Nathan Abegg

Partner
KPMG

Nathan ("Nate") is a partner in KPMG's Risk Consulting's advisory practice, with over 24 years' experience in the financial service industry. During the past 19 years, Nate has focused on providing risk mitigating services to global issuers of collateralized loan obligations ("CLO"). Such services are tailored to address a CLO's full lifecycle needs including: warehousing compliance, securities pricing scenario return analysis, portfolio compliance / due diligence review, investor fund allocations and accounting and regulatory compliance.

Navneet Agarwal

Managing Director
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)

Jim Ahern

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)

Ram Ahluwalia

Chief Executive Officer
PeerIQ

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)

Rishad Ahluwalia

Managing Director
JP Morgan

Rishad has worked in structured finance research at JPMorgan since 2002, part of a team that has placed #1 in Europe (2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008) and #1 in North America (2007) Institutional Investor polls. Rishad contributed to the first public correlation (‘base correlation’) methodology and the first public overlap methodology for CDOs.

Rishad started his career in the early days of the CDO market, taking his first position in 1998 as part of Lehman Brothers’ structured finance origination business.

Rishad holds a BA in Political Science from Duke University including a year at the London School of Economics.

Keith Allman

Vice President
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P

Keith Allman is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company and senior securitized asset analyst for the fixed income group. He specializes in ABS, transportation, commercial and esoteric. Keith joined Loomis Sayles in 2016 and has 15 years of investment industry experience. Previously, he was a Director at Deutsche Bank, where he covered ABS, including aviation, railcar and marine shipping containers, as well as timeshare, rental fleet and other esoteric ABS. Prior to this, Keith was a senior investment manager at Bamboo Finance in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was responsible for new and ongoing investments in energy, healthcare and real estate. He has authored five books on finance, ... (view full description)

John Anglim

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

No biography specified

Gerardo Ascencio

Chairman
NAHREP Foundation

Gerardo “Jerry” Ascencio is the Broker-Owner of San Fernando Realty, and the Chairman of the NAHREP Foundation. A 28-year veteran of real estate, he is also the 2012 NAHREP President. NAHREP is the largest minority real estate trade association in America with over 26,000 members and 50 local chapters nationwide.  Jerry is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic speakers in the real estate industry today. A native of Michoacán, Mexico, Mr. Ascencio’s own immigrant experience has made him an impassioned advocate for homeownership and economic empowerment for all Americans. In 2014, Jerry starred in 53 Million & One, a one of a kind theatrical presentation that chronic ... (view full description)

Reed Auerbach

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Reed Auerbach is the Global Practice Group Leader and a partner in the Structured Transactions Practice of Morgan Lewis. Recognized as a leading structured finance lawyer, Reed represents a broad range of financial institutions, investment funds, and issuers in the development of innovative structured finance vehicles as well as in the acquisition and disposition of financial assets and origination and servicing platforms. He advises underwriters and issuers in connection with public and private offerings of asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities involving a wide variety of assets, collateralized loan obligations and related interim warehouse financings, asset-backed commerci ... (view full description)

Grant Bailey

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Grant Bailey is a managing director and head of the residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) group at Fitch Ratings. He joined Fitch in 2001.
 
Grant began his career underwriting and acquiring whole-loan mortgage pools and subsequently worked as an analyst in Merrill Lynch's fixed income research group.
 
Grant earned an MSc in real estate finance from New York University and received a BA magna cum laude in economics from Occidental College.

Katya Baron

Managing Director
Mosaic

Securitization and capital markets specialist with 15+ years of financial services experience. Investment banker and structurer at Sterne Agee, Gleacher, Barclays Capital and JPMorgan Securities.

Giselle Barth

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

No biography specified

Alexander Batchvarov

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alexander Batchvarov currently heads International Structured Finance Research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, encompassing securitisation, residential and commercial real estate financing, property derivatives, covered bonds, CDOs and consumer credit in EMEA, PAC and Lat Am. He has held this position since Oct 1998, and has also served as a Head and a Co-Head of Global Mortgages and other Structured Finance between 2007 and 2010. Mr. Batchvarov joined Merrill Lynch in 1998, he initiated and built up the research coverage for mortgages and other structured finance consecutively in Europe, Australia, Japan and the emerging markets in Asia, M ... (view full description)

David Beaning

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

David Beaning is a Senior Director in Structured Finance Ratings at S&P Global Ratings.  He was formerly a Special Counsel in the Office of Structured Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As Special Counsel, he provided interpretive advice related to asset-backed securities to SEC staff and market participants, including questions related to risk retention and the implementation of new shelf registration requirements under Regulation AB 2.  He was also involved in the drafting of several Commission releases, including the Volcker Rule in December 2013 and credit risk retention in October 2014.    Mr. Beaning was previously ... (view full description)

Bob Behal

Principal, Co-Head ABS/CMBS Investments
Vanguard Group

Bob Behal, CFA is a Principal with Vanguards Fixed Income Group as the Co-Leader of the ABS/CMBS team. In his current role Mr. Behal manages the investment strategies for CMBS, ABS, Non-Agency RMBS, and Covered Bond sectors across Vanguards Fixed Income Funds. Before his association with Vanguard, Mr. Behal worked for AllianceBernstein as a Vice President, Oppenheimerfunds, and MetLife. In these roles he was responsible for research, analysis and portfolio management across a wide range of structured products. Mr. Behal is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering from Rutgers University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Rutgers ... (view full description)

John Bella

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

John H. Bella, Jr., is a managing director and co-head of Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group, focused primarily on coordinating efforts in the auto- and commercial-related sectors. In his role, John is 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 joining Fitch, John was an analyst in the structured finance group at the Chicago branch of the Sanwa Bank, Ltd., where he focused on real estate and asset-backed transactions. John earned a BS in finance from the Universit ... (view full description)

Ian Benaiah

Director
RBC Capital Markets

Ian joined RBC Capital Markets in 1998 and is currently a Director in the Securitization Finance group. Ian is involved in the marketing, structuring and execution of ABCP and ABS transactions across a wide variety of asset classes, including automotive and equipment loans and leases, dealer floorplan financing, trade receivables, and other esoteric asset classes.  He has experience in both the execution of domestic and cross-border securitizations, and has spoken at a number of industry conferences on a variety of securitization topics. Ian has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto ... (view full description)

Stacey Berger

Executive Vice President
Midland Loan Services / PNC Real Estate

Stacey M. Berger - Executive Vice President, PNC Real Estate / Midland Loan Services. Mr. Berger is responsible for corporate strategy, business development and marketing activities at Midland Loan Services. He is a member of the senior leadership team for PNC Real Estate. Midland, a division of PNC Bank, N.A., is the leading provider of loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions for the commercial real estate finance industry. The company is one of the nation's largest commercial loan servicers with over $347 billion in outstanding balances. As special servicer, Midland is responsible for asset management, workout and resolution of a $104 billion CMBS and non-securitized por ... (view full description)

Allan Berliant

Managing Director
INTL FCStone

Allan Berliant is a Managing Director and ABS Product Manager at INTL FCStone Financial.   In that capacity, his responsibilities included being the portfolio manager and lead research analyst for GMO’s asset-backed and mortgage-backed mutual funds and portfolios. Prior to GMO, he served as Director of Asset-Backed Securities at Hartford Investment Management Company. Allan earlier had been at HIMCO from 1988-1993 as a corporate analyst, asset-backed analyst and portfolio manager. Other investment experience includes responsibilities as a mortgage-backed securities analyst at Zurich Scudder Investments, director of fixed income research and portfolio manager at Co ... (view full description)

Stephen Bisbee

President & Chief Executive Officer
eOriginal Inc

Stephen F. Bisbee is president and CEO of eOriginal, Inc. As a founder and co-inventor, he oversaw the creation of unique eOriginal solutions enabling the efficiencies of fully digital commerce and continues to lead the growth of eOriginal.   Mr. Bisbee was one of a small group of innovative legal experts that created the framework for the model Uniform Electronic Transaction Act and sections of the Uniform Commercial Code enabling electronic signatures and records to be utilized in commerce.    Mr. Bisbee has testified before Congress, and presented to the United Nations Commission on International T ... (view full description)

William Black

Managing Director
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.

Ronald Borod

Senior Counsel
DLA Piper

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 ... (view full description)

Greg Branch

Partner/Chief Investment Officer
SCIO Capital LLP

Greg is SCIO’s CIO and one of its founding partners. Prior to joining SCIO, Greg was at Deutsche Bank AG London, where he headed up the European ABS/CDO trading desk after joining in 2000 as Director and Head of Analytics for the Structured Products Group in Europe. Greg joined Deutsche Bank from Lehman Brothers in New York, where he headed the Commercial Mortgage Analytics group.


Greg holds a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Craig Braun

Managing Director
Renovate America

Craig A. Braun is currently the Managing Director of Capital Markets for Renovate America, Inc.  In that capacity, he leads the external funding and securitization efforts of the firm including investor development, investment bank and rating agency aspects 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.   Prior to Renovate America, Craig was a Managing Director at GE Capital for 13 years with global responsibility for securitization, alternative funding and business development opportunities for a broad range of internal clients.  Prior to GE Capital, Craig spent 10 yea ... (view full description)

Matthew Browndorf

Chief Investment Officer
Distressed Capital Management

No biography specified

Christina Burgess

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

No biography specified

Paul Burke

Managing Director, Head of Agency & Trust Sales, Americas
Citibank, N.A.

