About The Conference:

iGlobal Forum is pleased to announce our 4th Specialty Finance Summit - the leading deal-sourcing event for investors and issuers operating in the specialty finance space. At the Summit, you will gain fresh insights into where you should be focusing your activities in 2015 and beyond. You will have the opportunity to network with the leading decision-makers from specialty finance companies, marketplace lenders, BDCs, SBICs, private equity firms, hedge funds, wealth management firms, senior lenders and asset managers. Real-life deal spotlights will reveal how specialty finance companies sourced, executed and exited deals and how they have strategically expanded over a multi-year period. A focused Structured Networking session will enable you to connect, 1-to-1, with the market participants you most want to meet, and evaluate the potential for mutual business endeavors. Plus, three interactive workshops will show you how you can leverage FinTech to acquire new customers and underwrite loans more efficiently, broaden into emerging asset classes to increase and stabilize your yields, and take advantage of the opportunity for small business lending.

Key topics that will be covered:

  • The impact of GE’s exit on the commercial finance space
  • The scalability of certain emerging asset classes, and how to mitigate the risks they present
  • Which asset classes marketplace lending can be applied to, and which asset classes investors are most interested in buying
  • Innovative financing techniques and strategies to reduce the cost of funding
  • The impact of increased regulation on profits and return on equity, and how to overcome key legal concerns
  • How ratings influence the specialty finance sector and the price of debt 
  • The most enticing real estate opportunities on the horizon

Network with leading:

  • Specialty finance companies
  • Marketplace lenders
  • BDCs
  • SBICs
  • Private equity firms
  • Hedge funds
  • Wealth management firms
  • Senior lenders
  • Asset managers

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Robert Glanville

Robert Glanville

Founding Partner & Managing Director, Financial Services Investment Team

PINE BROOK PARTNERS

Keynote Speaker

David Aidi

David Aidi

Partner

ATALAYA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Mr. Aidi has extensive experience in alternative credit investing and has deep experience executing specialty finance and corporate transactions. Prior to joining Atalaya, Mr. Aidi was the Portfolio Manager in charge of the Direct Lending Group and a member of the Investment Committee at Magnetar Capital, LLC. Prior to Magnetar, Mr. Aidi was a corporate analyst at Highbridge/Zwirn, focused on private lending and special opportunities investments. Mr. Aidi began his career at Merrill Lynch, holding positions within the High Yield Capital Markets Group as well as the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Aidi earned a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is a current member of the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Council.

Kurt Carlton

Kurt Carlton

CTO

SHERMAN BRIDGE LENDING

Kurt Carlton is the CTO of Sherman Bridge Lending, a finance company designed to fulfill the needs of borrowers who invest in “value-add” single-family homes. His ground floor understanding of this expanding niche real estate market has aided in the development of a successful loan product that blends an acquisition loan with distinctive add-on financing for property repairs. Kurt has also been heavily involved in distressed SFR markets as a co-founder of New Western Acquisitions, having purchased and resold thousands of properties the company is considered the 2nd fastest growing middle-market company in Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Company Summary: Sherman Bridge Lending began offering loans for value-add single-family residential real estate in 2009 with products designed exclusively for real estate investors. Due to the relative simplicity of the lending process and a lack of deeply experienced operators in the SFR investment niche Sherman Bridge Lending has seen unprecedented growth since conception. www.ShermanBridge.com.

Albert Periu

Albert Periu

Head of Capital Markets

FUNDING CIRCLE

Albert leads Funding Circle's Capital Markets team and is responsible for the structuring, execution and distribution of Funding Circle’s offerings to institutional and accredited investors. Albert was most recently a Director of Institutional Sales at Telsey Advisory Group, a boutique research and brokerage firm. Previously, he spent six years as a Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Institutional Sales covering hedge funds, family offices and asset managers. Prior to FBR, Albert was an Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital. He started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Global Media Group.
Albert received a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Joshua D. Harlan

Joshua D. Harlan

Managing Member

HARLAN CAPITAL PARTNERS

Joshua D. Harlan is founder and managing partner of Harlan Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm focused on niche and emerging specialty finance opportunities. Previously he was a director at Allen & Company, where he focused on media and technology investment banking, and a portfolio manager and a member of the private markets investment committee at OPTrust, a Canadian public pension fund. Mr. Harlan received an AB from Harvard College, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a JD degree from Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dev Gopalan

Dev Gopalan

Director & Head of U.S. Private Credit

KKR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dev Gopalan (New York) joined KKR in 2010 and is a Director of KKR Asset Management. Mr. Gopalan serves as head of US Private Credit. Previously, Mr. Gopalan worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a principal in private investments and private debt. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase in high yield capital markets as well as high yield/leverage loan research covering a variety of sectors. He currently sits on the board of directors of LCI Helicopters Limited and Battery Point Trust, LLC and serves on the limited partner advisory committee of Star Mountain Multi-Manager Credit Platform, LP. He has a M.A. in International Finance from Brandeis University and a B.S. from Georgetown University

Arjun Thimmaya

Arjun Thimmaya

Managing Director, Financial Services

WARBURG PINCUS

Arjun Thimmaya is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2008 and focuses on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Thimmaya worked at Trimaran Capital, a New York based private equity fund, where over a six year period, he executed a variety of private equity investments. He is a director of Mariner Finance Triton Container International and Source. Mr. Thimmaya received a B. Sc. from Cornell University.

John Fruehwirth

John Fruehwirth

Managing Partner

ROTUNDA CAPITAL PARTNERS

John Fruehwirth is the Managing Partner of Rotunda Capital Partners. Since founding RCP in 2008, they have completed seven platform acquisitions and several add-ons. John focuses on investments in specialty finance, asset-light logistics and value added distributors, but has also invested in other end markets including business services, insurance services, aerospace, retail, consumer products and government contracting industries. John earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves on the Boards of Amware Logistics Services, Primary Integration and Commercial Credit, Inc. John is a member of Capital for Children which exists to bring hope and resources to children in need in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Senior Managing Director

MACQUARIE CAPITAL

Eric Hanson joined Macquarie Capital in 2010 as Senior Managing Director and Head of Specialty Finance. Prior to Macquarie, he was a Partner at Lazard and a member of the Financial Institutions Group for twenty-six years. Over his career, Mr. Hanson has been a leader in transportation/equipment leasing and specialty finance, focusing on leasing and finance companies, captives and banks, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and private capital. Mr. Hanson has recently advised on three multi-billion joint ventures structured as sidecar transactions, one for Air Lease (Blackbird Leasing Partnership) and two for Trinity Industries in railcar leasing (alliance with Element Finance and the Napier Park Rail Leasing Fund). Recent M&A transactions include: sale of Flagship Rail Services to SMBC, equity investment in life science lender Oxford Finance by Welsh Carson, equity investment in Magellan Aviation by Marubeni, sale to Huntington Bancshares of Macquarie Equipment Finance, and sale to Engine Lease Finance (MUFG) of Macquarie Engines. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Hanson arranged tax lease financing for capital equipment with Tiger Financial Services and was an officer of a publicly-traded residual guarantor. Mr. Hanson received a BA from St. Olaf College, where he serves on the Board of Regents, and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Hanson is a regular speaker for the Equipment Lease Finance Association at their annual CEO Forum and Executive Roundtable.

James K. Hunt

James K. Hunt

Chairman

THL CREDIT, INC.

Founded in 2007, THL Credit is an investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated high yielding investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds.  Since inception, Mr. Hunt has  served at its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.  He also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of THL Credit SLS.  Headquartered in Boston, THL Credit also has investment teams in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Hunt was previously Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001. From 1990 through 2000, he was President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and an Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica) through 2000. At SunAmerica, Mr. Hunt was responsible for high-yielding investments including CLO management, private placements, acquisition financing, term loans and portfolio purchases, structured finance and corporate acquisitions.  Mr. Hunt joined SunAmerica  from the Davis Companies, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for acquisitions. Prior to that he worked at Citicorp for over 14 years, where he held a variety of leveraged lending, credit and finance positions, culminating in the role of Senior Credit Officer and Vice President/Area Head for the Far West U.S. leveraged lending group. Mr. Hunt currently serves on the board of directors of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI).  Mr. Hunt is a former Chairman and member of the board of directors of Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC. , Lead Trustee for Falcon Financial (Nasdaq: FLCN),  Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), and the boards of Primus Guaranty Ltd, LLC. (NYSE: PRS), CLS Worldwide Services, LLC, GTS Holdings, Inc., Helinet Aviation Services, LLC, Metagenics, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) and Mobile Storage Group. Mr. Hunt earned his BBA in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Andrea L. Petro

Andrea L. Petro

Executive Vice President / Division Manager, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Andrea Petro is an Executive Vice President and Division Manager of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas, Texas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to middle-market, specialty finance companies throughout North America such as factors and asset-based lenders, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. With over 20 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, Andrea Petro established the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000, which was known as Wells Fargo Foothill at the time, with the exclusive mission of providing financing for specialty finance companies. Her success with the Lender Finance division led to the expansion of her role and the formation of the Resort Finance and Supply Chain Finance units. Prior to joining Foothill, Andrea was Senior Vice President, National Marketing Manager of the Financial Services Funding Division of Transamerica Business Credit. Andrea earned her bachelor of arts degree from Kent State University and her masters of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the board of the Commercial Finance Association as vice president of finance. Additionally, she serves as a member of the board of directors of the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation and a member of the Philanthropy Council of the North Texas Food Bank. Andrea and her team are also members of the International Factoring Association and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank and over 30 other national and regional non-profits that support local communities.

Chris Cary

Chris Cary

Director, Hedge Fund Assessments

S&P GLOBAL RATINGS

Stewart W. Hayes

Stewart W. Hayes

Senior Vice President, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Stewart Hayes is a Senior Vice President of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to specialty finance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, including significant experience in lending to specialty finance companies. Stewart joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000 as an original member of the Lender Finance division. His current responsibilities include originating new lending relationships for specialty finance companies. Hayes previously served as the Portfolio Manager for the Lender Finance division.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked at Bank of America Commercial Finance for 16 years, holding executive management positions at both its Business Credit and Factoring divisions. Stewart is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, International Factoring Association, and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank, and more than 30 other national and regional nonprofits that support local communities.

Timothy E. Johnson

Timothy E. Johnson

Partner

KPMG

Tim has provided deal advisory services on over 100 transactions in the financial services sector at KPMG. Tim leads the FS team across KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice and is responsible for a team of over 30 dedicated FS specialists who are engaged to perform diligence on over 50 transactions annually across multiple subsectors including banking, specialty finance, insurance, asset management, financial technology, and real estate. Tim was the CFO of Florida Community Bank, a $3.5 billion institution that successfully bid, acquired, and integrated eight banks in just over one year. While at FCB, he also evaluated and modeled multiple other potential transactions that were not pursued. Tim was integral to the bank’s private placement capital raise and subsequent filings to prepare for its initial public offering. Tim was also a key point of contact for all regulatory and financial reviews. Tim has specialized in finance services from the beginning of his career in the roles of auditor, controller, finance director, CFO, and M&A diligence advisor. His experience has provided him with the benefit of seeing deals from multiple angles, and the ability to leverage this insight to identify the risks and value opportunities in every transaction. Tim’s combination of valuable industry experience as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, and line of business controller at Bank One, allows him to be grounded in both highly technical accounting issues and everyday financial processes. His years as a finance director and CFO have uniquely positioned him to translate accounting numbers into an understanding of business drivers. This, combined with his years as an M&A professional, allows him to bring insights and true value to his clients. He doesn’t just see the numbers, he understands why they are what they are, and how his clients can profit from that.

Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright

Managing Director

APOLLO MIDDLE MARKET LENDING

Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Wright was with GSC Group where he served in a variety of different roles mostly recently as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to these executive roles he was the head of the US Corporate Debt business. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Wright served as head of origination for the U.S. Corporate Debt business. Prior to that, Mr. Wright was with IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation. Mr. Wright graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, and from Fordham University with a M.B.A. degree.

BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

CEO

LIGHTER CAPITAL

BJ Lackland is the CEO of Lighter Capital, an alternative debt provider for growing technology companies. Previously, BJ was the CFO of Power Efficiency Corporation, and had spent five years as the VP and Director of Summit Energy Ventures. BJ had also held leadership positions at EnCompass Globalization and webStrategic. He received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, an MA in International Studies from University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Jason Bross

Jason Bross

Chief Operating Officer

LATITUDE20 CAPITAL PARTNERS

Mr. Bross has in excess of 18 years of financial and asset management experience and in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing capital markets, finance, operations, legal and compliance, marketing, human resources, and technology. Prior to forming Latitude20, Mr. Bross served as Executive Director, Head of Strategic Projects at The International Investment Group. In this capacity, Mr. Bross was mandated to lead the organization’s strategic and capital markets initiatives and served as the primary liaison between the credit and operations team. Accomplishments include managing the largest non-bank trade finance securitization to date (2013) and structuring and managing efforts in becoming a sub-advisor for the first publically traded impact based mutual fund. Prior to joining the International Investment Group, Mr. Bross co-founded Argon Venture Partners, the first California-Western Canada technology venture capital firm in which he managed the diligence efforts on potential investments, spearheaded partnerships with universities, the Canadian government, IBM and served as the fundraising partner. Prior to forming Argon, Mr. Bross served as Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital for the National Investors Group S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. He commenced his career in the leveraged finance group at CIBC World Markets. During his career, Mr. Bross has been part of in excess of US$4.7 Billion of transactions Mr. Bross received his B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University and was a 2014 Recipient of The M&A Advisor 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Award.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Mr. Miller is a Partner in the Ares Direct Lending Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Miller serves on the investment committee of Ares Capital Management LLC, the investment adviser of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on launching its commercial finance venture and provided credit assessments on new investments. Previously, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at GE Commercial Finance. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Curtis Glovier

Curtis Glovier

Managing Director

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP

Mr. Glovier is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and is responsible for the private equity effort within the Credit Funds part of Fortress. In that capacity he manages the origination, execution, and monitoring of private equity, mezzanine, and other investments. Mr. Glovier is also on the Investment Committees of various Fortress investment funds, including the Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds, which invest in financial assets, the debt and equity of a wide variety of companies, real estate, and other credit-related opportunities. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Glovier served for seven years as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Middle Market Buyout group at Perseus, LLC. Before that he was a Managing Director of Nassau Capital, which managed over $2 billion on behalf of Princeton University. At both Perseus and Nassau Capital, Mr. Glovier was responsible for all aspects of the direct investment process, including identifying and developing opportunities, negotiating and closing transactions and developing strategic plans and exit strategies for portfolio companies. Prior to Nassau, Mr. Glovier worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance and Leveraged Buyout groups, and was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He has served as a director of companies in the financial services, business services, specialty pharmaceutical, intellectual property, branded consumer products, alternative energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing areas, and as Chairman of the Board of Maritime Telecommunications Network. At Fortress Mr. Glovier serves or has served on the boards of Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB), HRG Group (NYSE: HRG), Omnisure Group, Alostar Bank of Commerce, IP Com GmbH & Co. KG, Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., Ashley Park Holdings, and Correvio LLC. Mr. Glovier holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec. from James Cook University in Australia, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Melanie Gnazzo

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner

CHAPMAN & CUTLER LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. 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.

Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel

Partner and Chair of Commercial Finance Practice

BILZIN SUMBERG

Robert M. Siegel is a Partner in the Corporate and Business Finance & Restructuring Groups and is the Chair of our Commercial Finance Practice. He concentrates his practice in commercial finance, securitizations, debt restructuring and loan workouts. He is experienced in all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, and in particular, secured transactions under Article 9. Formerly with a Wall Street based law firm, Bob has been involved in complex financial transactions nationwide and abroad. Bob was an asset-based lender and a commercial real estate lender for several years prior to entering law school, and he brings a strong business background to the practice of law.

Todd R. Plotner

Todd R. Plotner

Partner

CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP

Todd Plotner is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in securitizations, structured finance and community development finance. Todd’s practice includes the restructuring of and bankruptcy advice concerning troubled transactions. Todd represents operating companies, captive finance companies, commercial and investment banks, commercial paper conduits, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of structured financial transactions. The assets in those transactions have included student loans, mortgages, residual interest certificates, railcars, intermodal shipping containers and chassis, aircraft, auto loans and leases, equipment leases, timeshares, structured settlements, commissions, and trade receivables. Todd’s experience also includes establishing leveraged equity investments, warehouse financings and bridge loans for affordable housing, new markets tax credit and community development projects.

Eric Thaller

Eric Thaller

Vice President of Investor Services

PROSPER MARKETPLACE

Eric Thaller is Vice President of Investor Services at Prosper Marketplace. In this role, Eric is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prosper’s investor platform, including management of key institutional investors. Eric brings more than 15 years experience in the investment management business to Prosper. Prior to joining Prosper, Eric was Director of Risk Management at Adelante Capital Management. Previously, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he was responsible for the firm's first proprietary international equity fund and served on the Investment Policy Committee. He was also a Partner at Standard Pacific Capital where he managed a quantitatively driven hedge fund.

 Eric has an M.B.A. in Finance and Statistics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from University of California, San Diego. He also completed The General Course at the London School of Economics.

Glenn Goldman

Glenn Goldman

CEO

CREDIBLY

Glenn Goldman is the CEO of Credibly, an emerging Fintech platform that leverages data science and analytics to improve the speed, cost and choice of capital available to all small businesses. Prior to Credibly, Glenn was the CEO of CAN Capital for 12 years, leading the company to become the largest non-bank provider of capital for small businesses in the U.S. Glenn has an extensive background in banking: he was a Founding Partner of G2, LLC, a boutique investment bank targeting the finance and technology sectors, and served as co-president of the Merchant Banking group at ContiFinancial Corporation. Currently, Glenn sits on the advisory board for Orchard Platform. He is also a former advisory board member of DemystData, and former entrepreneur-in-residence at Flexpoint Ford. Glenn received his B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

James Herbert

James Herbert

Co-Founder & President

LENDINGHOME

LendingHome is James’ third real estate start-up. Before co-founding LendingHome, James started a residential real estate private equity fund as well as Colony American Homes. James was a VP at Colony Capital and VP in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. He earned both his BA in Economics and MBA from Stanford University.​​

Vladimir M. Gutin

Vladimir M. Gutin

Partner

TZP CAPITAL

Vlad Gutin began his career in 1990 as a Research Assistant at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. After receiving his M.B.A. in 1994, he joined the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Specialty Finance Group. During his 13-year career at Goldman Sachs, he served as senior execution banker on numerous M&A and IPO transactions for middle-market financial services companies. Vlad co-founded TZP Group LLC in 2007. TZP is a private equity firm currently managing over $600 million of committed capital and investing in middle market business and consumer services companies. Vlad serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Employment Solutions, Inc. Vlad also serves as a member of TZP’s investment committee.

Vlad received his B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and his M.B.A. with highest distinction from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1994.

Kevin Gibbons

Kevin Gibbons

Managing Director

CAPITAL ONE ASSET BACKED FINANCE

Kevin is responsible for origination and structuring of asset-backed financings for specialty finance companies and asset managers. Prior to joining Capital One, Kevin was a Managing Director at Amherst Securities Group where he specialized in capital markets banking solutions involving mortgage-backed securities and whole loans. Kevin previously spent 12 years with BMO Capital Markets' U.S. Securitization Group where he was most recently Managing Director and co-head of origination activities covering specialty finance companies, asset managers and owners of non-traditional financial assets. Kevin holds a BS in Finance from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Chris Hurn

Chris Hurn

Founder & CEO

FOUNTAINHEAD COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Chris Hurn is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. Collectively, his management team at Fountainhead has closed over $6B in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. Chris is also Founder and former CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a three-time Inc. 500|5000 company and three-time SBA Financial Services Champion, among many other honors. As a non-bank lender, he has made a science out of complementing rather than competing with banks in creating value through SBA 504 loans. Fountainhead’s new secondary market program, FastTrack504™, for instance, allows lenders to fully outsource these transactions while earning non-interest income. Chris was formerly a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, Heller Financial, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the former CFO of the NAI Realvest group of companies. He is also the cofounder of an upscale barbershop franchise (Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club) with over a dozen locations in four states. Chris holds two magna cum laude bachelor degrees from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (former at the Wharton School of Business) and finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center, before deciding not to continue his pursuit of becoming an attorney.

James  Viceconte

James Viceconte

Portfolio Manager—Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

James Viceconte is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 2013, he was partner in GMG Investment Advisors, an emerging market–focused credit fund managing a range of secured and unsecured investment strategies. Before that, Mr. Viceconte was a managing director at Citigroup where he was in charge of principal investment strategies in the Special Situations Group for all non-mortgage consumer assets in the US and all consumer and small commercial receivables in Latin America. At its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers Inc, he began his tenure managing various non-agency mortgage and ABS trading books and ultimately expanded the scope of his responsibilities into secured-asset strategies in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Viceconte began his career in the US mortgage and asset-backed markets at JP Morgan Securities and then at First Bank System Mortgage Corp. in their Capital Markets Group. Mr. Viceconte holds a BS from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Jack is a Partner at Ares Management LLC and CEO of Ares Commercial Finance Business. Previously Jack was President, CEO and co-founder of Keltic Financial Services, LLC, an asset based lending company he ran for 15 years until the sale in 2014 to Ares. Prior to founding Keltic Jack was Global Product Head for Capital Markets, Credit, Corporate Finance and Real Estate in Citigroup’s Private Bank. He also was Division Executive for the U.S. Private Bank with revenues of $330 million and a $7.5 billion balance sheet. Previously he worked for the CFO of Citigroup responsible for the Corporate Capital Plan, Shareholder Value Analysis, Rating Agencies and Regulator Interface. Jack was also National Business Head for the Equipment Leasing Division and the Leverage Lending / Leverage Buy-Out Business. His career in finance began in 1970 at the New York based Commercial Credit Business Loans, Inc. There he managed all aspects of credit processes and new business development of asset-based structures. Jack also serves on the Board of Directors of two public companies, Scan Source and Chimera. He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.S. degree from Kings College.

Jim Keller

Jim Keller

CFO

COLLEGE AVE STUDENT LOANS

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director in the Structured Products Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company where he was responsible for secondary trading and primary origination of structured credit products including CLOs, CDOs, insurance-linked securities, credit-linked notes and synthetic ABS. Jim was previously Managing Director and Global Co-Head of UBS Investment Bank’s Global Structured Products Group. Prior to UBS, he held various trading and syndication roles at Salomon Smith Barney and Citicorp Securities. Jim received a BA degree from Cornell University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School.

Harish Nataraj

Harish Nataraj

Managing Director

ANGELO GORDON

Harish Nataraj is a Managing Director in Angelo, Gordon’s private equity area. He joined the firm in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Merchants Capital Access, ClearBalance, Oak Street Funding, Crunch and National Home Health Care, and serves as an observer on the Hamilton State Bancshares board.

Matthew Perkins

Matthew Perkins

Senior Managing Director

GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC

Monty Cook

Monty Cook

Managing Director

THL CREDIT ADVISORS

Mr. Cook is a Managing Director of THL Credit. He is responsible for transaction origination, underwriting and execution for the New York direct lending investment team. Mr. Cook also oversees the Business and Financial Services vertical. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2013, Mr. Cook was a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Credit Solutions Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring non-traditional investment opportunities for the bank’s balance sheet. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Cook was a Managing Director with a publicly-traded BDC where he was on the investment committee and responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and monitoring a portfolio of subordinated loans and equity co-investments to financial sponsor-backed companies. Mr. Cook began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was a Financial Analyst in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking group and was subsequently an Associate and a Vice President in the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Cook received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Rupert Chisholm

Rupert Chisholm

Managing Director

ONE WILLIAM STREET

Rupert is a managing director at One William Street Capital Management, L.P., a credit-focused asset manager based in New York.  He focuses on illiquid investments including private placements, direct lending, and portfolio acquisitions secured by consumer / commercial receivables as well as esoteric and operating assets.  Rupert joined One William Street in 2012 and previously originated and structured asset-backed transactions for Lehman Brothers and Natixis after beginning his career as a credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.  Rupert received a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and an M.A. from the University of Rochester.

Jason Block

Jason Block

Partner

FREEDOM 3 CAPITAL

Jason Block is the Founding Partner and CIO of F3C and has 18 years of experience investing in private credit and equity. Mr. Block became actively involved in investing private credit and equity in 1995 and has managed private investments in 45 companies prior to founding of F3C.
Most recently, Mr. Block was the founding Partner of ICG’s North American investment business. Mr. Block led the newly created North American business on seven investments for over $300 million of invested capital. Also while at ICG, he was the Partner responsible for building ICG’s global Investor Management Group focused on fundraising, communication and other investor matters for all of ICG’s products on a global basis. He set the mandate for the Investor Management Group and grew the team from two people to 13 professionals covering over 250 investors worldwide.
Prior to ICG, Mr. Block was a Partner at AlpInvest where he was responsible for founding and building their global mezzanine platform. During his six years at AlpInvest, he led the team in 27 investments for nearly $500 million of invested capital.
Before AlpInvest, Mr. Block worked as a Portfolio Manager for Caravelle, an affiliate of CIBC, where his responsibilities included investing in mezzanine, private equity and high yield. Prior to joining the Caravelle team, he was a Managing Director in CIBC’s Leverage Finance/Sponsor Coverage group. Mr. Block started his career as an investment banker for Kidder, Peabody.
Mr. Block is a member of the Advisory Panel to the Atlantic Conference on Mezzanine & Middle Market Symposium. He has also been an observer or director on the Board of over 20 companies during his career. Mr. Block received his BA in economics from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude.

