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CSI Leasing: One of the leading equipment leasing companies in the world

“CSI is one of the largest independent equipment leasing companies in the world, providing its own equity financing which equates to more options.”

With more than 40 years of experience, 70 offices worldwide and leasing in 36 countries, CSI Leasing is an expert in the equipment leasing industry. People at CSI Leasing, pride themselves on offering lease solutions that help maximize budget dollars and increase efficiency throughout the equipment lifecycle.

Headquartered in St. Louis, CSI was established in 1972. With 850+ employees worldwide, the privately-held and majority owned by employees company is led by Ken Steinback (chairman), Bill Gillula (vice-chairman and CEO) and Steve Hamilton (president and COO)

Leasing with CSI equals:
Unbiased options and the ability to lease any type of equipment you need
Flexible solutions that can change with your business
Unparalleled customer service
Easy ordering process that will save time and trees
Comprehensive disposal plan that includes data security to protect you and your information

Services Provided by CSI
For years, CSI has been helping companies worldwide acquire the equipment they need and provides lifecycle solutions and smart leasing options for a wide range of industries and organizations. Its customers range from hospitals and schools, to law firms, manufacturers and retail stores.

Technology Equipment Leasing- CSI has specialized in technology leasing for decades. Therefore, its experts know the industry inside and out and understand having up-to-date technology is a necessity for any successful organization. Whether one has one office or hundreds around the world, CSI can develop a lease program that fits their needs and budget. Examples of the technology they lease: PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Servers and Storage, Routers, Networking equipment, Telecommunications, Printers and multifunction printers, Copiers, Smartphones and Multimedia equipment.

Healthcare Equipment Leasing- CSI knows the financial concerns facing healthcare organizations today. Many issues can affect a hospital’s budget, yet top of the line equipment is still necessary in order to provide excellent patient care and CSI offers flexible and customized lease solutions that help overcome these challenges. It leases a wide variety of healthcare equipment including EHR, diagnostic imaging, oncology, surgical, biomedical and more. With HIPAA and patient privacy concerns, CSI is the perfect solution for healthcare organizations, as every lease comes with complete end-of-life data security to help protect patient data and comply with the law.

Media & Entertainment Equipment Leasing- Leasing with CSI allows clients to build systems with equipment from multiple vendors and manufacturers and one can structure lease terms to meet budget or plan for upgrades as those needs change with time. CSI knows and understands workflow and the equipment that supports it and its vast knowledge and experience with technology leasing allows it to respond to today’s rapidly changing media environment.

Government & Education Leasing- CSI serves government and educational institutions through strategic relationships with various vendors, dealers and distributors of essential capital equipment and services. It works with many Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including computer systems, software, vehicles, public safety equipment, energy management systems and telecommunications and has provided more than $1 billion in financing to 3,000 public sector customers.

Equipment Disposal- On leasing with CSI, one automatically gets an environmentally-friendly disposal plan in place. The following services come handy with every lease:-

  • A complete data security plan that wipes hard drives according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology sanitization standards
  • 100% demanufacturing and recycling of hardware, protecting you from future liability
  • Online returned asset information

CSI’s Executive Team

Ken Steinback, Chairman
Ken co-founded CSI in 1972. He serves as the chair for the Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital, and on the boards of the National Council of Olin Business School, the St. Louis Regional Business Council, the Wyman Center and Laumeier Sculpture Park. In 1997 and 2011, the Olin Business School and Washington University, respectively, honored Ken with their Distinguished Alumni Awards for outstanding professional achievement, public service and exceptional service to the university. Ken earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Washington University in 1966. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for three years.

Bill Gillula, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Bill joined CSI in 1984 as senior vice president and quickly progressed up the ranks to president and eventually to his current position as vice chairman and CEO. From 1973-1984, he worked at Mark Twain Bancshares as senior vice president and CFO, and was president of Mark Twain Leasing when he joined CSI. Bill received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University’s Olin School of Business in 1973. Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1969-1971.

Steve Hamilton,President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve joined CSI in 1983 as a corporate attorney before becoming general counsel in 1988. Beginning in 1999, he led CSI’s international expansion to Europe, Latin America, and Asia until becoming president and COO in 2008. Prior to CSI, Steve was an associate with law firm Susman, Schermer, Rimmel & Parker and a clerk to the Honorable George F. Gunn, Jr., on the Missouri Court of Appeals. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Business at the University of Missouri – St Louis, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1977. Steve also received a Juris Doctorate from Washington University in 1980.

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