New to secured finance or looking to take your career to the next level? Engage, learn, and grow with SFNet Young Professionals. Contributing to the SFNet YoPro community is a great way to build connections in the industry.  You will quickly form relationships with your peers and get exposure to industry leaders as well.

SFNet YoPro group brings together the “under 40” crowd for networking, professional development and fun with programs such as:

  • SFNet YoPro Leadership Summit. This annual event offers two days of education, insightful panel discussions, and networking in an informal setting.
  • Building SFNet’s Glossary of Secured Finance Terms. Remember when you first started in the industry and had to quickly learn a whole new vocabulary?  Our YoPros are creating a glossary of secured finance terms to help new hires get up to speed quickly. To contribute to the Glossary, click here.
  • SFNet Education. SFNet’s education programs provide unparalleled opportunities to learn firsthand from leaders in the asset-based lending and factoring industries. On-demand, in-person, or virtual workshops cover all skill levels.

There are also several sub-committees within the YoPro group that provide an opportunity to get more deeply engaged with the community, including:

  • Chapter Growth Committee. This cohort builds young professionals’ involvement in SFNet’s Chapters.
  • SFNet Annual Convention Committee. This group assists in planning opportunities for young professionals to network and meet at SFNet’s Annual Conventions. Prior events included a young professionals’ reception on-site at the SFNet Annual Convention hotel and a YoPro panel.
  • SFNet YoPro Leadership Summit Committee.  This team plans SFNet’s Annual Leadership Summit. A variety of sub-committees are offered including: Entertainment, Membership, Programming and Sponsorship. 

SFNet YoPro Newsletter

SFNet’s YoPro e-Newsletter is sent four times per year and features exclusive content for young professionals including interviews with up-and-comers in our industry, technology trends, career advice and young professional event recaps.

Meet our 40 Under 40 Winners

SFNet celebrates the achievements of young professionals in the secured finance industry – the movers and shakers who are shaping the future. Our 40 Under 40 awards recognize individuals who exemplify excellence in their careers and bring a strong commitment and voice to the industry at large. Get to know the previous winners.

SFNet YoPro Committee

Join SFNet Young Professionals


To see the SFNet Young Professional Committee members, click the link below.


We invite you to become part of the SFNet Young Professionals community. Membership is free and enables you to receive news and announcements as well as connect with other members of the SFNet YoPro community.  Please note in 2020 you must be employed by a SFNet member organization to be involved with SFNet’s YoPro Committee.