Mr. Hakkak has served as co-portfolio manager and Investment Committee member of White Oak since 2007. Mr. Hakkak was previously the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Alpine Global, Inc., a multi-strategy investment management firm which focused on alternative fixed income and real estate investments. Mr. Hakkak was also the Founder and Portfolio Manager at Suisse Global Investments, an investment management firm that developed investment strategies customized to meet the risk-adjusted return requirements of bank and insurance clients in over 30 countries. He previously served at Robertson Stephens & Co. as an Investment Banker and Principal in its Investment Company Act platform. Mr. Hakkak has been a co-founder and board member of several institutional platforms that facilitate the distribution of structured investment products, and has served as a limited partner, general partner or board member of various investment funds and companies. Mr. Hakkak received a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and has held Series 7, 63, and 24 designations from FINRA since 1991.
Ms. McKee has served as co-portfolio manager and Investment Committee member of White Oak since 2007. Previously Ms. McKee was a member of the team that founded KKR Financial LLC, where she served as Senior Vice President and concurrently as General Counsel of KKR Financial Corp. (NYSE: KFN), and played a key role in structuring and implementing debt investments. Prior to KFN, Ms. McKee served as Senior Counsel and a senior member of the Securities and Investment Group at Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., which structured and implemented the debt investment platform for the Bank’s proprietary capital and investment accounts. She was previously with Deutsche Bank AG in both New York and Frankfurt as Acting Deputy General Counsel for the finance and derivatives departments; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and Tokyo as a structured finance and bankruptcy attorney; and Sidley Austin as a finance, bankruptcy and distressed asset attorney. Ms. McKee holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. with a double major in Economics and Comparative Literature from Yale University. Ms. McKee is a member of both the California Bar and the New York State Bar.
Mr. Mozaffarian joined White Oak in May 2008, became Partner in 2010, joined the Investment Committee in 2014 and currently serves as President. His primary responsibility is to oversee the investment teams that are responsible for originating and structuring new transaction opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to becoming Co-President, he was Head of Originations from 2010 to 2017. Previously, Mr. Mozaffarian served at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the leveraged finance group of the investment banking division, where he worked on a myriad of sponsor and management buyouts, in- and out-of-court corporate restructurings, and rescue financings within the leveraged loan and high-yield bond market; at Telephia, Inc. (a division of Nielsen), where he consulted and advised national wireless operators on their product suite and positioning within the competitive landscape; and at Microsoft Corporation where he held a new business development role looking at acquisition targets, joint venture partnerships and licensing agreements. He received an MBA from the Haas School of Business and both a B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he rowed on the Men’s Heavyweight Crew team from 1995-1996. Mr. Mozaffarian is currently a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association, as well as Series 7 and 63 designations from FINRA.
Mr. Hackett is a Partner and Head of Underwriting for White Oak, with primary responsibility for structuring and underwriting new investments. He joined White Oak in January 2008, and has been a member of the Investment Committee since June 2011. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Hackett served as Portfolio Co-Manager at North Point Investors, a real estate investment company investing in public real estate securities; as an Associate at Alpine Global, Inc., where he researched and recommended buy/sell opportunities; and as a Director at Redler Group, Ltd., a Geneva-based family office offering financial advisory services, where he was part of the portfolio management team. Mr. Hackett received a B.S. in Finance from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Ruth serves as Chief Lending Officer of White Oak Global Advisors. He has 36 years of expertise and success in the areas of debt and equity investing, financial restructuring and risk management. In addition, he has served on the boards of both traded and privately held companies. Prior to joining White Oak, he was Chief Investment Officer for Abu Dhabi based Mubadala GE Capital PJSC (MGEC), a joint venture formed between GE Capital and the Abu Dhabi Government. MGEC’s portfolio reached $6 billion with substantial investments in the healthcare, power, commercial real estate and mid-market leverage finance sectors in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Mr. Ruth chaired the Investment, Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management Committees. Mr. Ruth held a number of senior positions with GE Capital in North America and Europe, including President, Grupo Financiero GE Capital Mexico, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Asset Management for GE Capital Fleet Services (then the world’s largest lessor of car and light truck fleets) and for GE Capital, Capital Solutions Europe; a company focused on asset based lending and leasing with a $23 billion portfolio across 14 European countries. Prior to joining GE Capital, Mr. Ruth served Bank of America and over the course of 10 years held senior positions in the North American Corporate Banking Division. Mr. Ruth holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. degree in Economics, magna cum laude, from Colorado College.
Ms. George is the Head of Asset Management and a member of the Investment Committee at White Oak Global Advisors. Ms. George has broad experience in both asset based, cash flow lending and restructuring non-performing loans for the past 30 years. Prior to joining White Oak, Ms. George was employed by the private credit firm, Garrison Investment for 12 years where she served as Head of Corporate Asset Management, and was a member of the Investment Committee. Prior to that, Ms. George was employed at The CIT Group, Inc. for over 20 years, where she held various leadership roles in Credit Restructuring, Underwriting, COO for CIT Business Credit and served as a member of the Investment Committee. Early in her career at CIT, Ms. George held functional roles in loan portfolio management and performing field examination/due diligence. She has served on the Board of Directors for 8 companies in Logistics, Manufacturing, and the Energy sectors. Ms. George graduated with a B.S. in
Accounting from Manhattan College.
Mr. Felix has served as Managing Director of White Oak since 2017. Mr. Felix has been actively investing in middle market companies for over 20 years. Most recently, he founded Consortium Finance in 2013 where he invested across the capital structure of middle market businesses. Prior to his role at Consortium Finance, Mr. Felix worked at D. E. Shaw Group where he opened the San Francisco office in 2005. At D. E. Shaw, Mr. Felix was responsible for originating and managing a portfolio of direct senior debt, junior debt and equity investments across a variety of industries. He was previously a managing principal of Banc of America Mezzanine Capital LLC, where he was responsible for underwriting structured senior debt, mezzanine debt, and bridge financing across a variety of industry sectors. Additionally, Mr. Felix was a former leader of Banc of America Securities, Inc.’s debt origination efforts in Australasia. Mr. Felix holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Beatty serves as White Oak’s General Counsel. In this role, he is responsible for providing legal services and advice to White Oak’s executive officers and employees throughout the organization. Mr. Beatty has over 19 years of experience dealing with corporate and securities law and compliance matters. Immediately prior to joining White Oak, he held the position of Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for a private equity fund in New York; prior to that, he worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC for over 11 years. Mr. Beatty began his legal career as a corporate and securities associate attorney at Baker & McKenzie. In these positions, he provided in-depth legal analysis for private funds, developed robust compliance policies and policies for registered investment advisers and broker-dealers, fulfilled regulatory reporting requirements, and advised on SEC enforcement actions and complex corporate transactions. He holds a J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School (BYU), Master of Arts, Kennedy Center for International Studies (BYU), and a Bachelor of Arts, International Relations (BYU).
Mr. Jacobs serves as White Oak’s Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, he is responsible for White Oak’s compliance program. Mr. Jacobs has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, including 11 years of experience dealing with compliance matters. Immediately prior to joining White Oak, he was a Director at ACA Compliance Group. At ACA, he oversaw the Communications Surveillance Department and provided regulatory compliance advice to investment advisers and broker-dealers. Prior to joining ACA, he held other compliance and supervisory positions, including roles as a FINRA General Securities Sales Supervisor and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Additionally, he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Snyder serves White Oak as Chief Accounting Officer & Head of Finance. Mr. Snyder has over 28 years of experience in finance and accounting, and formerly served as Vice President at Citi Hedge Fund Services, where he managed fund administration for a variety of private equity investment funds. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Snyder served as Managing Director and Controller of GSC Group, Inc., an alternative investments manager with a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles including, equity and distressed debt and mezzanine lending private equity, CDO and CLO, REIT, BDC and hedge funds; and as the Controller of AJV Computerized Data Management, Inc., a tax software manufacturer. Mr. Snyder holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Rider University, New Jersey and is a licensed CPA.
Ms. Altieri serves White Oak as Chief Operating Officer, with primary responsibility for the firm’s Technology and Operations. She was previously Founder and President of J.P. Mitchell & Company, a boutique consulting firm serving Fortune 50 Financial Services and Top 100 Financial Technology and Services firms. She has also served as a Principal in the Financial Services Practice at Ernst & Young, where she managed large-scale technology initiatives and operations strategy for Fortune 50 clients, and as a Manager of Investment Technology and Operations at American International Group. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Computer Science from University of Dayton.
Mr. Finnigan serves White Oak as Head of Complex Credits with primary responsibility for managing complex situations and credits for White Oak’s private debt funds. He previously served at McNamee Lawrence & Company, a boutique investment bank. Mr. Finnigan received a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth.
Mr. Barrett serves White Oak as Managing Director of Marketing, primarily responsible for new business development. He has over 20 years of industry experience including capital formation, capital introduction, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Prior to joining White Oak he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of Client Relations and Business Development for ZAIS Group LLC. Prior to ZAIS he was a Managing Director and a senior member of Dyal Capital Partners where he co-headed Dyal’s Business Services platform. Previously, he was a senior member of Barclays Capital Prime Services Group from 2008 to 2012. During his tenure at Barclays he was Global Head of the Capital Solutions Group and subsequently responsible for key account coverage. He holds a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in English and Philosophy and an M.B.A., Finance and International Marketing from Fordham University.