Jason van Dussen

Jason van Dussen

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

GOLUB CAPITAL

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Agenda for September 10, 2015
7:45 am
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 am
CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Andrea L. Petro

Andrea L. Petro

Executive Vice President / Division Manager, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Andrea Petro is an Executive Vice President and Division Manager of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas, Texas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to middle-market, specialty finance companies throughout North America such as factors and asset-based lenders, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. With over 20 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, Andrea Petro established the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000, which was known as Wells Fargo Foothill at the time, with the exclusive mission of providing financing for specialty finance companies. Her success with the Lender Finance division led to the expansion of her role and the formation of the Resort Finance and Supply Chain Finance units. Prior to joining Foothill, Andrea was Senior Vice President, National Marketing Manager of the Financial Services Funding Division of Transamerica Business Credit. Andrea earned her bachelor of arts degree from Kent State University and her masters of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the board of the Commercial Finance Association as vice president of finance. Additionally, she serves as a member of the board of directors of the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation and a member of the Philanthropy Council of the North Texas Food Bank. Andrea and her team are also members of the International Factoring Association and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank and over 30 other national and regional non-profits that support local communities.

8:45 am
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW: POST-GE OUTLOOK FOR THE SPECIALTY FINANCE INDUSTRY
  • How GE’s exit from the commercial finance space changes the landscape, who it creates opportunities for, and which buyers are purchasing which assets
  • Which subsectors provide strong areas of opportunity for growth
  • How new leveraged lending guidance impacts profits and returns on equity, and what new opportunities it will bring
  • What is causing the slowdown in specialty finance M&A activity?
  • Is Peer-to-Peer/Marketplace lending here to stay, and why is so much venture capital flowing into the space?
  • Are there any pockets of yield available for debt providers?
  • How specialty finance investing being done in this benign credit environment will function during a downturn
  • Where we are in the credit cycle, and how the next 12 months will affect the specialty finance space
Robert Glanville

Robert Glanville

Founding Partner & Managing Director, Financial Services Investment Team

PINE BROOK PARTNERS

David Aidi

David Aidi

Partner

ATALAYA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Mr. Aidi has extensive experience in alternative credit investing and has deep experience executing specialty finance and corporate transactions. Prior to joining Atalaya, Mr. Aidi was the Portfolio Manager in charge of the Direct Lending Group and a member of the Investment Committee at Magnetar Capital, LLC. Prior to Magnetar, Mr. Aidi was a corporate analyst at Highbridge/Zwirn, focused on private lending and special opportunities investments. Mr. Aidi began his career at Merrill Lynch, holding positions within the High Yield Capital Markets Group as well as the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Aidi earned a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is a current member of the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Council.

Robert Siegel

Interviewed by:

Robert Siegel

Partner and Chair of Commercial Finance Practice

BILZIN SUMBERG

Robert M. Siegel is a Partner in the Corporate and Business Finance & Restructuring Groups and is the Chair of our Commercial Finance Practice. He concentrates his practice in commercial finance, securitizations, debt restructuring and loan workouts. He is experienced in all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, and in particular, secured transactions under Article 9. Formerly with a Wall Street based law firm, Bob has been involved in complex financial transactions nationwide and abroad. Bob was an asset-based lender and a commercial real estate lender for several years prior to entering law school, and he brings a strong business background to the practice of law.

9:30 am
HOW ONLINE MARKETPLACE LENDERS ARE ALTERING THE SPECIALTY FINANCE LANDSCAPE
  • How do investors evaluate marketplace lenders?
  • Where are there opportunities for marketplace lenders to create value?
  • How has marketplace lending expanded beyond unsecured consumer loans?
  • Which new asset classes are institutional investors interested in buying?
  • How are banks and other traditional lenders responding to marketplace lenders? Can they leverage market place lending?
  • How do marketplace lenders prepare to weather a downward trend in the credit cycle and/or an uptick in interest rates?
  • Are there disconnects between what marketplace lenders want and what their funding sources want?
  • Regulatory and legal landscape: Is further regulation coming? Do digital contracts create complications?
Chris Cary

Chris Cary

Director, Hedge Fund Assessments

S&P GLOBAL RATINGS

Albert Periu

Albert Periu

Head of Capital Markets

FUNDING CIRCLE

Albert leads Funding Circle's Capital Markets team and is responsible for the structuring, execution and distribution of Funding Circle’s offerings to institutional and accredited investors. Albert was most recently a Director of Institutional Sales at Telsey Advisory Group, a boutique research and brokerage firm. Previously, he spent six years as a Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Institutional Sales covering hedge funds, family offices and asset managers. Prior to FBR, Albert was an Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital. He started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Global Media Group.
Albert received a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Eric Thaller

Eric Thaller

Vice President of Investor Services

PROSPER MARKETPLACE

Eric Thaller is Vice President of Investor Services at Prosper Marketplace. In this role, Eric is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prosper’s investor platform, including management of key institutional investors. Eric brings more than 15 years experience in the investment management business to Prosper. Prior to joining Prosper, Eric was Director of Risk Management at Adelante Capital Management. Previously, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he was responsible for the firm's first proprietary international equity fund and served on the Investment Policy Committee. He was also a Partner at Standard Pacific Capital where he managed a quantitatively driven hedge fund.

 Eric has an M.B.A. in Finance and Statistics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from University of California, San Diego. He also completed The General Course at the London School of Economics.

Vladimir M. Gutin

Vladimir M. Gutin

Partner

TZP CAPITAL

Vlad Gutin began his career in 1990 as a Research Assistant at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. After receiving his M.B.A. in 1994, he joined the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Specialty Finance Group. During his 13-year career at Goldman Sachs, he served as senior execution banker on numerous M&A and IPO transactions for middle-market financial services companies. Vlad co-founded TZP Group LLC in 2007. TZP is a private equity firm currently managing over $600 million of committed capital and investing in middle market business and consumer services companies. Vlad serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Employment Solutions, Inc. Vlad also serves as a member of TZP’s investment committee.

Vlad received his B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and his M.B.A. with highest distinction from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1994.

Jim Keller

Jim Keller

CFO

COLLEGE AVE STUDENT LOANS

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director in the Structured Products Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company where he was responsible for secondary trading and primary origination of structured credit products including CLOs, CDOs, insurance-linked securities, credit-linked notes and synthetic ABS. Jim was previously Managing Director and Global Co-Head of UBS Investment Bank’s Global Structured Products Group. Prior to UBS, he held various trading and syndication roles at Salomon Smith Barney and Citicorp Securities. Jim received a BA degree from Cornell University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School.

James Herbert

James Herbert

Co-Founder & President

LENDINGHOME

LendingHome is James’ third real estate start-up. Before co-founding LendingHome, James started a residential real estate private equity fund as well as Colony American Homes. James was a VP at Colony Capital and VP in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. He earned both his BA in Economics and MBA from Stanford University.​​

Melanie Gnazzo

Moderator:

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner

CHAPMAN & CUTLER LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. 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.

10:15 am
MORNING NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 am
THE FUTURE OF MIDDLE MARKET DIRECT LENDING
  • What is driving liquidity into middle market companies
  • Where the biggest opportunities for small business lending lie
  • How direct lenders can increase their level of originations
  • How relevant BDCs are in a senior debt lending world
  • The differences between underwriting loans for businesses in various different sectors
Dev Gopalan

Dev Gopalan

Director & Head of U.S. Private Credit

KKR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dev Gopalan (New York) joined KKR in 2010 and is a Director of KKR Asset Management. Mr. Gopalan serves as head of US Private Credit. Previously, Mr. Gopalan worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a principal in private investments and private debt. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase in high yield capital markets as well as high yield/leverage loan research covering a variety of sectors. He currently sits on the board of directors of LCI Helicopters Limited and Battery Point Trust, LLC and serves on the limited partner advisory committee of Star Mountain Multi-Manager Credit Platform, LP. He has a M.A. in International Finance from Brandeis University and a B.S. from Georgetown University

BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

CEO

LIGHTER CAPITAL

BJ Lackland is the CEO of Lighter Capital, an alternative debt provider for growing technology companies. Previously, BJ was the CFO of Power Efficiency Corporation, and had spent five years as the VP and Director of Summit Energy Ventures. BJ had also held leadership positions at EnCompass Globalization and webStrategic. He received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, an MA in International Studies from University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright

Managing Director

APOLLO MIDDLE MARKET LENDING

Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Wright was with GSC Group where he served in a variety of different roles mostly recently as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to these executive roles he was the head of the US Corporate Debt business. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Wright served as head of origination for the U.S. Corporate Debt business. Prior to that, Mr. Wright was with IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation. Mr. Wright graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, and from Fordham University with a M.B.A. degree.

Monty Cook

Monty Cook

Managing Director

THL CREDIT ADVISORS

Mr. Cook is a Managing Director of THL Credit. He is responsible for transaction origination, underwriting and execution for the New York direct lending investment team. Mr. Cook also oversees the Business and Financial Services vertical. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2013, Mr. Cook was a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Credit Solutions Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring non-traditional investment opportunities for the bank’s balance sheet. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Cook was a Managing Director with a publicly-traded BDC where he was on the investment committee and responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and monitoring a portfolio of subordinated loans and equity co-investments to financial sponsor-backed companies. Mr. Cook began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was a Financial Analyst in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking group and was subsequently an Associate and a Vice President in the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Cook received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Jason van Dussen

Jason van Dussen

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

GOLUB CAPITAL

Stewart W. Hayes

Moderator:

Stewart W. Hayes

Senior Vice President, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Stewart Hayes is a Senior Vice President of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to specialty finance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, including significant experience in lending to specialty finance companies. Stewart joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000 as an original member of the Lender Finance division. His current responsibilities include originating new lending relationships for specialty finance companies. Hayes previously served as the Portfolio Manager for the Lender Finance division.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked at Bank of America Commercial Finance for 16 years, holding executive management positions at both its Business Credit and Factoring divisions. Stewart is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, International Factoring Association, and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank, and more than 30 other national and regional nonprofits that support local communities.

11:45 am
ACHIEVING AN IDEAL MIX OF FUNDING
  • How smart new funding sources are disintermediating the process of providing capital to non-bank lenders, and diversifying the funding sources available
  • Innovative financing techniques for specialty financing companies to improve their cost of funding
  • What facilities senior lenders are providing specialty finance companies, and with what terms and conditions
  • When securitization becomes a viable option for specialty finance companies
  • What is driving the availability of securitization for specialty finance companies
Arjun Thimmaya

Arjun Thimmaya

Managing Director, Financial Services

WARBURG PINCUS

Arjun Thimmaya is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2008 and focuses on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Thimmaya worked at Trimaran Capital, a New York based private equity fund, where over a six year period, he executed a variety of private equity investments. He is a director of Mariner Finance Triton Container International and Source. Mr. Thimmaya received a B. Sc. from Cornell University.

