Chief Financial Officer
Redwood Trust, Inc.
Christopher J. Abate, serves as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Redwood Trust, Inc. Mr. Abate has served as Redwood’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2012. Mr. Abate also served as Redwood’s Controller from January 2009 to March 2013 and has been employed by Redwood since April 2006. Before joining Redwood, Mr. Abate was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an auditor and consultant. He holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from Western Michigan University, an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, and is a certified public accountant.
Michael’s background is in Corporate Trust and Corporate Services
After qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales he was in professional practice for 8 years, finishing at Grant Thornton, before switching to the banking industry.
Prior to joining Law Debenture, he held following a number of senior roles at Barclays Capital, he was a Managing Director at BNY Mellon Corporate Trust in EMEA, the Global Head of Structured Finance Services at TMF Group and most recently the Chief Executive of Law Debenture
Managing Director - Americas Structured Fin
Moody's Investors Service
Navneet Agarwal is a Managing Director with Moody’s Investors Service. He currently heads the new ratings teams for Structured Finance Americas. Navneet has been with Moody’s for thirteen years.
Prior to joining Moody’s, Navneet was the Head of debt syndication and ran a prop book for a boutique investment bank in India for seven years. His work experience includes stints with Bank of America Securities in leveraged finance and Unit Trust of India in absolute return investing across asset classes as a fund manager.
Navneet received an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, a master’s degree from University of Mumbai and a bachelor’ ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Global Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Jim Ahern, Managing Director – Global Structured Finance Group – is responsible for Moody’s securitization, structured finance and covered bond ratings businesses in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
Jim joined Moody’s in June 2014. Prior to Moody’s, Jim was Managing Director & Global Head of Securitization at Société Générale (SG) based in London. Prior to assuming this role in 2011, he held a number of positions of increasing importance at SG in New York including Co Global Head of Securitization, Head of Consumer ABS and Deputy Head of Securitization Credit Structures.
From 1995 until joining SG in 2002, Jim Co-Headed the Structured Finance Group for Commerz ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Ram is the CEO and Co-Founder of PeerIQ. Previously, Ram was the CIO of Winged Foot Capital an investment advisor responsible for managing alternatives investments in structured credit.
Previously, Ram was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and member of the Cards & Deposits executive management team responsible for investment decisioning a $120Bn credit portfolio. Prior to this role, Ram was a Vice President at the Merrill Lynch Global Bank Group.
As a management consultant at Inductis, Ram advised Fortune 500 financial firms on statistical decision-making frameworks for acquisition and risk modeling.
Ram received a B.A. in ... (view full description)
CFO & President of Capital Markets
AG RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Vice President - Senior Client Manager, Structured Finance Group, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
Rasool Alizadeh is a Senior Client Manager within SMBC Nikko’s Structured Finance Group and is primarily responsible for the term ABS initiative focusing on new issue origination in autos, credit cards, and esoteric ABS including transportation (i.e. rail, aircraft, shipping, barge, etc.) as well as off-the-run specialty finance and capital calls.
With 11 years securitization experience, Rasool was most recently with Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”), as a primary analyst in the ABS rating services group focused on esoteric mortgage related securitization. Prior to S& ... (view full description)
Greg is the Co-Lead of the KPMG CMBS Group based out of New York, NY where he is responsible for the structuring and analytics function. He has over 16+ years’ experience in the structured finance industry, specifically cash flow modeling, valuation and impairment analysis. Greg has managed attestation engagements and consulting projects related to the modeling, valuation and impairment analysis of various fixed income securities from an optimization and regulatory perspective (e.g. CCAR and BASEL).
Greg has a primary role in leading a team of analysts in the cashflow modeling and structure reviews of various primary market issuances of commercial real estate securitizations to i ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
John Anglim is a senior director in Structured Finance Ratings. He is responsible for analyzing asset-backed structures supported by various asset types including mobile phones, student loans, automobile loans and leases.
Prior to joining the analytical group in 1997, John held a number of positions responsible for financial analysis and strategic planning. He has been with S&P Global since 1984.
John holds a B.S. in accounting from Boston University.
Emil Arca is a partner in the New York office of Hogan Lovells. He represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, insurers, and other parties in a wide variety of types of structured finance, debt capital markets, project bond, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and internationally, particularly in emerging markets. These transactions have originated in about 23 countries, have involved financial institutions and companies in diverse industries, and many have been the first of their type involving the particular structure, asset type, or country. In the period since 2001, eight of these transactions have been recognized by financi ... (view full description)
Stefanos Arethas is part of the Structured Products Asset Finance Group within Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse where he is head of CRE Origination. Stefanos responsibilities include CMBS/CRE origination, loan structuring and eventual securitization/syndication. Previously, Stefanos was a ratings analyst in the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Services where he was the lead Large Loan single borrower/single asset ratings analyst. Before Moody’s Mr. Arethas was with BB&T as Vice President and a member of the CRE portfolio lending team based in Washington, DC. Stefanos has guest lectured on Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University, George Washington Universi ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Reed Auerbach is the global leader of the structured transaction group at Morgan Lewis. Recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA as a leading structured finance lawyer and “one of the goliaths of the business,” Reed represents a broad range of Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance strategies and advises on the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. He advises underwriters and issuers in connection with both domestic and cross-border public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of ass ... (view full description)
David is a partner in the Accounting Advisory Services group within the Deal Advisory Practice. Dave commenced work with KPMG in the Chicago audit practice in October 1990 and joined the Accounting Advisory Services group in May 2000.
He is a frequent presenter and panelist at various industry conferences throughout the year in the areas of accounting for structured finance transactions, business combinations, consolidation issues, joint venture formation, financial instruments, debt/equity and derivatives.
He has significant experience in US GAAP, IFRS (IFRS ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cheryl Barnes is a partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Department with over 20 years of experience in student loan finance and securitizations, including FFELP and private education loan program development. Cheryl represents a number of investment banks, commercial banks, government-sponsored enterprises, and other financial institutions in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed securities and also has extensive experience with issuance of GSE-sponsored mortgage pass-through securities and REMICs. Cheryl is a co-chair of SFIG’s Student Loan Committee and a member of SFIG’s Women in Securitization program. Cheryl is a graduate of Bennett College and the Universi ... (view full description)
Lord Capital LLC
Mr. Basu, a Managing Director at Lord Capital, LLC, has been involved with structured finance and the financial services industry for over 25 years. Most recently, Mr. Basu established and was the Senior Portfolio Manager for Mizuho Bank’s MAI Recovery Fund. Prior to MAI he was Managing Director – Chief Credit Officer for International and Structured Finance at Financial Guaranty Insurance Corporation. He was also previously Managing Director – Head of Consumer Structured Finance at Capital Markets Assurance Corporation and MBIA, its successor. In addition, Mr. Basu served as Area Director – Credit Policy for Citibank’s credit card business, and he started his business career as an Internal ... (view full description)
Office of Structured Finance
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Hughes Bates is a Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Bates focuses on rulemaking, interpretive advice and reviewing registration statements and Exchange Act reports for asset-backed securities. Mr. Bates was one of the primary staffers involved in the drafting of rule revisions to Regulation AB.
Mr. Bates graduated from William & Mary School of Law, where he was a member of the William and Mary Law Review.
Prior to law school, Mr. Bates was a legislative aide for United States Senator John Warner. Mr. Bates earned his bachelor’ ... (view full description)
Head of PCS
Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS)
Born in France, Ian obtained his law degrees at the London School of Economics, the University of Strasbourg and Yale Law School. He joined Clifford Chance as a trainee in 1987 where he worked in the securitisation group. He became a partner at Clifford Chance in 1996. He then left in 1999 to join Standard and Poor’s Ratings as European General Counsel before becoming S&P’s Head of Structured Finance in Europe, Africa and the Middle East in charge of all structured finance and covered bond ratings in that region. He became Head of the PCS Secretariat and a member of the Board of the PCS Association in 2012. Ian has 24 years of experience in the world of structured finance.
Elizabeth Bellis Wolfe
Energy Programs Consortium
Elizabeth Bellis is Counsel & Director of Finance Programs for EPC. Since joining Energy Programs Consortium in 2010, Ms. Bellis has directed EPC’s initiative to support and develop the Warehouse for Energy Efficiency Loans (WHEEL), a US energy efficiency loan program for single-family homes that in June 2015 was the first group of energy efficiency loans to be packaged and sold in the secondary financial market.
Since the securitization, Ms. Bellis has been overseeing program implementation and expansion on behalf of the states on behalf of EPC as the Sponsor Advocate and Co-ordinator. She also directs EPC's International efforts including studying the f ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Homeownership Preservation Foundation
David Berenbaum is the Chief Executive Officer of the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF). He brings more than 30 years of leadership and program experience to HPF and to the issues of affordable and sustainable homeownership. He is nationally recognized as a trusted voice for consumers and a champion of a vibrant mortgage marketplace that celebrates sustainable homeownership, responsible lending, fair housing, affordable housing and financial education.
Mr. Berenbaum has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on the future of housing finance, the importance of consumer protections, responsible mortgage underwriting, solutions to the current foreclosure crisis, ... (view full description)
Managing Director | Financial Services Industry
Deloitte Tax LLP
Joelle is a director in the Houston office of Deloitte Tax LLP with over 25 years of experience serving financial market participants with respect to securitization arrangements. She has extensive experience with tax issues surrounding collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mortgage real estate investment conduits (REITs), real estate mortgage investment conduits (REMICs), mortgage servicing rights (MSRs) and other structured product arrangements. She is co-chair of the tax policy committee of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG).
Joelle’s areas of focus include consultation with structured product issuers and investors regarding structural matters, analysis of phant ... (view full description)
Head of ABS
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Rohit Bharill is a senior vice president and head of asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of the ratings and surveillance process for ABS, as well as management of the ABS analytical team.
Before joining Morningstar in 2015, Bharill was an analyst in the ABS group of Moody’s Investors Service, where he focused on ratings of Esoteric ABS such as timeshare receivables, structured settlements, and drug royalties. Previously, Bharill was a CDX indices market maker and proprietary trader for Nomura Securities and a structured credit analyst for Lehman Brothers Struc ... (view full description)
Napier Park Global Capital
Batur Bicer is a Managing Director focusing on investment strategies related to structured credit products both in cash and synthetic markets at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to CCA, Batur served two years as Vice President at Goldman Sachs as a Credit Strategist covering primarily credit derivative products where he was responsible for recommending trade ideas and providing quantitative solutions for both internal and external clients. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Batur worked as a Credit Strategy Research Analyst for five years at Barclays Capital where he publ ... (view full description)
Managing Director - Consumer ABS & RMBS Primary
Moody’s Investors Service
William Black is a Managing Director of Moody’s Asset Backed Securities primary ratings team for the US and Canada franchises. Mr. Black heads a team of credit professionals who analyze a variety of ABS asset classes, including: credit card, auto, student loan, equipment, transportation, rental car, wireless tower, stranded cost, structured settlement, whole business, marketplace lending, and solar.
He is also the managing editor for the ABS Spotlight, Moody’s monthly credit research publication covering the US ABS sector.
Mr. Black earned a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA at Fordham's Graduate Business School.
Sidley Austin LLP
Stephen D. Blevit is primarily involved in structuring, negotiating and documenting complex business transactions involving both debt and equity. Mr. Blevit’s clients include Wall Street banks, special opportunities hedge funds, private equity funds, private debt funds, and corporations. Mr. Blevit’s transactions cover a variety of industries and, in particular, Mr. Blevit is known for his work in transactions involving residential non-performing mortgage loans and REOs.
Prior to joining Sidley, Mr. Blevit worked for billionaire entrepreneur, Eli Broad, as the Assistant to the Chairman of SunAmerica Inc. While working for Mr. Broad, he handled mergers and acquisitions and corporate dev ... (view full description)
Global Co-CEO, M&A and Transaction Solutions
Aon Transaction Solutions
Gary Blitz is a Global Co-CEO of Aon’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Solutions team and heads its Tax Insurance Practice, which specializes in the placement of tax insurance programs for tax credit investments, M&A transactions and other situations. Gary advises clients purchasing tax and other transaction liability insurance programs, and is often called upon to create unique solutions where no “off the shelf” product exists.Throughout Gary's career, he has been a leader in the tax and transactional ... (view full description)
Co Founder & CFO
As Head of the Investor Group, Jeff is responsible for the retail, institutional, and financial institution investor channels. He also leads corporate development.
Before joining Lending Club, Jeff was at Morgan Stanley, where he served as an advisor to financial services and technology companies. He has extensive transactional experience in managing and structuring capital raises, mergers & acquisitions, and other strategic transactions. Prior experience includes similar roles at Greenhill & Co. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Jeff holds a BBA from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Founder and Principal
Ram Island Strategies LLC
Ronald Borod has worked extensively in securitization and structured finance for over two decades and has established a reputation as a thought leader in the creation of innovative structures and financial products. Ron focuses his practice on assisting issuers and underwriters in designing and implementing securitization programs involving non-traditional asset classes.
For example, in the 1990s he developed the first national credit tenant lease finance program and the first CTL-only conduit, and designed and executed securitized credit lease programs to provide construction and permanent financing for two national retail companies.
Ron was the architect of and serv ... (view full description)
Kieran Brady is a Managing Director in the securitized products origination group at Barclays. He has over 19 years of experience working within structured finance. He has worked on a broad range of assignments including company acquisitions, securitizations, whole loan purchases, principal finance opportunities, lending facilities, and IBD initiatives.
Mr. Brady has played an integral role in the Barclays asset securitization initiative for the past 9 years. He has advised, structured and brought to market many transactions for some of the largest clients in the market. He has extensive experience executing a wide variety of transactions backed by various types of consumer and commer ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Renovate America, Inc.
As Chief Capital Officer, Craig is responsible for the team the develops and executes on the company’s capital markets facing activities. This includes short and long term funding facilities, investor, bank and rating agency relationships and interest rate hedging for the HERO and Benji products that the company originates. In addition, Craig manages the funding team that works seamlessly with customers to provide financing once projects are completed and has created the largest Green Bond platform in the world, HERO Funding, which was recognized by Global Capital as the 2016 Green/SRI ABS Deal of the Year while Renovate America was named Esoteric ABS Issuer of the Year for 2018.
... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales
Paul Burke is Head of Agency and Trust Sales for North America, at Citibank, N.A. His team is a market –leading trustee in the structured finance industry, across all major asset classes, including CLOs, RMBS, CMBS and Esoteric ABS.
In his twenty-five years in the field of asset-backed securities, Paul has worked on a wide variety of domestic U.S. and international securitizations of assets, including auto loans, credit cards, bank loans, corporate bonds, export contract receivables, aircraft leases, airline ticket receivables, trade receivables and mortgages.
Paul is a member of the Trustee Committee of the SFIG, having also served for several years the Co-Chair of t ... (view full description)
Sairah Burki is the Senior Director of ABS policy at the Structured Finance Industry Group. Ms. Burki focuses on proposed and anticipated rules that have broad impact across all ABS asset classes. Her agenda includes such areas as Basel III, Risk Retention, Volcker, Money Market Reform, Reg AB II and Credit Rating Agency Reform.
Prior to joining SFIG, Ms. Burki was the Director of Treasury Policy Affairs at Capital One, leading the company's response to policy initiatives with significant capital markets and corporate finance implications. She previously held positions with Xerox, UBS and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Ms. Burki holds a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton Univ ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Kristymarie Cariello is a Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (KBRA) where she is part of the U.S. Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (RMBS) group. She works on new issue ratings for all RMBS asset types, including newly-originated prime jumbo loans, newly-originated agency loans, legacy performing and re-performing loans, and resecuritized legacy RMBS bonds. In addition to rating new issue transactions, Kristymarie also leads the group’s operational reviews of mortgage originators, servicers, and third-party due diligence firms that participant in the U.S. RMBS securitization market.
Prior to joining Kroll, Kristymarie spent nine years in the U.S. RMBS group at Stand ... (view full description)
Pete Carroll is CoreLogic’s Executive for Public Policy & Industry Relations. Pete is responsible for developing and executing enterprise-wide industry and public-sector engagement programs, driving strategic initiatives for CoreLogic corporate and client-segment leadership, and expanding market opportunities for CoreLogic’s thought leadership, insights, brand awareness, and solutions expertise within Washington, DC and across the Federal Housing Agencies and GSEs.
Prior to CoreLogic, Pete was Executive Vice President at Quicken Loans. In this role he provided expertise on recent and emerging changes in the asset sales environment including housing reform legislation and re ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ceurvorst is the Managing Partner of Lord Capital ($86 billion of balance sheet consolidation to achieve "off-balance sheet" treatment for sellers and banks, with ESG governance focus since 2003), and LordCap PACE (green bonds to support ESG energy efficiency measures in commercial buildings). Immediately prior to LordCap, he held various senior positions with predecessor banks of Bank of New York Mellon, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. In that time he served as CEO of a broker-dealer, created and lead a commercial loan portfolio management group, and ran loan syndications, placements, and securitization groups.
Mr. Ceurvorst has served on the boards of various indus ... (view full description)
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder
Pearl Diver Capital
Chandrajit Chakraborty, CIO, Managing Partner. Chandrajit brings over 15 years of experience as a Structured Finance banker, structurer and trader, including stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. As a senior banker and structurer he was responsible for originating and structuring several transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed CDOs and CFOs. Chandrajit started his career as a trader, responsible for managing and trading a proprietary book of corporate credits at JP Morgan in Asia. He has a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from London Bus ... (view full description)
Sonia Chaliha (Managing Director) is the Regional Head for the Latin American and Canadian Corporate Trust businesses, covering cross border transactions coming into the U.S. markets from these regions, as well as management of a domestic Canadian business, BNY Trust Company of Canada. Previously, Sonia’s remit also included domestic businesses in both Mexico (operating as regulated Bank entity) and Brazil; in 2014, she sold the Mexican business to another local financial institution and also realigned the local Brazilian business into Asset Servicing Brazil. Sonia is the Chairman of the Board for BNY Trust Company of Canada and held equivalent directorship for the M ... (view full description)
Executive Director, Fixed Income
Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association
Vijay Chander is focused on working with the various fixed income committees and playing a significant role in standardising credit markets across to allow greater cross-border flows to improve liquidity and keep Asian savings in the region. He also helps address other initiatives in the tax and compliance areas.
