CLFP Foundation Adds 11 New CLFPs

May 20, 2024

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 11 individuals who recently sat through the online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Jean Conran, CLFP – Director of Sales Support, DLL
  2. Frederick Duffield, CLFP – Business Development Representative, DLL
  3. Michela Giannandrea, CLFP – Senior Operations Analyst, Auxilor Capital Partners, Inc.
  4. Emilie Herter, CLFP – Asset Sales Specialist, DLL
  5. Anthony Maddesi, CLFP – Senior Income Tax Analyst, DLL
  6. Conrad Nilsen, CLFP – Senior Vice President, Finance, Dext Capital
  7. Stephen Rodriguez, CLFP – Director of Commercial Finance, ROK Financial
  8. William Schilling, CLFP – Sales Representative, DLL
  9. Nicholas Shotwell, CLFP – Vice President, First American Equipment Finance
  10. Paul Tew, CLFP – Senior Account Manager, AGCO Finance
  11. Prashanth Vyamasani, CLFP – Senior Engineering Manager, DLL

For over 15 years, I've immersed myself in the leasing industry, specializing primarily in managing and building applications in the originations space,” shares Prashanth Vyamasani of DLL. “Pursuing the CLFP designation was a deliberate effort to broaden my expertise beyond just originations. Through this journey, I've gained a comprehensive understanding of leasing from end to end, encompassing all its nuances.”

Conrad Nilsen attended the Dext Capital ALFP in early May and says, “The CLFP is an outstanding network of professionals – I chose to pursue this designation to engage with them and build connections across our industry.”

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the commercial equipment finance industry. There are Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates located throughout the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, India, Pakistan, Africa, and Australia. For more information, visit