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Innovative Lease Services Team Members New Certified Leasing Professional Certifications

Innovative Lease Services, Inc. (ILS) is ecstatic to share three more of their financial professionals have earned their CLP, Certified Leasing Professional certification. Innovative Lease Services, Inc. ranks amongst the “Top 9 Companies with Employees Who are CLP’s,” based upon having four or more CLP’s.

Innovative Lease Services, Inc. Certified Professionals:

  • Tamara McCourt, ILS’s Director of Credit, CPL certified 2004
  • Andrew Nere, ILS’s CEO, CPL certified August 2013
  • Neil Clark, ILS’s VP Sales, CPL certified August 2013
  • Kristan Parker, ILS’s Senior Account Manager, CPL certified August 2013

Andrew Nere, Neil Clark and Kristan Parker studied at the ILP, Institute for Leasing Professionals in Irvine, California prior to the certification exam.

The CLP, Certified Leasing Professional designation is the highest standard in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry’s in the world. CLP’s are acknowledged as having an exceptional reputation, experience and mastery of the “CLP Body of Knowledge.”

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Tamara McCourt is Innovative Lease Services New Director of Credit

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 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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