WHO WE ARE
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. Goodwin serves White Oak as the Chief Compliance Officer. He has nearly 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance, risk management and private fund administration. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Goodwin was a Partner at regulatory compliance consulting firm and fund administrator; Greyline Partners. Mr. Goodwin was the fifth employee at Greyline and led Greyline’s West Coast Division until its ultimate sale in 2022 to an international strategic acquirer; IQEQ. Prior to Greyline, Mr. Goodwin was the Managing Director, Head of Compliance at Blue River Partners which was also subsequently purchased by IQEQ. While at Blue River, Mr. Goodwin managed a team of 30 consultants providing regulatory compliance services to investment advisers of private debt funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, business development companies and mutual funds. Prior to Blue River, Mr. Goodwin spent six years at TPG Capital, a private fund manager with more than $75 billion in assets under management. At TPG, Mr. Goodwin served as Director, Risk Management as well as a Senior Compliance Specialist. Mr. Goodwin was responsible for Sarbanes Oxley compliance in preparation for TPG’s public listing as well as regulatory compliance for TPG’s private debt funds, hedge fund, business development company and broker dealer. Prior to TPG, Mr. Goodwin held various compliance positions at UBS Wealth Management including Chief Compliance Officer to UBS’ unit investment trust business. While at UBS, Mr. Goodwin provided compliance support to UBS’ investment advisory businesses including the separately managed account and proprietary advisory account platforms.
Ms. Hannett serves White Oak as the Chief Financial Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in strategy, business analysis, treasury, finance and operations. Prior to joining White Oak, Ms. Hannett served as Chief Financial Officer at Melody Capital Partners, where she oversaw tax structuring, accounting, liquidity management, financial planning and asset servicing of the firm’s private equity and hybrid structure funds with direct lending and secondary trading strategies, as well as, private equity funds invested in telecommunications infrastructure. She was a member of the Management Committee and the Valuation Committee of the firm. While at Melody, Ms. Hannett also served as Chief Financial Officer at Melodeon Capital Partners, a related adviser managing private equity funds in pre-settlement litigation. Prior to Melody, Ms. Hannett served as Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer at Starwood Capital Group, a real estate investment firm, and as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Plainfield Asset Management, an investment manager of special situations and direct lending funds. Her previous experience also includes serving in various finance and operating positions at large public and private corporations. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Mr. Ressa serves White Oak Credit Services as Chief Financial Manager. He has over 28 years of experience in audit, accounting, treasury and finance working at commercial and consumer finance companies and a big four public accounting firm. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Ressa served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Synchrony, a $82 billion publicly traded consumer finance company (NYSE: SYF) and largest private label credit card provider in the U.S. Prior to Synchrony, he held several senior finance positions at GE Capital, most recently serving as CFO of GE Fleet Services, then the largest North American lessor and servicer of car and light fleet trucks. Mr. Ressa holds a M.B.A in Finance from Fordham University and a B.B.A in Accounting from Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed CPA.
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. Ahrens serves White Oak as Managing Director of Client Solutions, 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. Linnan is a Managing Director of Client Solutions. He was previously a Managing Partner of Innis Advisors, a CT-based firm he founded to provide advisory and capital raising services for private investment managers. Mr. Linnan received his B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Ms. Schallock serves White Oak as Managing Director of Client Solutions, responsible for new business development and client servicing. Prior to joining White Oak, she was Director of Business Development for Metacapital Management. Prior to Metacapital, she was responsible for business development at Force Capital. Ms. Schallock holds a B.A. in Economics and History of Art from Bryn Mawr College, where she graduated cum laude.
Mr. Kalmanowicz serves White Oak as Managing Director of Client Solutions, responsible for investor relations and new business development. He previously served as Senior Vice President at Campbell Lutyens, focusing on advisory, execution and project management for Private Equity and Private Credit fundraisings. Prior to joining Campbell Lutyens in 2014, Mr. Kalmanowicz was a Business Consultant at Deloitte. He received a B.S. in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University and holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA designations. Mr. Kalmanowicz is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and fluent in English and German.
Ms. Cutter serves White Oak as Head of ESG & Impact with primary responsibility over White Oak’s ESG and responsible investment platform. Ms. Cutter has 25 years of experience in the investment industry and most recently worked as a Consultant at Verus Investments, a $330 billion investment consulting company advising state and county 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. While at CalSTRS, she was also responsible for helping draft the pension’s Investment Policy for Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks’ ESG Risk Factors and was a founding member within CalSTRS’ Green Initiative Task Force. 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.
