Phoenix, AZ: OneWorld Business Finance announced today the retirement of its President and CEO, Ira Z. Romoff. A long time industry fixture in small and mid-sized leasing and a former director of the EAEL (now NEFA) and the ELA (now ELFA), Romoff will do some part time consulting. “I want to enjoy the winter months golfing in Florida,” Romoff said. “OneWorld increased our membership and our revenues during Ira’s tenure,” said Aaron Rios, Treasurer of OWL and President of Prolease. “We wish Ira the best in his retirement.”
“The Board of Directors worked closely with Ira during the last two and a half years and we anticipate a seamless transition in continuing to provide value to our members,” said Stan Ragley, Chairman of OneWorld and President of Leasing Resources Inc.
OneWorld Business Finance is a business cooperative created to help independent equipment leasing and finance companies further their common interests and to obtain greater marketing strength and funding power in the industry. OneWorld operates on a cooperative basis and is owned and controlled by its members who use its services. OneWorld’s motto is “Strength In Numbers” and its goal is to leverage the volume of the co-op to provide members with revenue opportunities, business services, national vendor programs, best practice activities and access to funding sources that may be unobtainable individually.
OneWorld Business Finance actively pursues new members that have demonstrated good, ethical leasing standards over many years. Membership qualifications also require a commitment to the broker/lessor equipment leasing and finance industry, strong consistent leadership and a willingness to share experiences with like-minded industry participants. During 2007, OWBF members leased and financed in excess of $350 Million of equipment for lessees and vendors.
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