Jason Alpert

Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

No biography specified

Tony Andre

Managing Shareholder
Andre Law Firm P.A.

Tony Andre, Esq. is the principal shareholder of Andre Law. Mr. Andre has honed his skills at the finest regional and national law firms and possesses a varied and dynamic legal background ranging from transactional matters to sophisticated commercial and financial institution litigation. He has represented institutional clients and investors in transactions and litigation and has also represented those same clients in various capacities (including plaintiff, defendant, and neutral third party). Mr. Andre’s representative matters include the representation of a leading national bank in the district court for the Southern District of Florida in litigation involving a judgment cred ... (view full description)

Joseph Arie

Sr. VP & Managing Director

Mr. Arie is a seasoned banker of over 30 years. During his tenure in the banking industry, Mr. Arie has held executive management positions in all areas of running a bank. He has been a "keynote speaker" at several Banking conferences speaking on the subject of Business Banking and Small Business Lending. In 1994 he received the US Small Business Administration's (Columbus, Ohio) Financial Advocate of the Year Award. In 1995, President Clinton appointed Mr. Arie to be 1 of 80 Presidential Delegates at the White House Conference on Small Business. From 1995 to 2005 Mr. Arie was on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, NAGGL (the national trade as ... (view full description)

Diana Asatryan


Diana Asatryan is a reporter at Debtwire, where she covers marketplace lending and financial technology broadly. Prior to recently joining Debtwire, Diana worked as a deputy editor at Bank Innovation.

She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Brian Bailey

Subject Matter Expert, CRE
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Brian Bailey is the Subject Matter Expert in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Brian is responsible for thought leadership in commercial real estate and providing guidance on valuation issues. Brian has extensive experience with commercial real estate valuation, transaction, development, and financial issues. Brian's experience spans both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Brian was employed by the private equity firm Tavistock Group to oversee real estate finance and acquisitions. He was responsible for valuation, directing due diligence and financial modeling operations, which included assessin ... (view full description)

Dennis Bedley

Chairman & CEO
Legacy Bank of Florida

Legacy Bank of Florida, founded in 2006, is a locally owned and managed community bank with offices in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Delray Beach and Pompano. The Bank specializes in business and professional banking, including commercial loan and deposit products, and a full line of retail and corporate cash management products. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is Dennis G. Bedley. Mr. Bedley was formerly President and CEO of Southern Community Bank of South Florida in Boca Raton, Florida from April 2000 until the merger of Southern Community Bancorp with First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc. out of Naples, Florida. The merger was announced in March ... (view full description)

Edgar Bermudez

Vice President
Wells Fargo Bank

No biography specified

Andrew Bolnick

Andrew Bolnick & Associates

Andrew J. Bolnick is one of the most experienced and respected receivers in the country with over 37 years of experience working across the commercial real estate spectrum including office buildings, retail centers, hotels, marinas, golf courses and multi-family residential properties. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts, investment funds and others. Andrew has served on numerous foreclosures involving Bank Groups or syndication loans. Since 1981 Andrew has been at the forefront of the development of receivership law, offering the experience and ability to resolve the most complex and troubled real estate problems.  Andrew has served ... (view full description)

David Bradshaw

Tranzon Driggers

A former banker who understands personalized, professional service, David specializes in timely solutions for sellers. Since joining the Tranzon Driggers team in 2011, David has been involved in the strategy and sale of over 1,800 properties including commercial, multi-family, developments, acreage, residential, and many special use projects. Licensed as a Florida real estate broker since 2005, David earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Banking program. David has been awarded the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) designation, which is considered the preeminent designation offered to th ... (view full description)

Mikki Canton

Founder and Global Affairs Counsel
AsiaAmericana International LLC

Mikki Canton is a respected long-time public law, international and corporate attorney. Well known for her professional vision and extensive achievements and noteworthy service at a global law firm and as managing partner of a major Florida law firm, she works extensively in the international affairs arena with emphasis on Asia-Latin America strategic partnerships. Mikki is the architect and founder of the City of Miami EB-5 Regional Center,The City of Miami Office of International Business Development and AsiaAmericana International LLC. She has a major history of civic and professional engagement and is the recipient of exceptional recognitions in the legal profession. Appointed by two ... (view full description)

