Executive Team


Robert Metzen, President & CEO


Robert Metzen joined the Company in 1995 and has over 30 years of experience in the technology and leasing industries. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Metzen who is a Certified Public Accountant, held public accounting and leasing positions with Price Waterhouse and Harbor Capital Corporation. Mr. Metzen graduated from Loyola University, Chicago.


Steven Robb

Steven Robb, President - Solutions Group


With more than 25 years of experience in the IT and Networking arena, Steven Robb is the head of Solutions sales and principal customer liaison at LaSalle, creating an organization that prioritizes customer successes and creates the best and most innovative solutions for their business over the long run. Mr. Robb joined LaSalle as the Vice President and General Manager in 2004.

Mr. Robb oversees the vision of the Solutions Group that include the LaSalle’s Product Development, including LaSalle's highly praised product toolset LAMPSM, Professional Services and the Solutions Group Operations teams. Prior to joining the company, his positions included Sr. Vice President of Sales at Comdisco, Central Regional Sales Director for Westinghouse Communications and Fiberlink Communications. Mr. Robb is a graduate of Illinois State University with a B.S. degree in economics.


Edward Garcia, Chief Information Officer (CIO)


With more than 15 years working with LaSalle and 20 years of experience in developing technology infrastructures and managing networks, Garcia has played a key role in developing LaSalle’s internal technology processes and systems. This new role will enable him to further evolve LaSalle’s operations and customer experience.


Robert Zanchelli

Robert Zanchelli, Vice President Sales


Robert Zanchelli joined the company in 2006 and has over 30 years of experience with sales and sales management. Mr. Zanchelli is responsible for leasing sales. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zanchelli held VP of Sales positions with GBC and VeloBind, Inc. Prior to embarking on a career in sales, Mr. Zanchelli sailed as a deck officer on passenger ships and super tankers. Mr. Zanchelli is a graduate of NY State Maritime Academy.


David Hackman

David Hackman, Vice President


David Hackman joined the Company in 1986 and has over 30 years of experience in the technology and leasing industries. Mr. Hackman is responsible for business origination and lease structuring. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Hackman held various sales and marketing positions. Mr. Hackman graduated from Illinois State University.

Eric Tormoen

Eric Tormoen, Vice President


Eric Tormoen joined the Company in 1987 and has over 30 years experience in the technology and leasing industries. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Tormoen held various sales and leasing positions with technology companies including IBM, C.M.I. and Storage Technology Corporation. Mr. Tormoen graduated from the University of Colorado and received an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Charles Gately

Charles M. Gately, Chairman of the Board


Charles M. Gately founded LaSalle Solutions in 1980 and has over 30 years of experience in the technology leasing industry. Prior to forming the company, Mr. Gately held various sales and financial positions within high-tech organizations including Intel and Honeywell. Mr. Gately graduated from Middlebury College and received an MBA degree from Boston College.

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