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President
Amy Spragg, CLFP
800-800-8081
amys@pacificacapital.com
Pacifica Capital
31726 Rancho Viejo Rd. #205
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
http://www.pacificacapital.com

Amy Spragg, CLFP, has been working in the equipment leasing industry for over 20 years. She is currently an owner and Managing Director of Pacifica Capital, a full-service equipment finance and leasing firm located in Southern California. Amy has been a member of the Pacifica team since 1994 and has been involved in most aspects of operations including credit, documentation, funding and accounting. Currently, she focuses on all general company operations as well as cultivates and manages key client accounts and vendor relationships. Amy earned her B.S. degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and became a Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) in 1999. Amy has been actively involved in the Southern California Region of UAEL / NEFA since 2006 and served on the Board of Directors for UAEL in 2008.


Vice President
Marci Slagle, CLFP
801-918-6887
801-733-8900 Fax
mslagle@varilease.com
Varilease Finance, Inc.
63400 S 300 E Ste 400
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
http://www.varilease.com

Marci Slagle, Senior Vice President for Varilease Corporate Finance has an extensive background in finance, marketing and sales. After attending the University of Utah for a major in business finance, she took a job working for Bill Good Marketing as the Director of Marketing Support. In this position, she spent over five years successfully training stockbrokers and their assistants in prospecting, marketing and client development.

After working with brokers in the securities arena, Marci received her series seven and sixty-three licenses and went to work for Prudential Securities in Salt Lake City. During her career as a Sr. Registered Sales Associate, Marci worked for many of the major wire houses in Utah, including, Paine Webber, Dain Bosworth, and ultimately Rausher Pierce.

Marci started her career in leasing with Amembal Capital Corporation, who she was with for over eight years. In her tenure there she was a driving force behind the expansion and implementation of the Intermediary and Broker Funding Department. She moved to Tetra Financial Group in 2006 to help them promote and expand their presence in the broker community. In 2008 she left Tetra to move to Varilease Corporate Finance and bring their third party product to market.

She is active in many of the Industry Associations; She currently serves on the executive committee for the CLFP Foundation and as a member of the Middle Market Steering Committee for ELFA. She has also served as the Conference Chair for NAELB and on the board for NEFA (formerly UAEL) and MAEL. She is a current member of ELFA, NAELB, and NEFA. Marci donates significant time and effort working and/or serving on boards, panels and committees for these associations to promote the industry as a whole.

In addition to her life in the leasing industry Marci is married and has four beautiful daughters, ages 22, 21, 13, and 5 (yes 5 years old, that is not a typo). When not working or traveling for industry business she spends her spare time trying to stay active with her family by skiing, cycling and running, or chasing her daughters around the country to watch them play soccer.


Treasurer
Chris Enbom, CLFP
415-451-4041
cenbom@apfinancing.com
Allegiant Partners
900 4th St. Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94901
http://www.apfinancing.com

Chris Enbom is the founder and major shareholder of Allegiant Partners Incorporated, a nationwide commercial equipment finance company based in Northern California.  Allegiant Partners funds commercial equipment financing transactions from $20,000 to $500,000 or more in cost.  Allegiant also owns Work Truck Direct, a nationwide vehicle dealer based in Oregon.

Mr. Enbom is past President of the National Equipment Finance Association and served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association. Mr. Enbom currently serves on the Board of the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation and is on the Board of BluePath Finance LLC, a provider of upfront financing for the installation of energy efficient technologies.