Paul Burke is Head of Agency & Trust Sales for North America, at Citibank, N.A. His team has acted as agent on numerous deals, both conventional debt and structured finance, across all major asset classes. Prior to joining Citi, he was Managing Director and Head of Client Relations for Ambac Assurance Corporation. Previous to Ambac, he was a Managing Director in the Asian and European Securitization businesses of JPMorgan Chase. He built and ran Chases Securitization business in Asia from 1997 through 2001, which was named Asian Securitization House of the Year by IFR Magazine in 1999. Prior to his position at JPMorgan Chase, Paul held several positions in the fie ... (view full description)

Eric Burner

Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP

Eric Burner’s practice focuses on public and private securitization transactions, with a particular emphasis on mortgage and asset-backed securities, as well as sales and purchases of whole mortgage loans, servicing rights and agency excess servicing. He works with a wide variety of asset types, including forward residential mortgage loans of all credit types, home equity lines of credit, servicing rights, agency excess servicing rights as well as reverse mortgage loans. He serves as issuer’s, underwriter’s and investor’s counsel on mortgage securitization and resecuritization transactions and has most recently focused on securitizations of non-performing and re-performing mortgage loans a ... (view full description)

Barrett Burns

President & Chief Executive Officer
VantageScore Solutions, LLC

No biography specified

Kerrie Cadugan

Executive Director
EY

Kerrie is an Executive Director in EY’s Financial Accounting and Advisory Services practice and has over 13 years of experience at EY providing assurance and advisory services to large financial services clients, focusing mainly on banking and capital markets and asset managers. Kerrie manages a team that is dedicated to assisting audit and advisory clients with technical accounting issues related to complex transactions. Kerrie is a subject matter resource for consolidation and transfers of financial assets and assists clients with applying the technical guidance to various types of securitization structures. Kerrie is also extensively involved in assisting institutions in the implementatio ... (view full description)

Chandrajit Chakraborty

Principal
Pearl Diver Capital

Chandrajit brings in over 15-years of experience as a structured finance banker, structurer and trader, covering stints at Wachovia Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Old Mutual, Fitch Ratings and JP Morgan. He was responsible for originating and structuring several innovative transactions ranging from leveraged loan CLOs to Private Equity backed and Hedge Fund backed securitisation products. Chandrajit was formerly a bond trader managing a trading book for corporate credit and sovereign debt. He is a graduate in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and holds a Masters in Finance (with Distinction) in Financial Engineering from Lon ... (view full description)

Kevin Chavers

Managing Director
BlackRock

Kevin G.Chavers, Managing Director, is a member of BlackRocks Government Relations and Public Policy Group. From 2011 to 2013 he was a member of the Financial Markets Advisory Group within BlackRock Solutions. Mr. Chavers has extensive experience in the mortgage capital markets and housing finance policy in both the public and private sectors. He is a member of BlackRocks Government Relations Steering Committee.Prior to joining BlackRock in 2011, Mr. Chavers was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Senior Relationship Manager with coverage responsibilities for the mortgage Government Sponsored Enterprises and related clients. He previously headed the global ... (view full description)

Michael Chertoff

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
The Chertoff Group

Mr. Chertoff is co- founder and executive chairman of The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management firm, where he provides high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. As the 2nd Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff strengthened our nation’s borders, provided intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection, increased the Department’s focus on preparedness ahead of disasters, and implemented enhanced security at airports and borders. Following Hurricane Katrina, Chertoff transformed FEMA into an effective ... (view full description)

Meredith Coffey

Executive Vice President of Research & Analysis
LSTA

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 ... (view full description)

Benjamin Cohen

Chief Executive Officer
T-REX Group

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

Partner
Hogan Lovells

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)

Wendy Cohn

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Wendy M. Cohn is a managing director in Fitch Ratings’ Structured Finance Business Relationship Management group. She is the U.S. business head for the ABS and RMBS groups, responsible for managing issuer, banker, and investor relationships, as well as all commercial activities of the group. Wendy also currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of SFIG and is Co-Chair of Women In Securitization (WiS).  Previously, Wendy managed the commercial asset-backed securities group, which specialized in analyzing and rating transactions backed by assets, including equipment leases, aircraft, small business administrati ... (view full description)

Wynne Comer

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

No biography specified

Alexandra Cooley

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Greenworks Lending, LLC

Alexandra is President and Chief Investment 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 $400M clean energy financings across the residential, commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
 

Chris Dalton

Chief Executive Officer
Australian Securitisation Forum

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Australian Securitisation Forum, the peak industry association for participants in Australia’s securitisation market. He is also a member of the investment committees of two Australian fixed income funds. From 2000-2008 Chris was the Country Head of Standard & Poor’s (S&P). 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.

Kayvan Darouian

Vice President
Deutsche Bank

No biography specified

Andy Davidson

President
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

Vice-President, Legal & General Counsel
Volvo Financial Services The Americas

Teresa Davidson is the Vice President - Legal and General Counsel for Volvo Financial Services Region the Americas with responsibility for legal, capital markets, regulatory, and compliance matters in North and South America.  With  experience in public and Rule 144A ABS transactions in the United States she also oversees legal support for ABS and structured finance transactions in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico.  A member of the Board of Directors of  SFIG, Teresa is  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.&n ... (view full description)

Laurel Davis

Vice President
Fannie Mae

Laurel Davis, VP for Credit Risk Transfer Underwriting, Pricing & Capital Markets
Email: laurel_davis@fanniemae.com
Phone: 202-752-8309

Don Davis

Portfolio Manager
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, a P2P consumer lending fund with one of the longest established track records in the burgeoning P2P lending space; and the Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, which specializes in P2P lending for high quality collateralized small business loans backed by creditworthy pers ... (view full description)

Amie Davis

Director
Bank of America

No biography specified

Michael Dente

Vice President
Goldman Sachs

No biography specified

John Detweiler

Senior Director, Analytical Manager
S&P Global Ratings

No biography specified

Chris DiAngelo

Partner
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Chris DiAngelo is co-head of the Structured Finance and Securitization Practice. His practice centers on financial services/structured finance. With more than 30 years of experience in financial services, Mr. DiAngelo represents a broad range of clients in the industry, including issuers, lenders, underwriters and bond insurers, in a variety of programs and projects, including asset-backed debt, utility financings, municipal debt, straight corporate debt and equity, warehouse lines, regulatory matters and acquisitions. He is a lead counsel to the American Securitization Forum, and outside counsel to a Washington, D.C. lobbying firm specializing in financial services m ... (view full description)

Kevin Duignan

Global Head of Structured Finance
Fitch Ratings

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 19 years include heading the US Structured Finance effort, heading global Corporate Communications and leading the U.S. ABS group ... (view full description)

Kevin Dwyer

Senior Vice President – RMBS
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

Kevin Dwyer is senior vice president of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) ratings and research for Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC. He is primarily responsible for rating and producing research for RMBS and single-family rental transactions. Before joining Morningstar in 2012, Dwyer had 12 years of experience in RMBS trading, analysis, and ratings. He worked for another rating agency where he rated all types of non-agency RMBS and also spent a number of years at Credit Suisse Group, where he traded mortgage loans, underwrote securitizations, and valued bond holdings Previously, Dwyer spent two years in Japan building a structured products trading desk for Asia for ... (view full description)

Patricia Evans

Vice President
Wilmington Trust

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 serves on 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 and co-chai ... (view full description)

Gregory Farley

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

No biography specified

Jamie Feehely

Managing Director
DBRS

JAMIE FEEHELY is a Managing Director for DBRS and is the head of the Canadian Structured Finance group. Jamie joined DBRS in April, 2004. As part of the Structured Finance Group, Jamie is primarily involved in rating Canadian ABS,  ABCP, structured credit and private securitization transactions. Jamie is also extensively involved in the development and application of transaction criteria for Canadian Structured Finance. In addition, Jamie has considerable experience in rating other types of asset and cash-flow based financing transactions (including, CMBS and PPPs) and development of the related methodologies. Prior to joining DBRS, Jamie worked for several years as an assoc ... (view full description)

Vincent Fiorillo

Global Sales Manager
DoubleLine Group LP

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)

Christopher Flanagan

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chris Flanagan is Head of US Mortgage and Structured Finance Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.   He was Head of ABS, CDO and CMBS Research at JP Morgan, where he worked since 2010. Prior to that, he held positions as the Head of ABS and MBS Research at Merrill Lynch.   In recent years, Chris has been highly ranked in various MBS and ABS categories in the Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey and was widely recognized for his early call on the subprime mortgage collapse. He is ranked #2 for total number of appearances on the Institutional Investor team over the past twenty years.   He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering ... (view full description)

Brian Foley

Managing Director
Macquarie Group

Brian joined Macquarie in June of 2012 to start the Portfolio Solutions Group ("PSG") in Macquarie's FICC division in New York. Portfolio Solutions looks to meet client needs for financing, structuring and capital optimization of portfolios of financial assets. PSG has provided cash financing for a variety of assets, including PACE Bonds, solar energy credits, consumer assets, and middle market loans. PSG also provides clients with TRS exposure on broadly syndicated leveraged loans. Prior to joining Macquarie, Brian was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held a variety of roles, including ABS CDO structuring, legacy asset management and disposition, regulatory ... (view full description)

Yehudah Forster

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.
 
