Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equiping Business for Success

Equipment Management Conference

February 23, 2020 - February 25, 2020

Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
Orlando, FL

Serving Equipment Management Professionals for Over a Quarter of a Century

  • GREAT SESSIONS that bring you up-to-date on a variety of asset classes
  • OFF-SITE EQUIPMENT TOURS enabling attendees to get invaluable insight into a variety of equipment and to see them in actual work settings.
  • FIRST CLASS EXHIBITION of equipment appraisers, remarketers, and others you need to meet
  • UNMATCHED NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES with your peers in the industry.

Exhibit Opportunities

An exhibition is held in conjunction with this conference. To receive more information about exhibiting, please contact Steve Wafalosky at 440-247-1060 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring events and functions at ELFA meetings provides excellent exposure for your company. Contact Steve Wafalosky at 440-247-1060 or if you are interested in sponsoring any of the conference events.

Who Should Attend?

Equipment management professionals, including senior managers and their staff, equipment appraisers and remarketers and service providers to the industry.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
1st Person Attending from Company - Member $1195.00
Additional Attendee Exhibitor After Booth Price $1075.00
Additional Attendee from Company - Member $1075.00
Additional Exhibitor After Booth price(Non Member) $1075.00
Commercial Finance Association Member $1195.00
Committee Member $600.00
First Time Attendee - (ELFA Member Company) $1015.00
First Time Attendee - Exhibit Company (Non Member) $1015.00
First Time Attendee - Exhibiting Company(ELFA Mem) $1015.00
Non Member Company Attendee $2390.00
Speaker - Member $600.00
Speaker - Non Member $600.00
Spouse Companion of Member $250.00
Spouse Companion - Non Member $250.00

View cancellation and other policies

Available Functions

Sunday - February 23
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
  2020 Golf Outing
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Special Dietary Requests
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
  Airboat Ride Through Florida Wetlands
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Newcomer Reception
Monday - February 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Ritchie Bros. Auction Site Equipment Tour
  Microelectronics Fabrication Facility - (30 LIMIT) - THIS FUNCTION IS NOW FULL
Tuesday - February 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  Closing Reception & Live Auction


Raffi Aharonian

Managing Director
Rouse Services LLC

Raffi has been with Rouse Services since 2012 and has responsibility for the Rouse Appraisals division. 
After years of operating as a family owned business, in December 2020 Rouse was wholly acquired by Ritchie Bros.  With that transaction, Rouse brings 100 years of service to the construction equipment and transportation industries and is widely recognized as the leader in current market values, estimated residual values, remarketing support, and fleet management analytics.
In 2020, Rouse's Appraisal division performed valuations of rental and dealer fleets in North America and the United Kingdom comprising over $45 billion of equipment - all in support of financial underwriting processes.
Mr. Aharonian has more than fifteen years of experience in asset valuation, development and management of proprietary databases, and financial statement auditing & analysis. 
His experience includes the oversight of over $45 billion of annual equipment appraisals and liquidation analyses across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  He regularly interfaces with key industry stakeholders (lenders, equipment owners, OEMs, private equity firms, audit firms, debt advisory groups, etc.) to provide support for valuations and to share regular, data-based market updates specific to the equipment industry.

Robert Breakstone

Equipment Exchange Company Of America

Mr. Robert Breakstone, CSA, CEA our Senior Appraiser, has been President of Equipment Exchange Company of America, Inc. since 1989. Our firm has been in the used equipment business since 1979. Having grown up in the process business, Robert has a wealth of experience in many facets of food production. He has toured many production plants in United States, Provinces of Canada as well as Puerto Rico and Central America. Equipment Exchange Company specializes in buying, selling and evaluating meat process, baking, beverage, frozen foods, vegetable, dry goods and related food products and equipment. We also have extensive database of sales history for our in-house sales comparisons.
In 2002, Mr. Breakstone first completed and has been accepted by the Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers (AMEA) as a Certified Equipment Appraiser (CEA). In 2005, Mr. Breakstone completed the requirements for Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) status in Equipment Appraisers Association of North America. These certifications require acceptance to conform in all respects to the designated Codes of Ethics, the appropriate Standards and Procedures of Professional Appraisal Ethics and Practice, certification in Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as well written exams, submittal of an appraisals for review and acceptance, as well as a minimum of five years of appraisal experience. Both designations dictate on-going requirements to maintain accreditation.

Leonard Brester

Senior Appraiser/Inspector

A niche market specialist in accurately valuing refuse, vocational, and utility trucks, Len Brester has more than 15 years of construction and transportation equipment appraisal and sales experience.  
Len is currently the Senior Appraiser for Housby based out of Des Moines, IA.  Housby is a single source provider including a full-service Mack truck dealership, Volvo construction dealership and an on-line sales company. Len performs appraisals for external customers and valuations, inspections, and sales of used trade-in equipment for the various departments of Housby.
He previously was the Senior Appraiser Analyst for Irontrax. During his time at Irontrax, Len performed formal and desktop appraisals.
His first job in the profession was at Taylor & Martin auction house, where he developed a reputation as a skilled equipment appraiser and site manager over his eight years there. Starting out as a lot crew member, he worked his way up to become a highly regarded appraiser and auction site manager.  
Len's appraisal savvy is rooted in his early years, when he was introduced to traditional agricultural equipment and duties. As a 10-year-old, he began working summers on his uncle's farm in the nation's heartland. As a teen, he became well versed in servicing heavy equipment at a tractor-trailer repair shop on school nights and weekends. Len later operated grain/feed elevators and rail car movers in the Midwest.  
He has completed his Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and earned his Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers International (ASA) in 2013 and re-accredited in 2018. He has served as President, Vice President and Secretary of Iowa/Nebraska chapter of ASA.
Len holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Wayne State College in Nebraska and is a graduate of Northeast Community College in Nebraska.

Douglas Cain

Managing Partner
Northbay Networks

R. Doug Cain is Managing Partner of Northbay Networks, Inc. an equipment remarketer, ITAD and reseller of IT and Healthcare equipment worldwide.
His career began as a remarketer of office equipment for Trinity Capital (Bank of the West) out of their San Francisco office in 1992.  He formed The Copier Network in 1996 reselling copiers nationwide and founded Northbay Networks in 2000.
Mr. Cain oversees the Healthcare Division's residual forecasting, end of lease returns, repossessions, and sale of those assets as well as evaluating market trends of domestic and foreign healthcare buyers.

Carl Chrappa

Senior Managing Director
The Alta Group LLC

Carl C. Chrappa is Senior Managing Director – Asset Management Practice of Independent Equipment Company, headquartered in Clearwater, FL. He is a registered auctioneer, and a nationally (A.S.A.) and internationally (M.R.I.C.S.) tested and accredited senior equipment appraiser with over 35 years of experience.

Mr. Chrappa is uniquely qualified for this presentation, since he actively trades in equipment markets, and provides appraisals and equipment consulting services to companies throughout the world. He is also a member of NABE, and is a member of it’s Industrial/ Mfg Roundtable of which he is two term past Chair. Mr. Chrappa also serves as a panelist on the Fed Res Bank of Philadelphia’s – Livingston Survey, which semiannually forecasts macroeconomic moves in the U.S. economy.

He is a founding member and Chair Emeritus of The ELFA's Equip Mgt Com, he also serves on the Board of Directors of the CFA, he was elected and served on the ELFA’s Service Providers Steering Committee, and is a past national technical director of AACEI. Mr. Chrappa was the recipient of the ELFA’s 2010 Distinguished Service Award. He has co-authored a book entitled A Leasing Companys Guide to Equipment Management and is a regular content provider to the ELFA's web-based

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David Conover

SVP - Asset Management, Pricing, & Planning
Customers Commercial Finance, LLC

R David Conover, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Pricing, Customers Commercial Finance.

