• Executive Speaker Series

    At CIT, we pride ourselves on utilizing our financial expertise, industry knowledge and strong relationships to help our clients maximize their potential. 
      
    To that end, many members of the CIT team are available to present expert financial and business commentary at your next conference. We encourage you to review our industry experts, which highlights many of our executives' current responsibilities, their areas of expertise and their prior work experience. 

    CIT Speakers generally focus on the following areas:

    • Brand strategy
    • Corporate strategy/governance
    • Financial and advisory services
    • Financial trends in today's global market
    • Industry-specific financing
    • Risk management 
    • The middle market sector  

    We look forward to connecting you with our executive team and highlighting the wealth of intellectual capital at CIT. 
      
    To book a speaker from CIT, please contact Matt Klein at matt.klein@cit.com.

  • 2017 Speaking Engagements

    Lehigh University – Women in Business Conference (April 19, 2017 Bethlehem, PA) Tais O’Dwyer, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Technology & Operations will participate on a panel and discuss Technology in Business.

    Blue Sea Capital Annual Meeting (April 11 – 12, 2017 Palm Beach, FL)  John Donohue, Managing Director, Commercial Banking will participate on a panel and discuss Trends in Middle Market Lending and Aerospace, Defense and Government Services M&A. 

    Commercial Finance Association Healthcare ABL Program (April 4, 2017 New York) Mike Coiley, Managing Director, CIT Healthcare will participate on a webinar panel and discuss CFA Healthcare Finance.

    BDO Dealmaker Series (April 4, 2017 New York) Michael Douglass, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Healthcare will participate on a panel and discuss Private Equity Investing in Healthcare Services.

    Annual New York Institute of Credit / Commercial Finance Association Joint Event (March 28, 2017 New York, NY) Jim Mortimer, Chief Counsel, CIT Business Capital participated on a panel and discussed Legal Opinions in Financing and Acquisitions: Who Relies on Them?

    Aero-Engines Americas (February 2 – 3, 2017 San Antonio, TX) Stuart Schwartzberg, Vice President, CIT Aerospace – Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Leased Engine Maintenance Management – Examining the Dynamic between Owners, Operators and MROs. 

    CFA's 2017 Asset Based Capital Conference
    (February 1, 2017 Las Vegas, NV) Marisa Harney, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer participated on a panel and discussed Direct Lending - The New Lending Paradigm. 

  • 2016 Speaking Engagements

    KPMG Global Financial Reporting & Valuation Conference (December 12 - 14, 2016 Hollywood, FL) Barbara Galaini, Senior Vice President and Controller, CIT Transportation Finance participated on a panel and discussed Beyond Carve-outs.

    UBS Renewable Energy Mini-Conference (November 29, 2016 New York, NY) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance participated on a panel and discussed Residential Solar.

    72nd Commercial Finance Association Annual Convention (November 9 - 11, 2016 Miami Beach, FL) Tim Cropper, Senior Vice President, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Risk Management Solutions. 

    Argyle's 2016 Chief Financial Officer Leadership Forum (November 2, 2016 New York, NY) John Paradisi, Managing Director, Corporate Strategy participated on the Mergers and Acquisition panel.

    New York Institute of Credit/International Factoring Association Northeast Joint Program & Luncheon: Shark Tank Workshop (October 18, 2016 New York, NY) Lou Barone, Managing Director, CIT Commercial Services participated on the Shark Tank panel. 

    Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) Europe 2016 (October 16, 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands) David Gleeson, Vice President, Technical, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed The Roles and Relations of Lessors.

    Real Estate Women's Forum (October 6, 2016 Los Angeles, CA) Kirsten Timmins Chen, Vice President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on the Finance Panel and discussed Debt, Financing and Investing.

    Mortgage Bankers Association Webinar: Navigating the Bank Regulatory Landscape (September 29, 2016) Eleanor Tessier, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on the Commercial Real Estate Finance Regulatory Changes panel.

    Access to Capital: Small Business Workshop (September 20, 2016 Los Angeles City Hall) Shiloh Hall, Vice President, CIT Bank - SBA Lending gave an Opening Introduction. 

    TradeWinds Shipowners Forum USA (September 16, 2016 New York, NY) Adam Conrad, Group Head and Director, CIT Maritime Finance participated on the Bankers and Analysts panel.

    That Conference (August 8 - 10, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, WI) Kelley Muir, Assistant Vice President, Interaction Designer, Direct Capital, a division of CIT Bank, N.A., presented on A Hole in the Canoe Paddle - User Testing Practices for Everyone. 