 

Douglas Frankel

Managing Director
PNC Capital Markets

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 18 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)

Ernie Freedman

Chief Financial Officer
Invitation Homes

Ernie joined Invitation Homes in October 2015 as their Chief Financial Officer.  He was previously CFO at AIMCO, an S&P 500 company that owned and operated multifamily communities and HEI Hotels and Resorts, a privately owned owner and operator of upper-upscale full service hotels.  Prior to joining HEI, he held a number of finance and accounting roles with GE Capital in their Real Estate business unit.  Ernie started his career with Ernst & Young, focusing on the real estate industry.   EXPERIENCE Invitation Homes (Dallas, TX) AIMCO (Denver, CO) HEI Hotels and Resorts (Norwalk, CT) GE Real Estate (Stamford, CT) Ernst & Young (Boston, MA) ... (view full description)

David Frey

Portfolio Manager
HPS Investment Partners

Mr. Frey is a Portfolio Manager and head of the CLO and broadly syndicated loan investment business at HPS Investment Partners (formerly Highbridge Principal Strategies).  Prior to joining HPS in 2010, Mr. Frey was a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager at Stanfield Capital Partners, LLC, where he managed over $5.2 billion of non-investment grade loans and bonds across 14 separately managed accounts and CLOs, and was a member of the firm’s management.  Prior to joining Stanfield in 2004, he was a Principal and Senior Analyst at Katonah Capital and an analyst at GoldenTree Asset Management.  From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Frey worked at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Principal in the Inve ... (view full description)

Nathan Gabig

Managing Director
KPMG LLP

Director, Secutization Analytics, Structured Finance -- Mortgage & Consumer Lending Division, KPMG Consulting

Adam Garfinkle

SVP Capital Markets
Renovate America

As SVP and Head of Capital Markets, Adam is responsible for leading the organization in capital raising, liquidity management, secondary market asset distribution and risk management. Adam comes to Renovate America with a 30 year structured finance career encompassing investment banking, sale & trading, and private equity.

With 13 years at Bank of America as Managing Director, Adam developed his expertise in ABS & MBS Structured Finance.

Adam graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics.
 

Chris Gavin

Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Chris Gavin is a Partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group in New York. He represents issuers, borrowers, sellers, buyers, lenders, official lenders, hedge funds, private equity funds and other investors in U.S. and international structured finance transactions. The footprint and complexity of his financings span the Americas, Europe, Australia and Africa. Additionally, Chris has significant experience securitizing and financing many other forms of assets and projects, including auto loans and leases, marketplace lending assets, commercial mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, franchise loans, life insurance policy loans, mortgag ... (view full description)

Rachel George

Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Navient

Rachel Gleason George is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Navient Solutions, Inc. with responsibility for legal aspects of a  wide array of corporate and transactional matters, including Navient’s securitization programs.  Prior to joining Navient in March 2016, 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, including the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III.  Rachel is a member of the Board of Directors of SFIG and of the Steering Committee for SFIG’s new Women in Securitization program.  Rachel is a g ... (view full description)

John Gibson

Principal
PwC

John Gibson is a Partner in PwC's Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (FSR) group based in Washington, DC. He has over 25 years of diversified financial services experience working with commercial and investment banks, investors, and government agencies in the management, financing, valuation or sale of assets, including structured products, and loans. John's expertise includes securitization pre-transaction support, transaction analytics and financial advisory services Portfolio analysis and data integrity testing Issuer financing program feasibility and analysis Servicer operational reviews and transaction surveillance ... (view full description)

Julie Gillespie

Partner
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)

Andrew Giudici

Managing Director
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 ... (view full description)

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. She also serves on the firm’s strategic planning committee.  Melanie represents a wide range of 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 tax and commercial law advice in such transactions.  ... (view full description)

T.J. Gordon

Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

T.J. Gordon is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. Mr. Gordon’s practice focuses on representation of banks, private equity and other alternative asset funds, FinTech companies, insurance companies, corporate borrowers and other financial intermediaries in structured finance, asset securitization, forward flow purchase, secured lending and special situations transactions. Financings and acquisitions of online marketplace loans (a/k/a peer-to-peer (P2P) loans), student loans, both federally guaranteed (FFELP) and private, and other consumer receivables comprise a significant portion of his practice. Representative transactions and financial products include: • Counsel to a ... (view full description)

James Grady

Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance Team
Deutsche Asset Management

James Grady, CFA is a Managing Director and Head of the Structured Finance Sector Team at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, where he leads the team responsible for the management of portfolios consisting primarily of ABS, RMBS, CMBS and CDO assets.

James also is a part of the portfolio management team responsible for the firm’s core fixed income mandates.

Mr. Grady holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College.

He is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts and the CFA Institute and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Lain Gutierrez

Senior Vice President
DBRS

Lain Gutierrez is a structured finance veteran with 20 years of experience in originating, structuring and rating asset-backed securities.  Currently, Lain is a senior rating analyst at DBRS, Inc. responsible for esoteric and commercial asset classes with a focus on clean energy/energy efficiency financing, including PACE and ESPC.  At DBRS, Lain recently led efforts to publish a new methodology in July 2015 for rating PACE financings.  Lain also spoke at industry conferences and published various research articles regarding PACE and ESPC financing. Prior to DBRS, Lain was a senior banker with Citigroup’s ABS business.  Over the course of his 11 year ... (view full description)

Chris Haas

Associate General Counsel
Bank of America

Christopher J. Haas is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bank of America . He is currently head of the Securitization and Structured Products Legal Group at Bank of America responsible for all securitization activities of Bank of America, as well as the securitization and structured finance activities of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Mr. Haas has over 20 year experience in the securitization and structured finance market both as in house counsel and in private practice and across a wide spectrum of products, including CLOs. ABS, RMBS, CMBS , derivatives and structured products, He is also Vice Chairman and board member of the Structured Finan ... (view full description)

Chris Haspel

Director
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)

Chris Helwig

Managing Director
Amherst Pierpont

No biography specified

Lisa Hernandez

Advisory Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP



Lisa is a Partner and Certified Public Accountant in the Securitization Market Offering at Deloitte & Touche LLP. She has fourteen years of financial services experience and has worked with various participants in the securitization industry.  Lisa leads teams that supports clients in bringing their securitization transactions to market, as well as  provide risk mitigating services to them.
 

Greg Hertrich

Managing Director
Nomura

Greg Hertrich joined Nomura in 2010 as head of the US Institutional Strategies Group from Deutsche Bank, where he was Head of US Bank Strategies. Previously, Greg ran the bank group at Merrill Lynch and was a senior bank strategist with Lehman Brothers after an extended tenure at First Union. He is currently responsible for spearheading Nomura’s strategic work with US domiciled institutions in both the bank and insurance sectors across the balance sheet and income statement. Greg serves as a strategic advisor on behalf of major stakeholders, including management teams, boards, institutional investors and regulators on risk management and corporate strategies, specifi ... (view full description)

Mark Hirshorn

Consultant, US ABS, Global Structured Finance
DBRS

Mr. Hirshorn is a consultant providing advisory, risk assessment and transaction execution services to a variety of institutions. Beginning in 2015, he began working with DBRS, spearheading the development of a rating methodology for aircraft lease-backed ABS.   Prior to his current role, Mr. Hirshorn spent more than 20 years covering aviation, securitization and asset financing with a variety of global financial institutions. Most recently, he was responsible for origination of aircraft loan facilities supported by the Export-Import Bank of the United States and other global export credit agencies. Before that, he initiated Fortis Securities' entrance into th ... (view full description)

Carol Hitselberger

Partner
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 work for decades - she can ... (view full description)

Sam Hodges

Co-founder
Funding Circle USA

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 leading mark ... (view full description)

John Holahan

Partner
Dentons

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)

Tom Howard

Partner
Chapman and Cutler LLP

Tom Howard is a partner in the Asset Securitization Department of Chapman and Cutler LLP. Since joining the firm, his work has focused on the representation of issuers, underwriters, investors and trustees in securitization transactions, including transactions backed by equipment leases, automobile loans, tax lien certificates, student loans, commercial loans, and residential and commercial mortgage loans.  Tom’s experience also includes work in the corporate and securities area, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities as issuer's and underwriter's counsel. REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS ... (view full description)

Jian Hu

Managing Director
Moody's Investors Service

Jian Hu is currently Head of New Ratings for US Corporate Asset Securitization that includes CLOs, Commercial and Esoteric ABS, and other structured credit products at Moody’s Investors Service. From September 2008 to September 2016, he was Head of Global CLOs and Structured Credit Surveillance. He currently also serves as Global Structured Finance Research Coordinator with a mission to support and produce additional research contents covering high-level or cross-sector structured finance topics and thematic research. In addition, Jian is involved in various global research and outreach activities related to China. Prior to September 2008, Jian was a Senior Vice President responsible f ... (view full description)

Eric Hudson

Senior Director
S&P Global Ratings

Eric Hudson is a Senior Director in the U.S. Structured Credit Group at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. In his current role as Analytical Manager, Eric manages a team of analysts with a primary focus on new collateralized loan obligation (CLO) issuance for Standard & Poor’s. Previously, Eric served as a primary rating analyst on structured credit transactions, including CLOs, timeshare securitizations and leveraged fund transactions, amongst others. Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Eric held positions within the Assurance and Structured Finance practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York. Eric holds a bachel ... (view full description)

John Hwang

Partner
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)

Vincent Ingato

Managing Director
Zais Group LLC

Mr. Ingato serves as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director and is responsible for establishing ZAIS’s leveraged finance business. Prior to joining ZAIS in June of 2013, Mr. Ingato was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at CVC Credit Partners, CVC Capital’s credit business (formerly known as Apidos Capital). He joined CVC in May 2008 in connection with the sale of ACA to CVC. Mr. Ingato established ACA’s leveraged finance business in 2004 and was responsible for the firm's Corporate and Leveraged Loan CDOs. Prior to joining ACA Capital, Mr. Ingato was Senior Vice President and Head of the Leveraged Finance Group at Fuji Bank, which he started in 1992. After the bank mer ... (view full description)

Alyssa Irving

Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
Wellington

Alyssa is a fixed income portfolio manager on the Financial Reserves Management (FRM) team, responsible for managing US Broad Market portfolios for clients with customized risk and return objectives often related to accounting and/or regulatory constraints, such as insurance clients. Additionally, she manages select constrained structured-finance portfolios. She is also a member of the Short Duration Strategy Group and the Structured Finance Strategy Group. Alyssa is active in Wellington Management Committees and broader industry diversity efforts as a member of the Advisory Board of the Wellington Management Foundation and as a founding member of the Insurance Women’s Investment Network (IW ... (view full description)

Richard Johns

Executive Director
Structured Finance Industry Group

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)

Jeffrey Johnson

Partner
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)

Adama Kah

VP Distressed Assets
Freddie Mac

No biography specified

Jack Kahan

Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.