Mr. Pheloung serves White Oak as Managing Director of Marketing, with primary responsibility for new business development. He previously served at Deutsche Bank as head of foundation and endowment business development. Mr. Pheloung has over 25 years of sales and trading experience in New York and Australia, including at Macquarie Bank, Oppenheimer Co. and EF Hutton. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology in Sydney.
Mr. Ahrens serves White Oak as Managing Director of Marketing, responsible for new business development. He previously served Southfield Capital, where he was responsible for marketing their SBIC mezzanine fund, and FrontPoint Partners (Morgan Stanley), where he was responsible for marketing and communications of the direct lending strategy. He has developed marketing and communications strategies for Fortune 500 companies, and served at global advertising agencies including Lowe Worldwide, McKinney & Silver and TBWA\Chiat Day. Mr. Ahrens holds a B.A. in Business Management from Gettysburg College.
Mr. Moll serves White Oak as Managing Director of Marketing. He has approximately 20 years of asset management experience and has held senior positions in product specialization and capital placements at PIMCO, KKR, Vector Capital, Hewitt and Morgan Creek Capital Management. Mr. Moll holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Business School where graduated with Distinction, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Chemistry from Gettysburg College, where he was a Presidential Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Moll has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Ms. Cutter serves White Oak as Managing Director, Head of ESG & Impact with primary responsibility over White Oak’s ESG product platform. Ms. Cutter has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry and most recently worked as a Consultant at Verus Investments, a $330 billion investment consulting company advising pension funds and institutional investors in their allocations to managers. Ms. Cutter also served as an Investment Officer at California State Teachers’ Retirement System where she built out and co-managed CalSTRS’ $9 billion external manager program focusing on a broad variety of credit markets including bank loans, high yield and opportunistic credits. Her expertise is in credit, asset allocation, risk management, investment management, investment policy development, and ESG & Impact investing on behalf of family offices, foundations and large public fund clients. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Davis.
Ms. Rha joins White Oak as Compliance Director & Senior Counsel, responsible for managing compliance out of the San Francisco office. She previously served as a Compliance Officer at Brookfield Asset Management, supporting compliance functions for all of their global offices. Prior to Brookfield, Ms. Rha worked as a contract attorney focusing on SEC investigations and FINRA compliance matters in New York City. Ms. Rha holds a J.D. from the University of California at Hastings and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. She is licensed to practice law in New York.
Ms. Hart serves White Oak as Director of Human Resources and is responsible for managing the firm’s global human resources team, overseeing benefits, recruitment, relocation, compensation, policies, practices and payroll strategies. She has over 20 years of human resources and finance experience within different industries. Most recently, she was HR Manager for Alta Vista Solutions, a Bay Area engineering consulting firm. Prior to this, she spent 16 years with Hall Capital Partners, LLC as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. Ms. Hart holds a B.A. in Management from Golden Gate University and has been awarded the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) by the HR Certification Institute.
Ms. Young is a Director on the White Oak Investor Relations team. Prior to joining White Oak, she was a Senior Analyst at Wilshire Associates, where she focused on investment manager relations and operations. Ms. Young holds a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics from University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with Honors.
Mr. Pierce serves White Oak as Head of Risk Management. He was previously a Partner and Head of Professional Services at Fascet, LLC, a software and consulting firm serving the investment management industry. He started his career in research sales focusing on derivative strategies for Susquehanna International Group. Mr. Pierce received his B.A. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.
Mr. Otte serves as Head of White Oak ABL and White Oak Europe, and is responsible for originating and structuring ABL opportunities with potential borrowers. He previously served as Senior Advisor and Region Manager of Presidential Financial Corporation; Founder and Managing Partner of TKO Finance Group, LLC; Managing Director of Special Situations Lending, Dune Capital Management LP; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Middle Market Lending, GE Capital. He holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Mr. Otte has also been an active board member and advisor to several entities, including GE Capital Mexico and GE Capital SE Asia, as well as to companies in the healthcare and telecom sectors.
Mr. Mokhtar serves White Oak ABL as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years of experience in audit, tax, accounting and finance working at both a big four public accounting firm and private asset management companies. He formerly served as senior controller at PennantPark, a publically traded Business Development Company. Prior to joining PennantPark, he served as senior controller of Nomura Corporate Research and Asset Management, an investment advisor with debt vehicles including, CLO, hedge funds and managed accounts. Prior to joining Nomura, he served as Partner and CFO of CARE Advisers LLC, a hedge fund of funds. Mr. Mokhtar is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant who holds a B.S. degree in Accounting & Information Systems and Economics from the City University of Queens College. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Griffith serves White Oak ABL as a Managing Director. Prior to joining White Oak ABL, he spent over 12 years with GE Capital. He was most recently an Officer of GE Japan, where he was Senior Managing Director of GE Capital’s Structured Finance business (leading both the Sponsor Finance and Asset Based Lending teams). During his career at GE Capital, he held both sales and credit roles, originally starting at GE Capital headquarters in CT, in 2000, as a Risk Manager. He has also led originations on the west coast for asset based lender Encina Business Credit, as Senior Managing Director, and prior to Encina he established an asset based lending business for Hana Financial Inc. in Los Angeles.
Prior to GE, Clark spent nearly 10 years in the real estate industry, working for both American and Japanese real estate firms, including Prudential CA Realty in San Diego and Sotetsu Real Estate Co., Ltd in Yokohama, Japan (subsidiary at Sagami Railway Co). Mr. Griffith earned his Master’s Degree in International Affairs, from Columbia University, where he concentrated in International Finance and Banking, as well as an Advanced Certificate from Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute (specializing in China, Japan, and Korea). He received his undergraduate degree in Economics, with a Minor in Japanese, from San Diego State University.
Isaac Soleimani serves White Oak as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, White Oak Healthcare Finance, with primary responsibility for building a full service middle market healthcare lending platform. He was previously the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Healthcare Finance Group, LLC. (HFG), a nationwide specialized healthcare lender, which Mr. Soleimani sold to a publicly traded company. Prior to HFG, he was a Senior Vice President at Daiwa Securities America Inc. where he headed the firm’s healthcare finance business, which he later acquired in a management buyout transaction through HFG. Mr. Soleimani has over 26 years of experience in healthcare finance, beginning in the 1980’s while he was an Investment Manager at Prudential Capital Group. Prior to his involvement with healthcare financing, Mr. Soleimani originated, structured and managed various types of asset-backed and general corporate financing transactions at Prudential. Mr. Soleimani holds an M.B.A in Finance and Marketing from Indiana University and a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from University of Connecticut.
Mr. Dufour serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of White Oak Healthcare Finance, with primary responsibility for leading healthcare team members in the seamless execution of all aspects of underwriting and portfolio management. He previously served Wells Fargo Capital Finances’ Healthcare Team, with primary responsibility for leading the expansion and growth of its national healthcare footprint and leading the operationalization of its 1st line credit risk underwriting and portfolio management operations. In addition, Mr. Dufour spent over 14 years at GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services in progressive leadership roles for portfolio management, underwriting and collateral examination, culminating in leading the credit risk management for the nationwide healthcare ABL and ABL stretch loan product footprint. His healthcare credit risk management and operational experience span all healthcare sectors and traditional healthcare loan products, with particular expertise in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Mr. Dufour received an M.B.A. from St. Bonaventure University. He has held certifications as a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Practical Nurse. Mr. Dufour is a retired Major from the U.S. Army Reserve, Medical Services Corps.
Mr. Eldridge is a Partner at White Oak Healthcare Finance serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Originations Officer with primary responsibility for leading all healthcare origination and capital markets activity as well as managing the team. Mr. Eldridge has been focused on healthcare since 2004 and has originated, structured, and executed over $30 billion in deal proceeds during his career and has invested across the capital structure in all subsectors of healthcare. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Eldridge led healthcare sponsor coverage for RBS Citizens (now NYSE: CFG). He previously served in the healthcare corporate finance and healthcare real estate groups at GE Capital’s Healthcare Financial Services and in the leveraged finance group of the investment bank at Banc of America Securities. Mr. Eldridge received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in Economics from Furman University. Mr. Eldridge is a dual citizen of the US and Brazil.
Mr. Reilly serves White Oak as Executive Vice President and Head of Real Estate Debt Finance with primary responsibility supporting the expansion of White Oak’s healthcare real estate investing including underwriting and portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Reilly served Capital One Healthcare Financial Services as a Senior Vice President, where he led a team responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of healthcare real estate deals. Prior to Capital One, he spent 13 years with GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services and previously with the Corporate Audit Staff and Financial Management Program. Mr. Reilly’s experience includes the structuring, underwriting and closing of over $10 billion in financings in key healthcare real estate segments, focusing on skilled nursing, seniors housing and medical properties. His credit risk expertise spreads across various loan products including first mortgages, subordinate debt, asset-based lending and leveraged term loans. Mr. Reilly holds a BSBA in Finance from Xavier University.
Ms. Lersner is the Chief Financial Officer of White Oak Healthcare Finance. She has over 25 years of commercial lending experience in the areas of general, financial and operational management for growing companies. Ms. Lersner previously held the role of CEO of Advantage Funding, a specialty lender and Macquarie portfolio company. Prior to this role, Ms. Lersner held the role of Chief Financial Officer of CapitalSpring, a $1 billion AUM full stack capital provider with both a specialty finance and asset management platform. Prior to these roles Ms. Lersner was the CFO of R4 Technologies, a tech company focused in the dynamic data/AI space (founded by the founders of Priceline.com and President and COO of Golden Eagle, a specialty finance company owned by Hypercom Corporation (NYSE: HYC). She began her career in the commercial finance divisions of Citicorp North America and Chrysler Capital. Ms. Lersner received credit training through Moody’s Commercial Lending Program and holds a BS from the University of Utah.
