iconAbout Us: Committees

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Accounting/Comptabilité

  • Objectives
    • To provide useful and timely information on accounting matters of interest to the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
    • To provide information and support on issues within the area of interest and expertise of the asset-based financing and leasing industry when requested by the Accounting Standards Committee of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
    • To provide technical support to the Board, Executive and Committees of CFLA as requested.

Chair:

Loraine McIntosh
Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants LLP
Toronto, ON

 

Michael Banks
BDO Canada LLP
Burlington, ON

Shanker Basu
Spartan Services Inc./Securcor
Burlington, ON

Gerlinda Beintema
Key Equipment Finance Canada Ltd.
Burlington, ON

Vivian Chan
Scotia Leasing
Toronto, ON

David Dalziel
Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants LLP
Toronto, ON

Moe Danis
Pacific & Western Bank of Canada
London, ON

Patricia Furgiuele
PHH Arval
Mississauga, ON

Brian Jagt
Scott Capital Group Inc.
Burlington, ON

Marc-Andre Lebel
GE Capital
Montréal, QC

Arvin Mahesan
Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Rishi Malkani
TAO Asset Management
Toronto, ON

Alan Morgan
Scotia Leasing, Bank of Nova Scotia
Toronto, ON

Peter Opar
Addison Leasing of Canada Ltd
Mississauga, ON

Mike Rusch
Jim Pattison Lease
Burnaby, BC

Tom Simmons
Jim Pattison Lease
Mississauga, ON

Raja Singh
Bodkin Leasing Corporation
Mississauga, ON

Rob Smylie
ARI Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Dominique Tremblay
GE Capital
Montréal, QC

Jeff Van Slyke
LeaseTeam, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Emily West
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Auto Finance Working Group

  • A joint working group with the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association (CVMA) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC).

 

Richard Adams
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
Mississauga, ON

Larry Baldesarra
Toyota Financial Services Canada Inc.
Markham, ON

Bruno Battista
BMW Group Financial Services Canada, a Division of BMW Canada Inc.
Richmond Hill, ON

Eric Belanger
VW Credit Canada Inc.
St. Laurent, QC

Paula Campbell Kelly
Porsche Financial Services Canada
Atlanta, GA

Howard Cobham
General Motors Financial of Canada Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Alan Cusworth
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Jason Easton
General Motors of Canada Limited
Oshawa, ON

Pat Forgione
McMillan LLP
Toronto, ON

Loulia Kouchaji
Global Automakers of Canada
Toronto, ON

Mia Lalonde
Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Arnold Lee
General Motors Financial of Canada Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Jonathan Lippert
Porsche Financial Services Canada
Atlanta, GA

Paul Monjanel
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Paula Rietta
Ford Credit Canada Limited
Oakville, ON

James Rowland
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Anthony Ruffolo
Honda Canada Finance Inc.
Markham, ON

Julie Wilson
Toyota Financial Services Canada Inc.
Markham, ON

Education & Program/Formation et programmes

  • Objectives
    • To serve as a forum for advice and ideas for CFLA on education seminars, workshops and the Annual General Meeting and Conference.

Chairman:

Richard McAuliffe
Key Equipment Finance Canada Ltd.
Burlington, ON

 

Gary Batchelor
CLE Canadian Leasing Enterprise - Crédit-Bail Clé
Burlington, ON

Murray Derraugh
National Leasing
Winnipeg, MB

John Estey
Stonebridge Financial Corporation
Toronto, ON

Douglas McKenzie
BAL Global Finance Canada Corporation
Toronto, ON

Alan Morgan
Scotia Leasing, Bank of Nova Scotia
Toronto, ON

Badria Wolcott
Great American Insurance Company
Bellevue, WA

Fleet/Parc de véhicules

  • Objectives
    • To establish strong working relationships with all motor vehicle manufacturers to maintain an ongoing dialogue on issues related to legislation, fleet policies, allocations and overall relations with franchised dealers.
    • To communicate effectively with all members on matters of interest and respond to all members' inquiries on any aspect of their business.
    • To participate in industry discussions regarding plain language lease agreements, cost of credit disclosure, open-end leases, Federal deduction limits for vehicle leases, and issues being raised as part of Federal financial services sector reform.
    • To recommend to the Board of Directors, policies and strategies that have evolved from the work of the Committee.