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)

Mary Kane

Head of Securitized Products Research
Citi Global Markets, Inc.

Research analyst, specializing in nonmortgage ABS sectors:   Credit cards, Prime and subprime auto loans, Auto leases, Student loans, Marketplace Other esoteric ABS sectors   Publishes frequent commentary on ABS markets, consumer credit, prepayments, regulation and other relevant ABS market related topics   Top 3 ranking in the Institutional Investor All-America Research poll for 10+ years   Has worked at Citi for 16 years   Was previously a portfolio manager at UBS and Cred ... (view full description)

Michael Kanef

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)

Howard Kaplan

Partner
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Howard A. Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 28 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization and valuation. Howard is currently the U. S. lead client service partner for a top student lender, servicer and securitizer, as well as the global lead client service partner for a top 3 payments company. Howard is an active contributor to securitization industry advocacy efforts through the Structured Finance Industry Group where he serves on the board of directors and executive committee. Previous to these roles, Howard spent the last 20 years building and managing the U.S. Firms' Securiti ... (view full description)

Eric Kaplan

Managing Partner - Structured Finance
Ranieri Strategies LLC

Eric Kaplan is a Managing Partner – Structured Finance for Ranieri Strategies LLC. Mr. Kaplan brings over 23 years of residential mortgage industry experience in a variety of roles. At Ranieri Strategies, Mr. Kaplan evaluates and pursues investment opportunities in companies and technologies that relate to the financial sector, with a primary but not exclusive focus on lending, the capital markets, data and analytics. In addition, Mr. Kaplan works closely with founding partner and Chairman Lewis S. Ranieri on housing, mortgage and RMBS reform endeavors with regulators, industry colleagues and industry organizations such as the Structured Finance Industry Group (“SFIG”) and t ... (view full description)

Eve Kaplan

Senior Vice President
U.S. Bank

No biography specified

Peter Kaplan

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Merganser Capital Management

No biography specified

Eric Karlson

Managing Director
AIG

Eric Karlson manages a $2 billion structured corporate and esoteric asset backed securities portfolio for AIG Asset Management (U.S.), LLC, a registered investment advisor of American International Group, Inc.’s (“AIG’s”) family of property & casualty, life & retirement, and mortgage insurance companies. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Karlson founded a financial services consulting firm specializing in the origination and structuring of complex financial assets. His work history includes several executive management positions including President and Managing Director of Textron Financial Corporation’s Capital Markets Group and various roles at GE C ... (view full description)

Valerie Kay

Senior Vice President, Institutional Business
Lending Club

Valerie Kay is Senior Vice President and Head of Institutional Investors at Lending Club.  She is responsible for institutional capital management on Lending Club’s platform.  Valerie brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience across a broad range of consumer asset classes. Previous to Lending Club, Valerie spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley, including 12 years as a Managing Director, where she held several leadership roles within Global Capital Markets including Deputy Head of Asset Finance, Head of Structured Asset Monetization and Head of Mortgage Finance. She was most recently part of the Institutional Securities Group where she was responsible for managing relatio ... (view full description)

Jared Keating

Director
Napier Park Global Capital

Jared joined the Financial Partners team in 2012. Prior to this, Jared was an Associate at Lazard Frères & Co in New York, focusing on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring assignments, 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, from l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Current Investments: RCS Holdings, TRIP Rail Holdings and RIV 2013 Holdings (Observer), ... (view full description)

Rosemary Kelley

Managing Director, ABS Consumer
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

No biography specified

Kevin Kendra

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

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 ... (view full description)

David Kimball

Chief Executive Officer
Prosper Marketplace

David Kimball is Chief Executive Officer of Prosper Marketplace. He joined the company in March 2016 and brings more than 20 years of financial experience.   Prior to joining Prosper Marketplace, David served as Senior Financial Officer of USAA’s Chief Operating Office, where he oversaw USAA’s real estate unit, bank, P&C and life insurance companies, investment management company, and the call centers/distribution functions. During time at USAA, he also served as USAA’s corporate treasurer and held several senior positions across several finance functions including capital markets, treasury, accounting, and FP&A. Prior to USAA, David spe ... (view full description)

David Klein

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
CommonBond

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)

Tom Knox

Partner
PwC

Tom is a partner with PwC's FSR (Financial Instruments, Structured Products, and Real Estate) practice. His primary focus is on business advisory services for clients within the securitization industry. With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry and a specialization in mortgage and asset-backed securities, Tom is responsible for providing financial advisory, risk management, and systems solutions to issuers, servicers, trustees, and investors for all securitized asset types. Tom is responsible for helping clients improve their cash flow modelling, investor reporting, and collateral analysis, and is currently assisting several securitization issuers and se ... (view full description)

Steven T. Kolyer

Partner
Clifford Chance US LLP

Steven T. Kolyer is a capital markets partner with extensive experience in securitizations, structured capital markets, investment fund formations and conventional securities offerings, including continuously-offered products. Mr. Kolyer is also experienced in credit-linked notes and other funded derivative products, and in complex commercial lending and credit transactions. Mr. Kolyer's experience over the years has been highlighted by transactions involving innovation and structured solutions in the capital markets. In this regard, he played a lead role in the development of a number of securitization products dating back to the origins of that market, in the U.S. and off-sh ... (view full description)

Jason Kravitt

Partner
Mayer Brown

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 (such as the use of true liquidity in ABCP Vehicles) 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.  Jason i ... (view full description)

David Kucera

Head, Asset-Backed Finance Group
Capital One

Dave Kucera joined Capital One in 2013 to head its Asset-Backed Finance Group. In 2015, he became head of the Financial Institutions Group.  The group provides recourse and non-recourse financing and other services to specialty finance companies and asset managers throughout the U.S. across a broad range of sectors.   Prior to joining Capital One, Dave led and co-founded the U.S. Securitization Group at BMO Capital Markets, which provided and served as agent for over $75 billion in financing for a broad range of U.S. and international clients during Dave’s tenor.   Dave has an undergraduate degree in finance from Marquette University and a Mast ... (view full description)

Stephen Kudenholdt

Co-Chair, US Capital Markets Practice
Dentons

Stephen Kudenholdt is co-chair of Dentons’ US Capital Markets practice. He is also a member of Dentons’ US Board, as well as the Firm’s Global Advisory Committee. Stephen is recommended by The Legal 500 US (2014) as "truly one of the more well-known lawyers in the mortgage space." His 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 ... (view full description)

Paul Kurzeja

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)

Stacey Lawson

Chief Executive Officer
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 Entrepreneurship & ... (view full description)

Kristi Leo

Membership Relations
Structured Finance Industry Group

As founder and President of Boulder Advisors, Kristi has established a hands-on, best in class advisory firm delivering full-service, comprehensive advice and strategic solutions to the structured finance industry, specializing in consumer and commercial finance companies and their investors.  Boulder Advisors has advised on debt and capital raises of more than $2.2 billion for consumer finance companies and investments by large private equity firms and hedge funds. Prior to founding Boulder Advisors in 2013, Kristi was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where she most recently served as Co-Head of the U.S. Structured Finance Origination and Banking Group and Head of the Unsec ... (view full description)

Marc Levine

Senior Director, Issuer Business
Moody's Analytics

No biography specified

Steve Levitan

Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Steve Levitan has extensive experience in structuring highly complex securitization transactions backed by collateral encompassing a broad range of asset types, including: student loans, auto loans, marketplace (peer-to-peer) loans; Australian mortgage loans, commercial equipment, automobile and equipment leases, credit card account receivables, residential mortgage loans, home equity loans, financed insurance premiums, residual interests in pre-existing special purpose entities, and the resecuritization of previously issued asset- and mortgage-backed securities. Steve has represented both issuers and underwriters in public offerings, private placements, direct-lending financings, ... (view full description)

