Background        Personnel        Careers     

Insight Financial Corporation was formed in 1991 to provide for the growing need to finance telecommunications and other high technology equipment for its clients. Since its inception, Insight has leased nearly $300 million of equipment to its customers.

Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, call centers, and manufacturing firms. One division of the Company, the Hospitality Finance Group, is dedicated to providing telecommunications equipment to the hospitality industry. Our hospitality clients include several of the largest chains, as well as many individually owned and operated hotels, motels and resorts.

Each employee of Insight Financial has an average 15 years experience in the high technology leasing industry. Through the technical ability of our staff including legal and accounting professionals, we will draft a lease that is right for your firm.

Insight Financial Corporation is a member of the United Association of Equipment Lessors (UAEL), and follows the Association's Code of Fair Business Practices, which advocates confidentiality regarding financial information, as well as proper disclosure of all relevant information regarding the terms and conditions of the lease.

 Paul E. Watkins     James S. Mulkey     Paul Huidobro     Maggie Bauer     
Paul E. Watkins
Paul Watkins is President of Insight Financial Corporation. He is a CPA with more than 25 years of diversified experience, with 15 in the equipment leasing industry.
Before founding Insight, Paul was Executive Vice President of the LINC Group, Inc. and was the Chief Operating Officer for Scientific Leasing, the largest independent firm in the nation specializing in health care equipment finance. Mr. Watkins raised over $500 million in debt and equity to support the expansion of the firm.
From 1982 and 1988, Mr. Watkins was Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration at Meridian Technology Leasing Corporation. At Meridian, he developed staff and installed procedural systems which enabled the company to grow rapidly while maintaining control of its assets. In addition, he was responsible for raising the capital necessary to finance Meridian's expansion from a small leasing enterprise to one of the largest computer lessors in the U.S.
From 1979 to 1982, Mr. Watkins was Director of Accounting for North American Car, the $300-million leasing, manufacturing and transportation services subsidiary of Tiger International. Earlier, Mr. Watkins practiced public accounting with both Touche Ross and Grant Thornton, International.
Mr. Watkins is a graduate of DePaul University's School of Commerce. He is a member of both the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Watkins enjoys skiing, hiking, and exploring new places. The father of five children, he is active in church and community activities.
James S. Mulkey
Vice President
Jim Mulkey is Vice President and heads the Tampa office for Insight Financial Corporation. His primary concentration is in financing telecommunications and networking equipment.
Mr. Mulkey's background includes over 20 years in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was employed as Vice President for LINC Scientific Leasing. Over the past 11 years, Jim has originated over $125 million of leasing transactions.
From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Mulkey was District Manager for HBE Leasing, where he successfully developed numerous vendor financing programs.
Between 1975 to 1981, Mr. Mulkey managed the real estate lending arm of General Electric Credit Corp. in the St. Louis area.
A graduate of the University of Missouri, he is an avid hockey fan of both the St. Louis Blues and the junior hockey teams in St. Louis. Golf is his primary recreation sport.
Paul Huidobro
Vice President
Mr. Huidobro's background includes 20 years in the leasing and commercial banking industries. Prior to joining Insight Financial Corporation he was employed as Vice President, Investment Manager for LINC Capital, Inc. where he provided financing for emerging growth businesses. Over the past five years, Paul has originated in excess of $75 million of lease transactions covering a broad mix of equipment.
From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Huidobro was Director, Commercial Finance for Newcourt Credit Group, where Paul was Vice President of Wholesale Finance. Working with third party intermediaries, he was successful in developing and funding volume in excess of $40 million.
From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Huidobro held various positions with LINC Scientific Leasing including Assest Management, Project Finance, Credit Analyst and Debt Placement Manager. Between 1982 and 1988, Mr. Huidobro served as Commercial Banking Representative of Lane Community Banks and Loan Review Specialist for Boulevard Bank.
A graduate of DePaul University with a BS in Finance and MBA, he is an enthusiastic hockey fan and player, as well as coach of his children's teams.
Maggie Bauer
Assistant Vice President, Lease Administration
Maggie Bauer joined Insight Financial as Assistant Vice President, Lease Administration in the Fall of 2001. Maggie has worked in the leasing industry for over 20 years, starting with CMI Corporation, in Troy, Michigan. Maggie moved to Chicago in the early 1990s to work for Comdisco, Inc. where she specialized in contract negotiation and documentation, both domestically and internationally.
Maggie earned a Liberal Arts degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and a paralegal certificate from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. Maggie lives with her husband and son in Chicago.
Deborah Rosales
Office Manager
Deborah Rosales joined Insight Financial in 1991. She has been an assistant to the Lease Administrator and has helped in various other office duties and has seen Insight meet its goals.
Ms. Rosales attended Ricks College. When she returned from Idaho, she worked for seven years for the Chicago Tokyo Bank located in downtown Chicago as a Costumer Account Representative. She is the mother of five children.

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