Mr. Patty is a Managing Director of White Oak Global Advisors. In his role as Partner of the White Oak Impact Fund, Mr. Patty will be focused on financings that generate attractive risk-adjusted returns and drive strong social and environmental benefit. Mr. Patty will also work with senior leadership on strategy, capital raising, and new opportunities for the firm. Mr. Patty has spent the last 20 years in private equity and structured debt investing, the last 10 years of which were exclusively focused on impact investing. Most recently, Mr. Patty was the Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at New Island Capital, a leading global private impact investment firm, where he led private equity, structured debt, and project finance investments. Previously, Mr. Patty was a senior investment professional at MC Partners, a $1.5 billion top-quartile private equity investment firm, and JPMorgan Partners, then a $4 billion private equity investment group. Mr. Patty earned his B.Mus. in Classical Guitar Performance and his bachelor’s degree in Economics at Northwestern University where he graduated magna cum laude. He also earned an MBA with honors at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
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.
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. Boom is Partner & Head of Structured Finance at White Oak Merchant Partners, a registered broker-dealer (FINRA, SIPC). His previous leadership positions in international financial services include 16 years at Citigroup where he served as Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for the Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg, Head of Public Sector Banking for EMEA in London, and Senior Banker Media & Telecoms in New York and Amsterdam. At J.P. Morgan New York he was Managing Director TMT Corporate & Investment Banking. He was Head of North America Global Banking for Industrials at Standard Chartered Bank and Region Head Americas at Greensill Capital. He started his career at MeesPierson/ABNAMRO in Media & Telecoms Project Finance in London and Amsterdam.
Mr. Boom holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Boom holds FINRA licenses Series 24, 7 & 63.
Eric Tanjeloff serves White Oak as Managing Principal of White Oak Real Estate Capital, a commercial real estate lending and credit investing platform in which he is responsible for strategy, originations, and overall management of the business. Previously, he was the Head of Real Estate Investments for Melody Capital Partners, a New York based private credit and special situations investment management fund.At Melody Capital Partners, Mr. Tanjeloff launched and managed the firm’s real estate lending and investing activities. He also served on the Investment Committee and Management Committee of the overall Firm. Prior to Melody, Mr. Tanjeloff was an investment banker where he helped launch and create CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc, the real estate investment banking platform of CBRE, Inc. His previous experience also includes various positions in the Real Estate & Lodging Investment Banking group at JPMorgan. Mr. Tanjeloff was also involved in over $100 billion of transactions at JPMorgan across a broad range of real estate sectors and capital markets. Mr. Tanjeloff served as an Independent Board Member and Chairman of various committees of an SEC reporting company in the gaming and hospitality space and has held several advisory board positions in early-stage real estate ventures. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. degree from Cornell 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. 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. Dopoulos is a Managing Principal for White Oak Healthcare Partners, LLC, with primary responsibility for building White Oak’s originations and HUD/Agency platform to provide permanent financing for the seniors housing and long-term care sectors. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Dopoulos served as Senior Managing Director at Lancaster Pollard where he managed the firm’s West Coast office for over a decade. He served as chair of the National Investment Center (NIC) Future Leaders Council and remains active working with NIC on its educational content and seminars. Mr. Dopoulos holds a master’s degree in business from the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State University and a master’s in health administration from The Ohio State University College of Public Health. He holds Series 7, 24, 50, 52 and 63 licenses.
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.
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 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
Mark serves as a Managing Director in White Oak Commercial Finance. Prior to joining White Oak, Mark was the founding partner of Sentinel Capital Advisors. Mark is a graduate of Indiana University, where he received his undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Kellogg Northwestern University. He is FINRA 79 and 63 licensed and has a Green Belt in Six Sigma.
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.
Jean-Marc Torre is the CEO of White Oak U.K. Mr. Torre has 30 years of banking experience and has spent the majority of his career being the country head and chief executive at various BNP Paribas Bank subsidiaries with a focus on commercial finance and lending.
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. Bethel is a Senior Advisor to White Oak Merchant Partners. Prior to joining White Oak, he represented the United States as Ambassador Designate to the Republic of Panama. He was confirmed unanimously by the Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the World Bank, the largest developing finance institution in the world. The World Bank’s goal is to reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries through grants, loans, insurance, and equity investments. As World Bank Director, Mr. Bethel voted on over $100 billion in funding and promoted a number of initiatives including spearheading the use of new technologies and streamlining World Bank operations. Prior to being nominated to serve at the World Bank, Mr. Bethel was a Managing Director at Franklin Templeton Investments where he executed private equity transactions. Prior to this, he was based in Shanghai, China as Managing Partner of Sino Latin Capital and Managing Director of China Vest. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bethel held a variety of private equity and investment banking positions at J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley & Co. in both New York and Mexico City. His civic contributions include service on the Board of Governors of Opportunity International, a non-profit organization that provides financial services to people living in poverty in developing countries. Earlier in his career Mr. Bethel served as a U.S. Naval Officer. Mr. Bethel is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was an Olmsted Scholar, a Cox Fund Scholar and a Battalion Commander. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Milken Scholar. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin.
