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.


The Equipment Leasing Opportunity – Community Banks


As Published in Bank Director Magazine on April 13, 2022 Community banks are ignoring the potential of a vast C&I market.

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First Financial buys Cincinnati’s largest independent specialty lender


Rick Ross, CEO of Summit Funding Group Inc. By Steve Watkins  –  Staff reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Dec 7, 2021 Updated Dec 8, 2021, 11:24am EST

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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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My Conversation with Susan Carol for the Equipment Finance Advisor


I always enjoy my too infrequent visits and conversations with Susan Carol! She always asks great, thought provoking questions and makes me think. I firmly believe that the status quo in the…

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We Independents are a Paranoid Bunch


As Published in Equipment Finance Advisor on July 20, 2018    

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October 2015 – Chairman’s Speech at ELFA’s 2015 Annual Convention


Video of Bob Rinaldi delivering the Chairman's Speech at ELFA's 2015 Annual Convention.  

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