The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 12 individuals who recently sat through the online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Michael Burke, CLFP – Chief Executive Officer, Coex Capitals
  2. Tina Clark, CLFP – Director, Laurentide
  3. Matthew Corkin, CLFP – Head of Broker, Atlas Equipment Finance
  4. Bruce Debenham, CLFP – Director, Perks
  5. Gino Defeo, CLFP – Commercial Asset Finance Professional, Quantum Business
  6. Paul Fisher, CLFP – State Manager Originations, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  7. Andrea Maddern, CLFP – Business Development Executive, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  8. Nicholas McMahon, CLFP – Asset Finance, Quantum Business
  9. Ryan Medina, CLFP – Operations Manager, Viking Aggregation
  10. Brent Starrenburg, CLFP – Head, Connective Asset Finance
  11. Paula Tirpkos, CLFP – Business Development Executive, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  12. Tala Zabeneh, CLFP – Account Manager Team Leader, Flexicommercial

“I have absolutely enjoyed every moment of the CLFP course and feel as though the training and the support provided is second to none,” shares Tala Zabeneh. “It teaches and cements many aspects of the commercial finance and leasing industry that many may not know, especially for those that have been in the industry for such a long time like myself. My knowledge has expanded well beyond the work I do day-to-day and I will continue to utilize everything I have learned in my career moving forward.”

Gino Defeo shares, “CLFP has been an excellent addition to the available educational pathways through CAFBA (Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia). It is essential to continue to improve industry knowledge with advanced learning, which will in turn improve industry standards.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the commercial equipment finance industry. There are Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates located throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, India, Pakistan, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit