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Founder and President of Sequel Capital Corporation since 1992, Mr. Kinzelberg continues a successful tradition in capital equipment leasing and finance services. Sequel currently specializes in strategic bridge and mezzanine lending, private equity investing, as well as lease financing for companies who seek cash flow and accounting advantages for their capital asset investments. Sequel leases a variety of high-tech and traditional capital equipment including:

  • Computer processors and peripheral equipment
  • Mainframe computer software and systems design services
  • Telecommunication and VSAT equipment
  • Railcars and locomotives
  • Printing equipment
  • Furniture and fixtures
  • Manufacturing equipment and forklift trucks
  • Ships, shipping equipment and containers

In 1979 Mr. Kinzelberg founded Meridian Leasing Corporation. Under his twelve-year leadership, Mr. Kinzelberg developed Meridian into a company with more than a half billion dollars in annual sales. Meridian grew to become the second largest independent computer equipment lessor in the United States. Prior to starting Meridian, Mr. Kinzelberg was a top salesman for IBM and was the top lease finance salesman for Itel Leasing Corporation before founding Meridian. In 1992, after selling Meridian, he established Sequel Capital Corporation. Mr. Kinzelberg has been recognized nationally as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by such prestigious organizations as Ernst&Young, Inc.Magazine, Cornell University, and The University of Illinois-Chicago and Arthur Anderson. Mr. Kinzelberg holds a bachelor’s degree in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and a master’s degree in Economic Planning from Stanford University. For 8 years, Mr. Kinzelberg was an active member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, serving on its Investment committee, Buildings and Properties committee and Student Affairs and Campus Life committee. He was then elected Trustee Emeritus for life by the Cornell Board. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board to the Cornell University Entrepreneurship@Cornell Program, and was a member of the Advisory Board to the Cornell Center for the Environment. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Highland Park Hospital, holding positions on their investment and finance committees.