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Ram Ahluwalia

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)

James Alexander

Head of Research
Direct Lending Investments, LLC

As Head of Research at Direct Lending Investments LLC, Mr. Alexander sits on the firm’s Investment Committee and leads strategy for portfolio development, which includes new asset deployment opportunities and fundamental research.   Mr. Alexander has been dedicated to marketplace lending since 2010, initially through his executive role at Prosper and thereafter working with Lending Club, enabling access to lending capital. He has among the longest tenure and track record as an operator and investor in technology-enabled lending.   Mr. Alexander has 20 formative years of experience in traditional banking, capit ... (view full description)

Bill Allen

President and Chief Executive Officer
LeaseDimensions, Inc.

William D. Allen is President and CEO of LeaseDimensions. He has held this position since he founded the Company in 1995. He currently leads the Company’s strategic planning, corporate finance, marketing, and human resource functions and he oversees all servicing operations. Mr. Allen has extensive experience in executive management and strategy development for financial institutions and independent finance companies. Prior to founding LeaseDimensions, Mr. Allen served as Managing Director of Parrish Financial Servicing Company (now Portfolio Financial Servicing Company) where he led the development, marketing, and implementation of the Company’s outsourcing business upon its fou ... (view full description)

Daniel Ambrico

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Dan is responsible for coordinating the development of the company's strategic plan including cross-discipline revenue growth and operating efficiency initiatives. In addition, Dan also oversees LSQ’s bank and strategic partnership efforts.

Prior to joining LSQ, Dan spent 15 years in various roles across the investment banking and hedge fund industries at firms including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Level Global. Dan has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Jon Barlow


Jon Barlow is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Finitive. Prior to Finitive, Mr. Barlow was the founder and CEO of Eaglewood Capital Management, an investment firm with roughly $2 billion in assets under management. In 2014, Mr. Barlow led the sale of Eaglewood Capital to an affiliate of Marshall Wace LLP (MW Eaglewood), a London based alternative asset manager. He served as MW Eaglewood’s global CEO, overseeing its New York and London business units until his departure in 2015. During his tenure at Eaglewood, Mr. Barlow pioneered algorithmic and programmatic trading of direct lending investment strategies; successfully completed the IPO – on the London Stock Exchange – of the world’s fi ... (view full description)

Philip Bartow

Portfolio Manager

Philip joined RiverNorth in 2015 and serves as Portfolio Manager. Philip comes to RiverNorth with 12 years of experience in Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Investment Banking capacities within structured finance, securitized products and real estate. Prior to joining RiverNorth, Philip was a Principal at Spring Hill Capital where he focused on the analysis and trading of structured credit, commercial mortgage and asset-backed fixed income investments. Philip began his career in the Mortgage Department at Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York, where he focused on non-agency residential mortgages and esoteric asset-backed securities.   Phi ... (view full description)

Joseph Besecker

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Emerald Asset Management

Joseph E. Besecker is the Founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Emerald Asset Management, Inc., parent company to investment management subsidiary companies with a combined $3.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015.  He has nearly 30 years of experience in the money management business.   Mr. Besecker has led Emerald from a start-up investment/research firm in 1991 to a diversified asset management firm with over $3 billion under management today, listed by Pensions & Investments as one of the largest money managers in the U.S. ranked by institutional tax-exempt assets.  From an initial three employees in 1991, Emerald and its subsidiaries have grown to mo ... (view full description)

Charles Birnbaum

Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners

Charles Birnbaum joined Bessemer in 2013 and is a Vice President in the New York office. He focuses on investments in financial services, education, Internet of things and consumer Internet sectors, and has helped lead Bessemer's investments in August Home, Quantopian, OMsignal, Abacus, BrightBytes and Main Street Hub. He currently represents BVP as a director at United Capital and is actively involved at August Home, Betterment, BrightBytes, Main Street Hub, OMsignal, Quantopian and Yodle. Prior to joining BVP, Charles spent more than three years at Foursquare, the location-based mobile application company based in New York, helping create and bring to market some of ... (view full description)

Noah Breslow

Chief Executive Officer
OnDeck Capital

Noah Breslow has served as OnDeck’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company’s board of directors since June 2012. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2011 to June 2012, Chief Product Officer from October 2009 to September 2011, Senior Vice President, Products and Technology from March 2008 to September 2009, and Vice President, Products and Technology from June 2007 to February 2008. Prior to joining OnDeck, Mr. Breslow was Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Tacit Networks, Inc., a provider of wide area network optimization solutions, from December 2003 through January 2007. He holds an S.B. in Comp ... (view full description)

Matt Burton

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Orchard Platform

Matt Burton has spent his entire career helping build, scale, and optimize the internets top advertising exchanges (Google, Admeld, LiveRail) and has overseen trillions of transactions. He was the #7 employee at Admeld ($400 million dollar exit to Google in 2011) and has worked in Product, Operations, Technical Support, Business Development, Sales Engineering and Sales roles. He is a three time Texas State Tennis Champion and loves racket sports.

Nicole Byrns

Director Credit Structuring
Deutsche Bank

Nicole Byrns is currently a senior member of Deutsche Bank’s Credit Structuring team where she is responsible for analyzing, executing and managing complex credit and lending structures with marketplace originators, whole loan purchasers and bank partners with over $1 billion of capital deployed across both consumer and small business platforms. She primarily acts as principal but will also develop structures involving marketplace assets for private distribution or capital markets refinancing. Her use of innovative structures matches clients’ objectives for efficient financing with available capital.      Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Nicole was a Director at Garrison Investmen ... (view full description)

Mike Cagney

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mike Cagney serves as Co-founder and CEO of Figure Technologies as well as the Executive Director of Provenance Blockchain Inc. Figure is a financial services technology company providing innovative financial solutions to consumers and Provenance is the leading production blockchain for the financial services industry. Previously, Mike served as CEO, chairman and co-founder of SoFi, a leading marketplace lender providing student loan refinancing, mortgages and personal loans, as well as a range of wealth management services.  Mike is also co-founder and a managing member of Cabezon Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund, and serves as the non-executive chairman of ReFlow, a liquidity an ... (view full description)

Simon Champ

Chief Executive Officer
MW Eaglewood Europe LLP

Simon was a founding partner of P2P Capital Solutions LLP (now known as MW Eaglewood Europe LLP). As Head of Business Development, Simon is responsible for instigating and maintaining relationships with investors and with European platforms. In addition, as CEO of MW Eaglewood Europe LLP, Simon is responsible for managing the European business. Prior to joining the firm, Simon was a Director of Equity Sales and Equity Capital Markets at Dresdner Kleinwort, J.P. Morgan Cazenove and most recently Liberum. As a founder and former board Director of Liberum, Simon was part of a number of transactions in the equity space and has advised many new technology compa ... (view full description)

Nino Fanlo

President and Chief Financial Officer

Nino Fanlo, SoFi's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, brings over 30 years of experience in financial services and capital markets. Nino was the former CEO of KKR Financial (NYSE: KFN) and Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC). Before his nine years at WFC, Nino was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs responsible for the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities desk. Nino also had prior investment banking and asset management roles at Credit Suisse, Metropolitan Life and Australian Capital Equity, where he focused on commercial real estate fixed income assets as well as capital raising and funding activities. Nino h ... (view full description)

Jonathan Farber


Jonathan Farber, a key member of the Citi Agency & Trust Sales team, is responsible for ensuring complete client satisfaction and service delivery to our Investment Bank, Power, Renewable Energy and Marketplace Lending clients. Over 5 years at Citi, Jon has worked on various transactions requiring Trust services to support complex securitizations of all asset classes (ABS, MBS, and CLOs), large scale project financings for wind, solar, and hydro transactions, as well as transactions for public and private entities in the Power and Healthcare sectors. With a focus on esoteric products, Jon has led the charge in covering the blossoming Renewable Energy and Marketplace Lending se ... (view full description)

Conor French

General Counsel
Funding Circle

Conor is responsible for US legal, regulatory, and government affairs at Funding Circle, the leading global marketplace for small business loans. Funding Circle helps investors lend money to great small businesses looking for fast and affordable financing to grow, create new jobs and ultimately accelerate economic growth. Since 2010, Funding Circle has helped 50,000 investors lend more than $2.5 billion to over 19,000 small businesses globally.   Before joining Funding Circle, Conor served as CEO of Indego Africa – a social enterprise and lifestyle brand that supports artisan women through economic empowerment and education. He began his career practicing law at Lat ... (view full description)

Jade Friedensohn

Managing Director

  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)

Michael Gilroy

Canaan Partners

Michael is a Principal with Canaan Partners in New York focused on financial technology and enterprise software investments.  Canaan is an early-stage venture firm with $4.2B under management, currently investing out of its tenth fund of $675 million.  While the firm focuses on the broader technology sector, in the FinTech space it led early fundraising rounds for Lending Club, Orchard Platform, CircleUp, Realty Mogul and ShopKeep.  Prior to Canaan, Michael was an investment banker in Silicon Valley for growth stage technology companies.  He advised on over $2 billion in M&A and private capital transactions during this time.  Michael is also currently a Junior Council Member ... (view full description)

Al Goldstein

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Avant Holding Co., Amount

Al Goldstein is the co-founder and CEO of Avant, an online marketplace lending platform that is changing the way consumers obtain credit by lowering the costs and barriers of borrowing.  By utilizing advanced algorithms and machine-learning capabilities, Avant offers a unique and highly customized approach to the personal loan process.   At its core, Avant is a tech company that is dedicated to creating innovative and practical financial products for all consumers. Avant has secured more than $1.7 billion in funding to date and more than 500,000 loans have been issued through the Avant platform. Avant has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York ... (view full description)

