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CLFP Foundation Announces 15 New CLFPs

Fri, March 03, 2017 5:44 AM | Reid Raykovich (Administrator)

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 15 individuals recently sat through and passed the 8-hour online CLFP exam.  Thirteen of them attended the most recent Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals hosted by International Decision Systems and KLC Financial in Minneapolis, MN.

  • Robin Cook, CLFP – Senior Solutions Consultant, International Decision Systems
  • Ashley Cook, CLFP – Vice President, Kinetic Leasing
  • Lesley Farmer, CLFP – Business Development, KLC Financial
  • Juan-Carlos Garcia, CLFP – Regional Sales Manager, Bank of the West
  • Jared Keepman, CLFP – Business Development, KLC Financial
  • Kevin Kelly, CLFP – Controller, KLC Financial
  • Sarah Kelly, CLFP – Lease Administrator, KLC Financial
  • Kristie Kosobuski, CLFP – Sr. Director Product Management, International Decision Systems
  • Daniel Nelson, CLFP – President, Tamarack Consulting
  • Melissa Orsburne, CLFP – Senior Product Manager, International Decision Systems
  • Sheena Reeves, CLFP – Documentation Administrator III, Canon Financial Services
  • Wade Rignell, CLFP – Business Development Manager, Umpqua Bank Vendor Finance
  • Shannon Smith, CLFP – Vice President, KLC Financial
  • Patrick Swanson, CFLP – Business Development, KLC Financial
  • Rhonda Van Vark, CLFP – Senior Business Analys, Tamarack Consulting 

KLC Financial now employs 8 CLFPs – 57% of their employees – and when asked why he and his co-workers pursued the designation, Mr. Keepman stated, “Aside from the personal reward of joining an elite group, it is important that we in the leasing industry continue to self-regulate in an otherwise unregulated field. The CLFP education, exam and designation affords us as leasing professionals the opportunity to better ourselves and our colleagues to promote healthy development, growth and continued success.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 415 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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