Chairman:

Troy Campbell
Element Fleet Management Inc.
Mississauga, ON

 

Laura Catalano
Nisco National Leasing
Burlington, ON

Patricia Furgiuele
PHH Arval
Mississauga, ON

Greg Grant
PHH Arval
Mississauga, ON

Terry Green
Hav-A-Kar Auto Group
Toronto, ON

Janice Jucke
Wheels Leasing Canada Ltd.
Mississauga, ON

Ken Kowatsch
Jim Peplinski Leasing Inc.
Toronto, ON

Robert Loucks
Addison Leasing of Canada Ltd
Mississauga, ON

David Luinenburg
Landmark AutoOne Palladini Leasing
Toronto, ON

Jeffrey Newhouse
Canadian Title Loan Corporation
Oakville, ON

Richard Oliveira
Foss National Leasing
Thornhill, ON

Ron Rubinoff
Hav-A-Kar Auto Group
Toronto, ON

Lisa Shavrnoch
EMKAY Canada Fleet Services Corporation
Toronto, ON

Stuart Sherman
Morrison Acceptance Corporation
Don Mills, ON

Tom Simmons
Jim Pattison Lease
Mississauga, ON

Steve Somers
Jim Pattison Lease
Mississauga, ON

John Surmak
ARI Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Government Relations/Relations gouvernementales

  • Objectives
    • To provide CFLA with public policy advice and recommended contacts.
    • To monitor the political environment and identify key issues affecting the industry.
    • To advise and assist in the creation of submissions and strategies to address the issues.

 

Jean-François Bertrand
GE Capital
Montréal, QC

Jason Easton
General Motors of Canada Limited
Oshawa, ON

Caroline Hughes
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

James Rowland
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

John Sadler
Element Financial Corporation
Toronto, ON

Tom Simmons
Jim Pattison Lease
Mississauga, ON

Groupe de travail sur le financement des automobiles

  • Un groupe de travail formé par l'Association canadienne de financement et de location avec l'Association canadienne des constructeurs de véhiclues (ACCV) et l'Association des fabricants internationaux d'automobiles du Canada (AFIAC).

 

David Adams
Global Automakers of Canada
Toronto, ON

Richard Adams
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
Mississauga, ON

Larry Baldesarra
Toyota Financial Services Canada Inc.
Markham, ON

Bruno Battista
BMW Group Financial Services Canada, a Division of BMW Canada Inc.
Richmond Hill, ON

Eric Belanger
VW Credit Canada Inc.
St. Laurent, QC

Paula Campbell Kelly
Porsche Financial Services Canada
Atlanta, GA

Howard Cobham
General Motors Financial of Canada Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Anthony Cornacchia
Honda Canada Finance Inc.
Markham, ON

Alan Cusworth
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Jason Easton
General Motors of Canada Limited
Oshawa, ON

Pat Forgione
McMillan LLP
Toronto, ON

Laverne Garcia
VW Credit Canada Inc.
Ajax, ON

Loulia Kouchaji
Global Automakers of Canada
Toronto, ON

Mia Lalonde
Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Arnold Lee
General Motors Financial of Canada Ltd.
Toronto, ON

Robert Lee
Hyundai Capital America
Irvine, CA

Paul Monjanel
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Paula Rietta
Ford Credit Canada Limited
Oakville, ON

James Rowland
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

Julie Wilson
Toyota Financial Services Canada Inc.
Markham, ON

Legal/Affaires juridiques

  • Objectives
    • Education and information - to provide useful and timely information on legal matters of interest to the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
    • Advice and consultation - to serve as a resource available to work with other CFLA Committees and to respond to legal issues which are regarded by members as significant to the industry.

 

Andy Ayotte
Wilson Vukelich LLP
Markham, ON

Jennifer Babe
Miller Thomson LLP
Toronto, ON

Stephen Bowman
Bennett Jones LLP
Toronto, ON

Michael E. Burke
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Toronto, ON

David Chaiton
Torkin Manes LLP
Toronto, ON

Pierre Denis
Lavery, de Billy S.E.N.C.R.L. Avocats
Montréal, QC

David Kierans
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP/s.r.l.
Montréal, QC

Ria Mandan
PHH Arval
Mississauga, ON

D. James Papadimitriou
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Montréal, QC

John Penhale
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP/s.r.l.
Montréal, QC

Jean-Yves Simard
Lavery, de Billy S.E.N.C.R.L. Avocats
Montréal, QC

Robert Swift
Davis LLP
Vancouver, BC

Robert Swift
Davis LLP
Vancouver, BC

John Tobin
Torys LLP
Toronto, ON

Sheryl Watson
ADESA Canada
Brampton, ON

Steve Weisz
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Toronto, ON

Membership/Membership

  • Objectives
    • To support and build the CFLA membership base.
    • To plan and implement membership drives and programs as a way of strengthening and developing the current membership base.

 

Jim Case
Travelers Financial Corporation
Burnaby, BC

Kathy Ward
Canadian Black Book
Markham, ON

Small Ticket Funders Committee

  • This Committee is composed of CFLA members who fund and manage portfolios of small to mid-size commercial leasing transactions.

    Objectives

    • To monitor, assess and advise on issues impacting providers of small ticket financing.