Secretary
Andrew Eller, CLFP
585-643-3214
andrew.eller@faef.com
First American Equipment Finance
255 Woodcliff Drive
Fairport, NY 14450
http://www.faef.com



Past President
Bob Fisher, CLFP
281-348-2017
bobfisher@ascentiumcapital.com
Ascentium Capital
23970 Highway 59 N
Kingwood, TX 77339
http://www.ascentiumcapital.com

Bob has a diverse credit, sales and management background that encompasses over 30 years in the equipment financing industry. Beginning his career with The CIT Group/Sales Financing Inc, Bob has held various sales, credit and management positions throughout his career as well as forming his own leasing companies. Currently he manages the Indirect Partners Platform for Ascentium Capital in Houston TX. Bob has been active in professional organizations, NEFA (UAEL/ EAEL), ELFA (ELA) and NAELB. Bob has had the privilege of serving in various positions in UAEL including President in 2002. Bob received his CLFP designation in 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The College of New Jersey (Trenton State College).


Director
Rob Boyer, CLFP
484-913-2221
rboyer@bbandt.com
Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Inc.
a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T

http://www.bbandt.com

Robert L. Boyer, CLFP is the President of Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T). He is responsible for developing and executing the strategic plan for the organization and has managerial responsibility for the Sales, Acquisitions and Syndications, Credit, Operations, Client Services and Support areas of the company.

Since joining Susquehanna in 1998, Mr. Boyer has held positions of increasing responsibility including Sales Executive, Syndications Manager, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Syndications and Executive Vice President.

Mr. Boyer currently serves as Director and Treasurer of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and is a member of its executive Committee. Previously, he chaired the ELFA’s Membership and Small Ticket Steering Committees.

Mr. Boyer has been working in the Equipment Finance Industry since 1995.

He has spoken on behalf of the Equipment Finance Industry and Susquehanna Commercial Finance at various events and interviews for published articles. He holds a bachelor’s degree from LaSalle University.


Director
Leslie Brown, CLFP
512-902-6662
leslie@factonecapital.com
FactOne Capital

http://www.factonecapital.com

Leslie A. Brown, CLFP is a dot-connector, go getter, deal doer and diehard fan of reinvention.  As Executive VP of FactOne Capital, she heads the Texas branch of their equipment leasing division where she continues to add to her wealth of finance expertise and contributes to the success of others.

Over 13 years ago, Leslie’s career in equipment leasing began by happenstance when she was in the market for an industry she could feel at home and dedicate herself to.  She interviewed for a Portfolio Manager position and was hired when she asserted that she was “the best” they’d ever find.  Since then, her vision of being a valuable party to a strong and ethical industry has remained active.  Leslie is a member of the Texas Women in Business, the UTA, the CLFP foundation (and took the exam when the tests were 8 hour handwritten essays), the NAELB and NEFA and various chambers of commerce, where she continues to educate others on the value that leasing provides to businesses.  She is also a published author and a co-author of the CLFP Handbook, a staff writer for NAELB’s Leasing Logic, a CLFP Academy instructor, a business owner and a mentor to Texas business owners.


Director
Eric Bunnell, CLFP
913-553-0922
ebunnell@arvest.com
Arvest Equipment Finance
818 Garrison Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72917
http://www.arvestleasing.com

Eric Bunnell, Senior Vice President for Arvest Equipment Finance works with the commercial lenders of Arvest Bank and vendors in the Kansas and Missouri markets. Eric joined AEF in 2012 and has over 15 years in banking and commercial lending experience. He was named to the AEF board in 2015 and became a CLFP in 2013.

Eric earned a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Eric and his wife Kristin reside in Paola, KS with their two daughters, Ellie & Kate.


Director
Kevin Prykull, CLFP
412-762-4978
Kevin.prykull@pnc.com
PNC Equipment Finance
The Tower at PNC - 7th Floor; 300 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.pnc.com

Kevin P. Prykull has worked at PNC in risk management and leasing for more than 25 years.  He manages all of the credit underwriting and portfolio functions for PNC’s leasing and equipment financing subsidiaries.  He is responsible for the credit and risk activities within leasing, equipment finance and corporate aviation -- including the underwriting of new transactions, portfolio management, and related credit administration matters.  PNC’s combined leasing and equipment finance portfolio exceeds $12.5 billion in assets making the firm the 4th largest bank leasing company in the country.

