Newest CLFPs


Newest CLFPs
First American Equipment Finance Adds new CLFPs; FAIRPORT, NEW YORK – First American Equipment Finance and the Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation are pleased to announce that individuals from First American Equipment Finance who sat through the 8-hour online CLFP exam have passed; they are:
  1. Rick Blowers, CLFP
  2. Rebecca Drake, CLFP
  3. Michael Gsellmeier, CLFP
  4. Amy Weader, CLFP
  5. Ray Poole, CLFP
“Our colleagues at First American are genuinely committed to professional development. They add real value to clients by having a deep understanding of the equipment leasing and finance industry,” said Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Equipment Finance.

The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry. There are currently 379 Certified Lease & Finance Professionals and Associates throughout the world. For more information, call Executive Director Reid Raykovich, CLFP at (206) 535-6281 or visit
First American Equipment Finance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, CA-based City National Bank (  As one of the largest equipment finance companies in the United States, First American has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a Top Company Culture; on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 listing; among the Best Places to Work in New York State (10-249 employees); and by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services, 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, and one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Recent Graduates.

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