Our History

Walden Asset Group has been in the leasing business since 1986, providing over a quarter century of profound expertise and insight in the financing and leasing industry. We are viewed by our clients as trusted advisors, providing strategic counsel and advice in addition to detailed transactional know-how to companies across the country. Finding the best solution for each leasing transaction takes experience, knowledge, flexibility, contacts, and the willingness to go the extra mile. There is no “one size fits all” solution, and we are always ready for any challenge.

Why Choose Walden?

We have been involved in financing nearly every type of asset imaginable under many deal scenarios, and have negotiated for over $700 million worth of corporate equipment in our leasing portfolio. We put our extensive experience to work for every client on every transaction, from lease origination to termination. We help explain and manage the risk involved. Leases can and often do go wrong, turning a great-looking deal into an expensive and time-consuming mess. A low bid may turn out to be the most expensive lease of all. It is our job to make sure that leases are structured so that there are no unpleasant surprises.

Our team has rare skill-sets in the industry, with expertise and degrees in business and law. Thus, we can handle all aspects of a lease transaction single-handedly: negotiating terms and conditions, finding lending sources, and approving the fine print. Walden’s “one-stop shopping” speeds up the transaction, cutting days off the time typically needed to negotiate and approve a deal (sales, legal, accounting, bankers). Walden has been known to finalize a master contract only hours after a single phone call, practically unheard of in an industry full of red tape and bureaucracy. Walden’s speed and flexibility work to your advantage. The quicker a transaction is finalized, the sooner you can be profiting from use of your equipment.

We also view educating clients about available leasing options as one of our functions. Instead of structuring a transaction based on your initial specifications, Walden Asset seeks to find out more about the reasons for acquiring the equipment, the amount of flexibility available, and other important factors that need to be considered in devising a workable solution. Walden Asset needs to ask the right questions in order to come up a lease that has the right balance of risk, flexibility, and creativity. A transaction that a client originally had in mind may bear little resemblance to the deal that is ultimately agreed upon.

We are interested in long-term partnerships with our clients, not one-time deals. Using our array of equipment, debt, and asset partners, our consistent goal is to provide the best financial solution that we find in the market.

Walden Management Team

David Burmon
David BurmonCEO
David Burmon is the co-founder and CEO of Walden Asset Group, LLC. David has been involved in the leasing industry for over 30 years with a speciality in structuring of creative solutions for clients. His portfolio of clients includes a variety of long-term Fortune 50 and Russell 2000 companies. A graduate of University of Massachusetts and Suffolk University Law School, David has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar for 32 years.

Married for 37 years with two grown children, David travels extensively and has been personally involved in organizations that work to protect wildlife, including Great Apes and Dolphins. He lives in suburban Boston and is an avid Red Sox fan and baseball historian.

Robert Kopp
Robert KoppPresident
Robert Kopp is the co-founder and President of Walden Asset Group, LLC. Prior to the formation of Walden in 1991, Bob worked as a Regional Vice President at Capital Associates International, Area Leasing Manager at Memorex Finance Company, and a Large System Marketing Representative at the IBM Corporation. His speciality has been in servicing long-term customer relationships with a number of Fortune 50 companies, many of which exceed 25 years in duration. Bob is a graduate of the University of Albany (New York) where he earned a BS in Business.

Currently residing in Jackson, Wyoming, Bob has continued his community involvement through serving on the boards of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation and the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, in addition to volunteering for the National Ski Patrol and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Our Clients

Walden works with a diverse range of US-based corporate clients with multiple leasing needs, including major Fortune 500 companies, publicly-traded Russell 2000 corporations, and private VC-backed startups. Many of our clients have been with us for more than a decade.

Our client profile generally meets these requirements:

  • Annual leasing volume of $1 million or more
  • Minimum transaction size of $50,000
  • Leases multiple types of equipment
  • Values a partnership with its leasing company