Mr. Chan serves White Oak as Managing Director, White Oak Trade Finance with overall responsibility for the business. Prior to White Oak Trade Finance, Mr. Chan served as Senior Trader with the Noble Group and MET Commodities, Portfolio Manager with Cheyne Capital Management Structured Finance Group, Associate with BlackRock and Analyst with Nomura Securities Securitization and Asset Finance. Mr. Chan received a BSc (hons) Biochemistry from Royal Holloway College, University of London and an MSc International Management from Kings College, University of London.
Mr. Genise is the Chairman and Manager of White Oak Aviation. He has over 35 years of experience in International Aircraft Leasing, Engine Leasing and Trading Business. Prior to joining White Oak, he was CEO of Aergen Management Services, Inc. from 2015 until 2019. Aergen Management Services was an international aircraft leasing, engine leasing, and trading business, specializing in providing leasing and management services for mid-life (10-15 years) narrow body aircraft and engines.
Previously, Mr. Genise served as CEO of DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing division of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, he was a founder, President and CEO of Boullioun Aviation Services, building it into one of the world’s top leasing businesses. He was originally its SVP of Marketing, responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s strategic plan and business development. He also represented Boullioun Aviation Services in its development of Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, a joint venture with Singapore Airlines, and served as a Director for 10 years.
Prior to that, Mr. Genise served as SVP of the Chemical Business Credit Corporation at Chemical Bank, managing asset based finance and leasing business in credit, marketing and administration capabilities. In 1985, he served as Managing Director for the bank’s Special Finance Group with responsibility for Chemical Bank’s international aviation banking and leasing business.
Mr. Genise is currently on the Board of Directors for Frontier Airlines, Aloft Aero Architects, Inc. and Dimensional Mechanics. Mr. Genise is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Flight in Seattle and now Chairman Emeritus. Additionally, Mr. Genise is a member of the Advisory Board of the Albers School of Business at Seattle University.
Mr. Genise holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a law degree from Pace University, and a BA from NYU.
Mr. Franco is Managing Director of White Oak Aviation. Mr. Franco has over 25 years, working with Sikorsky Aircraft, GE Capital Aviation Services, Gulfstream Aerospace and Guggenheim Partners in aircraft design and the aircraft finance arena. Mr. Franco was the creator of two corporate aircraft leasing companies, Guggenheim aero Finance and Global Jet Capital. Guggenheim aero was groundbreaking as it was the first private equity capital invested into corporate aircraft lending company. Mr. Franco possesses a strong credit analysis background and has negotiated aircraft debt lines of more than $1.5 billion. Mr. Franco, has structured over $4.0 billion in aircraft and engine transactions globally, negotiating transactions with clients such as the US and foreign governments, global airlines, international corporations and high net worth individuals. Mr. Franco has excellent relations with the aircraft OEMs, an in-depth knowledge of aircraft manufacturing and the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul market. Mr. Franco holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an M.B.A from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
Mr. Byrnes is the Chief Financial Officer of White Oak Aviation. He has over 19 years’ experience in Accounting and Aircraft Leasing. Prior to joining White Oak Aviation, Mr. Byrnes spent three years as the Chief Financial Officer of Aergen, an aircraft leasing business, where between 2016-2019 they built a fleet of 30+ aircraft, executed two ABS transactions and ultimately led the sale of the business operations in 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Byrnes was the Head of Finance of Avolon, now the third largest global leasing company, for five years where he was responsible for all areas of the finance function. Having worked for the company since inception, Mr. Byrnes led the Finance team through the initial scaling of the business, through multiple corporate transactions including IPO on the NYSE, and its eventual delisting and trade sale to the Chinese HNA group in 2016. Prior to joining Avolon, Greg worked at BDO Chartered Accountants from 2001 to 2011, where he headed up their outsourcing division after spending eight years in the audit department where he held the position of Audit Senior Manager. Greg has a Bachelor of Economics from University College Dublin and a Post Graduate diploma in Accounting from Dublin City University. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland where he also obtained a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards. Most recently, Greg obtained an Executive MBA from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, graduating in 2015.
Ms. Pierre-Louis serves White Oak Business Capital as Head of Government Contracting Finance. Ms. Pierre-Louis has over 20 years of experience in asset based lending, commercial finance, corporate banking and business banking. Prior to joining White Oak Business Capital, she worked at HSBC in corporate banking managing a $900 million asset based lending portfolio of National and International Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and large corporate companies. At HSBC, Ms. Pierre-Louis served as Co-Chair of the Women’s Network and was selected as the 2011 Diversity Ambassador. Previously, she was Vice President of the PTA Board for her children’s elementary school and a board member of the Prince Georges County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Pierre-Louis holds a B.A. in economics and government from Smith College.
Mr. Grbic is the President & CEO of White Oak Commercial Finance. Mr. Grbic has more than 30 years of commercial lending experience. He has been with the company and its predecessor since 2005, previously serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer where he was involved in creating a hands-on, best-practices credit culture, as well as helping the Company expand its client portfolio. Before that, Mr. Grbic was Managing Director at Morris Anderson & Associates LTD, a turnaround-consulting firm. He also co-founded MetSource Capital, LLC, a restructuring and corporate finance firm, working primarily with small- and medium-sized companies. In addition, Mr. Grbic has also served at GMAC Commercial Credit, LLC, BNY Financial Corp and Bankers Trust. Mr. Grbic is a member of the New York Society of Financial Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research. He has served as an instructor for the Finance, Tax and Law Department at the NYU School of Continuing Education. Mr. Grbic holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from Pace University.
Mr. Fortino serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, responsible for managing the company’s finance, accounting, operations, information technology and human resources departments. Prior to joining WOCF, he was Chief Financial Officer of Levenger Company, a specialty retailer and provider of leather goods and fine office supplies. Mr. Fortino has more than two decades of C-level experience in retail and media. He holds both an M.B.A. and B.B.A in accounting from Temple University.
Mr. Dean serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Managing Director of Risk Management for ABL and Factoring. He is a 38+ year veteran of the ABL/commercial finance industry, having served in Credit, Underwriting and Origination in various senior management positions, helping clients, financial sponsors, junior debt providers and other intermediaries identify and deliver capital solutions. He brings significant experience in asset based lending and equipment finance/term lending among other financial products and solutions. Prior to coming out of retirement to join White Oak, Mr.Dean served as SVP at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, managing the ABL originations team in the Southeast region focused on the lower middle market. Mr. Dean holds a B.S. in Accounting from Susquehanna University. Over the years he has been an active member of the CFA, the ACG and the TMA, having served six years on the TMA Carolinas board of directors.
Andy McGhee serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Vice Chairman and leads its Lender Finance vertical while assisting with the growth of the broader ABL initiatives for the firm. Most recently, Andy was the President and CEO of AloStar Capital Finance, which he co-founded in 2011. AloStar was a De Novo Bank and which was created through the acquisition of the assets of a failed bank located in Birmingham Alabama. AloStar’s two founding partners and four private equity firms backed the company with an initial capital raise of $160 million. The company was formed to specifically focus on middle market companies with capital needs between $5 million and $50 million. AloStar was sold to State Bank in September of 2017 which was subsequently sold to Cadence Bank in 2019. AloStar committed in excess of $3 billion to over 200 clients from 2011 through 2019. The company had a national focus and was diversified from an individual client, industry and geographic perspective. Yields and charge-offs both out-performed the expectations of the original business plan. AloStar became known as one of the most reliable and creative lenders in the middle market. McGhee’s experience includes corporate strategy, raising Private Capital, Leveraged Finance, Asset Based Lending, Private Equity, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets transactions and Mezzanine finance. Prior to AloStar, McGhee was the co-founder of Archway Equity Partners, an Atlanta-based private equity firm. Before Archway Equity Partners, he spent 12 years with SunTrust Banks Inc., eventually serving as senior vice president. McGhee joined SunTrust in 1996 to create the Leveraged Finance Group. In addition to those responsibilities, he served on the Board of SunTrust Equity Partners, the Junior Capital vehicle for SunTrust, and was responsible for three other business units including the Specialty Lending Group, the Private Equity and Asset Based Groups as well as a senior level position at Trusco Capital Management. In these positions he gained experience in establishing policies and procedures for new business, attracting industry veterans and high-caliber professionals to the company, and reducing problem assets while quickly growing revenues within the various business units. Having held leadership positions at Citicorp, Bank South, and Bank of America Business Credit, Mr. McGhee brings a diverse level of experience.