Brent Lewis

Partner
Hunton & Williams LLP

Brent’s practice focuses on corporate finance, capital markets and securitization. Brent represents issuers, underwriters, servicers, originators and other market participants in public and private securitizations involving residential and commercial mortgage loans. Brent also acts as counsel to sellers and purchasers of mortgage loans, servicing rights and REO properties. Brent advises clients regarding compliance with securities law and the potential impact of proposed and enacted regulatory reforms relating to capital markets. Relevant Experience Represented issuers, underwriters, servicers, originators and other market participants on hundreds ... (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)

Caitlin Long

President & Chairman
Symbiont

Caitlin recently left Wall Street after 22 years, having worked at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers, and having attained the rank of Managing Director for 15 of those years.  During her career she started and ran three new businesses, was a top-rated equity research analyst, and worked directly for co-CEOs on a business restructuring in Zurich.  Caitlin received many honors, most recently from Institutional Investor (which named her to its list of the most influential people in pensions during her final 3 years on Wall Street, noting her clients “changed pension history.”)  She has been active in bitcoin since 2012 and blockchains ... (view full description)

Andrew Maciel

Managing Director
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)

James Macmillan

Vice President
Deutsche Bank

No biography specified

Thomas Majewski

Managing Partner & Founder
Eagle Point Credit Management

Tom is the Managing Partner and founder of Eagle Point Credit Management. Tom has been involved in the formation and/or monetization of nearly 100 CLO transactions across multiple market cycles. Tom led the creation of some of the earliest refinancing CLOs, pioneering techniques which are now commonplace in the market. He has spent his entire career in the structured finance and credit markets. Prior to founding Eagle Point with Stone Point Capital, Tom was a Managing Director and Head of CLOs at RBS, where he was responsible for all aspects of RBSs new-issue CLO platform. Prior to joining RBS, Tom was the U.S. country head at AMP Capital / AE Capital, where he was responsibl ... (view full description)

Adrian Marshall

Managing Director
BlackRock

C. Adrian Marshall, CFA, Managing Director, is a member of Americas Fixed Income within Alpha Strategies. He is a portfolio manager on the Bank Loans team.   Mr. Marshall moved into his current position in 2007; he was previously a sector specialist on the investment grade corporate bond team. Prior to moving to portfolio management in 2003, he spent two years in Tokyo as a member of the product development and investment management groups at Nomura BlackRock Asset Management Co., Ltd., BlackRock's former Tokyo-based joint venture. Mr. Marshall began his career at BlackRock in 1999 as an account manager for institutional clients in the US and internationally.   Mr. Ma ... (view full description)

John McElravey

Managing Director, Head of Consumer ABS Research
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

John McElravey, CFA, is a managing director in the Structured Products Research group at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, where he is Head of Consumer ABS Research. John has 30 years of capital markets experience focusing on Structured Finance, Fixed Income and Economic Research. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2007, John was in charge of ABS research, strategy and trading for Asset Allocation & Management Co. in Chicago. From 1997 to 2004, he was a member of the ABS research group at Banc One Capital Markets. Before that, John worked at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co. in the ABS ratings group. Early in his career, John was an economic analyst in the economic ... (view full description)

Peter McGinnis

Director, Capital Markets
Equifax

Peter manages Equifax’s business relationships with institutional investors and investment banks.  Equifax’s Capital Markets Group provides analytic data tools and solutions, leveraging Equifax data to improve investor transparency for risk and valuation purposes.

Prior to joining Equifax in 2009, Peter worked for ten years at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services evaluating Auto loan and RMBS transactions.  Peter also managed the client relationships for the Letter of Credit and Synthetics practices of Standard & Poor’s Structured Finance Group.
 
Peter holds a MBA from Fordham University and a BA from Colgate University. 

Janette McMahan

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Janette McMahan leads the asset finance and securitization group in Kirkland’s New York office. She specializes in auto loan, auto lease and trade receivables transactions. Janette has worked with auto ABS sponsors in drafting comment letters on regulatory reform since 2010, including on Regulation AB II, shelf eligibility, loan level disclosures and risk retention. She has given numerous presentations to auto ABS sponsors and underwriters on these new rules. Janette was the lead outside counsel on the second effective Regulation AB II shelf. This shelf was declared effective prior to all other industry participants other than one SEC pilot program issuer. Additionally, Janette has represent ... (view full description)

Patrick McShane

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Patrick McShane is a Senior Director at Kroll Bond Rating Agency and covers commercial and esoteric ABS. Previously, Mr. McShane was a Senior Associate within DZ Bank’s Asset Securitization Group and specialized in the financing of equipment leases, lottery receivables, structured settlements and tax liens. Prior to DZ Bank, Mr. McShane worked within the Structured Securities origination and structuring group at Bank of America and as an analyst within ING's Asset Securitization Group. Mr. McShane holds a bachelor of science degree in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.
 

Christopher Merchant

Principal
PwC

Chris is a Principal the Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate (“FSR”) Group based in Washington, DC with over twelve years of financial services and capital markets experience. Chris provides valuation, accounting, risk management, and governance advice to a diverse group of U.S. and foreign financial and nonfinancial institutions, government sponsored entities and federal government agencies. Chris has deep expertise in the financial instrument life cycle including origination, securitization, and subsequent reporting, providing valuation, analytic and advisory services to issuers and investors. Chris has provided pre and post-closing services across a wid ... (view full description)

Richard Mertl

Associate
Schulte Roth & Zabel

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 New York office of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where his practice principally involves assisting investment bank and asset manager clients in CLO securitizations and other structured finance transactions. He also supports clients in matters relating to formation and regulatory requirements of private equity, hedge and hybrid investment funds. 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 sect ... (view full description)

Claire Mezzanotte

Group Managing Director
DBRS

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)

Mark Michael

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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.

Steve Moffitt

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

No biography specified

Diane Moormann

Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage

No biography specified

William Moretti

Managing Director
MetLife

No biography specified

Kruti Muni

Senior Vice President/Manager
Moody's Investors Service

 Kruti Muni heads the U.S. credit cards, consumer loans and student loans rating teams at Moody’s. She joined Moody’s U.S. structured finance team in 2002, relocated to Moody’s UK office in 2006 and rated European RMBS before returning to the U.S. in 2010. Prior to her current role, Kruti managed Moody’s teams responsible for analyzing the U.S. RMBS, U.S. & Canadian covered bonds, Single Family Rental transactions, Originator Assessments and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) RMBS. Kruti has published and spoken extensively on the U.S structured finance and EMEA RMBS. She has also been actively involved in developing and updating ... (view full description)

Prashant Mupparapu

Senior Managing Director
Macquarie

Prashant Mupparapu is Senior Managing Director in Macquarie’s Commodities and Financial Markets (“CFM”) division in New York and Houston. Prashant has over 18 years of experience providing financing and risk management products to clients in the Energy, Agriculture and Metals sectors. At Macquarie, he leads teams that provide comprehensive solutions for clients by combining Macquarie's financing, trading, and principal investing capabilities. Prashant has over 18 years of experience executing on structured products for the merchant energy asset development and finance sector to achieve larger goals within the capital structure. Previously at Credit Suisse, he was part of the leve ... (view full description)

Ned Myers

SVP
Black Knight Financial Services

Ned Myers leads Black Knight Financial Services’ Capital Markets and Government market practices for its Data & Analytics division. With over two decades in the structured finance markets, Ned has a proven track record of rapidly growing software, data, and information businesses. Prior to joining Black Knight, Ned held responsibility at Lewtan for strategy, sales, marketing, product, quality and various other functions, resulting in the launch of over a dozen new products and services, including a leading information portal to the securitization industry. Ned has previously served in other roles including Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager and head of Sale ... (view full description)

Carolyn Natale

Managing Director
Wellington Management

As an analyst in the Fixed Income Credit Research Group at Wellington Management, Carolyn is primarily responsible for the analysis of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). She also works closely with the team in the analysis of other structured products, which include non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and asset-backed securities (ABS). Carolyn is a member of Wellington Management’s Structured Finance Strategy Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Carolyn was a vice president with Citigroup Insurance Investments, where she was a senior ABS Analyst (2004 – 2005); a portfolio manager at Webster Bank (2003 ... (view full description)

Matt Natcharian

Managing Director
Barings

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)

Alex Nicholson

Director, Mortgage Trading
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

No biography specified

Katrina Niehaus

Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

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)

Tony Nocera

Managing Director
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.

Lars Norell

Managing Partner
Altus Power America Management

Lars Norell is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Altus Power America Management. Before starting Altus, Mr. Norell was a Principal and Managing Director at Cohen & Company where he served as Head of Capital Markets and subsequently led the Alternative Assets effort. Prior to joining Cohen & Company in February of 2006, Mr. Norell was a Managing Director and Co-Head of US Structured Credit Products at Merrill Lynch. Before that he was a Vice President and investment banker in the Credit Products Group at Credit Suisse. Mr. Norell began his career as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in 1998. Educated in Europe and the U.S., Mr. Norell has a BSBA from IUM in France and a J.D. fro ... (view full description)

Beth O'Brien

CEO
Colony American Finance

 Elizabeth A. O'Brien serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Colony American Finance.  Prior to joining, Ms. O'Brien was Executive Vice President at Auction.com, where she ran its residential capital markets division and set the financing strategy for the platform. In that capacity she managed over two billion dollars of single-family and multi-family loan sales and multiple financing partners.  She also founded a proprietary private money lender geared at the investor market as President of AuctionFinance.com. Ms. O'Brien held prior positions at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Trading and Securitization, Goldman Sachs & Co. ... (view full description)

Theresa O'Neill

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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. ... (view full description)

Mark Okada

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer
Highland Capital Management, L.P.