    Intersolar (July 11, 2016 San Francisco, CA) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance participated on a panel and discussed Reducing the Friction in Solar Finance.

    Marine Money Week (June 20 - 23, 2016 New York, NY) Adam Conrad, Group Head and Director, CIT Maritime Finance participated on a Commercial Banking panel.

    Capital One Thought Leadership Forum (June 13, 2016 New York, NY) Harvey Doppelt, CIT Commercial Finance participated on a panel and discussed Alternative Platforms in Commercial Finance Sector. 

    14th Annual China Airfinance Conference (June 7 - 8, 2016 Shanghai, China) Steve Mason, Director, Head of Aircraft Evaluation  and Asset Strategy, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Widebodies - Size and Liquidity. Robert Lamoureux, Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Risk Management, Asset Exposure and Market Share. 

    The Wall Street Journal's Middle Market Summit (May 23 - 24, 2016 Washington, DC) Jim Hudak, President, CIT Commercial Finance participated on a panel and discussed Funding the Business.

    Risk Management Summit Webinar (May 20, 2016 ) Robert Lewin, Director, CIT Commercial Services presented on Enterprise Risk Management - Options to help You Grow While Mitigating Risk. 

    Skillsoft Perspectives (May 9 -12, 2016 Las Vegas, NV) Karen M. Albi, Learning and Development, Human Resources participated on a One on One Q&A panel and discussed Leadership Matters Program. 

    New York Institute of Credit Workshop (May 10, 2016 New York, NY) Louis Barone, Managing Director, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Inventory, Valuation, Lending and Liquidation. 

    4th Annual Thompson Reuters LPC Middle Market Loan Conference (April 27, 2016 New York, NY) Neil Wessan, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Capital Markets participated on a panel and discussed Current State of Markets.

    Sunshine Backed Bonds (April 21, 2016 New York, NY) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance participated on the Loan Securitization panel.

    North America Airfinance Conference (April 18 - 19, 2016 South Beach, Miami) John Morabito, Group Head, Financial Institutions Group, CIT Commercial Air & CIT Maritime Finance, participated on a panel and discussed Lessors' Sidecar Investment Strategy: How Does It Work.

    Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) (April 13, 2016 Shanghai, China) Jolie Howard, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed How Exposed Are You and Is A Finance-Operating Lease Better Than a Private Wealth Loan Solution?

    LendIt (April 11 - 12, 2016 San Francisco, CA) Rob Joyce, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Direct Capital, a division of CIT Bank, N.A. participated on a panel and discussed What is Responsible Small Business Lending? 

    MRO Americas 2016 (April 6, 2016 Dallas, TX) Stuart Schwartzberg, Vice President, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Lease Contract Management - Beginning, End and Everything in Between.

    RealShare Los Angeles (March 24, 2016 Los Angeles, CA) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed A View from the Top - Are We Asking the Right Questions?

    Corporate Jet Investor Dubai (March 22, 2016 Dubai, UAE) Graeme Shanks, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Financing Jets in the Region.

    OpRisk North America (March 14 - 17, 2016 New York, NY) Prasad Kodali, Director, Head of Operational Risk, Risk Management participated on a panel and discussed The Role of a Risk Manager.

    Ireland Day International Business Summit (March 14, 2016 New York, NY) Steve Mason, Vice President, Aircraft Evaluation and Strategy, CIT Commercial Air participated on the Aviation Panel.  

    MetricStream Roadshow 2016 Panel (March 10, 2016 New York, NY) Prasad Kodali, Director, Head of Operational Risk, Risk Management participated on a panel and discussed Implementing a Governance, Risk and Compliance program: Lessons Learned - Implementation Do's and Don'ts.

    Financial Services Learning and Development Conference (March 9 - 10, 2016 Philadelphia, PA) Michael Rosenberg, Director, Learning & Development, Human Resources presented on the topic of Bringing Formal Back - Structuring Social for Learning Impact. 

    New York Institute of Credit Joint Factoring Luncheon with International Factoring Association (March 8, 2016 New York, NY) Marc Heller, President, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Traditional Factoring Update. 

    30th Annual SpeedNews Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference (March 7 - 9, 2016 Beverly Hills, CA) Nick Pastushan, Chief Investment Officer, CIT Commercial Air presented on A Buyers' and Investors' View of Aircraft Markets and Global Economics.

