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IONS ARE NOW OPEN

The Commercial Finance Association is once again looking for the best and brightest in our industry.

Do you know a rising star? Been impressed by a dedicated young professional? Have a true go-getter in your office? Nominate them for the Third Annual CFA 40 Under 40 Awards! It’s affirmation that their hard work is getting noticed – and a career-boosting professional achievement as well.

The CFA 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the achievements of young professionals in the commercial finance industry — movers and shakers who exemplify true excellence in their careers and who bring a strong voice and commitment to the industry at large.

Online nominations are now open and those chosen will be honored in the September issue of The Secured Lender and celebrated at our 40 Under 40 Awards celebration on September 20th in New York City.

RULES
Nominees must not turn 40 before May 1, 2018. Nominators must be the direct supervisor or manager of the nominee. Nominees and nominators must be employed by either CFA member organizations or a CFA Education Foundation Supporter organization ($2500 level or above) or a CFA volunteer (such as a chapter leader or education instructor). After reading our FAQs below, click here to download out nominations form which has instructions on completing and sending in your nominees info.

For information on becoming a CFA member organization, please contact James Kravitz at jkravitz@cfa.com.


FAQ
WHEN WILL CFA ANNOUNCE THE 2018 CLASS OF 40 UNDER 40?
The 40 Under 40 winners are announced in the September issue of The Secured Lender. Winners are notified by July 1.

WHEN DO NOMINATIONS BEGIN?
Nominations open February 1, 2018. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR CFA 40 UNDER 40?
We are looking for those who are making an indelible impact on our industry. We also are interested in those who exemplify true excellence in their careers and who bring a strong voice and commitment to their profession and the industry at large. Community service, as well as participation in trade groups, etc. should also be included. Nominees must be under 40 at the time of nomination and must work full time.

WHO DECIDES WHO WILL BE IN CFA 40 UNDER 40?
A panel of CFA member industry leaders.

CAN I JUST CALL YOU OR SEND YOU AN E-MAIL WITH THE NAME OF THE PERSON I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE?
No. We need to have the nomination form filled out, including contact information for the person you are nominating. A nomination letter as well as the nominee’s resume or Linked In profile is also required.

I WANT TO NOMINATE SOMEONE, BUT CAN I REMAIN ANONYMOUS?
No, we need to know who you are, though we do not share nominator information.

CAN I NOMINATE MYSELF?
No, we do not accept self-nominations.

I WANT TO NOMINATE MY BOSS BUT WOULD IT BE BETTER IF SOMEONE HIGHER UP NOMINATED HIM? CAN I NOMINATE A FAMILY MEMBER?
Nominator must be a senior leader or manager in the same CFA Member organization or CFA Education Foundation Supporter organization ($2,500 level or above) or a CFA volunteer (such as a Chapter leader or education program instructor) as the nominee. All nominations should provide clear, business-oriented reasons for the nomination, regardless of the relationship between nominator and nominee.

DOES IT HELP IF MANY PEOPLE NOMINATE THE SAME PERSON?
No. In fact, evidence of an organized campaign to send many nominations is viewed negatively.

WILL MORE THAN ONE NOMINEE FROM THE SAME COMPANY BE ACCEPTED?
Yes, all qualifying nominations will be accepted.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE, BUT THEY WILL TURN 40 BEFORE YOUR CUTOFF DATE. CAN I STILL NOMINATE THAT PERSON?
No. Nominations for anyone who does not meet the age requirement are discarded. We will verify birth dates of finalists.

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
After we receive a nomination, candidates will be vetted. CFA’s panel of judges will hold a series of meetings to determine which candidates will be chosen. We aspire to come up with a diverse list that represents a broad spectrum of our industry.

WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THOSE WHO ARE SELECTED?
Candidates who are selected must provide a photo and profile (see last year’s profiles HERE). Selectee’s attendance at the ceremony is encouraged.

CAN I CONTACT YOU TO SEE HOW MY NOMINEE IS DOING IN THE JUDGING PROCESS?
No. We will not provide status reports. Should we need any additional information, we will contact the nominee or nominator.

I WAS NOT PICKED FOR CFA 40 UNDER 40. CAN YOU TELL ME WHY?
With just 40 slots and a large industry, many nominees will not be chosen. Nomination itself is a form of recognition and an honor. We encourage nominators to re-nominate the following year if their candidate was not chosen.


2018 Categories
Business Consulting/Turnaround
Business Development
CPA Firm
Credit Insurance
External Field Exam
Internal Field Exam
Investment Banker/Advisor
Legal Services
Liquidation/Appraisal/Auctioneer
Loan Documentation/Advice on Deal Structure
Operations
Portfolio Management

Software
UCC Services/Background Investigations
Underwriting





We want to recognize Jeffrey Goldrich of North Mill Capital and Kate Lepak of People’s United Business Capital for graciously volunteering to be Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the 2018 CFA 40 Under 40 Awards Committee. We also thank David Grende of Siena Lending for serving as Chair of the 40 Under 40 Leadership Council. 


Jeffrey Goldrich 
North Mill Capital
40 Under 40 Chair


Kate Lepak, 
People’s United Business Capital 
40 Under 40 Vice Chair


David Grende
Siena Lending Group
Chair of the 40 Under 40 Leadership Council



   



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