Message From The Convention
Program Committee Chair
On behalf of the Commercial Finance Association, I would like to thank our Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors for their
engagement in this year’s event. None of this would be possible without their support and commitment to the Annual
Convention. We are thrilled to be coming to the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel and have a lot of fun networking activities
designed to get you in the South Beach spirit.
A big thank you also goes out to our Convention Program Committee. They have worked hard to develop a program that will
provide you with the tools you need to succeed in the coming year. Special emphasis has been placed on creating a schedule
that combines a wide array of hot topics with cool networking activities, highlighted by our all-star lineup of keynote speakers.
Be sure to stick around on Friday for your chance to win a New Rolex Explorer Watch, presented to the lucky winner after James
Olson’s incredible story of his life as a spy. Turn the pages for more information on this awesome prize.
We look forward to seeing you in Sunny South Beach for what promises to be an Annual Convention you won’t soon forget!
CFA CONVENTION PROGRAM
COMMITTEE CHAIR &
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ALLIED FINANCIAL
COMMIT TEE VICE CHAIR
Stewart Hayes, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Alister Bazaz, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael Black, Norton Rose Fulbright
Ben Brachot, Dwight Funding LLC
Russell Brant, BB&T Commercial Finance
Massimo Capretta, Mayer Brown
James Glickman, Hilco Global
Je; Goldrich, North Mill Capital
Cole Harmonson, Far West Capital
Ed King, King Trade Capital
Richard Kohn, Goldberg Kohn
David Kurzweil, Greenberg Traurig
James Lightburn, Gordon Brothers Finance Company
Julia Lukicheva, RedRidge Finance Group
Andy McGhee, AloStar Business Credit
David Morse, Otterbourg P.C.
Lunelle Siegel, BBVA Compass
Bruce Sim, Trade Finance Solutions
Stacia Wells, Bilzin Sumberg
Michelle Williams, Dopkins & Company, LLP
Mignon Winston, Sterling National Bank
Je; Wurst, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.