Curtis Glovier

Curtis Glovier

Managing Director

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP

Mr. Glovier is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and is responsible for the private equity effort within the Credit Funds part of Fortress. In that capacity he manages the origination, execution, and monitoring of private equity, mezzanine, and other investments. Mr. Glovier is also on the Investment Committees of various Fortress investment funds, including the Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds, which invest in financial assets, the debt and equity of a wide variety of companies, real estate, and other credit-related opportunities. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Glovier served for seven years as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Middle Market Buyout group at Perseus, LLC. Before that he was a Managing Director of Nassau Capital, which managed over $2 billion on behalf of Princeton University. At both Perseus and Nassau Capital, Mr. Glovier was responsible for all aspects of the direct investment process, including identifying and developing opportunities, negotiating and closing transactions and developing strategic plans and exit strategies for portfolio companies. Prior to Nassau, Mr. Glovier worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance and Leveraged Buyout groups, and was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He has served as a director of companies in the financial services, business services, specialty pharmaceutical, intellectual property, branded consumer products, alternative energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing areas, and as Chairman of the Board of Maritime Telecommunications Network. At Fortress Mr. Glovier serves or has served on the boards of Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB), HRG Group (NYSE: HRG), Omnisure Group, Alostar Bank of Commerce, IP Com GmbH & Co. KG, Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., Ashley Park Holdings, and Correvio LLC. Mr. Glovier holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec. from James Cook University in Australia, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin Gibbons

Kevin Gibbons

Managing Director

CAPITAL ONE ASSET BACKED FINANCE

Kevin is responsible for origination and structuring of asset-backed financings for specialty finance companies and asset managers. Prior to joining Capital One, Kevin was a Managing Director at Amherst Securities Group where he specialized in capital markets banking solutions involving mortgage-backed securities and whole loans. Kevin previously spent 12 years with BMO Capital Markets' U.S. Securitization Group where he was most recently Managing Director and co-head of origination activities covering specialty finance companies, asset managers and owners of non-traditional financial assets. Kevin holds a BS in Finance from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Matthew Perkins

Matthew Perkins

Senior Managing Director

GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC

Rupert Chisholm

Rupert Chisholm

Managing Director

ONE WILLIAM STREET

Rupert is a managing director at One William Street Capital Management, L.P., a credit-focused asset manager based in New York.  He focuses on illiquid investments including private placements, direct lending, and portfolio acquisitions secured by consumer / commercial receivables as well as esoteric and operating assets.  Rupert joined One William Street in 2012 and previously originated and structured asset-backed transactions for Lehman Brothers and Natixis after beginning his career as a credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.  Rupert received a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and an M.A. from the University of Rochester.

Todd R. Plotner

Moderator:

Todd R. Plotner

Partner

CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP

Todd Plotner is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in securitizations, structured finance and community development finance. Todd’s practice includes the restructuring of and bankruptcy advice concerning troubled transactions. Todd represents operating companies, captive finance companies, commercial and investment banks, commercial paper conduits, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of structured financial transactions. The assets in those transactions have included student loans, mortgages, residual interest certificates, railcars, intermodal shipping containers and chassis, aircraft, auto loans and leases, equipment leases, timeshares, structured settlements, commissions, and trade receivables. Todd’s experience also includes establishing leveraged equity investments, warehouse financings and bridge loans for affordable housing, new markets tax credit and community development projects.

12:30 pm
NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:45 pm
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Choose your topic for an interactive discussion with fellow attendees on the most pressing issues facing the industry. Network at small tables and participate in lively topical conversation. This provides an excellent opportunity to meet your industry peers in a unique setting.

Roundtable 1

Real Estate Opportunities on the Horizon

  • How the commercial mortgage space is changing, and what opportunities are on the horizon
  • To what extent specialty finance companies are lending into the real estate space
  • Trends in the REITs market
  • How emerging asset classes trade, compared to more conventional REITs - focus on: single family, wireless towers, retail properties
  • Availability of these types of structures, and how big the REITs market could be
  • Investing in unlisted opportunities in private markets--what drives these investments and are they stable?
  • Regulatory differences when dealing with commercial loans in single family properties
Kurt Carlton

Kurt Carlton

CTO

SHERMAN BRIDGE LENDING

Kurt Carlton is the CTO of Sherman Bridge Lending, a finance company designed to fulfill the needs of borrowers who invest in “value-add” single-family homes. His ground floor understanding of this expanding niche real estate market has aided in the development of a successful loan product that blends an acquisition loan with distinctive add-on financing for property repairs. Kurt has also been heavily involved in distressed SFR markets as a co-founder of New Western Acquisitions, having purchased and resold thousands of properties the company is considered the 2nd fastest growing middle-market company in Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Company Summary: Sherman Bridge Lending began offering loans for value-add single-family residential real estate in 2009 with products designed exclusively for real estate investors. Due to the relative simplicity of the lending process and a lack of deeply experienced operators in the SFR investment niche Sherman Bridge Lending has seen unprecedented growth since conception. www.ShermanBridge.com.

Joshua D. Harlan

Joshua D. Harlan

Managing Member

HARLAN CAPITAL PARTNERS

Joshua D. Harlan is founder and managing partner of Harlan Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm focused on niche and emerging specialty finance opportunities. Previously he was a director at Allen & Company, where he focused on media and technology investment banking, and a portfolio manager and a member of the private markets investment committee at OPTrust, a Canadian public pension fund. Mr. Harlan received an AB from Harvard College, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a JD degree from Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chris Hurn

Chris Hurn

Founder & CEO

FOUNTAINHEAD COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Chris Hurn is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. Collectively, his management team at Fountainhead has closed over $6B in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. Chris is also Founder and former CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a three-time Inc. 500|5000 company and three-time SBA Financial Services Champion, among many other honors. As a non-bank lender, he has made a science out of complementing rather than competing with banks in creating value through SBA 504 loans. Fountainhead’s new secondary market program, FastTrack504™, for instance, allows lenders to fully outsource these transactions while earning non-interest income. Chris was formerly a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, Heller Financial, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the former CFO of the NAI Realvest group of companies. He is also the cofounder of an upscale barbershop franchise (Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club) with over a dozen locations in four states. Chris holds two magna cum laude bachelor degrees from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (former at the Wharton School of Business) and finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center, before deciding not to continue his pursuit of becoming an attorney.

Roundtable 2

Sourcing Emerging, Niche Business Opportunities 

  • Which off-the-run opportunities provide the best potential to generate high risk-adjusted yields in a safe and stable way
  • The scalability of certain niche markets (e.g. art finance, film finance, litigation finance)
  • Overcoming the risks of investing in niche opportunities, from a liquidity and collateral management point of view
Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Senior Managing Director

MACQUARIE CAPITAL

Eric Hanson joined Macquarie Capital in 2010 as Senior Managing Director and Head of Specialty Finance. Prior to Macquarie, he was a Partner at Lazard and a member of the Financial Institutions Group for twenty-six years. Over his career, Mr. Hanson has been a leader in transportation/equipment leasing and specialty finance, focusing on leasing and finance companies, captives and banks, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and private capital. Mr. Hanson has recently advised on three multi-billion joint ventures structured as sidecar transactions, one for Air Lease (Blackbird Leasing Partnership) and two for Trinity Industries in railcar leasing (alliance with Element Finance and the Napier Park Rail Leasing Fund). Recent M&A transactions include: sale of Flagship Rail Services to SMBC, equity investment in life science lender Oxford Finance by Welsh Carson, equity investment in Magellan Aviation by Marubeni, sale to Huntington Bancshares of Macquarie Equipment Finance, and sale to Engine Lease Finance (MUFG) of Macquarie Engines. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Hanson arranged tax lease financing for capital equipment with Tiger Financial Services and was an officer of a publicly-traded residual guarantor. Mr. Hanson received a BA from St. Olaf College, where he serves on the Board of Regents, and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Hanson is a regular speaker for the Equipment Lease Finance Association at their annual CEO Forum and Executive Roundtable.

James K. Hunt

James K. Hunt

Chairman

THL CREDIT, INC.

Founded in 2007, THL Credit is an investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated high yielding investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds.  Since inception, Mr. Hunt has  served at its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.  He also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of THL Credit SLS.  Headquartered in Boston, THL Credit also has investment teams in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Hunt was previously Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001. From 1990 through 2000, he was President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and an Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica) through 2000. At SunAmerica, Mr. Hunt was responsible for high-yielding investments including CLO management, private placements, acquisition financing, term loans and portfolio purchases, structured finance and corporate acquisitions.  Mr. Hunt joined SunAmerica  from the Davis Companies, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for acquisitions. Prior to that he worked at Citicorp for over 14 years, where he held a variety of leveraged lending, credit and finance positions, culminating in the role of Senior Credit Officer and Vice President/Area Head for the Far West U.S. leveraged lending group. Mr. Hunt currently serves on the board of directors of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI).  Mr. Hunt is a former Chairman and member of the board of directors of Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC. , Lead Trustee for Falcon Financial (Nasdaq: FLCN),  Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), and the boards of Primus Guaranty Ltd, LLC. (NYSE: PRS), CLS Worldwide Services, LLC, GTS Holdings, Inc., Helinet Aviation Services, LLC, Metagenics, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) and Mobile Storage Group. Mr. Hunt earned his BBA in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Chris Cary

Chris Cary

Director, Hedge Fund Assessments

S&P GLOBAL RATINGS

2:30 pm
AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK
2:50 pm
DEAL SPOTLIGHT- ANGELO GORDON
  • Insights into how the company has grown over a multi-year period
  • Successful strategies that were implemented to reduce the cost of funding
  • How the company has accessed new sources of credit, new markets and new asset classes
  • Business models that the company is currently following
  • The industry drivers and trends that motivated the company to back a particular enterprise
Timothy E. Johnson

Timothy E. Johnson

Partner

KPMG

Tim has provided deal advisory services on over 100 transactions in the financial services sector at KPMG. Tim leads the FS team across KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice and is responsible for a team of over 30 dedicated FS specialists who are engaged to perform diligence on over 50 transactions annually across multiple subsectors including banking, specialty finance, insurance, asset management, financial technology, and real estate. Tim was the CFO of Florida Community Bank, a $3.5 billion institution that successfully bid, acquired, and integrated eight banks in just over one year. While at FCB, he also evaluated and modeled multiple other potential transactions that were not pursued. Tim was integral to the bank’s private placement capital raise and subsequent filings to prepare for its initial public offering. Tim was also a key point of contact for all regulatory and financial reviews. Tim has specialized in finance services from the beginning of his career in the roles of auditor, controller, finance director, CFO, and M&A diligence advisor. His experience has provided him with the benefit of seeing deals from multiple angles, and the ability to leverage this insight to identify the risks and value opportunities in every transaction. Tim’s combination of valuable industry experience as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, and line of business controller at Bank One, allows him to be grounded in both highly technical accounting issues and everyday financial processes. His years as a finance director and CFO have uniquely positioned him to translate accounting numbers into an understanding of business drivers. This, combined with his years as an M&A professional, allows him to bring insights and true value to his clients. He doesn’t just see the numbers, he understands why they are what they are, and how his clients can profit from that.

Harish Nataraj

Harish Nataraj

Managing Director

ANGELO GORDON

Harish Nataraj is a Managing Director in Angelo, Gordon’s private equity area. He joined the firm in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Merchants Capital Access, ClearBalance, Oak Street Funding, Crunch and National Home Health Care, and serves as an observer on the Hamilton State Bancshares board.

3:25 pm
DEAL SPOTLIGHT- ARES COMMERCIAL FINANCE ACQUISITION OF KELTIC FINANCIAL
  • Start to finish overview of the deal
  • How the deal was sourced
  • What hurdles arose, and how these were navigated
  • Executing the deal 
Andrea L. Petro

Andrea L. Petro

Executive Vice President / Division Manager, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Andrea Petro is an Executive Vice President and Division Manager of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas, Texas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to middle-market, specialty finance companies throughout North America such as factors and asset-based lenders, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. With over 20 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, Andrea Petro established the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000, which was known as Wells Fargo Foothill at the time, with the exclusive mission of providing financing for specialty finance companies. Her success with the Lender Finance division led to the expansion of her role and the formation of the Resort Finance and Supply Chain Finance units. Prior to joining Foothill, Andrea was Senior Vice President, National Marketing Manager of the Financial Services Funding Division of Transamerica Business Credit. Andrea earned her bachelor of arts degree from Kent State University and her masters of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the board of the Commercial Finance Association as vice president of finance. Additionally, she serves as a member of the board of directors of the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation and a member of the Philanthropy Council of the North Texas Food Bank. Andrea and her team are also members of the International Factoring Association and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank and over 30 other national and regional non-profits that support local communities.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Mr. Miller is a Partner in the Ares Direct Lending Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Miller serves on the investment committee of Ares Capital Management LLC, the investment adviser of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on launching its commercial finance venture and provided credit assessments on new investments. Previously, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at GE Commercial Finance. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Jack is a Partner at Ares Management LLC and CEO of Ares Commercial Finance Business. Previously Jack was President, CEO and co-founder of Keltic Financial Services, LLC, an asset based lending company he ran for 15 years until the sale in 2014 to Ares. Prior to founding Keltic Jack was Global Product Head for Capital Markets, Credit, Corporate Finance and Real Estate in Citigroup’s Private Bank. He also was Division Executive for the U.S. Private Bank with revenues of $330 million and a $7.5 billion balance sheet. Previously he worked for the CFO of Citigroup responsible for the Corporate Capital Plan, Shareholder Value Analysis, Rating Agencies and Regulator Interface. Jack was also National Business Head for the Equipment Leasing Division and the Leverage Lending / Leverage Buy-Out Business. His career in finance began in 1970 at the New York based Commercial Credit Business Loans, Inc. There he managed all aspects of credit processes and new business development of asset-based structures. Jack also serves on the Board of Directors of two public companies, Scan Source and Chimera. He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.S. degree from Kings College.