Vijay has over twenty-five years’ experience on both the buy and the sell sides of the fixed income and credit universe, having worked at Citibank, Lehman Brothers, the Prudential, BNP Paribas, Bear Stearns and most recently at Standard Chartered where he was the global head of credit strategy, before joining ASIFMA. Vijay’s career has been largely focused on Asia. He ha ... (view full description)
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Weili Chen is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance department at Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. He is currently the Analytical Manager for new issuance in the U.S. non-traditional securitizations. Asset classes covered include transportation equipment leases, timeshare loans, intellectual properties, and insurance-related receivables.
Weili joined Standard & Poor’s Structured Finance Ratings in 1999 and spent the first three years rating collateralized debt obligations before he focused on non-traditional securitizations.
Prior to joining Standard & Poor’s, Weili was an analyst at Cambridge Systematics, a consulting and econometric modeling fir ... (view full description)
Executive VP of Research & Analysis
Loan Syndications Trading Association
Meredith Coffey is Executive Vice President of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), and runs its Research and Analysis Department. Ms. Coffey co-heads the LSTAs regulatory and CLO efforts, which help facilitate continued availability of credit and the efficiency of the loan market.
In addition, Ms. Coffey heads a team of analysts that are responsible for analyzing current and anticipated loan market developments, helping the LSTA build strategy and improve market efficiency, and providing commentary through weekly newsletters, periodic conferences and webcasts.
Ms. Coffey and the analyst team also engage market participants, press and regulators on issues and dev ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Benjamin Cohen leads T-REX with a strong vision for the future of enterprise financial technology and its impact on making markets more transparent and efficient. He has built the T-REX team and the T-REX software platform by combining the most sustainable elements of finance with modern SaaS technology, allowing the most complex financial markets to be more transparent for all parties.
The company’s enterprise SaaS platform, T-REX Analytics, provides complete transparency through granular cash flow models, stress-testing across power production and credit metrics, and capital stack structuring. T-REX has successfully facilitated significant new capital entering the compl ... (view full description)
Lewis Cohen is a partner in the Capital Markets practice in Hogan Lovells’ New York office, focusing his practice on international structured finance transactions. Lewis concentrates his practice on representing underwriters, issuers, credit enhancers, and rating agencies in cross-border structured finance, FIBRA, and other capital markets transactions.
He advises on public and private structured finance transactions in a wide variety of assets, including credit card receivables, residential and commercial mortgage loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, and various esoteric assets, as well as “future flow” securitizations of asses such as oil exports and mar ... (view full description)
Chief Operating Officer
AGL Credit Management LP
Comer brings nearly 30 years of credit markets and leveraged loans underwriting experience to AGL. Most recently, she served as a Managing Director and Global Head of CLO Primary at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she led a team across New York and London and worked since 2007. Previously, she held various roles at Salomon Smith Barney and later Citigroup, where she spent 14 years and helped structure and market a variety of CDOs, securitizations and project finance transactions. Comer started her career as an analyst at Sanwa Bank in Tokyo in 1988. She is a board member of the Loan Syndication & Trading Association (LSTA).
Comer received an M.B.A. from Dartmouth Unive ... (view full description)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Camilo is the founder and CEO of LendingUSA, an online marketplace lender with a mission to simplify the point-of-sale lending experience. LendingUSA focuses on the relationships behind business transactions, not just loans. Borrowers are provided fast, paperless loans approved within minutes with affordable financing options serving a large network of merchants covering the medical, dental and the legal markets and other select merchant categories.
Camilo is known for being able to successfully grow businesses, having independently raised $55 million of equity to expand LendingUSA.
In addition to LendingUSA, Camilo founded, organized and owns several successful ... (view full description)
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Alexandra is Chief Investment and Operating Officer of Greenworks Lending, a Commercial PACE originator, where she oversees capital markets, underwriting and financial operations. In her current and prior roles, she has structured and overseen more than $500M clean energy financings across the residential, commercial and not-for-profit sectors. In 2015 Cooley co-founded Greenworks Lending to scale C-PACE financing nationally. Since launching the firm, based in Darien CT, has entered 13 states and established the asset class for commercial PACE by leading the first securitization of commercial PACE assets in late 2017. Cooley holds an MBA and a MEM from Yale and a BA from University ... (view full description)
Ernst & Young LLP
►Skip has more than 20 years of experience in the securitization industry. He was the original coordinating partner on the Ginnie Mae engagement and has worked with Ginnie Mae for more than five years.
►He has client relationships with many of the major investment banks, financial institutions and government sponsored enterprises, and he oversees our firm’s relationship at Fannie Mae. Skip has been involved in the securitization market since 1991 when he was involved in the first RTC securitizations. Since 1991, he has covered a variety of asset classes and structures as well as designed many of the analytical tools currently in use at Ernst & Young.
►Oversees the strategic d ... (view full description)
Grais & Ellsworth LLP
Owen Cyrulnik represents clients in a broad range of complex securities litigation in federal and state courts around the United States. Mr. Cyrulnik currently represents the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and The Charles Schwab Corporation in their litigation against securities dealers to rescind the purchase of certificates backed by residential mortgage loans. He also advises certificateholders in mortgage-backed securitizations and CDOs in disputes against the originators and servicers of the loans in those trusts. Mr. Cyrulnik was named “Litigator of the Week” by The American Lawyer for his work in removing the proceedings involving Bank of America’s $8.5 billion settlement wit ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum
Chris is the part-time chief executive officer of the Australian Securitisation Forum, the peak industry association for participants in Australia’s securitisation market. He is also an independent member of the investment committees of two Australian fixed-income funds.
From 2000-08 Chris was the country head of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. This role had responsibility for the management of S&P’s credit
ratings, managed-fund research, index services and financial data businesses in Australia and New Zealand. His background includes roles in corporate banking, treasury, technology and auditing.
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.
Doneene Damon focuses primarily on formation and operational issues relating to Delaware statutory and common law trusts in all types of commercial and business transactions, representing issuers, underwriters, investors, and trustees. Doneene also represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law in various commercial transactions, including their roles as trustee, collateral agent, custodian, master servicer, depository agent, and exchange agent.
Doneene’s varied corporate trust transactional practice includes asset-backed securities, including auto loans and leases, credit cards, student loans, residential ... (view full description)
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.
Andrew Davidson is a financial innovator and leader in the development of financial research and analytics. He has worked extensively on mortgage-backed securities product development, valuation and hedging. He is president of Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc., a New York firm specializing in the application of analytical tools to investment management, which he founded in 1992.
Andrew was instrumental in the creation of the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae risk-sharing transactions: STACR and CAS. These transactions allow Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to attract private capital to bear credit risk, even as they remain in government conservatorship. Andrew is also active in other dimens ... (view full description)
Teresa Davidson served as the Vice President - Legal and General Counsel for Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas with responsibility for legal, capital markets, regulatory, general corpporate and compliance matters in North and South America through December 2017. With experience in public and Rule 144A ABS transactions in the United States she was responsible for legal support for ABS and structured finance transactions in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.
A former member of the Board of Directors of SFIG, Teresa was co-Chair of SFIG’s Equipment Issuer Committee and a member of SFIG’s Issuer Cabinet and the Steering Committee of SFIG's Women in Securitization initiative. T ... (view full description)
Prime Meridian Capital Management
Don Davis is a Principal and Portfolio Manager of Prime Meridian Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in online P2P/marketplace lending strategies. As a seasoned industry veteran and skilled portfolio manager, Mr. Davis applies his knowledge, conservative management principles, and hands on expertise to the day-to-day management of Prime Meridian Income Fund, LP investing in the peer-to-peer consumer lending market, Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, LP investing in the small business lending market, Prime Meridian Real Estate Lending Fund, LP investing in the real estate lending market, and Poise Lending Fund, LP which is a leveraged peer-to-peer lending ... (view full description)
Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer
Laurel Davis is Fannie Mae’s Vice President for Credit Risk Transfer, where she is responsible for developing and executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business to the capital markets and private investors. This includes managing Fannie Mae’s flagship Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) program. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Davis served in a variety of securitization, trading and capital markets roles at Merrill Lynch and First Republic Bank. Davis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of business administration in finance from the University of Maryland.
Education: ... (view full description)
Michael R. Dean is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ U.S. Structured Finance group and co-head of the North American ABS group. Mike directly manages the Consumer ABS and Asset Backed Commercial Paper groups. In that role, Mike’s responsibilities include managing the day-to-day activities of the groups, overseeing the credit process for assigning and maintaining ratings, developing criteria, publishing research and commentary, and cultivating investor relationships. Mike has worked in Fitch’s ABS group for 22 years and has experience analyzing and managing groups responsible for assigning ratings to a wide range of nonmortgage-related consumer asset-backed securities, including c ... (view full description)
Santander Investment Securities Inc.
Erik Deidan is an Executive Director in the Securitization Group at Santander in New York. He’s responsible for the origination and execution of structured financings in the U.S. and Latin America. He has over 18 years of experience arranging transactions in project bonds, infrastructure, emerging market future flows, credit cards, auto loans, trade receivables, equipment leases, sports venues receivables and ABCP conduits. Prior to joining Santander Erik worked in the securitization groups at Bank of America and Calyon.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chris DiAngelo is managing partner of Katten's New York office and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on structured finance and securitization matters. Chris represents a variety of clients, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a wide range of programs and projects involving asset-backed debt, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions.
Chris's clients describe him as a "significant market player" and say "He has the ability to zero in on the legal and business issues, explain them and then find an appropriate solution," according to ... (view full description)
PGIM Fixed Income
John Di Paolo, CFA, FSA is a Principal in Prudential Fixed Income's Structured Product Research Team. His primary areas of credit research are Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), marketplace lending, and commercial and consumer Asset Backed Securities (ABS). He joined the Structured Product Research Team in 1998 following six years in Prudential's Actuarial Leadership Development Program. Mr. Di Paolo received a BS with honors in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and both a BA with honors and an MA in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Fellow of the S ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency, Inc.
Kim Diamond is a Senior Managing Director and head of Structured Finance at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Prior to joining Kroll, Kim was a Managing Director at Standard and Poor's responsible for the US Commercial Mortgage Ratings Business. In 2008 she became Business Leader for S&P's U.S. Mortgage Group which comprised new issuance and surveillance for both commercial and residential mortgage backed securities and Servicer Evaluations. She currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) as an Executive Committee Appointee and has previously held positions as Membership Chair and Treasurer. Kim received a BA from Cornell University and an ... (view full description)
Associate Director, Funding
Ford Motor Company
Dave Dickenson is Associate Director, Funding, at Ford Motor Company. He has had responsibility for Ford Credit’s lease and floorplan securitization programs since October 2012. Previously, he has held a variety of treasury positions at Ford and Ford Credit. Prior to joining the company, he worked in corporate banking. Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Patrick D. Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgagebackedsecuritizations. He represents underwriters, issuers, assetoriginators, liquidity banks, warehouse lenders and multi-sellercommercial paper conduits, and has worked on several securitizationsthat have involved innovative structures. Mr. Dolan has worked onfinancings and securitizations of, among other asset types, structuredsettlements, tax liens, PACE bonds, litigation judgments, tradereceivables and credit tenant leases (both domestic and cross-border).Mr. Dolan has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has beennamed one of the New York Areas Top Rated Lawyers by ... (view full description)
Global Head of Structured Finance
Kevin Duignan is the global head of Fitch’s Structured Finance and Covered Bond rating groups. The structured finance areas include asset backed (ABS), residential mortgage backed (RMBS), commercial mortgage backed (CMBS) and Structured Credit securities ratings. In his role, Kevin is responsible for managing the global staffs; overseeing all rating related functions including criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Kevin’s previous responsibilities at Fitch over the past 23 years include heading the US Structured Finance effort, heading global Corporate Communications and leading the U.S. ABS group. Befor ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Leo Efstathiou is the cofounder and CEO of Finsight (makers of Finsight.com, DealRoadshow.com, 17g5.com and DealVDR.com), a portfolio of services that streamline the structuring, marketing and execution of new issue. In 2015, thousands of investors spent thousands of hours analyzing tens of billions of dollars of US ABS new issue on the Finsight platform.
Leo is committed to working with market participants to intelligently implement technology in ways that streamline workflows, increase access to information, improve liquidity and remove friction.
Prior to Finsight, Leo spent 3 years in Barclays’ non-traditional / esoteric ABS team working on numerous tran ... (view full description)
Chief Economic Advisor
Allianz Global Investors
Mohamed A. El-Erian has worked on economic and financial issues in both the public and private sectors. Currently, he is the Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he formerly served as chief executive and co-chief investment officer (2007-14), a columnist for Bloomberg View, a contributing editor at the Financial Times, and a member of the UnderArmour and several non-profit boards. He chairs Allianz International Advisory Board and, from December 2012 to January 2017, chaired President Obama’s Global Development Council.
Having served for 15 years as an international civil servant at the IMF in Washington DC, Dr. El-Erian first joined PIMCO in 199 ... (view full description)
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
Andrew M. Faulkner has represented participants in asset-backed securities transactions since 1985.
Mr. Faulkner has acted as counsel in public offerings and private transactions involving the issuance of securities backed by credit cards, auto loans, marketplace loans, commercial real estate loans and trade receivables. He has represented commercial paper issuers and arrangers, as well as sellers of assets to asset-backed commercial paper programs. He has advised on cross-border issuances into and out of the United States. In addition, he has advised issuers of commodity index linked structured products, including exchange traded funds.
Mr. Faulkner has a broad cred ... (view full description)
Managing Director Securitization
National Bank Financial
Jamie Feehely is an MD at National Bank and focuses on securitization. National Bank funds a various asset classes including mortgages, credit cards, equipment and auto loans primarily focused on the Canadian market. National Bank sponsors two ABCP programs and also funds in the Covered Bond market and credit cards in the term market . Before joining National Bank earlier this year he spent 14 years at DBRS in the securitization group.
Park Slope Advisors
Mr. Fiorillo is a founding member of DoubleLine. He is the head of Global Sales. Prior to joining DoubleLine in 2009, Mr. Fiorillo was previously a Managing Director at TCW for the previous four years, where he oversaw ABS and CMBS trading.
Mr. Fiorillo was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley. Responsibilities at Morgan Stanley included developing mortgage origination providers into the Morgan Stanley Conduit and expanding the Firm's activity in both the Asset-Backed and Commercial Mortgage Backed securities markets.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Fiorillo was the Co-Head, Managing Director of the Mortgage-Backed Securities Group at Smith Barney. Before ... (view full description)
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Senior Vice President
Brian Ford is a Vice President in Credit Strategy at Barclays. Based in New York, he is responsible for coverage of US structured credit, focusing primarily on the ABS and CMBS markets. Brian joined Barclays in March 2015 from Kroll Bond Ratings, where he was responsible for rating commercial and esoteric ABS transactions. Brian has a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Connecticut College and is also a CFA charterholder.
Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody’s Investors Service
Yehudah Forster is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Investors Service. Mr. Forster performs credit and legal risk analysis on a variety of structured finance transactions, including U.S. residential mortgage-backed securitizations (RMBS) and U.S. and Canadian covered bonds.
Prior to joining Moody’s in 2007, Mr. Forster was co-general counsel at a boutique RMBS issuer/broker- dealer, and prior to that, was an associate in the Capital Markets Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.
Mr. Forster is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Emory University, and is a member of the New York Bar.
JP Morgan Securities LLC
Mr. Frankel is currently the head of ABS and CLO structuring for PNC's Asset Backed Finance team. Mr. Frankel has worked in the structured finance industry for more than 20 years. He has analyzed a wide variety of structures and transactions from several different vantage points such as rating, insuring, trading and structuring. In addition to mainstream ABS and CLO transactions, he has spent a significant amount of time working on off-the-run esoteric securitizations. Mr. Frankel joined PNC Financial Services in 2012. Prior to joining PNC, Mr. Frankel was employed by Standard and Poor's, Financial Security Assurance and Ambac Financial Group. Mr. Frankel holds a B.S. in Business Administrat ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Marc Franson is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department and Practice Group Leader of the Bank Corporate Group. He represents financial institutions, finance companies, retailers, other creditors and brokers on an array of financial services matters including regulatory applications, consumer credit transactions, deposit products, bank mergers and acquisitions, licensing, regulatory issues and compliance, sale of non-deposit products, technology contracting, payment processing, portfolio acquisitions/divestitures, fair lending and privacy matters, Internet banking, stored value products and marketplace (P2P) lending. He also represents clients in conjunction with legislativ ... (view full description)
Jade Friedensohn currently serves as Group Managing Director of the Structured Finance and Asia Pacific Divisions of Information Management Network, a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. IMN is an organizer of best in class financial conferences spanning the globe. Jade has 16+ years’ experience creating and executing large scale events and managing a talented team of conference professionals. Since that time, she has for expanded the business into new markets and asset classes such as Italy, China and Greece; and new sectors such as renewable energy and fintech.
In addition to new business development, her responsibilities include oversight of a team of ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance Renewables - Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting
Angela Galardi Ceresnie
Chief Executive Officer
Angela Galardi Ceresnie is the CEO of Climb Credit, an education finance company that evaluates the return on investment of education programs and helps consumers find, evaluate, and finance these programs to increase their earning potential. She joined Climb as the Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and quickly helped shape the operations, culture, and future of the Climb, earning her the role of CEO in 2018. Prior to Climb, Angela co-founded and was COO/CFO of Orchard Platform—a provider of software and data products offered to institutional investors to purchase loans from marketplace lenders [acquired by Kabbage]. Before her time at Orchard, she spent 9 years running credit risk analytics t ... (view full description)
Ms. Gaskin oversees the FICO Scores regulatory practice and is responsible for the strategic direction of FICO’s analytic solutions and partnerships serving the mortgage industry. In her role, Ms. Gaskin works globally in partnership with financial institutions and regulatory agencies to support making better decision to drive growth, profitability and customer satisfaction.
She is driven by the positive impact that FICO makes on the lives of consumers by working collaboratively with the financial services industry.
