This blog is about people in our industry who have chosen the road(s) less traveled and were rewarded for doing so. When first conceived, Leasing Avenues, was dedicated to pioneers who were trailblazers forging new paths that over time became the well-traveled, well-mapped highways we take for granted today. The relaunch of Leasing Avenues is still focused on interviewing pioneers of the past. However, we also will be adding interviews with the contemporaries who are forging something new in our industry, with technology, new paradigms, or just fresh ideas to inspire professionals in the equipment leasing and finance industry.

I hope you will enjoy these videos, comment on them, and recommend trailblazers you know for this blog.


Reid Raykovich Video Interview – Behind the Scenes of the “CLFP”


Reid Raykovich -   Behind the Scene of "CLFP" Executive Director of the CLFP Foundation One of the objectives of Leasing Avenues is to bring you casually, up close, and personal video…

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Peter Zeihan – “Covid Vaccine and 2021-2023 Business Forecast”


Peter provides a forecast for the next 3-5 years from his unique geopolitical standpoint given two additional factors.THE COVID VACCINE & THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION Peter and Bob examine the…

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Kirk Phillips Video Interview – A Lesson in Persistence!


Kirk Phillips -   “A Lesson in Persistence” President and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Finance (“WCF”), a subsidiary of Wintrust Financial Corporation, a $43 billion publicly traded bank holding…

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Peter Zeihan – from coronavirus to social democracy and the fate of China


Peter announces his soon-to-be bestseller "Disunited Nations" and provides a preview that is absolutely relevent to current events along with how to prepare for what is coming. Peter is an…

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Arnaldo Rodriguez Video Interview – BEYOND THE USA


Arnaldo Rodriguez - Video Interview with Arnaldo Rodriguez, a trailblazer in opening up new leasing markets in Latin America.  Arnaldo is President of CSI Leasing the largest independent technology…

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August 2019 – Keynote at Asobancaria in Bogota, Colombia


Video of Bob Rinaldi delivering the Keynote speech at Asobancaria's 3rd Leasing Encounter in Bogota, Colombia……

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Optimal Enterprise Value = Luck


Article as published in NEFA's July/August 2019 Issue of Newsline Rinaldi Newsline Article Extract

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How Technology is Changing One of the Oldest Professions


An interview with Michael Levison, CEO ALS Resolvion Skip Trace & Repossession Management Services. This video series is about how technology is remaking the historically fractured market…

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Harry Kaplun Interview – Industry Leader and past CEO Frost Bank Equipment Finance


Harry Kaplun - An Interview with an industry leader with deep expertise in starting and building a significant and successful bank equipment leasing and finance business. This video series is a…

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Paul Gass Interview – Founder of Eaton Financial est. 1974


Paul Gass - An Interview with a true pioneer of the equipment leasing and finance industry. Paul, the original founder of Eaton Financial, is one of the most interesting people in our industry.…

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