ST. LOUIS (August 31, 2016) – On June 9, 2016, Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation (CTL) announced that it would purchase the remaining shares of CSI Leasing, Inc. (CSI), making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. In conjunction with this announcement, CSI made several changes to its organizational structure, including many executive promotions throughout the company.
First and foremost, Ken Steinback, CSI’s founder and former owner, retired from the board of directors and has assumed the role of chairman emeritus. Bill Gillula, previously vice chairman and chief executive officer, will assume the role of chairman and continue to be active in CSI business on a daily basis. Gillula has been with CSI for 32 years. Steve Hamilton, previously president and chief operating officer, will assume the role of vice chairman and chief executive officer and will oversee CSI’s domestic and international operations. Hamilton has been with CSI for 33 years.
Additionally, the following executive changes have been made:
Arnaldo Rodriguez, president. Previously president of CSI’s international operations, Rodriguez will now lead all sales and marketing initiatives throughout the company on a global scale. He has been with CSI for 14 years.
Fred O’Neal, chief operating officer. Previously chief financial officer, O’Neal will be responsible for planning and directing all aspects of CSI’s operational procedures, objectives and initiatives. He has been with CSI for 26 years.
Paul Keefe, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Previously senior vice president and international controller, Keefe will now be responsible for overseeing the accounting, tax, treasury and financial reporting areas of CSI. He has been with CSI for 13 years.
Chas McDaniels, executive vice president and chief pricing officer. Previously senior vice president and chief credit officer for the United States, McDaniels will be responsible for pricing structures throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been with CSI for 14 years.
Tom Brown, chief compliance officer. Previously regional director of Asia-Pacific, Tom will now be responsible for ensuring compliance with laws, regulations and policies, and overseeing continuous education to instill a compliance mindset within the company. He has been with CSI for 17 years.
Carlos Milian, executive vice president of international funding and syndications. Previously executive vice president of syndications for CSI Latina Financial, Milian will assume international funding responsibility for all markets outside of the U.S. and Canada as well as all global, multi-country transactions. He has been with CSI for 13 years.
Barry Naylor, international controller. Previously, senior managing director and chief credit officer for Europe, Naylor will continue to be responsible for credit underwriting in CSI’s European operations. As international controller, he will be responsible for ensuring that all subsidiaries comply with CSI’s operating policies and procedures. He is based in the UK and has been with CSI for 16 years.
“I am excited about our entry into this new phase of CSI’s growth. With the talent and leadership skills of these individuals, along with the support of CTL’s strong global network, I am confident that CSI will have continued growth as a world-class leasing company,” said Steve Hamilton, vice chairman and chief executive officer.