 

Jason Bonneville
Advant Leasing Limited
Burlington, ON

Janice Boulet
National Leasing
Winnipeg, MB

Mark Cannon
Roynat Lease Finance
Burnaby, BC

Michael Casey
Polaris Leasing Ltd.
Winnipeg, MB

Greg Clark
GE Capital
Mississauga, ON

Bruce G. Collingwood
Northstar Leasing Corporation
Barrie, ON

Carl Crechiolo
RCAP Leasing
Burlington, ON

Remo D'Aloisio
Element Financial Corporation
Toronto, ON

Martin Kibsey
Element Financial Corporation
Burlington, ON

Tara Kuzma
D&D Leasing
Burlington, ON

Danny Lebovics
Multisource Capital Corporation
Toronto, ON

Jack Marandola
CLE Canadian Leasing Enterprise - Crédit-Bail Clé
Burlington, ON

P.J. McMahon
Roynat Lease Finance
Toronto, ON

Larry Mlynowski
Bennington Financial Services
Oakville, ON

Marcelle Newstadt
Enable Capital Corporation
Toronto, ON

Vince Piccolo
CIT Financial Ltd.
Burlington, ON

James Schenk
De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.
Oakville, ON

Raja Singh
Bodkin Leasing Corporation
Mississauga, ON

Brian Somer
Equirex Leasing Corp.
Oakville, ON

Lui Spizzirri
Scotiabank Leasing Group
Toronto, ON

Todd Taylor
CLE Canadian Leasing Enterprise - Crédit-Bail Clé
Burlington, ON

Greg Van de Kraats
RCAP Leasing
Burlington, ON

Terry Wensley
Concentra Financial, Commercial Leasing Services
Regina, SK

Daniel Wittlin
Enable Capital Corporation/Blue Chip Leasing Corp
Toronto, ON

Tax/Fiscalité

  • Objectives
    • To monitor and assess new taxation matters pertaining to the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
    • To be a resource available to CFLA members with a tax enquiry.
    • To advise CFLA of its recommendations for changes in Federal and Provincial taxation.
    • To assist in CFLA representations to government departments regarding specific industry tax matters.
    • To report to the CFLA membership, new taxation issues and changes that may have a bearing on accounting for taxes.

Chair:

Diane Sekula
CIT Financial Ltd.
Burlington, ON

 

Ken Ancrum
DCFS USA LLC
Farmington Hills, ON

Tony Au
Honda Canada Finance Inc.
Markham, ON

Monica Biringer
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Toronto, ON

Stephen Bowman
Bennett Jones LLP
Toronto, ON

Brian Braun
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
Farmington Hills, MI

Mark Briggs
Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants LLP
Toronto, ON

Michael Bussmann
Gowling LaFleur Henderson LLP
Toronto, ON

Tracy Clark
National Leasing
Winnipeg, MB

Judy Cowling
Ford Credit Canada Ltd.
Oakville, ON

David Daubaras
GE Canada
Missisisauga, ON

Daniel Fontaine
John Deere Financial Inc.
Burlington, ON

Allan Gelkopf
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Toronto, ON

James Higgins
Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Aaron Johnson
RCAP Leasing
Burlington, ON

Arvin Mahesan
Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc.
Mississauga, ON

Paul Christian Michel
De Lage Landen Financial Services Canada Inc.
Oakville, ON

Owen Moher
Constellation Financing Systems Corp.
Oakville, ON

Brent Murray
Wilson & Partners LLP
Toronto, ON

Kathleen Penny
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Toronto, ON

Sunil Purbhoo
GE Canada
Missisisauga, ON

Gabrielle Richards
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Toronto, ON

Kyle Russell
Jim Pattison Lease
Vancouver, BC

Martin Sorensen
Bennett Jones LLP
Toronto, ON

Kenneth E. Sosnoski
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
Farmington Hills, MI

Michael Stewart
KPMG LLP
Toronto, ON

John Thomas
Foss National Leasing
Thornhill, ON

John Tobin
Torys LLP
Toronto, ON

Russ Watson
GE Capital
Montréal, QC

Pat Winstanley
John Deere Financial Inc.
Burlington, ON

Katherine Xilinas
Miller Thomson LLP
Toronto, ON

Technology/Technologie

  • Objectives
    • To provide useful and timely information on new technologies of interest to the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
    • To assist in the education of members on the use of new technologies in the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry.
    • To recommend to the Board of Directors public policy positions on the commercial use of new technologies.

 

Owen Moher
Constellation Financing Systems Corp.
Oakville, ON

Steven Sadgrove
Leasepath
Burlington, ON

Larry Shred
Canadian Black Book
Markham, ON

Hugh Swandel
Alta Group
Winnipeg, MB