• 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 Beighley at matt.beighley@cit.com or Matt Klein at matt.klein@cit.com.

  • 2016 Speaking Engagements

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

    Intersolar (July 11, 2016 San Francisco, CA) Rhys Marsh, Director, CIT Energy Finance will participate on a panel and discuss 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.

  • 2015 Speaking Engagements

    Gramercy Financial Marketers' Forum  (December 16, 2015 New York, NY) Debbie Haeringer, Director of Content Marketing, Communications & Government Relations participated on a panel and discussed Right Story, Right Audience: Effective Strategies in Content Marketing. 

    Goldman Sachs 2015 Aircraft Leasing Conference  (December 3, 2015 New York, NY) Tony Diaz, President, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Aircraft Leasing - Managing Through the Cycle.

    Aircraft Economic Life Seminar  (November 24, 2015 Dublin, Ireland) Steve Mason, Vice President, Aircraft Analysis, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed The Who, What, Where, and Why of Aircraft Retirement.

    6th Annual Economic Sanctions Boot Camp  (December 1 - 2, 2015 New York, NY) Jack Glover, Director, Office of Foreign Assets Control and Sanctions Compliance, Corporate Compliance participated on a panel and discussed Practical Implications to Minimize Facilitation Risks When Dealing with a New or Established Client.

    New Jersey Continuing Legal Education Panel  (November 19, 2015 Newark, NJ) Meena Untawale, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation and Workout, Law Department, participated on a panel and discussed New Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. 

    71st Annual Commercial Finance Association Conference
     (November 11 - 13, 2015 Austin, TX) Michael Coiley, Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Healthcare gave the opening remarks as outgoing President and incoming Chairman of the CFA.

    Quant Risk Americas 2015  (November 3 - 4, 2015 New York, NY) Viktor Ziskin, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk Management presented on the topic of Effectively Modeling Risk in the Current Low Rate and Volatility Environment.  He also participated on a panel and discussed Model Validation and Model Development: Is Validation Hindering Development? 

    Risk Management Association's Annual Conference  (November 1 - 3, 2015 Boston, MA) Ken Brown, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, gave a joint presentation on Identifying Commercial & Industrial Opportunities in Highly Competitive Markets.

    Bank Administration Institute/Alpha Group - Chief Human Resources Officer Roundtable (October 29, 2015 Washington, DC) Bryan Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer gave opening remarks for the Chief Human Resources Officer Roundtable.  

    4th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference  (October 27 - 28, 2015 New York, NY) Thomas Crimmins, Director, Corporate Credit Risk Reporting, Risk Management participated on a keynote panel and discussed Effectively Implementing ERM Processes to Gain Competitive Advantage, Not Just For Regulatory Compliance.

    Moody's Analytics Risk Practitioner Conference  (October 26 - 28, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ) John Monaghan, Managing Director, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed Assessing Commercial Real Estate Risk. 

    Helicopter Investor Miami  (October 23, 2015 Miami, FL) Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance moderated a panel and discussed Financing Helicopter Operators.

    Imperva Cyber Security Panel Discussion  (October 22, 2015 New York, NY) Howard Lesser, Senior Vice President, Chief IT Security Officer participated on the Imperva Cyber Security Panel Discussion.  

    US School of Corporate Jet Finance  (October 21 - 22, 2015 Coral Gables, FL) Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance led two classes on The Rules of Business Jet Finance and Looking Abroad: International Deals. 

    Corporate Jet Investor Miami  (October 21 - 22, 2015 Miami, FL) Ronald Walls, Vice President, Asset Management, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed The $50 Million Question: How Can You Predict Residual Values?

    Corporate Jet Investor Miami  (October 21 - 22, 2015 Miami, FL) Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance moderated a panel and discussed Will Banks Still be Financing Jets in 2020?

    Audimation.com Webinar  (October 21, 2015) Mark Luciani, Vice President, National Field Exam Manager and Lee Sullivan, Vice President, Assistant Field Exam Manager, CIT Commercial Services participated on a webinar on the topic of Applying Benford's Law with Data Analytics.
     
    New York Institute of Credit and International Factoring Association Northeast Chapter Shark Tank Workshop
     (October 20, 2015 New York, NY) Louis Barone, Managing Director, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, CIT Commercial Services participated as a Judge at the Shark Tank Workshop.

