Bob Rinaldi Site Features Interview with Bank Leasing Pioneer Dennis Neumann


CINCINNATI, OHIO, March 8, 2011–Bob Rinaldi, the founder of, interviewed equipment leasing industry pioneer and leader Dennis Neumann, currently the CEO of BNY Capital Funding LLC. The Skype video interview is in four parts covering Neumann’s early career and his long-term experience within the bank leasing and large-ticket sectors of the industry.

Rinaldi and Neumann first met years ago through their involvement with the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) and worked together on its board of directors.
Neumann, who entered the industry in the large-ticket sector, speaks about leveraged leases funded by banks, syndication, investment tax credits, and in the future what it will take for new entrants in the equipment finance business to succeed.

Rinaldi says he has a number of pioneer interviews that are going to be added soon. “Each one shares fascinating accounts of events as they happened and each one is insightful,” he added. Rinaldi hopes the videos will provide inspiration and spur comments, questions and contributions from visitors to the site.

“This is also a place for you to comment, ask questions, review the latest industry news, and connect with colleagues worldwide,” said Rinaldi of his blog site, LeasingAvenues.

Rinaldi, who has almost three decades of experience in the equipment leasing industry, joined CSI Leasing last year as a senior vice president to spearhead the IT leasing company’s expansion into other markets. Previously, he served as executive vice president of National City Commercial Capital Company (NC4), now a part of PNC, and he also was president of NC4 Canada.

LeasingAvenues is an independent venture by Rinaldi launched last year at the ELFA convention. He established the website to capture industry stories from many leaders who carved out career opportunities and who have deep knowledge, vision and advice to be shared and valued. Please visit