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Tamara McCourt is Innovative Lease Services New Director of Credit

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Innovative Lease Services, Inc. (ILS) has selected Tamara McCourt as the new Director of Credit for the company. Formerly the Credit Manager for ILS, Ms. McCourt started with ILS in May 2012 and immediately reorganized the Credit Department, both adding capacity and expanding upon existing relationships. As part of her initial overhaul, Tamara created a training infrastructure at ILS to help enable all departments.

“ILS is extremely fortunate to have an asset like Tamara McCourt as part of our team. Tamara has vast experience in all facets of the Equipment Financing and Working Capital businesses. As Director of Credit, Tamara will oversee the continued expansion of our credit processing infrastructure. With her experience in Operations, Tamara brings a unique perspective to the operation of the credit department. Indeed, ILS has already seen a marked increase in the number of approvals and a decrease in the processing time. As the core mission of ILS is to enable the success of Small and Medium sized businesses, Ms. McCourt is their chief advocate in getting approved for the financing they need.” -Andrew Nere CLP, CEO

As a Certified Lease Professional and Level 6 Credit Executive (NACM-WA), Ms. McCourt has a solid background in the Financing industry with over 21 years of experience. Tamara is very active in the industry including her involvement as a member of the NEFA Conference Committee, and guest writing for publications for NEFA, Newsline and NACM. Tamara holds a degree in Credit and Financial Management from Dartmouth University.

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ILS Hires Angela Caraglio as Marketing Coordinator

Innovative Lease Services, Inc. (ILS) is thrilled to welcome Angela Caraglio as the newest member of the team. Ms. Caraglio will spearhead the company’s Marketing Department.

Ms. Caraglio joins the company with 3 years marketing experience, most recently as Marketing Coordinator for G.K. Skaggs Inc., a purveyor of premium beverages. Ms. Caraglio managed G.K. Skaggs’ Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Graphic Design, Market Research and Event Planning. Leveraging this broad experience, Ms. Caraglio will apply her expertise to creation and execution of the ILS marketing plan.

“ILS is fortunate to have found such a great fit for our team in Ms. Caraglio. Angela brings both the vision to create the marketing plan as well as the expertise to see it to fruition. As ILS continues enable the success of the small and medium sized business owner, we need to have the means to make them aware of our financial resources. To this end, Ms. Caraglio is invaluable to our mission. Indeed, in her first week, Angela jumped right in and began spearheading the next big project for the company, a total revamp of the ILS website.” Andrew Nere CLP, CEO

You may contact Marketing Coordinator, Angela Caraglio by email angela@ilslease.com or call 800.438.1470.

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ILS Promotes CLP, Neil Clark as Vice President of Sales

Innovative Lease Services, Inc. is honored to announce Neil Clark’s promotion from Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales for the company. In August of this year, Neil Clark received his Certified Leasing Professional (CLP) Certification, which is recognized worldwide and achieved by a very small percentage of the leasing community. Nora Nere, Mr. Clark’s successor will transition from Sales and head up the logistical side of the business as Vice President of Operations.

The overview of Mr. Clark’s new responsibilities include; Managing and supporting a sales team to deliver financial products to companies of all sizes. Additional Neil will work with the operations and marketing team to facilitate transaction growth.

Mr. Neil Clark has managed the ILS Sales Team for 4 years and has worked with the company for 15 years. Neil earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Services and his Master’s Degree in Human Resource Administration from Central Michigan University. Prior to joining ILS, Neil worked for Yum Brands and Taco Bell Corporation as an Area Manager, responsible for managing the operations of 11 company restaurants. In an interview with Neil discussing his own personal business and how it relates with the nature of ILS’s business,

“Making the transition from the restaurant business to helping small business owners was simple. The customer service principles still apply; offer a great product and people will continue to do business with you. As an owner of a restaurant in Nashville, TN, the experience has given me more insight to not only running a business, but who is going to support your efforts. When banks said ‘no’ to equipment leasing, leasing companies said ‘yes’. I so am proud to be able to help business owners grow; it leaves you with a great sense of contribution.”

President Jan Jamison and CEO Andrew Nere are very confident Neil Clark will exceed all expectations and lead the Sales Team to success.

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Innovative Lease Services Doubles Originations 2012 vs. Previous Year

Resurgence in demand for Capital and Financing from Small Businesses provide opportunity for Private Lenders

CARLSBAD, Calif., — Innovative Lease Services, Inc. (ILS) announces they have reached a milestone and have surpassed their 1,500th customer in 2013 with processed applicant requests in excess of $95 million in Small Business Equipment Financing and Working Capital, doubling figures from the previous year.

The year over year growth is in excess of 100% and cements the overall sense of confidence returning to the marketplace, at least on part for small business Owners. Since the onset of the Great Recession, ILS has become a Leader in the commercial lending market-place by helping to fill the void left by Banks slashing their lending to small businesses.

“With small business owners feeling more confident in the economic recovery, we have seen a marked increase in overall applications and originations, Andrew Nere, CEO, said. “In addition to the business owner who is replacing worn equipment and/or adding capacity, we have also seen an increase in Working Capital requests. Of particular note is the fact that approximately 40% of our applicants this year are new business start-ups seeking financing to begin operations. “

To accommodate the growth, ILS is moving into a new facility in October of 2013 and will be immediately adding the necessary staff, including financing professionals, documentation & funding managers, and administration personnel. With the increase in capacity from the expansion, ILS projects servicing a total of over 2,500 customers and processing over $150 Million in Small Business requests by the following quarter.

Innovative Lease Services, Inc. (ILS), founded in 1986 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California is a leading provider of Commercial Equipment Financing for businesses in all 50 states. ILS specializes in Equipment Leasing, Equipment Financing and Working Capital to small and mid-sized businesses in all 50 states and Canada. ILS is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and are longstanding members of the National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA) and the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers (NAELB) organizations.

Article can also be found on Leasing News, http://leasingnews.org/archives/Sep2013/9_05.htm#innovative

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