Currently, Mr. McGhee serves on the Terry College of Business Alumni Board at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Piedmont Hospital of Atlanta. Mr. McGhee serves on the SFNet Board of Directors and previously served on the Atlanta ACG Board. Additionally, he is an Elder at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia, and resides in Atlanta
Susan Hall serves as the Chief Portfolio Officer of White Oak Commercial Finance. Prior to joining White Oak, she was the Head of Client Management at AloStar Capital Finance. As Head of Client Management, Susan was responsible for underwriting, portfolio management and operations. AloStar was a De Novo Bank and which was created through the acquisition of the assets of a failed bank located in Birmingham, Alabama. Susan played a key role in creating all policies and procedures for both the New AloStar and the wind down of the failed Nexity Bank. Her experience in other large bank and non-bank platforms provided a unique skill set that was necessary to transition a failing institution to a high performing business. Susan’s experience includes Leveraged Finance, Asset Based Lending, Franchise Finance, and Corporate Banking as well as Capital Markets experience. AloStar committed in excess of $3 billion to over 200 clients from 2011 through 2019. The company had a national focus and created a diversified portfolio from an individual client, industry and geographic perspective. Susan was a member of Credit Committee and was the driving force behind what became a very efficient risk management process that produced portfolio yields and charge-offs that both out-performed the expectations of the original business plan. AloStar became known as one of the most reliable, creative and transparent lenders in the middle market. Prior to AloStar, Susan spent 11 years with SunTrust Banks Inc. Hall joined McGhee at SunTrust in 1996 to assist in the creation of the Leveraged Finance Group. This group target middle market Sponsors and provided senior debt, junior capital and LP Investments for the target client base. This group grew to include, Leveraged Finance both senior and junior capital positions, Asset Based Lending, Textiles and Apparel as well as the Agribusiness group. In total these lines of business had total commitments in excess of $10 billion. Susan was responsible for underwriting and portfolio management. Susan has held positions at GE Capital, Citicorp, Transamerica and Textron, during her career. Her experience includes responsibilities in all aspects of secured lending including field exams, underwriting, portfolio management, collateral analysis, operations, as well as senior level management positions and credit committee authority. Having worked for some of the largest capital providers in the industry and being part of two distinct start-ups, Susan Hall brings leadership qualities and diverse level of experience. Susan Hall received a BA in Accounting from the Georgia Southern University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Neal Mulford serves White Oak Commercial Finance’s Lender Finance business as Head of Underwriting and Portfolio Management. Prior to joining White Oak, Neal was most recently the Underwriting Team Lead for AloStar Capital Finance, a provider of senior debt for middle market Asset Based and Lender Finance Clients with financing needs between $5 million and $50 million. AloStar committed over $3 billion to over 200 clients from its inception in 2011 through 2019 with historical average charge offs and portfolio risk migration that exceeded the original business plan. Neal has 30+ years of experience in the finance industry, including structuring ABL, Cash Flow and Mezzanine transactions. His broad experience enables him to understand and evaluate all tranches of the capital stack which has led to more meaningful discussions and negotiations with all stakeholders. While at AloStar, Neal built a team of six professionals that analyzed, structured and priced transactions. At peak performance this group processed a sufficient flow of transactions that allowed the platform to close between 25 and 30 new transaction per year. During his career, Neal has held positions in Underwriting, Portfolio Management, New Business Development and Field Exams for Lenders including AloStar, CIT, Regions Bank and Heller Financial. In addition, he has worked for the predecessor CPA firm to McGladrey and a private specialty chemical company where he served in accounting and mergers & acquisitions. Neal serves/has served in various roles for his community and church including Leadership Sandy Springs, Board Member for Dunwoody Homeowners Association, Finance Committee and Committee of 100 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity and project leader for Great Day of Service. In addition, he coached 10 years of travel softball.
Mr. Davies has served White Oak U.K. as Director of Sales since 2018, having previously held the same position at leading U.K.-based business finance providers, LDF Group since 2002. LDF Group, who were acquired by White Oak Global Advisors in July 2018, provided over £500 million in business funding to smaller U.K. businesses in 2017. Within this role, Mr. Davies has responsibility for the overall Sales function, alongside overseeing the development of new products and initiatives for revenue generation. Prior to this, Mr. Davies has held other senior sales management positions at LDF Group, primarily focused on sales origination.
Mr. Heeley has served White Oak U.K. as Director of Credit since 2018, having previously held the same position at leading U.K.-based business finance providers, LDF Group since 1999. LDF Group, who were acquired by White Oak Global Advisors in July 2018, provided over £500 million in business funding to smaller U.K. businesses in 2017. Within this role, Mr. Heeley has responsibility for the end-to-end credit function, including setting the Own Book lending policy, managing the own book lending portfolio and overseeing external funder relationships. Prior to this, Mr. Heeley has held other senior positions at LDF Group, primarily within the Credit Risk function. Mr. Heeley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Liverpool John Moores University.
Mr. Pereira serves White Oak as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager for White Oak ABL with primary responsibility for delivering the full suite of White Oak products to the Australasian client base. Prior to White Oak he was founder and Executive Chairman of Recon Finance Corporation, a specialist Asset Receivable finance company with specific focus on the Australian SME sector. Mr. Pereira has over 25 years of investment banking experience heading up capital market businesses for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Scotland in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and London. With a primary focus on leading a broad range of clients (including Telstra, BHP, Origin Energy, Woodside Petroleum, Qantas, CBA, Westpac and ANZ), he was successful in raising debt capital in different markets and environments. Mr. Pereira has been involved and responsible for successfully raising several billion dollars of debt for both Investment Grade and Sub Investment Grade companies via the traditional liquid and illiquid (private) capital markets. Mr. Pereira holds a B. S. in Neuroscience with honors from the University of Melbourne.
Mr. Brandano is a Vice President of Originations for White Oak Global Advisors, LLC, responsible for originating and executing new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Brandano served in a number of credit roles at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, assisting in the underwriting, syndication, and management of asset-based credit facilities to middle market companies. Mr. Brandano received a B.S. in Finance from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.
Mr. Papesch serves White Oak Global Advisors as a Senior Analyst on the Originations team. Mr. Papesch is responsible for supporting the Originations team with preliminary diligence and analysis on potential investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Papesch served as a Corporate Banking Associate at First National Bank of PA. Mr. Papesch graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.S. in Business Management and Finance.
Ms. Burke is a Senior Associate on the White Oak Investor Relations team. Prior to joining White Oak, she was a Research Analyst at a Swiss fund of funds in New York City focusing on various hedge fund strategies. Previously, she served as a Junior Manager at PR Consulting, a public relations firm. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Marzen is a Managing Director of Origination for White Oak and is responsible for originating and underwriting new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Mr. Marzen has nearly 20 years of experience in banking and commercial finance, as well as extensive experience in business operations and management evaluation. Prior to joining White Oak in 2014, he served as Senior Vice President (Loan Origination) with Wells Fargo Capital Finance. His previous experience included loan origination and underwriting at AloStar Business Credit, First Niagara Commercial Finance, Golub Capital, CapitalSource Finance, CIT Financial and Fleet Capital Corp., and he began his career as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche. A graduate of George Mason University, Mr. Marzen received his B.S. degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance. He is an active member of Opus Connect, the Commercial Finance Association, the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth, among others.
Angelina serves White Oak as a Compliance Analyst. Prior to joining White Oak, Angelina served as the Grade Change and Residence Deputy within the Office of the University Registrar at U.C. Davis. In this role she frequently analyzed new laws and new U.C. policies and regulations pertaining to residency and grade changes to keep the Office of the University Registrar compliant. She received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Chinese and her Paralegal Certification from U.C. Davis.
Mr. Goldsmith serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting, with primary responsibility for assessing the credit worthiness of wholesale and retail businesses. Previously Mr. Goldsmith served at Heller Financial, where he focused on underwriting credit for wholesale and retail accounts. Mr. Goldsmith received a B.S. in Finance from Northeastern Illinois University.
Ms. Watts is a Director on the White Oak Aviation team with primary responsibility for asset pricing and analysis, purchase underwritings and portfolio management. She has over 15 years of operating lessor experience with a broad background in transaction pricing and deal execution, aircraft deliveries, debt and ABS financings, fleet operations and contract management. Ms. Watts holds a M.B.A. in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and started her career as a public accountant with Deloitte in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Szafranski is a Vice President of Underwriting for White Oak, with primary responsibility for underwriting and servicing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Szafranski served as an Associate at Bank of Montreal in its Sponsored Finance Group, where he focused on structuring, executing, and managing debt investments in middle market companies owned by private equity sponsors. Prior to BMO, Mr. Szafranski began his career as an Associate at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Szafranski received a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Szteinberg serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Underwriting with a focus on client field examinations. Previously, he worked at GMAC Commercial Finance as the regional field examination manager. Mr. Szteinberg received a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College.
Mr. DeFazio serves White Oak as Treasurer and Head of Asset and Liability Management. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. DeFazio was with KKR & Co as a member of the firm’s Global Macro, Balance Sheet, and Risk team. Mr. DeFazio holds an M.S. from the University of San Francisco, a B.A. from Sonoma State University, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Ms. Novak serves White Oak as a Senior Vice President in Underwriting within the Healthcare Group. Prior to joining White Oak, she worked at Capital One and GE Capital for the last five years specializing in Healthcare Real Estate and also completed GE Capital’s two year rotational Risk Management Program. Ms. Novak received a B.A. in Management with concentrations in Finance and Mathematics from Boston College.
Mr. Acedo serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Originations. Prior to joining WOCF, he worked as a Capital Markets analyst at Wells Fargo Securities covering fixed income and credit derivatives products. He has also held similar roles at Raymond James Financial, Citibank, and LCG Advisors. Mr. Acedo graduated from the University of Tampa, receiving a B.S. in Economics and Finance as well as a Masters in both Finance and Accounting. He holds a Series 7 designation from FINRA.
