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Kevin Bell

President
Renaissance Capital Alliance (RCA)

Kevin Bell is President and CEO of Renaissance Capital Alliance (RCA). He assumed this position in June 2017 after a 31-year career with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Chrysler). RCA is an equipment leasing company headquartered in Troy, Michigan. RCA leases material handling, construction, production, medical, and IT equipment. The company’s market area is the US, Mexico and Canada.
Mr. Bell’s corporate career with FCA included stints in Finance, Product Strategy and Purchasing. Bell is best known for being Senior Manager – Diversity Supplier Development at Chrysler Group LLC. His objective was to identify qualified minority and women owned businesses and determine where they would fit in Chrysler’s supplier base. Under Kevin’s leadership, Chrysler’s spending with minority companies increased from $1.4B to over 6.5B.
Mr. Bell’s community leadership interests are extensive, and include service as: Former Board Member of Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund, a scholarship program for at-risk African-American males; Former Board Member Detroit College Prep High School; Board Member and Treasurer of the Michigan Minority Supplier Diversity Council (MMSDC); Board Member and Vice Chair Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MHCC); Former Board Member and Treasurer of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC); Former Board Member and Treasurer Women’s Business Enterprise National Council – Great Lakes; Former Board Member of First Independence Bank, a Minority Owned bank Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.
Mr. Bell’s continued and impactful efforts in supplier diversity has earned him many awards.
Mr. Bell’s graduated with a BA in accounting and a MBA in Finance from Wayne State University.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Certified Procurement Manager.