2022 Industry Icon Nominations

2022 Industry Icon Nominations

Every industry has its leaders and the specialty finance sector is no different. From asset-based lenders to factors to turnaround experts to service providers and beyond, the specialty finance industry features professionals with a wide variety of skills. But which industry participants stand out the most? While there is certainly not a finite answer to this question, ABF Journal will once again highlight some of the most prominent figures in the industry as part of its second annual Industry Icons issue.

A total of 10 honorees for these annual awards will be chosen via nominations from ABF Journal’s staff and editorial advisory board as well as nominations from readers like you. Each honoree will receive a profile in the Q3/22 issue of ABF Journal. Leaders from across the industry and up and down the experience spectrum are eligible, with multiple icon categories, including industry legends, disruptors, pioneers, top dealmakers and next generation leaders. Here’s a full rundown of each category:

Legend – Industry veterans with a lasting legacy and long history of not only participating in the asset-based lending industry, but influencing its continued development.

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Pioneer – The architects of the asset-based lending industry who blazed new trails or introduced new initiatives and processes that have become standard in the marketplace.

Last Year’s Winners 

Dealmaker – The most effective, prolific and influential people in the deal-making world. If you need a deal closed, these are the people you go to to get it across the finish line.

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Disruptor – The leaders in the industry who are on the cutting edge of technology and process improvement. These innovators are trying new things and introducing unique products and ways of doing business, ultimately pushing asset-based lending into the future.

Last Year’s Winners 

Next Generation – These are professionals early in their careers who show the potential to be the future leaders of the asset-based lending industry.

Last Year’s Winners

Nominations will be open until July 20, so let us know who deserves recognition by filling out the form below.

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