The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 14 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Lauren Baingo, CLFP – Program Manager, DLL
  2. Jenna Biougnach, CLFP – Team Lead, Inventory Finance Account Management, DLL
  3. Christopher Corkery, CLFP – Senior Asset Sales Specialist, DLL
  4. Cynthia Faucz, CLFP – Director of Operations, DLL
  5. Fredric Fial, CLFP – Vice President – Sales, Ascentium Capital LLC
  6. Glen Gabriel, CLFP – Account Manager – Inside Sales, DLL
  7. Bruce Hudson, CLFP – Assistant Vice President of Operations, North Mill Equipment Finance
  8. Drew Mayer, CLFP – Senior Credit Analyst, Amur Equipment Finance
  9. Jacie Moul, CLFP – AVP, Relationship Management, Amur Equipment Finance
  10. Gregory Newberry, CLFP – Vice President of Equipment Finance, Trinity Capital LLC
  11. Juli Nunnikhoven, CLFP – Business Development Manager, DLL
  12. James Owings, CLFP – AVP – IT Originations Platform, North Mill Equipment Finance
  13. Amanda Steele, CLFP – Senior Product Owner, DLL
  14. Theresa Vetter, CLFP – Account Manager, DLL

While many companies host Academies throughout the year, Ascentium holds a positive tradition of kicking off each new year by hosting the first Academy annually. Fredric Fial of Ascentium, who attended the first class of 2023, shares, “My team leader at Ascentium Capital, Craig Colling, discussed with me the importance of obtaining the designation. I started in the equipment finance industry in 1982 and after all these years, by obtaining this certification, I finally feel that I have reached the pinnacle in this industry.”

The CLFP Foundation values continued education, and we see that value appreciated by many recent CLFP graduates. Greg Newberry of Trinity Capital shares, “The CLFP is a separator for Lease and Financial professionals. The choice is, do you have a job, or do you have a career? The CLFP title is that distinguishing factor.

For me, it was an easy choice to continue to educate myself. The course material covered both information I knew and some information that was new to me. That is what I valued most: the complete education the course offered. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand their financial career.”

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, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit