What brought you to the asset-based finance and leasing industry?
I was in consumer finance but stumbled across a used commercial truck dealership who was having trouble getting their older aged commercial trucks financed at decent rates. I helped them accomplish this and within a very short amount of time transitioned our business out of consumer finance and fully into commercial leasing.
What do you like about working in this industry?
I like helping businesses get the equipment they need to grow their business. I’m passionate about supporting other entrepreneurs.
How do you overcome the challenges you face at work?
We make it our mission to put our customers first and don’t let the little things that don’t change the big picture effect that. As long as we can honestly say we did our best to hit our mission than we don’t let the other things get in the way.
What does it mean to you to be a leader and how do you lead others in your organization?
For myself I’ve always found it the most effective to lead by example. Do what you expect others to do and the right people will follow.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I love the flexibility to work form anywhere and that I can help businesses from anywhere in basically any industry. There is no shortage of opportunity.
What is one of your favourite books and why?
“The Richest man in Babylon” because I believe anyone who reads this book and follows it’s principles can create financial freedom.
The CFLA’s Future Leaders Spotlight is a monthly feature of emerging talent in the Canadian asset-based financing and leasing industry.
The CFLA’s Future Leaders Initiative‘s (FLI) was created in 2019 to connect younger employees with leadership potential in the asset-based finance & leasing space. The FLI’s mission is to give the next generation of leaders a voice in shaping our industry.