With more than 25 years in financial services, she has led analytic and product development efforts to address some of the most critical topics impacting fina ... (view full description)
World Omni Financial Corp.
In his role as Treasurer for World Omni Financial Corp. (World Omni), Eric is responsible for securing funding to support World Omni’s portfolio of automotive loans and leases. Public term securitization represents a large component of the company’s funding sources. Eric has been with World Omni and its parent company, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., since 1997 and has served as Treasurer since 2009.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is a $14.5 billion diversified automotive corporation and ranked by Forbes as the 21st largest privately held company in the U.S. JM Family is the parent company of Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET), the world’s largest independent dist ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
Rachel Gleason George is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Navient Solutions, LLC with responsibility for the legal aspects of a wide array of corporate, regulatory and transactional matters, including Navient’s securitization programs. Prior to joining Navient in March 2015, Rachel was a partner in the Banking Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in structured finance and secured lending matters. Rachel is a frequent speaker on the securitization aspects of financial industry regulations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Structured Finance Industry Group (SFIG). Rachel is a graduate of Covenant College and of Emory University School of Law. ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
Julie Gillespie is a partner in the Chicago Office of Mayer Brown and is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. She has extensive experience representing commercial banks, ABCP conduits, originators, sponsors and investors in structuring, negotiating and documenting asset-backed and other structured finance transactions.
Her experience has involved the securitization of credit card receivables, personal loans, auto loans and leases, fleet leases, FFELP and private student loans, and auto and equipment dealer floorplan receivables, as well as synthetic risk transfers.
Julie’s areas of expertise include master trust and other revolving ... (view full description)
Chapman & Cutler LLP
Preetha Gist is a partner in Chapman and Cutler’s Asset Securitization Department and Banking and Financial Services Department. Preetha’s practice focuses on value-based services to financial institution clients, drawing on her experience and insights from serving as general counsel for the capital markets unit of a major U.S. financial institution and in-house in various roles at several major banks. Her understanding of client value and the needs of bank clients drives her practice.
Preetha also serves as Chapman’s Client Service Partner where she collaborates with partners and practice groups to apply best practices learned from her in-house experience to support client eng ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Andrew Giudici is a Senior Director in the Structured Finance group at Kroll Bond Ratings. He is responsible for evaluating the creditworthiness of structured securities across a wide range of sectors.
Prior to joining Kroll Bond Ratings, Andrew held a number of positions within Standard & Poors. Most recently, he was a director in the Utilities, Infrastructure and Project Finance Ratings group. In this role he was responsible for determining new and maintaining existing ratings on a portfolio of independent power providers, Public-Private Partnerships and project finance transactions.
Andrew was also a team leader in Structured Finance at Standard & Poors where he was re ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in Chapman's Asset Securitization Department and is also a member of the Lease Finance and Project Finance practice groups. She serves on the firm’s management committee and as the San Francisco Office Leader.
Melanie represents a wide range of banks, finance companies and funding sources engaged in structured finance and securitization transactions, as well as in portfolio acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and joint ventures involving financial assets. She also provides advice with respect to tax advantaged financial and renewable energy products and investment vehicles. She has considerable experience providing both commercial and tax law ad ... (view full description)
Senior Portfolio Manager
Voya Investment Management
Olga Gorodetsky is a Managing Director at MAXEX, a technology company that is launching a multi-seller to multi-buyer residential mortgage loan trading exchange. She previously served as Senior Advisor to Dr. Michael Stegman, Counselor to the Secretary for Housing Finance Policy at the Department of the Treasury. In this role, she served as the coordinator of Treasury's initiative to revive the private label MBS market and worked on housing finance reform.
President of MCR
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Brian Grow is managing director of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is responsible for development, implementation, and maintenance of the ratings and surveillance process for RMBS, ABS, and single-family rental securities, as well as management of the RMBS and ABS analytical teams.
Before joining Morningstar in 2011, Grow spent 10 years in ABS and RMBS ratings and research at another rating agency. During that time he formed the agency’s RMBS criteria and modeling team, which developed and proposed new ways to identify and model risk in RMBS transactions. H ... (view full description)
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Head of RMBS / CLO Research
Bank of America Merril Lynch
Pratik joined Nomura's Securitized Products Research team in 2012 and currently heads RMBS research and co-covers CLO research.
In the 2018 Greenwich survey, the team was ranked #1 and #2 as the Most Helpful Research team for RMBS and CLO research respectively. In the All-America Institutional Investor Survey, Nomura has been the top 2 ranked team for RMBS research for the past 5 years and was a Runner Up in the CLO category in the 2018 survey.
Pratik is a graduate of IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad from India.
Chief Executive Officer
CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital
Lain Gutierrez is a banking and structured finance veteran with over 29 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring and rating asset-backed financings.
Lain is the CEO of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, Inc. CleanFund is the leading provider of long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy and seismic improvements for commercial, multifamily and other nonresidential properties in the U.S.
Prior to CleanFund, Lain founded SolFin Capital, LLC, a specialty finance company with institutional backing from a credit-focused asset manager with over $12 billion under management. SolFin’s mission is to provide creative and ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Brandon Hadley concentrates his tax practice in debt instruments, financial products, securitization, cross-border investments and tax credit investments. His principal areas of experience include debt capital markets transactions, asset-backed securitization, the structuring of derivatives and hybrid securities, and tax credit investments including tax equity investments in solar projects. Brandon has substantial experience in: (i) complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and related withholding tax issues; (ii) structuring cross-border investments into the United States; and (iii) negotiating tax-related issues with syndicated loans, warehouse lines and credit agreemen ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Securitization
Mark D. Hanson is the senior vice president of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac's mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He is also responsible for developing and implementing new mortgage security products and capabilities that meet the needs of institutional investors, broker/dealers, lenders, servicers and third party vendors.
Additionally, Hanson leads Freddie Mac’s efforts supporting FHFA’s directives around the Single Security, expanding liquidity in the conventional TBA space. Hanson was previously a vice president for Lazard Asset Management, where he managed mortgage ... (view full description)
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Anna-Liza Harris is co-head of Katten's Structured Finance and Securitization practice and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. She advises clients on tax issues related to debt capital markets transactions, residential and multifamily mortgage-backed securitizations, asset-backed securitizations, and complex derivative and hybrid equity securities. In addition, Anna-Liza has substantial experience representing issuers of financial products in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.
Anna-Liza has been involved in the development of a number of innovative securitization structures and counsels issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of securities. ... (view full description)
Promontory Financial Group
Chris joined Promontory from Washington, D.C.-based consumer-finance company Fenway Summer, where he served as partner and head of capital markets. Prior to joining Fenway Summer, Chris was a senior adviser for residential mortgage servicing and securitization at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In this capacity, he oversaw many of the CFPB’s efforts in developing and executing mortgage policy. Prior to joining the CFPB, he was director of servicer monitoring at Ginnie Mae, where he was responsible for surveillance of 220 servicers of its $1.1 trillion portfolio. In addition, Chris oversaw servicing and asset management of Ginnie Mae’s $25 billion defaulted-issuer portfolio. Over th ... (view full description)
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Stewart Hayes is a Senior Vice President of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to specialty finance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, including significant experience in lending to specialty finance companies.
Stewart joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000 as an original member of the Lender Finance division. His current responsibi ... (view full description)
John Heck III
Managing Director, Business Development
Overture Technologies, Inc.
Bios: John N Heck III John Heck is a member of the Overture Technologies Management Team serving as the Managing Director of Business Development. Mr. Heck has served in numerous executive level positions for domestic and international companies focused on the Financial Services industry. He has a successful thirty-year track record in the design, growth and execution of business-driven technology that optimizes business solutions.
Mr. Heck’s professional network includes senior executives at the national and international level and has extensive experience in effectively applying information technology in the Capital Market ecosystem ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer
Jilliene Helman is the founder and CEO of RealtyMogul, a unique commercial real estate private markets investing platform.
A former Vice President at Union Bank in Wealth Management and Risk Management, Jilliene launched RealtyMogul in 2013 and raised $45 million in venture capital financing to scale the business.
Thus far, RealtyMogul has closed transactions with over $1.37 billion in total capitalization and has 140,000 investors on its platform.
Recently named Fintech Woman of the Year at the LendIt Industry Awards, Jilliene has been featured as an expert in Bloomberg, CNBC, The New York Times, Yahoo! Finance, Entrepreneur, and has been included i ... (view full description)
Securitization Solution Leader
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Lisa is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP and leads the Securitization Solution practice in the Financial Risk, Transactions & Restructuring market offering. She has 15 years of financial services experience assisting clients entering the capital markets through various financial transactions and supporting them and other industry participants as they navigate through the regulatory environment. Lisa has a deep expertise in Residential and Asset Backed Securities and leads teams that specialize in file review, collateral and cash flow modeling and technology solutions, for a variety of asset classes such as student loans, agency, prime, performin ... (view full description)
Head of Business Development
Hector Herrera, with his seasoned team of sales professionals, leads Corporate Trust’s business development efforts for certain strategic clients of BNY Mellon as well as focusing on Government, Infrastructure, Conventional Debt and Structured Finance Sales for the Americas.
From 2010 to 2017, Hector was Corporate Trust’s Business Development lead for Latin America and Canada; during which time he successfully won and on boarded multiple landmark transactions for the firm.
As well as having strong industry relationships and a deep understanding of the global markets, he has specific experience in complex, structured and specialty products.
He joined ... (view full description)
Steve is a Director with Deutsche Bank National Trust Company and is head of the Americas Corporate Trust Structured Credit Services, Bank Loan Services and Money-Market Instruments businesses overseeing Deutsche Bank’s Trustee and Agency roles for CLO/CDOs, bank loan funds, and money-market instruments.
Steve has twenty-six years of corporate trust experience in the securitization industry, and has been employed by Deutsche Bank (formerly Bankers Trust Company) since 1995.
Prior to joining Bankers Trust Company, Steve worked for BankAmerica National Trust Company managing the analytics group, and Security Pacific National Tr ... (view full description)
SunPower Project Finance
Gerhard Hinse is a Senior Manager Structured Finance in SunPower Corporation's Project Finance Group and focuses on leveraging the various tax equity structures employed in its residential solar lease program including back-leverage loans and asset-backed securities.During his professional career, Gerhard has closed more than $5 billion of highly structured, asset-backed financing solutions for principals, issuers and advising boutiques: Montgomery Street Financial, Bank of America Leasing, Bank of America Securities, Daimler-Benz Aerospace, JP Morgan Chase, KfW and Deutsche Bank.Gerhard received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the ... (view full description)
Mayer Brown LLP
"Praised for being at the cutting edge on securitization issues, an absolutely brilliant lawyer" Chambers USA
Carol Hitselberger focuses her practice in the structured finance area. She spends significant time on accounting and regulatory developments that impact the structured finance industry. Carol often works with investors and issuers in structured finance products of most types, including trade receivables, credit card receivables, consumer loans, auto loans, aircraft, leases, franchise portfolios, government contracts, trademark licenses, and various other financial assets.Chambers USA highlights that "she has been doing structured finance wor ... (view full description)
Christopher Hoeffel serves as President of CoreVest (previously Colony American Finance), the leading private lender to residential investors nationwide. Chris was most recently a Managing Director at Investcorp, where he was Head of Real Estate Debt Investments--including three high-yield debt funds managed by the firm. In addition to being a senior member of the real estate team, Mr. Hoeffel served as Head of Investment Operations and Investor Relations for Real Estate and Corporate Investments in the US and Europe. Mr. Hoeffel joined Investcorp from JP Morgan / Bear Stearns & Co. where he was a Senior Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Commercial Mortgages and founder of a leadin ... (view full description)
John Holahan is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice and co-leads the Firm's Capital Markets regulatory team. Recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014), John has spent his entire career in financial services regulation, and has vast expertise in the regulation of the banking and consumer credit markets throughout the United States. John represents Wall Street investors, domestic and foreign banking institutions, mortgage lenders and servicers, hedge funds, private equity funds, consumer reporting agencies, consumer finance companies and other financial services and Wall Street institutions in regulatory matters across the United States and before all federal and state regulators, inclu ... (view full description)
Dapeng Hu, PhD, CFA, Managing Director, Head of mortgage modeling, is a member of BlackRock Solutions' financial modeling group and a member of BlackRock's Fixed Income Global Research team. Dr. Hu's primary responsibilities include directing development of BlackRock's mortgage prepayment and credit models and conducting relative value research on MBS and ABS.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2003, Dr. Hu was with Wells Fargo as a Director of financial modeling from 2001 - 2003. From 2000 - 2001, he was with Citigroup as Vice President of empirical modeling. In these positions, Dr. Hu supported mortgage servicing valuations, whole loan portfolio management, and MBS trading.
From 199 ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Eric Hudson is a Managing Director and Head of the Structured Credit Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), with a focus on CLOs, CDOs, and warehouse financing transactions.
Hudson joined KBRA after 11 years at S&P Global Ratings, where he held various roles within the company’s structured finance ratings practice. Most recently, he was a senior director and analytical manager for S&P’s U.S. Structured Credit Group, where he led the team that was responsible for assigning ratings to all newly-issued CLO and CDO transactions. In addition to managing a multiregional team of analysts, Eric served as the face of S&P’s CLO team, leading outreach efforts among arranger ... (view full description)
Eileen Hughes is a Director for Alternative and Structured Finance Services within the Global Transaction Banking Group of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Eileen’s primarily responsible for reviewing and closing all new transactions for ABS, ABCP and Conduit Administration, as well as assisting the group on workouts and distressed transactions.
Eileen graduated from Hofstra University and has worked in the Corporate Trust Industry for over 20 years.
Executive VP, Business Development & Industry Affairs
Clayton Holdings LLC
Mr. Hughes is executive vice president of business development and industry affairs for Clayton Holdings LLC, a leading provider of loan due diligence, surveillance, REO management, and consulting services to the mortgage industry. He is responsible for the sales, business development and marketing for Clayton and its subsidiaries: Green River Capital, Red Bell Real Estate, ValuAmerica and Clayton Euro Risk.
Prior to joining Clayton, he was president of Due Diligence for LenderLive™, where he was responsible for delivering third-party review offerings to investors, banks, mortgage companies and credit unions.
Prior to that, Hughes built the Due Dilig ... (view full description)
JAMES A. HUIZINGA advises financial services clients on a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters, with special emphasis on retail banking. He works regularly with banks, savings associations, mortgage bankers, finance companies and others on issues related to marketplace lending, credit card programs, multi-state financial services initiatives, residential mortgage lending and other credit, deposit and insurance businesses. Mr. Huizinga has worked extensively on the consumer protections implemented under the Credit CARD Act of 2009 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including with respect to the new Consumer Financial Protection Burea ... (view full description)
Vice President/Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service
Richard Hunt is a Vice President/Senior Analyst in the Structured Finance Group with Moody’s Investors Service, based in Toronto, where he manages a team responsible for Moody’s structured finance rating activity in the Canadian market. Prior to joining Moody’s in 2013, Richard spent 15 years in securitization finance with RBC Capital Markets where he arranged and structured securitization transactions across all asset types, and managed RBC’s Canadian ABCP conduits. Previous experience consists of more than 10 years in Canadian structured finance with British and Japanese banks. Richard has a BA/BPHE from Queen’s University and an MBA from McMaster University.
Vice President, Global Capital Markets
Dave Hurt is a veteran of the mortgage industry with over 25 years of capital markets, mortgage banking production, and management experience. Prior to CoreLogic, he was a senior executive at OptiFI, a Fair Isaac venture, directly responsible for sales, marketing, production, and strategic initiatives.
Prior to OptiFI, Mr. Hurt was the SVP of corporate business development for Pedestal, Inc., an Internet mortgage and securities trading platform. He has also held senior leadership positions at some of the nation’s largest mortgage banking companies, including GE Capital Mortgage, North American Mortgage Company, and Perpetual Bank.
Allen & Overy LLP
John's practice focuses primarily on asset-backed securities, with extensive experience in covered bonds and the securitization of auto loans and leases, dealer floor-plan financings, credit card receivables, student loans, trade receivables, mortgage loans, servicer advances, tobacco fee settlement awards, tobacco quota payments, life settlements and utility stranded costs. He has represented issuers, underwriters, investors, credit enhancers and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings of securities and numerous asset-backed commercial paper conduit transactions. His work also includes advising clients in connection with asset purchases and dispositions and acquisit ... (view full description)
Director of FinTech Strategies
As Director of FinTech Strategies, John Jacobs provides eOriginal with his extensive experience as a business development, sales executive, and business process consultant. Mr. Jacobs is responsible for the expansion of eOriginal business across several key verticals, including financial services, equipment leasing, solar and security alarm industries. Across these verticals, Mr. Jacobs is the go-to speaker at industry association conferences and meetings, often asked to share his extensive knowledge into how digital transaction management improves business processes, customer experience, and creates operational efficiencies across the entire enterprise.
Additionally, Mr. Jacobs ... (view full description)
Deepesh Jain is the head of capital markets execution for Barclays Treasury in the US. His responsibilities include management of capital markets execution for both unsecured and structured finance activities. Deepesh also manages Barclays' UK and US credit card securitization programs. He joined Barclays in 2011 from Capital One where he spent several years managing their various credit card securitization programs.
Deepesh has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and an MBA in finance from Cornell University.
Marielle Jan De Beur
Head of Structured Products Research
Wells Fargo Securities
Marielle Jan de Beur is a managing director and joined the company in 2008 as Head of Structured Products Research. In addition to managing the team, she publishes cross-sector research covering Structured Products and Commercial Real Estate. In 2010, she was ranked Runner-Up in Institutional Investor Magazine’s All American Fixed Income Research rankings for her work on CMBS Strategy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she was global head of CMBS research at Bear Stearns, before the merger with JP Morgan. Between 2000 and 2006, she was head of U.S. CMBS research for Morgan Stanley, where she was also an Institutional Investor Magazine-ranked analyst for five years. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she s ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
Solar Mosaic, Inc.
