Bob Bell, United Funding LLC
Bob's introduction to the world of leasing began during his tenure as VP of Sales & Marketing for a computer integration company. In this role, he championed leasing as a strategic tool to boost sales. Later, he ventured into the corporate finance sector with a prominent NYSE-listed firm, specializing in the syndication of leasing limited partnerships. In 1993, Bob took the entrepreneurial leap, establishing his leasing brokerage firm, initially known as Independent Leasing Associates, which has since evolved into United Funding. Bob's dedication to his profession led to his election to the NAELB/AACFB Board in 2000. That same year, he achieved the prestigious CLP (currently CLFP) designation, a testament to his expertise and commitment. His leadership qualities shone through when he assumed the presidency of NAELB/AACFB in 2003. Additionally, Bob made significant contributions to industry education by co-authoring Broker 101 in 2007, a widely respected resource that served as a cornerstone of education at the Annual Conferences for many years.