CLFP Foundation Adds 17 New CLFPs

November 13, 2023

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation is pleased to announce that 17 individuals who recently sat through the 8-hour online proctored CLFP exam, have passed.  They are:

  1. Matthew Cantwell, CLFP – Regional Scorecard Management Consultant, DLL
  2. Justin Conrad, CLFP – Sales Support Director, DLL
  3. Alexa Courtney, CLFP – VP, Sales and Property Tax, First American Equipment Finance
  4. Samantha D’Angelo, CLFP – Assistant Vice President, Project Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  5. Eadie Eberhardt, CLFP – Head of Finance, US Transformation, DLL
  6. Matthew Haley, CLFP – Inventory Finance Account Manager, DLL
  7. Brandon Lairsen, CLFP – Vice President, Trailer Leasing, Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC
  8. MacKenzie Magavern, CLFP Associate – Program Manager, Vendor Finance, First American Equipment Finance
  9. Julie Quinlan, CLFP – Senior Credit Underwriter, DLL
  10. Scott Rannick, CLFP – Credit Manager, Transport Enterprise Leasing LLC
  11. Khira Ruthrauff, CLFP Associate – Assistant Controller, DLL
  12. Timothy Stapleton, CLFP – Assistant Vice President – Project Manager, First American Equipment Finance
  13. Sara Tourte, CLFP – Workout & Litigation Manager, Small Ticket, DLL
  14. Bruce Whited, CLFP – Sr. Credit Underwriter, DLL
  15. Christina Whistler, CLFP – Operations Specialist III, DLL
  16. Alyse White Hayes, CLFP – Senior Legal Counsel, DLL
  17. Aaron Yoder, CLFP – Senior Regulatory Reporting Analyst, DLL

Eadie Eberhardt participated in the fall DLL ALFP and shares her experience saying, “I’ve been in the leasing industry for 8 years now, focused primarily on finance and accounting functions. I took this course and pursued my certification to broaden my understanding of the leasing industry and specifically the full lifecycle/variations of a deal, to eventually expand into other functional areas of the business.  This course has far exceeded my expectations.”

MacKenzie Magavern of First American Equipment Finance explains her reason for embarking on the CLFP Journey and shares, “I chose to pursue the CLFP designation to gain a well-rounded understanding of the intricate equipment finance industry. It's easy to get caught up in your own role/department. The CLFP offers a full picture. I have a newfound respect for every role, division, and facet within my own institution and industry wide.”

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