Renee M. Piché – President
Renee M. Piché is President of Municipal Leasing Consultants. Founded in 1994, Municipal Leasing Consultants specializes in providing Lease Purchase Financing for all types of equipment and projects essential to local governments. Municipal Leasing Consultants has successfully negotiated and funded in excess of $1 billion in municipal leases throughout the United States. In addition, MLC has financed over $500 million in Energy Performance Projects with over 100 school districts and municipalities.
Ms. Piché has over 25 years experience in the tax-exempt municipal leasing industry. She began her career in municipal leasing in 1984 with Norstar Leasing Services in the newly formed Municipal Leasing Division of Norstar Bank. She continued to develop the product throughout the Fleet Bank acquisition until 1991. Subsequently, Ms. Piché joined KeyCorp Leasing, as Municipal Lease Manager, where she was responsible for establishing and implementing a municipal leasing product throughout the Bank nationwide.
Ms. Piché is a member of the Government Finance Officers’ Association, Association for Governmental Leasing and Finance, Association of School Business Officials, Association of Counties, Association of Fire Chiefs and Conference of Mayors, Chamber of Commerce and various other municipal and private organizations. As an industry specialist, Ms. Piché has also made presentations on the benefits of Tax Exempt Financing to various organizations including: New York Environmental Conservation Biomass Conference, Efficiency Vermont Energy Seminar, and New Hampshire Energy Performance Workshop.
MLC also assists municipalities in issuing requests for proposals and consults on energy projects. Municipal Leasing Consultants partners with Efficiency Vermont and works closely with NYSERDA, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative/Renewal Energy Trust, and NJ Clean Energy Fund.
Ms. Piché has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York College at Brockport and an Associate Degree from Herkimer County Community College.
Robin E. Gidney – Vice President
One of the key hallmarks of the MLC process is the smooth and efficient processing of projects. As VP of Operations, Ms. Gidney is responsible for maintaining our high level of client satisfaction by anticipating and quickly resolving any issues that might arise before and during the process.
Ms. Gidney oversees deals from start to finish, including offering cost-effective options, developing proposals, and closely coordinating with the municipality, investor, attorney, insurance company, and escrow bank. Ms. Gidney joined the MLC team in 1997, building on her senior management success at a leading business services company.
You may have noticed that Ms. Piché and Ms. Gidney look strikingly similar... in fact they are twin sisters!
The natural synergy they share is one of the many reasons for the continued success of the Company.