The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 18 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Jean Blakeley-Cook, CLFP – Loss Mitigation Recovery Specialist, Channel
  2. Brian Bourne, CLFP – Business Development, KLC Financial, Inc.
  3. Jodi Brockman, CLFP – Funding Coordinator, Channel
  4. Jordan Brown, CLFP – Senior Collateral Services Specialist, Key Equipment Finance
  5. Anita Carew, CLFP – Senior Director of Professional Services, FIS
  6. Samantha Knight, CLFP – Credit Analyst, North Mill Equipment Finance
  7. Joseph Knobbe, CLFP – Collections and Loss Mitigation Analyst, Channel
  8. Kevin Law, CLFP – Senior Account Executive, Key Government Finance, Inc.
  9. Desire’ Leaf, CLFP – Senior Paralegal, Key Equipment Finance
  10. Andrea Moreno, CLFP – Manager – Funding, North Mill Equipment Finance
  11. Michael Peterson, CLFP – Director of Syndication, Crossroads Equipment Lease & Finance LLC
  12. Nicole Rice, CLFP Associate – Finance Broker, Affiliated Financial Services
  13. Alex Ruderman, CLFP – Senior Business Architect, Odessa
  14. Steven Schroeder, CLFP – Vice President, Fifth Third Bank
  15. Brittany Simonsen, CLFP – Analytics Engineer, Orion First Financial
  16. Eduardo Sobrino, CLFP – USA Sales Manager, Commercial Equipment Finance, Inc.
  17. Denise Steinberger, CLFP – Vice President, Western Region, North Mill Equipment Finance
  18. Paula Summers Murphy, CLFP – Director of Strategic Partnerships, Vision Financial Group, Inc.

Bourne recently attended the online Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals and stated, “The CLFP is the highest level of certification in our industry, and being in sales, I feel it is very important that I have a robust knowledge of every aspect of our industry. I am very happy to be able to call myself a CLFP and take that knowledge with me throughout my 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