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.
Adrian Katz launched Finacity Corporation 20 years ago and has been responsible for all phases of the company’s development serving as CEO and President. Mr. Katz has been involved in the asset-backed securitization industry for more than 35 years, working in both the investment banking and specialty financing industry. As an investment banker, Mr. Katz was a Managing Director at Smith Barney responsible for all issuance of new asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities. Prior to Smith Barney, Mr. Katz worked for Prudential Securities where he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Mortgage and Asset Capital Division. Mr. Katz was the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of AutoBond Acceptance Corporation, where his duties included building a centralized servicing and underwriting platform, developing supporting technology infrastructure and organizing a national marketing effort. Mr. Katz has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Trade & Forfaiting in the Americas. Mr. Katz graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Michael Rodgers is responsible for Finacity Corporation’s operations and Chairs the firm’s Credit Committee. Mr. Rodgers has over 35 years of financial management, service center development, process engineering, credit underwriting and working capital management experience with large multinational, manufacturing firms. Prior to Finacity Corporation, Mr. Rodgers was Vice President, Global Credit Operations at Georgia-Pacific Corp where he managed centers of excellence around the world overseeing an annual portfolio of $26 Billion of accounts receivable. Other firms where Mr. Rodgers held senior financial positions include, Fort James, First Brands and Union Carbide along with leadership roles in industry organizations such as NACM, FCIB, Credit Research Foundation and the Fraud Prevention Group.
Davy is the Director of Human Resources working out of the San Francisco office. He has over 20 years of human resource and finance experience within different industries. Most recently Davy was Sr. Director of HR for Algolia, a Bay Area SaaS company, and has been running his HR consulting practice for the past 8 years. Prior to this, he spent 15 years with Alcatel-Lucent where he held various leadership roles in Europe and the US. Davy holds a Master’s in Econometrics from University of Montpellier as well as a Master’s in Human Resources Management from ESDES, School of Business and Management.
Mr. Inglima joins White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Analyst primarily responsible for supporting senior team members in monitoring portfolio loans and underwriting new transactions.Previously, he completed a summer internship with the research and advisory firm Gartner. Mr. Inglima holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Master of Management Studies from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Ratliff is an Analyst with White Oak Healthcare Finance assisting with Underwriting and Portfolio Management, working out of our Vienna office. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Virginia, and completed an internship with White Oak in 2020.
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.
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.
Mr. Armstrong serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Assistant Vice President 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. Nickel is an Assistant Vice President with White Oak Healthcare Finance. His main focus is underwriting and monitoring of healthcare portfolios. Prior to joining White Oak, Bill spent eight years with ING Capital on a leveraged finance team which managed a +1.5 billion portfolio focused on senior secured lending companies in the financial services industry. Mr. Nickel holds a B.A. with Honors in Economics from John Hopkins University.
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.
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. Slauson serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Senior Vice President Team Leader focused on the underwriting and portfolio management of cash flow loans to healthcare companies. Prior to joining White Oak in 2021, he spent five years with Wells Fargo Capital Finance as a Senior Vice President leading a team managing a $1B portfolio of asset backed loans to healthcare companies. Mr. Slauson spent the first 9 years of his career with GE Capital in underwriting and portfolio management roles focused on senior secured lending in healthcare real estate and healthcare corporate finance. Mr. Slauson holds a B.A. in Economics from Washington & Lee University.
Mr. Moran serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Analyst primarily responsible for the underwriting and portfolio management of cash flow loans to healthcare companies. Prior to joining White Oak full time, he was an intern for the company working remotely in New York assisting the cash flow team with portfolio management. He was previously a Platform Development intern for the healthcare consulting group, SCALE Healthcare, where he developed a nationwide Medicare payment database in relation to service provided for client use. Mr. Moran’s first professional experience was a Corporate Finance internship at the financial services company, Equitable, outlining company strategic initiatives and financial performance. He recently graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Economics and Spanish.
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. Angileri is an Associate with White Oak Global Advisors focused on Originations based in our San Francisco office. Nicholas is responsible for originating and executing new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, Nicholas served as an Associate at JPMorgan Chase Bank assisting in the origination, underwriting, syndication, and management of asset-based credit facilities to middle market and large corporate companies. Mr. Angileri received a B.A. in Business Administration (Cum Laude) with a concentration in Finance from Whittier 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. Yates serves the White Oak ABL team as a Senior 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.
