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Senior Management

Steven Robbins, President & Founder

With over 25 years experience in negotiating, marketing,and administering financing and leasing transactions,Steve is responsible for the overall strategy of Tiger Leasing.He enjoys developing financing solutions that support the needsof growing companies, and providing customized service for individualclients on a daily basis.

As so often happens, when one's life's path seems to appear as if by accident, Steve began in the leasing business in the summer of 1979. As a summer project before graduate school, Steve was hired by a law firm to start a regional leasing trade association. Steve's "summer project" turned out to be the creation of the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors and Steve became its first Executive Director. Today, this association has members all across America and plays a vital role in servicing the needs of independent leasing companies throughout the country.

Fully committed to the benefits of leasing as an innovative andflexible financing solution, Steve next became an officer ofFirst Interstate Bank of California before beginning asuccessful 18-year run as Vice President-Sales for WascoFunding Corp. During his tenure at Wasco, now owned by Citigroup,Steve closed over 8,000 individual transactions totaling inexcess of $250 million. Through these experiences,Steve has seen and developed almost every conceivabletype of leasing transaction and specializes in customizingeach transaction to support every customer's unique path of growth.

Steve has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from GeorgeWashington University. Steve enjoys competing in Triathlons and open water long distance swimming. You can e-mail Steve atsrobbins@tigerleasing.comor call him directly at (212) 791-2250 ext. 627.

Michael Vine, Director of Finance

Mike Vine has over 20 years experience in financial management. As a Certified Public Accountant, he is a welcome addition to Tiger, managing all administrative and cash management functions within the Company.

Mike was the Controller, Treasurer, and Director of Taxation for Convest Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas production company. He then became Vice President-Finance and Treasurer for privately owned Cardinal Resources, and was responsible for all financial reporting and budgeting, as well as supervising an annual audit conducted by a Big Five accounting firm.

Mike holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and earned his MBA from Houston Baptist University. Mike is very active in his Manhattan neighborhood as past President of Congregation Beth Simchat Torah. You can e-mail Mike at or call him directly at (212) 791-2250 ext. 625.



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