Mr. Rinaldi was Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Industrial Finance (“CI Finance”), a national equipment finance company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and Senior Vice President and Director of CBank, a commercial banking community bank in Cincinnati focused on commercial and industrial lending to SMBs. CI Finance was acquired in 2015 by CBank. CI Finance specializes in the development and implementation of sales-aid finance programs for manufacturers, vendors, and distributors of capital equipment.
Mr. Rinaldi was Senior Vice President of CSI Leasing, responsible for its organic and inorganic growth strategies. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of National City Commercial Capital Company (NC4), now PNC, and President of NC4 Canada. He has held positions including Senior Vice President of Provident Bank and Executive Vice President and Principal at Information Leasing Corp. (ILC), later acquired by Provident. As a founding partner of ILC, he helped grow the company to the fifth-largest bank-owned leasing company in the United States with annual originations of over $3 billion and $8 billion in assets.
Mr. Rinaldi is a Past-Chairman and Director of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the premier trade association representing the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. He is also a member of the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Research Subcommittee and Development Committee. He is a past Trustee of the Foundation and past Chairman of ELFA’s LeasePAC. He 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.
Mr. Rinaldi can be found on his website dedicated to the pioneers of the modern equipment leasing industry as we know it today – www.bobrinaldi.com. He has written and spoken extensively both in the U.S.A. and internationally. Mr. Rinaldi has and continues to serve on boards of both non-profit and commercial organizations.