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CLFP Foundation Adds 17 New CLFPs

Tue, August 01, 2017 3:37 PM | Reid Raykovich (Administrator)

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 17 individuals who attended the last two Academies for Lease & Finance Professionals (ALFP) have passed the 8-hour exam.  The first ALFP was in June and was co-hosted by Ivory Consulting Corporation and AP Equipment Financing in Walnut Creek, CA. The second ALFP was hosted by Orion First Financial LLC in Gig Harbor, WA in July.  The newest CLFPs are:

1.       Douglas Czajkowski, CLFP – Senior Software Engineer, Ivory Consulting Corporation
2.       Scott Thacker, CLFP – Chief Executive Officer, Ivory Consulting Corporation
3.       Michael Brant, CLFP – Software Engineer, Ivory Consulting Corporation
4.       Craig de Koning, CLFP – Finance Director, Tristate Machinery Equipment Finance, Inc.
5.       Todd Benson, CLFP – Vice President, First American Equipment Finance
6.       Eric Wanberg, CLFP Associate – Marketing Associate, AP Equipment Financing
7.       William Mennesson, CLFP – Senior Credit Analyst, AP Equipment Financing
8.       David Jueschke, CLFP – Senior Manager, Portfolio Servicing, AP Equipment Financing
9.       Debra Wu, CLFP Associate – Accounting Operations manager, AP Equipment Financing
10.   Chris Ivory, CLFP – Founder, Ivory Consulting Corporation
11.   Raul Harnasch, CLFP – National Account Manager, AP Equipment Financing
12.   Ben Nikbakht, CLFP – Software Engineer, Ivory Consulting Corporation
13.   Stephen Brown, CLFP Associate – Accounting Specialist II, Orion First Financial LLC
14.   Rachel Chesley, CLFP Associate – Business Development Coordinator, Western Equipment Finance
15.   Quentin Cote, CLFP – Product Manager, Orion First Financial LLC
16.   David Gill, CLFP – Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia (CAFBA)
17.   Kris Stellflug, CLFP – Partner, Corporate Financial Services, LLC

Ivory Consulting Corporation now employs 12 CLFPs and their Founder, Mr. Ivory stated, “The CLFP over the last few years has become a very well recognized and honorary designation in our industry. As an industry leader, it is only natural that I become a CLFP - one leader supporting another leader. I'm so impressed, and I believe so much in the CLFP that I'm encouraging every employee of Ivory Consulting to become a CLFP.  

Scott Thacker, CEO at Ivory Consulting Corporation and Vice Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation also added, “As a leader in the equipment finance industry, I believe one of my roles is to demonstrate my knowledge and support of the industry. Encouraging others to showcase their knowledge by studying for and passing the CLFP exam will not only strengthen the caliber of the people working in the industry, but will make it an attractive career option for others.

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 462 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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