Mike Carey

Vice President/Auctioneer
Tranzon Auction Properties

As Tranzon Auction Properties’ Senior Vice President of Sales I work with real estate owners, lenders, attorneys and other professionals. I provide timely real estate sale solutions. It’s that simple.After high school, I did some aptitude testing to help find some direction. After multiple days of testing I sat down with the counselor who said, “You rank high in ideaphoria, analytical reasoning, and memory for design.” I asked, “Can you give me a one sentence answer to: What should I do?” She said “Sell big things.” Here I am today.Since joining Tranzon in the mid-2000’s I’ve sold over $200 Million in real estate. I’ve conducted sales thr ... (view full description)

Nicholas Carr

Foundation FinLit

As the founder and president of Foundation FinLit, Nick helps shed light on everything finance, to both small & mid-size foundations, as well as underserved families and individuals.  The public 501 (c)(3) foundation is a resource for individuals and institutions to receive custom financial research and education.  Nick has also created and taught undergraduate Behavioral Finance courses, and has numerous research publications and awards, including the Financial Planning Association’s research of the year in 2014 for his work in behavioral finance.  He has incorporated this research into his wealth management practice, where he and his team create wealth management strategies to meet the ... (view full description)

Cam Childs

SVP, Asset Acquisitions
Directed Capital

Cam Childs serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Acquisitions for Directed Capital. Directed Capital is an opportunistic finance firm that strategically acquires or originates commercial mortgage debt. Directed Capital is focused on distressed or special situations and has acquired assets with loan balances in excess of $1.25 billion since inception in 2001.   Mr. Childs joined Directed Capital in 2008 and has experience across the business platform including acquisitions, asset management, capital formation and financial reporting. In his current role, Mr. Childs oversees asset acquisitions activity including deal sourcing, underwriting, valuation and execution. He has participate ... (view full description)

Orlando Collazo

1st Vice President, Credit Manager
International Finance Bank

No biography specified

Laura Conrad

Managing Attorney & Vice President
Padgett Law Group

No biography specified

Donald Deans

Managing Director & CPA/PFS
Deans Consulting, LLC

Don has supported individual and corporate clients as a CPA for more than 40 years and as a registered representative for 18 years. Don has his BSIR and MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.   He began his career at Haskin & Sells in 1974 and was a partner at Deloitte Haskins & Sells from 1985-1990. In 1996, Don joined the financial services sector and he holds FINRA licenses 6, 7, 63, 65 and 24.   Don is a nationally recognized and much sought after speaker, published author, and thought leader in the accounting and finance communities. Don’s articles are published on The DI Wire at www.thediwire.com.  His guidance has been sought out by t ... (view full description)

Carlos Delgado

1st Vice President
International Finance Bank

Mr. Delgado is the 1st Vice President Special Assets Manager, at International Finance Bank. He began his career in collections in the late 1980’s and has been instrumental in guiding two institutions through the turmoil of Consent Order’s during the last three decades.  His most notable achievement was during his tenure as the Senior Vice President Head of Special Assets and OREO Department at US Century Bank. Mr. Delgado implemented new and effective policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the regulatory bodies. He successfully oversaw and managed a portfolio of a total inflow of Substandard Debt in excess of $600MM and significantly reduced the portfolio by over $300MM within th ... (view full description)

Patrick Dignan

Executive Vice President
Northeast Bank

No biography specified

Francisco Escalante

General Counsel, Asset Acquisitions
Sure Equity

Frank is General Counsel for Sure Equity LLC, a private equity firm focused on acquiring commercial real estate debt and under-performing properties.  We help leading financial institutions unlock the value from their non-performing and sub-performing assets.  Frank is a seasoned bank attorney who brings a wealth of workout experience.  He was in house attorney for Ocean Bank in Miami as well as Regional Counsel/Senior Credit Manager for First Citizens Bank managing a team which oversaw all the Bank’s FDIC loss share acquisitions in Florida.   During his time with Sure Equity and First Citizens Bank, he oversaw hundreds of workouts, approved troubled debt restructures, maintained credit auth ... (view full description)

James Fried

Sandstone Realty Advisors

Jim Fried is a Miami based real estate business person. He works closely with families to define and implement their real estate strategies. He has closed over $2BB in real estate transactions. His expertise is creating relationships between families and Real Estate Operating Companies. Jim helps these groups design and implement customized capital solutions by  using flexible capital structures. With Jim - it's all about the family and its goals. 