Customers Commercial Finance (CCF) is bank owned commercial finance company with $500 million in assets originated through direct client relationships, vendor programs, and capital markets activities. CCF has relationships in the manufacturing, transportation, distribution, construction, aviation, and services markets.
In his role at CCF, David Conover is responsible for both the asset management and pricing functions of the organization managing a diversified portfolio of assets predominantly in the industrial, transportation, and marine segments.

David received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Rider University and his Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Nicholas Coscia

Equipment Manager, Asset Management Americas CT&I

Nicholas Coscia is the Equipment Manager for De Lage Landen Financial Services (DLL), working in the Construction, Transportation & Industrial (CT&I) group.

Prior to joining DLL, Nick worked People's Capital & Leasing Corp as the VP, Asset Management. Prior to that, Nick worked for CoBank as an Asset Manager. Prior to CoBank, Nick spent 6 years at Terex Corporation working in Asset Management and Crane Sales. Nick started his career at GE Capital Corporation in 2002.

Rick Daubenspeck

Managing Director

Mr. Daubenspeck serves as Managing Director – Tangible Assets for the Valuation & Business Analytics Group within BDO USA, LLC. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in developing valuation opinions of machinery and equipment for a broad range of financial transactions including leasing structuring and dispositions, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and impairment reviews. His experience and knowledge was obtained and developed through a countless number of domestic and international engagements for a variety of assets groups including manufacturing, telecom, transportation, gaming and entertainment, power generation and distribution, wastewater and freshwater systems, as well as automated ticketing, signaling and toll systems. Renewable Energy, specifically Solar Energy, has been a primary focus for Mr. Daubenspeck over the last several years, and has been involved in the valuation of approximately 450 commercial and utility scale solar installations throughout the United States. Mr. Daubenspeck has performed appraisals throughout North America, as well as Europe and the Far East.

Mr. Daubenspeck has been a speaker on numerous occasions at the Equipment Management Conference sponsored by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, as well as the National Conference of the American Society of Appraisers and the Solar power Finance & Investment Summit. He has also had several articles regarding equipment valuation published, as well as published articles regarding solar energy and the financing of solar collection systems.

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Kimberly Esposito

Managing Director, Asset Management Services

Ms. Esposito has 28 years of experience in Equipment Management. During her career, she has been responsible for portfolio management at two bank leasing companies, as an appraiser specializing in rail, material handling and middle-ticket assets; including transportation equipment, high-tech, and industrial equipment. She has sold numerous types of equipment internationally, including over 25,000 marine containers for a major container leasing company. She received her Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.) designation in 1998, and is past president of the A.S.A. Maryland Chapter. Ms. Esposito has actively served on the Equipment Management Committee since 2007 and was elected Committee Chair in 2014. She also has served as a member of the Credit & Collections Committee in 2011-2012. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs.

Ross Ettin

Centurion Service Group, LLC

Chris French

Dealer Credit Manager
Volvo Financial Services

Anthony Gordon

Manager of Asset Management
Farm Credit Leasing

Anthony Gordon is the Manager of Asset Management & Remarket for CoBank - Farm Credit Leasing. Mr. Gordon is responsible for Asset Management and Remarketing functions at Farm Credit Leasing. He received his accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers in 2011. Mr. Gordon was raised on a family farm and has over 30 years of agricultural equipment finance experience in various roles, including asset management, asset remarketing, credit underwriting, sales, foreclosure and portfolio management. Prior to joining Farm Credit Leasing in December  2017, Mr. Gordon spent a year at Heritage Bank NA, fifteen years at DLL Finance Food & Ag and fourteen years with Agricredit Acceptance Co. He studied finance at Drake University, Des Moines, IA and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from  Graceland University – Lamoni, IA.

Anthony Gordon

Manager of Asset Management
Farm Credit Leasing

Anthony Gordon is the Manager of Asset Management & Remarket for CoBank - Farm Credit Leasing. Mr. Gordon is responsible for Asset Management and Remarketing functions at Farm Credit Leasing. He received his accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers in 2011. Mr. Gordon was raised on a family farm and has over 30 years of agricultural equipment finance experience in various roles, including asset management, asset remarketing, credit underwriting, sales, foreclosure and portfolio management. Prior to joining Farm Credit Leasing in December  2017, Mr. Gordon spent a year at Heritage Bank NA, fifteen years at DLL Finance Food & Ag and fourteen years with Agricredit Acceptance Co. He studied finance at Drake University, Des Moines, IA and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from  Graceland University – Lamoni, IA.

John Gougeon

Bank of America Global Leasing

John is Senior Vice President, Manager - Corporate Valuations for Banc of America Leasing. John's team is responsible for equipment valuation supporting BAL's Large Corporate Americas originations group. Areas of coverage include Marine, Rail, Transportation, Medical, Material Handling, amongst others. Prior to joining BAL, John spent 8 years as a Major Account Manager for IronPlanet. John has over 30 years Equipment Management experience, including senior management roles at National Bank of Detroit Equipment Finance (NBD), Heller Financial (HF) and GE Capital.
John is a graduate of Central Michigan University and enjoys spending his free time with his beautiful wife Beth and their three daughters.

Bengt Hagstrom

VP, Global Asset Management
Healthcare Financial Services, GE Healthcare

Thomas Harford

SVP - Equipment Management Group
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance

Thomas Harford oversees the Equipment Management Valuation team at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance (WFEF). WFEF provides competitive fixed- and floating-rate loans and leases covering a full range of commercial equipment for businesses in the United States and Canada. Based in Chicago, Thomas’ current team of equipment valuation managers and collateral equipment management specialists is responsible for managing WFEF equipment valuations supporting Capital Markets, Commercial/Corporate Banking, Corporate Aircraft, Specialty Industries, Surface Transportation and Canadian portfolios.  
Prior to his current role, Thomas led Wells Fargo’s Equipment Management Valuation team with direct management responsibility for equipment valuations within Wells Fargo’s Vendor, Canadian, Construction and Business Banking Group business portfolios.  
Before joining Wells Fargo in 2013, Thomas spent 10 years at Banc of America Leasing in management roles within the Equipment Management Group with responsibility for its Vendor lease portfolio as well as their Healthcare portfolio. Prior experience included equipment management roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland, National City Leasing, Sanwa Business Credit Corporation and The LINC Group.
Mr. Harford holds a B.S./B.A. in Finance and Economics from University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse. He is a member in the American Society of Appraisers and currently serves on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Equipment Management Committee.   

Gordon Heidacker

Managing Director - Automotive Sector Group Head
Great American Group, LLC

Gordon Heidacker is the Managing Director, Automotive Sector Group Head with Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC.
With over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry, Gordon manages all aspects of Great American's automotive practice including inventory, machinery and equipment valuations, financial reporting products, and the monetization of assets.
Previous Experience
Throughout his career, Gordon has achieved an unmatched level of success personally delivering innovative products from concept to launch. After earning his way from the assembly line floor to the board rooms of large OEM's, tier one suppliers, and new technology and parts manufacturers, he has held full P&L responsibility for related budgets on programs in excess of $500 million within global markets. In addition, he has led strategic internal projects which included the negotiation and management of all external key contracts from start to finish as well as negotiating strategic relationships with other OEM's, M&A and post-merger integration.
Gordon holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Advertising and a Master's degree in Finance and Organizational Behavior from the University of Michigan.
Designations and Memberships
Gordon is a member of SAE International and the SEMA, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member on M-1 Concourse and Nelson JIT/Mentoris.

Robert Herb

Vice President, Global Asset Manager, Healthcare & Clean Technology

DLL is a global vendor finance company with more than EUR 30 billion in assets. Partnering with equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors in more than 30 countries to support their distribution channels and help grow their businesses, DLL combines customer focus with deep industry knowledge to deliver sustainable solutions for the complete asset life cycle, including retail finance, commercial finance and used equipment finance. DLL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank Group.
In his role with DLL, Rob Herb manages a EUR 3 billion global portfolio of healthcare and clean technology assets, consulting with manufacturers on life cycle asset management (LCAM) initiatives, driving the adoption of refurbishment and redeployment plans for capital equipment, as well as transforming selling models from traditional ownership to usage and service based.
Rob received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Gettysburg College and his Masters of Business Administration from LaSalle University.

Kenneth Heyse

Managing Director
Plastics One Asset Advisors, LLC

Ken Heyse is the Managing Director of Plastics One Asset Advisors, LLC.

Since 1987, Mr. Heyse has been actively involved in all phases of the Plastics Machinery Industry including appraising, processing machinery manufacturing, sales, and distribution.

Plastics One has been one of the country's foremost Asset Advisors for Plastics Processing Machinery for over 30 years, actively working with the Leasing and Finance community providing appraisals, lease residual guidance, work out and liquidation assistance, and published Industry updates.

Among Ken's Career Highlights:
* Served as VP and General Manager for several top Plastics Industry Original Equipment Manufacturers.
* Actively Marketing, re-marketing, and liquidating Plastics Industry Capital Assets since 1989
* Active Guest Speaker and Contributing Member to the Society of Plastics Engineers, American Society of Appraisers, and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
* Published Author in the American Society of Appraisers MTS Journal and Injection World Magazine on the Plastics Injection Molding Resale Market
* Contributing as technical advisor on hundreds of valuation projects involving the Plastics Industry.

* Member Society Plastics Engineers (SPE)
* Member Society Plastics Industry (SPI)
* SPI committee chair- Robotics
* ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser
* Extensive Cross Industry knowledge of all types of Plastics Processing Machinery

Kenneth M. Heyse, A.S.A.
Managing Director
Plastics One Asset Advisors, LLC
151 Ella Grasso Ave
Torrington, CT 06790
PH: 203-265-1193
FAX: 203-284-8243

Paul Hinson

Manager - Asset Management & Remarketing
Altec Capital Services

Head of Asset Management & Remarketing for Altec Capital Services, a captive finance company owned by Altec, Inc.. 23 years with Altec. Auburn University graduate.

Michael Holck

Director of Transportation

Mike Holck is a highly regarded appraiser within the transportation industry. Clients seek Mike's expertise for his consistent accurate valuations and deep knowledge and experience in specialized transportation, including car haulers, concrete pumps, wreckers, trucks and trailers.  Mike holds an ASA designation from the American Society of Appraisers and has completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).  
As vice president of Irontrax, Mike is responsible for nationwide appraisal services for the transportation and construction industries and remarketing of off lease and repossessed assets.  
Prior to Irontrax, Mike worked 14 years at Taylor & Martin, a leader in over-the-road trucking equipment re-marketing, appraisals and consulting, as lead appraiser and assistant manager of appraisal services. In these roles, he performed physical and desktop appraisals for numerous assets specific to the transportation industry, including trucks and trailers and concrete pump trucks. He also provided residual analysis and consultations to lessors and performed lease end inspections.
Mike began his career in the transportation industry in 1985, starting at the ground level washing trucks and trailers while in school. He has done it all - from changing tires, rebuilding engine's, driving trucks and finally as an owner operator of his own trucking company, Holck Trucking.
For the past several years, Mike has participated in the Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)'s Equipment Manager Conference product showcase. He also is a past speaker at the American Society of Appraiser's Machinery & Equipment ID conference in Cleveland, Ohio. He holds several inspection certifications and has completed numerous American Society of Appraisers courses.  
A past volunteer for the YMCA, Mike lives in Fremont, Nebraska with his wife and two children, Volunteer with the John C. Fremont Days - Cruisers on Main St. Car Show.
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers: USPAP, ASA Machinery & Equipment POV courses, ME201, ME202, ME203 and ME204.
  • Putzmeister Inspection, Techniques & Procedures, Boom Inspection Certification, Structural Inspection Certification.
  • ISA (International Society of Appraisers Heavy Equipment Course)
  • Over the past several years, Mike has participated and presented in the annual Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)'s Equipment Manager Conference product showcase.  He also is a past speaker at the American Society of Appraiser's Machinery & Equipment ID conference in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Current Vice President of the Iowa-Nebraska ASA Chapter

Elizabeth Jaramillo

Vice President - Asset Management/New Business Support
Key Equipment Finance

Vice President of Asset Management and New Business Support for Key Equipment Finance. In this role, Jaramillo is responsible for transaction workflow, which includes managing a team of new business support analysts that provide asset and transaction support to internal teams.

Prior to her current position, Jaramillo served as lead equipment and portfolio analyst at Key Equipment Finance, a position she held for six years. She began her career as a program administrator at Leasetec Corporation, which was acquired by KeyCorp in 1997, and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the company for more than 20 years.

Jaramillo received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also received a certification in renewable and sustainable energy from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2010.

Jeff Jensen

Vice President
Keybridge Research, LLC

Jeff Jensen is a Vice President at Keybridge, where he serves as an economic and policy advisor for small businesses, industry associations, and government agencies. Jeff has 15 years of experience applying economics, data analytics, and program evaluation techniques to a wide range of public policy issues, including macroeconomic policy, federal regulatory policy, environmental policy, immigration, flood insurance and hazard mitigation, equipment finance, and credit and debit card markets. Before joining Keybridge, Jeff spent nearly 5 years at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where he served as a Senior Analyst and specialized in transportation security and related homeland security issues. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carleton College and two Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Management from Duke University.

Horace Jordan

EVP & General Counsel
Kingsbridge Holdings, LLC

Mr. Jordan is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Kingsbridge Holdings, LLC and its operating subsidiaries Trilogy Leasing Co., LLC, Capital Technology & Leasing, L.L.C. and Western States Equipment Holdings, LLC.  He also is one of Kingsbridge's founding members.  Mr. Jordan is responsible for the legal and administrative operations of Kingsbridge and its subsidiaries.
Prior to joining Kingsbridge, Mr. Jordan was with Relational, LLC as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2001 through 2005 where he managed the legal and human resources departments and was a member of Relational's Executive Committee.  From 1991 through 2000, Mr. Jordan was with the law firm of Jenner & Block where he was a partner for five years specializing in litigation and business disputes.  From 1998 to 1990, Mr. Jordan was an associate with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie in Chicago and in Hong Kong specializing in corporate law and international transactions.
Mr. Jordan has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching courses on Privacy Rights in Employment.  He has published multiple articles on tax and commercial law issues as well as the role of in-house counsel and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education conferences.  He has been a member of leadership for many years with the American Bar Association and is a board officer for several not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Jordan received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law and received his Bachelors of Science degree magna cum laude from Tufts University.
Mr. Jordan resides in Lake Forest, Illinois with his very understanding wife Diana and his four “nearly perfect” daughters Calla, Gwen, Taryn and Charlotte.  When not otherwise engaged in family activities, Mr. Jordan's interests include travel, athletics, performing arts, politics, reveling in the success of the Beelzebubs acappella singing group and rooting for the Northwestern Wildcats, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bears.

Basil Karatzas

Founder and CEO
Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co

Basil M. Karatzas is the Founder and CEO of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co., a shipping finance advisory and ship-brokerage firm based in New York City.
Basil has diverse maritime industry expertise in the fields of shipping finance, port operations, charterers’ and husbandry agency, charter and ship brokerage, and vessel management and operations. In an advisory capacity, Basil has provided vessel valuations and marine appraisals, fairness opinions, strategy analysis and research reports in the tanker, gas, offshore, dry bulk and containership markets for both international registry and the Jones Act markets. In a transactional capacity, Basil has originated and executed multiple finance-oriented transactions in shipping such as sale & leaseback transactions, private placements for equity, mezz, debt and structured finance, and also acted as broker and auctioneer for the sale of marine assets from shipping bank portfolios and other reference name accounts active in the maritime space. Most recently, Basil acted as the Liquidation Trustee for the judicial sale of two pelagic purse-seiner tuna fishing vessels under the authority of the High Court of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
Basil has been educated at Rice University and Harvard Business School, and holds several professional accreditations, affiliations and memberships; among them, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) in the UK, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers in the US for vessel valuations and marine appraisals, a member of the Baltic Exchange in the UK and BIMCO in Copenhagen. Basil has contributed subject matter chapters in several books in the maritime industry, has been a keynote speaker to maritime conferences worldwide, and frequently quoted in the international press including in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Economist, and The New York Times.

Martin Klotzman, CLFP

Senior Marketing Manager
Ivory Consulting Corporation

Martin is the Marketing and Operations Manager at Ivory Consulting Corporation. His focus includes creating and leading all organizational marketing efforts, and developing strategies to maximize Ivory’s internal operational fluidity by leveraging Salesforce's platform. He is currently serving on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association's "Emerging Talent Advisory Council," where his focus is on educating and attracting new talent to the industry.
Prior to joining Ivory, he co-founded the San Francisco based concert production company, Our House Records, where he served as CFO. Martin received an MBA with an emphasis in Sustainable Business from San Francisco State University and B.S. in Finance from San Francisco State University. He also graduated from Bloc's full-stack web development bootcamp.

Mark Loken

Vice President, Credit
Farm Credit Leasing

Mark Loken is Vice President, Credit for CoBank - Farm Credit Leasing. Mr. Loken is responsible for Credit, Portfolio, and Asset Management functions at Farm Credit Leasing. He has over 20 years of equipment finance experience in various roles, including credit underwriting, sales, asset management and portfolio. Prior to joining Farm Credit Leasing in March 2016, Mr. Loken spent two years at Cisco Capital and fourteen years at TCF Equipment Finance. He received a bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

Patrick Mazzanti

Railroad Appraisal Associates

Pat Mazzanti is president of Railroad Appraisal Associates, the management consulting division of The Occor Company, specializing in the railroad industry, serving operators, suppliers and financial service companies.  Railroad Appraisal Associates is the oldest railroad specific appraisal business in the United States and was founded in 1976. Areas of expertise include railroad and locomotive appraisals, inspections, equipment remanufacture and general management consulting services.  Prior to Railroad Appraisal Associates, Pat spent 18 years with Deutsche Financial Services a unit of Deutsche Bank, with the last 7 as Head of Railroad Finance.  
Pat earned a MBA in Business Economics from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Illinois, as well as a BS in Economics and Finance from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Pat is currently a member of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers, Equipment Appraisers Association of North America, and is a Certified Senior Appraiser. Pat resides in Spring Grove, Illinois with his wife and 2 children where he is active in the community as an elected village trustee.

Robert Mercogliano

Strategic Account Manager - Financial Services
bidadoo Inc.

Bob Mercogliano, Managing Director and Head of EFG Asset Management Group, ABL Equipment Finance Group
Bob is currently the Head of Asset Management for STRH’s Equipment Finance & Leasing Group (EFG). Bob has 30 years of Asset Management experience with expertise in managing and evaluating transportation, manufacturing, technology and healthcare assets.
Background and Experience Bob has held several positions during his career in Asset Management, Pricing, and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining STRH in 2014, Bob worked as the Global Head of Asset Management for the Project Structured Finance Group of Siemens Financial Services for 18 years. He currently sits on and is a former chairman of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Asset Management Committee.
Bob received a B.S. in International Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. (STEFL)
Is one of the nation’s top ten bank-owned equipment finance companies, with $5Bn in assets.  STEFL finances any type of business equipment, supporting transactions from $250,000, with the ability to originate large deals that are partially held with a portion sold to select investors. We offer a variety of debt and tax leasing structure, customized to help with capital conservation, cash flow management, asset flexibility and the efficient use of tax benefits. We are a full-service secured equipment lender leveraging our equipment management knowledge, and understanding of asset values, market dynamics and asset growth strategies to help our clients acquire, finance and manage their equipment needs. STEFL is headquartered in Atlanta with a nationwide client base.

James Merz

SVP - Head of Equipment Management
Fifth Third Bank

Thomas Monroe

SVP, ATEL Equipment Services
ATEL Capital Group

Thomas P. Monroe, Jr. joined ATEL as a portfolio manager in the asset management department. In 2004, Mr. Monroe was named Senior Vice President of ATEL Equipment Services. In this function, Mr. Monroe manages ATEL's asset management department, which is responsible for residual valuation, due diligence, equipment inspections and negotiating renewal and remarketing for ATEL's portfolio. Prior to joining ATEL, Mr. Monroe was employed by GE Capital for 6 years as a portfolio manager in the computer leasing division. Mr. Monroe holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.

Frederick Moss

VP, Marketing
Advance Print Technologies

Christopher Nugent

Managing Director
Bluechip Asset Management LLC

Mr. Nugent is Managing Director of Bluechip Asset Management, an appraisal and asset management services company. Mr. Nugent has over 25 years of experience in valuation, leasing, and financial services, focusing on equipment appraisal, residual management, asset remarketing, and portfolio management, including positions with Key Equipment Finance, Babcock & Brown, Comdisco, US Leasing, and other companies. Mr. Nugent has equipment management expertise in IT, healthcare, technology, semiconductor, energy, business equipment, construction equipment, and a variety of other industries, and has managed staff and transactions in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Nugent is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers. He holds a BA in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Ralph Petta

President and CEO
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

Ralph Petta is the President and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing 550+ member organizations in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. Mr. Petta leads the organization in executing its mission to foster business development, deliver industry information and analysis, provide educational opportunities and advocate for the industry. He is also President of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation, which is dedicated to inspiring thoughtful innovation and contributing to the betterment of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

Mr. Petta, an authority in the business of equipment finance, has been with the association since 1987. Before assuming the role of President and CEO in January 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer for six years, providing coordination, direction and oversight of ELFA programs and services designed to add value to the association's member organizations. Prior to that, he served as Interim President. From 1987 to 2010 he was Vice President-Research & Industry Services, managing ELFA's information, benchmarking and market research initiatives. Throughout his career at ELFA, Mr. Petta has assumed leadership roles in virtually all functional areas within the organization, including governance, membership marketing, communications, business and professional development, state advocacy and the association's affiliated Foundation.

He is often quoted in industry trade publications and is a frequent speaker about the role of equipment finance in the U.S. economy and trends and developments in the equipment finance sector.

Mr. Petta is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), as well as ASAE's Key Industry Association Committee (KIAC). He completed the ASAE/University of Maryland College of Business and Management executive development certificate program in association management. He also was selected for and participated in the ASAE Future Leaders Conference. Mr. Petta is a member of the Exchequer Club of Washington, DC.

Before joining ELFA, Mr. Petta worked for nine years in the office of United States Senator Sam Nunn, serving in a variety of professional capacities. He was Senator Nunn's legislative assistant when he left to join the association. Mr. Petta graduated from Syracuse University, earning a B.A. degree in political science.

Rick Pierman

Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank

Rick Pierman is the President of Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank and has over 20 years of leasing and finance industry experience. Before rejoining Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank, he served as senior vice president, managing director of asset management for Woodforest National Bank’s equipment finance division. There, he was involved with the development of a start-up equipment finance platform, which grew to $170 million portfolio before being acquired by Sterling National Bank in March 2019. Responsibilities included developing policies and procedures for collateral valuations, the tax lease program, division pricing and structure, residual setting, portfolio management, and developing equipment markets.

Pierman originally joined Crestmark in 2014 with the company’s acquisition of TIP Capital, where he served as vice president, asset management; his 15-year tenure with the company included roles as director of asset management, remarketing manager, and accounting and project manager. He also held a senior lease accountant position at CIT, formerly Newcourt and AT&T Capital. Pierman earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He is a former chairperson of the Equipment Lease and Finance Association’s Equipment Management Committee.

Joseph Pothier

Business Development Manager
Sipi Asset Recovery

Jane Rethmeier

Harbor Capital Leasing, Inc.

Ms. Rethmeier has been with Harbor Capital since the company's inception in 2000, as Mishawaka Leasing, and has over 30 years of leasing experience with a focus on asset management, remarketing, tax and lease accounting.  Prior to joining Harbor Mishawaka, Jane was with Capital Associates International, Inc. where she was responsible for establishing residual values and end of lease activities.  

Steven Robbins

Senior Vice President, Director of Asset Management
Signature Financial

Steven M. Robbins is presently the Senior Vice President and Director of Asset Management for Signature Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Signature Bank. Signature Financial was formed in March, 2012, to provide equipment leasing and financing solutions to customers in the United States.  In this role, Mr. Robbins is responsible for all Asset and Portfolio Management activities.

Prior to joining Signature, Mr. Robbins was the Vice President, Asset Management for Capital One Equipment Leasing and Finance, where he was responsible for its Asset Management activities. Mr. Robbins has also held Senior Asset Management positions at Marshall & Stevens, Inc., Republic Financial Corporation, Mizuho Corporate Bank - (USA), GE Capital - Vendor Financial Services, AT&T Capital, The CIT Group and MetLife Capital Credit Corporation, where he began his career in the leasing industry.  

Mr. Robbins has been employed in the equipment finance/leasing industry for over thirty three years with thirty of those years directly involved with the Asset Management discipline, is the past Chairman of the ELFA Equipment Management Conference and Committee and is a member of the American Society of Appraisers. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cobleskill and was the 2011 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Long Island Chapter "Man of the Year".

Michael Russell

President & CEO
Russell Equipment Company

Michael Russell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Equipment, Inc., a global portfolio advisory and remarketing firm specializing in material handling equipment. He is responsible for strategic growth and acquisition, culture, and oversees a diverse leadership team who are tasked with the daily operations of the company.

Mike has been with Russell Equipment since 2005. Since becoming President in 2011, the company has undertaken both domestic and international expansion, grown its bricks and mortar locations nationwide, and made growth coupled with social and environmental responsibility a priority. Russell’s primary focus is to build a strong culture from within, to ensure consistent, honest, and productive results for its suppliers and customers day in and day out.

Russell Equipment is a member of the ELFA, and is proud to support Flashes of Hope, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, and numerous other causes both in the Cleveland Area and around the country. Mike is a board member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and active in supporting historic preservation initiatives for colonial architecture of the Connecticut Western Reserve.

Joseph Santora

Managing Partner

Joe Santora has spent the last 12 years building Irontrax into a reputable partner for financial institutions, equipment managers and construction professionals who seek accurate valuation and sales of machinery and equipment.  His deep relationships in the market, coupled with his true third-party viewpoint, have yielded consistent spot-on valuations for clients.
Irontrax specializes in asset management; consulting, appraisal, and the remarketing of bank-owned construction, transportation, and mining equipment.  Irontrax also consults for lease-end negotiations, workouts, and litigations.  Irontrax has entered into Master Services Agreements with many of the major financial institutions.  
Joe walked in the shoes of his clients, prior to establishing Irontrax.  He was an Asset Manager at First Merit Bank (Akron, Ohio) where he established bank policy for the Equipment & Leasing & Finance Division and instituted the use of an approved appraiser list.  In addition, he has held roles with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest auctioneer of unused and used heavy equipment and trucks, and Insight Auctioneers (Sebring, Florida).  
Well-known throughout the industry, Joe has been published in several financial and construction trade publications and has served on numerous committees for the Ohio Contractors Association. He currently is a member of the American Society of Appraiser’s International MTS (Machinery & Technical Specialties Discipline) Committee, which establishes appraisal policies, standards and education on an international level.  Joe is also the Founder/Chairman of American Society of Appraisers Annual Equipment Valuation Conference.
Joe recently presented at the American Society of Appraisers 2014 International Appraisers Conference and Annual Equipment Leasing & Finance Association (ELFA)’s Equipment Management Conferences in both 2012 and 2014.
He earned his Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers in 2007 and has completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), along with numerous continuing education courses.  Joe is a graduate of The University of Akron (Marketing, 1995), and is also a Phi Sigma Kappa alumnus.
Always an advocate for his community, Joe has volunteered for organizations including the Catholic Diocese, Providence House, St. Augustine’s Food Bank, Camp Cheerful, and is currently active with Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.  Joe lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Kevin Sensenbrenner

SVP/Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Management
Stonebriar Commercial Finance

Kevin Sensenbrenner is SVP and Senior Managing Director of Asset Management, with direct management responsibility for all asset valuation, lease portfolio management, and remarketing activities.

Kevin began his career in 1998 as a commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (M&E) and real estate appraiser with AccuVal Associates. He was responsible for Co-Managing AccuVal's M&E appraisal practice. At AccuVal, Kevin gained extensive experience appraising domestic and international large industrial/manufacturing facilities, such as: steel and paper mills, metal fabrication and automotive assembly plants, chemical/petroleum processing plants, carpet manufacturers, food processing facilities, printing operations, and energy related assets.

Sensenbrenner began his Asset Management career at AIG Commercial Equipment Finance (AIG CAF) in 2006 as Vice President and Senior Asset Manager. His responsibilities increased successively and ultimately included all asset management functions for AIG Investments and AIG CAF portfolios. At AIG, Kevin valued and managed a diverse portfolio, with assets in manufacturing, transportation, oil and gas, mining, construction, marine, rail, and technology industries, as well as real estate assets.

Prior to joining SCF in 2015, Mr. Sensenbrenner led an equipment management valuation team overseeing Wells Fargo Equipment Finances $29.5 billion portfolio, with responsibility for commercial bank, corporate bank, capital markets, marine, energy, and rail business verticals.

Kevin is a Senior ASA appraiser and has served as an ELFA Equipment Management Committee member since 2007.

Christopher Shaheen

Vice President, Asset Management
Crestmark Equipment Finance, a division of MetaBank

Chris Shaheen is the Vice President of Asset Management at Crestmark Equipment Finance. He is a 14-year industry veteran with a successful track record in all areas of asset management, and most notably, in the areas of residual setting and remarketing. Prior to joining Crestmark in 2014, Chris worked for TIP Capital, which was a privately held leasing company with a focus on technology. Chris graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Accounting and is a registered CPA in his home state of Michigan.


William Tefft

SVP Asset Management
Pacific Western Bank

Will Tefft is Senior Vice President, Equipment Management for CapitalSource's Corporate Asset Finance group.

Frederick Wetzel

Vice President, Asset Management

Wade Whitenburg

Strategic Accounts: Finance & Insolvency Management
Ritchie Bros.

Wade W. Whitenburg is a Strategic Accounts Manager with Ritchie Bros. specializing in asset management, valuation and remarketing for finance, banking and insolvency management companies.  Since joining the company in January of 2001, he has been responsible for building and maintaining customer relationships with financial organizations of all sizes throughout the U.S.  
Wade provides market analysis and CMV guidance for the general equipment industry as well as for specific equipment fleet and asset portfolio managers based on real time data and market awareness.  He also plays an essential role in the development and delivery of the Equipment Valuation Workshops which Ritchie Bros. hosts for equipment finance professionals across in the U.S. and Canada.
Before his tenure with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Wade held several positions for various companies within the general equipment industry.  His wide-ranging background includes sales, marketing, financing and corporate training.  He and his family reside in Cypress, Texas.
Wade holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with a second major in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.

Joseph Zulueta

Managing Partner
Aeronautical Systems

Joseph (Joe) Zulueta, ASA, is Managing Partner of Aeronautical Systems, headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, an accredited senior aircraft appraiser designated by the American Society of Appraisers.  An independent aircraft appraiser and surveyor since the early 1990s.  A licensed U.S. pilot having completed numerous graduate courses within the aviation and appraisal disciplines.  A graduate of Trinity International University with a B.A., in Business Administration.
He possesses broad aviation expertise, in the areas of valuations, surveys of corporate jet and turboprop aircraft.  A well-established expert witness in the assessment of diminution of value for damage events to include pre-trial consulting through post-trial support, fractional aircraft ownership redemption consultation, acquisition services. Intimately involved in aviation financial analyses, fleet evaluations, contract maintenance and inspection “return” provisions, physical aircraft inspections, historical record auditing, and redelivery services on a diverse range of aircraft.  He is noted as for his skill in maintenance periodicity analyses, maintenance cost estimating and technical report writing in support of the aircraft appraisal process.
A highly sought-after speaker, lecturer, consultant and author of aviation technical and appraisal reports, at all levels of technical valuation inspections in the areas of current, retrospective and residual (future) value appraising of aircraft assets.


If you would like information on exhibiting at this conference, please contact Steve Wafalosky at or 440.247.1060.

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Action Machinery Co., Inc. - Booth #45

Celebrating our 55th year as one of the world's largest machinery dealers, Action Machinery is known for being a leader in machine tool recovery & remarketing. With years of knowledge and capital, we can offer outright purchases of your assets, as well as consignment programs. Since we work on a commission, our value added services of coordinating the reacquisition of your assets becomes worry free. Action Machinery serves leasing company accounts from a conveniently located warehouse in Bethlehem, PA.

Our aggressive targeted marketing programs reach customers throughout the world. This provides our experienced sales team with the ability to locate buyers for your surplus assets in the shortest time possible. In the past few years, Action Machinery has recovered and resold over thousands machines at home and abroad.

Action Machinery conducts certified appraisals on all types of metalworking machinery. Our staff of Certified Equipment Appraisers are recognized as outstanding members of the Association of Machinery & Equipment Appraisals (AMEA) and conform to the latest Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) standards.

AmpleTech Refresh - Booth #11

Visit us at booth #11
Look to ATR for your IT device asset recovery strategy.

Contacts: Kesh Kesic and Mitchell McKelvey
850 E Covey Lane Ste #125
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Phone: (480) 498-8200

AmpleTech Refresh is an asset management and electronics recycling provider serving from midsize to Fortune 500 clients around the world.

We are a R2 certificated recycling company that ensures that items that come through our door never go to landfill.

We provide customized white glove solutions so that we ensure the easiest process for you.

We hold ISO9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 certifications ensuring our detailed reporting and security of your assets.

Highest possible recovery value with our global network.

Solution focused methods of data destruction such as onsite and offsite shredding.

Woman owned and member of WBENC.

Asset Recovery Services - Booth #18

Equipment Recovery specialists

When you need reliable, fast and efficient repossession services, call Asset Recovery Services. With offices in 6 states and growing fast, we are uniquely positioned to serve you, no matter your location in the USA. Our team is insured, bonded and certified to take on your job, but we don’t just care about getting the job done… We care about getting the job done right.

Premier Remarketing at Auction
Professional Auction Services to Resell Your Assets

Asset Recovery Services’ sister company, Auction Factory, has more than 18 years of experience in remarketing assets through the auction process. We can facilitate auctions across the United States, with our auctions featured on more than 50 different advertising platforms. While we promote our auctions digitally and through social media prepared to professionally facilitate your auction from start to finish, including staging, listing, advertising, customer relations, shipping, collection, payment and every detail in between.

Asset Recovery Services has you covered in every area of your repossession needs, including:

  • Voluntary Surrenders
  • Involuntary Repossessions
  • Legal Services
  • Site Visits
  • Appraisals
  • Asset Remarketing
  • Emergency Services

Speak to one of our representatives today in Booth #34 and find out how Asset Recovery Services can be an asset to your company today! - Booth #8

Visit us at booth # 10
Contacts: Scott Kase, Asset Recovery and Purchase
5275 Arville St  Ste # 304
Las Vegas NV  89118
Tel: 844-654-5189 / 702-761-3833
Website: The Audio Visual remarking specialists "We Know AV"
As an leader in Audio Visual recovery and remarketing, is a division of All Things Integrated ,an international leader in Av System Design and Sales. With years of knowledge and capitol we can offer outright purchases of your Audio Visual assets, as well as consignment programs. conducts appraisals on all Audio Visual equipment, including Cameras, Projectors, Audio, Television Studios, Post Production, Lighting, Staging and Video Conferencing.

Based in Las Vegas NV, and offices in Orlando FL, Los Angeles CA and Macau China, Our exclusive client base of customers provides our sales team with the ability to locate buyers worldwide for all your AV assets. We know AV!

BigIron Auctions - Booth #49

In 1984, Ron and Mark Stock, both farmers and entrepreneurs, founded Stock Auctions to conduct onsite auctions. Always driven to innovate, Ron and Mark added BigIron Online Auctions in 2009. Now as BigIron Auctions, the company conducts both weekly online and scheduled onsite auctions.

BigIron's online platform allows you to virtually “kick the tires” before you buy. We provide the seller's information to our online buyers so they have access to the same kind of information they'd get in person. We've reinvented the way used farm, construction and transportation equipment is sold to best meet the needs of our buyers and sellers with unreserved auctions, a guarantee of free title and no buyer fees.

We are committed to continually improving with a state of the art online platform, global marketing and BigIron Independent Sales Representatives across the nation. From this commitment, we have grown to become the largest unreserved online auction serving rural America, selling tens of thousands of items through weekly unreserved auctions to registered bidders representing a global marketplace.

Visit to review the items in upcoming online auctions, held every Wednesday, and to check out a schedule of our onsite auctions. Whether you are browsing, buying or selling, we are confident you will be rewarded with the value of BigIron Auctions.

  • Rural Connections. With straightforward, efficient buying and selling, we are seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers from all across rural America and beyond.
  • Respected Values. With our honest, safe and reliable auctions, you can be confident in your decision to buy or sell with BigIron.
  • Real Deals. With our unreserved auctions, at the drop of the hammer everything sells to the highest bidder.

Centurion Service Group - Booth #10

Centurion Service Group specializes in surplus medical equipment auctions, selling over 100,000 pieces of medical equipment every year from our Chicago, Las Vegas, South Florida, and Dallas warehouses, which have a combined 130,000 square feet of storage space. We help hospitals and health systems, surgery centers, radiology centers, banks, leasing companies, original equipment manufacturers and other healthcare facilities to monetize their surplus assets through live auctions at our warehouses, off-site live auctions and timed auctions. These multiple auction formats allow Centurion to be flexible with our customers and help them maximize every asset while minimizing the costs of hosting their own surplus programs. Centurion also offers other asset management services that help with locating, trading, and valuating equipment.

Coldiron Companies Asset Recovery & Driveaway Transport - Booth #48

Exhibitor profile is not available at this time.

Comerford & Orlando Forklifts - Booth #5

29525 Chagrin Blvd.
Suite 317
Beachwood, OH 44122

Comerford & Orlando Forklifts (COF) is a wholesale forklift company specializing in the valuations, inspecting, buying, remarketing, transporting, and storing of off-lease material handling equipment in North/South America, and Western Europe.

Computer Wholesalers Inc. - Booth #1

For over 24 years, CWI has become recognized and respected as an industry leader in IT asset remarketing. Our services help your company receive the maximum fair market value for your IT assets. Our SMART system, developed in house, provides world class, state of the art, asset tracking, auditing, reconciliation, and reporting. We also partner with White Canyon and their product, WipeDrive, to create a data erasure solution that insures the destruction of your confidential information. We have 3 conveniently located warehouses to serve your IT remarketing needs in Arizona, Georgia and New Jersey.

Please stop by Booth 35 and register for your chance to win a brand new Apple iPad Pro and pick up more information about our company or visit our website at

Continental Lift Truck - Booth #30

Continental Lift Truck has been a leader in the wholesale forklift industry for almost 40 years. Our company purchases all types of material handling equipment and aerial work platforms. We bring a personalized remarketing approach to fit your individual company needs, whether this includes an outright purchase, consignment or guaranteed residuals. Continental Lift Truck can also assist with appraisals, storage and transportation.

CORPSMART - Booth #27

Exhibitor profile is not available at this time.