    Comptelplus  (October 18 - 21, 2015 San Francisco, CA) Tom Westdyk, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Communications & Technology Finance participated on a panel and discussed Funding and Financing Arrangements for All States of a Business.

    2015 CEO Connection Mid-Market Convention  (October 18 - 21, 2015 Philadelphia, PA) Neil Wessan, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Capital Markets gave the keynote address on the State of the Middle Market.

    SpeedNews Business & General Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference  (October 6 - 7, 2015 Los Angeles, CA) Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance presented on Perspectives on Financing Business Jets. 

    ISTAT European Conference  (October 5 - 6, 2015 Prague) Damon D'Agostino, Chief Commercial Officer, CIT Commercial Air moderated a panel and discussed Airline Fleet Planning. He also gave an update on the ISTAT Foundation in his role as Chairman of the ISTAT Foundation. 

    Vistage Executive Summit  (October 6, 2015 Los Angeles, CA) John Farrace, Managing Director, CIT Southern California Corporate Banking; Rob Joyce, VP, Strategic Relationships, Direct Capital; Bruce Westland, Director, CIT Deposit & Payment Solutions; Gordon Lenarth, Director, CIT Deposit & Payment Solutions presented on Banking with Technology.

    Argyle 2015 Human Capital Leadership Forum  (October 6, 2015 New York, NY) Ann Rosenblum, VP, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources participated on a panel and discussed Recruiting, Maintaining and Engaging Top Talent in Your Organization.

    Kennedy Aviation Seminar: Family Offices Buying and Financing Corporate and Private Aircraft (October 5, 2015 London, UK) Graeme Shanks, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Financing the Purchase.

    Titanium 2015  (October 4 - 7, 2015 Orlando, FL) Nick Pastushan, Chief Investment Officer, CIT Commercial Air moderated a panel and discussed Economics and Aircraft Demand.

    ACAMS 14th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference  (September 28 - 30, 2015 Las Vegas, NV) Michelle Goodsir, Senior Vice President, Head of Financial Crimes, Corporate Compliance participated on a panel and discussed Unleashing the Power of Alternative Date, Big Data Technology and Information Sharing to Bring Compliance to the Next Level. 

    Executive Risk Insights Conference  (September 17, 2015 New York, NY) Bryan Allen, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer participated on a panel and discussed Executive Risk and Management Liability Issues for Public Companies, Private Companies and Non-Profits.

    Healthcare Private Equity Roundtable  (September 17, 2015 New York, NY) William Douglass, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Healthcare Finance; Michael Young, Managing Director, CIT Capital Markets; Manesh Chandwani, Vice President, CIT Healthcare Finance participated on a panel discussion on the topic of The Healthcare Lending Environment: Sector Trends and Issues.   

    Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Operations and Technology Conference  (September 16 - 18, 2015 Philadelphia, PA) Hal Hitch, Director, Operations, CIT Equipment Finance, US presented the 2015 Operations and Technology Award and moderated the Winner Panel. 

    Airline Engineering & Maintenance: North America  (September 15 - 17, 2015 Chicago, IL) Stuart Schwartzberg, Vice President, CIT Commercial Air participated on a panel and discussed Impact of Leased Fleets on Maintenance, Repair and Operations.

    Vistage Executive Summit  (September 15, 2015 Silicon Valley, CA) John Farrace, Managing Director, CIT Southern California Corporate Banking; Rob Joyce, Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Direct Capital; Bruce Westland, Director, CIT Deposit & Payment Solutions; Gordon Lenarth, Director, CIT Deposit & Payment Solutions will present on the topic of Banking with Technology.

    Airline Engineering & Maintenance: China & East Asia Conference  (September 9 - 10, 2015 Hong Kong) Robert Lamoureux, SVP & Senior Regional Director, Asia Pacific, CIT Commercial Air moderated a panel and discussed The Rise of the Lessor - How is the International and Regional Aircraft Leasing Market Evolving?

    VMWorld  (August 30 - September 3, 2015 San Francisco, CA) Seth Frohlich, Director, Information Technology and Frank Nazzaro, SVP, Information Technology both participated on panels and discussed Building a Software Defined Data Center with CIT Group and The VMware Cloud Management Platform: Drill Down and Outlook.

