ELFA - Equipment Leasing and Finance Association - Equipping Business for Success

Emerging Talent

Are you new to the equipment finance industry? Use these resources to get the most out of your ELFA membership and grow your career.

Emerging Talent Advisory Council

This group of up-and-coming employees from ELFA member companies works on encouraging industry professionals to get involved in the association early in their careers and attracting the best and brightest to the industry.
ELFA members enjoy special access to and discounts on many of the following resources. Learn more.

What's New

Emerging Talent Advisory Council – 2022 Year in Review
In 2022, ETAC continued to fulfill its mission by accomplishing multiple initiatives.

Ask a Leader Interview Series

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present this series of interviews with ELFA members with a range of backgrounds and experiences in the commercial equipment finance industry. 

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Interview with Rose Reynolds
July 2022

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Foundation donors receive benefits, including early access to many of the following resources. Learn more.

Relevant Resources:

Guest Lecture Program
Increase awareness of equipment finance and attract new talent to the industry.

Internship Resources

A platform for students and organizations to find each other and make connections.

Scholarship Program
Scholarships are offered for students interested in pursuing a career in equipment finance.


  • The ESG Imperative

    This study reviews key ESG elements, looks at their status in terms of strategy, and the risks and opportunities they represent for the equipment finance industry.


Equipment Finance Matters

Check out ELFA's podcast

The Equipment Finance Matters Podcast brings you up close and personal with leaders in the equipment finance industry. Find out how they joined the industry, their top pieces of leadership advice and their personal stories of overcoming challenges to succeed.

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Career Development Resources

The Emerging Talent Advisory Council is pleased to present career development resources. Watch for new content in the coming months. You'll find resources for everyone, in particular those who are new to the industry.

Emerging Mothers

Emerging Mothers: A Unique Perspective for the Equipment Leasing & Finance IndustryDespite increasing
April 2022
Despite increasing representation in the equipment leasing and finance industry, women, particularly new mothers, are still facing challenges in this traditionally male-dominated field.


Engaging Emerging Talent 
February 2022

Human capital is the most important asset for our industry and the Great Resignation begs the question for ELFA member companies: Are we meeting the needs of younger talent?

Diverse Group of People

Generational Differences: A Millennial’s Take 
September 2021

How does one work and communicate with different generations—who speak differently, have different connections and possess different values?


Mentorship: How to Build a Successful Mentor Relationship
July 2021
Mentorship has long been a useful tool for aspiring leaders in industry, and many companies offer structured programs to help their staff grow and succeed.

Also See:

Generation Next LinkedIn Group: Helps young professionals share career building and relevant industry content and connect with industry influencers.
Emerging Talent Regional Networking Events - Networking events are held throughout the year for industry newcomers.
Equipment Finance Advantage - ELFA’s website for end-users offers user-friendly resources on the basics of the equipment finance industry.
Training - New to the industry? Get up-to-speed with ELFA's online courses and Principles of Leasing & Finance Workshops. Check out the new Fundamentals course!
Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP)

Certified Lease & Finance Professional - The preeminent credential for equipment leasing and financing professionals.