Speakers

2022 AACFB ANNUAL CONFERENCE PRESENTERS

Charles (Bud) Callahan, Jr., CLFP, BPB | National Equipment Leasing, Inc.

Bud Callahan started his career in the automotive industry in 1968, where he achieved the Ford Motor Company’s Grand Master Sales Award five years in a row. He started Ambassador Financial Services a decade later, and then returned to the automotive industry as a new car sales manager, vice president and general manager. In 1998 he joined the leasing industry once again as vice president and general manager of Dellen Financial Corporation, which became National Equipment Leasing, Inc. in 1999 with Bud as president, a role he remains in to this day.

Ken Greene | Law Offices of Kenneth Charles Greene

Ken Greene is an attorney based in Westlake Village, California. He has been representing lessors, brokers and others involved in the leasing and finance industry for almost 40 years. His practice entails documentation, licensing, compliance, litigation and bankruptcy. He is currently General Counsel to the American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers as well as an Advisory Board member and Legal Editor of Leasing News.

Mike Mroszak | Dedicated Commercial Recovery Inc.

Mike Mroszak is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Dedicated Commercial Recovery, and has spent 11 years in equipment and services sales in the finance space. He is an avid traveler and is a lifelong student of martial arts, which he's found to be a modern day survival skill when traveling by air. Mike also enjoys volunteering his time on the board of a local non-profit, createMPLS.

Carrie Radloff, CLFP | American Financial Partners

Carrie Radloff is a Business Development Manager for American Financial Partners (AFP). She has been in the business for over 21 years, spending her first 10 years in credit and sales for U.S. Bank Manifest and the last 11+ years with AFP. She graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in 1998 with a B.S. in Accounting and in 2006 with a Master of Business Administration degree. Carrie attained her Certified Lease and Finance Professional (CLFP) designation in 2016. Carrie became involved with the association in 2013 when she joined the Marketing Committee serving as co-chair from 2014-2017.  Carrie joined the board of directors in 2017 is currently serving as president of the AACFB board as well as serving as the board liaison for the Meetings Committees. Carrie is a member of various local non-profit boards and resides in Minnesota with her husband Scott and two daughters Madison and Samantha.

Kendra Ramirez | Kendra Ramirez Digital Agency

Kendra Ramirez is globally recognized on the home page of LinkedIn.com, Women of Influence Award Winner, John Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award recipient, Cincy Chic Woman of the Year, AMA Marketing Legend and a finalist for the Social Media Innovator of the Year. Since 2005, she has helped hundreds of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, leverage digital technologies. Kendra has spent more than 15 years in technology companies as a change agent in sales, marketing and recruiting leadership for B2B customers.

Reid Raykovich, CLFP | Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation

Reid Raykovich, CLFP has been the Executive Director of the Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation since April 2012. Reid began her equipment finance career at Great American Insurance (formerly Premier Lease & Loan Services) in April 2003 and obtained her CLFP designation in 2005. She then held various positions within the industry at McCommon Leasing, Irwin Commercial Finance and Financial Pacific Leasing. She has been active with the NEFA (formerly UAEL) as a Regional Director, and was the Conference Chair Person for the Fall 2009 Super Regional Exposition.  Recently, Reid was honored as a Pioneer Icon by Monitor Magazine as well as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Leasing and was Leasing News Person of the Year in 2018.  Additionally, Financial Pacific Leasing honored her with the Above and Beyond Leadership Award.

Barry Ripes | Equifax

Barry Ripes is Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales at Equifax Commercial, leading the Commercial Financial Institutions Business. Prior to the acquisition of PayNet by Equifax in 2019, Barry had been at PayNet for 13 years and led Sales, Pre-Sale Support, and Solutions Delivery. Prior to joining PayNet, Barry spent 19 years in the financial services industry. He was President and Founder of Struan Partners, LLC, a futures broker group in US Treasuries at the Chicago Board of Trade. Barry has served on the Service Providers Business Council of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, for four years, and led a PayNet Company LeasePac campaign from 2013 - 2019. At the CBOT, Barry served on many committees including membership, and was Chairman of the Treasury Bond Pit Committee. He is also involved in The Kevin Kaler Brightside Foundation.

Kalah Sprabeary, HUB Funding Solutions

Kalah Sprabeary has been involved in the alternative financing sector as a broker and direct lender. Her experience in multiple industries such as oil and gas, agriculture, construction, and real estate has provided a depth of direct industry knowledge. Kalah and their team at HUB focuses on customized funding solutions, ranging from equipment funding, factoring, working capital, commercial real estate, and supply chain.