    Global Financial Markets Intelligence (GFMI) Premier Leveraged Lending Conference  (July 24 - 26, 2015 New York) Kenneth Wendler, Deputy Chief Credit Officer, Risk Management  participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic of Leveraged Lending - Setting Risk Appetite.   

    Bisnow Data Center Investment Conference and Expo
     (July 15, 2015, Virginia) Joseph Junda, Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Communications, Information Services & Technology participated on the M&A Debt panel on the topic of Debt/Lending Market for Data Centers.

    Agenda Emerge Workshop  (July 9, 2015 Long Beach, CA) Niraj Lal, New Business Associate, CIT Commercial Services moderated a panel discussion on Funding Your Brand - Do's and Don'ts and Other Advice from Industry Experts.

    Institute for Professionals in Taxation's 2015 Annual Conference  (June 28 - July 1, 2015 San Diego, CA) Kimberly Brunson, Sales Tax, CIT Equipment Finance co-presented on a panel on the topic of FAS 5 ASC 450-20.

    National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forum  (June 25, 2015 Teterboro, NJ) Michael Francis, Vice President, Sales, North America, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel on the topic of Financing for Business Aircraft: U.S. Market Update.

    Watson Farley Seminar  (June 23, 2015 London, UK) John Leenane, Regional Director, Europe & Asia, Financial Institutions Group, CIT Commercial Aerospace moderated a panel discussion on the topic of Operating Lessor Financing.

    Chief Data Officer Executive Summit  (June 19, 2015 Jersey City, NJ) BJ Fesq, Chief Architect, Chief Data Officer, Information Technology moderated a panel discussion on the topic of Good Governance Means Good Data.

    China Tax Roundtable Summit  (June 18, 2015 Shanghai, China) Angel Chu, Tax Director, Asia, Corporate Tax moderated a panel discussion on the topic of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("BEPS") Implications in China.

    Presentation to Moody's Analytics Commercial Mortgage Metrics User Group  (June 18, 2015 New York) John Monaghan, Managing Director, CIT Real Estate Finance presented at the conference on the topic of CIT's Experience Using Moody's Commercial Mortgage Metrics.

    IAA of NY (International Advertising Association) Luncheon  (June 17, 2015 New York) Debbie Haeringer, Director of Content Marketing, Carolyn Menz, Director of Digital and Social Media, Abby Cohn, Vice President, Marketing and Advertising in Communications and Government Relations participated on a panel and discussed Content Marketing at CIT - Evolution, Media Partnership, Measurement and Successes.

    Marine Money Conference  (June 16 - 18, 2015 New York) George Fikaris, Vice President, CIT Maritime Finance presented on the topic of Flexible Lending Structures to Accommodate Unique Situations.

    Caprate 4th Annual Midwest Data Center Summit  (June 15 - 16, 2015 Chicago, IL) Joseph Junda, Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Communications, Information Services & Technology participated on a panel and discussed Data Center Financing - Analysis of Availability and Types of Capital in the Face of Industry Consolidation and Federal Regulation.

    RiskMinds America 2015  (June 15 - 19, 2015 Miami, FL) Victor Ziskin, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk Management presented on the topics of Liquidity & Capital Stress Tests and Overcoming the Challenges of Modeling Leverage Loans.

    Environmental Bankers Association Semi-Annual Meeting  (June 14 - 16, 2015 Denver, CO) Martha Walters, Chief Environmental Risk Officer, CIT Bank participated in a panel on the topic of  Participations/Syndications - Intersecting Perspectives of Stakeholders.

    2nd Annual Stress Testing West Conference  (June 10 - 11, 2015 San Francisco, CA) Victor Ziskin, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk Management presented on the topic of Drawing the Correlation Between Capital Adequacy and Liquidity Stress Testing to Set Appropriate Buffers.

    Corporate Jet Investor Conference  (June 8 - 10, 2015 Singapore) Jolie Howard, Vice President, Sales - Asia,  CIT Business Aircraft Finance and Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel on the topic of A Financier's Perspective.

    Information Management Network (IMN) Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure Conference  (May 28 - 29, 2015  New York, NY) Tom Westdyk, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Communications, Information Services & Technology participated on a panel and discussed Financial Growth: A Best Practices Guide to Securing Debt/Equity for Data Center/Colocation/Cloud Services Providers.

