Paul Menzel has had a 45-year career of leading others to top performance. This interview will explore some of his learnings about emotional intelligence, developing himself, his team and creating a great organizational culture. Paul was President and CEO Umpqua Bank Equipment Leasing and Finance and recently retired. He joined Financial Pacific Leasing in 2008 after a 33-year career managing a small ticket leasing portfolio operation in Santa Barbara, California. Paul arranged the sale of Financial Pacific Leasing to Umpqua Bank in 2013, establishing a bank leasing subsidiary operating in all markets of the leasing industry. Umpqua has $22 Billion in assets and Financial Pacific Leasing has over $1.5 Billion in assets, which he helped grow from $250 million. Paul has an MBA in Business Management and was named “Leasing Person of the Year” by Leasing News in 2005. He helped develop the Certified Leasing and Finance Professional program.