Mr. Janke is the Chief Financial Officer of Mosaic, where is oversees accounting, treasury, tax, capital markets, portfolio management and financial planning & analysis. He is the former Chief Financial Officer of Aequitas Capital Management and Fairway America. Mr. Janke has also worked as an investment banker at several global financial institutions, JP Morgan, GE Capital, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. He has deep industry expertise in technology and financial services, particularly alternative investment strategies and specialty finance. Mr. Janke has successfully led investments in private consumer and small business loan strategies and has helped build successful originators in ... (view full description)
Maggie Jiang is a Senior Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York, within Asset Finance, which is part of the Fixed Income department. Her expertise includes origination, structuring, risk assessment, and advisory. She covers a wide range of asset classes globally, including consumer ABS, commercial ABS, Trade Finance, Mortgages, esoteric ABS, etc.
Ms. Jiang joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 after six years at Barclays Capital, where she was a Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group. Prior to that, Ms. Jiang had various responsibilities at CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, and Deloitte & Touche.
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Richard Johns is the Executive Director for the Structured Finance Industry Group, a member-based trade industry advocacy group focused on improving and strengthening the broader structured finance and securitization market.
A longtime leader in the securitization industry, Mr. Johns, 46, has more than 17 years of experience, having previously served as Head of Global Funding and Liquidity at Ally Financial Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Johns also had roles as Head of Global Capital Markets at Capital One Financial Corp and as a transaction lead at MBNA (now Bank of America).
Throughout his career, Mr. Johns has issued securitized products across a variety of pl ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jeffrey Johnson is a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis. Jeff counsels financial institutions, finance companies, government agencies, government-sponsored entities, and investment banking firms on numerous transactions, including asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities issuances, resecuritization of financial assets, net interest margin transactions, whole loan and asset sales, financing facilities, and related regulatory matters.
He also advises on various other structured transactions involving numerous asset types and receivables, including single-family and multifamily residential mortgage loans, commercial mortgage loans, and automobile and ... (view full description)
Managing Director | Deloitte Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jim Jones is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Managing Director in Deloitte & Touche LLP. Jim leads Deloitte’s Capital Markets Transaction and Advisory Practices. He has over 23 years of experience in public accounting serving various financial services clients in a securitization capacity, delivering services in cash flow modeling, capital structure review, payment date compliance review, transaction document review, securities valuation, loan file review, securitization advisory and overall transaction management.
Jim has experience in many asset classes including GSE multifamily and residential mortgages, Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS), Asset-Backed S ... (view full description)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Matthew Joseph focuses primarily on structured finance transactions. He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of asset-backed securities, and he is often involved in structuring innovative transactions with new asset types or unique tax and cash-flow structures, utilizing various forms of credit enhancement and derivatives. He also represents large financial institutions in structured lending transactions both on balance sheet and in commercial paper conduit transactions as well as in acquisition financing transactions.
Matthew structured the securitization of a broad range of financial assets, including automobile loans and leas ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Jack Kahan is a Senior Director responsible for Residential MBS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. He covers all RMBS asset types, including newly-originated prime jumbo loans, legacy performing and reperforming loans, newly-originated agency loans, and resecuritized legacy RMBS bonds.
Prior to joining Kroll, Jack spent seven years in various roles in the U.S. RMBS group at Standard & Poor’s, most recently as a Director and Analytical Manager responsible for newly issued ratings. In addition to leading a team of analysts in applying new issuance methodology and ratings, Jack lead and co-authored many of the firm’s RMBS-related criteria and research publications. His focus ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Housing Policy and Capital Markets
Wells Fargo Bank LLC
Raghu Kakumanu is Senior Vice-President of Housing Policy and Capital Markets at Wells Fargo. He provides leadership on Wells Fargo’s housing and mortgage policies across both primary and secondary markets, including work on housing finance reform, homeownership growth, credit availability and loan servicing. On behalf of Wells Fargo, he also manages relationships and presents to a wide range of housing finance, mortgage industry and consumer advocate groups.
Raghu is a 14 year veteran of Wells Fargo. Prior to his current role, he created and managed the financial reform office for Wells Fargo Home Lending where he led all mortgage regulatory work resulting from the Dodd-Fra ... (view full description)
Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.
Research analyst, specializing in nonmortgage ABS sectors, including credit cards, autos, student loans and a variety of esoteric ABS. Publishes frequent commentary on ABS markets, consumer credit performance, prepayments, regulation and other relevant ABS market related topics. Is a top-3 ranking analyst in the Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research poll for 10+ years. Was previously a portfolio manager at UBS and Creditanstalt Bank
Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer
Moody's Investors Service
Michael Kanef is the Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer for Moody’s Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for Moody’s global, regulatory outreach and compliance efforts. Michael joined Moody’s as a senior analyst in the Term Asset-Backed Securities Team in 1997 after working as an associate in the Asset-Backed Finance Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He was appointed co-head of the U.S. Term Asset-Backed and Asset-Backed Commercial Paper rating teams in June 2000 and promoted to Group Managing Director of the US. Asset Finance Group in June 2004. His responsibilities within the U.S. Asset Finance Group included participation in meetings with Congressional ... (view full description)
Milken Institute - Center for Financial Markets
As Senior Advisor to the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets (and in his previous role of Director of the Center's Housing Finance Program), Eric Kaplan focuses on the health, sustainability, and reform of the US housing finance ecosystem. He regularly engages policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders, and consumer advocates on such issues as the roles of public and private capital, primary and secondary market dynamics, and lending and servicing practices, maintaining a focus on consumer, industry, and systemic impact.
Kaplan brings over 27 years of housing and mortgage experience across a variety of finance, legal, and policy roles. Prior to joining the Milken I ... (view full description)
Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Association, where he serves as the chair of the board of directors and the executive committee. Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitt ... (view full description)
Managing Principal, Vice Chairman
West Wheelock Capital, Fixed Income Inv.
Manish has 17 years of experience in creating capital market origination platforms, structuring and originating principal transactions and investing in credit assets. He has led over $20 billion of transactions and restructured assets and liabilities for the largest global bankruptcy at the Lehman estate. He continues to focus on investment and liquidity strategies in credit assets.
Prior to working at the Lehman bankruptcy estate, Manish worked in principal groups at Lehman and Bear Stearns in New York, where his mandate was to utilise the firm’s balance sheet to invest in proprietary cross-asset transactions in multiple jurisdictions.
Manish has extensive experience in evaluati ... (view full description)
Napier Park Global Capital
Jared Keating is a Managing Director based in London at Napier Park Global Capital and helps lead the firm’s investments in real assets across the transportation and equipment sectors, including responsibility for Napier Park’s aircraft and railcar leasing programs. Prior to this, Jared focused on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring assignments at Lazard Frères & Co in New York, principally in the financial services sector. Jared also worked at Eurazeo in Paris and at Camulos Capital in London, where he was responsible for investments in private equity and distressed opportunities. Jared received an AB from Princeton University and a Masters in International Affairs, cum laude, ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kathy Kelbaugh, Senior Managing Director with RiskSpan, Inc., is a 25+ year veteran of the residential mortgage industry with significant strategic and tactical expertise in all facets of the sector. Her unique skill set combines a deep appreciation for technology, processes, and people involved in mortgage origination with high proficiency in secondary mortgage markets and credit risk management. Prior to RiskSpan, Ms. Kelbaugh was a Vice President and Senior Analyst for Moody’s RMBS ratings team where she developed and led originator assessments and worked to restart the RMBS market by working with industry participants to enhance transparency through improved data sets, representations a ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Rosemary Kelley is a Senior Managing Director and Head of the ABS Group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA), where she leads the consumer and commercial ABS teams. She was hired in 2011 to focus on consumer ABS including auto loan, auto lease, dealer floorplan, credit card, consumer loan, student loan, and timeshare sectors. Rosemary brings over 25 years of structured finance experience to her role and in February 2021 was elected to co-chair the Structured Finance Association’s Rating Agency Committee.
Prior to joining KBRA, she rated consumer ABS transactions at DBRS after working at MBIA Insurance Corporation for 10 years. While at MBIA, Rosemary held various ... (view full description)
Kevin P. Kendra is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ New York office. He currently manages the U.S. Structured Credit group responsible for collateralized loan obligations (CLO) and other structured credit ratings. The structured credit team is charged with assigning new issue CLO ratings, maintaining the accuracy of existing ratings, providing useful tools to investors and publishing research on transaction characteristics and performance.
Prior to this post he served as Group Credit Officer for U.S. and Latin America Structured Finance. In this role he maintained and further enhanced the quality of credit analysis within the structured finance and covered bonds teams, par ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Global Head of CLOs
Mr. Khan is the Global Head of CLO’s at MUFG Securities. Previously, he led global distribution business for structured credit products at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Wachovia and Credit Suisse. Mr. Khan has over 16 years of experience in sales, marketing, trading and structuring of fixed income securities, with a particular focus on Securitized Products and Emerging Markets. He has also spent two years on the buy-side investing in structured credit instruments. He started his career at Salomon Brothers in New York in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Research. Mr. Khan holds an M.B.A. from William E. Simon School at University of Rochester and Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum L ... (view full description)
Managing Director Head Asset Securitization
RBC Corporate Treasury
Mr. Boris Kogut is currently MD, Head of Asset Securitization, Corporate Treasury at Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to joining RBC in June 2010, he co-founded myNext Mortgage in Toronto having worked there as VP Capital Markets & Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. Until December 2005 he was Vice President, Securitization and Alliance Management at The Bank of Montreal, where he has been since 2001. At BMO, Mr. Kogut oversaw a group of professionals responsible for the retail bank’s $10+ Billion securitization portfolio. Prior to joining BMO Boris spent 5 years with CIBC as an executive in the bank’s Treasury and Balance Sheet Management Group. Mr. Kogut received a Chartered F ... (view full description)
Steven T. Kolyer
Sidley Austin LLP
STEVEN KOLYER is a partner in the Global Finance Group in the firm’s New York office. He has broad experience in securitizations, structured credit products, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, focusing on CLOs/CDOs and related financings in the corporate and real estate sectors. Steven is experienced in conventional capital markets and commercial lending and credit transactions and in credit-linked and other derivative products.
Steven's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. He played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products da ... (view full description)
Cameron Kravitt Foundation
Jason is the founder of Mayer Brown’s securitization practice and was co-chair of the firm from 1998-2001. He has helped the firm's clients create some of the most significant securitization products used in the capital markets today and is well known for being a Co-Founder of the Securitization Industry’s original trade association; leading industry groups in connection with new legislation or regulation; helping to lead large securitization transactions such as MLEC ($100 billion) and Straight A funding ($60 billion) and large RMBS mortgage litigation settlements such as the BofA/BNY Mellon $8.5 billion settlement.
He is consistently rated in the highest category by lawyer ratings ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013. Capital One is one of the seven largest banks in the U.S. with over $340 billion in assets. In 2015 he became head of the newly formed Financial Institutions Group. The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing, securitization, capital markets fund raising, advisory, and other services to companies involved in financial services and asset management throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors. Dave is a frequent speaker, is active in a number of industry groups, and has been a board member of several of the organizations for which he has worked.
Prior to joining Capital One, Dave led and co-founded the U.S. ... (view full description)
Partner and Head of Structured Finance
Stephen Kudenholdt is Dentons' Head of Structured Finance and a partner in the US Capital Markets practice. Stephen’s areas of practice include residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and other asset-backed securities (ABS), primarily focusing on residential mortgage loan securitization as well as re-securitization transactions involving various classes of mortgage-backed securities. He represents issuers, underwriters, loan sellers and other entities in public offerings and private placements. He has helped develop many transaction structures and formats that have become industry standards, including shifting interest subordination techniq ... (view full description)
Associate General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Paul Kurzeja is an Associate General Counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His principal practice involves the representation of the Bank in all aspects of securitization and secured lending as well as commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Kurzeja practiced with Mayer Brown and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He also spent several years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche.
Directly after law school, he served as a federal judicial clerk in the Middle District of North Carolina.
Mr. Kurzeja is a cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law.
He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Moravian College and a Masters ... (view full description)
Vice President, US CLO Capital Markets and Structuring
Intermediate Capital Group
Diana Lande is a Senior Associate on PGIM Fixed Income’s Structured Product Team. Her primary area of credit research specialization is Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Prior to joining the Firm in March 2017, Ms. Lande worked for several years as a structured finance ratings analyst at Moody's, and more recently Morningstar Credit Ratings. Prior to her rating agency experience, Ms Lande practiced as a securitization attorney at Chapman and Cutler LLP. She earned a JD with honors from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with highest honors in economics from Emory University.
Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer
Lord Capital; FIIN
Joe is the Chief Operating Officer of Lord Capital (lordcap.com), dedicated to working with global banks and corporations to invest and managed structured transactions. Through clear and transparent corporate governance, LordCap has co-structured and consolidated over $86 billion of global financial assets.
Joe is also the co-founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of LordCap Green (lordgreen.com), a Wall Street investment manager dedicated to energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings. Accomplished through creating public-private partnerships, LordCap’s private capital supports long-term financings that have clear and measurable environmental, social, an ... (view full description)
Executive Vice Chairman
Ygrene Energy Fund
Stacey Lawson brings 23 years of experience as a business executive in the areas of finance, clean energy, technology and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Ygrene Energy Fund, Stacey was a candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd congressional district where she advocated for property assessed clean energy (PACE) as a leading environmental policy initiative. As Ygrene’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2012-2016, Stacey spearheaded the design and growth of Ygrene’s innovative PACE model for the residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors, scaling Ygrene to over $600M in originations.
A cofounder of the Center for ... (view full description)
Chief Investment Officer
MW Eaglewood Americas LLC
Steven was a founding partner of Eaglewood Capital Management LLC (now known as MW Eaglewood Americas LLC), and has served as the group CIO for MW Eaglewood (the “Firm”) since 2014. Steven is responsible for investment oversight for the Firm. Prior to joining the Firm, Steven worked for Cambridge Place Investment Management, a London-based hedge fund, as the Global Head of Credit and Research.
Prior to Cambridge Place Investment Management, he worked as a Director for UBS in Zürich and as a research analyst at Fidelity Investments focused on ABS and corporate debt. He has also worked for Prudential and Coopers & Lybrand. Steven has over 25 years of fixed income investment exp ... (view full description)
Structured Finance Association
Serving as President of the Structured Finance Association, Kristi Leo has more than 20 years of financial services experience, specializing in asset finance, securitization and capital markets. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of SFA’s strategic plan and manages day to day execution across the organization’s programs and initiatives including policy and advocacy, communication, education and research. Kristi’s involvement with the Structured Finance Association included working as a part-time advisor, via Boulder Advisors, since shortly after SFA’s founding in 2013 until accepting the role as President in June 2019.
Prior to joining the Structure ... (view full description)
Director of Financial Engineering
Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc.
Alex Levin is Director of Financial Engineering at Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. He has developed innovative and efficient valuation models for mortgage-backed securities, including the Active-Passive Decomposition burnout model, the concept of prepay-risk-and-option-adjusted valuation, the method of Credit Option-Adjusted Spread and non-Monte Carlo shortcuts. His recent work focuses on the valuation of instruments exposed to credit risk, home price modeling, and projects related to the MBS crisis and credit-risk sharing.
Alex has been a speaker at both academic and practitioner events and has published a large number of papers. He is co-author (with A. Davidson) of the book ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income Trading
Scott Levy has over 15 years of experience in the fixed income space. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Levy manages trading of Credit and Structured Products. He also trades CDOs for the firm as well as other esoteric ABS. Prior to joining Guggenheim in 2008, Mr. Levy worked in Citi’s debt capital markets origination business, specializing in hybrid capital securities and structured finance alternatives. While at Citi, he structured over $8 billion of fixed income securities, including a $1.5 billion acquisition facility for a major commercial aircraft leasing company and a first of its kind $2 billion hybrid capital merger financing for a large insurance company. Mr. Levy started his career at ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Debt Financing Department, Investment Banking Department
China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd.
Mr. Todd Li, Managing Director and head of the Debt Financing Department at CMS. Since July 2007, Mr. Li has participated in various fixed income transactions including ABS for both onshore and offshore Chinese capital markets, products across ABS, convertible bonds, MTN, CP, SCP, corporate bonds, REITs and etc...
China Merchants Securities, is one of the largest securities firms with full licenses in China, ranked the first for ABS underwriting for the onshore Chinese market in year 2015
Senior Vice President
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Chris Ling is a Senior Vice President in the structured products group at BBH Investment Management. He started his career in fixed income at J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a portfolio manager and trader. Prior to joining BBH Investment Management, he was a senior structured products analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York working on the TALF program. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Binghamton University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
Mayer Brown LLP
Mayer Brown is one of the world's leading law firms for securitization. With over 100 securitization lawyers across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we offer experienced teams across a broad range of vehicles and asset classes. We are one of a handful of international law firms that have securitized virtually every asset type that can be securitized. We regularly represent commercial banks, investment banks, issuers, credit enhancers, liquidity providers, trustees, servicers, underwriters, placement agents and other transaction parties in jurisdictions around the world. Mayer Brown has been at the forefront of assisting clients with originating, acquiring, financing, and securitizing peer-to-p ... (view full description)
Chairman and Partner
China Securitization Forum / Beijing Zhonglun Law Firm
The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the China Securitization Forum www.chinasecuritization.org, Head of the Financial Department of the Zhong Lun Law Firm (www.zhonglun.com), Deputy Chairman of the Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Commissioner of the Asset Securitization and Structured Finance Committee of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (www.nafmii.org.cn), Special-term Professor at the China Capital Markets Institution (www.ccmi.edu.cn), External Appraisal Expert for Asset Securitization Projects at Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Commissioner of the Expert Committee of the China Development Bank, formerly the 7th Chairman of ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Securitization
Xiaowei Luan is a senior vice president in GE Capital’s global securitization and alternative funding group. She is responsible for the development and execution of alternative funding strategies for General Electric Company on a global basis. During her 18+ year career in GE, Xiaowei has held various roles with increased responsibilities, which include the development of structured financing solutions and funding platforms for GE’s trade receivables, equipment financing, mid-market loans, real estate, and dealer inventory financing businesses. Xiaowei started her career in GE as a project engineer at GE Lighting and was responsible for sourcing and product development in China and US. Prior ... (view full description)
CIBC Capital Markets
Andrew joined CIBC in 2005 and is currently a Managing Director in the Securitization Group. Andrew is involved in the marketing, structuring and execution of medium term note and asset-backed commercial paper transactions across a variety of asset classes, including credit cards, automotive and equipment loans and leases, residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, dealer floorplan financing and consumer loans. He has experience
in both the execution of domestic securitizations as well as cross-border securitizations. Andrew is actively involved in new regulatory developments which impact the securitization market in Canada and has been a frequent speaker at conferences on a variety ... (view full description)
Executive Director, Securtitized Products Group
J.P. Morgan Securities Australia Limited
Stephen is a senior member of J.P.Morgan’s Securitized Products Group for J.P. Morgan in Australia. Stephen works with Australian/APAC clients originating and executing covered bonds, term ABS and warehouse transactions, primarily for auto, equipment and mortgage receivables backed transactions.