    Commercial Finance Association General Meeting  (May 19, 2015  Dallas, TX) Neal Legan, Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Commercial & Industrial participated on a panel and discussed Middle-Market Lending Trends.

    EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) Transactions Seminar  (May 18, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland) Mike Kahmann, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed Trends in Aircraft Financing.  

    UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum  (May 18, 2015) Rhys Marsh, Vice President, CIT Corporate Finance Energy participated as a panel moderator and discussed Energy Access - The Case for Concessional Intervention in the Private Sector.

    Risk Americas 2015 Conference  (May 12 - 13, 2015) Victor Ziskin, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategies, Risk Management presented on a panel and discussed Effectively Integrating Capital and Liquidity Stress Testing.

    Aviation Africa Conference  (May 10 - 11, 2015 Dubai, UAE) Graeme Shanks, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance, participated as a panel moderator and discussed Finance Challenges and Opportunities for African Growth.

    Global Financial Markets Intelligence (GFMI) Interest Rate Risk in the Banking Book Conference  (May 6 - 8, 2015 New York, NY) Christopher Jones, Vice President, Treasury gave the opening remarks and presented on Modeling Non-Maturity Deposits in a Rising Rate Environment.

    Thomson Reuters 3rd Annual Middle Market Loan Conference  (May 6, 2015 New York) Neil Wessan, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Capital Markets participated on a panel and discussed Bank Lender Topics in the Middle Market.

    iGlobal Forum - 6th Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Summit  (May 6, 2015 New York, NY) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed How the Evolution of the Capital Stack and Legal Structures Impacts Mezzanine Financing.

    Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Legal Forum  (May 3 - 5, 2015 Nashville, TN) Robert Geis, Senior Counsel, CIT Equipment Finance participated on a panel and discussed Advanced Syndications.

    National Aircraft Retail Association (NARA) Spring Meeting  (April 29 - May 1, 2015 Savannah, GA) Mike Kahmann, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed NARA Continuing Education Series - Current Finance Topics and Issues in the Market.

    Forum of European Aerospace Market Analysts (FEAMA)  (April 28 - 30, 2015 Amsterdam) Steve Mason, Vice President, Aircraft Analysis, CIT Commercial Air participated on a Q&A roundtable session and discussed Aircraft Oversupply and Aircraft Selection. 

    Chief Data Officer Summit  (April 28 - 29, 2015 San Jose, TX) BJ Fesq, Chief Data Officer, Information Technology gave a keynote presentation on Data Virtualization in Financial Services.

    Clarion Partners 2015 Real Estate Investment Conference  (April 27, 2015 New York, NY) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a Roundtable and discussed Real Estate Debt. 

    CRE Finance Council  (April 23, 2015 New York, NY) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance participated on a panel and discussed the Current State of EB-5 Investing.

    Commercial Factoring Expertise Conference  (April 18, 2015 Shenzhen, China) Joy Zhu, Director, CIT Commercial Services  provided a keynote address at the conference about Risk Management in Factoring.

    Maintenance, Repair and Operations Americas  (April 14 - 16, 2015 Miami, FL) Steve Mason, Vice President, Aircraft Analysis, CIT Commercial Air was a panel moderator at the conference.  Topic discussed was Lessors Speak Out.

    Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition  (April 14 - 15, 2015 Shanghai, China) Jolie Howard, Vice President, Sales - Asia, CIT Business Aircraft Finance moderated a panel and discussed Business Aircraft Acquisitions and Transactions in China. 

    Outbrain's Annual Summit for Publishers  (April 14, 2015 New York, NY) Abby Cohn, Vice President, Marketing & Advertising, Communications & Government Relations participated on a panel and discussed Native Advertising.

    Bombardier Product Update and Valuation Seminar 2015  (April 13, 2015 Shanghai, China) Mike Kahmann, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on the International Lessor Panel at the seminar.

    Global Los Angeles Venture Association  (April 2, 2015 California) Bob Lewin, Director, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Alternative Financing Options and Opportunities for Global Ventures - What Really Works?  

    Brazilian Law Organization Roundtable  (April 1, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil) Juan Musso, Compliance Officer, CIT Brazil participated on a panel and discussed Whistleblowing Policies and Internal Compliance Channels.

