Amembal & Halladay Welcomes Rinaldi to International Advisory Team

Equipment lease training and consultancy firm Amembal & Halladay (A&H) announced the strategic addition of Bob Rinaldi to complement and expand the knowledge and depth of its consultancy expertise. Rinaldi will serve as managing director.

Rinaldi is a seasoned entrepreneur and thought-leader in the equipment finance and leasing industry, guiding several organizations to success prior to joining A&H. He served as the CEO of CI Finance, a national equipment finance company, and as a director at CBank, a commercial bank in Cincinnati. Most notably, he held positions as the senior vice president of CSI Leasing, and president of National City Commercial Capital Canada. As the executive vice president at Information Leasing, Rinaldi played a key role in growing ILC to the fifth-largest, bank-owned leasing company in the U.S. with annual originations of over $3 billion and $8 billion in assets.

Rinaldi is a past chairman and director of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. He is also a member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation’s Research Subcommittee and Development Committee. He is a past trustee of the foundation and past chairman of ELFA’s LeasePAC. Rinaldi was the recipient of the Foundation Research Committee’s 2013 Steven R. LeBarron Award for Principled Research and ELFA’s 2014 David H. Fenig Distinguished Service in Advocacy Award.

“Bob’s vast practical experience will add substantial skills to Amembal & Halladay’s portfolio of existing consultancy services in areas such as growth strategies, vendor programs, succession planning, acquisition due diligence and crisis resolution”, said Sudhir Amembal, chairman and CEO of Amembal & Halladay.

Shawn Halladay, senior managing director of A&H added, “Besides his expertise, Bob has an abundance of enthusiasm for the industry”.

“Sudhir and Shawn have both been industry mentors of mine for many years. They have played a significant role in the development and growth of the global equipment finance and leasing industry”, stated Bob Rinaldi. “I look forward to applying my practical experience and knowledge to the benefit of our clients’ long-term success.”

Amembal & Halladay has been serving the global equipment finance and leasing industry for the past 40 years. The firm has trained more than 80,000 leasing professionals throughout the world, has provided a wide range of consultancy services to some of the best-known leasing companies, aided over 20 governments in their efforts to facilitate the growth of their domestic leasing industries; and, authored 16 industry publications.

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