Mr. Sharf serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Managing Director of ABL and Factoring, primarily responsible for underwriting, servicing and originating ABL and Factoring loans for WOCF’s North East region. Prior to joining WOCF, Mr. Sharf worked at Rosenthal Inc. as a Senior Vice President/Portfolio Manager. He has over 40 years of experience in the factoring and finance industry. Mr. Sharf received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Carbone serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Director of Originations, primarily responsible for underwriting new and existing WOCF portfolio loans. Prior to joining WOCF, he held various senior positions at First Capital LLC, GMAC Commercial Finance (Ally) and CIT Commercial Services in the ABL and Factoring space. Previously, he was an audit supervisor at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Carbone received an M.S. in Management Studies from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Mr. Odhav serves White Oak as an Analyst, Portfolio Management team, reporting to Kyle Landau. He previously worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Equity Research covering the alternative energy and clean tech sector. Mr. Odhav received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds Series 7, 63, 86, and 87 FINRA Certifications.
Mr. Gouskos serves White Oak as Managing Director of Originations, responsible for originating and underwriting new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Mr. Gouskos has over 20 years of relevant experience in commercial and corporate finance, including the start-up of an ABL and Leveraged Cash Flow platform which was grown to over US$600MM in outstandings, the repositioning of a middle market ABL platform, successfully developing a direct origination capability and as a Managing Director of a nationwide turnaround and restructuring firm, where he managed a primary contract with the FDIC to sell and/or liquidate the assets of failed bank subsidiaries. His other experience includes managing and growing a large wholesale mortgage origination platform as a Divisional President and capital markets experience with BA Securities in their asset securitization group. Gouskos started his career with GE Capital and Heller Financial where he held a number of positions including portfolio management, underwriting and workouts. Mr. Gouskos holds a B.B.S. in Accounting from Iowa State University with an emphasis in Finance and has also received his Series 7 and Series 63 certifications and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Chris is an active member of the CFA, TMA and ACG and is a former Board Member of the CFA’s Southeast Chapter.
Ms. Reintjes serves White Oak as a Vice President, Portfolio Management, with primary responsibility for managing and servicing White Oak’s private debt portfolio investments. She previously served PNC Financial Services Group, where she was a sales and trading analyst on the foreign exchange desk. Ms. Reintjes started her career in PNC’s credit training program focusing on institutional clients in the healthcare and public finance space. Ms. Reintjes received a B.A. in Economics from Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude.
Mr. Fuller serves White Oak as an Associate, Portfolio Management team, with primary responsibility for managing and servicing White Oak’s private debt portfolio investments. He previously served at Silicon Valley Bank providing valuation services to the technology and life science venture backed ecosystem. Mr. Fuller received a B.B.A. in Finance and Real Estate from The University of Georgia.
Mr. Montiel serves as Director of Underwriting for White Oak Commercial Finance with primary responsibility for originating and structuring ABL opportunities. Mr. Montiel has over 15 years of experience in underwriting, risk management, audit, and originations. Previously he managed cross-border trade finance facilities with financial institutions and exporters in Latin America for CIT Commercial Services. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Queens University of Charlotte and is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Mr. Hyams serves White Oak as a Managing Director of White Oak Healthcare Finance, with primary responsibility for underwriting and portfolio management. Mr. Hyams is an experienced finance professional dealing exclusively with the healthcare industry for over 24 years. He previously served as a co-founder of Healthcare Finance Group (“HFG”) in 2000, assuming the role of Chief Credit Officer, while also serving as a member of the Board of Directors. The company grew substantially over the next 13 years, reaching total lending commitments of nearly a billion dollars while maintaining a record of no credit losses. At HFG, Mr. Hyams was responsible for all facets of both asset based and cash flow loans, including direct management of all workouts and bankruptcies. He managed both the portfolio management and due diligence groups and also played a key role in the development of the proprietary healthcare receivable tracking system used to manage client loans at HFG. Prior to HFG, Mr. Hyams held due diligence and account management roles at CIT’s Factoring Group and completed the formal bank credit training program at Manufacturers Hanover Trust. Mr. Hyams also served as a vice president at Daiwa Securities America and was instrumental in helping to build that firm’s healthcare finance business. Mr. Hyams holds a B.S. from State University of New York at Binghamton.
Prior to joining White Oak MOB REIT as President and Chief Investment Officer, Dr. Lynn was Chairman, CEO and founder of Everest Healthcare Properties, LLC where managed the overall firm’s activities including investment strategy, sourcing, research, acquisitions, underwriting, equity and debt financing, portfolio management, leasing, repositioning/value-add activities and financial reporting. He built the AUM to $300 million on institutional quality medical buildings in eleven states, achieved well-above benchmark returns and sold the firm to a major multinational public corporation. Prior to founding Everest, Lynn was Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Strategist and Chief Economist at Cole Investments, CCPT III, Cole Net Lease REIT II, Cole Net Lease III and Cole Office & Industrial REIT. He managed the firm’s $12 billion dollar investments including acquisitions and portfolio management. Dr. Lynn was a Partner and Managing Director at ING Clarion Partners, where he was Head of Investment Strategy and Research, leading the firm’s strategic and tactical investment decisions. He advised on the Lion Properties Fund, the Lion Industrial Trust, Gables REIT, The Lion Development Fund, and separate accounts. He served on the Investment Committee, Operating Committee and the Global Asset Allocation Committee. ING Clarion became a top-quartile performer under Dr. Lynn’s leadership. Prior to ING Clarion, Lynn was Head of Strategy for AIG Global Real Estate, where he led real estate investment strategy around the world. He ran multifamily development for AvalonBay in Northern California, where he developed multifamily apartment communities. He was Head of Regional Investments for the Keppel Corporation where he acquired, developed and managed multi-family housing, office buildings, medical buildings, mixed-use and retail in Asia and the U.K. Dr. Lynn was a national development manager with the Target Corporation, developing retail around the US, responsible for all phases of development and achieving numerous company awards for excellence. Dr. Lynn was a Professor of Professional Practice at the WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, awarded the Counselor of Real Estate designation, named Sloan Fellow by the MIT Sloan School of Business, named a Homer Hoyt Fellow, and a recipient of many awards including, most recently, “Best Equity Deal of 2019” awarded by Real Estate Finance and Investment. He is the author of six highly-acclaimed investment and real estate books used by the industry and universities around the world, and numerous articles. He was the former editor of Real Estate Issues.
Dr. Lynn is also known for sharing his macroeconomic and real estate insights at investment industry events and in the media. He has provided commentary for prominent financial news outlets, most notably The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fortune, TheStreet, GlobeStreet, and National Real Estate Investor
Dr. Lynn holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Financial Economics, with Distinction, from the London School of Economics, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sloan Fellow, from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, a Master of Art in Urban Planning and Real Estate from Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Menon serves as Managing Director for White Oak Trade Finance with primary responsibility for structuring and origination. Prior to White Oak Trade Finance, Mr. Menon established trade finance platforms for family offices and private investors. Mr. Menon also served as a Director within Credit Suisse’ Strategic Transactions Group, a proprietary fixed income trading arm of the bank that deployed over $5 billion of capital, Associate with HSBC’s Asset & Structured Finance Group and Analyst for HSBC’s Corporate Finance & Advisory Team. Mr. Menon received a BA (hons) Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and a BA Computer Science (Tripos), University of Cambridge.
Mr. Norman serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Director of Underwriting in ABL and Factoring, primarily responsible for underwriting new and existing WOCF portfolio loans. Mr. Norman has over 15 years of experience in the commercial lending space. Previously, he worked for over a decade as an owner-operator of staffing companies. Mr. Norman has an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. from California State University-Northridge.
Ms. Koegel serves White Oak as an Assistant Vice President specializing in healthcare real estate underwriting. Prior to joining White Oak, she worked at Quantitative Risk Management as a financial risk management consultant. Ms. Koegel received a BBA in Finance and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, and she is currently completing her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mr. Cook serves White Oak Business Capital as an Account Executive with primary responsibility to manage the portfolio of factoring and asset based lending relationships. Previously, Mr. Cook served M&T Bank performing credit portfolio management and commercial credit line underwriting for the Investment Credit Committee counterparty portfolio. Mr. Cook holds a B.A. in Economics and Minor in Statistics from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Rosenblum serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Originations where he is responsible for underwriting, servicing and originating ABL and Factoring opportunities. Prior to joining WOCF, he worked as an Account Executive at both Hana Financial and Versant Funding, where his responsibilities included underwriting and servicing new and existing portfolio loans. Mr. Rosenblum graduated from the University of Maryland, receiving a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Mr. Urman serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Risk Management, with primary responsibility for servicing and managing portfolio account risk. Mr. Urman has over 20 years of experience in ABL finance having previously serves as an Auditor, Deal Administrator, and Senior Collateral Analyst at CIT and prior to that as a Senior Collateral Analyst at Wells Fargo Business Credit. He holds an A.S. in Accounting from Kingsborough College and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Ukraine’s Civil Engineering College.
Mr. Zwerman serves as Director of Originations for White Oak Commercial Finance with primary responsibility for originating and structuring ABL opportunities. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Zwerman worked to structure middle market transactions for MB Financial Bank. With more than 20 years of experience in commercial finance, his previous experience includes sourcing, underwriting and account management of ABL transactions for Wells Fargo Bank, PNC Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the State University of New York,Albany.