Mark Okada is Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a Dallas-based investment advisor with $17 billion in assets under management. With more than 30 years of credit and alternatives experience, Mark is widely regarded as a pioneer in the development of the bank loan market. He is responsible for structuring one of the industry’s first arbitrage Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) and was actively involved in the development of Highland’s bank loan separate account and mutual fund platforms. In addition to overseeing the firm’s investment activities for its various strategies, Mark is portfolio manager of the Highland Floating Rate Opport ... (view full description)

Michele Olds

Senior Vice President, Master Servicing
Nationstar Mortgage

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 20 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 Struc ... (view full description)

Saffet Ozbalci

Managing Director
BlackRock

Saffet Ozbalci, CFA, Managing Director, is Co-head of the US CLO tranche investing business within Global Fixed Income and a member of Securitized Asset Investment Team. Mr. Ozbalci is a senior CLO trader and Portfolio Manager. Mr. Ozbalci is also responsible for investing in CLOs for a number of BlackRock managed funds   Prior to joining BlackRock in 2012, he was with BNP Paribas, most recently as head of CLO trading. Prior to this role, Mr. Ozbalci was a Portfolio Manager at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was responsible for the trading of securitized credit assets and management of short-duration fixed income portfolios. In his previous role, Mr. Ozbalci was an ABS ... (view full description)

Mahesh Pakianathan

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

Mahesh Pakianathan is Managing Director and Head of Technology for Corporate Trust Technology at BNY Mellon.   Mahesh’s teams manage technology development, architecture, operations and digitization for the Corporate Trust business and the Government sector. Mahesh also leads the company’s mission to transform legacy systems to user-centric, automated, mobile-first, and cloud-enabled solutions based on BNY Mellon’s NEXEN technologies.    Mahesh and his team recently won the  2017 CSO50 award for being recognized as a security thought leader in cyber custodian solutions.   Prior to BNY Mellon, Mahesh was Chief Technology Officer at Gemini Systems where he l ... (view full description)

Kevin Palmer

Senior Vice President, Credit Risk Transfer
Freddie Mac

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.

Aashh Parekh

Portfolio Manager – ABS
TIAA-CREF

Aashh Parekh is a Director in the Structured Securities Research area of the Global Public Markets Group at TIAA-CREF.

Ira Powell

Chief Credit Officer
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.
 

Dmitri Rabin

VP, Global RMBS & Covered Bond Strategist
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.

Dmitri Rabin is a vice president of Loomis, Sayles & Company. He is the global RMBS and covered bonds strategist for the fixed income group, responsible for developing housing and RMBS-related research and relative value recommendations across all fixed income products. He is also a co-portfolio manager for select Loomis Sayles securitized credit investment strategies. Dmitri joined Loomis Sayles in 2008 from Pine Cobble Capital, where he was a long-short equity analyst for global financials and macro strategy. He was also an associate analyst at Cambridge Place Investment Management. Previously, he was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Dmitri ... (view full description)

Perry Rahbar

Chief Executive Officer
dv01

Perry Rahbar is founder and CEO of dv01, the reporting and analytics platform that provides institutional investors transparency into lending markets, starting with marketplace lending. He founded dv01 to solve the challenges he encountered during his decade-long career trading mortgage bonds at Bear Stearns (Managing Director, MBS trading) and J.P. Morgan (Executive Director, Co-Head of CMBS trading).   To date, dv01’s portfolio management software has provided investors insight into more than $30 billion of loans (>50% of total) from the biggest marketplace lenders, including LendingClub, Prosper, and SoFi. By offering unrivaled data transparency and integrity, dv01 aims to ... (view full description)

J.R. Rao

Principal Financial Officer
IFC

JR Rao (JR) is a Principal Financial Officer at International Finance Corporation (The World Bank) in Washington DC where he is responsible for Asset Liability Management, and structuring client solutions through derivatives, fixed income and structured finance. He is currently focused on Africa. JR joined IFC in 2002, developed the ALM process and then diversified into structuring and executing local currency derivatives in South Asia, Latin America and Africa. He has closed over 100 local currency transactions in emerging markets and over $2.5 billion in such deals. Prior to IFC, he worked at American Airlines in Dallas as a Revenue Management Analyst and for Mobil ... (view full description)

Terry Ritchie

Managing Director
BMO Capital Markets

Terry has been a Managing Director in the BMO Capital Markets’ Securitization Group since joining the group in 2002.  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 ... (view full description)

Dash Robinson

Director
Wells Fargo

No biography specified

Ricardo Rodriguez

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

No biography specified

Pete Rogers

Managing Director
Wells Fargo Securities

Pete joined the Asset-Backed Finance Group of Wells Fargo Securities in 2005 and has over 18 years of structured finance experience. Currently, he originates and structures warehouse and term ABS transactions. His experience spans multiple asset classes including equipment, cell towers, billboards, whole business securitizations, ratepayer bonds, marine containers, railcars, and other operating and financial assets. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Pete was a Principal for RBC Capital Markets where he was responsible for structuring a commercial paper conduit to warehouse student loan assets. Prior to that, Pete was a Director for National City’s (PNC) North Coast Funding ... (view full description)

Ari Rosenberg

Managing Director
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

No biography specified

Amit Roy

Head, US CLO New Issue
Goldman Sachs

Amit Roy is a Vice President in the Securities 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 $40bn 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.

Dirk Rueter

Partner
McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Dirk Rueter is a partner in the firm's Toronto office and co-head of its Structured Finance and Securitization Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on structured finance, including asset-backed financings, covered bond issuances and derivative transactions. Mr. Rueter's securitization practice covers a broad range of asset classes, including loans, leases, residential and commercial mortgages, trade receivables and stranded costs. He has extensive experience in both domestic and cross border public and private securitization transactions. Mr. Rueter has participated in and spoken at a number of industry conferences in Canada and the United States in the, areas of securitization and structu ... (view full description)

Craig Rydqvist

Head of Capital Markets
Varde Partners

Craig Rydqvist is a Managing Director of Värde and the Head of Capital Markets, maintaining relationships with lenders and providing debt advisory and execution support globally. Based in London, he joined the firm in 2014 to establish the Capital Markets function. Prior to joining Värde, Craig ran Structured Finance Origination and Structuring for the U.K. at the Royal Bank of Scotland where he established the bank and capital markets financing for SAV Credit/NewDay, a Värde investment. Prior to RBS, Craig worked in the Emerging Markets business of Barclays Capital and he began his career training as a Chartered Accountant in the Financial Sector practice at KPMG in London. ... (view full description)

Pete Sack

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Peter Sack is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse. Mr. Sack co-heads the Real Estate and Mortgage Finance business in Credit Suisses Asset Finance unit.Credit Suisse was recently named Structured Finance House and Americas Structured Finance House of the year for 2013 by IFR. Mr. Sacks team led several innovative mortgage transactions in 2013, including acting as structuring lead on the first GSE credit risk transfer transaction (Freddie Macs STACR 2013-DN1), and joint lead on Fannie Maes subsequent CAS 2013-C01.Since 2012, Mr. Sack has been by far the largest bank issuer of jumbo mortgage securitizations, issuing 14 deals totaling over $5.5B, in addition to underwri ... (view full description)

Allison Salas

Director, Structured Finance - CLOs
Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

Ms. Salas is a Director at Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management where she is a structured finance research analyst specializing in collateralized loan obligations and residential mortgage-related asset backed securities. In addition to making investment recommendations on CLOs for the global platform, Ms. Salas also works with the CLO management team to advise on structure, documentation and new issuance. Prior to joining Deutsche in 2005, she was a Director at FitchRatings responsible for rating Collateralized Debt Obligations and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities. Ms. Salas has BS in Finance from the University of Delaware and is CFA Charterholder. She has 16 years of industry e ... (view full description)

Chris Saltaformaggio

Director
New York Life Investors

Mr. Saltaformaggio is a Director in the Structured Products Group at NYL Investors and is responsible for investing in CLOs on behalf of the General Account and Third Party Portfolios. He also has experience investing in Asset Backed Securities as well as Short Term Interest Rate Securities. Mr. Saltaformaggio joined New York Life Investments in 2004 as an Assistant Trader and Portfolio Analyst in the High Yield Group until 2011. Prior to joining New York Life Investments, Mr. Saltaformaggio was an Associate at New York Life Insurance Company in the Variable Annuity business. Mr. Saltaformaggio received a B.A. in Economics from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A from Fordham University. ... (view full description)

Joe Scarborough

Co-host
MSNBC’s Morning Joe

Former Congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe alongside Mika Brzezinski—a show that Time Magazine calls “revolutionary.” Morning Joe features interviews with top newsmakers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The New York Times has ranked Morning Joe as one of today’s top morning news shows and has praised Joe and Mika's natural repartee and off-the-cuff commentary. The New Yorker has described the show as "appallingly entertaining.” In 2016, Joe, along with host Mika Brzezisnki, was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. Joe was named to the prestigious “Time 100” list of the world’s most influential people, and Vanity Fair named bo ... (view full description)

Julie Schlueter

Manager, Capital Markets
CNH Industrial Capital

Ms. Schlueter joined CNH Industrial N.V. in 2008, and is responsible for issuance of structured products and unsecured bonds for CNH Industrial and its captive finance subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC. CNHI (Case New Holland) is a major manufacturer of agricultural and construction equipment throughout the world. Ms. Schlueter is also the rating agency liasion for CNHI. CNHI Capital currently finances over $13 billion of equipment purchases, and has issued over $40 billion in asset-backed securities since 1992. Ms. Schlueter's responsibilities include the structured products in both the US and Canada. Ms. Schlueter began working in the securitization field in 1986, ... (view full description)