Adam Goller

EVP, Head Fintech Banking
Cross River Bank

Mr. Goller is the Chief Credit Officer at Cross River Bank where he is responsible for the overall management of the Bank's lending department. He also oversees its marketplace lending division. Aside from marketplace lending loans, Cross River Bank originates commercial real estate and small business loans. Mr. Goller also manages the loan servicing department and is responsible for all credit and compliance matters related to lending.  Mr. Goller is a member of the Bank’s executive team and has been at the Bank since its inception in 2008. Previously, he held positions at Fitch Ratings, in their RMBS group, and First Meridian Mortgage, in underwriting.    ... (view full description)

Dev Gopalan

KKR Asset Management LLC

Dev Gopalan (New York) joined KKR in 2010 and is a Director in KKR Credit and serves as head of U.S. Private Credit. Previously, Mr. Gopalan worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a principal in private investments and private debt. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase in high yield capital markets as well as high yield/leverage loan research covering a variety of sectors. He currently sits on the board of directors of LCI Helicopters Limited, Battery Point Trust, LLC, Towergate Insurance Limited and DCAL Aviation Finance Limited and serves on the limited partner advisory committee of Star Mountain Multi-Manager Credit Pl ... (view full description)

Brian Graham

Alliance Partners

Brian is CEO of BancAlliance.  BancAlliance is a network of more than 200 community banks that capitalizes on its collective scale to empower member banks to be successful in markets that have become dominated by the largest banks in the country.
Previously, Brian held various leadership positions in financial services including at a private investment firm, a commercial banking company, Fannie Mae and Morgan Stanley. 

Brian has also served in government, both as the financial services aide to then Congressman Charles Schumer during the thrift crisis and as a staff member on the “Brady Commission” which investigated the causes of the 1987 stock market crash.

Sam Graziano

Chief Executive Officer
Fundation Group LLC

Sam Graziano is a seasoned financial services executive and entrepreneur. Mr. Graziano cofounded Fundation and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2011. He is directly responsible for the strategic direction and fiscal growth of the company. In addition to his work at Fundation, he is an advisory board member for the Coalition for Responsible Business Finance, which provides education and information to government, industry and others on how technology can help broaden access to capital to small businesses. Prior to founding Fundation, Mr. Graziano spent more than a decade in investment banking and private equity, where he developed an expertise in strategic, financia ... (view full description)

Sam Hodges

Funding Circle

Sam Hodges is co-founder and U.S. managing director of Funding Circle. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Funding Circle in the United States. Under his leadership, the business has grown exponentially and has emerged as the world’s largest online marketplace exclusively focused on small business loans, with over $2.5B in originations to-date. He co-founded the company after seeing how difficult it was to get a loan for a small business, a successful gym franchise, he invested in and helped build. Before co-founding Funding Circle, Sam served as vice president of Business Development at SecondMarket, the le ... (view full description)

Nathaniel Hoopes

Executive Director
Marketplace Lending Association

Nathaniel Hoopes is the Executive Director of the Marketplace Lending Association. Hoopes joined the MLA after serving as Executive Director at the Financial Services Forum in Washington D.C., where he worked on policy issues affecting the nation's largest financial firms. He has spent more than a decade working in financial services and public policy, and played a key policy role on Capitol Hill in the wake of the financial crisis, including in the development and bipartisan negotiation of major amendments to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Hoopes also worked on developing legislation to expand opportunities for small businesses and startups through equit ... (view full description)

Randal Johnson

Deutsche Bank

Randal Johnson, CFA is head of the consumer and marketplace lending business within Global Credit Trading at Deutsche Bank.  Randal is responsible for the warehouse lending, principal finance and ABS placement activities conducted by Deutsche Bank in these sectors.  Randal’s group offers a range of financing alternatives to its clients and maintains a multi-billion dollar principal financing commitment to the space.    Randal has been with Deutsche Bank for over ten years, in a variety of roles covering consumer finance, small business finance and real estate finance.  He has experience across a w ... (view full description)

Jason Jones


Jason Jones is an entrepreneur and investor. He has invested in over 200 technology companies over the past 20 years and he has launched numerous businesses. He is currently an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at ConsenSys focused on financial services projects. He is also a board member for the Cardinal Rose Group, a fintech holding company that operates LendIt Fintech, a global fintech events business, and NSR Invest, a marketplace lending robo-advisor. Previously, Jason founded HighStep Capital, a data driven, technology focused investment firm. Earlier in his career, Jason worked as a technology portfolio manager/analyst at J. Goldman & Co., SAC Capital, Goldman Sachs, Cambridge Associates, ... (view full description)

