Carl C. Chrappa, A.S.A, M.R.I.C.S., I.F.A.
Carl Chrappa brings unparalleled expertise in equipment management and appraisals to his leadership of The Alta Group’s Asset Management Services practice.
His international experience in equipment trading, appraisals, portfolio valuations and asset management spans more than 30 years. Carl was president and CEO of the nation’s oldest equipment management outsourcing firm, Independent Equipment Company, from 1993 until his company’s merger with Alta in 2013. Earlier in his career he worked for Factory Mutual Engineering Association, International Capital Equipment, TRAC Systems / Signal Capital Corp. — a Henley Group company, and D’Accord Financial Services.
Carl is well known for his contributions to the equipment leasing industry, which the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) recognized with its Distinguished Service Award. He is a founding member and chair emeritus of ELFA’s Equipment Management Committee, past director of ELFA Business Services, Inc., and the ELFA Service Providers Steering Committee.
Alta’s Asset Management Practice helps companies maximize financial returns on their equipment assets. The key is high-quality advice combined with reliable services, based on extensive knowledge and experience. Alta’s asset management professionals also work with other Alta practices to achieve client goals, raising their formidable capabilities to an even higher level.
A frequent speaker and media commentator, Carl provides extensive equipment research for the annual article “What’s Hot and What’s Not” and is co-author of the book A Leasing Company's Guide to Equipment Management. He also is a panelist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Livingston Survey, which forecasts macroeconomic changes in the U.S. economy.
Carl holds senior appraisal accreditations with the American Society of Appraisers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, and the National Association of Business Economics, of which he is a two-term national chair of its Industrial/Manufacturing Round Table.
He is a graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Contact InformationCarl C. Chrappa
+1 727 796 7733
+1 727 725 3757 fax
- Leads Alta’s Asset Management Services practice, with more than 35 years of international experience in equipment trading, appraisals, litigation support, portfolio valuations, and equipment management.
- A frequent speaker and media commentator who provides research for the annual article “What’s Hot and What’s Not” and is co-author of the book A Leasing Company’s Guide to Equipment Management.
- Recognized for his contributions to the equipment leasing industry with the ELFA Distinguished Service Award. Active in many other industry associations including the National Association of Business Economics.
- Holds senior appraisal accreditations with the American Society of Appraisers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers