Mr. Halladay has developed significant expertise in all areas of leasing throughout his career, including accounting, pricing, tax, and effectively communicating with lessees. He is a former auditor, has acted as a lessee, and also applied his knowledge on a practical basis in a small-ticket equipment leasing company. In addition to his practical leasing experience, Mr. Halladay has taught classes on numerous leasing subjects and consulted extensively.
His consulting experience includes helping global companies establish captive leasing companies, performing strategic reviews, assisting with lease management system analyses and implementations, reviewing policies and procedures, and providing lease accounting guidance. Mr. Halladay has provided expert witness services to the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, among others.
Mr. Halladay also has broad international teaching and consulting experience on leasing practices and policies, having worked in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Macao, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.
Mr. Halladay has written extensively on the subject of equipment leasing, with over 40 articles and contributions to ten research studies for the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation in the U.S., including Predictive Analytics: The Key to Increasing Profitability and Enhancing Customer Satisfaction, Forecasting Quality: An Executive Guide to Company Evaluation, and Perfect Storms: Why Successful Companies Have Exited the Marketplace.
He also has co-authored 10 books on leasing: A Guide to Equipment Leasing, An Introduction to Leasing, The Handbook of Equipment Leasing, Lease Securitization, A Guide to Accounting for Leases, Equipment Leasing: A Complete Handbook, Leasing Applications for the HP-12C, Leasing Applications for the HP-17B, The Handbook of Equipment Leasing, and the Guide to Captive Finance Company Equipment Leasing.
He is a member of the Financial Accounting Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association of America, serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, and regularly speaks at industry events within the U.S.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah, where he also received his Master of Business Administration (Finance) degree. He received his CPA license in Utah and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Shawn serves as Treasurer for the Utah Soccer Association, holds several administrative positions within the State Referee Committee, and coaches several soccer teams in the Utah Adult Soccer league.