4:00 pm
CHAIRPERSON’S SUMMARY & NETWORKING RECEPTION

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP A

PROFITING FROM SPECIALTY FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW ASSET CLASSES & GEOGRAPHIES

Wednesday September 9, 2015

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Many market participants are broadening into new asset classes and geographies to increase and stabilize their yields, and diversify their portfolios. During this interactive session you will discover:

  • Which off-the-run opportunities provide the best potential to generate high yields in a safe and stable way
  • The scalability of certain niche markets (e.g. art finance, film finance, litigation finance)
  • How to overcome the risks that are presented by niche opportunities, from a liquidity and collateral management point of view
  • Insights into the specialty finance opportunities in Mexico, Colombia, and other parts of Latin America
  • Specialty finance in emerging jurisdictions - raising money, finding and negotiating deals, winning clients, and dealing with legal and tax uncertainties

The workshop you will help you to pick the winners from a variety of emerging opportunities, and take advantage of the rewards they have on offer.

John Fruehwirth John Fruehwirth
Managing Partner
ROTUNDA CAPITAL PARTNERS

John Fruehwirth is the Managing Partner of Rotunda Capital Partners. Since founding RCP in 2008, they have completed seven platform acquisitions and several add-ons. John focuses on investments in specialty finance, asset-light logistics and value added distributors, but has also invested in other end markets including business services, insurance services, aerospace, retail, consumer products and government contracting industries. John earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves on the Boards of Amware Logistics Services, Primary Integration and Commercial Credit, Inc. John is a member of Capital for Children which exists to bring hope and resources to children in need in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

James  Viceconte James Viceconte
Portfolio Manager—Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

James Viceconte is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 2013, he was partner in GMG Investment Advisors, an emerging market–focused credit fund managing a range of secured and unsecured investment strategies. Before that, Mr. Viceconte was a managing director at Citigroup where he was in charge of principal investment strategies in the Special Situations Group for all non-mortgage consumer assets in the US and all consumer and small commercial receivables in Latin America. At its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers Inc, he began his tenure managing various non-agency mortgage and ABS trading books and ultimately expanded the scope of his responsibilities into secured-asset strategies in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Viceconte began his career in the US mortgage and asset-backed markets at JP Morgan Securities and then at First Bank System Mortgage Corp. in their Capital Markets Group. Mr. Viceconte holds a BS from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP B

PROVIDING DIRECT LOANS TO SMALL & MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES/ ENTERPRISES

Wednesday September 9, 2015

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for approximately 90% of global businesses and 50% of employment, representing key engines of job creation and economic growth, both in the U.S. and in developing countries. There are around 200,000 businesses in the U.S. with $10-200m in annual revenue - a market which is highly fragmented and underserved by the banks. Additionally, more than 17 million formal SMEs in emerging markets have unmet credit needs, with a “funding gap” estimated to be between $900 billion and $1.1 trillion. These companies make up a large and deep market for non-bank lenders to service. During this interactive session, you will gain fresh insights into:

  • The market opportunity for small business lending, and they key opportunities and challenges in the area
  • Navigating the lack of liquidity in small & medium-sized markets
  • How to communicate better with the small business market, to increase your level of originations
  • How relevant BDCs are in a senior debt lending world

With a widening acceptance of specialty finance capital for small businesses, and with more sophisticated investors becoming involved, the area will mature, be better regulated and better understood. You will leave this workshop with insights into how the market will develop, and how you can profit from this huge market opportunity.

Jason Bross Jason Bross
Chief Operating Officer
LATITUDE20 CAPITAL PARTNERS

Mr. Bross has in excess of 18 years of financial and asset management experience and in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing capital markets, finance, operations, legal and compliance, marketing, human resources, and technology. Prior to forming Latitude20, Mr. Bross served as Executive Director, Head of Strategic Projects at The International Investment Group. In this capacity, Mr. Bross was mandated to lead the organization’s strategic and capital markets initiatives and served as the primary liaison between the credit and operations team. Accomplishments include managing the largest non-bank trade finance securitization to date (2013) and structuring and managing efforts in becoming a sub-advisor for the first publically traded impact based mutual fund. Prior to joining the International Investment Group, Mr. Bross co-founded Argon Venture Partners, the first California-Western Canada technology venture capital firm in which he managed the diligence efforts on potential investments, spearheaded partnerships with universities, the Canadian government, IBM and served as the fundraising partner. Prior to forming Argon, Mr. Bross served as Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital for the National Investors Group S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. He commenced his career in the leveraged finance group at CIBC World Markets. During his career, Mr. Bross has been part of in excess of US$4.7 Billion of transactions Mr. Bross received his B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University and was a 2014 Recipient of The M&A Advisor 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Award.

Chris Hurn Chris Hurn
Founder & CEO
FOUNTAINHEAD COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Chris Hurn is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. Collectively, his management team at Fountainhead has closed over $6B in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. Chris is also Founder and former CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a three-time Inc. 500|5000 company and three-time SBA Financial Services Champion, among many other honors. As a non-bank lender, he has made a science out of complementing rather than competing with banks in creating value through SBA 504 loans. Fountainhead’s new secondary market program, FastTrack504™, for instance, allows lenders to fully outsource these transactions while earning non-interest income. Chris was formerly a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, Heller Financial, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the former CFO of the NAI Realvest group of companies. He is also the cofounder of an upscale barbershop franchise (Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club) with over a dozen locations in four states. Chris holds two magna cum laude bachelor degrees from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (former at the Wharton School of Business) and finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center, before deciding not to continue his pursuit of becoming an attorney.

Jason Block Jason Block
Partner
FREEDOM 3 CAPITAL

Jason Block is the Founding Partner and CIO of F3C and has 18 years of experience investing in private credit and equity. Mr. Block became actively involved in investing private credit and equity in 1995 and has managed private investments in 45 companies prior to founding of F3C.
Most recently, Mr. Block was the founding Partner of ICG’s North American investment business. Mr. Block led the newly created North American business on seven investments for over $300 million of invested capital. Also while at ICG, he was the Partner responsible for building ICG’s global Investor Management Group focused on fundraising, communication and other investor matters for all of ICG’s products on a global basis. He set the mandate for the Investor Management Group and grew the team from two people to 13 professionals covering over 250 investors worldwide.
Prior to ICG, Mr. Block was a Partner at AlpInvest where he was responsible for founding and building their global mezzanine platform. During his six years at AlpInvest, he led the team in 27 investments for nearly $500 million of invested capital.
Before AlpInvest, Mr. Block worked as a Portfolio Manager for Caravelle, an affiliate of CIBC, where his responsibilities included investing in mezzanine, private equity and high yield. Prior to joining the Caravelle team, he was a Managing Director in CIBC’s Leverage Finance/Sponsor Coverage group. Mr. Block started his career as an investment banker for Kidder, Peabody.
Mr. Block is a member of the Advisory Panel to the Atlantic Conference on Mezzanine & Middle Market Symposium. He has also been an observer or director on the Board of over 20 companies during his career. Mr. Block received his BA in economics from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude.

PRE-SUMMIT STRUCTURED NETWORKING SESSION

1-ON-1 SPEED NETWORKING

Wednesday September 9, 2015

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for a series of speed networking!  This exclusive element of the program will feature concise and focused face-to-face meetings, where business owners and finance providers will connect and evaluate the potential for mutual business endeavors.  

Information about other participants’ business plans and objectives will be available, enabling you to meet with the people whose interests are most closely aligned with your own. The 1-on-1 meetings will allow you to establish relevant new contacts and generate fresh business opportunities.

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

LEVERAGING FINTECH TO MORE EFFICIENTLY ORIGINATE BUSINESS

Thursday September 10, 2015

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

This workshop will provide an open forum to discuss how you can use big data and robust analytics to lower your cost of acquiring customers and more efficiently provide credit. The session will give you valuable new insights into:

  • Which technologies are driving the fin tech boom
  • How fintech can be used by specialty finance companies to originate more business at lower costs
  • Whether the use of big data to underwrite credit risk will survive a downturn
  • The effect of fintech on specialty finance M&A Integrating small business software with credit applications, to achieve a seamless download of a small business’ accounting records
  • How to apply fintech across your whole business process, from origination to credit underwriting, in a way that supports your business model

This session will familiarize you with how to use robust data sets, and challenge historical norms about how to underwrite loans, to generate new customers in a more efficient and profitable way.

Albert Periu Albert Periu
Head of Capital Markets
FUNDING CIRCLE

Albert leads Funding Circle's Capital Markets team and is responsible for the structuring, execution and distribution of Funding Circle’s offerings to institutional and accredited investors. Albert was most recently a Director of Institutional Sales at Telsey Advisory Group, a boutique research and brokerage firm. Previously, he spent six years as a Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Institutional Sales covering hedge funds, family offices and asset managers. Prior to FBR, Albert was an Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital. He started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Global Media Group.
Albert received a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Glenn Goldman Glenn Goldman
CEO
CREDIBLY

Glenn Goldman is the CEO of Credibly, an emerging Fintech platform that leverages data science and analytics to improve the speed, cost and choice of capital available to all small businesses. Prior to Credibly, Glenn was the CEO of CAN Capital for 12 years, leading the company to become the largest non-bank provider of capital for small businesses in the U.S. Glenn has an extensive background in banking: he was a Founding Partner of G2, LLC, a boutique investment bank targeting the finance and technology sectors, and served as co-president of the Merchant Banking group at ContiFinancial Corporation. Currently, Glenn sits on the advisory board for Orchard Platform. He is also a former advisory board member of DemystData, and former entrepreneur-in-residence at Flexpoint Ford. Glenn received his B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP A

PROFITING FROM SPECIALTY FINANCE OPPORTUNITIES IN NEW ASSET CLASSES & GEOGRAPHIES

Wednesday September 9, 2015

9:30 am to 11:30 am

Many market participants are broadening into new asset classes and geographies to increase and stabilize their yields, and diversify their portfolios. During this interactive session you will discover:

  • Which off-the-run opportunities provide the best potential to generate high yields in a safe and stable way
  • The scalability of certain niche markets (e.g. art finance, film finance, litigation finance)
  • How to overcome the risks that are presented by niche opportunities, from a liquidity and collateral management point of view
  • Insights into the specialty finance opportunities in Mexico, Colombia, and other parts of Latin America
  • Specialty finance in emerging jurisdictions - raising money, finding and negotiating deals, winning clients, and dealing with legal and tax uncertainties

The workshop you will help you to pick the winners from a variety of emerging opportunities, and take advantage of the rewards they have on offer.

John Fruehwirth John Fruehwirth
Managing Partner
ROTUNDA CAPITAL PARTNERS

John Fruehwirth is the Managing Partner of Rotunda Capital Partners. Since founding RCP in 2008, they have completed seven platform acquisitions and several add-ons. John focuses on investments in specialty finance, asset-light logistics and value added distributors, but has also invested in other end markets including business services, insurance services, aerospace, retail, consumer products and government contracting industries. John earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves on the Boards of Amware Logistics Services, Primary Integration and Commercial Credit, Inc. John is a member of Capital for Children which exists to bring hope and resources to children in need in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

James  Viceconte James Viceconte
Portfolio Manager—Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy
ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

James Viceconte is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 2013, he was partner in GMG Investment Advisors, an emerging market–focused credit fund managing a range of secured and unsecured investment strategies. Before that, Mr. Viceconte was a managing director at Citigroup where he was in charge of principal investment strategies in the Special Situations Group for all non-mortgage consumer assets in the US and all consumer and small commercial receivables in Latin America. At its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers Inc, he began his tenure managing various non-agency mortgage and ABS trading books and ultimately expanded the scope of his responsibilities into secured-asset strategies in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Viceconte began his career in the US mortgage and asset-backed markets at JP Morgan Securities and then at First Bank System Mortgage Corp. in their Capital Markets Group. Mr. Viceconte holds a BS from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

PRE-SUMMIT WORKSHOP B

PROVIDING DIRECT LOANS TO SMALL & MEDIUM-SIZED COMPANIES/ ENTERPRISES

Wednesday September 9, 2015

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for approximately 90% of global businesses and 50% of employment, representing key engines of job creation and economic growth, both in the U.S. and in developing countries. There are around 200,000 businesses in the U.S. with $10-200m in annual revenue - a market which is highly fragmented and underserved by the banks. Additionally, more than 17 million formal SMEs in emerging markets have unmet credit needs, with a “funding gap” estimated to be between $900 billion and $1.1 trillion. These companies make up a large and deep market for non-bank lenders to service. During this interactive session, you will gain fresh insights into:

  • The market opportunity for small business lending, and they key opportunities and challenges in the area
  • Navigating the lack of liquidity in small & medium-sized markets
  • How to communicate better with the small business market, to increase your level of originations
  • How relevant BDCs are in a senior debt lending world

With a widening acceptance of specialty finance capital for small businesses, and with more sophisticated investors becoming involved, the area will mature, be better regulated and better understood. You will leave this workshop with insights into how the market will develop, and how you can profit from this huge market opportunity.