Terri Gumula

Vice President
Citi Community Capital

Ms. Gumula is an accomplished real estate professional with comprehensive experience in all aspects of commercial properties including loan workouts, acquisitions, financing, receiverships and asset management. Her experience includes office, industrial, retail, multi-family, affordable housing, hotel, medical office, telecommunications facilities, etc. She is currently with Citigroup's Citi Community Capital division where she is responsible for loan workouts and dispositions of mostly affordable housing within the firm's CRA mandate. Prior to that she was with Real Estate Capital Partners where she acquired over 2 million square feet of institutional quality US real estate on behalf of f ... (view full description)

Ben H. Harris, III

Jones Walker LLP

Ben Harris is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Mobile office. His practice includes complex civil litigation, securities litigation, and litigation involving financial institutions, and he represents financial institutions in lender liability actions, suits to enforce creditors' rights, and in suits relating to operational matters. Mr. Harris also represents troubled financial institutions and their officers and directors across the country. Recently, Mr. Harris obtained successful jury verdicts in complex, multi-million-dollar cases in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and in t ... (view full description)

Mark Healy

Moecker & Associates

MARK C. HEALY Mr. Healy is an Executive Vice President and Partner with Michael Moecker & Associates Inc. (MMA), one of the leading insolvency firms in Florida.  Prior to joining MMA in 2009 Mr. Healy was in commercial banking for 16 years and was also a CFO for a residential developer and golf course management company.  Mr. Healy has worked on multiple insolvency cases in the state of Florida over the past six years.   He has been appointed in state and federal court as a receiver, assignee, chapter 11 trustee, liquidation agent, chief restructuring officer, special master, distribution agent and manager.  These assignments have involved a broad range of industri ... (view full description)

Jonathan Horowitz

Director - Asset Management
Rialto Capital Management

No biography specified

Mark Iammartino

Managing Director

Mark T. Iammartino, CPA, is a Managing Director at MorrisAnderson. In 2014, he was honored as one of M&A Advisor's 40 Under 40 Award recipients. He has over 15 years of consulting experience in corporate turnaround management and restructuring services, credit analysis and due diligence.Services Mark provides financial and operational advice to underperforming and distressed companies to help facilitate corporate turnarounds and restructurings both out-of-court and through bankruptcy proceedings. Services include interim management, evaluating business plans, exploring strategic options such as corporate sale or refinancing, developing financial and cas ... (view full description)

David Kerstein

Investment Manager & Legal Counsel
Bentham IMF

David J. Kerstein is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel with Bentham IMF’s New York office.  Dave acts as a resource for companies and individuals seeking to mitigate risk or achieve their business objectives with non-recourse funding of commercial lawsuits.  He also helps law firms use portfolios of litigation as collateral for financing. Prior to joining Bentham, Dave spent fifteen years as a complex commercial litigator, most of that time in the New York office of Gibson Dunn.  Dave represented clients in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels in a variety of matters across the United States and internationally in cases involving breach of contract, fraud ... (view full description)

Alan Leavitt

Managing Member
Lane Capital Partners LLC

Alan Leavitt founded Lane Capital Partners in 2008 and currently oversees all aspects of loan acquisitions, due diligence, deal execution, and portfolio management. Prior to founding Lane Capital, Alan co-founded Rossrock, LLC in 1992 and served as a Managing Member until 2008. For the past two decades, Alan handled the acquisition, asset management, and service for an excess of $1 billion in face value of sub-performing, non-performing, and performing mortgages. Alan is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the City University of New York.

Buddy Lee

Director, Business Development
John Dixon & Associates, Inc.

