John C. Deane was honored earlier this year to receive the ‘Person of the Year” award presented annually to an industry leader who has made a profound contribution to the equipment leasing and finance industry. Deane is the CEO of The Alta Group, a global consultancy that has exclusively focused on the industry for 20 years. It now has 80 consultants worldwide and is organized into key practice areas and vertical areas of market expertise. Deane began his career in bank leasing and as a chairman of the ELFA was part of the first delegation to visit China in the 1980s.
The selection for this award is made by the advisory board of Leasing News. Publisher Kit Menkin said Alta consultants on the advisory board refrained from voting to ensure impartiality in determining this year’s winner.
Past Leasing Persons of the Year:
2005—Paul Menzel, CLP, ELFA direct presented UAEL
2006—Paul Larkins, ELFA past pres. presented ELFA Management Conf.
2007—Randall Brook, FTC Senior Atty, NorVergence NVLA Conf.
2008—Bob Teichman, CLP, Chairman, Leasing News, NEFA Conf.
2009—Ralph Petta, CAE, presented management conference, ELFA
2010—Curt Ritter, dir. ext. internal communication/media, CIT
The award will be presented to Deane personally at an industry meeting. The date and location will be reported when determined.