Jason Bross Jason Bross
Chief Operating Officer
LATITUDE20 CAPITAL PARTNERS

Mr. Bross has in excess of 18 years of financial and asset management experience and in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing capital markets, finance, operations, legal and compliance, marketing, human resources, and technology. Prior to forming Latitude20, Mr. Bross served as Executive Director, Head of Strategic Projects at The International Investment Group. In this capacity, Mr. Bross was mandated to lead the organization’s strategic and capital markets initiatives and served as the primary liaison between the credit and operations team. Accomplishments include managing the largest non-bank trade finance securitization to date (2013) and structuring and managing efforts in becoming a sub-advisor for the first publically traded impact based mutual fund. Prior to joining the International Investment Group, Mr. Bross co-founded Argon Venture Partners, the first California-Western Canada technology venture capital firm in which he managed the diligence efforts on potential investments, spearheaded partnerships with universities, the Canadian government, IBM and served as the fundraising partner. Prior to forming Argon, Mr. Bross served as Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital for the National Investors Group S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. He commenced his career in the leveraged finance group at CIBC World Markets. During his career, Mr. Bross has been part of in excess of US$4.7 Billion of transactions Mr. Bross received his B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University and was a 2014 Recipient of The M&A Advisor 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Award.

Chris Hurn Chris Hurn
Founder & CEO
FOUNTAINHEAD COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Chris Hurn is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. Collectively, his management team at Fountainhead has closed over $6B in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. Chris is also Founder and former CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a three-time Inc. 500|5000 company and three-time SBA Financial Services Champion, among many other honors. As a non-bank lender, he has made a science out of complementing rather than competing with banks in creating value through SBA 504 loans. Fountainhead’s new secondary market program, FastTrack504™, for instance, allows lenders to fully outsource these transactions while earning non-interest income. Chris was formerly a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, Heller Financial, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the former CFO of the NAI Realvest group of companies. He is also the cofounder of an upscale barbershop franchise (Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club) with over a dozen locations in four states. Chris holds two magna cum laude bachelor degrees from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (former at the Wharton School of Business) and finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center, before deciding not to continue his pursuit of becoming an attorney.

Jason Block Jason Block
Partner
FREEDOM 3 CAPITAL

Jason Block is the Founding Partner and CIO of F3C and has 18 years of experience investing in private credit and equity. Mr. Block became actively involved in investing private credit and equity in 1995 and has managed private investments in 45 companies prior to founding of F3C.
Most recently, Mr. Block was the founding Partner of ICG’s North American investment business. Mr. Block led the newly created North American business on seven investments for over $300 million of invested capital. Also while at ICG, he was the Partner responsible for building ICG’s global Investor Management Group focused on fundraising, communication and other investor matters for all of ICG’s products on a global basis. He set the mandate for the Investor Management Group and grew the team from two people to 13 professionals covering over 250 investors worldwide.
Prior to ICG, Mr. Block was a Partner at AlpInvest where he was responsible for founding and building their global mezzanine platform. During his six years at AlpInvest, he led the team in 27 investments for nearly $500 million of invested capital.
Before AlpInvest, Mr. Block worked as a Portfolio Manager for Caravelle, an affiliate of CIBC, where his responsibilities included investing in mezzanine, private equity and high yield. Prior to joining the Caravelle team, he was a Managing Director in CIBC’s Leverage Finance/Sponsor Coverage group. Mr. Block started his career as an investment banker for Kidder, Peabody.
Mr. Block is a member of the Advisory Panel to the Atlantic Conference on Mezzanine & Middle Market Symposium. He has also been an observer or director on the Board of over 20 companies during his career. Mr. Block received his BA in economics from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude.

PRE-SUMMIT STRUCTURED NETWORKING SESSION

1-ON-1 SPEED NETWORKING

Wednesday September 9, 2015

2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for a series of speed networking!  This exclusive element of the program will feature concise and focused face-to-face meetings, where business owners and finance providers will connect and evaluate the potential for mutual business endeavors.  

Information about other participants’ business plans and objectives will be available, enabling you to meet with the people whose interests are most closely aligned with your own. The 1-on-1 meetings will allow you to establish relevant new contacts and generate fresh business opportunities.

NETWORKING LUNCHEON

LEVERAGING FINTECH TO MORE EFFICIENTLY ORIGINATE BUSINESS

Thursday September 10, 2015

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

This workshop will provide an open forum to discuss how you can use big data and robust analytics to lower your cost of acquiring customers and more efficiently provide credit. The session will give you valuable new insights into:

  • Which technologies are driving the fin tech boom
  • How fintech can be used by specialty finance companies to originate more business at lower costs
  • Whether the use of big data to underwrite credit risk will survive a downturn
  • The effect of fintech on specialty finance M&A Integrating small business software with credit applications, to achieve a seamless download of a small business’ accounting records
  • How to apply fintech across your whole business process, from origination to credit underwriting, in a way that supports your business model

This session will familiarize you with how to use robust data sets, and challenge historical norms about how to underwrite loans, to generate new customers in a more efficient and profitable way.

Albert Periu Albert Periu
Head of Capital Markets
FUNDING CIRCLE

Albert leads Funding Circle's Capital Markets team and is responsible for the structuring, execution and distribution of Funding Circle’s offerings to institutional and accredited investors. Albert was most recently a Director of Institutional Sales at Telsey Advisory Group, a boutique research and brokerage firm. Previously, he spent six years as a Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Institutional Sales covering hedge funds, family offices and asset managers. Prior to FBR, Albert was an Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital. He started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Global Media Group.
Albert received a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Glenn Goldman Glenn Goldman
CEO
CREDIBLY

Glenn Goldman is the CEO of Credibly, an emerging Fintech platform that leverages data science and analytics to improve the speed, cost and choice of capital available to all small businesses. Prior to Credibly, Glenn was the CEO of CAN Capital for 12 years, leading the company to become the largest non-bank provider of capital for small businesses in the U.S. Glenn has an extensive background in banking: he was a Founding Partner of G2, LLC, a boutique investment bank targeting the finance and technology sectors, and served as co-president of the Merchant Banking group at ContiFinancial Corporation. Currently, Glenn sits on the advisory board for Orchard Platform. He is also a former advisory board member of DemystData, and former entrepreneur-in-residence at Flexpoint Ford. Glenn received his B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Robert Glanville

Robert Glanville

Founding Partner & Managing Director, Financial Services Investment Team

PINE BROOK PARTNERS

Keynote Speaker

David Aidi

David Aidi

Partner

ATALAYA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Mr. Aidi has extensive experience in alternative credit investing and has deep experience executing specialty finance and corporate transactions. Prior to joining Atalaya, Mr. Aidi was the Portfolio Manager in charge of the Direct Lending Group and a member of the Investment Committee at Magnetar Capital, LLC. Prior to Magnetar, Mr. Aidi was a corporate analyst at Highbridge/Zwirn, focused on private lending and special opportunities investments. Mr. Aidi began his career at Merrill Lynch, holding positions within the High Yield Capital Markets Group as well as the Telecommunications, Media and Technology Investment Banking Group. Mr. Aidi earned a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is a current member of the NYU Young Alumni Leadership Council.

Kurt Carlton

Kurt Carlton

CTO

SHERMAN BRIDGE LENDING

Kurt Carlton is the CTO of Sherman Bridge Lending, a finance company designed to fulfill the needs of borrowers who invest in “value-add” single-family homes. His ground floor understanding of this expanding niche real estate market has aided in the development of a successful loan product that blends an acquisition loan with distinctive add-on financing for property repairs. Kurt has also been heavily involved in distressed SFR markets as a co-founder of New Western Acquisitions, having purchased and resold thousands of properties the company is considered the 2nd fastest growing middle-market company in Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Company Summary: Sherman Bridge Lending began offering loans for value-add single-family residential real estate in 2009 with products designed exclusively for real estate investors. Due to the relative simplicity of the lending process and a lack of deeply experienced operators in the SFR investment niche Sherman Bridge Lending has seen unprecedented growth since conception. www.ShermanBridge.com.

Albert Periu

Albert Periu

Head of Capital Markets

FUNDING CIRCLE

Albert leads Funding Circle's Capital Markets team and is responsible for the structuring, execution and distribution of Funding Circle’s offerings to institutional and accredited investors. Albert was most recently a Director of Institutional Sales at Telsey Advisory Group, a boutique research and brokerage firm. Previously, he spent six years as a Vice President at FBR Capital Markets in Institutional Sales covering hedge funds, family offices and asset managers. Prior to FBR, Albert was an Associate at Merrill Lynch Capital. He started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank in the Global Media Group.
Albert received a BSBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Joshua D. Harlan

Joshua D. Harlan

Managing Member

HARLAN CAPITAL PARTNERS

Joshua D. Harlan is founder and managing partner of Harlan Capital Partners LLC, an investment firm focused on niche and emerging specialty finance opportunities. Previously he was a director at Allen & Company, where he focused on media and technology investment banking, and a portfolio manager and a member of the private markets investment committee at OPTrust, a Canadian public pension fund. Mr. Harlan received an AB from Harvard College, a master’s degree from Oxford University, and a JD degree from Yale Law School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dev Gopalan

Dev Gopalan

Director & Head of U.S. Private Credit

KKR ASSET MANAGEMENT

Dev Gopalan (New York) joined KKR in 2010 and is a Director of KKR Asset Management. Mr. Gopalan serves as head of US Private Credit. Previously, Mr. Gopalan worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a principal in private investments and private debt. Prior to that, he worked for Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase in high yield capital markets as well as high yield/leverage loan research covering a variety of sectors. He currently sits on the board of directors of LCI Helicopters Limited and Battery Point Trust, LLC and serves on the limited partner advisory committee of Star Mountain Multi-Manager Credit Platform, LP. He has a M.A. in International Finance from Brandeis University and a B.S. from Georgetown University

Arjun Thimmaya

Arjun Thimmaya

Managing Director, Financial Services

WARBURG PINCUS

Arjun Thimmaya is based in New York, joined Warburg Pincus in 2008 and focuses on investments in the financial services sector. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Thimmaya worked at Trimaran Capital, a New York based private equity fund, where over a six year period, he executed a variety of private equity investments. He is a director of Mariner Finance Triton Container International and Source. Mr. Thimmaya received a B. Sc. from Cornell University.

John Fruehwirth

John Fruehwirth

Managing Partner

ROTUNDA CAPITAL PARTNERS

John Fruehwirth is the Managing Partner of Rotunda Capital Partners. Since founding RCP in 2008, they have completed seven platform acquisitions and several add-ons. John focuses on investments in specialty finance, asset-light logistics and value added distributors, but has also invested in other end markets including business services, insurance services, aerospace, retail, consumer products and government contracting industries. John earned his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He earned his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves on the Boards of Amware Logistics Services, Primary Integration and Commercial Credit, Inc. John is a member of Capital for Children which exists to bring hope and resources to children in need in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson

Senior Managing Director

MACQUARIE CAPITAL

Eric Hanson joined Macquarie Capital in 2010 as Senior Managing Director and Head of Specialty Finance. Prior to Macquarie, he was a Partner at Lazard and a member of the Financial Institutions Group for twenty-six years. Over his career, Mr. Hanson has been a leader in transportation/equipment leasing and specialty finance, focusing on leasing and finance companies, captives and banks, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and private capital. Mr. Hanson has recently advised on three multi-billion joint ventures structured as sidecar transactions, one for Air Lease (Blackbird Leasing Partnership) and two for Trinity Industries in railcar leasing (alliance with Element Finance and the Napier Park Rail Leasing Fund). Recent M&A transactions include: sale of Flagship Rail Services to SMBC, equity investment in life science lender Oxford Finance by Welsh Carson, equity investment in Magellan Aviation by Marubeni, sale to Huntington Bancshares of Macquarie Equipment Finance, and sale to Engine Lease Finance (MUFG) of Macquarie Engines. Prior to Lazard, Mr. Hanson arranged tax lease financing for capital equipment with Tiger Financial Services and was an officer of a publicly-traded residual guarantor. Mr. Hanson received a BA from St. Olaf College, where he serves on the Board of Regents, and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he served on the Dean’s Advisory Board and as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Hanson is a regular speaker for the Equipment Lease Finance Association at their annual CEO Forum and Executive Roundtable.

