Leigh A. Lones, CEO of Bibby Financial Services, N.A. Elected to Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA)

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Will Focus on Education and Training for Millennials

On October 1, the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) announced its new Executive and Management Committees for 2016. The Committees, comprised of key leaders in the commercial finance industry, will guide the Association, make policy decisions, confirm new members and provide advocacy, education and thought leadership for the industry.

Leigh A. Lones, CEO of Bibby Financial Services, N.A., will serve as a member of the 2016 Executive Committee. Ms. Lones has been involved in the CFA since the mid-1980s.

“I am excited to join industry professionals on the 2016 CFA Executive Committee. As an asset-based lender and factor with deep experience in Export Finance and Purchase Order Finance, Bibby Financial Services provides customized funding solutions for businesses of virtually any size in virtually any industry around the globe. My priorities and goals during my tenure on the Executive Committee will focus on education and training specifically with the Millennial Generation. Our industry needs bright new minds that are passionate about asset- based lending and factoring. I want to align with the mission of the CFA and identify young people looking for a career and a future in our exciting industry,” said Ms. Lones.

As CEO, Ms. Lones oversees strategic planning with an executive team of 11 with board governance. She has successfully generated above-market returns through multiple growth and economic cycles and shifting competitive landscapes while building and launching industry leading Bibby Financial Services funding solutions across the U.S. and Canada. She has successfully built the business by deploying a market leader strategy, continuously setting the bar high in critical areas such as user experience, balance sheet capacity and capital efficiency. She oversees eight offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Ms. Lones also serves on Bibby Financial Services global board where she is a key member of the executive team leading and influencing the company’s growth strategies around the world. Bibby Line Group, the parent company of Bibby Financial Services was founded in 1807 and has grown to 50 offices world-wide and $2.6B in annual revues. Bibby Financial Services serves more than 7,000 businesses around the globe each year.

“The CFA wouldn’t be where it is today without all the hard work, dedication and insight of our Executive and Management Committees. Looking to the future, we are able to continually take CFA to the next level because of the commitment and engagement of our leaders and members,” stated Bob Trojan, CFA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Founded in 1944, the Commercial Finance Association is the international trade group of the asset-based lending, factoring and supply chain finance industries, with nearly 300 member organizations throughout the U.S., Canada and around the world. CFA provides education, networking opportunities and industry advocacy on a domestic and international basis to the commercial finance community.

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Michele Ocejo, Editor-in-Chief
Commercial Finance Association
mocejo(at)cfa(dot)com, 212-792-9396

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