Val Katayev

Managing Partner
Prime Meridian Capital Management

Val Katayev is the Managing Partner of Prime Meridian Capital Management assisting with strategy, product development, platform selection and investor services. Mr. Katayev is a four-time tech entrepreneur who generated over $100 Mil in profits and exits before ever raising capital from outside investors. He is also one of the most experienced P2P/Marketplace Lending investors in the United States, and was one of the very first lenders at Prosper in early 2006 over 11 years ago. After seeing positive returns after the “Great Recession”, he has since invested substantially into the space, and is the largest individual investor in the Prime Meridian funds.   Watch Val present his 1 ... (view full description)

Rosemary Kelley

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)

David Klein

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

David Klein is CEO and Co-Founder of CommonBond, a leading fintech company that uses data and technology to lower the cost of student loans. Since launching in 2012, CommonBond has raised over $1 billion across equity and debt, and is the first and only company in finance with a 1-for-1 social mission: for every loan funded on CommonBond's platform, the company funds the education of a student in need in partnership with Pencils of Promise. A recognized authority on fintech and student debt, David's perspectives have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, TechCrunch, Inc. and more. He was featured on the Crain's New York 40 Under 40 list in 2016. Before starting ... (view full description)

Steve Lee

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)

Kristi Leo

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)

Gary Lieberman

Chairman of the Board
Darien Rowayton Bank

Gary Lieberman is the Chairman of the Board of Darien Rowayton Bank (“DRB”). With over three decades of experience building and restructuring businesses in the financial industry, Gary has helped transform DRB from a local retail bank into a national, technology-driven financial company.  Under his leadership, DRB is the fastest lender in industry history to reach $1 billion in student loan refinancing originations. In addition to his role at DRB, Gary is also the founding member and President of West Side Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor established in 1997. Gary received a B.A. from Emory University and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvani ... (view full description)

Stuart Litwin

Co-Head Securitization
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)

Zhengyuan Lu

Managing Director
Neuberger Berman

ZHENGYUAN LU, is a Managing Director on Neuberger Berman’s Specialty Finance team. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Lu was a Managing Director and head of the Warehouse Financing Group with SVB Financial Group (“SVB”), where he was responsible for debt investments in the FinTech sector. Prior to SVB, Lu was in a similar capacity with Victory Park Capital. Prior to that, Lu was a senior vice president and head of Capital Markets and Treasury at OnDeck (“ONDK”), where he spearheaded all capital markets and fundraising activities. This also included the management of OnDeck Marketplace, the crowd funding platform of OnDeck and Treasury and Cash M ... (view full description)

David Mandel


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)

Kenneth Marin

Chapman and Cutler LLP

Ken Marin is the Office Leader of the New York office of Chapman and Cutler. Ken's primary focus is on structured finance and securitization and financial and derivative products. Ken has extensive experience with asset-backed securities, including credit card receivables, residential mortgages, dealer floor plan, auto leases, esoteric assets including mutual fund fees, tobacco fees, farm subsidies, loans to medical practices, insurance premium finance, and trade receivables; collateralized loan obligations; sale and securitization of distressed assets; credit and equity derivatives; covered bonds; and interest rate swaps. Ken's clients include issuers, underwriters, credit enhan ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Marron

Chief Executive Officer
Sheridan Asset Management,LLC

Jeffrey B. Marron, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Marron is responsible for all investment related activities, day to day operations and fund marketing. He also leads the transaction origination function of Sheridan Asset Management. During the 16 years of business, Mr Marron has built a robust contact base that has developed Sheridan Asset Management into a brand name recognized as a lender to the small to medium sized specialty finance company community. Prior to founding Sheridan, Mr. Marron was a Director at Wasserstein Perella’s Alternative Asset Management Group, where he was involved in their Emerging Markets ABS transaction efforts and fund marketing. Before Wasserstein Perella, ... (view full description)

Michael McLaughlin

Senior Managing Director
Macquarie Group

Michael was appointed US Country Head for Macquarie Group in January 2012 and chairs the US Management Committee, comprising the leadership of Macquarie’s US-based businesses.  Michael is also a member of Macquarie Group’s Executive Committee and serves as a director on the board of the Macquarie Group Foundation.   Macquarie provides US clients with capital markets, advisory, sales, trading, research, leasing and financing, principal investing and asset management products and services.    Michael joined Macquarie in 2008 to lead the development of the US credit markets business.  With a focus on high yield bonds, distressed debt, syndicated bank loans, residential a ... (view full description)

John McNamara

Acting Assistant Director, Installment Lending & Collections Markets

John McNamara is the Acting Assistant Director of Consumer Lending, Reporting, and Collections Markets and Debt Collections Program Manager in the Research, Markets and Regulation division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He serves as a subject matter expert on debt collection practices and as a liaison between the CFPB and both the collection industry and consumer advocates. He also manages a team of subject matter experts and analysts covering the student, auto, small dollar, marketplace, and installment lending markets, as well as credit reporting.   Prior to joining the CFPB, John was Chief Marketing Officer for LiveVox and director/co-founder of Fidelis Recovery ... (view full description)

Jeffrey Meiler

Chief Executive Officer
Marlette Funding

 Jeffrey Meiler is the CEO and founder of Marlette Funding, LLC. Jeffrey believes in empowering consumers with financial freedom, it is an obsession for him and Marlette is the perfect vehicle to deliver on this aspiration.

