Automation at the 2015 NEFA Funding Symposium


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LeaseQ CEO Vernon Tirey and VP of Funding & Development Quentin Cote to Present Panel on Finance Automation at the 2015 NEFA Funding Symposium

WOBURN, Mass. – Sept. 30, 2015 – Vernon Tirey, co-founder and CEO of LeaseQ, a cloud-based online marketplace that connects businesses, equipment dealers, and leasing companies to make selling and financing equipment fast and easy, will speak alongside LeaseQ’s Vice President of Funding and Development, Quentin Cote, on a panel about automating the finance quote process at NEFA’s 2015 Funding Symposium on Friday, Oct. 9 in Atlanta.

More than ever before customers are looking for instant gratification and the days of waiting 1-48 hours for a small ticket equipment financing quote are coming to an end. The panel, “Instant Finance Quotes and Automated Underwriting – A Big Step Forward,” will feature both Tirey and Cote, along with Shannon Green of Mintaka Financial, LLC; Steven LaCreta, Vice President of Operations and Legal at TimePayment Corp. (“TPC”); and Terey Jennings, senior vice president at Financial Pacific Leasing.

Today, leading small ticket brokers and lenders are automating the finance quote process so that borrowers can see their personalized monthly payments in seconds. These efforts include:

  • Electronic Signatures
  • Automated, real-time, business and consumer credit pulls
  • Soft credit pulls for quotes prior to application submission
  • Pre-qualified and Pre-approved quotes
  • Loan and Leasing Options (sometimes provided side-by-side)
  • Vendor generated quote solutions

Tirey will also be speaking on a panel titled, “Marketing Leaders Present: Build A Stronger Pipeline & Convert More Business,” on Thursday, Oct. 8. As one of NEFA’s most creative and active marketers, Tirey along with other panelists will share tips, insights and methods for helping equipment financing professionals build a strong pipeline, deliver relevant content, nurture their database, originate more leads and convert those leads into deals.

The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) is a nonprofit trade association for the equipment leasing and finance industry throughout North America. The Funding Symposium draws attendees and exhibitors from all parts of the commercial equipment finance business from all across the United States and Canada. All industry professionals are invited whether they are members of NEFA or not. The Symposium also serves as the annual business meeting for NEFA.  Visit for more information.

About Vernon Tirey

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As a business leader and sales & marketing expert, Tirey specializes in rapid growth and enterprise automation solutions. Prior to LeaseQ he led best practices marketing services and consulting firms that deliver customer strategy, analytics, enterprise CRM, and online marketing solutions to fortune 500 companies and financial services companies such as Bank of America, Schwab, Allstate and Wells Fargo. In prior roles, Vernon served as CEO at DiaLogos, Managing Partner at CDS and at Peppers & Rogers Group. Most recently, Tirey was CMO at, a marketplace for consumer auto insurance.

About Quentin Cote

As Vice President of Funding and Development, Cote leads the development and nurturing of funding relationships and partnerships. Additionally, he oversees the funding team and the funding process. His 26 years in the finance industry and proven track record in private investing, specialty finance, structured finance and capital markets make him a valuable resource to both borrowers and finance partners. In his past roles, Quentin has served as Vice President at State Street Bank, Director at Sherman Financial Group, Principal at Colonnade Advisors, Managing Director at Babson Capital Management, and Head of Private Investments at Cambridge Place Investment Management.

About LeaseQ

LeaseQ is an online marketplace that connects businesses, equipment dealers, and leasing companies to make selling and financing equipment fast and easy. The LeaseQ Platform is a free, cloud-based SaaS solution with a suite of on-demand software and data solutions for the equipment leasing industry. We utilize the Internet to provide business process optimization (BPO) and information services that streamline the purchase and financing of business equipment across a broad array of vertical industry segments.

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