Mr. Nadler serves as Director of Originations for White Oak Commercial Finance with primary responsibility for originating and structuring ABL opportunities. He joined White Oak from Veritas Financial Partners where he sourced senior secured credit facilities and term loans for middle market companies across a variety of industries. Previously, he founded Envision Properties, a real estate development and finance firm as well as was an Executive Director at Sitex Realty Partners where he oversaw industrial property acquisitions. Mr. Nadler holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Mr. Clark serves White Oak Commercial Finance as Managing Director of ABL and Factoring, primarily responsible for underwriting, servicing and originating ABL and Factoring loans for WOCF’s West Coast region. Mr. Clark joined the company in 2004, having held roles in underwriting and operations in ABL and Factoring. Previously, he worked in commercial finance at Heller Financial, Inc., Finova Capital Corp., SunTrust Banks, Inc. and GMAC Commercial Credit, LLC. Mr. Clark has an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Business Finance from California State University at Long Beach. He remains active in industry trade groups including The Commercial Finance Conference of California, The Professional Club and The Pacific Business Resource Group.
Mr. Schwartz serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting in ABL and Factoring, responsible for underwriting and servicing WOCF ABL portfolio loans. He has over 20 years of experience in the commercial finance industry having held positions in business development, underwriting, portfolio management and special assets. Prior to joining WOCF, Mr. Schwartz served a Belgian bank providing asset based loans to the U.S. diamond and jewelry industry. He has also worked for GMAC Commercial Finance, BNY Financial Corp. and Congress Financial Corp. in both factoring and asset based lending capacities. Mr. Schwartz is the President of the Commercial Finance League, past President and current Board member of the 475 Esquire Toppers business networking group and an active member of the Commercial Finance Association. Mr. Schwartz holds a B.A. from Vassar College where he majored in Political Science and minored in Economics.
Mr. Stilson serves White Oak as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of White Oak’s cash management desk. He previously served as head of cash management at Pacific Growth Equities LLC and at Hambrecht & Quist LLC, and managed fixed income portfolios at JPMorgan Institutional Investments, Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Institutional Fixed Income Group; he began his career on the sell side with Dean Witter Reynolds, LLC. Mr. Stilson holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as Series 7, 53 and 63 designations from FINRA.
Ms. Vuong joins White Oak Global Advisors, LLC as a Senior Associate within Underwriting. Ms. Vuong previously worked as an Analyst for Oak Hill Advisors. She previously held roles at KAUST Investment Management Company and Dodge & Cox. She earned her MBA from the Yale School of Management and her B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Finance and Statistics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schapiro is a Senior Associate of Underwriting for White Oak ABL with primary responsibility for underwriting and servicing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Schapiro served at Hamilton Lane, where he focused on the evaluation and due diligence of direct credit investment opportunities on behalf of the firm’s SMAs and dedicated commingled vehicles. Mr. Schapiro began his career at Citigroup Global Markets. He received a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Mr. Gram serves White Oak as an Associate on the Portfolio Management team. He previously worked at Barclays as a Credit Research Analyst in New York, covering the High Yield Technology and Telecommunications sectors. Mr. Gram received his B.S. from the University of Oregon, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with the top departmental honor in Finance. He holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA certifications.
Mr. Yates serves the White Oak ABL team as an Associate. Previously, he served as a strategic consultant at General Electric, working across various industries in more than a dozen countries. His prior experience includes work in Sales & Trading at Wells Fargo. Mr. Yates received a B.S in Finance from Wake Forest University.
Mr. Felton serves White Oak U.K. as Head of Corporate Development, responsible for the structuring and execution of complex asset based lending transactions across the U.K. and Europe. Mr. Felton is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales. Prior to joining White Oak Mr. Felton acted as a financial services specialist for over six years at KPMG U.K. in roles across Corporate Finance M&A, Deal Advisory and Audit.
Mr. Putt serves as Vice President for White Oak Healthcare Finance. Mr. Putt’s primary roles include lead underwriter for the group’s ABL vertical, as well as overseeing the group’s project management, collateral management and portfolio analytics/reporting responsibilities. Mr. Putt brings over 20 years of qualitative and quantitative healthcare experience, including multiple senior roles in workout and restructuring, portfolio management and audit with Capital One Healthcare and GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services. Mr. Putt received an M.B.A. and M.S. in Healthcare Administration from University of Maryland University College and a B.A. in Finance/Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jeff Erhardt serves White Oak as Chief Investment Officer of White Oak Healthcare REIT 1, LLC, which is focused on investments in senior housing and skilled nursing facilities. He was previously a Co-Founder and Managing Director at Capital Healthcare Investments, LLC, an investment company focused on acquiring a portfolio of seniors housing and skilled nursing assets under NNN lease and JV structures. He successfully grew the Capital Healthcare portfolio to ~$300MM in assets over a two year period. Prior to that he was Managing Director at GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services where he primarily led the healthcare real estate equity business consisting of a $2.5B portfolio of healthcare real estate assets. Mr. Erhardt has over 17 years of healthcare investment experience.
Mr. Jeffrey Habicht serves White Oak as Director of Underwriting. He previously served Origami Capital Partners, Neuberger Berman Group’s Distressed Debt Team, and Piper Jaffray & Co. in its Healthcare Investment Banking Division. Mr. Habicht received a B.B.A. with distinction in Finance, Investments and Banking from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Livi serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Senior Analyst. He assists in the process of underwriting deals and portfolio management. Mr. Livi received his B.A in Finance from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University.
John Brussard serves White Oak as an Assistant Vice President of White Oak Healthcare REIT, with primary responsibilities of sourcing and underwriting investment opportunities in the seniors housing real estate market. Previously, he was a member of the Capital Healthcare Investments, LLC (“CHI”) group that acquired and managed a $300MM portfolio of assets at the time of sale of CHI’s parent company, a publicly traded REIT. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a Certified Public Accountant. John graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a B.S., concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Brussard is a CFA charterholder.
John Merille serves as Director of Originations for White Oak Commercial Finance. Mr. Merille has more than 30 years of experience providing small and middle market companies with solutions to promote growth and improve cash flow. He began his finance career with Bankers Trust in New York in 1985, moving to the West Coast in 1990 to work for Bank of New York. Prior to joining White Oak in 2018, he led a team of specialists as a senior relationship manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. John is also active in the community. He has volunteered as a coach and referee for the American Youth Soccer Organization since 2010.
Mr. Setiabrata serves White Oak as Manager, Investor Relations, with primary responsibility for investor servicing, public relations and marketing. He previously served as a Fixed Income Analyst at J.P. Morgan, where he was a member of the client portfolio management team. Mr. Setiabrata holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University, where he graduated with Honors.
Mr. Sforza serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Managing Director of Risk Management where he oversees the national credit and collection departments while upholding the corporate credit policy. Prior to joining WOCF, he was the Director of Credit at Merchant Factors Corp. During his 30 years in the factoring and finance industry, Mr. Sforza has also handled debtor credit risk at GE Commercial Services and HSBC. Mr. Sforza attended Baruch College. He is the past chairman and president of the Progressive Credit Club.
Mr. Silipigni serves WOCF as a Director of Originations, with a primary responsibility for originating ABL and factoring opportunities. He has been with the company since 1995 in client management and originations for both factoring and ABL transactions. Previously, he worked for CIT Commercial Services and Barclays American Commercial in their factoring divisions as a credit officer. Mr. Silipigni attended Penn State University.
Joshua serves White Oak as an Associate in Portfolio Management. Prior to joining White Oak, he worked at Spray Rock Capital evaluating equity and distressed credit transactions. Previously, he worked in sell side equity research and performed oil and gas property transactions. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Duke University and bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from SMU.
Mr. Gould is a Managing Principal for White Oak Healthcare Partners, LLC, with primary responsibility for building White Oak’s new HUD platform to provide government-insured permanent financing for the seniors housing and long term care sectors. He joined White Oak in 2020 and brings 15+ years of experience in building a sector-leading HUD lending platform at his previous employer. He played a key role in driving HUD originations resulting in industry-leading volume in the program over a 10-year period, overseeing the development and expansion of the Northeastern U.S. region. Mr. Gould received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He holds Series 7, 24, 50, and 63 licenses.
Mr. Berry serves White Oak as a Vice President, Portfolio Management, with primary responsibility for managing and servicing White Oak’s private debt investments. He also serves as a board member of DemKota Ranch Beef. Previously, Mr. Berry worked at Asenti Diligence Partners, a national consulting firm focused on providing quality of earnings reports to private equity firms, mezzanine debt providers, and cash flow lenders in North America and Europe. Mr. Berry received a B.S. in Accounting, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Dayton. Mr. Berry has passed the Uniform CPA Examination and is currently a Certified Public Accountant. He also serves as a Board Member and Treasurer of the Northern California Commercial Finance Association (CFA).
Mr. Trujillo serves White Oak as a Senior Vice President specializing in healthcare real estate underwriting. He previously served Capital One Healthcare and GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services in similar capacities. Mr. Trujillo received a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Mr. Landau serves White Oak as a Vice President, Portfolio Management, with primary responsibility of overseeing the team managing White Oak’s private debt portfolio investments and reporting to the Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining White Oak in 2015, Kyle was at U.S Capital Advisors, LLC, where he covered public equities in the exploration and production industry as a sell-side research analyst. Mr. Landau started his career at Phillips 66 after he received a B.S. in Finance, Accounting, and Marketing from Kansas State University.
Ms. Franklin serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Underwriting in ABL and Factoring with a primary responsibility underwriting and servicing WOCF portfolio loans. Previously, she worked at GMAC Commercial Finance as a Team Leader in Client Accounting. Ms. Franklin received a B.S. in Finance from Seton Hall University.