About William (Buddy) Lee, CAI: Buddy has nearly 20 years of auction experience and has been involved in selling both real and personal property. A graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering, Buddy was voted "Most Likely to Succeed." He also has extensive knowledge in the fields of marketing, real estate law and real estate development. Buddy is a graduate of Georgia State University with a BBA in real estate. He a past president and chairman of the board for the Georgia Auctioneers Association. Buddy holds the coveted Certified Auctioneer Institute designation. His primary focus is business development with financial and corporate institutions.About ... (view full description)

Jim Lightburn

Senior Managing Director
Gordon Brothers

Jim Lightburn works with clients to design and implement comprehensive, global solutions across a broad spectrum of the commercial and industrial segments. Specific asset classes include inventory, machinery and equipment, intellectual properties and accounts receivable. Jim has managed many of Gordon Brothers’ larger commercial & industrial engagements and restructurings. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers in 2000, Jim worked at K&G Mensmart, a division of Men’s Wearhouse. Jim holds a BS from Babson College, where he majored in management/entrepreneurial studies with a concentration in finance/accounting.   He has experience in a variety of sectors, including: aerospace &a ... (view full description)

Jack McCabe

McCabe Research and Consulting

Jack serves as CEO and Managing Partner of the companies he founded in 2002.  McCabe Research & Consulting (www.mccaberesearch.com ) is a real estate and economic advisory and consulting firm with a diverse clientele of single and multifamily developers, investment banks, hedge funds, REIT’s, mortgage lenders, attorneys, brokers, appraisers, and other commercial real estate affiliates.   The Company performs total market, micro-research reports as well as market feasibility studies, and provides expert advisory services on a variety of residential and mixed use developments in the southeastern United States. Mr. McCabe also performs real estate expert witness services for lar ... (view full description)

Michael Nanosky

Janus Hotels & Resorts

Mr. Nanosky has over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of the hospitality industry. After joining Beck Hospitality as a partner and President of Hotel Operations in 1989, he quickly developed the company into a top 20 hotel management company, successfully managing over 200 properties for the RTC and various lending institutions and servicers. Later, he was instrumental in the successful reverse merger of Beck Hospitality and Janus Hotels & Resorts, Inc. He has, either personally or as president of Janus, served as a court-appointed receiver in over fifty cases and has served as an expert witness for many institutional investors and lending institutions. Mr. Nanosky also leads Janu ... (view full description)

Keith Owens

National Asset Recovery Specialist
Machinery Max, Inc.

Keith Owens Consultant and National Asset Recovery Specialist for “Machinery Max” an industrial equipment auction company, that specializes in industrial equipment auctions, appraisals, recovery, acquisitions, and maximizing clients return on no longer required assets.  Keith joined the Machinery Max team on April 1, 2017, to help maintain, develop, and increase their presence in the financial industry, due to his experience, and expertise as a recovery specialist, and consultant.  His primary responsibility is to work with the company’s financial clients/asset managers to help them appraise, manage, recover, auction, and minimize secured asset loses, while maximizing their profitability of ... (view full description)

Alexi Panagiotakopoulos

Managing Director
SMS Financial, LLC

Alexi Panagiotakopoulos is the Managing Director of Strategic Initiatives at SMS Financial. SMS, founded in 1993, is an opportunistic firm specializing in the acquisition, recovery and servicing of performing and non-performing debt. We are buyers across all commercial and consumer asset classes (secured and unsecured), including judgments, deficiencies and charge offs along with your standard CRE and business asset loans, as well as special use assets. SMS transacts via portfolio and single asset loan acquisitions from various financial institutions and the FDIC. SMS is also one of four companies in the nation chosen as a Joint Venture Partner of the FDIC to workout judgments, deficiencies ... (view full description)

James Paul

Director of Receiverships
ALPS Group Corporate

ALPS Group specializes in State and Federal Receivership, Property Management, Construction & Remediation and Real Estate Sales. ALPS Group services are provided nationwide.   Service types include but not limited to: Retail, malls, golf courses, mobile home parks, residential and mixed use developments, single and multi-family, gas stations, car washes, storage facilities, medical facilities, hotels/motels, restaurants, mid-rise buildings, condominiums, daycares, industrial parks, warehouses, office parks, churches, equestrian facilities, OEM/manufacturing buildings, and construction sites. ALPS Group provides a wide range of cost-effective services, including as ... (view full description)

Brian Phillips

Managing Director
Amherst Consulting

Brian Phillips is a Managing Director in the firm’s restructuring advisory practice. With over 20 years of experience in both the private sector and public accounting, including 11 years as an advisor, he has amassed diverse experience in a wide range of industries. Specializing in turnaround and crisis management, profit enhancement and debt restructuring, he has represented debtors, creditors and customers including automotive supply, manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, government, technology, and service industries.   Mr. Phillips has served as interim CFO for publicly traded and private companies and also has provided clients with bankruptcy-related services and non-bankru ... (view full description)

