Employee Spotlight Series

People are the engine of every great business, and our people are core to making our business great. So, we thought we’d tell you more about some of those people. Why do they come to work each day?  And what do they look forward to doing when the leave the office? In our monthly Employee Spotlight series, you’ll get a glimpse at one featured employee.

This month, we talked to Credit Analyst, Mike Rath, about his role here at Amur Equipment Finance, as well as what he does when he’s not at work.

Employee of the Month Interview  

Here’s what Mike had to say:

What do you do here at AmurEF?

Credit Analyst

How did you get into that field?

I spent most of my career in the Risk and Fraud field for credit card processing.  I felt it was time for a change and needed to add Underwriting and Credit Analyst experience on my resume.  I needed to challenge myself in new areas of the trade.

What’s the most rewarding thing about your job? Everyday challenges, So many moving parts on this job. I learn something new every day.

What do you love most about AmurEF? I really enjoy working with my team. Great people with amazing personalities and talent.  Since coming onboard I can sense AmurEF is about to break out into something really big, and being a part of that is a great feeling.

What’s the first thing you do when you get off work? Check in on the family and plan out a fun evening and dinner.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Spend quality time with the family and friends.  Go to movies, ball games and concerts.

Where’s your favorite place in the world? Chicago – Great family vacations growing up.  Enjoyed going to the White Sox games every summer 4-5 times a year.  I loved taking the kids to the museums in Chicago, such great memories. Additionally, Disney World will always be special nerd moment for this guy and my kids.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?  I’ve always wanted to be writer.  Writing a Sci Fi or comedy screen play or book would fun.  


Importance of Company Core Values

Every month, we recognize employees who exceed the day-to-day expectations of their role in the previous month. In evaluating each candidate, we look for employees who embody the company’s core values. Our core values are commitment, results driven, integrity, teamwork, continuous improvement, and fun. Employees are motivated both by the opportunity to achieve this recognition as well as grow alongside coworkers who live our core values every day.

Credit Analyst, Mike Rath, was recently chosen as our May “Employee of the Month” because Mike is a rising star and a dedicated member of the Credit team. He has a positive can-do attitude, displays Teamwork by always having an open-mind and working together to find a solution. He displays our core value of Integrity by always leading by example. Mike is accessible, thorough and uses disciplined approaches every day showing he is fully Committed to the success of the company.

We are honored to have Mike as part of the AmurEF team and as an employee of the month. Congrats Mike!