The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 22 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  • Vanessa Andel, CLFP – Vice President of Operations, Commercial Fleet Financing
  • Matt Barrett, CLFP Associate – Assistant Vice President – Program Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  • Lauren Blowers, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Marketing, First American Equipment Finance
  • Jennifer Dirkes, CLFP – Channel Development Director, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
  • Adam Domke, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
  • Christine Durfee, CLFP – AVP, Credit Officer, First American Equipment Finance
  • Betsy Egeberg, CLFP Associate – Portfolio Administration Support, AP Equipment Financing
  • Jayme Gerads, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
  • Joseph Guage, CLFP – Chief Financial Officer, First American Equipment Finance
  • Christopher (Ryan) Hinton – Vice President, Regions Equipment Finance
  • Chris Johnson, CLFP
  • Timothy Kinney, CLFP – Credit Analyst – Team Lead, AP Equipment Financing
  • Connor McKeeve, CLFP – Credit Analyst, Wintrust Specialty Finance
  • Cori Miller, CLFP Associate – Industry Marketing Specialist, AP Equipment Financing
  • David Mullin, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Data Strategy, First American Equipment Finance
  • Shelley Peterson, CLFP Associate – Credit Analyst, AP Equipment Financing
  • Chad Primus, CLFP – Business Development Officer, Oakmont Capital Services, LLC
  • Adam Sobke, CLFP Associate – Staff Accountant, AP Equipment Financing
  • Julie Stephens, CLFP – Senior Funding Specialist, Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc.
  • Kelly Taran, CLFP – Chief Information Officer, First American Equipment Finance
  • Sarah Uballez, CLFP – VP, Treasury and Accounting, AP Equipment Financing
  • Morka Wolde, CLFP – Technical Implementation Consultant, IDS

Ms. Dirkes attended the online ALFP hosted by Tamarack Consulting in October and stated, “I have been in this industry for a long time and being a CLFP was always something I had in the back of my mind but continued to tell myself it wasn’t for me.  I always knew being a CLFP was being amongst the best of the best in this industry.  To be honest, truth be told I was always scared to take the leap and fail.  With COVID-19 hitting, it’s been a long year for so many including myself.  I needed to say I accomplished something, and I needed it to be big and to prove to myself I belong in this industry.  So, I did just that, I went big and decided to take my CLFP Exam.  I am truly honored to have learned from the best of the best and to be in a group of amazing people that truly love and cherish the Leasing and Finance profession as much as I do.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 955 active Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates in the United States, Canada, India and Australia. For more information, visit