Ms. Cankardes has more than 25 years experience in corporate finance. Prior to founding Rockwell Financial Group, in 2002, Ms. Cankardes was the founder and President of Southern Pacific BanCapital—a $15 billion bank. Previously, she served in senior management and as an officer for the publicly traded leasing company, Capital Associates International, Inc. Ms. Cankardes also launched a successful acquisition finance division for East Coast based Finalco, Inc., which specialized in technology programs for Fortune 500 credits.
Ms. Cankardes currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of ELFA Foundation (Equipment Leasing and Finance Association). She has also served on ELFA’s Board of Directors and Chaired it’s Code of Fair Business Practices committee. She has lobbied on behalf of the Association in Washington, DC.