Ivory Consulting’s Ray James to Receive ELFA Distinguished Service Award

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association will honor Ray James with the 2016 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award at its annual convention

(WALNUT CREEK, CA – September 14, 2016) – Ivory Consulting Corporation is proud to announce that Senior Consultant, Ray James, was selected by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) to receive its 2016 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award. This award honors those who have significantly impacted the association and equipment finance industry.

For 25 years, Ray James has been a key contributor to the ELFA’s research and data collection initiatives. He has served as an active member of the ELFA Research Committee since 1991 and has chaired the committee since the fall of 2012.

During his tenure on the Research Committee, James has played a critical role in helping the Association collect and report industry trend data and performance metrics, particularly through the Monthly Leasing and Finance Index and the annual Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA). As a pioneering member of the Research Committee, James has helped the SEFA report grow into ELFA’s signature benchmarking and research tool. James has also provided an industry perspective on quantitative analysis conducted by the association.

“We were very lucky to have Ray join Ivory Consulting in 2006 after his retirement as a long term user of SuperTRUMP,” said Chris Ivory, Founder. “We have benefited significantly from his contribution to our product enhancements and his user-based training of our customers.”

“It is truly an honor to receive this award,” said James. “ELFA has been my constant source of industry knowledge through their broad offerings of training, subject specific conferences, analysis—like the Survey of Equipment Finance Activity—and a great chance to interact with the best folks in the industry.”