Kevin has over 36 years of work experience.  He actually has worked twice for PNC and returned in 1999 to establish a credit function for PNC Leasing (predecessor of PNCEF).  His other work experience includes: an independent finance company (Senstar Capital Corporation), national lease consulting firm (Amenbal, Deane and Associates), a Fortune 500 manufacturer and captive lessor (Joy Manufacturing), and a local regional bank (Equibank).  The majority of his background is in the area of credit, equipment, leasing and consulting. 

Mr. Prykull holds an undergraduate degree in accounting (BSBA) from Duquesne University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Robert Morris University.  Although he does not practice, Kevin has passed the Pennsylvania CPA exam. 

Prykull has been an active member of ELFA for more than 20 years. Since 2008, he has served as a member, chairman, and guiding force on the association’s Credit and Collections (C&C) Planning Committee.  In 2013 he was the recipient of the ELFA Distinguished Service Award.  The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the association and the equipment finance industry.

Kevin has earned and maintains the Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) designation offered through the CLFP Foundation.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor in Finance at Duquesne University where he has taught for over 25 years.  Kevin is involved in the Duquesne University School of Business Alumni Association (SBAAA) for a number of years.  Kevin is a native of the Pittsburgh, PA area and resides in Peters Township with his wife Karen.   He has three grown children. 



Director
Joe Schmitz, CLFP
800-299-8348
jschmitz@fitleasing.com
F.I.T. Leasing
12611 Pearce St.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
http://www.fitleasing.com

Joe Schmitz, CLFP graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BS degree in Business-Marketing in 1987. After several years working in the transportation industry, Joe started working for a bank that specialized in secured equipment lease transactions and then moved into sales for a small-ticket lease brokerage; a company he purchased eight years later in 1999. F.I.T. Leasing has been in business over 30 years and is a full-service equipment lease brokerage that provides funding throughout the United States. Joe has been involved with various lease organizations throughout his career, has been a member of the CLFP Marketing Committee since 2010 and a CLFP since 1999.

Joe lives in Orange County, CA and is a happily married father of two. Joe has published numerous articles about credit and finance for businesses and individuals throughout his career and you can read his blog at http://fit-biz4u.com/blog/.

Marci Slagle, Senior Vice President for Varilease Corporate Finance has an extensive background in finance, marketing and sales.  After attending the University of Utah for a major in business finance, she took a job working for Bill Good Marketing as the Director of Marketing Support.  In this position, she spent over five years successfully training stockbrokers and their assistants in prospecting, marketing and client development. 

 

After working with brokers in the securities arena, Marci received her series seven and sixty-three licenses and went to work for Prudential Securities in Salt Lake City.  During her career as a Sr. Registered Sales Associate, Marci worked for many of the major wire houses in Utah, including, Paine Webber, Dain Bosworth, and ultimately Rausher Pierce.

 

Marci started her career in leasing with Amembal Capital Corporation, who she was with for over eight years. In her tenure there she was a driving force behind the expansion and implementation of the Intermediary and Broker Funding Department.  She moved to Tetra Financial Group in 2006 to help them promote and expand their presence in the broker community.  In 2008 she left Tetra to move to Varilease Corporate Finance and bring their third party product to market.

 

She is active in many of the Industry Associations; She currently serves on the executive committee for the CLFP Foundation and as a member of the Middle Market Steering Committee for ELFA.  She has also served as the Conference Chair for NAELB and on the board for NEFA (formerly UAEL) and MAEL.  She is a current member of ELFA, NAELB, and NEFA.  Marci donates significant time and effort working and/or serving on boards, panels and committees for these associations to promote the industry as a whole.

 

In addition to her life in the leasing industry Marci is married and has four beautiful daughters, ages 22, 21, 13, and 5 (yes 5 years old, that is not a typo).  When not working or traveling for industry business she spends her spare time trying to stay active with her family by skiing, cycling and running, or chasing her daughters around the country to watch them play soccer.
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