Daniel Pische

Senior Vice President
First American Bank

Daniel Pische is a Senior Vice President with First American Bank and has been with the Company since 2005. Daniel oversees First American Bank’s SBA product line as well as their lending team in South Florida and serves as the Bank’s Special Asset Manager. As an active lender with delegated authority under all of the SBA’s programs, Daniel and his team were awarded the SBA’s Export Lender of the Year in 2017.   A native of Chicago, Daniel relocated his family to South Florida in 2016 to assist with First American Bank’s growth in the market. First American Bank has been lending in South Florida for over 15 years with a focus on Trade Finance and Asset Based Lending relationships ... (view full description)

John Rickert

Principal & Executive Managing Director
SVN - RICORE Investment Management, Inc.

John Rickert, CCIM, founded SVN|RICORE Investment Management, Inc. in 2001. John's real estate background includes extensive involvement in distressed real estate including serving as a Court Appointed Receiver, completing debt restructuring, property repositioning, underwriting, leasing and investment sales.  Through John's leadership and industry commitment, SVN|RICORE's 48 professionals provide lease listing, investment disposition, property management and maintenance and construction management services for over 250 assets, more than 1,050 tenants and 21 primarily institutional clients throughout the United States. SVN|RICORE's wholly owned construction company, G ... (view full description)

Kenneth Charles Rietz

1st VP, Special Assets
Valley National Bank

No biography specified

Shaib Rios

Senior Associate
Brock & Scott, PLLC

Shaib is a Senior Associate in Brock & Scott’s Fort Lauderdale office, specializing in appellate practice.  Shaib is a former judicial law clerk, having served for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, FL.  Thereafter she focused her practice on criminal, civil, and administrative appeals, as well as litigation support.  Shaib heads up the Appellate Division at Brock & Scott, where in addition to handling appeals, her role includes servicing as internal litigation support to firm attorneys in the various practice areas.  Shaib also handles general commercial litigation, including non-routine residential foreclosure litigation.

Juan Robayo

Managing Director
Stabilis Capital Management, LP

No biography specified

Lyndsay Rowland

Starfield & Smith, P.C.

Ms. Rowland has extensive experience representing banks, equipment finance companies and other lending institutions with workouts, restructuring, litigation, bankruptcy and foreclosures related to their commercial loan portfolios.  Additionally, since joining Starfield & Smith, P.C., Ms. Rowland has developed a specialty practice in workouts and liquidations of SBA guaranteed loans.  Ms. Rowland is admitted to practice before the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.  She is a member of the NAGGL as well as the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) – Phi ... (view full description)

Maura Sadovi

Reporter | Assistant Editor
Debtwire ABS

Maura Webber Sadovi is a senior reporter and assistant editor at Debtwire ABS, where she specializes in commercial real estate finance and CMBS. Sadovi previously wrote the Deal of the Week column for The Wall Street Journal and has written for Bloomberg and The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Brad Salzer

Redstone Funding LLC

As a thirty year real estate professional, Mr. Salzer has focused on the acquisition and servicing of commercial real estate loans since 1991. Having acquired over $500,000,000 in whole-loans either individually or in pools, Mr. Salzer has a proven track record in the resolution of distressed mortgage debt. Mr. Salzer has participated as a buyer of RTC, FDIC and conventional bank assets as well those of private and institutional lenders. In addition to the most common property types, collateral has included golf courses, marinas, churches and a multitude of special-use facilities throughout the continental United States. His strong foundation in the development of real property including, of ... (view full description)

Leslie Sharpe

In House Counsel
Rialto Capital Advisors

Leslie Sharpe is In-House Counsel for Rialto Capital Management, LLC where she manages the litigation and licensing for its asset management and real estate groups. Prior thereto, Leslie was the Senior Litigation Counsel for Lennar Corporation and responsible for managing Lennar's litigation profile on the United States east coast. Leslie was also the Associate General Counsel for Levitt Corporation (nka Woodbridge Holdings Corporation) and an associate at Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, PL (nka Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, PL). She attended the University of Florida (J.D., magna cum laude 2003, Student Honor Court Chancellor 2002-2003, Florida Blue Key President Fall ... (view full description)