    Financial Information Management Conference  (March 30 - April 1, 2015 Boston, MA) Thomas Crimmins, Director of Corporate Credit Risk Reporting, Enterprise Risk Management participated on a panel and discussed Enabling and Empowering Data Architecture and Data Mobility as a Service.

    National Aircraft Finance Association Annual Conference and Education Course  (March 24 - 27, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ) Mike Kahmann, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on the Finance Panel.

    Furniture Today Finance Workshop  (March 25 - 26, 2015 Charlotte, NC) Michael Hudgens, Managing Director, Southeast Regional Manager, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed Success Factors - Finance and Factoring in a Recovering Economy.

    Opportunities in Business Jets Conference  (March 25, 2015, St. Julians, Malta) Bob Schaeberle, Vice President, CIT Business Aircraft Finance, participated as a panel moderator and discussed Key Considerations when Financing a Business Jet.

    2nd Annual Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Forum  (March 24, 2015 New York) Angela Edens, Vice President, Process Transformation, Corporate Administration participated on a panel and discussed Managing Risk and Operations and Technology Solutions. 

    Financial Services Learning and Development Innovations Conference  (March 11 - 12, 2015 Philadelphia, PA) Michael Rosenberg, Director, Learning and Development, Human Resources participated on a panel and discussed Financial Services Learning and Development Innovations.

    International Factoring Association Annual Joint Factoring Luncheon with New York Institute of Credit  (March 10, 2015 New York, NY) Jon Lucas, President, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel and discussed 2015 Factoring Overview.

    SpeedNews Aviation Industry Forecast Conference  (March 2 - 4, 2015 Los Angeles, CA) Nick Pastushan, Chief Investment Officer, CIT Commercial Air participated as a panel moderator and discussed Aircraft Delivery and Retirement Forecasts. 

    NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference  (March 1 - 3, 2015 Naples, FL) Mike Kahmann, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Business Aircraft Finance will participated on a panel and discussed Trends in Business Air Finance.

    Marine Money Week Ship Finance Forum  (February 26, 2015 Hamburg, Germany) Omer Donnerstein, Director, CIT Maritime Finance was a panel moderator and discussed New Trends in Ship Finance. 
     
    Seton Hall University Capital Markets Colloquium  (February 25, 2015 South Orange, NJ) Nick Small, Managing Director, CIT Equipment Finance, US gave a keynote presentation on Strategic Advantages Provided by Technology. 

    6th Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum  (February 24, 2015 Athens, Greece) Svein Engh, Managing Director and Group Head, CIT Maritime Finance was a panel moderator at the Forum.  The topic discussed was Bank Finance and Shipping. 

    McGuireWoods 12th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity and Finance Conference
     (February 17 - 18, 2015 Chicago, IL) William Douglass, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Healthcare participated on a panel and discussed Lender Update.  David Gibbs, Managing Director, CIT Healthcare also attended the conference and participated on a panel and discussed the Quality of Earnings Insights.

    International Factoring Association Annual Joint Factoring Luncheon with New York Institute of Credit  (February 10, 2015 New York, NY) Jon Lucas, President, CIT Commercial Services participated on a panel giving a 2015 Factoring Overview.

    Corporate Jet Investor London Conference  (February 9 - 10, 2015 London, England) Mike Kahmann, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Business Aircraft Finance participated on a panel and discussed the Evolution of International Aircraft Finance.

    Mortgage Bankers Association CREF Housing Convention & Expo  (February 1 - 4, 2015 San Diego, CA) Matt Galligan, President, CIT Real Estate Finance was a panel moderator at the conference. The topic discussed was Bank Investment Appetite: Portfolio Lenders Discuss 2015 Prospects.

    Association For Corporate Growth San Francisco Monthly Lunch & Panel Discussion  (January 22, 2015 San Francisco, CA) Eric Toizer, Managing Director, CIT Sponsor Finance participated on the panel on the topic of 2014 in the Mirror: Lenders Look Back at the Year in M&A.  

    Environmental Bankers Association Annual Meeting  (January 13, 2015 Charleston, SC) Martha Walters, Chief Environmental Risk Officer, delivered a keynote address and discussed Non Real-Estate Lending, Environmental Risk Management Issues and Loan Life Cycle Practices.