Join us in networking and meeting with Entrepreneurs from Northeast Ohio and beyond.
5:00 - Networking
6:00 - Keynote Address by Harbey Kinzelberg '67, CEO and Founder of Sequel Capital, LLC.
6:45 - Panel of Entrepreneurs:
- Ed Aghajania, CEO EZ Brite;
- George "Jig" Warren III, Co-founder of Quaker Steak & Lube;
- Anne Anquillare, President and CEO of PEF Services.
8:00 - Dinner for Cornell Club Scholarship Fund (separate ticket)
$25 Tickets Available Here
About the Keynote Speaker Harvey Kinzelberg
Harvey Kinzelberg has been Founder and President of Sequel Capital LLC & Corporation since 1992. Mr. Kinzelberg continues a successful tradition in capital equipment leasing and financial services. Sequel specialized 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, through it's 7-year partner Resource Finance Company, provided working capital loans to independent sales organizations (ISO's) who sell credit-card processing services to merchants nations-wide. Sequel has also recently expanded to provide financing directly to such merchants in the merchant-processing cash advance space, with a close affiliation with Rapid Capital Funding.
In 1979 Kinzelberg founded Meridian Leasing Corporation. Under his twelve year leadership, Kinzelberg grew Meridian in more than $650 million in annual sales and a lease portfolio approaching $4 billion. Meridian grew to become the second largest independent computer equipment lessor in the United States. Prior to starting Meridian, Kinzelberg was a top salesman form 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.
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 & Arthur Andersen.