Executive Team

Bill Gillula

Chairman
Bill joined CSI in 1984 as senior vice president and quickly progressed up the ranks to president and eventually to his current position as chairman. 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

Vice Chairman and Chief Executive 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. In 2016, he was named vice chairman and CEO. 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.

Arnaldo Rodriguez

President
Arnaldo joined CSI in 2002 as managing director of CSI Latina Financial, a holding company for CSI’s Latin American subsidiaries. In addition to serving as CSI Latina Financial’s president, he was promoted to president of CSI’s international division in 2009, overseeing subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. In 2016, he was named president, overseeing worldwide sales and marketing. Prior to CSI, Arnaldo was managing director at El Camino Resources de America Latina, Inc; associate director of lease finance at Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC); and an analyst in the Capital Markets Group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Arnaldo received a bachelor’s degree in business from Audrey Cohen College in 1992.

Martin Kardos

Managing Director, Central and Eastern Europe
Martin joined CSI Leasing in 2005 as an international management associate. In this position his main focus was on international operations and acquisitions. In 2007 he was promoted to managing director, Central and Eastern Europe overseeing the region’s expansion and results. He also co-manages our recently opened facility CSI Lifecycle Europe in Bratislava, Slovakia. Martin holds an MBA degree in international business from the University of Missouri- St. Louis where he graduated summa cum laude. He is currently a member of the American Chamber of Commerce and serves on its Business and Academic Committee.

Barry Naylor

International Controller
Barry joined CSI in 2000 as Managing Director of our UK subsidiary before being  promoted to European Director in 2008. In 2016 he was promoted to International Controller and maintains responsibility for credit underwriting in our European operations. Prior to joining CSI, Barry worked in commercial lending. He received a bachelor's degree with honours in history and economics from the University of Lancaster in 1986 and his Master of Business Administration specialising in financial services from Sheffield Hallam University in 1998.