Serhan Secmen

Managing Director/Portfolio Manager
Napier Park Global

Serhan Secmen is a structured credit Portfolio Manager for Corporate Credit Strategies at Napier Park Global Capital (“Napier Park”). Mr. Secmen manages various vehicles that invest in structured credit instruments. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors (“CCA”), in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in August 2008, Serhan was a CLO trader at Lehman Brothers. Prior to his post at Lehman Brothers, he spent several years in Texas as a project manager focusing on special project financing. Since 2006, Serhan has also been involved in various industry forums and networks, including the investor ro ... (view full description)

Eric Shea

Executive Director
MUFG

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)

Gregg Silver

President & 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)

Marc Simpson

Executive Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

No biography specified

Cecil Smart

Senior Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Cecil Smart, Jr. is a Senior Director covering commercial and non-traditional ABS at Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.  At Kroll, Cecil covers transactions in various asset classes including residential and commercial solar, PACE, and cable distribution and broadcast television rights. 
Prior to joining Kroll, Cecil was a consultant providing structural alternatives for mortality based transactions.  Prior to that, he was a vice president at DZ Bank specializing in structured credit transactions for non-traditional assets and first time entrants to the capital markets. 

David Staley

Vice President, Capital Markets
Prosper

 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)

Ryan Stark

Managing Director
Deutsche Bank

Ryan has been in the Structured Credit Group at Deutsche Bank for 17 years with management duties including overseeing all aspects of the residential and small balance commercial mortgage business including term securitizations, warehouse lending, M&A and advisory assignments and distressed whole loan purchases for the United States and Canada. He has particular expertise in the non-agency, sub/non-performing, REO and single family rental sectors and has clients ranging from US government agencies to specialty finance companies, REITs, hedge funds, private equity firms and large banks. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ryan worked for 2 years at PaineWebber in the Municipal ... (view full description)

Craig Stein

Partner
Schulte Roth & Zabel

Craig Stein is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel and co-head of the firm’s Structured Finance & Derivatives Group. His practice focuses on structured finance and asset-backed transactions, as well as 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 by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted that satisfied clients praised him for his “very broad knowledge of the ... (view full description)

Andrew Stein

Senior Vice President
East West Bank

Mr. Andrew Stein is a Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking Eastern Region at East West Bank. With over $33 billion in assets, East West Bank is one of the 25 largest public banks in the U.S. Andrew currently serves as the Head of Specialty Finance and is responsible in managing a team of lenders in middle market ABL, project finance, specialty finance and private equity sponsored leveraged finance markets. Andrew has over 20 years of proven track record in originating and executing structured senior secured lending facilities including leases (small-mid ticket, captives, fleets), ABL/factoring, mortgage servicing, venture debt, insurance premium finance, structur ... (view full description)

Scott Stengel

Group Vice President and General Counsel
Ally Financial

No biography specified

Jeffrey Stern

Partner
Winston & Strawn LLP

Jeffrey Stern, a partner in Winston & Strawn LLP’s New York office and co-chair of the firm's Structured Finance Practice, has more than 20 years of experience in structured finance and derivatives and has completed asset-based financings, securitizations, structured credit transactions, and derivatives transactions involving an exceptionally wide range of asset types. His practice includes energy structured finance, derivatives documentation, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), marketplace lending platforms, structured funds, cross-border trade receivables and commodity financings, structured insurance financings, and funding/advising specialty finance companies.   Mr. S ... (view full description)

Eli Stern

Principal
EY

Eli Stern is a New York-based Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s Structured Finance Advisory Services (SFAS) practice. Eli has 18 years of experience in the securitization market and has worked on all major asset classes:  residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), asset-back securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Eli leads the RMBS/ABS Transaction Team and Analytics Team within SFAS, as well as the Securitization Regulatory Reform initiative within EY. Eli leads the issuance of agreed-upon procedures reports for RMBS and ABS and oversees the structuring team that supports all of SFAS.   ... (view full description)

Stephen Stites

Vice President, Structured Finance
Goldman Sachs

Stephen is a vice president on the Structured Finance-Corporate desk in the Americas Financing Group in New York where he focuses on the origination, structuring and execution of asset-based finance transactions in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2010.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York where he specialized in corporate and structured finance transactions for a variety of investment banking and corporate clients.

Stephen earned a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BA from the University of Washington.
 

Mary Stone

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mary Stone (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Managing Director, Head of RMBS Securitization and Advisory): Ms. Stone joined BofA Merrill’s Mortgage Finance group in 2009 where she is responsible for the residential mortgage securitization and advisory business. Ms. Stone manages a banking team responsible for structuring and executing mortgage transactions tailored to accommodate the needs of their clients. Prior to BofA Merrill, Ms. Stone was a Senior Vice President in the Lehman Brothers residential mortgage securitization team. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Ms. Stone worked in the securitization advisory practice at Pricewat ... (view full description)

Leo Subler

Senior Vice President Capital Markets
Sallie Mae

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.

Charles Sweet

Practice Development Leader, Structured Transactions
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Charles A. (Charlie) Sweet serves as the practice development leader of the firm’s structured transactions practice and advises clients on the federal laws and regulations affecting asset-backed securities and other structured finance products. He has represented financial industry groups in their responses to many of the regulatory changes in this area since the financial crisis, including Regulation AB II and the Dodd-Frank credit risk retention rules. His securitization experience encompasses many asset types and structures, including innovations such as the first automobile lease securitizations. Charlie is the author of The Federal Law of Asset-Backed Securities: T ... (view full description)

Susan Thomas

Associate General Counsel
Ford Motor Credit

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)

Eric Thompson

Senior Managing Director
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc

Eric Thompson is a Senior Managing Director in the CMBS group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc.  Prior to joining Kroll, Eric was a Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager for U.S. CMBS Surveillance at Standard & Poor’s.

Eric is an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) and has chaired several working groups and committees for the organization.

Prior to working in Structured Finance Eric worked in the accounting field. He received a BS in accounting from Rutgers University and is a CPA.

Haan Ti

Executive Director
MUFG

Haan is an Executive Director at MUFG Securities, where he heads the ABS business in Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for originating, structuring and distributing RMBS and ABS securities across MUFG’s global distribution network (including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Japan, the Americas and Europe). Haan has over 10 years of experience in the Australian securitization industry, most recently as a Director in Westpac where he was responsible for all public RMBS/ABS bond origination, syndicate and execution, as well as managing the largest ABCP program in Australia. Prior to Westpac, he was with the Debt Capital Markets team at HSBC Bank Australia Limited covering Financial Inst ... (view full description)

Josh Tonderys

President
Marlette Funding

Josh Tonderys is the President of Marlette Funding, a technology enabled consumer lending platform. Josh is responsible for leading credit, marketing, operations and new products. Josh joined Marlette with more than 16 years of experience in financial services, having most recently served as COO and CRO at Prosper.

Before joining Prosper, Josh was Senior Director at Barclaycard US, responsible for the Open Market credit card business. Prior to Barclaycard, Josh held various credit risk roles at BankOne, now Chase Card Services.
 
Josh earned a MBA from UNC at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Economics from Hobart College.

Gregory Tsang

Director
Wells Fargo

No biography specified

Bill Ullman

Chief Commercial Officer
Orchard Platform

Bill has more than 20 years of financial services experience as an investment banker, operating executive, investment manager and board member. Prior to starting his own firm, Right Wall Capital Management, LLC in 2006, Bill was a senior banker and executive at Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, respectively. Bill has served as an advisor to and “angel” investor in a select group of FinTech companies. At Orchard, Bill is responsible for global revenue generation and strategic management of the sales, client services and marketing teams. He also oversees the commercial strategy of Orchard’s products, including Orchard’s online loan marketplace. Bill‘s board positions include Van Eck Global ... (view full description)

Jerry van Koolbergen

Managing Director
DBRS, Inc.