Prior to working at J.P. Morgan, Stephen was Head of Analytics (APAC) for BNY Mellon, he was responsible for modelling a number of different securitised transactions throughout the region (covering a wide range of asset classes and structures).
Stephen holds a Master of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Commerce degree ... (view full description)
Fortress | NRZ
W. Robert Magee, Jr. – Chief Investment Officer, Shellpoint Partners
Mr. Magee was one of the founding members of C-BASS in July 1996. He was responsible for the investment and trading activities at the firm as they pertained to performing and non-performing loans, REO, and delinquent FHA/VA loans. From late 2004 to the end of 2007, Mr. Magee was the Non-Agency mortgage portfolio manager at Citadel Investment Group, where he started that firm’s Non-Agency business. Mr. Magee started his career in the securities industry in 1988 writing mortgage securities modeling software. He held a number of positions within Citibank Securities Fixed-Income Research Group. He t ... (view full description)
Head of Structured Markets
Amanda Magliaro Head of Global Structured Finance Distribution.
Amanda joined Citi’s U.S. Syndicate Desk in 2002 upon graduation from Columbia Business School, where she received an M.B.A. in Finance. While at Columbia Business School, Amanda was the President of Columbia Women in Business. She received her B.A. from Cornell University in 1996 with a major in Economics and Japanese Studies, with Dean’s list Honors. Amanda is Co-Head of the Markets Diversity Committee, and is the Chair of Citi's International Women's Day Commitee and she was chosen for Citi's Womens Leadership Development Program "Women Leading Citi". She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Japanese. Amanda serves o ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Elaine is a Senior Vice President in the Global Corporate Trust Services CDO group at U.S. Bank based in Houston. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, she spent 25 years with JPMorgan and BNYM. She managed the CDO Transaction Management Group whose responsibility was to lead a team of professionals performing document review, negotiation of transaction documents, and interact with deal parties with a focus of mitigating risk. She was also a Senior Transaction Manager and Relationship Manager working on first to market structured finance transactions. Elaine has worked with leading investment banks, collateral managers, and various market participants in the CLO market during her career. Elaine is a g ... (view full description)
David Mandel is a Director in Citi’s Consumer Finance Group. Mr. Mandel joined Citi in January 2007 and has had a diverse set of responsibilities during his 20+ years in the industry. Mr. Mandel began his career working as an actuarial assistant and since then has worked in the US and UK generally covering consumer finance companies in a variety of capacities including investment banking services, executing transactions consisting of publically and privately offered debt, the sale/purchase of whole loans and businesses, debt refinancings and restructurings, and various other capital raising activities.
Mr. Mandel is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton with a BS degree in Economics ... (view full description)
Paul Mangione founded Fort Schuyler Advisors, a New York based advisory firm, concentrating on structured credit, consumer and residential whole loans and asset valuation. Fort Schuyler Advisors helps financial institutions analyze portfolios of loans, apply leading technological solutions to their existing infrastructure and develop comprehensive plans for the management of illiquid assets. Paul brings over 20 years of experience in technology and portfolio management with public investment companies, private funds and broker/dealers.
Paul was the Non-Agency Portfolio Manager of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. a public mortgage REIT focused on investing in and managing resid ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Mike Manning is the CEO and Co-Founder of DealVector, a network connecting fixed income professionals directly to authenticated, non-public holders of specific assets quickly and securely for the first time, enabling a more transparent and efficient market. Mike launched DealVector with Co-Founder Dave Jefferds in 2012, and has grown the network to more than $2T in deal value, 1000+ firms, and over 600,000 deals loaded on its award-winning platform. As the first global fixed income asset registry and identity-protected communication platform, the DealVector network empowers issuers, investors, advisors and brokers to efficiently address governance and restructuring issues, improve market sur ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Impact Investments
Rhys Marsh is Managing Director for Avenue's new Impact Funds, offering flexible credit-oriented capital from senior debt through non-public equity within a theme of resource access, resilience and security. Prior to Avenue, Rhys founded the solar, storage & distributed generation senior secured lending platform for CIT Energy. Previously, Rhys managed opportunities in capital structure arbitrage, structured products, high yield and fundamental value for LibertyView Capital Management, a $2.5 billion Lehman Brothers hedge fund. After Lehman's bankruptcy, Rhys was part of a four-person team selected to manage the fund's workout & recovery process. Earlier in his career, Rhys worked in ... (view full description)
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
Amy S. Martin is a Senior Director and Analytical Leader in Structured Finance Ratings at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. As part of the New Issue group, she and her team are responsible for rating auto loan and lease Asset-Backed Securities (ABS). As a senior member of the ABS group, Amy is also responsible for the consistent application and development of on-going criteria, chairing auto loan/lease ABS credit committees, and for coordinating and conducting auto ABS analytical training programs.
Amy has been involved in a wide range of rating assignments (including auto loans, auto leases and student loans), has published numerous articles and criteria publications on the auto ... (view full description)
Global Head, Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets
HSBC Bank PLC
Lynn Maxwell, Managing Director, Global Head of Securitisation, Structured Capital Markets, DCM at HSBC Bank plc. Lynn has worked at HSBC in London for the past 9 years. Her global team originates, structures and distributes securitisations across all major ABS markets, including EMEA, Asia and the Americas. Assets include cash or synthetic securitisations across all asset classes, including auto loans and leases, residential mortgages, trade receivables, consumer loans, SME loans, managed and balance sheet CLOs and credit cards. Lynn is regularly involved in securitisation regulatory consultations and contributes to industry panels and discussions. Lynn was shortlisted in 2014 as a Future ... (view full description)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Michael McConnell is a partner in our Business Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on asset securitization, structured finance and securities law. With respect to asset securitization, Mr. McConnell has significant experience with several asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgages, credit cards, automobile/equipment loans, automobile operating leases, home-equity lines of credit and trade receivables. He has acted as counsel for issuers and underwriters on numerous significant securitizations, including several of the largest Canadian public securitizations completed to date, several U.S. cross-border offerings and on several private commercial paper conduits. ... (view full description)
Markets Specialist, Credit Risk Management
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
John McElravey, CFA, is a markets specialist for Credit Risk Management in the Supervision, Regulation & Credit Dept. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He is responsible for analysis of policy issues and credit markets. John has more than 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income Markets and Economic Research.
Prior to the Boston Fed, he was a managing director at Wells Fargo Securities, where he was head of consumer ABS research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was responsible for ABS strategy and trading at Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago.
From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the A ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of ABS US Asset Backed Products
Daniel McGarvey is the Head of US Asset Backed Products Origination at Société Généralé, where he is responsible for the private side of the US securitization business. Mr. McGarvey joined Société Généralé in March 2015 from RBS where he was for 11 years and was responsible for all securitization banking in the US and acted as a board-member of RBS SI, the US broker dealer. Before joining RBS, he worked for Banc One Capital Markets (2001-2004) as head of their non-mortgage term securitization business and J.P. Morgan (1990-2001) primarily in securitization in roles of increasing responsibility.
Mr. McGarvey graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Finance an ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitized Credit Trading
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Matt McQueen is Managing Director and head of Mortgage Credit Trading within Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Trading at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
In this role, Matt leads trading for credit products including RMBS, ABS and CMBS. FICC is one of the main divisions within Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s institutional sales and trading platform.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2015, Matt was head of Non-Agency RMBS trading.
Matt joined Merrill Lynch in 2008 from Bear Stearns. He has a BA in economics from New York University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
Sagacious Capital LLC
Lee Meddin, the founding partner of Sagacious Capital LLC, recently retired from the World Bank Group, where he served as Deputy Treasurer of IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. In this capacity, he helped to manage IFC’s $80+ billion balance sheet, which consisted of approximately $40bn invested in high quality liquid assets, and approximately $40bn invested in emerging markets debt and equity. Prior to this role, he led IFC’s structured and securitized products efforts, where he and his global team structured and invested in transactions for their emerging markets clients, helping hundreds of clients in over 45 developing countries to raise in excess of $15bn, denominate ... (view full description)
Rich is the chief U.S. liaison for the China Securitization Forum (http://www.chinasecuritization.org/en/Institution.aspx?classCode=440). Rich is an associate in the Charlotte office of Dechert LLP, where his practice principally involves assisting investment bank and asset manager clients in CLO securitizations and other structured finance transactions. Rich was formerly a legal translator in the Shanghai, China office of a U.K.-based international law firm; he's been following the development of the structured finance and fintech sector in China over the course of the past several years and he reports on related legal and regulatory developments in a blog available at http://chinastructu ... (view full description)
Group MD, Head of Global Structured Finance
Claire J. Mezzanotte is a Group Managing Director with DBRS and is head of the Global Structured Finance Group. She is responsible for managing the rating teams, quantitative analysis, research and surveillance functions based in London, New York, Chicago and Toronto. Claire is also the Chair of the Structured Finance Criteria Committee, which approves rating methodologies prior to the Independent Review Function.
Previously, Claire was Head of Structured Finance Credit Policy where she was responsible for managing the development of global structured finance rating methodologies, serving as Chair of the Structured Finance Criteria Committee in addition to establishing policies ... (view full description)
Bank of America
Mr. Michael joined BofA Merrill as a managing director in 2009 and is in charge of non-Agency RMBS structuring.
Prior to joining BofA Merrill, he was a managing director at Fortress Investment Group where he was part of a team that managed a portfolio of sub-prime and option arm securities. From 1994 through 2004 he was employed at Bear, Stearns & Co. From 2004 to 2008 he was the senior structurer on the Adjustable Rate Mortgage trading desk.
Mr. Michael holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Steve is the CEO of Dividend Solar, which he co-founded to enable investment in distributed solar at a meaningful scale.
Prior to Dividend Solar, Steve was an Investment Professional at American Infrastructure MLP Funds (“AIM”), a Real Asset private equity firm, where he focused on identifying and executing investments in stable, cash-flowing businesses. In addition, Steve worked directly with AIM’s Founder & CEO on the successful fundraise of AIM II, where he was responsible for managing institutional diligence and the structuring of AIM’s first offshore investment vehicle.
Prior to AIM, Steve was an Analyst in the Global Natural Resources Inve ... (view full description)
Crescent Capital Group
Mr. Miller is a Managing Director of Crescent Capital Group LP and a Portfolio Manager for Crescent’s Structured Product activities. From 2006-2011, Mr. Miller served as co-head of Trust Company of the West's bank loan strategy. From 2011-2012, Mr. Miller served as acting General Counsel at Crescent. Mr. Miller also currently serves as the Chair of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association’s CLO Committee. Prior to joining the team in 2000, Mr. Miller spent two years at Viacom as Vice President, counsel/finance, working with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. From 1993-1998, Mr. Miller was an Associate at Dewey Ballantine LLP specializing in corporate f ... (view full description)
Suzanne Mistretta is a senior director in Fitch Ratings residential mortgage backed securities ratings group. She is responsible for US RMBS new issue ratings and surveillance, and North American covered bonds. Previously, Suzanne worked in Fitch's credit policy group where she was responsible for credit policy and global rating criteria with a focus on asset-backed and commercial mortgage backed securities in The Americas.
Suzanne began her career at Fitch as an RMBS rating analyst in Fitch's US RMBS group and was responsible for rating transactions and developing criteria.
Steven runs the Consumer Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking Division (IBD). The team covers a range of specialty finance assets including traditional sectors such as Auto, Credit Cards and Student Loans to more emergent areas like Fintech, Point of Sale Finance and SME lending. He is a member of Structured Finance Capital Committee and is co-captain of the Tulane University recruiting team. Prior to joining IBD, Steven worked in the Securities Division structuring deals for consumer and commercial clients. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an associate and was named managing director in 2012 and partner in 2018.
Prior to joining the firm, Steven work ... (view full description)
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Tim Mohan is the Chief Executive Partner of Chapman and Cutler LLP and is a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department and Asset Securitization Group.
Tim’s experience includes work in the banking, asset securitization and public finance areas. He has extensive experience in asset-backed commercial paper transactions, bank-financed securitization transactions, and financings involving municipal securities.
He regularly advises bank sponsors of commercial paper conduits on the structural, legal and regulatory issues affecting the set up and operation of these vehicles. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of asset-backed commercial paper, the sec ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Bill Moretti is an industry leader at the intersection of structured finance, financial technology, and portfolio management, and is head of RiskSpan’s SmartLink Innovation Lab. Over the course of his two-decade tenure as a senior investment executive with MetLife, Bill became recognized as an innovative and energetic leader, strategic thinker, change agent, and savvy risk manager. As MetLife’s head of Global Structured Finance, Bill created proprietary analytical systems, which he paired with traditional fundamental credit analysis to maximize portfolio income and returns through market rallies while preserving inve ... (view full description)
Winston & Strawn LLP
Pete Morgan is a partner in the Finance Practice in Winston & Strawn LLP's New York office. His areas of practice include leasing, lending, structured finance, private equity and fund formation. Mr. Morgan represents insurers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, banks, issuers, and borrowers in public and private securitizations and securitization-style warehouse financings. He also represents lessors, lessees, owner participants, and arrangers in lease arrangements.
Mr. Morgan represents leasing, specialty finance companies, and corporate creditors, as well as banks and funds in senior secured transactions, second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, and high-yie ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kenneth P. Morrison. Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ken founded and is the partner in charge of Kirkland’s Asset Finance & Securitization practice. Since 1990, Ken has handled securitizations and principal finance matters on behalf of many clients. Kirkland is involved in securitizations, warehouse facilities, conduit programs and other financings for finance companies, banks and other originators, as well as whole business securitizations for private equity sponsored companies.
Ken has been active in regulatory reform matters, including as the principal author of comment letters on risk retention (for the American Bar Association), Regulation AB II and the shelf eligibility pr ... (view full description)
Nancy Mueller Handal
Executive Vice President, Senior Managing Director
Nancy Mueller Handal is a Senior Managing Director and the Head of Global Structured Products. The group consists of the following units: Structured Finance, Alternative Investments and Index Strategies. Alternative Investments includes a global portfolio of limited partnership investments in hedge funds and private equity funds as well as direct mezzanine and equity co-investments. Structured finance includes a portfolio of Domestic and International ABS, CMBS, RMBS and Residential Mortgage Loans. Index Strategies includes both Fixed Income and Equity index accounts.
Prior to leading the Structured Products Group, Nancy was the head of the Global Structured Finance group at ... (view full description)
Ned brings over 25 years of proven FinTech experience rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses in structured finance, mortgage and capital markets while managing marketing, sales, product, operations, and strategy functions. In this role as AlphaPoint’s Head of Product, Ned is charged with leading the product management and marketing of the company. Prior to joining AlphaPoint, Ned led the capital markets and government businesses for Black Knight Inc.’s Data & Analytics division, a leader in mortgage information. Ned also spent over two decades with Lewtan, a securitization data & software company, holding positions that included head of Sales and Marketing, Genera ... (view full description)
Matthew Natcharian is Head of the Barings Structured Credit Investment Group and a member of the firm’s Global Strategy Committee. He actively participates in the portfolio management of all structured credit focused portfolios and is responsible for structured credit investments, primarily in collateralized loan obligations. Matthew has over 19 years of industry experience that has encompassed CLOs and securitized corporate credit, including synthetic credit products. Prior to joining the firm in 1995, he was a financial information analyst at Allmerica Financial and also New England Mutual Life. He has served as a Director of Invicta Capital LLC, a credit derivative product company, from 2 ... (view full description)
Senior Portfolio Manager
Angel Oak Capital Advisors
Mr. Negandhi focuses on building and managing structured investment strategies within the asset backed securities market.
Mr. Negandhi previously worked within the investment grade corporate bond and collateralized loan obligation fixed income markets, managing a portfolio up to $2 billion in assets at Washington Mutual Bank. Mr. Negandhi guided investments based on risk analysis and exposure valuations, including monitoring credit default and interest rate risk.
Mr. Negandhi holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia College and State University and an M.B.A. from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Vice President, Treasury
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce-CIBC
WOJTEK J. NIEBRZYDOWSKI is Vice President, Global Trem Funding, Treasury at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), located in Toronto, Canada. He is responsible for funding and capital issuance including development, structuring, and execution of the bank’s own assets RMBS, ABS, synthetic, Covered Bond and credit risk mitigation programs in the context of funding, liquidity, balance sheet, regulatory capital management as well as global fixed income investor relations.
Wojtek has been with the bank since 1996 in various Treasury and Balance Sheet Management capacities in Canada and the US. Before joining CIBC, Wojtek worked at the Canadian operations of American Express, most recen ... (view full description)
Katrina Niehaus is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance business within the Investment Banking division and leads Goldman’s Corporate Securitization Group. Katrina joined Goldman Sachs in 2005 as an Analyst and was named Managing Director in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Katrina was an Analyst in the ABS Finance group at Lehman Brothers where she focused on esoteric asset securitization.
