Equipment Finance’s STRIPES Leadership Program Joins NEFA Summit

STRIPES Leadership Program, the professional and personal leadership development program designed to challenge and inspire best-in-class leaders in the equipment finance industry in partnership with To watchwill host an educational session at this year’s National Equipment Finance Association Summit.

The session, titled “Bridging the Leadership Gap,” will discuss leadership through change and transformation. The session will be moderated by Lisa Rafter, CEO and Founder of STRIPES. Joining the panel will be Stephanie Hall, CLFP, executive vice president of BankFinancial Equipment Finance; Jacklynn Manning, vice president of marketing at Amur Equipment Finance; Bob Rinaldi, president of Rinaldi Advisory Services; and Wendi Wasik, founder and CEO of Wasik Consulting.

Rafter has worked in the equipment rental and specialty finance industries for over 30 years, including as a publisher of To watch, ABF Journalthe International Factoring Association Business Factor magazine and the National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers A negotiator magazine. Rafter is also CEO of Molloy Associates, an executive search firm specializing in the equipment finance and asset-based finance industries.

As former editor and current publisher of the aforementioned publications, Rafter was instrumental in creating many groundbreaking products, such as the Monitor 100, the annual ranking of the top 100 equipment finance companies in the United States. United, as well as, the industry’s leading equipment finance website with a corresponding daily email newsletter; Global Leasing News, the industry’s leading online magazine; and ABF Journalthe premier independent publication for the asset-based finance industry.

Rafter is also involved in many community development projects and services. Rafter delights in giving a voice to the unheard and, through various leadership roles, strives to provide people with the tools and distinctions needed to live extraordinary lives. Through this commitment, Rafter has served on the boards of non-profit organizations and has also volunteered for numerous community organizations dedicated to serving at-risk populations. Currently, Rafter sits on the Board of MAGIC Charities and chairs the Adoption and Foster Care Committee.

Hall has over 15 years of experience specializing in small ticket rentals. Hall works with companies to provide flexible financing and leasing solutions for many types of industries and equipment, including construction, energy, manufacturing, computers, trucks, software, medical and office.

Manning is responsible for all aspects of marketing Amur’s financial products and services to customers, partners and suppliers. She brings nearly 20 years of marketing experience to her current role. Prior to joining Amur, Manning was a key member of Fora Financial’s leadership team, where she oversaw marketing and business development initiatives, including marketing communications, lead generation, brand awareness, strategic partnerships, business development and distribution channel management.

Rinaldi is a long-time entrepreneur with a significant track record of success in banking and commercial equipment financing. A forward-thinking and innovative financial executive, Rinaldi has acquired a solid experience in assessing organizational needs, developing solutions, supporting implementations and producing results. During his tenure, Rinaldi guided several companies through profitability and scalability to eventual acquisition, and as the founder of ILC (Information Leasing Company), he helped make the organization the fifth largest bank-owned leasing company in the United States.

Currently President of Rinaldi Advisory Services, Rinaldi provides advisory services to independent lessors, banks, industrial service providers, manufacturers and international companies entering the US equipment finance market. As an international speaker and published writer, Rinaldi travels the world to share his knowledge and expertise, advising leaders to prepare for changes in the traditional business environment and ensure their company’s place at the forefront of their industries.

Wasik has over 20 years of experience in leadership development, effective communication and performance coaching for high performing executives, emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in all industries, from startups and small businesses to multinationals, as well as non-profit organizations.

Beyond her work as an executive coach and leadership development consultant, Wasik is an active member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and speaks about nonprofit governance in several of its national programs. She was named an NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Wasik is also a strong advocate for women. She speaks regularly to women’s groups in business and has served on the board of Women International Leaders. Additionally, Wasik sits on the Board of the National MS Society, as well as the Greater Delaware Valley Board of Directors.

Wasik is also an adjunct professor at Temple University’s Fox School of Business Center for Executive Education. She has also taught at Temple’s International Executive MBA program in Cali, Colombia; was a visiting lecturer in the educational leadership doctoral program at California State University; and served as Senior Leadership Advisor at the Wharton School’s Small Business Development Center.

Wasik earned a master’s degree in organizational dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and completed international economic and organizational management programs at the University of Oxford and the University of London. Additionally, Wasik completed the Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She has also completed courses in the Harvard Law School Negotiation Program and is a member of the McLean Institute of Coaching, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

“The STRIPES leadership team is delighted to host a panel at this year’s NEFA Summit. We look forward to this NEFA event year after year, as it never fails to be a learning experience. The panel that we’ve built are full of leaders with years of insight, experience and industry knowledge you won’t want to miss!” says Rafter.

The STRIPES Leadership Program offers a 10-month certificate-granting program that offers immersive training from recognized industry leaders and best-in-class leadership experts, including a partnership with global consulting firm in management Gap International. STRIPES offers rich components that build lastingly competitive transformations both personally and professionally.

Curriculum STRIPES

  • Breakthrough Leadership Self-Assessment (BLSA) in partnership with Gap International
  • Intensive three-day discovery program in partnership with Gap International
  • Three to five year individual living leadership development plan
  • Mentor/mentee program
  • Master Talks with recognized industry leaders
  • Masterclasses with recognized industry leaders and top-notch leadership experts
  • Breakthrough Brainstorming Sessions
  • Individual coaching
  • Independent Cohort Working Groups
  • Certification and minimum requirements

STRIPES results

Inspire change and transformation

  • Broaden your mindset and behavior to think critically about change and to effect change in your organization
  • Prepare yourself as a leader who powerfully manages change and guides your business in the changing world of the equipment finance industry
  • Create and carry out a project that has a direct impact on your business
  • Build a plan that guides your change story going forward

Encourage bold thinking

  • Take a bold stand and define the future of your business
  • Develop a disruption mindset that leads to ongoing, continuous innovations for your business and the industry

Embrace Open-Hearted Leadership

  • A leader who leads with an open heart and connects with others with authenticity, empathy and vulnerability
  • An available leader of mind, spirit and heart
  • A leader who creates an environment where differences are understood, accepted and welcomed

Create a community

  • Build strong industry connections with relationships built on 10 months of learning together, growing together and experiencing and sharing breakthroughs
  • Collaborate as peers working together across organizations for the betterment of your organization and the equipment finance industry

make a difference

  • Have an immediate impact on your area of ​​responsibility and your business with a revolutionary project designed according to the principles of the program
  • Make a lasting impact on your business and the industry as a whole with an expanded view of what’s possible for yourself, your responsibilities, others and your business

Ryan H. Bowman