Jerry van Koolbergen is the Managing Director responsible for Structured Credit at DBRS. 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 oversees credit estimates, ratings for SMEs and high yield middle market corporates, and new product development. Mr. van Koolbergen joined DBRS in 2008. Prior to DBRS, Mr. van Koolbergen was an Executive Director for Morgan Stanley in 2006, and a Vice President for JPMorgan from 1998-2006 responsible for CLO structuring and origination. ... (view full description)

Amir Vardi

Director, Structured Products Portfolio Manager
Credit Suisse Asset Management

Mr. Vardi is a Director of CSAM, based in New York. Mr. Vardi is a Portfolio Manager for CIG,responsible for analyzing, trading, and managing structured products. In addition, Mr. Vardi runs the new issue CLO formation efforts for CIG. Mr. Vardi began his career in leveraged finance research – portfolio strategy at Credit Suisse First Boston. Subsequent to his work in that group, Mr. Vardi was a founding member of the Leveraged Finance Strategy and Portfolio Products team at Credit Suisse. Mr. Vardi received his BS and BA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude from a dual-degree program

Frank Vetrano

Supervisory Financial Analyst
FHFA

Mr. Vetrano has more than 35 years of experience managing credit risk for large mortgage portfolios.  In his current role as a Supervisory Financial Analyst at FHFA, Mr. Vetrano is responsible for shaping public policy related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Credit Risk Transfer programs.  Before taking on his current position, Mr. Vetrano was Chief Risk Officer at FHA, where he was responsible for executing strategies to turn around FHA’s troubled $1 trillion mortgage portfolio.  Mr. Vetrano also served as Senior Vice President for Risk Management at Radian Guaranty during the aftermath of the financial crisis.  Mr. Vetrano began his credit risk management career at Freddie Mac, where he wa ... (view full description)

Medita Vucic

Managing Director
BNY Mellon

No biography specified

Tracy Wan

Senior Director
Fitch Ratings

No biography specified

Dave Webb

Director, Funding
Ford Motor Company

No biography specified

Alex Wei

Senior Vice President
Delaware Investments

Alex Wei rejoined Macquarie Asset Management/Delaware Investments in April 2013 to analyze fixed income investment quantitatively, with emphasis on structured credit securities including CLO, MBS and ABS. He worked at Delaware Investments from May 2001 to July 2012, when he was head of structured credit investments and chief quantitative analyst. He played a leading role in managing the firm’s structured credit business during his tenure with the firm. Previously, he was vice president and head of structured products at Conseco Capital Management where he worked for five years, specializing in quantitative analysis of structured securities and derivatives. Earlier in his career, ... (view full description)

Neil Weidner

Partner
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. He has extensive experience in the area of CLOs/CDOs, using "cash flow," "market value," and hybrid structures. Neil actively advises clients on the formation and offering of interests in credit funds and similar type funds, formed to target investment opportunities created by the current turmoil in the global credit markets. He also practices in the area of ... (view full description)

Chuck Weilamann

Managing Director
DBRS, Inc.

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 billion, in ... (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)

Darrell Wheeler

Managing Director
S&P Global Ratings

Darrell Wheeler is Head of Research for Global Structured Finance at S&P Global.  In his role, Mr. Wheeler and his team analyze and write research on collateral, markets and structured finance bond structures for S&P Global’s institutional investors.   Mr. Wheeler joined S&P Global Ratings in May 2015 from Amherst Pierpoint Securities where he led CMBS strategy and modeling initiatives from the firm’s New York office. Before joining Amherst in early 2010, Mr. Wheeler served as Managing Director at Citigroup’s Global Corporate and Investment Bank, and as Global Head of Securitized Strategy and Analysis, managing Citigroup’s global ABS research team and serving as its l ... (view full description)

Stephen Whelan

Partner
Blank Rome LLP

Stephen T. Whelan is a partner in the New York office of law firm Blank Rome LLP, where he concentrates his practice on lease financings, securitization, energy finance and secured lending.  Mr. Whelan is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, a former member of the ELFA Board of Directors and Legal Committee, past Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Leasing, and a Visiting Lecturer on constitutional law at Princeton University. Steve represents lenders, lessors, trustees, credit enhancers and arrangers in lease financings for aircraft, railcar, vehicle, maritime, medical, business, energy, and telecommunications equipment, as well as industr ... (view full description)

Eric Wiedelman

Managing Director
JP Morgan Securities LLC

No biography specified

Brian Wiele

Managing Director
Barclays

No biography specified

James Wiemken

Executive MD, Global Practice Leader, Structured Finance
S&P Global Ratings

No biography specified

Andreas Wilgen

Managing Director
Fitch Ratings

Andreas Wilgen is a managing director and co-head of Fitch Ratings’ asset-backed securities group, focused on coordinating efforts in the student loan, ABCP, credit card and unsecured consumer loan sectors. In his role, Andreas is 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 his current role Andreas was the Head of EMEA ABS for Fitch in London, with a focus consumer and commercial ABS, Asset Backed Commercial Paper conduits, auto related securitisation and securitisations from EMEA emerging markets. Andre ... (view full description)

Evan Wilkoff

Executive Vice President - Capital Markets
Ascentium Capital LLC

Evan is Executive 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.

Joshua Wilsusen

Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

No biography specified

Cory Wishengrad

Head of Structured Products Origination
Guggenheim Securities

Cory Wishengrad has over 15 years of experience in the structured products space   Mr. Wishengrad is a market leader in whole business securitization and the securitization of a wide range of esoteric assets, structuring and leading numerous landmark deals such as the $2.6 billion Dunkin’ Brands, $2.425 billion Wendy’s, $1.675 billion Domino's Pizza, $1.4 billion DineEquity and $1.15 billion CKE Restaurants (Hardee's/Carl's Jr.) whole business securitizations, the $1.1 billion Iconix (2012/2013) brand licensing securitization program, the $1.8 billion American Tower (2013) and $1.33 billion SBA Communications (2013) wireles ... (view full description)

Jon Wishnia

Partner
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Jonathan Wishnia is one of the nations leading corporate financing attorneys focusing in mortgage finance and receivables securitization. Jonathan has extensive experience advising clients on matters including the trading and financing of whole loans and servicing rights, the servicing of mortgage loans, and the securitization of various asset classes. Additionally, Mr. Wishnia counsels clients on secured and unsecured credit facilities, asset purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions and other general capital markets matters. As a leader in this field, Mr. Wishnia has been recognized in Chambers USA in the area of Capital Markets: Securitization. Mr. Wishnias practice includes the re ... (view full description)

Calvin Wong

Chief Credit Officer
Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC

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 Kong. Upon ... (view full description)

Matthew Wong

Chief Executive Officer
Liquidaty

Matt founded Liquidaty, a software startup that automates complex data tasks, in 2014. Liquidaty's first product is a platform for analyzing residential mortgage data, which can, for example, automatically receive emails, crack tapes, fetch updated property values, run pricing models (internal, third party or both), create stratifications and email all of that back to the sender within a few minutes. Prior to founding Liquidaty, Matt was a structured finance investment banker at JPMorgan for 10 years, where he was the lead banker on over $70 billion of securities origination and advised clients on bank M&A transactions and portfolio valuations. While at JPMorgan, Matt also ad ... (view full description)

John Wu

Managing Director
Seix Advisors

John Wu is the Managing Director of Structured Capital Markets at Seix Advisors LLC.  He is responsible for Seix’s structured credit investments and CLO issuances.  From 2012 to Sep 2015, he was a Head of Structured Products and Senior Portfolio Manager at CIFC Asset Management, where he oversaw the firm’s structured product investments.  Prior to CIFC, John was the Head of CLO banking at UBS from 2011-2012.  He also oversaw the US CLO structuring business at Deutsche Bank from 2008-2010, and was the head of Asset Side New Products at CICC from 2010-2011.  John started his investment career at Sanford Bernstein and worked at Gol ... (view full description)

Ed Wu

Director, Loan Originations
Revere Capital

Ed serves as Director of Loan Originations at Revere Capital, with a focus on sourcing, originating and underwriting real and financial asset based loans, in the $10M-$30M size range.  His prior experience includes stints in investment banking with Salomon Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, and Bryant Park Capital, primarily focused on advising in M&A and restructuring transactions in a range of industries and transaction types, including cash and stock mergers, LBOs, restructurings and reorganizations; as well as IPOs, follow-on offerings and debt placements such as ABL revolving credit facilities and senior & subordinated term loans.  After serving as an investment banking advisor for se ... (view full description)

Kishore Yalamanchili

Investment Senior Vice President
Prudential Insurance Company of America

Kishore K. Yalamanchili, CFA is an Investment Senior Vice President at the Prudential Insurance Company. He has over 19 years of financial markets experience. Prior to joining Prudential, Dr. Yalamanchili was Senior PM and Head of Securitzed Assets Research at Karya Capital Management from 2012 to 2015. He was also a Managing Director and Head of Securitized Assets Research and Trading at BlackRock from 2005 to 2011. At BlackRock he was a portfolio manager for distressed mortgage, TALF, and PPIP funds and also managed securitized asset holdings across the firm's portfolios. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2005, Dr. Yalamanchili was a Senior Vice President and portfolio ... (view full description)

Al Yoon

Senior Reporter
Debtwire

Al Yoon is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS where he closely follows residential credit including lending, the paths to securitization and trading. He accepted the role at Debtwire in 2014 after a dozen years of following Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and structured finance at The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, where in 2005 he was exposing early cracks in subprime mortgages. Al graduated from Lehigh University and cut his teeth in the news business at The Easton (Penna.) Express and his hometown newspaper, The Lakeville (Conn.) Journal.
 

Gary Zhu

Cross-Sector Strategist
Wells Fargo

 Gary Zhu, CFA, is a Vice President in the Structured Products Research group and covers cross-sector strategy. Before joining Wells Fargo, Gary was a structured products trader at Genworth, where he co-managed ~$10 billion of ABS, CMBS and RMBS investments. He started his career in 2007 as a Finance Management Program (FMP) analyst at Genworth, where he had held multiple roles across investments and corporate finance. Gary graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he was a member of the school’s alumni board. He is a mentor in the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) mentorship program. ... (view full description)

Jon Claude Zucconi

Managing Director
Credit Suisse

Jon-Claude Zucconi is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking division, based in New York. Within Asset Finance, he is responsible for Consumer ABS Origination and Structuring.

Mr. Zucconi joined Credit Suisse in May 2011 after nine years at Barclays Capital, where he was a Director in the Securitized Products Origination Group. Prior to that, Mr. Zucconi worked at Salomon Smith Barney for two years in the Global Securitized Products group.

Mr. Zucconi holds a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from Columbia University in the city of New York.
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