Duff & Phelps, LLC - Booth #23

Duff & Phelps is the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues. We work with clients across diverse sectors, mitigating risk to assets, operations and people. With Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps since 2018, our firm has nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries around the world. For more information, visit

Equipment Placement Services, Inc. - Booth #37

107 FM 3059
Streetman, TX 75859-4003

Equipment Placement Services, Inc. is a full service Healthcare Equipment remarketing company providing remarketing and asset management services to the healthcare equipment leasing industry. At Equipment Placement Services, our goal is to save you time and money in the demanding, and sometimes risky, task of handling your end of lease equipment returns and repossessions of healthcare assets.

We can assist with asset repossessions, end of term asset return services, equipment valuations, residual planning, collections, consignment warehousing, on-site inspections and more. Equipment Placement Services offers a wide range of expertise on all types of healthcare equipment, including Chiropractic, Dental, Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory, Laser, Ophthalmic, Physical Fitness, Rehabilitation, Surgical Equipment and more. We realize the importance of asset recapitalization. Therefore, we always have a staff member available to make sure that you are always in touch with the information you need. Our nationwide network of professional recovery personnel allows us the ability to recover your medical assets efficiently, effectively and legally.

Equipment Placement Services has healthcare asset management programs available to fit all your business needs. Our experienced professionals can provide you with effective solutions to ensure the utmost profitability in the liquidation of your off-lease or repossessed healthcare assets. Call us today to see how we can provide you with personalized service, prompt responses and a dedicated commitment from our entire staff.

EquipmentWatch - Booth #42

Exhibitor profile is not available at this time.

FLD Inc. - Booth #33

A trusted fleet industry leader for over 40 years, FLD is one of North America's top providers of vehicle and equipment remarketing solutions that help fleets reduce risk. Our time-tested and technologically advanced process makes it easy to dispose of end of lease assets in one simple transaction that takes days instead of weeks or months. All vehicle owners have to do is go to our website or custom app, answer a few simple questions, and consign their vehicle to FLD. Or, if it's easier, snap a few pictures on a smartphone and send them along. Within hours, FLD will send a cash offer straight to any desktop or phone. Vehicle owners simply review, accept, and then sit back and wait for payment for the full price they agreed to - usually within 24 hours or less.
No wondering when their asset will sell.
No managing the process as it unfolds. And no auctions - just one simple transaction, and vehicle owners are free to move on to more important aspects of running their operations.
We even work closely with all of the major fleet management companies and can assure a smooth process regardless of your individual needs. Don't waste time, money and resources remarketing your vehicles and equipment on someone else's terms. Choose a remarketing partner that pays you quickly, makes the process painless, and lowers your total cost of ownership - choose FLD.

FleetEvaluator - Booth #2


Fleet Evaluator is a powerful asset valuation tool backed by the most expansive and accurate data in the industries it serves. The software weighs data against key market considerations and health of the market indicators to deliver accurate asset valuations reflective of market values.

Forklift Exchange, Inc. - Booth #9

Marty Flaska started Forklift Exchange out of his garage in 1980 with the help from his younger brother, Mike Flaska. Both Flaska men grew up watching and assisting their father in his small forklift repair shop, learning the ins and outs of the material handling machinery. With a strong foundation, the Flaska brothers were able to quickly develop a strong customers base, allowing the company to outgrow both the garage and three suburban locations in less than 25 years.

Forklift Exchange now operates in four states across the United States. The company's expertise in the wholesale of material handling equipment and high-capacity forklifts spans across a wide array of lines from Hoist Liftruck, Toyota, Unicarriers, JCB and every brand of equipment in-between.

By bringing equipment into our facility, where a team of in-house technicians is available 24/7, we have cut out the need for a middleman and have complete control over the rebuild process. Forklift Exchange has perfected the wholesale model by bringing nearly every part of the process in-house, from the repair to the final sale.

Forklift Pro, Inc. - Booth #29

The Forklift Pro is an international wholesaler of used forklifts and used material handling equipment. Our team of experts has over 200 years of combined experience in the buying and selling of equipment for resale to MHE dealers and MHE brokers around the world. We rely on that experience to make the process smooth and easy for the seller. We have mastered the logistical challenges of moving used material handling equipment efficiently within the continental United States, and our financial capacity allows for us to fund deals, large or small, immediately. No deal is too big!

HealthCare Appraisers, Inc. - Booth #6

HealthCare Appraisers, a nationally recognized valuation and consulting firm, provides services exclusively to the healthcare and finance industries, including: Fixed Asset Valuation for medical equipment, furniture and fixtures, office equipment, computer equipment, and software; Business Valuation for all entities including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, diagnostic/treatment facilities, and intangible assets; Real Estate Valuation for medical office buildings, ASCs, and hospitals; FMV opinions for physician employment, service arrangements and service line co-management arrangements.

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HOBI International, Inc. - Booth #24

Visit us at booth # 2

1202 Nagel Blvd.
Batavia, IL 60510-1451
HOBI International, Inc., a WBE company, is a leading IT and mobile asset management and electronics recycling provider serving Fortune 1000 clients across North America. Since 1992, HOBI has provided comprehensive solutions for the remarketing and environmentally responsible recycling of electronic assets.
HOBI  holds R2, RIOS and ISO 14001 certifications and has facilities in Chicago, Dallas and Phoenix.

Iron Solutions, Inc. - Booth #36

Iron Solutions® delivers powerful appraisal and value forecasting tools, available in the cloud anytime, anywhere, for agricultural and construction equipment dealers, lenders and other professionals. For over 80 years, through data analysis and intuitive software, Iron Solutions has provided the insights needed to make more profitable decisions.

Ivory Consulting Corporation - Booth #26

Scott A. Thacker
Chief Executive Officer
415-933-0892 - mobile

For over 35 years, Ivory Consulting Corporation has been the leading provider of equipment lease and loan software, software customizations and consulting services for the equipment finance industry. Ivory's flagship product, SuperTRUMP, is the proven solution for modeling and pricing complex leases and loans and is trusted by 8 of the Monitor top 10 companies. Ivory Consulting Corporation is privately held and headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA.

Nassau Asset Management - Booth #12

400 Post Avenue
Suite 409
Westbury, NY 115902226

Nassau is a national, full service provider of superior asset management services including:

  • 25+ Years of Experience & Expertise
  • Equipment Remarketing
  • Inspections
  • Collections
  • Front and Backend Desktop and Onsite Appraisals/Valuations
  • Marketing to Endusers
  • Equipment Presale
  • Maximum returns

Nassau offers a unique approach handling all facets of off lease and delinquent account assignments, including collections, investigations, asset valuations, repossessions, and a national Attorney service if litigation is required.

“Team Nassau” is made up of highly effective professionals experienced in all aspects of equipment inspection, valuation, recovery and remarketing. They handle collections prior to chargeoff, “Desktop” and “Onsite Appraisal Services” before or after chargeoff, voluntary or involuntary asset repossessions (including replevins), asset location and skip tracing, deficiency collections, and legal services via Nassau's nationwide attorney network.

Nassau’s full service collections division specializes in the leasing/banking industry. It has the capability to collect at any stage of delinquency and work on a contingency basis. We have a significant advantage over our competitors due to our capability to leverage equipment when negotiating with lessees, particularly for those customers that cannot afford to lose an asset that has significant value to their business.

Nassau’s clients are not only happy with the results they achieve when engaging Nassau but with our virtually seamless approach to asset disposition. Nassau uses experience and up to the minute market information to tackle each and every assignment head on working side by side with our clients, maximizing profits with a quick and effective methodology.

National Inspection Services - Booth #47

Exhibitor profile is not available at this time.

NexTech Operations, LLC - Booth #21

Exhibitor profile is not available at this time.

Orion First Financial, LLC - Booth #40

Orion First unveils its latest product: a customer portal, enhancing the customer experience for borrowers. With it, obligors can view, manage, and optimize their accounts from wherever they are, at any time. Users can make payments, locate contract details, request payoffs, and more.

As a leading commercial loan and lease servicer, Orion stakes its reputation on not just adopting but synthesizing new technologies to help small businesses succeed. By appealing to clients as well as their obligors, Orion is setting the pace for technological innovation and integration.