    CAPA Airline Fleet & Finance Summit (March 3 - 4, 2016 Singapore) Robert Lamoureux, Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, Asia Pacific, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed The High Level Market Outlook for Lessors.

    CFA's Factoring & Supply Chain Finance World Strategy Summit 2016 (March 2 - 4, 2016 Miami, FL) Joy Zhu, Director, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Opportunities in Southeast Asia and China. 
     
    Commercial Finance Associations's Factoring & Supply Chain Finance World Strategy Summit 2016   (March 2 - 4, 2016 Miami, FL) Marc Heller, President, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed View from the Top - Critical Issues Facing Large and Entrepreneurial Players.

    Real Estate Finance & Investment (REFI) Breakfast Briefing  (March 2, 2016 New York, NY) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed How the Changing Global Risk Landscape is Affecting the Availability of Commercial Real Estate Debt. 

    Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Panel (March 2, 2016 Baltimore, MD) Barbara Galaini, Senior Vice President and Controller, CIT Transportation and International Finance participated on a panel and discussed Doing Business Under the New Lease Accounting Standard.

    ISTAT Americas Conference (March 1, 2016 Phoenix, AZ) Jeff Knittel, President, CIT Transportation & International Finance participated on the Lessor CEO Panel.

    ABS Vegas  (February 28 - March 2, 2016 Las Vegas, NV) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance participated on a panel and discussed Solar Asset-Backed Securitization 101. 

    Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo (February 29, 2016 Louisville, Kentucky) Jose Luis Munoz, Vice President, Sales, Latin America, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Funding a Helicopter Purchase and Closing a Transaction - Domestic vs. International. 

    Marine Money German Ship Finance Forum (February 25, 2016 Hamburg, Germany) Omer Donnerstein, Director, CIT Maritime Finance participated on a panel and discussed Traditional and Alternative Sources of Senior Secured Financing. 

    North Jersey Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors (February 23, 2016 Edison, NJ) Barry Bittenmaster, Vice President - Antifraud Group/ Investigations, Internal Audit presented on the topic of Interview and Communications Skills for Internal Auditors. 

    Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Finance and Tax Seminar (February 18 - 19, 2016 New York, NY) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance participated on a panel and discussed Fundamentals of Using Debt to Finance Projects and Debt Market Landscape. 

    MAGIC Tradeshow (February 17, 2016 Las Vegas, NV) Mitch Cohen, Managing Director and Western Regional Manager, CIT Commercial Services moderated a panel and discussed Taking Your Brand to the Next Level - Licensing, Celebrity Branding and Protecting It All.  

    Hellenic American and Norwegian American Joint Shipping Conference (February 11, 2016 New York, NY) Omer Donnerstein, Director, CIT Maritime Finance participated on a panel and discussed Maintaining Liquidity in a Volatile Market.    

    Corporate Jet Investor London (February 1 - 2, 2016 London, UK) Robert Schaeberle, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Investing in Metal - Asset Biased Financiers. 

    Mortgage Bankers Association CREF 16 (January 31 - February 3, 2016 Orlando, FL) Matthew Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed Bank Commercial Real Estate Lending Appetite Stays Strong for 2016.  

    National Business Aviation Association Regional Conference (January 27, 2016 West Palm Beach, FL) Michael Francis, Vice President, Sales - North America East, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Business Aviation Finance Market Update. 

    CRE Finance Council Panel (January 26, 2016 New York, NY) Matthew Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed Construction Lending - State of the Market and Outlook for the Future. 

    MRO Latin America (January 21 - 22, 2016 Lima, Peru) Stuart Schwartzberg, Vice President, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Lease Management - Beginning, End and Everything in Between.

    Argyle's 2016 Leadership in Corporate Divestitures & Acquisitions Forum (January 20, 2016 New York, NY) John Paradisi, Managing Director, Corporate Development and M&A participated on a panel and discussed Driving Successful Divestitures and Carve-Outs in the Modern Marketplace.

    18th Annual Global Airfinance Conference (January 18 - 20, 2016 Dublin, Ireland) Gwyn Scourfield, Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing, Americas & EMEA, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Remarketing Widebody Aircraft.

    Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) Semi-Annual Meeting (January 17 - 20, 2016 Long Beach, California) Martha Walters, Chief Environmental Risk Officer, CIT Bank and CIT Group gave the keynote presentation on the topic of Oil and Gas Wastes - How a Statutory Exclusion Affects the Lifecycle of Oil and Gas Investments.