Jeff Bilbrey to Participate in Next ELFA Innovation Roundtable

Leasepath CEO joins panel of experts to discuss industry transformation.

Leasepath CEO Jeffrey Bilbrey will join industry leaders for this Thursday’s Innovation Roundtable, an interactive discussion on tackling equipment finance challenges in a world experiencing continuous and accelerating change.

Join Jeff and Roman Gajda, John Montoya, and Denis Stypulkoski as they explore industry-level standardization, the challenges and opportunities associated, and what examples outside of the industry that we can use for inspiration.

Moderated by Deborah Reuben, CLFP and presented by Equipment Leasing and Finance Association and TomorrowZone; don’t miss this opportunity to explore how individuals can be inspired to catalyze innovation at their own companies.

Register for the Innovation Roundtable here!

About Innovation Roundtables

Our industry is filled with brilliant people who are curious and actively seeking the next breakthrough. How are other industry leaders thinking about innovation in equipment finance? What are the challenges to solve now, and where do we go next?

Our quarterly virtual roundtable sessions are an opportunity to find out what is on the mind of your peers, share ideas, and discover new approaches for tackling your innovation challenges. It’s not a one-way webinar; it’s a highly interactive facilitated discussion of the latest innovation topics that are top of mind for Equipment Finance leaders.

Theme: Industry Transformation

Our roundtable discussions tackle important topics and provide thought-provoking insights for anyone looking to drive innovation within their team or organization. We are leading a discussion on two hot topics for May’s roundtable.

Topic 1: Could industry-level standardization accelerate liquidity and innovation?

  • What are some of the current challenges that are sparking this ongoing discussion and debate across the industry?
  • Why the interest in standardization?
  • What are the problems to solve or opportunities to exploit?
  • If there is value, how might we catalyze action in our industry?
  • What can we learn from other industries to catalyze innovation in EF?
  • Why is it beneficial to look to other industries for inspiration?
  • What practices, tools, and models from other industries could be applied to equipment finance?

Topic 2: What would it take to transform ideas into action?

  • What are other equipment finance companies doing about these big questions?

Join us for the innovation roundtable in May to share your insights and ideas and find out what’s on the mind of your industry peers.


  • Welcome and Roundtable Kick off with Kelli Nienaber, Executive Director of The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
  • Breakout 1: Get to know your industry colleagues.
  • Roundtable Discussion Part 1 with panel and breakout discussions
  • Roundtable Discussion Part 2 with panel and breakout discussions
  • Recap, takeaways, and close


  • Jeff Bilbrey, CEO, Leasepath
  • Roman Gajda, Director of Financial Technology Solutions, Mitsubishi HC Capital America
  • John Montoya, Executive Director Equipment Finance and Rail Technology / SVP, First Citizens Bank
  • Denis Stypulkoski, Foundar and Principal, Reimagine Advisors

About Jeffrey Bilbrey

Jeffrey Bilbrey has been creating, delivering and advancing enterprise technology products and related services since the early 90’s. Today, he serves as CEO of global business for Leasepath where he is accountable for ensuring customer delight and driving the flagship platform for cloud-based finance originations to the leading edge in the market. Leasepath has been on an impressive growth streak by expanding product offerings, increasing market awareness and delivering innovative market-leading capabilities on a flexible cloud platform.

Bilbrey has always been involved in IT and consulting. He loves software products; not because he’s a techie person, but because he enjoys seeing how tech and automation can solve real business problems. He started his career out of university by traveling to Europe for five years as a consultant in the telecom industry (AMS – American Management Systems). After that, Bilbrey moved to a startup in Boulder, CO working on the very first online banking and bill-pay technologies (Avolent). He then spent many years in P&C Insurance tech as global product manager and delivery lead (Sentry Insurance, Majesco); then followed a passion as a leader in Healthcare IT (Cancer Treatment Centers of America); was a board member and president of a publicly traded multinational in the commercial finance software industry (Netsol:NTWK).

Bilbrey lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife and three children. He is an avid outdoorsman, with a love for hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, cycling, running, triathlons and exploring all the peace and wonders of the great outdoors.

About Leasepath

Leasepath is the Intelligent Workplace platform for Customer Engagement (CRM) and Origination (LOS), purpose-built exclusively for the equipment finance industry. Leasepath is powered by the Microsoft Power Platform to provide a proven, cloud-first solution complete with configurable, dynamic, automated solutions for pricing, amortization calculation, asset management, tax, documentation, and integration with mission critical applications like e-mail, e-signature, and KYC credit and data providers. Leasepath is the preferred choice for equipment finance businesses to win more deals, risk less, and profit more. One of the Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies in the US, Leasepath serves Banks, Independent Finance, Captive Finance, and Brokers across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Learn more about Leasepath by visiting