PlanITROI, Inc - Booth #39

PlanITROI is proud to announce that we are certified as a Great to Place Work in the US. We are a People First company focused on learning, development, growth and fun. Our vision of “changing lives with affordable technology” is a result of partnering with Industry, Education and Government to uncover and recover the highest possible value for their retired and returned technology assets. As a result of our supply team’s efforts to bring in previously owned IT assets, we are able to then find them their next home as a Refurbished and Recertified asset to the next user. Our customers for these assets can buy them through our major retailer relationships like BestBuy, Amazon, Walmart, Groupon, eBay, etc.

Ritchie Bros. - Booth #3

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a number of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing the exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, a controlled marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus,a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The Company's suite of solutions also includes Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions and Rouse Services LLC, which together provides a complete end-to-end asset management, data-driven intelligence and performance benchmarking system. Ritchie Bros. also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, and Kruse Energy, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about Ritchie Bros., visit

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Ritchie Bros. - Booth #4

Established in 1958, Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA) is a global asset management and disposition company, offering customers end-to-end solutions for buying and selling used heavy equipment, trucks and other assets. Operating in a number of sectors, including construction, transportation, agriculture, energy, oil and gas, mining, and forestry, the company's selling channels include: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer offers live auction events with online bidding; IronPlanet, an online marketplace with featured weekly auctions and providing the exclusive IronClad Assurance® equipment condition certification; Marketplace-E, a controlled marketplace offering multiple price and timing options; Mascus,a leading European online equipment listing service; and Ritchie Bros. Private Treaty, offering privately negotiated sales. The Company's suite of solutions also includes Ritchie Bros. Asset Solutions and Rouse Services LLC, which together provides a complete end-to-end asset management, data-driven intelligence and performance benchmarking system. Ritchie Bros. also offers sector-specific solutions including GovPlanet, TruckPlanet, and Kruse Energy, plus equipment financing and leasing through Ritchie Bros. FinancialServices. For more information about Ritchie Bros., visit

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Ross International - Booth #25

1 Lisbon Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

The Ross Group is a leading wholesaler and remarketer of off-lease office Imaging Equipment such as photo copiers, duplicators and wide format devices. Over the years, The Group has achieved an enviable position of leadership in both the International and Domestic marketplaces.
The Group, along with Ross International and Mars International has focused on quality processes and has earned the reputation of a high quality remarketer. With its ability to sell large volumes of equipment internationally, the Ross Group minimizes aging your inventory, while achieving a favorable rate of return. The Group effectively provides a complete solution in the Office Equipment Re-Marketing space. With strong logistics capabilities and existing discount freight contracts, the Group's units move large volumes of equipment throughout the world.  

Rouse Services LLC - Booth #35

Rouse Services offers a web-based tool providing both current market values and estimated residual values for construction and transportation assets. This tool is underpinned by Rouse’s proprietary valuation system to deliver precise, machine-specific values all backed by the largest and most powerful collection of public and private sales transactions in the industry.

With 100 years of service exclusively to these equipment industries, Rouse Services has built a legacy of deep expertise, unrivaled data precision, and unparalleled service. Rouse provides the knowledge you need to make informed business decisions every day.

RTR Services, Inc. - Booth #38

Since 1990 RTR Services Inc. has provided specialized, nationwide asset management services to the leasing and financial industry. We specialize in equipment inspections, appraisals, collections, repossessions and remarketing of commercial equipment. We're a company founded on integrity, dependability, market knowledge, sales results, cost effectiveness and accountability. RTR's provides "a higher standard in asset management" which is why banks and finance companies nationwide are choosing RTR as their asset management company.

Our staff of proven professionals are experienced in providing services that are customized to meet your needs. We are committed to your success and are dedicated to seeing that you get the personal attention and flexible services you expect and deserve. We are confident that we are the professionals you can turn to and trust to provide competent, cost-effective solutions to all your inspection and asset management needs.

RTR is a full service, in house, Asset Management Company that utilizes our own staff to provide the following services.

  • Cost Effective Inspections
  • Pre & Post Funding
  • Condition Reports, Photo's
  • Delinquent Accounts
  • Repossessions
  • Appraisals
  • Asset Remarketing
  • International "OFAC" Compliant
  • Equipment Verification / Audits
  • Business and Fleet Liquidations
  • Collections -

Sipi Asset Recovery - Booth #34

30944 San Clemente Street
Hayward, CA 94544

Sipi Asset Recovery has the experience and expertise to manage your end-of-lease IT equipment. Sipi Asset Recovery will partner with your leasing organization to provide consistency in value recovery, web-based reporting and logistics support. Our professional on-site technical services and outstanding customer care are an integral part of the customized program that we will work with you to create.

You will find that our processing facilities, located across the US, Latin America, Hong Kong and the UK, are strategically positioned to provide you with consistent and secure global logistics, processing solutions and reporting.

Sipi Asset Recovery is certified to the highest standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, R2, e-Stewards and HIPAA compliant. We are a Woman-Owned Enterprise established in Chicago, IL in 1905, we proudly remain an American business.

Taylor & Martin Appraisals - Booth #22

1865 N. Airport Road
Fremont, NE 68025

Taylor & Martin is the nation’s recognized leader in transportation remarketing and has become the appraisal professional for over-the-road transportation. Today, offering turn-key services such as Exclusive or Consignment Auctions, Fleet Purchases, Desktop Appraisals, Formal Appraisals, Inspections, Residual Projection support and Expert Witness Testimony.

The transportation industry continuously moves product with a major capital investment in equipment and consumes a large portion of any trucking company's budget. Understanding the true value helps position the owner or lender when properly leveraging assets serving the trucking industry. Taylor & Martin has more than 80 years in the auction business and will value hundreds of thousands of pieces of transportation equipment and support items each year. Our staff, industry knowledge and systems are in place to immediately respond to today’s appraisal needs. No other company is as dedicated to the trucking industry or has such a wealth of knowledge and experience offering specialized advantages to today's business operations whether uniquely linked to transportation and commercial business or serving areas utilizing specialized equipment.

Taylor & Martin Appraisal Services is a vital and reliable resource of truck and trailer values for lender and borrower alike making us a preferred provider of appraisal products nationwide. Each appraisal request is a customized response to the client’s appraisal need whether performing nationwide inspections, valuation of equipment from desktop to formal reporting or new product information. Taylor & Martin matches market trends, movement in condition and age to a current asset value in each appraisal product.

TFS Recovery Inc. - Booth #28

TFS Recovery is a full-service nationwide agency that specializes in commercial grade repossessions and equipment transportation. We have been providing expert service to our clients since 1991, offering creative solutions to complex problems. Our innovative approach minimizes losses to our clients by being able to secure defaulted collateral in a quick, safe manner...Every time.

At TFS Recovery, our agents work the placement direct, from start to finish. Our expertise is in the field, where it counts. With more than 100 years of combined experience, TFS agents possess the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively locate and recover your equipment.

Agency Direct, No Forwarding...24/7 or (941) 822-2215

The ARCOA Group / Midwest Copier Exchange - Booth #46

Founded in 1989, the ARCOA Group is a leader in providing businesses nationwide with solutions for the recovery, remarketing and recycling of technology assets. Through our group of companies, we can provide IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, specialized logistics, asset remarketing and third party warehousing, in facilities that are R2, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

Businesses worldwide rely on our experience, resources and win-win common sense approach to brand protection, maximizing return on investment while adhering to the highest environmental standards. ARCOA Group operates recycling centers and warehouses in Waukegan,Illinois and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Transamerican Equipment NC Corp. - Booth #41

Since its inception in 1986, Transamerican Equipment has been a leader in the Wholesale Material Handling Industry. With over 100 years of combined employee experience in forklifts, Transamerican Equipment has the expertise to help you with your material handling needs. Our two locations make Transamerican Equipment conveniently located-we are everywhere you need us to be.

Our ability to handle freight, inspect equipment and purchase or work on consignment, makes Transamerican Equipment the only call you need to make. We take pride in our work and it shows!

Wisetek Solutions Inc. - Booth #7

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