Marlette is the national marketplace for Best Egg unsecured personal loans, and has originated $3.3 billion dollars and has raised $500 million in financing.

Before Marlette, Jeffrey was responsible for businesses at NRG, Barclays Bank, CitiGroup and the Associates. 

Jessica Milano

Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Jessica Milano is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Small Business, Community Development, and Housing at the US Department of the Treasury.  Ms. Milano manages a portfolio of policy issues including small business access to capital, affordable housing finance, and community and economic development.  In addition, her office oversees the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF), the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), and the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.  Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Milano served as Senior Advisor to the Administrator at the Small Business Administration (SBA).    Ms. Milano has extensive economic consulting and ... (view full description)

Charlie Moore

Act Analytics

Charlie Moore leads Global Debt Registry’s daily operations, bringing to his role more than 20 years’ experience in building new financial services businesses. He has led teams in Europe and the United States at Thomson Reuters, Lloyds of London and Barclays Bank, helping to grow early stage ventures with roles covering innovation, strategy, marketing, business development and account management. Charlie is a marketing graduate of London Guildhall University and received his MBA from the University of Surrey, in parallel with the International Management Center, during which time he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Executive Management Program of Kellogg Business School.


Richard Neiman

Head of Regulatory & Government Affairs
Lending Club

Richard Neiman is Head of Public Policy for LendingClub, the nation’s largest online credit marketplace for connecting borrowers and investors.  He joined LendingClub in 2014, after serving for three years as Vice Chairman of the Global Financial Services Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC).    Richard was previously Superintendent of Banks for the State of New York from 2007-2011, where he was responsible for the supervision of all state chartered and licensed financial institutions, including banks, nonbank lenders, money transmitters, and the majority of foreign bank branches in the U.S.  During his term as Superintendent, Richard was appointed by the U.S. ... (view full description)

Francisco Paez


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)

Tommy Patek

Bain Capital Ventures LLC

Tommy joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2013 and focuses on enterprise software and financial services technology (eg AvidXchange, Chrome River, IEX, Infusionsoft, Justworks) . 

George Popescu

Founder, Editor in Chief
Lending Times

Joshua Rand

Chief Operating Officer
Professional Alt Lend Investor

Joshua is a Founding Principal and Chief Operating Officer of Petra Partners, a NY-based asset manager and one of the earliest institutional investors in the fast-growing marketplace lending space.   Previously, Joshua was Co-Founder and Managing Partner of DJRN LLC, a firm dedicated to the monetization of distressed real estate debt, whose clients included some of the largest banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, REITs and servicers in the world. Earlier in his career, Joshua was president of a natural gas brokerage and supplier, CEO of a multi-national software firm with offices in New York, Mexico City and San Francisco and also practiced law at Shearman & Sterli ... (view full description)

Kevin Reed

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin leads the operations function at PeerIQ, focusing on business-building initiatives and other special projects across the company. Prior to joining PeerIQ, Kevin was a venture partner at Antera Asset Management, where he focused on thesis development, new fundraising efforts, and supporting 30+ seed stage portfolio companies scale and form international strategic partnerships. Kevin began his career as an intellectual property trial lawyer at Keker & Van Nest LLP and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He left McKinsey to lead the investment advisory practice at Cleantech Group, where he counseled corporate venture  and innovation groups on inve ... (view full description)

Peter Renton

Lend Academy

Peter Renton is the founder of Lend Academy, the leading educational resource for the peer--]to--]peer (p2p) lending industry. His blog is the most widely read website about p2p lending and through his writing and video courses he has helped tens of thousands of people understand this new asset class. He is considered the worldfs leading expert on p2p  lending and  speaks regularly on the  topic at industry conferences. He is the co--]founder of the LendIt Conference, the worldfs first conference dedicated to the p2p and online lending industries and he is the author of The Lending Club Story, the definitive guide to the worldfs largest p2p lender. ... (view full description)

Joseph Roth

Vice President
Prospect Capital

Joseph H. Roth is a Vice President at Prospect Capital Management with eight years of finance industry experience. Mr. Roth is responsible for originating, executing and managing investments across a variety of industries, including financial services and marketplace lending investments. Prior to Prospect, Mr. Roth was an associate at Solaia Capital Advisors, where he worked on investments in the financial services industry. Mr. Roth worked as an investment banking associate at Citadel Securities, where he advised on M&A transactions and securities issuances for corporate clients. Mr. Roth began his career as an Analyst at Rothschild, where he worked ... (view full description)

Frank Rotman

QED Investors

Frank Rotman is a founding partner of QED Investors. His investments are focused on financial services and financial technology companies that are credit oriented or have data analytics foundations at their core. His portfolio of 20+ investments includes many of the emerging next-generation companies in the financial services eco-system such as Credit Karma, Prosper, Avant Credit, SoFi, GreenSky, LendUp and CAN Capital. Frank was one of the earliest analysts hired into Capital One and spent almost 13 years there helping build many of the company’s business units and operational areas. With two decades in consumer & small business finance, Frank is widely known in ... (view full description)

Peter Rudegeair

The Wall Street Journal

Peter Rudegeair is a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal where he covers the intersection between finance and technology.