James Shevlin

Managing Director

Jim Shevlin joined CWCapital in May 2016 and is currently a Managing Director responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the Real Estate Dispositions (REDS) team, RealINSIGHT, RealINSIGHT Marketplace, capital placement, surveillance and working with the acquisition team. From 2006 to 2016, he led the CMBS B-Piece program for American Capital including asset selection and removal. He managed over 1,000 specially serviced assets and consent requests, working with owners, brokers, appraisers, property condition surveyors and environmental firms to achieve positive outcomes for each asset. Over a 5-year period from 2011 to 2016, he successfully managed a portfolio of assets a ... (view full description)

Marshall Sklar

Florida’s Best Realty Services, LLC

Marshall Sklar was born and raised in Hewlett, New York and later moved to Boca Raton, Florida where he graduated from Florida Atlantic University.  Since childhood, Marshall has been a master of staying focused on a goal, accomplishing it and in doing so, making a  lasting positive impact on those around him.  It was in his freshman year of college that he discovered his interest in real estate investing.  While in school, Marshall co-founded numerous real estate related businesses including an off campus housing website which is the foundation of his career.  This venture would eventually become one of the leading sources for off campus housing solutions in South Florida and was aw ... (view full description)

Ethan Smith

Starfield & Smith, P.C.

Ethan W. Smith is a partner in the law firm of Starfield & Smith, P.C., where his areas of practice focus on government guaranteed lending, commercial lending, banking, real estate and commercial law. Ethan has closed thousands of government guaranteed loans on behalf of his lender clients, assists lenders nationwide with SBA guaranty purchase issues and has been retained as an expert witness on SBA related litigation matters. Ethan is a licensed title insurance agent for Chicago Title and Fidelity National Title in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is a member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) and is a frequ ... (view full description)

Michael Tozzi

Senior Asset Manager
Ocwen Financial Corporation

Prior to rejoining Ocwen in January of 2010, Mike was a loan officer with Red Capital Group for three years and MMA Financial for four years and originated over $400 million in loan and equity financing involving market rate, students, senior and affordable housing properties. He also has prior associations with Ocwen Federal Bank (1997 to 2002), Fannie Mae, and Equitable Real Estate.  He has over 30 years of commercial real estate experience (almost exclusively in multi-family activities since 1992) ranging from origination, asset management, disposition, and workout activities.  Mike has a B.S. in Accounting from St. Peter’s College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University.

Mark Welch

Morris Anderson

Mark J. Welch is a Principal & Shareholder at MorrisAnderson and was named a 2011 “Person to Watch” by The Deal. He is a senior financial executive and management consultant who has led numerous turnaround, crisis management, recovery and bankruptcy assignments.Services Mark has held interim-management positions as a CFO, CRO, Controller and Financial Advisor with underperforming and bankrupt companies, and has optimized recoveries in liquidations, receivership, and bankruptcy sales. He has specific expertise in bankruptcy, forensic accounting, cost reduction, asset recovery, restructuring plans and liquidation. He has also testified in state and federal cour ... (view full description)

Michael Williamson

Chief Judge
United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District FL

Judge Michael G. Williamson is Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida -- one of the largest districts in the United States with courthouses in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Ft. Myers and approximately 31,000 pending cases. He currently serves as Co-Author of West’s Bankruptcy Law Manual and formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law teaching Bankruptcy Law.   Judge Williamson graduated from Duke University in 1973 and from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He began his bankruptcy practice serving as a Chapter 7 panel trustee from 1977 to 1979. Thereafter, in the following 20 years, he repr ... (view full description)

Andrew Yanez

VP, Portfolio Manager
International Finance Bank

No biography specified
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Our Privacy Commitments

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and Institutional Investor Inc. (together "we") respect the privacy of every person who visits, registers with or subscribes to our websites and online publications ("you"), and are committed to ensuring a safe online experience.
This Privacy Statement outlines the information we may collect about you in relation to your use of our websites and related publications and services ("personal data") and how we may use that personal data. It also outlines the methods by which we and our service providers may (subject to necessary consents) monitor your online behaviour in order to deliver customised advertisements and marketing materials and other tailored services. This Privacy Statement also tells you how you can verify the accuracy of your personal data and how you can request that we delete or update it.