Ms. McLaughlan serves White Oak Global Advisors as Manager, Investor Relations. She has over 20 years of investment experience working with all types of institutional investors. At Wilshire Consulting, she served as the RFP Coordinator in the firm’s business development and marketing efforts. Prior to Wilshire, Ms. McLaughlan worked at Pathway Capital Management for over 10 years, in various marketing and business development roles. She also worked at Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association in its investment office, overseeing LACERA’s private equity portfolio. Ms. McLaughlan received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.
MJ Bhuller serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Underwriting Senior Associate. Mr. Bhuller focuses on underwriting new credit investment opportunities across capital structure within all sectors of Healthcare as well as portfolio management of existing assets. He previously worked as an Associate at J.P. Morgan in Healthcare Investment Banking coverage where he worked on M&A, equity and debt transactions. Prior to that, he was a Management Consultant at Accenture within its Strategy practice. He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and B.S. in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine.
Mr. Efron serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Managing Director of Portfolio Management focused on the Northeast region. He brings 20 years of commercial banking experience to the firm and previously served as Partner and SVP at Milberg Factors for 10 years. Mr. Efron has notable experience in textiles, apparel, and furniture industries in NY and North Carolina, as well as in Mexico. He holds his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and his MBA from Stanford University.
Michael joins White Oak Global Advisors as a Credit Analyst on the Portfolio Management team. He previously worked at Comerica Bank as a Credit Analyst, underwriting leveraged and syndicated loans for the Middle Market and Environmental Services groups. Mr. Boezio received his B.S. from Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration. He holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA Certifications and passed Level III of the CFA Exam in June 2018.
Michael Treiber serves White Oak as Managing Director, White Oak Healthcare Finance, with primary responsibility for sourcing and underwriting seniors housing and skilled nursing investments for White Oak Healthcare REIT, LLC. He was previously a Co-Founder at Capital Healthcare Investments, LLC where he helped build a $300 million portfolio of owned NNN-Lease and Joint Venture Healthcare Real Estate assets over the span of 2 years. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital, where he underwrote and managed equity and debt healthcare investments for over a decade. Mr. Treiber has over 18 years of healthcare real estate investment experience. Mr. Treiber holds an B.B.A from James Madison University and an M.B.A from Georgetown University.
Mr. Beckett serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Vice President with primary responsibility for underwriting and portfolio management. Mr. Beckett has over 18 years of experience in originating, underwriting and managing middle market debt and equity investments. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Beckett served as a Director at The Gladstone Companies and as an analyst in the Sponsorship and Underwriting group at MCG Capital Corporation. Mr. Beckett received an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University. Mr. Beckett is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Burke is a Director within White Oak’s Complex Credit Group, overseeing the fund’s more tactical credit investments. He previously held roles at both Ares Management and Medley Management, where he focused on credit investing and restructuring. Mr. Burke received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Richmond.
Mr. Won serves as a Managing Director of White Oak Healthcare Finance with primary responsibility for new originations across all healthcare subsectors. Mr. Won has over 15 years of experience in investment banking and leverage finance primarily within the healthcare industry and has originated, structured and executed over $30 billion in debt financing proceeds during his career. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Won served as a Sponsor Coverage Banker at Cantor Fitzgerald, as a Senior Originator in High Yield Capital Markets at Societe Generale and various positions in the Leverage Finance Group at Jefferies. Mr. Won received an M.B.A. and B.S. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mr. Tsung serves White Oak Health Care Finance as an Associate based in the Chicago office. Nathan previously worked for Capital One, specializing in healthcare real estate. Nathan earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Michigan in 2016.
Ms. Whiteman-St. Louis serves White Oak Business Capital as an Account Executive with 16 years of experience in secured lending. Previously, Ms. Whiteman-St. Louis served as a portfolio manager in commercial banking, underwriting and managing core commercial, technology, government contracting, and not-for-profit client relationships. Ms. Whiteman-St. Louis holds a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.A. in Economics from Howard University. Ms. Whiteman-St. Louis also holds a Credit Risk Certification with the Risk Management Association (RMA) in 2015.
Mr. Islam is a Senior Associate of Underwriting at White Oak. Previously, he served as an Investment Banking Analyst at Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. Mr. Islam received a B.A. in Political Economics, and a certificate in Markets and Management Studies from Duke University in 2016. He holds the Series 62, 63 and 79.
Mr. Stevenson serves White Oak Global Advisors, LLC as a Credit Analyst on the Portfolio Management Team. Prior to joining White Oak, Oscar worked at KPMG as an Assurance Associate. Oscar graduated from the University of Oregon, Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Business.
Paul Nevala serves White Oak as Managing Director, White Oak Healthcare Finance, with primary responsibility for sourcing and underwriting seniors housing and skilled nursing investments for White Oak Healthcare REIT, LLC. He was previously a Co-Founder at Capital Healthcare Investments, LLC, where he helped build a $300 million portfolio of owned triple-net lease and joint venture healthcare real estate assets over the span of 2 years. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at GE Capital. As a member of the Investment Research Group at GE Capital, Paul covered the long term care sector and provided insight and outlook on reimbursement, regulatory, and other issues affecting debt and equity transactions in the sector. Paul began his career as a nursing facility administrator with National HealthCare Corporation and has over 20 years of healthcare experience. Mr. Nevala holds a BBA in Long Term Care Administration and Accounting from Southern College and a MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Zone serves White Oak as a Director of White Oak Healthcare Finance with primary responsibility for new originations across specialized healthcare subsectors. Mr. Zone has over 18 years of experience in corporate finance, including 12 years focused exclusively in healthcare lending. Mr. Zone has held a broad range of roles where he has developed deep expertise in the origination, structuring, underwriting, and management of various loan products across the capital structure. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Zone served as a Senior Vice President in healthcare leveraged finance at GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services, and as a Senior Investment Analyst in the corporate finance group at John Hancock Financial Services. Mr. Zone received an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Penn State University.
Mr. Neal is a Director of Underwriting for White Oak ABL with primary responsibility for underwriting and servicing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. He previously served at Lampert Debt Advisors, a boutique investment bank where he focused on evaluating, structuring and executing middle market debt financing transactions and began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Neal received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from Kansas State University.
Mr. Chabbewal is a Vice President of Underwriting for White Oak and is responsible for assisting in the underwriting and servicing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. Mr. Chabbewal joined White Oak in August of 2012. Previously, he was an Investment Banking Analyst at Moelis & Company, where he focused on executing M&A, equity and debt transactions across a variety of sectors. Mr. Chabbewal received his B.S. in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University of Bloomington.
Mr. Lampack joins White Oak Healthcare Finance as Senior Vice President of Operations and Accounting based in the New York office. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Lampack was a founding member of EverBank Business Credit and its predecessor entity HVB Capital Credit, responsible for all finance, operations, loan support and administrative functions. Mr. Lampack previously held similar roles with several specialty industry groups of Wells Fargo Capital Finance and was the Product Controller/CFP for Wachovia Capital Finance/Congress Financial. Mr. Lampack has held various front and back office positions in the commercial finance industry with A.J. Armstrong, Security Pacific Business Credit, Heller Financial and FINOVA Capital. Rick has an M.B.A. in Finance from Pace University in New York and his undergraduate business degree from Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Richard McMahon serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as Assistant Vice President with primary responsibility for underwriting and portfolio management of Cash Flow and ABL transactions. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. McMahon served as Vice President in the Healthcare Finance division of Wells Fargo Capital Finance, where he was responsible for underwriting and originating senior secured debt opportunities across multiple healthcare subsectors. He previously worked at PNC Financial Services Group where he also completed a rotational leadership program. Mr. McMahon received a B.A. in Economics from George Mason University.
Mr. Petrucci serves White Oak Equipment Finance as Managing Director. He has approximately 30 years of experience in equipment leasing and the leveraged finance credit space. He was part of Heller Financial’s equipment finance group until GE Capital’s acquisition of Heller in 2001. He was part of a team which started RBS Asset Finance in 2002 and then part of a team which started NXT Capital’s equipment finance business in 2013.He was also a credit officer in the technology vendor finance business at Bank of the West and began his career at bank in Miami in 1989 where he focused on investments in and restructuring of high yield corporate bonds and broadly syndicated loans. Mr. Petrucci earned his M.B.A. from Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.
Mr. Friedman serves as a Portfolio Manager and Operations Specialist for White Oak’s Fixed Income Group. He previously served on the sell side for Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan Chase in market segments including High Yield, Muni and Corporate debt and well as Alternative Investments and SMAs. Mr. Friedman received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley as well as an M.B.A. with a Finance emphasis from San Francisco State University.
Mr. Baxter is an Associate within Underwriting at White Oak. Previously, he served as an Analyst at Mizuho Bank and at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Baxter received a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Southern California in 2016. He holds the Series 63 and 79.
Mr. Buck serves White Oak as Managing Director of Underwriting, with primary responsibility for underwriting new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt fund. Mr. Buck has nearly 30 years of credit, investment management, special situations investing, and private lending experience. Previously, Mr. Buck was a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Corsair Partners, LLC, a manager of several special situations and direct lending funds. He also served as a Vice President in Chase Manhattan Banks middle market leveraged lending group and its corporate loan restructuring department. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Mr. Shohat serves as an Associate for White Oak Trade Finance and is responsible for assisting in the underwriting, execution and servicing of portfolio investments. Prior to White Oak Trade Finance, Mr. Shohat served as a research analyst for BlackRock in their Securities Lending Trading team, where he was responsible for providing analytical support and driving research initiatives within electronic trading. Mr. Shohat received a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Tufts University.
