The NEXGEN Awards is a forward-facing program designed to recognize and honor outstanding new talents in the industry. These awards celebrate those who are new to the industry, up-and-coming rising stars, and those who would identify as young professionals. The IFA NEXGEN Awards serve to help open the doors to a broad spectrum of talented individuals who are making significant impacts in their companies and in the factoring industry.
With a diverse range of categories, the IFA NEXGEN Awards recognize individuals who have contributed to the factoring industry over the past year in the following ways:
  • NEXGEN Rookie: a newcomer who has made a significant impact in the factoring community or their organization in a relatively short amount of time and demonstrates exceptional talent, ambition, and potential for continued success and leadership.
  • NEXGEN Innovator: an individual whose creativity and innovation has helped develop new strategies, technologies, or processes that enhance efficiency, effectiveness, or profitability.
  • NEXGEN Leader: an individual who exemplifies extraordinary leadership skills, through inspiring, envisioning, and transforming others to accomplish aligned goals.
  • NEXGEN Rainmaker: an individual who has demonstrated exceptional skills in negotiating, structuring, and closing deals, playing a key role in significant transactions benefiting their organization or clients.
  • NEXGEN Ally: an individual who has delivered a diverse range of products, services or solutions to factoring companies and has contributed to the overall prosperity and advancement of the industry.
The IFA NEXGEN committee has overseen the requirements, submissions, and deadlines for these awards, ensuring a fair and transparent process. The recipients of the first inaugural IFA NEXGEN Awards will be honored at the IFA Annual Conference, where their achievements will be celebrated in front of industry peers and leaders. Award winners will receive a complimentary admission to the IFA NEXGEN Summit and will also receive social media recognition, including a press release in the IFA's Newsletter and Commercial Factor E-Mag.

2024 Award Winners

NEXGEN Rookie – Olivia Hudson with Sallyport Commercial Finance
NEXGEN Innovator – Marie-Pascale Laguë with Accord Financial
NEXGEN Leader – Nolan Reichert with Haversine Funding
NEXGEN Rainmaker – John Center with Quasar Capital Partners
NEXGEN Ally – Sam Elitzer with FactorGenie


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