The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 16 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam, have passed.  They are: 

  • José Albertorio Matos, CLFP – Relationship Manager, Commercial Equipment Finance, Inc. 
  • Cheryl Baker, CLFP – Director, Commercial Finance Operations, Crestmark, a division of MetaBank 
  • Janine Benson, CLFP – Vice President, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Nicholas Bromberek, CLFP – Regional Sales Manager, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance LLC 
  • Michael Cohen, CLFP – Chief Risk Officer, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance LLC 
  • Kristin Coster, CLFP – Vice President, Operations, North Mill Equipment Finance 
  • Taylor Dannar, CLFP – Sr. Funding Manager, Alliance Funding Group 
  • Jack Elenbaas, CLFP – Credit Manager, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance 
  • Tanner Evans, CLFP – Federal Sales Associate, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Mark Hoffman, CLFP – Vice President, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Jennifer Martin, CLFP – SVP, Sales Enablement and Enterprise Support, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Richard McAuliffe, CLFP – Financial Services Executive & Executive Board Member and Past Chair, Canadian Finance & Leasing Association 
  • Naya Montoya, CLFP – Vice President, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Timothy Stickney, CLFP – VP Sales – Bank Channel, Key Equipment Finance 
  • Joshua Utke, CLFP – Business Development Manager, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance LLC 
  • Denise Zeise, CLFP – Contract Manager, Key Equipment Finance 

Mr. McAuliffe, representing the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association stated, “Building a strong North American equipment leasing and finance industry is a crucial goal in these ever-changing times. Becoming a CLFP is something I knew I needed to do to help achieve this goal. The CLFP designation assists individuals and our industry to achieve exceptional standards of professional conduct, technical expertise, and exemplary ethics. It is truly a privilege and pleasure to be a Certified Lease & Finance Professional.”  

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