Lead Left Interview – Bob Jesenik

This week we speak with Bob Jesenik, CEO, Aequitas Capital. Aequitas provide access to private credit and equity capital along with industry-specific operational expertise in healthcare, education and financial services. The company is headquartered in OR with offices in NY, CA, FLA.

The Lead Left: Bob, tell our readers about your firm.

Bob Jesenik: Thanks, Randy. I co-founded Aequitas back in 1993 and we were probably ahead of our time then, as we were very focused on private credit and really helping middle market companies raise debt and equity capital. Specifically we were looking in areas that were not well served by in traditional banking solutions. Early on our roots were working in the commercial finance space, for example working with institutional investors like insurance companies to provide private credit to our clients. Fast forward,