Prior to joining the Journal in 2015, Peter worked as a reporter at Reuters News and as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Philip Russell

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Philip W. Russell represents a diverse range of clients, including issuers, underwriters, lenders, borrowers, asset managers, buyers, sellers, and sponsors, in a variety of corporate and structured finance transactions. He regularly represents clients engaged in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities secured by auto loans and leases, private and federally guaranteed student loans, mortgage loans, equipment, trade receivables, and other assets. Philip also advises clients in the structuring of commercial paper conduits, warehouse credit facilities, whole loan and other asset purchases and sales, residual financings, restructurings, resecuritizations, tax-driven ... (view full description)

Scott Sanborn

President & Chief Executive Officer
Lending Club

Scott Sanborn is President and CEO of Lending Club. Appointed in June 2016, he was charged by the Board of Directors with transforming the company and bringing a heightened degree of transparency and disciplined growth to Lending Club operations. A six year veteran of the company, Scott previously held the roles of President, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operations Officer. He helped lead the company through a prolonged period of triple digit growth that led to its 2014 IPO, and has been a driving force in the management and development of the organization. Before joining Lending Club, Scott was the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer for eHealth Insuran ... (view full description)

Dom Savino

Chief Investment Officer
Ferry Farm Capital

Dom Savino is a Founder and CIO of Ferry Farm Capital Management ( Ferry Farm is 1/0 Capital's ( in house asset management effort currently investing in marketplace assets through the TELP family of fund.In addition to managing the TELP fund Dom advises One Zero's team at on RMBS and ABS mandates. Immediately prior to joining One Zero  Dom managed Governors LLC  and SMA platform which  managed discrete pools of investor capital in Non Agency RMBS, ,Structured Credit and Direct Real Estate total return strategies. ... (view full description)

John Schrader

Managing Director
Duff & Phelps, LLC

  John is in charge of the Marketplace Lending and Whole Loan Services practice.  He has 25 years of fixed-income, capital markets and investment banking experience.  John serves institutional investors globally with Net Asset Value pricing on MPL loans pools, platform due diligence for secured lending and private equity investing, and securitization advisory. In additional John is responsible for model validation and model construction services in his practice. Prior to Duff & Phelps, John was Managing Director, Head of Global Risk Management in the Securitized Products Group of Morgan Stanley.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, John was a Senior Managing Director at Be ... (view full description)

David Staley

Vice President, Capital Markets
Prosper Marketplace, Inc.

 Dave Staley is VP of Capital Markets at Prosper Marketplace where he is responsible for growing Prosper’s funding base and ensuring a positive experience for all Prosper’s institutional investors.   Dave brings 25 years experience in financial services expanding and strengthening Fixed Income sales platforms for top tier financial institutions. Prior to Prosper Marketplace, Dave spent six years at Barclays where he was Managing Director and Head of West Coast Securitized Product Sales and Trade Capture Unit teams. Prior to Barclays, he spent 18 years at Lehman Brothers in various roles, including Senior Vice President of Sales in charge of all major institutional acc ... (view full description)

Ron Suber

Former President
Prosper Marketplace, Inc.

As President of Prosper Marketplace, Ron is responsible for developing and executing the business development strategy to attract borrowers to the site, as well as ensure a balance between institutional and retail investors on the Prosper platform. He brings more than 20 years experience in sales, marketing and business development across the hedge fund, broker dealer and registered investment advisor industries.   Before Prosper, Ron was Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to Wells Fargo, Ron served as the Head of Global Sales and Marketing and Senior Partner for Merlin Securities. Ron also served as President of Spectrum Global Fund Administration, and sp ... (view full description)

Jason Swift

Chief Operating Officer
Marlette Funding

Jason Swift is COO and BSA Officer of Marlette Funding, LLC. He currently is responsible for strategic planning and operations for application and loan servicing, loan verifications, fraud, loan funding, collections and asset recovery. Jason has 20 years of experience in financial services focused on operational strategy development, call center operations, and business planning and analysis.
Prior to joining Marlette in 2013, Jason was the Head of US Risk Operations for Barclaycard responsible for managing collections, asset recovery, and fraud operations.
He holds an MBA with a concentration in Financial Management from Goldey-Beacom College.