James K. Hunt

James K. Hunt

Chairman

THL CREDIT, INC.

Founded in 2007, THL Credit is an investment manager for both direct lending and broadly syndicated high yielding investments through public and private vehicles, collateralized loan obligations, separately managed accounts and co-mingled funds.  Since inception, Mr. Hunt has  served at its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.  He also serves as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of THL Credit SLS.  Headquartered in Boston, THL Credit also has investment teams in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and New York. Mr. Hunt was previously Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Bison Capital which he co-founded in 2001. From 1990 through 2000, he was President of SunAmerica Corporate Finance and an Executive Vice President of SunAmerica Investments, Inc. (subsequently, AIG SunAmerica) through 2000. At SunAmerica, Mr. Hunt was responsible for high-yielding investments including CLO management, private placements, acquisition financing, term loans and portfolio purchases, structured finance and corporate acquisitions.  Mr. Hunt joined SunAmerica  from the Davis Companies, a private equity investment firm, where he was responsible for acquisitions. Prior to that he worked at Citicorp for over 14 years, where he held a variety of leveraged lending, credit and finance positions, culminating in the role of Senior Credit Officer and Vice President/Area Head for the Far West U.S. leveraged lending group. Mr. Hunt currently serves on the board of directors of PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE: PFSI).  Mr. Hunt is a former Chairman and member of the board of directors of Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC. , Lead Trustee for Falcon Financial (Nasdaq: FLCN),  Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS), and the boards of Primus Guaranty Ltd, LLC. (NYSE: PRS), CLS Worldwide Services, LLC, GTS Holdings, Inc., Helinet Aviation Services, LLC, Metagenics, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS) and Mobile Storage Group. Mr. Hunt earned his BBA in economics from the University of Texas at El Paso and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Andrea L. Petro

Andrea L. Petro

Executive Vice President / Division Manager, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Andrea Petro is an Executive Vice President and Division Manager of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas, Texas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to middle-market, specialty finance companies throughout North America such as factors and asset-based lenders, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. With over 20 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, Andrea Petro established the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000, which was known as Wells Fargo Foothill at the time, with the exclusive mission of providing financing for specialty finance companies. Her success with the Lender Finance division led to the expansion of her role and the formation of the Resort Finance and Supply Chain Finance units. Prior to joining Foothill, Andrea was Senior Vice President, National Marketing Manager of the Financial Services Funding Division of Transamerica Business Credit. Andrea earned her bachelor of arts degree from Kent State University and her masters of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the board of the Commercial Finance Association as vice president of finance. Additionally, she serves as a member of the board of directors of the Commercial Finance Association Education Foundation and a member of the Philanthropy Council of the North Texas Food Bank. Andrea and her team are also members of the International Factoring Association and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank and over 30 other national and regional non-profits that support local communities.

Chris Cary

Chris Cary

Director, Hedge Fund Assessments

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Stewart W. Hayes

Stewart W. Hayes

Senior Vice President, Lender Finance

WELLS FARGO CAPITAL FINANCE

Stewart Hayes is a Senior Vice President of the Lender Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, based in Dallas. The Lender Finance division is a leading provider of credit facilities starting at $15 million to specialty finance companies throughout the U.S. and Canada, including asset-based lenders, factors, equipment leasing and finance companies, and other specialty finance companies. Stewart has over 30 years of experience in the asset-based lending industry, including significant experience in lending to specialty finance companies. Stewart joined Wells Fargo Capital Finance in 2000 as an original member of the Lender Finance division. His current responsibilities include originating new lending relationships for specialty finance companies. Hayes previously served as the Portfolio Manager for the Lender Finance division.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked at Bank of America Commercial Finance for 16 years, holding executive management positions at both its Business Credit and Factoring divisions. Stewart is a member of the Commercial Finance Association, International Factoring Association, and the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. The Lender Finance division is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The North Texas Food Bank, and more than 30 other national and regional nonprofits that support local communities.

Timothy E. Johnson

Timothy E. Johnson

Partner

KPMG

Tim has provided deal advisory services on over 100 transactions in the financial services sector at KPMG. Tim leads the FS team across KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice and is responsible for a team of over 30 dedicated FS specialists who are engaged to perform diligence on over 50 transactions annually across multiple subsectors including banking, specialty finance, insurance, asset management, financial technology, and real estate. Tim was the CFO of Florida Community Bank, a $3.5 billion institution that successfully bid, acquired, and integrated eight banks in just over one year. While at FCB, he also evaluated and modeled multiple other potential transactions that were not pursued. Tim was integral to the bank’s private placement capital raise and subsequent filings to prepare for its initial public offering. Tim was also a key point of contact for all regulatory and financial reviews. Tim has specialized in finance services from the beginning of his career in the roles of auditor, controller, finance director, CFO, and M&A diligence advisor. His experience has provided him with the benefit of seeing deals from multiple angles, and the ability to leverage this insight to identify the risks and value opportunities in every transaction. Tim’s combination of valuable industry experience as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, and line of business controller at Bank One, allows him to be grounded in both highly technical accounting issues and everyday financial processes. His years as a finance director and CFO have uniquely positioned him to translate accounting numbers into an understanding of business drivers. This, combined with his years as an M&A professional, allows him to bring insights and true value to his clients. He doesn’t just see the numbers, he understands why they are what they are, and how his clients can profit from that.

Alexander Wright

Alexander Wright

Managing Director

APOLLO MIDDLE MARKET LENDING

Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Wright was with GSC Group where he served in a variety of different roles mostly recently as the Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to these executive roles he was the head of the US Corporate Debt business. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Wright served as head of origination for the U.S. Corporate Debt business. Prior to that, Mr. Wright was with IBJ Whitehall Bank & Trust Corporation and Chemical Banking Corporation. Mr. Wright graduated from Rutgers College with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics, and from Fordham University with a M.B.A. degree.

BJ Lackland

BJ Lackland

CEO

LIGHTER CAPITAL

BJ Lackland is the CEO of Lighter Capital, an alternative debt provider for growing technology companies. Previously, BJ was the CFO of Power Efficiency Corporation, and had spent five years as the VP and Director of Summit Energy Ventures. BJ had also held leadership positions at EnCompass Globalization and webStrategic. He received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, an MA in International Studies from University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Jason Bross

Jason Bross

Chief Operating Officer

LATITUDE20 CAPITAL PARTNERS

Mr. Bross has in excess of 18 years of financial and asset management experience and in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing capital markets, finance, operations, legal and compliance, marketing, human resources, and technology. Prior to forming Latitude20, Mr. Bross served as Executive Director, Head of Strategic Projects at The International Investment Group. In this capacity, Mr. Bross was mandated to lead the organization’s strategic and capital markets initiatives and served as the primary liaison between the credit and operations team. Accomplishments include managing the largest non-bank trade finance securitization to date (2013) and structuring and managing efforts in becoming a sub-advisor for the first publically traded impact based mutual fund. Prior to joining the International Investment Group, Mr. Bross co-founded Argon Venture Partners, the first California-Western Canada technology venture capital firm in which he managed the diligence efforts on potential investments, spearheaded partnerships with universities, the Canadian government, IBM and served as the fundraising partner. Prior to forming Argon, Mr. Bross served as Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital for the National Investors Group S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. He commenced his career in the leveraged finance group at CIBC World Markets. During his career, Mr. Bross has been part of in excess of US$4.7 Billion of transactions Mr. Bross received his B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Lehigh University and was a 2014 Recipient of The M&A Advisor 5th Annual 40 Under 40 Recognition Award.

Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Mr. Miller is a Partner in the Ares Direct Lending Group, where he focuses on U.S. direct lending. Additionally, Mr. Miller serves on the investment committee of Ares Capital Management LLC, the investment adviser of Ares Capital Corporation (“ARCC”). Prior to joining Ares in 2006, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at Silver Point Capital, where he focused on launching its commercial finance venture and provided credit assessments on new investments. Previously, Mr. Miller was a Vice President at GE Commercial Finance. Mr. Miller holds a B.A. from Fairfield University in Economics and an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.

Curtis Glovier

Curtis Glovier

Managing Director

FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP

Mr. Glovier is a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group and is responsible for the private equity effort within the Credit Funds part of Fortress. In that capacity he manages the origination, execution, and monitoring of private equity, mezzanine, and other investments. Mr. Glovier is also on the Investment Committees of various Fortress investment funds, including the Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds, which invest in financial assets, the debt and equity of a wide variety of companies, real estate, and other credit-related opportunities. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Glovier served for seven years as a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Middle Market Buyout group at Perseus, LLC. Before that he was a Managing Director of Nassau Capital, which managed over $2 billion on behalf of Princeton University. At both Perseus and Nassau Capital, Mr. Glovier was responsible for all aspects of the direct investment process, including identifying and developing opportunities, negotiating and closing transactions and developing strategic plans and exit strategies for portfolio companies. Prior to Nassau, Mr. Glovier worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance and Leveraged Buyout groups, and was also a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He has served as a director of companies in the financial services, business services, specialty pharmaceutical, intellectual property, branded consumer products, alternative energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing areas, and as Chairman of the Board of Maritime Telecommunications Network. At Fortress Mr. Glovier serves or has served on the boards of Opus Bank (NASDAQ: OPB), HRG Group (NYSE: HRG), Omnisure Group, Alostar Bank of Commerce, IP Com GmbH & Co. KG, Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., Ashley Park Holdings, and Correvio LLC. Mr. Glovier holds a B.A. from Princeton University, a M.Ec. from James Cook University in Australia, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Melanie Gnazzo

Melanie Gnazzo

Partner

CHAPMAN & CUTLER LLP

Melanie Gnazzo is a partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP in the Asset Securitization, Lease Finance and Tax practice groups. 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.

Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel

Partner and Chair of Commercial Finance Practice

BILZIN SUMBERG

Robert M. Siegel is a Partner in the Corporate and Business Finance & Restructuring Groups and is the Chair of our Commercial Finance Practice. He concentrates his practice in commercial finance, securitizations, debt restructuring and loan workouts. He is experienced in all aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code, and in particular, secured transactions under Article 9. Formerly with a Wall Street based law firm, Bob has been involved in complex financial transactions nationwide and abroad. Bob was an asset-based lender and a commercial real estate lender for several years prior to entering law school, and he brings a strong business background to the practice of law.

Todd R. Plotner

Todd R. Plotner

Partner

CHAPMAN AND CUTLER LLP

Todd Plotner is a Partner at Chapman and Cutler LLP specializing in securitizations, structured finance and community development finance. Todd’s practice includes the restructuring of and bankruptcy advice concerning troubled transactions. Todd represents operating companies, captive finance companies, commercial and investment banks, commercial paper conduits, and other financial institutions in a wide variety of structured financial transactions. The assets in those transactions have included student loans, mortgages, residual interest certificates, railcars, intermodal shipping containers and chassis, aircraft, auto loans and leases, equipment leases, timeshares, structured settlements, commissions, and trade receivables. Todd’s experience also includes establishing leveraged equity investments, warehouse financings and bridge loans for affordable housing, new markets tax credit and community development projects.

Eric Thaller

Eric Thaller

Vice President of Investor Services

PROSPER MARKETPLACE

Eric Thaller is Vice President of Investor Services at Prosper Marketplace. In this role, Eric is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Prosper’s investor platform, including management of key institutional investors. Eric brings more than 15 years experience in the investment management business to Prosper. Prior to joining Prosper, Eric was Director of Risk Management at Adelante Capital Management. Previously, he was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Charles Schwab Investment Management where he was responsible for the firm's first proprietary international equity fund and served on the Investment Policy Committee. He was also a Partner at Standard Pacific Capital where he managed a quantitatively driven hedge fund.

 Eric has an M.B.A. in Finance and Statistics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, from University of California, San Diego. He also completed The General Course at the London School of Economics.