Ms. Niehaus has experience structuring and executing transactions in a broad array of asset classes including: solar, utility rate reduction bonds, rental car, whole businesses, intellectual property and small business loans. Ms. Niehaus received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton ... (view full description)
Alexander Nixon is Director at DB' ABS Banking Group and was previously Vice President at BNP Paribas’ Solutions and Structuring Group, covering non-flow structured debt products. Alexander joined BNP Paribas in 2015 from KGS Alpha Capital Markets were he focused on origination of esoteric ABS including transportation, PACE and specialty finance assets. Previously Alexander worked as an Associate at Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a seed-stage healthcare investment fund. Prior to that role, he worked for the Ernst &Young’s Financial Services Office in New York specializing in alternative investments. Alexander received a B.S. in Busin ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director, ABS Commercial
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Tony Nocera is a Managing Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. At KBRA, Tony covers transactions in various asset classes including small to mid ticket leasing, operating assets (marine container, railcars, trucks and aircraft), whole business securitizations, as well as the more esoteric, non-traditional deals.
Prior to joining KBRA, Tony was with Ambac Assurance, where he managed a portfolio of in excess of $12 billion, and Standard & Poors, where he rated commercial asset ABS. Prior to that, he was a relationship manager at Fleet Bank (now B of A) covering specialty finance companies.
Maeve O’Brien (Managing Director) is the Business Group Manager for the Latin American and Canadian Corporate Trust cross border business. In her role, she oversees the retentive sales efforts as well as all client service activities supporting that book of business. For the period from 2009-2012, she oversaw this group when its activities encompassed all global cross border Corporate Trust transactions by any non-US issuers.
Prior to her current role, Maeve ran a Corporate Trust business based in Dublin that supported CDO and CLO activities in EMEA during the height of the financial markets in 2006-2009. Maeve came to the firm as part of i ... (view full description)
Kirkland & Ellis
Jeff O’Connor is a leader in the field of dealer floorplan, auto and equipment securitization and has counseled clients in a broad range of asset securitization, structured finance, secured lending and receivables sale transactions. He represents both issuers and underwriters in a variety of transactions involving dealer floorplan, equipment, retail auto, lease, credit card, healthcare and other assets. Jeff often deals with novel structures, including a floorplan master trust capable of issuing separate series backed solely by overconcentration receivables, mixed lease and retail loan transactions, amortizing series where amortization is tied to an external benchmark rather than the receiva ... (view full description)
Bank of America
Theresa joined Merrill's research team in 1998. She provides credit, prepayment and relative value analysis in the ABS sector. Immediately prior to joining Merrill, Theresa spent 12 years in the Investment Department at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
During most of that time, she managed MetLife's $5.5 billion ABS portfolio and $1.5 billion non-Agency MBS portfolios. At MetLife she also worked in their portfolio management and corporate private placement groups. Before joining MetLife, she spent several years in the mortgage department of a thrift institution and a mortgage banking company.
Theresa earned her MBA from Fordham University in 1991.
Global Head of Credit and Fixed Income
Mr. Oh is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the firm's Global Credit and Fixed Income Strategies. Mr. Oh also co-manages the Leveraged Finance Group and portfolios. Prior to joining PineBridge Investments and its affiliates in 2000,
Mr. Oh's leveraged finance investment experience includes serving as Head of High Yield and Special Situation Investments at Citadel Investments, Head of Leveraged Finance at Koch Capital, and Vice President in High Yield and Distressed Debt Trading at BancAmerica Securities.
Other prior positions include Manager in Ernst & Young's Restructuring and Reorganization and Strategy Consulting Groups.
Mr. Oh received ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, ABS Trading
Thomas Oh is Senior Vice President of Asset Backed Trading at Lloyds Bank North America with a primary focus on Consumer ABS products. Prior to joining Lloyds in Aug 2015, he was a Director and a Consumer ABS Trader at RW Baird from 2011 and has held similar posts at both Sandler O'Neill and Credit Suisse. Mr. Oh has over 10 years’ experience trading Asset Backed Securities following completions of his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
Senior Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage / Mr. Cooper Group
Michele Olds is a Senior Vice President at Nationstar Mortgage LLC "Nationstar" in Denver, Colorado. Michele manages the Master Servicing division at Nationstar. She has 26 years of experience in master servicing and SBO2000 and has been with Nationstar (successor by acquisition to Aurora Loan Services LLC) since 2005.
Prior to joining Nationstar, Michele managed the Master Servicing division at JPMorgan Chase. She also worked at Credit Suisse and First Union (Wachovia). She works with Servicers, Trustees, and Investors on RMBS securitizations and whole loan transactions. Michele is significantly involved with industry partners through her involvement with the Structured Finance Indust ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Head of Capital Markets
Senior Vice President, Finance & Head of Capital Markets
Jon Olsen serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Head of Capital Markets for Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH). Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Olsen leads the Financial Planning & Quantitative Analysis Group, a team of 18 professionals responsible for all Capital Markets, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Business Analytics activities. Mr. Olsen also has significant responsibility for the evaluation and execution of various strategic initiatives.
Since joining Invitation Homes in June 2012, Mr. Olsen has been responsible for the execution of over $23 billion ... (view full description)
Head of ABS Origination
KGS Alpha Capital Markets, L.P.
Fouad Onbargi has over 20 years of experience in structured finance. For the past 4 years, he has headed KGS’s ABS origination effort. Focusing on specialty finance and transportation assets, KGS has raised close to $2 billion in funding for its clients, including 18 US Export-Import Bank guaranteed bonds backed by Boeing aircraft. Prior to joining KGS in the summer of 2011, Mr. Onbargi headed up investment banking at Aladdin Capital, a $12 billion hedge fund. From 2002 through 2009, Mr. Onbargi headed up Barclays’ Esoteric/Commercial ABS effort leading high profile transactions including The Tribune’s accounts receivable DIP securitization, Cendant’s acquisition of Budget Trucks out of b ... (view full description)
Francisco Paez is a Director in MetLife's Investments department. He joined MetLife in 2003 at its Latin American regional investments office in Santiago, Chile, where he had roles including responsibilities for structured finance and private equity investments. Francisco joined MetLife’s Structured Finance Group in Morristown, NJ, in 2007, where he’s had roles covering CMBS and ABS globally, as well as non-US RMBS.
Prior to MetLife, Francisco spent 6 years at Citibank in Latin America, where he had various relationship management, product management and sales responsibilities.
Francisco is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He earned his B.B.A. from th ... (view full description)
Vice President Portfolio Manager
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.
Alessandro Pagani is a vice president, portfolio manager and head of the mortgage and structured finance team at Loomis, Sayles & Company. He leads the group in developing investment strategies for mortgage pass-through, asset-backed, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities across all fixed income products. Alessandro also co-manages the firm’s securitized investment strategies.
With 23 years of investment industry experience, Alessandro joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 from Cambridge Place Investment Management, a specialty manager of credit sensitive structured securities, where he was co-head of global research and credit. He was also a director of asset-backed s ... (view full description)
Thomas Pai is a Director in Asset Finance within the Securitized Products team in the Fixed Income department of Credit Suisse. Mr. Pai originates and executes transactions on behalf of auto and equipment clients for the Consumer and Commercial ABS Origination team. Mr. Pai joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 from Barclays Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Pai was a member of the ABS team at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Pai was also a member of the Asset Finance Group at Citi, working on equipment leasing and project finance transactions for the firm. Mr. Pai received his B.A. in Government and Economics from Cornell University.
Senior Vice President, Single Family Portfolio Management
Kevin Palmer is SVP of Credit Risk Transfer at Freddie Mac. He is responsible for Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) for the Single Family business. In this capacity he leads all CRT efforts including the STACR securitization, Mortgage insurance, ACIS reinsurance, FWLS and other front end risk transfer offerings. In addition he is responsible for the Single Family costing process that assists in guarantee pricing.
Since 2001 Kevin has served in a variety of other positions at Freddie Mac including whole loan trading, non-agency ABS portfolio and risk management.
Kevin holds an MBA in Finance from Virginia Tech and a BA in Economics from Weber State University.
Deputy Secretary General
China Securitization Forum
Dr. Yang Pang is the Executive Secretary General of China Securitization Forum. He has over fifteen years of experience in global securitization industry, and has been closely involved in the growth of securitization sector in China. Dr. Pang is also the CEO of Shanghai Alliance Financial Services, which focuses on building information technology supporting the analysis, valuation and trading of securitized products. Prior to working in China, he was a partner and senior executive in a global asset management firm which specializes in investments in structured credit and structured finance assets. Before working in financial services industry, Dr. Pang was an assistant professor of physics a ... (view full description)
Managing Director/Portfolio Manager
Aashh Parekh is a Director in the Structured Securities Research area of the Global Public Markets Group at TIAA-CREF.
Global Head of Structured Products
Russel Parentela is responsible for managing Bloomberg’s core terminal analytics and surveillance of Cash Structured Product securities. His focus is on large scale solutions and product development linked to current market and stimulus initiatives. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit Analytics at BNY Mellon. Before BNY Mellon, Mr. Parentela was a Managing Director at ZAIS Group, LLC where he managed the Structured Credit Advisory Services Group which performed portfolio diagnostics, model valuation/validation and asset monitoring. Mr. Parentela was also the Chief Operating Officer of ZAIS Solutions, LLC, responsible for ZAIS Group' ... (view full description)
James Paris serves as CEO of Avant, a high growth financial technology company, dedicated to lowering the barriers of borrowing for all consumers. Since 2012, Avant has secured more than $4 billion in funding and connected customers to over $6 billion through more than 1 million transactions and counting. Through big data and machine learning, Avant’s mission is to provide better access to responsible financial products. In his role, he is responsible for leading all key functional areas for Avant, including pr ... (view full description)
Co-Chair, Structured Finance
Winston & Strawn LLP
Dan Passage is a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP's Corporate Department in the firm's Los Angeles office with more than two decades of experience advising issuers, underwriters, and financial institutions on complex financial transactions, with an emphasis on securitizations and structured finance. Mr. Passage has extensive experience structuring programs for the origination, financing, and securitization of novel asset classes, including Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Bonds, marketplace funded loans, divorce loans, life settlements, premium finance loans, annuities, patent and trademark license royalties, trade receivables, automobile leases, sales contracts and dealer floorplan ... (view full description)
Chief Capital Officer
Sachin Patel leads the Global Capital Markets Group and is responsible for Funding Circle’s investor strategy. This includes the design, structuring and distribution of Funding Circle’s investment products to high net worth individuals, asset managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, national and supranational institutions.
Funding Circle is the global small business loans platform. Set up in 2010, investors have lent more than £4.5 billion to over 45,000 businesses across the UK, US and Europe. Funding Circle loans are funded by a diverse array of investors including more than 70,000 individuals, local and national government, financial institutions and the first single pla ... (view full description)
Senior Structured Credit Analyst
Brigade Capital Management, LLC
Mr. Pauley is a Senior Structured Credit Analyst at Brigade Capital Management. Prior to joining Brigade, Mr. Pauley led RBS’s CDO/CLO strategy platform from 2009 through July 2012. As a CLO strategist, he focused on relative value, structural characteristics and collateral quality. Mr. Pauley published monthly reports on the CLO sector and provided the trading desk with analysis and information systems. Mr. Pauley also was employed by Wells Fargo Securities for five years, where he held various positions, including CDO Research Analyst. Mr. Pauley has a B.S. in Computer Science from Winthrop University.
CRE Financial Council
Lisa Pendergast is the Executive Director of Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC), was the 2010/2011 President and formerly a member of CREFC’s Board of Governors for over nine years. Ms. Pendergast previously served on the Editorial Board of CREFC’s CRE Finance World. Lisa has been a top-ranked research analyst in the highly competitive Institutional Investor All-American Fixed-Income Research Team survey in the CMBS category. She has published several articles and reports on various aspects of the CMBS markets that appear in industry handbooks and academic journals, and is often quoted in the financial press on commercial real estate debt-related issues.
Prior to CREF ... (view full description)
Zilch Technology Limited
Credit Agricole CIB
Sam Pilcer is a Managing Director at Credit Agricole CIB’s Securitization Group in New York, where he has worked for the last 10 years. He has worked on asset backed transactions in numerous different asset classes funded through both ABCP conduits as well as the term ABS markets. Sam has worked in the ABS and ABCP fields for over 20 years.
Prior to that he spent many years as a banker to highly leveraged companies specializing in acquisition finance, secured debt and financing to bankrupt companies.
He is a CPA and has a MBA from NYU Stern School.
Michael S. Piwowar
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Michael S. Piwowar was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was sworn in on August 15, 2013.Most recently, Dr. Piwowar was the Republican chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs under Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Richard Shelby (R-AL). He was the lead Republican economist on the four SEC-related titles of the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Dr. Piwowar also worked on a number of important SEC-related oversight issues under the jurisdiction of the Committee, such as securities, over-the-counter derivatives, investor protection, market structure, and capital formation.During the financial cr ... (view full description)
Managing Director & Portfolio Manager
Justin Plouffe is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager with Carlyle Global Market Strategies. He is based in New York. Mr. Plouffe focuses on structured credit investing, liability management, and the issuance of Carlyle-sponsored collateralized loan obligation (CLO) funds in the U.S. and Europe. Since joining Carlyle in 2007, he has been actively involved in Carlyle’s acquisitions of corporate credit management platforms, served as portfolio manager for CLO investments, developed proprietary portfolio management analytics, and negotiated a wide variety of financing facilities.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Plouffe was an attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP. He has also se ... (view full description)
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Highly professional executive who has extensive financial services experience, Mary has over 30 years of leadership and management in the Finance Industry. Mary’s key area of focus has been structured finance and more particularly securitisation.
More recently Marys experience has expanded to mergers and acquisition, strategic planning and currently as CEO. Mary’s interest in securitisation developed during her 11 years with Macquarie Bank where she developed funding utilised securitisation as an efficient means of financing for many clients including Melbourne Water, the transaction securing deal of the year.
Prior to joining RESIMAC in 2003, Mary spent 3 years at P ... (view full description)
Director, Structured Finance
Aegon Asset Management US
Greg Podhajsky, CFA, joined Aegon USA Investment Management, LLC (AUIM) and its affiliates in 1995. Greg is a Senior Structured Finance Analyst, responsible for providing ABS research, underwriting, and analytical support.
Prior to joining Aegon, Greg was employed with Firstar Bank where he served as a Senior Credit Analyst in the commercial loan division. Greg has 25 years of industry experience and 21 years of experience with AUIM and its affiliates.
Greg received his BA in business, his MBA from the University of Iowa, and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Herman C. Poon is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group. He focuses primarily on securitization of consumer assets backed by North American Credit Cards and Asset-Backed Commercial Paper. He leads the teams responsible for conducting rating analyses, assigning new issue ratings, publishing research and commentary, including newsletters and presale reports, criteria development, and supporting issuer and investor relationships.
Prior to joining Fitch, Herman worked in the Fixed Income Investments unit at MetLife, where he was responsible for supporting the management of the firm’s asset-backed portfolio and analyzing the performance metrics of their hol ... (view full description)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Ira Powell is the Chief Credit Officer of Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. Ira joined the company from Goldman Sachs, where he served as a Vice President and the Head of Money Market Origination within the Investment Banking Division. Prior to his role at Goldman Sachs, Ira was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Ira began his career at Clifford Chance, followed by a two year stint at Fitch Ratings as a founding member of their Asset Backed Commercial Paper Group. Ira holds a B.S. from Cornell University and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Head of Structured Credit Research
David Preston, CFA, is the head of Structured Credit Research at AGL Credit, and has almost 20 years of experience in securitization and structured credit.
Prior to joining AGL, Preston was head of ABS & CLO research at Wells Fargo Securities, leading a client facing research group covering U.S. and European CLOs, Middle Market CLOs, and Asset Backed Securities (ABS).
The Wells Fargo CLO Research team was ranked #1 in Institutional Investor’s All-America Fixed-Income Research survey in every year from 2013 to 2020.
Wells Fargo CLO research was also ranked #1 Most Helpful CLO Team in every year from 2015 to 2020 by Greenwich Associates Fixed Income Invest ... (view full description)
Dmitri Rabin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the co-head of the mortgage and structured finance group, with a focus on coordinating of the firm’s research and trading capabilities in this area. Dmitri co-leads the group in developing and implementing investment strategies for asset-backed securities, commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities and covered bond sectors across all fixed income products. He is also a co-portfolio manager for securitized credit investment strategies.
Dmitri has 18 years of investment industry experience. He joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 and has been a strategist responsible for global residential real estate, RMBS ... (view full description)
Debbie Rappoport Bigman
Debra has over 17 years of experience in financial services, specializing in the securitization market. She regularly evaluates structured products for issuers and investors, involving a variety of asset types including Collateralized Debt Obligations and Mortgage Backed Securities. Debra provides a range of services, such as accounting, tax and quantitative analyses for domestic and cross-border securitization transactions.
Her experiences include:
• Structural analysis of Collateralized Debt Obligations, including commercial real estate, structured product and loan transactions;
• Primary Beneficiary analysis under FIN 46; • Impact of FAS 140, FAS 133, EITF 99-20 and othe ... (view full description)
Senior Managing Director
Cerberus Capital Management
Keith Read, Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management and Senior Vice President of Cerberus Business Finance, LLC and Ableco Finance LLC. Mr. Read joined Cerberus in 2006. Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Read was a Managing Director at CIBC World Markets from 1995 to 2005, where he was responsible for the distribution of structured finance products including CLOs and CBOs, mezzanine financings, leveraged finance and direct fund raising. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Read was an Executive Vice President at The Argosy Securities Group, a boutique high yield advisory firm. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Managing Director at Barclays Bank. From 1989 to 1991, he served as ... (view full description)
Mitchell Resnick joined Freddie Mac as a Vice President in the Multifamily Division in November 2011. In this role he heads pricing for all multifamily loan purchases, capital deployment and marketing for all securitizations including the K-deal program. In addition, Resnick manages the relationships with securities investors and the broker/dealer community.
Prior to joining Freddie Mac, Mitch was a Vice President in the Real Estate Finance Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. In this role he was the co-head of the Capital Markets area where he was responsible for the pricing and distribution of commercial real estate loans. During his 15 year career at Goldman, Resnick also ran the Structured ... (view full description)
VP - Senior Credit Officer
Moody's Investors Service
Tracy Rice is a Vice President – Senior Credit Officer in the U.S. Asset Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Service. Tracy joined Moody’s in 2005, and is currently part of a team that assigns new ratings to securities backed by esoteric assets. She covers a variety of asset classes including solar, aircraft, whole business, stranded costs and more. Tracy continues to be involved in many analytical projects and has written numerous reports covering these sectors.