Rupert Taylor

Founder & CEO
AltFi Data

Rupert Taylor is the founder and CEO of AltFi Data. AltFi Data is the sole provider of a standardised full track record for platform lenders. In the UK and Europe, unlike the US, the risk and return of different lending types can be compared like for like. This standard is now gaining traction in the US allowing investors to mechanise processes relating to DD, risk management/monitoring and valuation. Prior to founding AltFi in 2013 Rupert spent 13 years working in finance. After starting in institutional equities he moved into cross-asset sales and eventually proprietary trading. His experience trading a range of asset classes, together with extensive experience of angel investm ... (view full description)

Gordon Watson

Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

Gordon Watson joined VPC in 2014 and is a Partner in New York. He is primarily responsible for sourcing, analyzing, executing and managing investments primarily within the financial services industry. Mr. Watson also actively works on making investments in public debt securities in middle market companies where VPC can seek to actively influence market companies. Mr. Watson is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and currently serves on the board of directors of VPC portfolio company, Borro Ltd. Previously, Mr. Watson was a portfolio manager focused on distressed debt at GLG Partners, a London-based 31 billion multi-strategy hedge fund that concentrates on a diverse range of alt ... (view full description)

Chuck Weilamann

Chief Credit Officer

Chuck Weilamann is currently a Managing Director with DBRS, Inc. providing credit ratings for U.S. and international structured finance transactions in the consumer, commercial and esoteric asset-backed sectors.  Prior to his position at DBRS, Chuck was a Partner at WoodLake Advisors, LLC, an independent financial advisor focused on providing advisory services to clients in energy infrastructure, securitization, leasing and project finance.  Prior to founding WoodLake Advisors, Chuck was a Vice President at Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, where he was been responsible for the underwriting of products collateralized by esoteric assets valued at over $10 bill ... (view full description)

Thomas Weinberger

Schulte Roth & Zabel

Thomas R. Weinberger is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he focuses his practice on asset-backed securities and corporate finance, with an emphasis on alternative lending products, specialty finance companies and insurance and risk-linked securities. He has expertise in marketplace lending and other non-bank finance products, structured settlements, litigation finance, life settlements, reserve funding transactions, premium finance, longevity and pension risk transfer and alternative risk transfer.  He has spoken on matters relating to the marketplace lending and mortality and longevity markets, and he writes on topics involving life settlements and securities, as w ... (view full description)

Brian Weinstein

Managing Partner
Blue Elephant Capital Management

Brian is an experienced financial executive with a career spanning 17 years in fixed-income trading and asset allocation. As a Managing Director on BlackRock's fixed income team, he most recently served as head of multi-sector fixed income. In this capacity he oversaw 40 portfolio managers managing more than $300 billion in assets across short duration, financial institutions and multi-sector fixed income portfolios. He worked extensively with pension funds, endowments, insurers and other institutional clients. Brian is an expert in understanding long-term valuation trends across the spectrum of fixed income instruments, and was a senior member of the team that established BlackR ... (view full description)

Antonio Weiss

Counselor to the Secretary
US Department of the Treasury

Antonio Weiss is Counselor to the Secretary at the US Department of the Treasury.  As Counselor, Mr. Weiss advises the Secretary on domestic and international issues related to financial markets, regulatory reform, job creation, and broad-based economic growth.  Since joining the Administration, he has focused on market structure, debt management, housing finance reform, state and local finance, and small business lending.   Prior to joining Treasury, Mr. Weiss served as Global Head of Investment Banking for Lazard, an independent financial advisory and asset management firm.  Throughout his career, he advised many of the leading companies in the US and abroad on their most signi ... (view full description)

Charles Wendel


Charles Wendel is President of FIC Advisors, Inc. (FIC), a management consulting firm providing practical recommendations and implementation planning that results in a sustainably stronger botttom line. Mr. Wendel has extensive experience both as a commerical (Citibank) and merchant banker (Bankers Trust and Schroders) and consultant. His banking background also includes experience in workouts and corporate restructurings. Before founding FIC over 20 years ago, Mr. Wendel was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co and a Partner at Mercer Management Consulting. He has consulted to money center, regional and community banks, and diversified financial services comp ... (view full description)

Andreas Wilgen

Group Credit Officer, Global Structured Finance
Fitch Ratings

Andreas Wilgen is Group Credit Officer for Global Structured Finance at Fitch Ratings. Based in London, he oversees a team of credit analysts responsible for overseeing Fitch’s ratings process for global structured finance. Credit Officers are part of a team acting as a check and balance on the ratings team, providing additional perspectives and research to protect the quality of Fitch’s ratings. Prior to his current role Andreas was the co-Head of US ABS where he was responsible for managing the New York and Chicago-based staffs; overseeing criteria, research, and analytical development; and interacting with a variety of market participants, particularly investors. Prior to this ... (view full description)

