GLENBROOK, NV, Sept. 28, 2017─A new weekly podcast series produced and hosted by Jonathan L. Fales, a director with The Alta Group, features movers and shakers both inside the global equipment leasing and finance industry and others relevant to the ways it is evolving. It is the first series of this type focused on the equipment financing market.

The Alta Group Podcast, launched by the international consultancy last month, features guests who share what’s top of mind at the intersection of finance, technology and leadership. In the just-released episode, Fales talks with Ralph Petta, president and CEO of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), about the meaning of the industry’s annual convention theme on “Building the Next-Generation Business.” Petta also discusses new challenges and what’s on the radar at federal and state levels, including the uncertain path of tax reform legislation.

Other episodes feature Lori Frasier, senior vice president of strategy and performance management, Key Equipment Finance. She is a leader in the ELFA’s new women in leasing working group. This group plans to create more awareness for women in industry leadership – or those headed in that direction – and she points to data that underscores the value of diversity in organizations.

Topics also include the change management needed in digital investment right now, and how new managed solutions transactions may diminish reliance on traditional “Hell-or-High-Water” clauses in equipment leases that bundle funding with services or usage metrics.

The Alta Group Podcasts, each 20-30 minutes long, can be heard through Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn, and can be found at Here, one can register for alerts when new episodes or Alta blogs are posted.

Fales is a global equipment leasing and finance management expert who focuses on clients in Alta’s captive/vendor consulting practice and on international client relationships, especially in Asia Pacific and Latin America.

To suggest a guest or topic, please contact or connect on LinkedIn.


About The Alta Group

The Alta Group is the leading global consultancy dedicated exclusively to the business of equipment leasing and asset finance. Since 1992, Alta represents equipment leasing and finance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and service providers, offering management consulting and expertise in global market entry, vendor and captive finance, professional development, legal services, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, and digital business transformations. For information on the group’s services in the United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, and Asia Pacific, visit and follow on Twitter @thealtagroupllc.

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