PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 25, 2020 – LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”), a leading U.S. equipment leasing and finance company and subsidiary of People’s United Bank, N.A., today announced that Michelle Speranza, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, has been recognized as one of The Cannata Report’s “Women Influencers for 2020.”

The Cannata Report, a leading intelligence resource for reseller principals and senior executives within the business technology, managed services, and imaging industry, recently featured Ms. Speranza as part of their recognition of the importance of diversity. The article states, “As the imaging industry looks to its future, encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace can solidify survival, as it’s not only a feel-good initiative, but also a necessary business priority.”

Michelle Speranza stands out in the office technology industry for her accomplishments and her broad expertise,” said CJ Cannata, President and CEO of The Cannata Report. “Her dedication and commitment to excellence include her understanding of – and unwavering passion for – diversity as a strategic business imperative, as exemplified only in part by her creation of the Philadelphia chapter of Women in Leadership. Michelle is an inspiration to female executives throughout the industry. It is an honor for The Cannata Report to feature Michelle as one of 2020’s Women Influencers.” 

When asked about the recognition, Ms. Speranza said, “To be acknowledged as an ‘Influencer’ by The Cannata Report and the imaging industry is a distinct honor. Diversity and inclusion are essential to achieve innovation and desirable business outcomes. Without conscious, consistent effort to bring in new viewpoints, companies can get so focused on the way things are that they don’t see the way things could be.”

For more than 15 years, Ms. Speranza has led marketing for LEAF and is often recognized as a consistent innovator and ground-breaking executive, while simultaneously focusing on the success of the industries LEAF supports, and the advancement of diversity in the workplace.

To read more of the Cannata Report article, click here.

About LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc.
LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (“LEAF”) is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, with offices in Moberly, MO, Orange, CA, Baltimore, MD, and Dallas, TX. From the office to the factory floor to the server room, wherever customers need equipment, software and services, we make it affordable. Trusted by nearly 250,000 companies of all sizes across the U.S., LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc., backed by the strength of People’s United Bank, offers customized financing that helps our customers solve real problems. When businesses need financing or need to offer financing, they achieve more with LEAF. Learn more at

About People’s United Bank
People’s United Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified, community-focused financial services company headquartered in the Northeast with over $61 billion in assets. Founded in 1842, People’s United Bank offers commercial and retail banking through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as wealth management and insurance solutions. The company also provides specialized commercial services to customers nationwide.