This Privacy Statement applies to all websites operated by us (as indicated on the relevant website) ("Sites"). For the purpose of this Privacy Statement "group company" shall mean Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and any of its subsidiary companies, including, without limitation, Institutional Investor Inc. Please note that the Sites may contain links to external sites and may contain advertisements for, and/or the opportunity for you to purchase products or services from third parties. This privacy statement does not cover the activities of such third parties, and you should consult those third party sites' privacy policies for information on how your data is used by them.
By accessing and using the Sites you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Information about us

Our principal business activities are:

  • Business-to-Business Financial Publishing. We provide a range of products and services focused on international finance, metals, commodities, telecoms and emerging markets including magazines, newsletters, electronic information and data
  • Organisers of Seminars, Conferences, Training Courses and Exhibitions for the financial markets industry

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc Company Address:

Nestor House,
Playhouse Yard,
London EC4V 5EX
United Kingdom

Institutional Investor, Inc. Company Address:

1120 Ave of the Americas, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036

Name of the Data Controller

The Data Controllers are Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc.
Euromoney Institutional Investor plc is subject to the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and is registered in the UK with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Collection of Personal Data

Our primary goal in collecting personal data from you is to give you an enjoyable customised experience whilst allowing us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs.

We collect certain personal data from you, which you give to us when using our Sites and/or registering or subscribing for our products and services. However, we also give you the option to access our Sites' home pages without subscribing or registering or disclosing your personal data.

We also collect certain personal data from other group companies to whom you have given information through their websites (including, by way of example, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc and Institutional Investor Inc, in accordance with the purposes listed below).
Please note that we do not intend to collect any personal data from children under thirteen years of age and no child under thirteen should submit any personal data to any of the Sites. Should we discover that any such personal data has been delivered to any of the Sites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

Types of Personal Data Held and its Use

  1. Customer Services and Administration

At some Sites, Euromoney collects personal data such as your name, job title, work and/or home address, and telephone number and email address in order to register you for access to certain content and subscriptions. This information may be supplemented with demographic information from your use of our Sites such as your postal area, age, gender, purchasing preferences and interests.

At other Sites, Euromoney may only collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.

This information is used to administer and deliver to you the products and/or services you have requested, to operate our Sites efficiently and improve our service to you, and to retain records of our business transactions and communications. By using the Sites and submitting personal information through the registration process you are agreeing that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business, which shall include (without limitation) the purposes described below in paragraphs 2 and 3.

  1. Monitoring use of our Sites

Where, as part of our Site services, we enable you to post information or materials on our Site, we may access and monitor any information which you upload or input, including in any password-protected sections. Subject to any necessary consents, we also monitor and/or record the different Sites you visit and actions taken on those Sites, e.g. content viewed or searched for. If you are a registered user (e.g. a subscriber or taking a trial), when you log on, this places a cookie on your machine. This enables your access to content and services that are not publicly available. Once you are logged on, the actions you take - for example, viewing an article - will be recorded (subject to any necessary consents). We may use technology or a service provider to do this for us. This information may be used for one or more of the following purposes:

    • to fulfil our obligations to you;
    • to improve the efficiency, quality and design of our Sites and services;
    • to see which articles, features and services are most read and used
    • to track compliance with our terms and conditions of use, e.g. to ensure that you are acting within the scope of your user licence;
    • for marketing purposes (subject to your rights to opt-in and opt-out of receiving certain marketing communications) - see paragraph 3 below;
    • for advertising purposes, although the information used for these purposes does not identify you personally. Please see paragraph 5 below for more details;
    • to protect or comply with our legal rights and obligations; and
    • to enable our journalists to contact and interact with you online in connection with any content you may post to our Sites.

Please see paragraph 5 below for more information on cookies and similar technologies and a link to a page where you can turn them on or off.

  1. Marketing:

Some of your personal data collected under paragraphs 1 and 2 above may be used by us and/or our other group companies and third party service providers to contact you by email, fax, telephone and/or post for sending information or promotional material on our products and/or services and/or those of our other group companies.
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving marketing communications and will in certain circumstances need to obtain your consent before sending such communications to you. Further detail can be found on the applicable Site and in each marketing communication sent by us, our group companies or service providers. See also "Consents and opt-outs" section below.

