The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 15 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed. They are:

Nicholas Balzer, CLFP – Credit Analyst, Vision Financial Group, Inc.
Megan Bystol-Olvera, CLFP – Credit Administration Analyst, John Deere Financial
Timothy Creasy, CLFP Associate – Assistant Credit Manager, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance LLC
Sylvianne Evans, CLFP – Operations Manager – Bank Markets, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Ryan Flores, CLFP – VP & Regional Sales Manager, Capital Equipment Finance, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Daniel Kvas, CLFP – Vice President, Falcon Equipment Finance, a division of Falcon National Bank
Jason Manthei, CLFP – Large Transaction Facilitator, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Ruth Martens, CLFP – Operational Risk Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Crystal Murcha, CLFP – Lead, Relationship Management, Amur Equipment Finance
Jodie Schimek, CLFP Associate – Credit Analyst, Oakmont Capital Holdings, LLC
Jennifer Schreurs, CLFP – Pricing Analytics Manager, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Dakota Smith, CLFP – VP of Strategic Operations, Bevel Financial LLC
Steven Strozewski, CLFP – Vice President, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Amy Sumerfelt, CLFP – Credit Review Specialist, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance
Edgar Teniente, CLFP – Client Controller, Orion First Financial LLC

Flores attended the virtual Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals hosted by U.S. Bank Equipment Finance and stated, “Many of my most respected peers in the Equipment Finance industry obtained their CLFP credential, which is a true testament to their expertise in this space. Continuing my education, diversifying my exposure to the various components and intricacies of Equipment Finance, and networking on a national scale with industry peers allows me to become a more effective and dynamic leader in this space.”
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