Agricultural / PACA Specialist:
Rick Jones. - President - AgriCap Financial Corporation Mr. Jones began his career in finance 24 years ago with Westinghouse Credit's floor planning group, where he moved from field auditor to senior credit analyst. He joined GE Capital four years later and became a senior credit officer. Two years later, he began his factoring career when he was recruited by Bank of Boston's Los Angeles factoring group in a senior credit capacity. After five years, he joined Bank of America's factoring group where, over the next eight years, Mr. Jones managed a large client loan portfolio, co-wrote national credit policy, participated in re-engineering the factoring group, and led the company in business development as a new business officer. Mr. Jones joined Richard Kostkas in forming Terra Associates and AgriCap Financial in 2001. Mr. Jones has been instrumental in organizing and implementing credit policies and procedures and has led new business development. He is responsible for monitoring all clients’ performance.
General Factoring Specialist (Temp Agencies, Software, Apparel, Furniture, Print Shops, etc.)
John Akers - Executive Vice President - American Business Finance, LLC John has been active in factoring and asset-based lending since 1985. Prior to joining American Business Finance, John held positions at First Capital Corporation, Heller Financial and Barclays American Commercial.
Legal Guidance on all Industries / Legal Judgments:
Steve Kurtz, Esq. - Partner - Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz Steven N. Kurtz practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, secured transactions, workouts and business law. He has also served as an expert witness in matters pertaining to bankruptcy and UCC issues. Mr. Kurtz represents numerous factors, asset-based lenders, and banks on a national level. In addition, he functions as outside general counsel for several commercial finance lenders and entrepreneurial companies. The registration fee is $995 for members of the IFA and $1045 for non-members. The registration fee includes tuition, course materials, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner Wednesday evening.
The Monte Carlo is a deluxe resort and casino featuring the elegance of Monaco combined with the excitement of Las Vegas. A special fee of $85 per night has been negotiated for the meeting. A discounted rate is available for those who are planning on staying in Las Vegas over the weekend. Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the Monte Carlo at 800-311-8999 and requesting the XIFA614 rate.
American Airlines is the official airline of the IFA. If you or your travel agent call American's toll-free number, 1-800-433-1790 or online at American Airlines, to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare. Discounts will apply to American and American Eagle. Make sure you refer to Auth Number: A2666AW.
You may register for the seminar by contacting the IFA at 800-563-1895. You may also register on- line via the IFA web site at www.factoring.org.