  1. Trading in Personal Data:

Some of your personal data may be collected and processed with the intention of selling it to other organisations, but this will not be done unless you have given your consent (separately to this privacy statement).

  1. Cookies and similar technologies

All our Sites use cookies and similar technical tools to collect information about your access to the Site and the services we provide.

Cookies are pieces of information which include a unique reference code that a website transfers to your device to store and sometimes track information about you. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your web session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie.

We may use cookies to:

  • remember that you have used the Site before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive to different parts of the Site. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get and make sure that the Site runs fast enough;
  • remember your login session so you can move from one page to another within the Site;
  • store your preferences or your user name and password so that you do not need to input these every time you visit the Site;
  • customise elements of the layout and/or content of the pages of Site for you;
  • record activity on our Sites so that we understand how you use our Sites enabling us to better tailor our content, services and marketing to your needs;
  • collect statistical information about how you use the Site so that we can improve the Site; and
  • gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to place interest-based advertisements on the Site which it is believed will be relevant to your market segment. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.co.uk. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Some of the cookies used by our Sites are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services (such as interest based advertising directed at your market segment) on our behalf.

To see a list of the cookies and similar technologies used on this Site and instructions on how to turn them on and off click here. (Please email us at cookies@euromoneyplc.com if you have any queries about cookies)

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies in general by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note however, that by blocking, deleting or turning off cookies used on the Site you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.

Email tracking: So that we can better understand our users' needs, we track responses to our emails - for example, to see which links are the most popular in newsletters, and to log and follow up responses to our marketing messages. To do this, we use pixel GIFs, also known as "pixel tags" - these are small image files that are placed within the body of our email messages. They enable us to tell if a message has been opened and to track click-throughs on links within the message.
Any other purposes for which Euromoney wishes to use your personal data will be notified to you and your personal data will not be used for any such purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

Consents and opt-outs

You can give your consent to or opt out of particular uses of your data as indicated above by:

  • Indicating at the point on the relevant Site where personal data is collected;
  • Informing us by email, post or phone; or
  • Updating your preferences on the applicable Site;

For turning cookies and similar technologies on and off, see the information in paragraph 5 above.


Information collected at one Site may be shared between Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Institutional Investor Inc. and other group companies for the purposes listed above.

Your personal data may also be sold to other companies in the form of lists and directories, but only after permission from you in accordance with the provisions above.

We may also disclose your personal data to other third parties, including, without limitation, professional advisers, or governmental or State institutions or regulatory authorities, where necessary in order to exercise or defend legal rights or where required by law.

We may transfer, sell or assign any of the information described in this policy to third parties as a result of a sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, transfer of assets or reorganisation of our business.

Public forums, message boards and blogs

Some of our Sites make message boards, blogs or other facilities for user generated content available and users can participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Transfers outside the EEA

Services on the Internet are accessible globally so collection and transmission of personal data is not always limited to one country. Euromoney Institutional Investor plc may transfer your personal data, for the purposes listed above, to other group companies, service providers or other third parties which may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area, whose laws may not give the level of protection to personal data as within the UK. This will include transfers to Institutional Investor Inc. in the US (and Institutional Investor Inc. will collect some data directly from you, in relation to the Sites which it operates) and to third parties who provide us with email and marketing services. Where we conduct any transfers we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Confidentiality and Security of Your Personal Data

We are committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features described above to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorised access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorised modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for us.

We also give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us personal data identifiers, such as credit card details and bank account number.

How to Access, Update and Erase your Personal Information

If you wish to know whether we are keeping personal data about you, or if you have an enquiry about our privacy policy or your personal data held by us, in relation to any of the Sites, you can contact the Data Protection Officer via:

  • Postal mail to this address: Data Protection Officer, Euromoney Institutional Investor plc, Nestor House, Playhouse Yard, London EC4V 5EX, UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7779 8600
  • Email: dataprotectionofficer@euromoneyplc.com

Upon request, we will provide you with a readable copy of the personal data which we keep about you. We may require proof of your identity and may charge a small fee (not exceeding the statutory maximum fee that can be charged) to cover administration and postage.

Euromoney allows you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate in accordance with applicable laws, you may have your personal information:

  • erased
  • rectified or amended
  • completed

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect new legislation or industry practice, group company changes and customer feedback. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically to be informed of how we are protecting your personal data.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in April 2012.

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