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Leasing News Advisory Board Chair
Shari L. Lipski, CLFP

Shari L. Lipski, CLFP
ECS Financial Services
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 180
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

December 31, 2020 she was named Chair of the Leasing News Advisory Board when Bob Teichman, CLFP, retired. January 1, 2019 Shari was named Vice-Chair of Board. She is both intelligent and diplomatic, and well respected in the industry.

Shari previously served on the Leasing News Advisory Board from March, 2003 to January, 2005 and rejoined in February, 2016. Her resume includes over 30 years of experience in equipment lease portfolio management, lease originations, and corporate business development.

From 1989 through 1997, Shari worked for Public Funding Corporation, a financer of small-ticket governmental equipment leases.  During her time with Public Funding, she held various positions including Lease Administrator, Corporate Secretary, and garnered equity ownership when she took the position of Vice President.  In 1997, Public Funding was sold to First Sierra Financial, Inc.  It was at that time Shari assumed responsibilities for managing operations in the Chicago branch office, as well as a portfolio of vendor relationships.

In 1999, Shari joined ECS Financial Services, Inc., CPAs, and is responsible for corporate business development with a direct focus on the Equipment Lease and Loan Portfolio Management Division as well as the Tax, Accounting, and Audit Divisions.  She also serves the firm’s clients by offering an expertise in many areas including marketing and managing a lease/loan portfolio, back-office leasing company operations, business process outsourcing, sales and personal property tax compliance, and consulting.

Shari has written for several trade publications, served as an educational instructor for several associations, as well as the Certified Leasing and Finance Professional Foundation. She was featured in the 2019 Monitor Magazine “Women in Leasing.”

2021-present:  Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, Trustee
2017-2020:  SFN-Midwest Leadership Committee Member and Membership Committee, Co-Chair, and Women in Commercial       Finance Committee Member (formerly CFA)
2017-2020:  ELFA, Service Providers Business Council Steering Committee
2019 Named one of the Top 50 Women in Equipment Finance, Monitor Magazine (accolade)
2019 NEFA Funding Symposium Conference Co-Chairperson
2017-2019:  ELFA, Women’s Council Founding Member
2016-present:  Advisory Board Member
2012-present:  Women In Leasing, LinkedIn Discussion Group, Owner
2013:  Advisory Committee Member, Rockford Career College
2012:  NEFA, Funding Symposium-Conference Committee
2011:  NEFA, Finance Summit-Conference Chairperson
2010-2012:  NEFA, Conference Committee Member
2008-2012:  ELFA, Service Providers Business Council Committee Member, State Government Relations Committee Member, and Annual Convention Review Committee Member
2009 Named of the 20 Most Influential Women in Leasing, Leasing News (accolade)
2005-2008:  EAEL, Director
2006-2008:  CLP Foundation, Director
2007  EAEL, Fall Expo-Conference Chairperson
2003-2005:  Leasing News Advisory Board
2004-present:  ECS Financial Services, Inc., Principal
2003:  NAELB, Conference Chairperson
2002-2003:  CLP Foundation, Marketing Committee Chairperson
2001-2004:  Mid-America Association of Equipment Lessors (MAEL), Director
1998:  UAEL, Illinois Regional Chairperson
1999-2004:  ECS Financial Services, Inc., Lease Portfolio Manager
1993-1997: Public Funding Corporation, Vice President
1989-1993: Public Funding Corporation, head envelope and stamp licker

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