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.


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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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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Bob Rinaldi Posts New Interview with Industry Pioneer Edward Cherney


In time for the industry’s 50th convention, Bob Rinaldi has posted a video conversation with Edward Cherney as part of its Pioneers in Equipment Leasing and Finance series. The series features…

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Edward Cherney


Edward Cherney has made a lifelong career as an entrepreneurial executive. He is currently Chairman of TIP Capital. He has led industry renowned equipment leasing companies such as CMI Corporation,…

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John Deane, Global Consultant, Points to Opportunities Ahead


For Immediate Release John Deane, Global Consultant, Points to Opportunities Ahead In Leasing Avenues Skype Interview Oct. 17, 2011—“Grim confidence.” That’s how executives at a recent equipment…

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John C. Deane


John Deane is a founder of The Alta Group and its chief executive officer. He leads the global consultancy composed of five major practice areas: consulting, merger & acquisitions, legal support…

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Sudhir R. Amembal


Mr. Amembal, chairman and CEO of Amembal & Associates as well the CEO and editor of Global Leasing Resource (GLR), is interviewed about his experience as an educator and entrepreneur featuring…

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James Renner


Jim Renner, a consultant with The Alta Group, has extensive expertise helping financial institutions succeed in equipment leasing and finance markets. Prior to joining the global consultancy in…

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Bob Rinaldi Site Features Interview with Bank Leasing Pioneer Dennis Neumann


  CINCINNATI, OHIO, March 8, 2011–Bob Rinaldi, the founder of LeasingAvenues.com, interviewed equipment leasing industry pioneer and leader Dennis Neumann, currently the CEO of BNY Capital…

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