Previously, Tracy covered various other ABS sectors, including student loans and equipment leases and loans. She also authored Moody’s approaches to rating private (non-guaranteed) and Federal Family Education Loan ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
David L. Ridenour’s practice involves representing major financial institutions acting as issuers, underwriters and purchasers in a wide range of asset-based and asset-backed securities transactions.
Mr. Ridenour’s practice focuses extensively on unsecured consumer lending, with a particular expertise on both publicly registered and privately negotiated consumer credit card ABS, where he has experience representing nearly all of the major consumer credit card securitization platforms in numerous issuances worth in excess of US$40 billion.
Mr. Ridenour also advises on other financings and structured products backed by energy efficiency loans, solar loans, general consumer instalme ... (view full description)
BMO Capital Markets
Terry has been a Managing Director in the BMO Capital Markets’ Securitization Group for the past 15 years. During this time he has worked as an originator and structurer on many public and private term ABS transactions and conduit ABCP transactions. Terry has worked with a wide variety of asset classes, including auto and equipment leases and loans, dealer floorplan financing loans, residential mortgages, credit card receivables, daily car rental assets and trade receivables.
Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Terry was a partner with the law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto, Ontario. During his time at Davies, Terry’s practice focused on corporate ... (view full description)
Maples and Calder
Alasdair is the Global Managing Partner of Maples and Calder and is based in the Cayman Islands. He previously served as Global Head of the Finance group. Alasdair's practice focuses on structured finance, structured investment funds, derivatives, funds finance and corporate finance. He also advises on financial regulatory issues. Alasdair is Chairman and a director of the firm's affiliate, MaplesFS, a leading specialised fiduciary and fund services provider.
Alasdair joined Maples and Calder in Hong Kong in 1999 before moving to the Cayman Islands office in 2001. He was elected as a partner in 2004. Alasdair previously worked for Clifford Chance in London and Hong Kong. ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Head of Securitized Asset Investments
Randy Robertson, Managing Director, is the Head of the Securitized Asset Investment Team and a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Robertson spent 10 years with Wachovia Capital Markets, most recently as a Managing Director, head of the Residential Mortgage and Consumer Group, and co-head of Residential CDOs. In these roles, he was the business leader for the broad investment banking consumer and residential mortgage markets activities. He oversaw the strategic and operational management of the company's Distressed Asset Resolution default management team (DART), and the Chief Executiv ... (view full description)
Director, Securitization Finance
RBC Capital Markets
Nick Rogers has worked in structured finance and securitization since 2001.
He is a Director in Securitization Finance at RBC Capital Markets, where he structures and originates asset-backed securities for aircraft, shipping container, large equipment, energy and other non-traditional ABS clients.
Prior to joining RBC in 2015, Nick spent a decade at RBS Greenwich Capital, where he originated railcar, timeshare, shipping container, equipment and auto ABS transactions. Pre-crisis, he structured a range of RMBS transactions for Greenwich Capital’s mortgage finance business.
Nick has also worked in the structured finance businesses of Deloitte and JPM ... (view full description)
Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Capital Markets
U.S. Department of Treasury
Monique Rollins currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets at the Department of Treasury. She oversees the Office of Capital Markets, which advises Treasury officials on the capital markets implications of policy choices and collaborates with other government agencies and offices within the Executive Branch. Areas of focus include housing policy and broader housing finance reform, market functioning, student loans and infrastructure finance.
Monique joined Treasury in 2011 as a Senior Policy Advisor, initially concentrating on market structure and small business access to capital where she worked on the passage of the Jumpstart Our Busi ... (view full description)
Mr. Rosen is a Managing Director in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Rosen serves as Strategy Head for Corporate Financial Services in the Ares Credit Group, where he focuses on alternative credit investments Prior to joining Ares in 2019, Mr. Rosen was a Partner at Solar Capital Partners where he was the Head of Lender Finance and was also responsible for managing the firm’s commercial finance control equity investments. Previously, he was a Senior Associate at Wellspring Capital Management, where he focused on U.S. middle market private equity investments. In addition, Mr. Rosen was an Analyst in the S ... (view full description)
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Greg Rosenberg, CFA is manager of the Liquid Assets Management unit of IFC Treasury and portfolio manager responsible for U.S. and Canadian structured products at International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). Prior to joining IFC in 2008, Greg spent 4 years at Proxima Alfa, a hedge-fund seeding company, where he was a portfolio manager and trader for a variety of cash and derivative products across the CMBS, RMBS and corporate bond markets. Greg has extensive experience in fixed-income research and structured finance. Greg has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO and CFO of Petra Partners, Nicole Rothschild oversees all strategic, managerial and financial aspects of the firm, in addition to her role as Managing Partner of her familys NY-based Rothschild Family Office. Nicole also manages her familys MEIT Realty business, which owns and operates multi- family, office and retail property in the NY tri-state area and along the US East Coast. Prior to joining MEIT Realty in 1995, Nicole worked as a staff accountant at Ernst & Youngs Kenneth Leventhal real estate group, focusing on forensic accounting related to the failures of MBS hedge funds. Nicole graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics from N ... (view full description)
Head, US CLO New Issue
Amit Roy is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking division at Goldman Sachs and heads the US CLO New Issue business for the firm. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 and has been directly involved in structuring and placing over $50bn of securities backed by bank loans, high yield bonds, investment grade securities, private placements and emerging market securities.
Amit holds an MBA, with honors, from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and S.B. degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Head of Securitisation
National Australia Bank
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Annabel Schaafsma is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group responsible for assigning primary ratings to Residential Mortgage Backed Securities in the EMEA region. Annabel has many years of experience in credit analysis, as well as managing credit professionals.
Annabel first joined Moody’s in 2001 as an analyst specializing in UK and Dutch RMBS, and Covered Bonds. Prior to joining Moody’s Annabel worked for Credit Suisse in the Credit Risk Management department in various roles in London and New York. In 2006 Annabel joined Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Credit Research for the Structured Credit Investment team that invested in structured finance instruments. ... (view full description)
President & Chief Operating Officer
Pretium Partners, LLC
Curt Schade, President and COO
Pretium Partners/Progress Residential
Curt Schade is co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Pretium Partners, an investment management company focused on residential real estate asset related opportunities. Pretium manages Progress Residential, a private REIT with over 17,000 single-family rental homes and Pretium Mortgage Credit, a non-performing loan investment fund with the ability to retain both re-performing loans and REO for rental.
Prior to launching Pretium, Curt was a partner in Pinebank Asset Management, a long/short distressed credit hedge fund and prior to that, a partner in the leveraged finance gr ... (view full description)
Manager, Capital Markets
CNH Industrial Capital
Ms. Schlueter joined CNHI in 2008, and is responsible for issuance of public and private ABS and unsecured bonds, obtaining bank/conduit lending and procuring credit lines for CNH Industrial and its North American captive finance subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, as well as acting as the rating agency liaison for the company. CNH Industrial is a major manufacturer of agricultural, construction and commercial equipment throughout the world, with about $25 billion in revenues and 64,000 employees. CNH Industrial Capital currently finances approximately $13.5 billion of equipment purchases, and has issued over $45 billion in asset-backed securities since 1992. Ms. Schlueter's responsib ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
Renee Schultz is Fannie Mae’s Senior Vice President – Capital Markets, reporting to the Executive Vice President and Head of Single-Family Business. Ms. Schultz manages Fannie Mae’s Capital Markets Pricing and Sales Desk, the Credit Risk Transfer program, and the Whole Loan Conduit. Her teams are responsible for providing liquidity to lenders and the broader capital markets through establishing and implementing credit pricing terms, executing strategies to transfer credit risk associated with Fannie Mae’s single-family guaranty business, trading mortgage-backed securities (MBS) with capital markets participants, purchasing and subsequently securitizing whole loans, and purchasing pools and w ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President & Treasurer
Dave Schulz is Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at OneMain Holdings Inc. (formerly Springleaf Financial Services), the largest personal finance company in the U.S. providing loan products to customers nationwide.
Schulz joined the new OneMain in 2013. Since joining the company, he has focused on liquidity, capital and balance sheet management, capital markets, rating agencies and debt investor relations.
Prior to joining the new OneMain, Schulz spent six years as Capital Markets Leader for Consumer Finance at GE Capital. He was also Treasurer of Volkswagen of America/Canada and Head of Asset Backed Securities at Volkswagen Bank GmbH in Germany. Before his 10 ... (view full description)
Pat is responsible for introducing Wilmington Trust’s full array of trust and agency services to corporations and financial institutions throughout the country and in several off-shore jurisdictions. She specializes in asset-backed securitizations for all asset classes as well as services specific to special purposes entities, including those utilized by Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and the Commercial Real Estate industry.
Pat is an active participant in the Structured Finance Industry Group and is a member of its Board of Directors. She is a past board member of the American Securitization Forum and a previous chair of its Communication and Education Committee. She is a frequen ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Jordan Schwartz practices primarily in the area of structuredfinance. As such, he has been lead counsel in hundreds of public and privatesecuritization transactions, involving a wide array of asset classes.Clients he regularly represents include major investment banks, commercialbanks, insurance companies, and institutional investors. In addition tostructured finance expertise, Jordan has many years of experience as acorporate lawyer and business advisor and has participated in a variety ofcorporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts,initial public offerings, leveraged aircraft leasing, and computer ... (view full description)
Frank is a subject matter expert in regulation as it relates to securitizations, structured products and related areas providing global advisory services to our banking, insurance, investment management and private equity clients for over 26 years. He has assisted companies in developing and executing financing strategies, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, surveillance, and due diligence in both the debt and equity sectors.
Frank has extensive experience in valuation, accounting, tax, financial and regulatory reporting, bookings and controls functions, He has led various advisory assignments with regard to the design, structure and implementation of bad bank valu ... (view full description)
Director, Asset Securitization
RBC Corporate Treasury
Mr. Shea joined MUFG in December 2013. Mr. Shea has over 20 years of experience in Structured Products working with a broad mix of issuers across many structures (Loan, Bond, L/C, CDS, TRS & Repo) under a diverse set of circumstances (acquisition finance, corporate recapitalizations, distressed/rescue finance & short/long-term funding situations). Prior to joining MUFG, Mr. Shea formed his own advisory firm focused on the specialty finance sector and was the CRO for a subprime auto finance company. Mr. Shea also worked at UBS where he was the co-head of the ABS Capital Markets & Financing Business in the U.S. Prior work experience also includes Deutsche Bank, Prudential Investme ... (view full description)
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Moody’s Investors Service
Ben Shih is a Senior Analyst in the Asset Finance Group at Moody’s responsible for surveillance of esoteric ABS assets such as solar, films, tax liens, containers and railcars. Ben was formerly a principal at GHL & Company and a VP at Merrill Lynch’s Global Structured Finance Group. He also co-founded AmRock Advisors, a financial consulting firm. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he worked in the ABS Research at Moody’s and as an investment banker focused on leverage finance in the Telecom and Media Group at Barclays Capital. Ben holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School, MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.
Senior Investment Analyst
Wells Capital Management
Mike Shinners is a senior analyst for the taxable money market credit research team at Wells Capital Management. He began his investment industry career in 1994 as a financial analyst at Firstar Corporation. Prior to transferring into his current position as senior analyst, Mike worked as a senior manager of credit risk management for Washington Mutual Bank. Earlier, he served for 10 years in a variety of roles at GMAC – Residential Funding Corporation and worked as an accountant at KPMG. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Mike is a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs and the CFA Institu ... (view full description)
Chief Financial Officer
1st Financial Bank USA
Gregg Silver is President of 1st Financial Funding & Investment Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1st Financial Bank USA, the nation's 31st largest credit card issuer. Since taking over this position in 1999, he has completed more than $5 billion worth of securitizations in more than 40 transactions. In 2010, Gregg was promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer of 1st Financial Bank USA. He is responsible for all of the capital markets, funding and accounting functions for the bank.
Prior to joining 1st Financial, he ran the NY ABS department for The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Limited, now part of the Mizuho Financial Group, for 5.5 years. There he c ... (view full description)
Alston & Bird LLP
Richard Simonds is a partner in the Alston & Bird Finance practice group and focuses on the representation of issuers and underwriters in mortgage- and asset-backed securitizations. Mortgage types include residential, multifamily and small balance commercial mortgage loans. Asset types include equipment leases, personal unsecured loans and SBA loans. In addition, Richard has extensive experience related to issues involving mortgage REITs.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Associate Director, Capital Policy
Federal Housing Finance Agency
Dr. Smith currently is a Senior Executive at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) responsible for capital policy, including developing new risk based capital requirements applicable to the Federal Home Loan Banks and any successors to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Additionally, he has served as the FHFA lead in coordinating the efforts of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to develop the risk-transfer products known as CAS and STACR.
Previously, he worked on capital and mortgage purchase program issues for both the FHFB and OFHEO, predecessor agencies to FHFA. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia.
Chief Credit Officer
Blue Bridge Financial
Rob oversees Blue Bridge Financial's Credit, Capital Markets and Servicing functions. Prior to joining Blue Bridge in 2014, Rob co-founded Carillon Capital, a boutique investment advisory firm and merchant bank. Using his extensive knowledge of capital markets, portfolio management and lending, Rob helped financial institutions and specialty finance companies with the purchase and sale of loan portfolios, valuation of businesses and assets, and the development of innovative financial product marketing strategies.
Over the past 20 years, Rob has purchased and sold over $10 billion in whole loans and led the issuance of more than $4 billion in asset-backed securities. ... (view full description)
Managing Director Co-Head Structured Credit Group
Mizuho Securities USA Inc.
Vinodh is a Managing Director and Co-head of the Structured Credit Group responsible for all structured solutions for third party corporates.
The team works on arranging all forms of structured capital ranging from securitizations, EETCs, project bonds to mezzanine and equity tranches, encompassing a wide variety asset classes including aviation.
Prior to Mizuho, Vinodh has worked at BNP Paribas, Wachovia Securities and Deutsche Bank for 15+ years on a variety of asset classes ranging from small ticket equipment and transportation to intellectual property and sports.
Vinodh has worked in solution groups as well as corporate fi ... (view full description)
Schulte Roth & Zabel
Craig Stein is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he is co-head of the Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. His practice focuses on structured finance and asset-backed transactions, swaps and other derivative products, including credit- and fund-linked derivatives, prime brokerage and customer trading agreements. He represents issuers, underwriters, collateral managers and portfolio purchasers in public and private structured financings, including collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Craig has been recognized in this area by the prestigious legal directory Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted that satisfied clients praised him for h ... (view full description)
Peter Sterling serves as the President and Portfolio Manager of the Coastland Direct Yield Fund and is a senior member of Coastland Capital’s Management Committee. Peter has 15 years of industry experience investing in credit, equity, and derivative portfolios and investing in non-performing loans in the consumer and commercial credit card space. Prior to joining Coastland, Peter co-managed a multi-billion dollar capital structure arbitrage portfolio at KBC Alternative Investments and Marin Capital. Previous to that, Peter traded derivatives at DE Shaw/KBC FP and on the American Stock Exchange. Peter graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology. ... (view full description)
Eli Stern is a principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Financial Services Organization (FSO) in the Advisory Services practice and is based in New York. He serves as the FSO Advisory Blockchain Leader, working with financial institutions on building out blockchain-based platforms and approaches and managing the corresponding risks. Eli and his team also work with financial institutions planning to create digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, or issue digital tokens as a fundraising mechanism.
Eli also co-leads FSO Advisory’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice, where he focuses on serving financial services institutions in the securitization market. This prac ... (view full description)
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Moody's Investors Service
Linda A. Stesney is a managing director in Moodys Asset Finance Group,
focusing on US RMBS Surveillance and Latin American securitizations.
Prior to assuming her current responsibilities, Linda focused on
securitizations backed by U.S. residential mortgages, US and Canadian
covered bonds, and on servicer quality assessments. Linda also managed
Moodys student loan securitization team and was responsible for rental
car securitizations. Earlier in her career, Linda worked as an assistant
general counsel at Financial Guaranty Insurance Company and as a
corporate law associate at Shearman & Sterling in New York.
Assistant General Counsel & Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Todd is an Assistant General Counsel for BofA Merrill Lynch’s Fixed Income group, which includes asset backed- and mortgage backed-securitization, origination and servicing for securitized commercial real estate loans, and other structured finance products. He is also a part in BofA Merrill Lynch internal team for implementation of regulatory reforms under the Dodd-Frank Act and Regulation AB II.
Todd is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Bank of America Legal Department’s Pro Bono Committee and its Diversity & Inclusion Business Council. He is currently a board member for Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and is a past chair of the Me ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Leo Subler is Senior Vice President, Treasury and Capital Markets at Sallie Mae Bank, where he manages its private education loan securitization program. Leo served in the same capacity at legacy Sallie Mae prior to its spinoff of Navient.
Prior to joining Sallie Mae, he worked in various securities underwriting, structured finance and leveraged finance positions at First Chicago and Banc One. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of SFIG. He holds a bachelors in economics from Dickinson College and an MBA from Duke University. Go Devils.
Devin Swaney, a partner in Dechert's global finance practice, focuses on structured finance and real estate matters, with a particular emphasis on securitization and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Mr. Swaney represents issuers, underwriters, mortgage loan sellers, servicers, investors, operating advisors and sponsors with respect to public and private asset-backed securitizations, and he works on commercial and government sponsored deals collateralized by performing, re-performing and distressed assets. He acts as counsel to registrants with respect to regulatory filings and reporting obligations under the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, and he represents financial institutions, ... (view full description)
Discover Financial Services
Kevin Sweeney is Director, Treasury - Capital Markets for Discover. His responsibilities include management of capital markets execution both structured and unsecured debt for Discover Financial and Discover Bank. He also manages rating agency and debt investor relationship efforts.
Kevin has over 30 years of capital market experience, prior to joining DFS in 2006, he managed MBNA's US Card Securitization program.
