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John  Bober

John Bober

Managing Member, IXL Lease Advisor Services, LLC and Senior Advisor to EY
Stamford, CT, USA

The managing member at IXL Lease Advisory, LLC, John is a specialist in matters related to leasing, lease accounting and financial reporting. He is a senior consultant to Ernst & Young LLP.  John is active in the leasing industry and chairs the accounting and reporting committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).  In 2014 he was the recipient of the ELFA’s Distinguished Service Award.  John is also a member of the editorial board of the Monitor, the leading independent trade publication in the equipment finance and leasing industry. 

John recently retired after a 23-year career with GE Capital, where he primarily focused on vendor finance arrangements and the leasing of equipment as well as managing all aspects of General Electric Company’s Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) lease accounting project. He has been active in the accounting standards setting process, having served on both the Emerging Issues Task Force and the Accounting Standards Executive Committee working groups. John was a member of the joint FASB and IASB international working group on lease accounting. Active in Financial Executives International, he is the past chair of their leases working group. 

John joined GE Capital in 1995 and held various positions in finance, risk and general management within GE Capital and GE Energy Financial Services. He managed the group within GE Energy Financial Services responsible for the analysis of economic returns from equity and debt investments, project financings, partnerships and large ticket leases, including lease pricing.  Prior to joining GE in 1995, John was a partner with an international accounting firm, based in both Jakarta, Indonesia and New York. He frequently speaks at industry conferences on matters related to current developments in finance and accounting. 

John has a BA in History from Tulane University. He is also an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Department of Accounting Advisory Council and a past member of the McCombs School of Business BBA-MPA Alumni Advisory Board.


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