Glenn Goldman

Glenn Goldman

CEO

CREDIBLY

Glenn Goldman is the CEO of Credibly, an emerging Fintech platform that leverages data science and analytics to improve the speed, cost and choice of capital available to all small businesses. Prior to Credibly, Glenn was the CEO of CAN Capital for 12 years, leading the company to become the largest non-bank provider of capital for small businesses in the U.S. Glenn has an extensive background in banking: he was a Founding Partner of G2, LLC, a boutique investment bank targeting the finance and technology sectors, and served as co-president of the Merchant Banking group at ContiFinancial Corporation. Currently, Glenn sits on the advisory board for Orchard Platform. He is also a former advisory board member of DemystData, and former entrepreneur-in-residence at Flexpoint Ford. Glenn received his B.S. in Accounting from University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

James Herbert

James Herbert

Co-Founder & President

LENDINGHOME

LendingHome is James’ third real estate start-up. Before co-founding LendingHome, James started a residential real estate private equity fund as well as Colony American Homes. James was a VP at Colony Capital and VP in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. He earned both his BA in Economics and MBA from Stanford University.​​

Vladimir M. Gutin

Vladimir M. Gutin

Partner

TZP CAPITAL

Vlad Gutin began his career in 1990 as a Research Assistant at The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. After receiving his M.B.A. in 1994, he joined the Financial Institutions Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Specialty Finance Group. During his 13-year career at Goldman Sachs, he served as senior execution banker on numerous M&A and IPO transactions for middle-market financial services companies. Vlad co-founded TZP Group LLC in 2007. TZP is a private equity firm currently managing over $600 million of committed capital and investing in middle market business and consumer services companies. Vlad serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Global Employment Solutions, Inc. Vlad also serves as a member of TZP’s investment committee.

Vlad received his B.A. in Economics from The Johns Hopkins University in 1989 and his M.B.A. with highest distinction from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1994.

Kevin Gibbons

Kevin Gibbons

Managing Director

CAPITAL ONE ASSET BACKED FINANCE

Kevin is responsible for origination and structuring of asset-backed financings for specialty finance companies and asset managers. Prior to joining Capital One, Kevin was a Managing Director at Amherst Securities Group where he specialized in capital markets banking solutions involving mortgage-backed securities and whole loans. Kevin previously spent 12 years with BMO Capital Markets' U.S. Securitization Group where he was most recently Managing Director and co-head of origination activities covering specialty finance companies, asset managers and owners of non-traditional financial assets. Kevin holds a BS in Finance from Marquette University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Chris Hurn

Chris Hurn

Founder & CEO

FOUNTAINHEAD COMMERCIAL CAPITAL

Chris Hurn is Founder/CEO of Fountainhead Commercial Capital, a nationwide non-bank commercial lender specializing in owner-occupied CRE with the SBA 504 loan program. Collectively, his management team at Fountainhead has closed over $6B in SBA 504 projects over the past 20 years, making them one of the most experienced teams in SBA lending. Chris is also Founder and former CEO of Mercantile Capital Corporation, a three-time Inc. 500|5000 company and three-time SBA Financial Services Champion, among many other honors. As a non-bank lender, he has made a science out of complementing rather than competing with banks in creating value through SBA 504 loans. Fountainhead’s new secondary market program, FastTrack504™, for instance, allows lenders to fully outsource these transactions while earning non-interest income. Chris was formerly a business consultant and financier with GE Capital, Heller Financial, Marsh & McLennan Companies and the former CFO of the NAI Realvest group of companies. He is also the cofounder of an upscale barbershop franchise (Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club) with over a dozen locations in four states. Chris holds two magna cum laude bachelor degrees from Loyola University Chicago, a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Center (former at the Wharton School of Business) and finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center, before deciding not to continue his pursuit of becoming an attorney.

James  Viceconte

James Viceconte

Portfolio Manager—Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy

ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

James Viceconte is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Global Opportunistic Finance Strategy. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein in 2013, he was partner in GMG Investment Advisors, an emerging market–focused credit fund managing a range of secured and unsecured investment strategies. Before that, Mr. Viceconte was a managing director at Citigroup where he was in charge of principal investment strategies in the Special Situations Group for all non-mortgage consumer assets in the US and all consumer and small commercial receivables in Latin America. At its predecessor firm, Salomon Brothers Inc, he began his tenure managing various non-agency mortgage and ABS trading books and ultimately expanded the scope of his responsibilities into secured-asset strategies in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Viceconte began his career in the US mortgage and asset-backed markets at JP Morgan Securities and then at First Bank System Mortgage Corp. in their Capital Markets Group. Mr. Viceconte holds a BS from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly

Partner

ARES MANAGEMENT

Jack is a Partner at Ares Management LLC and CEO of Ares Commercial Finance Business. Previously Jack was President, CEO and co-founder of Keltic Financial Services, LLC, an asset based lending company he ran for 15 years until the sale in 2014 to Ares. Prior to founding Keltic Jack was Global Product Head for Capital Markets, Credit, Corporate Finance and Real Estate in Citigroup’s Private Bank. He also was Division Executive for the U.S. Private Bank with revenues of $330 million and a $7.5 billion balance sheet. Previously he worked for the CFO of Citigroup responsible for the Corporate Capital Plan, Shareholder Value Analysis, Rating Agencies and Regulator Interface. Jack was also National Business Head for the Equipment Leasing Division and the Leverage Lending / Leverage Buy-Out Business. His career in finance began in 1970 at the New York based Commercial Credit Business Loans, Inc. There he managed all aspects of credit processes and new business development of asset-based structures. Jack also serves on the Board of Directors of two public companies, Scan Source and Chimera. He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a B.S. degree from Kings College.

Jim Keller

Jim Keller

CFO

COLLEGE AVE STUDENT LOANS

Jim has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director in the Structured Products Group at Cantor Fitzgerald & Company where he was responsible for secondary trading and primary origination of structured credit products including CLOs, CDOs, insurance-linked securities, credit-linked notes and synthetic ABS. Jim was previously Managing Director and Global Co-Head of UBS Investment Bank’s Global Structured Products Group. Prior to UBS, he held various trading and syndication roles at Salomon Smith Barney and Citicorp Securities. Jim received a BA degree from Cornell University and an MBA degree from Columbia Business School.

Harish Nataraj

Harish Nataraj

Managing Director

ANGELO GORDON

Harish Nataraj is a Managing Director in Angelo, Gordon’s private equity area. He joined the firm in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Merchants Capital Access, ClearBalance, Oak Street Funding, Crunch and National Home Health Care, and serves as an observer on the Hamilton State Bancshares board.

Matthew Perkins

Matthew Perkins

Senior Managing Director

GUGGENHEIM SECURITIES, LLC

Monty Cook

Monty Cook

Managing Director

THL CREDIT ADVISORS

Mr. Cook is a Managing Director of THL Credit. He is responsible for transaction origination, underwriting and execution for the New York direct lending investment team. Mr. Cook also oversees the Business and Financial Services vertical. Prior to joining THL Credit in 2013, Mr. Cook was a Director at Deutsche Bank in the Credit Solutions Group where he was responsible for originating and structuring non-traditional investment opportunities for the bank’s balance sheet. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Cook was a Managing Director with a publicly-traded BDC where he was on the investment committee and responsible for sourcing, underwriting, executing and monitoring a portfolio of subordinated loans and equity co-investments to financial sponsor-backed companies. Mr. Cook began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he was a Financial Analyst in the Telecom, Media & Technology Investment Banking group and was subsequently an Associate and a Vice President in the Financial Sponsors Group at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Cook received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

Rupert Chisholm

Rupert Chisholm

Managing Director

ONE WILLIAM STREET

Rupert is a managing director at One William Street Capital Management, L.P., a credit-focused asset manager based in New York.  He focuses on illiquid investments including private placements, direct lending, and portfolio acquisitions secured by consumer / commercial receivables as well as esoteric and operating assets.  Rupert joined One William Street in 2012 and previously originated and structured asset-backed transactions for Lehman Brothers and Natixis after beginning his career as a credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service.  Rupert received a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and an M.A. from the University of Rochester.

Jason Block

Jason Block

Partner

FREEDOM 3 CAPITAL

Jason Block is the Founding Partner and CIO of F3C and has 18 years of experience investing in private credit and equity. Mr. Block became actively involved in investing private credit and equity in 1995 and has managed private investments in 45 companies prior to founding of F3C.
Most recently, Mr. Block was the founding Partner of ICG’s North American investment business. Mr. Block led the newly created North American business on seven investments for over $300 million of invested capital. Also while at ICG, he was the Partner responsible for building ICG’s global Investor Management Group focused on fundraising, communication and other investor matters for all of ICG’s products on a global basis. He set the mandate for the Investor Management Group and grew the team from two people to 13 professionals covering over 250 investors worldwide.
Prior to ICG, Mr. Block was a Partner at AlpInvest where he was responsible for founding and building their global mezzanine platform. During his six years at AlpInvest, he led the team in 27 investments for nearly $500 million of invested capital.
Before AlpInvest, Mr. Block worked as a Portfolio Manager for Caravelle, an affiliate of CIBC, where his responsibilities included investing in mezzanine, private equity and high yield. Prior to joining the Caravelle team, he was a Managing Director in CIBC’s Leverage Finance/Sponsor Coverage group. Mr. Block started his career as an investment banker for Kidder, Peabody.
Mr. Block is a member of the Advisory Panel to the Atlantic Conference on Mezzanine & Middle Market Symposium. He has also been an observer or director on the Board of over 20 companies during his career. Mr. Block received his BA in economics from Colgate University, graduating magna cum laude.

Jason van Dussen

Jason van Dussen

Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets

GOLUB CAPITAL

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Founded in 2011, The News Funnel has become the largest real estate news aggregator and content platform in the industry.

For real estate professionals, The News Funnel saves time by eliminating the need to search for relevant news. We gather trade news and information from thousands of trusted media sources and real estate companies and distribute it to professionals in a free customized news feed.

For real estate companies, The News Funnel offers an unparalleled news distribution platform that enables them to reach their target audiences for free. Companies on The News Funnel have the ability to upload and distribute their press releases, videos, blogs, events and market research reports directly to News Funnel subscribers and to dozens of 3rd party sites via our free content syndication network. For more information, please visit www.thenewsfunnel.com.

CEEMarketWatch

CEEMarketWatch is a specialized information provider and fully-integrated analytical network, recognized for its superb quality and from-the-source economic & political reports. We offer macroeconomic and political coverage of 62 emerging markets in Central& Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and the periphery Euro area. We have a team of professional economists, positioned in the local markets, in-house editors and local contributors to deliver daily economic and political news, macroeconomic analysis, economic forecasts and reports, election coverage, press reviews and clipping services. To start your FREE trial subscription please visit www.ceemarketwatch.com.

Bloomberg BRIEF

Published either daily or weekly (depending on the title), the 19 Bloomberg BRIEF newsletters pull together the reporting, insight and analysis of senior editorial staff and dedicated economists to help you stay informed and ready for your daily business needs. They offer cutting-edge access to proprietary Bloomberg data and breaking stories that move markets. For more information or a free trial visit www.bloombergbriefs.com

Preqin

Preqin is the leading source of information for the alternative assets industry, providing data and analysis via online databases, publications and complimentary research reports. Preqin is an independent business with over 250 staff based in New York, London, Singapore, San Francisco and Hong Kong serving over 12,500 customers in 94 countries. 

Preqin has the most comprehensive and extensive information available on the private equity, hedge fund, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and natural resources industries, encompassing funds and fundraising, performance, fund managers, institutional investors, deals and fund terms. Leading alternative assets professionals from around the world rely on Preqin’s services daily, and its data and statistics are regularly quoted by the financial press. More information available at: www.preqin.com

REIDIN.com

REIDIN is the leading real estate information company focusing on emerging markets. REIDIN helps real estate professionals access hard to get real estate data and information in a timely and cost effective basis by providing them intelligent and user-friendly information solutions. REIDIN Data & Research and Technology Teams together with a global network of Information Partners endeavors to provide high-end real estate analysis and research support. Among REIDIN’s clients are Real Estate Developer, Banks, Mortgage and Insurance Companies, Agents/Brokers, Appraisal Firms, Consultancies and Government Agencies. More information available at: www.reidin.com.

National Crowdfunding Association

The National Crowdfunding Association is America’s oldest trade group that caters to Crowdfunding Portals, Issuers, & Investors. The NLCFA is a non-profit trade association whose mission is to promote Crowdfunding through educational outreach and lobbying to support the overall development and best practices of the Crowdfunding industry. This includes supporting all types of crowdfunding including donation, reward, and equity (investment) and crowdfinancing through Reg D and Reg A+ transactions. For more information, please visit www.NLCFA.org.

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W New York - Union Square is uniquely set at the intersection of uptown and downtown, located in the 1911 beaux arts Guardian Life building. Central to glamorous shopping, electric music venues and a dynamic art culture, let the location energize you with its innovative film, art, music and fine dining. For a 10% discounted room rate, book online here: iGlobal Forum Online Discount 

Please note reservations using our 10% discount can only be made online, and not over the phone.

 

 

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