Kevin has a BS in Finance from Villanova and an MBA from Drexel University. He is a member of the SFIG Board of Directors.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions group. He advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products, and his securitization experience encompasses a wide variety of asset classes, including automobile loans and leases, student loans, marketplace loans and residential mortgages. Charlie has worked on many innovative transactions and structures, with sponsors ranging from finance arms of Fortune 500 companies to technology-driven emerging growth companies. He co-authored the fourth edition of the leading industry treatise, Offerings of Asset-Backed Sec ... (view full description)
Sidley Austin LLP
AREAS OF FOCUS
Dodd-Frank Reform Act
Syndicated and Leveraged Finance
ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
New York, 2005
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003, with honors)
Hamilton College (B.A., 1997)
David Sylofski is partner in the Global Finance practice group in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on a broad range of asset-backed and mortgage-backed s ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President of Global Capital Markets
Patrick J. Tadie is Group Vice President at Wilmington Trust, N.A in the Global Capital Markets Group. He manages the group’s Global Structured Finance business, after initially leading product development, strategy, and sales.
Prior to Wilmington Trust, he was at BNY Mellon, where he was Global Head of Product, Strategy and Chief Credit Officer for the Corporate Trust group; EVP and Business Executive for the Broker/Dealers and Alternative Investments groups; EVP and Global Business Head for Derivatives; and EVP of Structured Products for Corporate Trust.
Tadie was also a Portfolio Manager at Freddie Mac, headed up Mortgage Finance at First Union, and was Business He ... (view full description)
Quincy is a Managing Director in the Structured Finance Group at DBRS. She manages the U.S. RMBS team in rating criteria development, research and publications as well as credit and structural analysis on mortgage transactions and re-securitizations.
Prior to joining DBRS in 2004, Quincy spent three years at Fitch Ratings managing subprime / home equity securitizations. She also spearheaded the Fitch RMBS training program and NIM Securitizations on-line surveillance project. Previously, Quincy worked as a Vice President in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transactions and Whole Loan Securitization groups at Bear ... (view full description)
Executive Vice President, Capital Markets
Eric Thaller is the Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Prosper Marketplace. In this role, Eric is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prosper’s investor platform, including management of key institutional investors.
Eric brings more than 15 years experience in the investment management business to Prosper. Prior to joining Prosper, Eric was Director of Risk Management at Adelante Capital Management. Previously, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he was responsible for the firm's first proprietary international equity fund and served on the Investment Policy Committee. He was also a Partner at Standard P ... (view full description)
Phillip Thigpen is a Director in PwC’s Financial Markets group. He has over 25 years of experience in fixed income capital markets, where he has acted in advisory, managerial, transactional, investment and operational roles.
Prior to joining PwC, Phillip founded a boutique transaction management and strategic advisory firm and was previously a Senior Vice President at GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., where he organized and led the company’s commercial mortgage backed securities team. Phillip’s team managed issuance and trading of Agency and Ginnie Mae multifamily MBS as well as CMBS and managed the company’s relationships with the Enterprises, capital markets investors, investmen ... (view full description)
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Denise founded ApplePie Capital to create a new, more efficient source of capital for franchise businesses. As CEO and Chairman, she oversees all aspects of the company.
Denise has more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in business and market strategy development. Her public and private company expertise spans the financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality and online services industries, and she has led companies backed by leading venture capital firms, including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital.
Denise has founded three other companies, and held executive and management positions with SharesPost, Healthiest You, Navige ... (view full description)
Associate General Counsel
Ford Motor Credit Company
Susan Thomas is the Associate General Counsel of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC where she oversees all legal aspects of Ford Credit’s securitization and structured financing programs globally. During her nearly 15 years at Ford Credit, she has guided the company through a period of unprecedented expansion of securitization and asset-based funding, surviving both the recent credit crisis and the new regulatory landscape impacting securitization. She also serves as the Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Ford in 2001, Susan was a partner at the Washington, D.C. office of a top 100 law firm, where she had a varied corporate and finance practice, inc ... (view full description)
Vishwanath Tirupattur is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the Head of US Fixed Income Research as well as the Director Quantitative Research. He has been voted to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team multiple times in multiple categories.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in September 2004, he had portfolio management and risk management responsibilities at Chubb, American International Group and Lincoln National, managing interest rate, equity and credit derivatives. He was a post-doctoral associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master's degree in economics from Virginia Tech and a doctoral degree in econom ... (view full description)
JP Morgan Securities LLC
Debbie ToenniesManaging DirectorHead of Public Policy – Corporate and Investment Bank
Office of Regulatory AffairsJP Morgan Chase & Company
Debbie Toennies is a Managing Director in JPMorgan Chase’s Office of Regulatory Affairs where she is Head of Public Policy for JP Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB). She has responsibility for assessing regulatory issues impacting the CIB and setting the strategy and directing the Firm’s advocacy efforts for regulatory issues which impact the CIB and securitization businesses broadly. In this role, she also serves as advisor for clients on the changing regulatory landscape relating to regulatory issues.
Prior to this role, Debbie ... (view full description)
Redwood Trust, Inc.
Matthew J. Tomiak is currently a Managing Director, employed by Redwood Trust since February 2014. Prior to joining Redwood, Mr. Tomiak was a Senior Vice President at Bank of America where he focused on mortgage liquidity and financing alternatives.
Previously, Mr. Tomiak was a founding member of 12th Street Capital, LLC, a broker dealer which eventually became a division of GFI Group Inc. and a Senior Vice President at Countrywide Securities Corporation where he was responsible for RMBS issuance.
Mr. Tomiak began his career as an attorney at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood.
Mr. Tomiak holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Ri ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President
VantageScore Solutions LLC
Mike Trapanese is a senior vice president and member of the leadership team at VantageScore Solutions where he is responsible for strategic planning.
Prior to joining VantageScore, Mike oversaw strategy and corporate development at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. In that capacity, he was instrumental in developing programs and investments to position the bank within the evolving housing finance supply chain. Mike began his career as a management consultant where he worked with some of the largest financial services firms in the world.
He holds a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a fellow in the Program for Executiv ... (view full description)
Onex Credit Partners
Paul is a Portfolio Manager and a member of the Investment Committee of Onex Credit Partners, with a focus on the Firm's par and long-only loan strategies.Paul has 32 years of experience. Before joining Onex Credit Partners, he was a Principal at DiMaio Ahmad Capital, where he built and managed the firm's $2.5 billion CLO business. Previously, he worked at Credit Agricole Indosuez, where as a Managing Director he managed the bank's $2.3 billion CLO/CBO business, and at Merrill Lynch Asset Management, where as Portfolio Manager and Managing Director he managed the firm's floating rate mutual funds with assets over $10 billion. He also held positions at Bear Stearns & Co., BHF Bank ... (view full description)
Mr. Tyszka is a founding member of Ares Management's alternative credit group where he is a senior investment analyst and a portfolio manager. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Tyszka was a director at Indicus Advisors where he was a founding member of the structured credit team and helped to build and use the risk surveillance platform to monitor investments. Mr. Tyszka worked previously at TIAA-CREF as a director in the Risk Management group. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Mr. Tyszka worked in the municipal finance industry and as a systems engineer. Mr. Tyszka earned an M.S. in Mathematics of Finance from NYU's Courant Institute, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan State University, ... (view full description)
Stephen Viscovich is a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, where he has worked for 14 years. Mr. Viscovich is a senior officer on the esoteric & transportation ABS team that focuses on transactions secured by a wide variety of new and non-standard asset portfolios in the securitized markets. In his position, Mr. Viscovich is responsible for the team’s focus on financing renewable energy assets, particularly distributed generation solar PPA/lease and loan portfolios through the issuance of asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. Mr. Viscovich also focuses on transactions collateralized by energy efficiency loans, triple-net leases, g ... (view full description)
Scott Waterstredt is a Managing Director at MetLife where he is a co-head of Structured Finance and responsble for the company's mortgage portfolios. He also oversees Structured Finance trading across products. In his time at MetLife, he has been responsible for investments in Non-Agency RMBS products and led their effort at building a wholly-owned residential mortgage portfolio.
Prior to MetLife, he worked in consumer credit and new product strategy for Capital One and served as a Captain in the United States Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He holds a MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a B.A. in Economics from The University of Notre D ... (view full description)
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Neil Weidner’s practice is concentrated in the areas of securitization, structured finance, and derivative financial products. Neil represents underwriters, issuers, institutional investors, collateral managers, and sponsors in a wide range of matters involving the securitization or re-packaging of traditional and non-traditional assets. Neil has extensive experience using cash flow, market value, and hybrid structures, and is recognized as a leading practitioner in the CLO 2.0 market.In addition, Neil represents issuers, sponsors, derivatives dealers, and end users in a broad range of matters, including structured swaps, total return instruments, ... (view full description)
Jeff Weiss co-founded Distributed Sun in 2009 and is Executive Chairman. Distributed Sun, a leading U.S. solar operator, large US Community Solar developer, and has built community, commercial, industrial, and utility scale projects in fifteen states. Jeff leads capital formation, business development and relationships, strategy and governance.
An early digital media and commerce entrepreneur, Jeff led companies in renewable energy, cyber and physical security, intelligence and corporate fraud mitigation, mission preparedness
and training, software development, and transformational management. Companies include Picture Network International (sold to Kodak in 1997), CDx (Cer ... (view full description)
Managing Director Securitized Strategy
Darrell Wheeler heads up Cantor Fitzgerald’s securitized strategy group providing advice to Cantors institutional investment clients also well as developing a commercial real estate model to be used with mortgage backed securities. He has extensive real estate and structured finance research experience, having managed the Structured Finance research efforts of both S&P Global Ratings and Citigroup Global Markets. During his career he has been a top research analyst, achieving the number one ranking in Institutional Investor’s Fixed Income Research Survey for his CMBS research for six consecutive years (2003 to 2008). Prior to moving to the U.S. in 1997, Mr. Wheeler was involved in comme ... (view full description)
Senior Investment Analyst
Prytania Asset Management
Marcus is the Senior CLO Investment Analyst at Prytania Asset Management, managing both the European and US CLO portfolios. Prytania invests in AAA through to equity in both European and US CLOs, including US Middle Market CLOs and has been an investor in CLOs since 2005.
Marcus also models and analyses a variety of other structured credit products including SME CLOs and ABS CDOs. Marcus joined Prytania in 2006 and has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Reading.
Executive Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings
James M. Wiemken is Executive Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings. Based in New York, he has responsibility for Structured Finance Ratings globally. Jim is a member of the S&P Global Ratings Services Leadership Team.
Jim joined Standard & Poor’s in 1997 and has held lead analytical manager positions in both U.S. public finance and European structured finance. Previously, Jim was a member of Standard & Poor’s Analytics Policy Board and the global criteria officer for international public finance and U.S. public finance ratings, based in London.
Before joining S&P Global, Jim was a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, ... (view full description)
PGIM Fixed Income
Edwin Wilches, CFA, is a Principal and Portfolio Manager for PGIM Fixed Income's U.S. Bank Loan and Structured Products Teams. Mr. Wilches is responsible for managing and trading the Firm's investments in CLO tranches, supporting the Dryden CLO platform's business development and investor relations efforts, and analyzing off-the-run alternative fixed income opportunities. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Wilches was a member of PGIM Fixed Income’s CDO analyst team. Earlier, he was a member of PGIM Fixed Income's Business and Product Support Team, where he led the launch process for new institutional client accounts an ... (view full description)
S&P Global Ratings
Steve Wilkinson is a Senior Director with S&P Global Ratings in the Corporate Ratings group. As a senior member of the Leveraged Finance and Recovery Team, Steve is involved with recovery research and criteria development as well as analyzing recovery prospects for debt issued by speculative grade companies.
Before joining the recovery analytics group in 2005, Steve was a credit analyst in Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Media and Entertainment team with primary analytical responsibility for a diverse list of media companies including movie exhibitors, English and Spanish language broadcasting companies, business-to-business media firms, and leisure companies. ... (view full description)
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC
Evan is Senior Vice President and Head of Capital Markets, overseeing all aspects of funding for Ascentium Capital. Evan has over 20 years of capital markets and equipment finance experience, previously working as a director in the asset-backed finance group of Wells Fargo Securities where he oversaw financing and securitizing for equipment lessors.
Evan also started-up and ran his own small-ticket equipment leasing company and, subsequent to the sale of that company, was Treasurer for a private-label, financial services company specializing in equipment finance.
Evan earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Vice President Asset Management
Kent Williams is the Vice President of Asset Management at Vivint Solar, a leading full service residential solar integrator. In this position, Kent is responsible for securing funding for the company from large financiers. Prior to Vivint, Kent was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of LeaseDimensions, an industry-leading renewable-energy finance, origination, and servicing business. He worked closely with most of the solar industry’s residential solar finance providers and was instrumental in the development and operation of the company. Prior to LeaseDimensions, Kent was a founding partner and senior executive of Loan Servicing Enterprise (LSE), a joint venture estab ... (view full description)
RBC Capital Markets
Eric Wise is a Managing Director in RBC’s Global Securitization Group. He is responsible for RBC’s CLO Origination activities and its loan financing activities which includes total return swaps and term loan facilities. Additionally, he has marketed and executed transactions funded in the asset-backed commercial paper, bank and private placement markets for a variety of assets including trade receivables, notes receivable, corporate loans, revolving commitments, automobile loans, and insurance assets. Eric is also responsible for RBC’s Insurance and Pension Solutions group. He joined RBC in 2001.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income
Cory Wishengrad has over 20 years of experience in structured products. At Guggenheim Securities, Mr. Wishengrad heads the Structured Products Origination team. Cory was previously Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination in the Americas at Barclays; prior to Barclays, he was Head of Esoteric ABS at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Wishengrad has a BA summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and JD cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Diane Wold has served as a Managing Director at Two Harbors since 2011. Ms. Wold has been instrumental in setting up the jumbo mortgage conduit and is in charge of the residential securitization program. Prior to joining Two Harbors, Ms. Wold was at GMAC Residential Capital Corporation where she served in a variety of roles including managing the company’s U.S. investor relations, structured finance, investment banking, and master servicing functions, Ms. Wold is also a Certified Public Accountant and was a Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Chief Investment Officer
Chief Credit Officer
Morningstar Credit Ratings
Calvin Wong is chief credit officer for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the review and approval process for analytical methodologies for Morningstar’s structured credit research and ratings business. Before joining Morningstar in 2014, Wong was practice criteria officer for global residential mortgage-backed securities for Standard & Poor's. Wong began his 24-year career at Standard & Poor’s as an analyst for asset-backed securities (ABS) and went on to hold various analytical management positions in ABS. He later became S&P's Asia-Pacific regional practice leader for Structured Finance Ratings and Corporate Governance Services in Hong ... (view full description)
NewOak Asset Management
Kishore is an investment professional with extensive experience in fixed income portfolio management, trading and research. He is currently a Managing Director at NewOak Asset Management, leading the effort to build an alternative asset management business. Before NewOak, he was a Senior Vice Presient at Prudential Insurance’s Portfolio Strategy group from 2015 to 2020. Before Prudential, Kishore was Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Securitized Assets Research at Karya Capital Management, a macro hedge fund, from 2012 to 2015. Prior to Karya, Kishore served as Managing Director an ... (view full description)
Matthew Yoon is a partner in Dentons Capital Markets practice. He leads a team that covers the key areas of federal and state regulatory compliance for residential mortgages and consumer finance.Matt regularly counsels national mortgage lenders, servicers, Wall Street institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, loan fulfilment providers and diligence companies on all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation, including the numerous recent changes that were instituted by The DoddFrank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.On the federal level, these laws include the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESP ... (view full description)
Senior Manager, Risk
Ernst & Young LLP
►Iskander is a New York-based Senior Manager in EY’s Advisory Services practice. He has more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry serving banking and insurance clients in the areas of market risk management and regulatory capital (Basel 2.5/3/FRTB/CCAR).
►Prior to joining EY in 2007, Iskander worked in various front and middle office functions of the Industrial Bank of Uzbekistan including Investment Banking, Assets and Liabilities Management, and Letters of Credit desk.
►Iskander has an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business and BBA in public accounting from Pace University
Chief Executive Officer
Scott has over 25 years’ experience structuring and issuing high quality private placements (high investment grade with monitored rating). He has been directly involved with the structuring and issuance of over $30 billion in such securities that have been collateralized by mortgages, treasury securities, tax credit streams, renewables, and various forms of credit enhancement. His largest investor class has been insurance companies (P&C and Life) and the vast majority of securities have received the NAIC1 designated.
Rockwood Management Corporation is a solutions oriented issuer focused on meeting the needs of investors with high quality products. For exa ... (view full description)
Teresa Zien is a Senior Director at Invesco Real Estate (IRE) and is responsible for overseeing the capital markets activities for the Invesco Real Estate Structured Investments group.
Prior to joining IRE in 2017, Ms. Zien spent two years as the chief operating officer of Colony Mortgage Capital, LLC, with responsibility for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations.
Prior to joining Colony, Ms. Zien spent three years as a director in the asset finance – commercial real estate group of Credit Suisse, where she oversaw all US commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) securitizations and commercial real estate warehouse facilities. Prior
to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. ... (view full description)
A partner in the Corporate Department, Bob Zochowski is co-head of the firm’s Finance Practice Group and a member of the Media and Entertainment Group.
Bob has over 25 years of experience as a financing lawyer, focusing on innovative and specialized finance structures. His expertise spans unique securitizations involving esoteric assets, such as films, patent royalties, power plants and hydrocarbon reserves to project financings and other traditional financings. He advises a diverse range of clients, including public and private companies, financial institutions and investment funds. Bob has extensive experience across a broad array of industries, including energy/infrastructure, ... (view full description)
Jerry van Koolbergen
Jerry van Koolbergen is the Managing Director responsible for Structured Credit at DBRS Morningstar. In this role, he oversees US and European teams rating CLOs, CLO warehouses, direct origination funds, leveraged loan funds, CFOs of private equity, SME CLOs, CLNs, ABCP, trade receivables, subscription loans, special projects and surveillance. He also is jointly responsible for middle market corporate ratings, oversees corporate credit estimates and new product development. Mr. van Koolbergen joined DBRS Morningstar in 2008.Prior to DBRS Morningstar, Mr. van Koolberge ... (view full description)