About Mr. Rinaldi


Bob Rinaldi is a lifelong entrepreneur with a sizable history of success in banking and commercial equipment finance.

A forward-thinking, innovative Finance Executive, Bob has amassed a solid background in assessing organizational needs, developing solutions, supporting implementations and delivering results. During his tenure, Bob guided multiple businesses through profitability and scalability to eventual acquisition, and as a founder of ILC (Information Leasing Company) he helped grow the organization to the fifth-largest bank-owned leasing company in the United States.

Currently President of Rinaldi Advisory Services, Bob provides advisory services to independent lessors, banks, industry service providers, manufacturers and international firms entering the US equipment finance marketplace.

His tenure in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry has shaped Bob’s non-traditional approach to envisioning, building and implementing a business model, developing a growth strategy or guiding crisis/problem resolution.

A growth strategist first and foremost, Bob’s specialties include: merger and acquisition planning, improving enterprise value, corporate strategy, process management, tactical design, marketing, new product development, information systems and international expansion.

As an international speaker and a published writer, Bob travels the world sharing his insight and expertise, advising leaders to prepare for shifts in the traditional business environment and to secure their corporation’s place at the forefront of their industry.

Bob Rinaldi is a lifelong entrepreneur with a sizable history of success in banking and commercial equipment finance.

A forward-thinking, innovative Finance Executive, Bob has amassed a solid background in assessing organizational needs, developing solutions, supporting implementations and delivering results. During his tenure, Bob guided multiple businesses through profitability and scalability to eventual acquisition, and as a founder of ILC (Information Leasing Company) he helped grow the organization to the fifth-largest bank-owned leasing company in the United States.

Currently President of Bob Rinaldi, LLC, Bob provides advisory services to independent lessors, banks, industry service providers, manufacturers and international firms entering the US equipment finance marketplace.

His tenure in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry has shaped Bob’s non-traditional approach to envisioning, building and implementing a business model, developing a growth strategy or guiding crisis/problem resolution.

A growth strategist first and foremost, Bob’s specialties include: merger and acquisition planning, improving enterprise value, corporate strategy, process management, tactical design, marketing, new product development, information systems and international expansion.

As an international speaker and a published writer, Bob travels the world sharing his insight and expertise, advising leaders to prepare for shifts in the traditional business environment and to secure their corporation’s place at the forefront of their industry.


Currently Serving


Awards


  • Recipient of the ELFF 2013 Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research
  • Recipient of ELFA’s 2014 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award

Previous Positions


  • CEO of Commercial Industrial Finance (“CI Finance”)
  • SVP and Director of CBank, (acquirer of CI Finance)
  • SVP of CSI Leasing, responsible for its organic and inorganic growth strategies.
  • EVP of National City Commercial Capital Company, acquirer of Provident Bank (NC4), now PNC Equipment Finance
  • President of NC4 Canada
  • SVP of Provident Bank, acquirer of Information Leasing Corp. (ILC)
  • EVP, Principal and a founding partner of ILC
  • Past-Chairman and Director of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
  • Member of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s (ELFF) Research Committee
  • Member of the ELFF Development Committee
  • Past Trustee of the ELFF
  • First Chairman of ELFA’s LeasePAC

Our Team


Harry Kaplun

Harry Kaplun, an executive with 35 years of experience in finance, equipment leasing and corporate lending was most recently the President of the specialty finance businesses of Frost, a $32 billion bank based in San Antonio, TX. Harry has served in leadership positions in operations, marketing and finance with the NCR Corporation, NCR Credit, First Security Leasing and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. He joined Frost in 2002 as president of Frost Leasing, with a goal of expanding the division and increasing products and services targeted to the bank’s commercial customers and others.

During the seventeen years he has been with Frost, he developed a full range of lease products to provide customers with a variety of equipment financing options. This diverse product line, coupled with a high level of personal service, resulted in Frost growing into one of the Top 50 bank lease companies.

Most recently he has been assigned the leadership responsibilities for the asset based lending and factoring businesses of the bank.

Harry has been an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association since 1985. Since 2006 he has served as Chairman of the Financial Institutions Business Council, Chairman of the Annual Financial Institutions Conference, was a member of the Industry Futures Council and just completed a second term as a member of the Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Dayton.

Harry Kaplun, an executive with 35 years of experience in finance, equipment leasing and corporate lending was most recently the President of the specialty finance businesses of Frost, a $32 billion bank based in San Antonio, TX. Harry has served in leadership positions in operations, marketing and finance with the NCR Corporation, NCR Credit, First Security Leasing and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance. He joined Frost in 2002 as president of Frost Leasing, with a goal of expanding the division and increasing products and services targeted to the bank’s commercial customers and others.

During the seventeen years he has been with Frost, he developed a full range of lease products to provide customers with a variety of equipment financing options. This diverse product line, coupled with a high level of personal service, resulted in Frost growing into one of the Top 50 bank lease companies.

Most recently he has been assigned the leadership responsibilities for the asset based lending and factoring businesses of the bank.

Harry has been an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association since 1985. Since 2006 he has served as Chairman of the Financial Institutions Business Council, Chairman of the Annual Financial Institutions Conference, was a member of the Industry Futures Council and just completed a second term as a member of the Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Dayton.


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