Fairport, NY – November 22, 2013 – The Board of Directors of the Certified Lease Professional (CLP) Foundation is pleased to announce that Lori Dennis – Vice President, Peter Dwyer – Program Manager, Laura Eichenseer – Sr. Vice President, and Mike Wiedemer – Sr. Vice President have passed the CLP exam. First American Equipment Finance (FAEF) currently employs 14 CLPs, second only to Financial Pacific Leasing who has 17 CLPs.
When asked why Mr. Dwyer pursued the designation, he stated, “Prior to committing myself to the certification, I found the CLP an attractive designation simply from a signaling perspective. As I prepared for the exam, I appreciated how quickly a reinforced set of skills could be put to work. The returns were immediate.”
In September 2011, First American Equipment Finance had just two employees as CLPs (Alan Sikora, CLP and Chad Wiedenhofer, CLP). Within a little over 13 months, they have added 12 and an additional nine are slated to sit for the exam in 2014. Bill Verhelle, CEO states, “We have agreed to build the CLP examination into our career development process for all FAEF staff.”
The CLP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the leasing industry. There are currently 198 Certified Lease Professionals throughout the world. For more information, call Reid Raykovich, CLP at (206) 535-6281 or visit www.clpfoundation.org.