP designation in 2014 and has been very involved in industry associations. She spent several years on the board of directors for the National Equipment Finance Association, culminating with her service as President/Chairman of the Board in 2016-2017.  She is currently serving on the board of the Chris Walker Education Fund and on the Standards and Ethics Committee for the National Equipment Finance Association.

John Hollender, TradeRiver USA


John Hollender is Director of Business Development for TradeRiver USA which provides Supply Chain Finance solutions for small to midsize US and Canadian companies. They fund the full length of the supply chain and bridge the cashflow cycle from Purchase Order Financing to Invoice Factoring. Clients gain access to their award winning digital platform to negotiate and fund complete purchase transactions directly with their Sellers anywhere in the world, with repayment secured by Invoice Factoring on the accounts receivable end. The process provides an injection of working capital, improves cash flow and the bottom line. TradeRiver provides Revolving Trade Facilities from $250,000 to $30 Million for well managed companies.