Mr. Tieken is a Director of Acquisitions and Underwriting for White Oak MOB REIT, with primary responsibilities for sourcing and underwriting new medical office investments. He joined White Oak MOB REIT in August 2020. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Tieken served as a Director, Asset Management for City Office REIT (NYSE: CIO) managing their Arizona properties. As Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Asset Management at Everest Healthcare Properties, he was one of the founding members of the firm who built a portfolio of $250mm of medical office properties across the United States with various capital partners, proving sourcing, market research, underwriting, due diligence, financing, closing, and asset management services. Mr. Tieken has also worked in various roles with Healthcare Trust of America (NYSE: HTA), Cole Real Estate Investments (now NYSE: VER), Thomson Reuters, and Ernst & Young. He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, graduating summa cum laude; he also holds two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Finance and one in Accountancy, from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business.
Mr. Power serves White Oak Commercial Finance as an Underwriting Associate. He previously served at Berkeley Research Group as a summer associate in the Valuation group. Mr. Power received B.B.A. from the University of Miami, majoring in Economics with dual minors in Finance and International Business.
Mr. Armstrong serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Senior Associate of Portfolio Analysis and Reporting. His primary duties include gathering, consolidating and analyzing portfolio data for use by Portfolio Management and Underwriting team members. Additional responsibilities include working with the Healthcare IT team to drive data consistency, digitize reporting tools, expand upon management dashboards and develop predictive analytics to mitigate credit risks. Prior to joining White Oak, he worked as a Senior Finance Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Finance Planning and Analysis organization with a focus on executive reporting and analytics. His previous roles include Assistant Controller at Rockwell Collins and Director of Finance and Operations at CACI. Mr. Armstrong received a B.S in Finance from Marymount University.
Mr. Hickey serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Vice President. He previously helped establish a Sponsor Healthcare vertical at Webster Bank. Prior to that, he worked at Antares Capital L.P. and GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services providing debt financing and investing equity in leveraged buyout transactions. Mr. Hickey received a B.A. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Economics and Romance Languages.
Shernel Jean-Pierre serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Senior Analyst in Credit Services with primary responsibility for assessing the credit worthiness of wholesale and retail businesses. Ms. Jean-Pierre received a B.S in Business Administration and Marketing from Long Island University, where she graduated with honors.
Ms. Marville serves White Oak Commercial Finance as an analyst of Risk Management, with primary responsibility for servicing and managing portfolio account risk. Prior to joining WOCF, she was a senior loan operations analyst at Bank Leumi. Ms. Marville has previously worked as a collateral and credit analyst at Healthcare Finance Group (HFG), Webster Bank, and the CIT Group. She holds an A.S. in Business Administration from Medgar Evers College.
Mr. Hui serves White Oak Global Advisors, LLC as a Senior Associate on the Underwriting Team. Prior to joining White Oak, Spencer was an Associate at THL Credit, the credit affiliate of Thomas H. Lee Partners. As a member of the investment team, Spencer was responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities, executing transitions and managing portfolio investments. Prior to THL Credit, Spencer worked at Colony Capital and Credit Suisse specializing in debt and equity transactions covering a variety of sectors. Spencer earned his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Film, Television and Digital Media from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Redlich serves White Oak as Vice President, White Oak Healthcare Finance. He previously served at CNH Finance, Midcap Financial, Novogradac & Company and Ernst & Young. Mr. Redlich’s expertise is in underwriting senior secured loans across multiple industries. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dumont serves White Oak Credit Services as Chief Technology Officer primarily focused on developing and managing technologies for both WOCF clients and staff. He has spent the last 25 years in technology management across various industries including government, retail and financial services. Mr. Dumont received several professional certifications in multiple disciplines such as from Microsoft, AT&T, VMware.
Mr. Han serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting, primarily responsible for underwriting and servicing new and existing portfolio loans. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Han served as Assistant Vice President and Account Executive at Finance One focusing on commercial loans for small and middle-market enterprises. He received a B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Derenze serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Senior Analyst in credit services with primary responsibility for assessing the credit worthiness of wholesale and retail businesses. Ms. Derenze has been with the company for almost 20 years, and has held numerous positions within credit services. Ms. Derenze received an A.S. in Finance from LaGuardia College.
Ms. Chan serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Vice President of Underwriting in ABL and Factoring with primary responsibility managing Trade Finance transactions and servicing WOCF portfolio clients. Ms. Chan has over ten years of experience in trade finance and underwriting services. She is fluent in both English and Cantonese. Ms. Chan holds a B.B.A in Finance from Baruch College.
Mr. Affolter has over 20 years of debt and equity investment experience in a variety of roles. Prior to White Oak, Tom spent time at Goldman Sachs’ Specialty Lending Group in Chicago. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Affolter was a partner at Victory Park Capital Advisors, and has served in various positions at CIT and GE Capital (separately via GE’s acquisitions of both Antares Capital and Heller Financial). Over his career, Tom has focused on middle market secured lending opportunities for leveraged buyouts, refinancings, recapitalizations and turnarounds in both private equity sponsored and non-sponsored transactions. Tom has a BS in Accounting from Marquette University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Case serves as a Director of White Oak Healthcare Finance with primary responsibility for new originations across a variety of healthcare subsectors. Mr. Case has over 13 years of experience within healthcare leveraged finance, including roles in sponsor coverage, loan originations, and underwriting and has mostly focused on corporate finance and sponsor transactions. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Case was a member of the healthcare teams at CIT Group and Citizens Financial Group. Mr. Case received a B.S in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Mr. Biggs joins White Oak Global Advisors as an Associate on the Portfolio Management team. Mr. Biggs joined White Oak from Square 1 Bank, where he was responsible for underwriting and monitoring a portfolio of venture-backed technology companies. Mr. Biggs received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Biggs is a 2019 Level II CFA candidate.
Ms. Shih serves as an Assistant Vice President for White Oak Trade Finance and is responsible for assisting in the underwriting, execution and monitoring of portfolio investments. Prior to White Oak Trade Finance, Ms. Shih served as a Senior Analyst for Prudential Private Capital, where she helped originate, execute, and manage privately placed debt, mezzanine, and equity investments in the Western United States. Ms. Shih received a B.A in Public Health and B.S in Business Administration from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Ms. Ma joins White Oak Global Advisors, LLC as a Senior Associate on the Marketing Team. Prior to joining White Oak, Waihan was with Menlo Equities (a Silicon Valley Based PERE Fund) where she was responsible for fundraising and general LP engagement. She began her career at Preqin, where she fostered relationships with clients in the private capital space. She holds a MSc in Finance from Villanova University and a BSBA in Finance with minors in Chinese Language and Agricultural & Natural Resource Law from the University of Florida.
Mr. Shi joins White Oak Health Care Finance as an Associate in the Cash Flow group. His primary responsibilities consist of supporting senior management in underwriting, credit analysis, and deal execution for new and portfolio clients. Prior to joining White Oak, Wesley worked at Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank in the Loan Origination, Syndication and Ratings Advisory group as an Analyst, in addition to PNC Bank in the Corporate Banking division as an Associate. Mr. Shi received his BSBA in Finance and Business Information Systems, with a minor in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Reagan serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Managing Director of Underwriting in Lender Finance. He is responsible for underwriting, sourcing, structuring, and managing lender finance and ABL transactions. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Reagan held multiple commercial banking and investment management roles. He has over 15 years of experience in credit and investments, most recently as an Investment Manager for a boutique advisory firm in the Atlanta area and prior to that as an SVP and Regional Credit Officer with State Bank and Trust Company. During his career, he has held positions in Originations, Portfolio Management, Underwriting and Credit Management. Mr. Reagan has extensive experience with deep involvement in underwriting and investing in lender finance transactions, structured credit, corporate credit and ABS. He is a CFA charterholder and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia.
Mr. Eng serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting, with primary responsibility for assessing the credit worthiness of wholesale and retail businesses. He has been with the company and its predecessors for over a decade, having held numerous positons in Credit Services. Previously Mr. Eng worked in factoring and commercial finance for Bank of New York, Republic Factors and Bank of America Commercial Corporation.
Mr. Ezzo serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Originations in ABL and Factoring. He has in excess of 40 years of diversified experience in secured lending and commercial credit including 23 years with CIT. Mr. Ezzo received a B.A. from Queens College and an M.B.A. from Bernard Baruch College.
Mr. Coyle serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting, with primary responsibility for assessing the credit worthiness of wholesale and retail businesses. Prior to joining White Oak, he served at Liz Claiborne Inc. in the credit department as a Senior Credit Analyst. Mr. Coyle received a B.S. from St. Thomas Aquinas College.
Mr. Xu serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Senior Analyst. His primary responsibilities include supporting senior team members in both monitoring portfolio loans and underwriting new transactions. Prior to joining full time, Mr. Xu interned with White Oak Healthcare Finance in 2019. Mr. Xu received a B.S. in Statistics and B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Shamim serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Associate. His primary responsibilities consist of underwriting, credit analysis, and deal execution of transactions across various healthcare subsectors. Prior to White Oak, Zain worked at Morgan Stanley as an Analyst, responsible for profit-and-loss analysis of the firm’s interest rate derivatives trading desks. Zain received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from the University of Maryland.