Joy Wiltermuth

Senior Reporter

Jennifer Wolfe

Senior Manager

Jennifer is a Senior Manager for ABS Policy at SFIG.  She has 14+ years of experience in financial services including capital markets, consumer asset securitization, and asset-based lending.  Most recently, she was Director of Finance at FS Card Inc., a new credit card venture based in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Jennifer was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where she focused on credit card receivables financing and principal investments in credit card portfolios. As an Associate at Merrill Lynch, she advised banks and finance companies on public market securitizations across many asset classes. Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2000, Jennifer was an ... (view full description)

James Wu

Chief Executive Officer

James is the CEO and founder of MonJa, a San Francisco fintech startup that empowers institutional investors with market insights for marketplace lending. MonJa’s investment analytic tools enhance loan selection and streamline performance analytics for peer-to-peer loans. The core team is a passionate group of credit & investment risk management professionals with a combined 50+ years of data science experience.

James is a fintech vet, having spent the last decade designing and selling investment tools for institutional investors at MSCI, Morgan Stanley, and Barra.

Meg Zwick

Senior Vice President
Millennium Trust Company

Meg focuses on relationship management and creating innovative business solutions for the firm’s alternative asset clients. In addition to managing institutional and individual client service groups, she plays a critical role in improving operations for existing processes and services, as well as in helping to design or customize solutions for unique custody situations, such as peer-to-peer lending.   Meg has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry with a strong background in securities, operations, and client services. Prior to joining Millennium Trust, she was a senior project analyst for William Blair & Company’s investment management business and he ... (view full description)
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International Transfers

Some of the Euromoney group companies are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If you have consented to being contacted by our group companies, then the transfer of your personal data will be made according to the terms of an international data sharing agreement that contains obligations approved by European data protection regulators. Any of our group companies that receive your personal data will be co-controllers of that data, which means they may determine how they process your personal data – although they may only use it for the purposes for which it was shared, unless you are informed of new or additional processing activities.

We may also transfer personal data to third party service providers as described in this Privacy Notice which are located outside the EEA. Where we conduct these transfers, we take all steps necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation, either by only sending your personal data to jurisdictions that provide an adequate degree of legal protection for your data or by imposing approved contractual terms on these third parties.

Retention Periods

We have a data retention policy that ensures we don’t use or store your personal data for longer than necessary. We consider the following issues to determine retention periods:

  • Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner or other regulatory agency, or industry best practice recommendations;
  • The business rationale for collection and expiry of the purpose for which personal data was collected;
  • Our ongoing ability to ensure the accuracy of the data; and
  • Legal and regulatory requirements.

We may occasionally need to keep personal data for either shorter or longer periods than specified in our retention policy. In such circumstances, application of the retention period to the data will be temporarily suspended. The suspension of an applicable retention period will be carried out in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all persons concerned.

How You Can Set Your Data & Privacy Preferences

You can use our Preference Centre to select the topics that are of interest to you so that we can send you publications and information about our products and services that are especially relevant to you. You can also choose the channels we use to contact you (email, phone, post, etc.) and can also opt-out of receiving marketing communications.

Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to your personal data which include the following:

  • Access & Portability

    You may request access to any personal data of yours for which Euromoney is responsible as controller. Unless there are legal or regulatory reasons for not doing so, we will confirm whether we process any of your personal data and if we do, we will provide you with the following information: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, any recipients of your personal data, the applicable retention period and the data source. Copies of your personal data will be made available to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

    You may also request that we transfer the personal data that you have submitted to us, to another controller, where it is technically feasible for us to do so.

    If you have consented to our processing of your personal data, or if we are processing your personal data in order to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, then you can submit a request that we transfer your personal data to another data controller.

  • Rectification, Restriction, Objection

    You have the right to request that Euromoney rectify any errors in the personal data that we process. In some circumstances, you may also be able to ask for the erasure of personal data, and/or request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You may also object to the processing of your personal data for sales or marketing purposes.

  • How to Exercise Your Rights

    To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by post or email at the following addresses:

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
    8 Bouverie Street
    London, EC4Y 8AX
    United Kingdom


    Web form: Complete Subject Data Request Form

    We may need to check your identity prior to processing a request.

    Euromoney will do our best to respond to any questions and address any of your concerns. You are also able to register any complaints regarding the processing of your personal data directly with the UK Information Commissioner.

Protecting Your Data

Euromoney is committed to keeping your personal data secure and we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorised use, disclosure or destruction. Although we do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee that any transmission of data is without risk. We have therefore implemented information security policies and rules, staff training on information security, and technical measures to ensure the integrity of data that we have under our control.

All our employees, contractors and data processors (i.e. those third parties that process personal data on our behalf) are required to keep such data confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than the performance of services we have requested.

Third Party Sites

Our site may contain links to other websites – including, for example, providers of payment processing services. Euromoney is not responsible for the privacy and data collection practices of third party sites and we therefore recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of service of each site you visit.

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