Mark Pilja is a Vice President of Originations for White Oak Global Advisors, LLC and responsible for originating new investment opportunities through direct calling. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Pilja was part of the loan originations team at Wells Fargo Capital Finance for 16 years, helping build the national direct originations effort and originating asset-based transactions across the west coast. Mr. Pilja received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Mr. Gerard is a Director on the White Oak Client Solutions team. Prior to joining White Oak, he was a Vice President at BlackRock where he was a member of the Institutional Client Business group focused on new business proposals, data management, and consultant relations. Mr. Gerard holds a B.A. in International Studies, with a focus in History and Japanese, from Middlebury College. Mr. Gerard has also earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation.
Mr. Cox serves White Oak as Managing Director of Underwriting, with primary responsibility for structuring and underwriting new investment opportunities for White Oak’s private debt fund. He joined White Oak in May 2021. Mr. Cox has 20 years of asset-based lending and commercial finance experience, having served in various originations, relationship management, and underwriting roles throughout his career. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Cox was Managing Director and Western Region ABL Underwriting Manager at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, managing a team of underwriters focused on delivering financing solutions to middle-market and mid-corporate sponsor-backed, public, or privately owned companies across North America. During his tenure at Wells Fargo, Mr. Cox was also a senior relationship manager in the Syndicated Finance division and a business development officer with Wells Fargo Business Credit. He also previously served as a Vice President, relationship manager, in Bridge Bank’s Capital Finance lending group and as Vice President, underwriter, in Bay View Bank’s factoring division. He received a B.A. in political science from Harding University. Over the years he has been active in the CFA/SFNet, ACG, and TMA.
Will is a Senior Associate in Portfolio Management with White Oak Global Advisors working out of the San Francisco office. He previously worked at TriLinc Global, an emerging markets private credit firm, and Franklin Templeton Investments, covering senior secured corporate loans and equities. Will holds a B.S. in Economics from Santa Clara University and is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Brandano is a Director 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. 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. 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.
Joshua serves White Oak as a Vice President 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. Jeffrey Habicht serves White Oak as a Managing 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.
Ms. Burke is a Director 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.
Mrs. Springuel serves White Oak Equipment Finance as a Director of Underwriting, primarily responsible for underwriting and servicing new and existing portfolio leases and loans. She has over 20 years of experience in credit and risk management in the equipment leasing and leveraged finance fields. Prior to joining White Oak, Mrs. Springuel served as a Vice President of Credit at the large ticket equipment finance group at CIT Bank. Her previous roles include Director of Credit at NXT Capital, Vice President of Underwriting at GE Capital and at Merrill Lynch Capital. She received a B.A. in Finance and Marketing from University of Illinois, Chicago.
Angelina serves White Oak as a Compliance Associate. 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.
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. Talwar is a Senior Associate for White Oak ABL with the primary responsibility of servicing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining White Oak, he served in a number of credit roles at Wells Fargo Capital Finance and Wells Fargo Middle Market Bank, where he focused on the origination, underwriting, and management of asset-based and cash flow credit facilities to middle market companies. Mr. Talwar received a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics with concentration in finance from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Landau serves White Oak as a Director, 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.
Mr. Goodman is a Senior Managing Director at White Oak Healthcare Partners. His primary responsibilities are the origination, development and execution of debt transactions for healthcare and senior living real estate sponsors and operators. Over the course of his career, he has structured transaction volume in excess of $3 billion. Prior to joining White Oak, he served as Managing Director for Lancaster Pollard providing investment banking and private equity services to that firm’s healthcare and senior living clientele. Prior to Lancaster Pollard, he worked for GE Capital in a variety of roles in corporate and healthcare finance over the course of seven years. Mr. Goodman holds a BBA from the University of San Diego, as well as Series 7, 50, 63 and 79 securities licenses.
Ms. Lewis serves White Oak as Director of Middle Office, with primary responsibility for the firm’s Middle Office and Trade Operations. Ms. Lewis has over 20 years of experience in accounting and operations. She previously served at SS&C Advent Software (SS&C) as a Principal Consultant working with many of the largest asset managers, hedge funds and fund administrators around the world. Prior to SS&C, she served at HSBC as a VP, Senior Market Risk Analyst. Ms. Lewis holds a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Islam serves White Oak as a Director of Complex Credit. His primary focus is managing complex and tactical situations for White Oak’s private debt funds. Prior to joining Complex Credit, Mr. Islam was an Associate of Underwriting. Previously, he served as an Investment Banker at Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC (NKA Kroll Corporate Finance), specializing in mergers & acquisitions and capital raising transactions. Mr. Islam received a B.A. in Political Economics and a certificate in Markets and Management Studies from Duke University in 2016 where he was also a Division I NCAA track and field athlete.
Mr. Schapiro is a Vice President 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. 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.
Ms. Lee is a Director with White Oak Global Advisors. She has a commercial finance and ABL background having served in various relationship management, team lead, and underwriting roles. Prior to joining White Oak, she was a Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance focused on delivering financing solutions to middle market and mid-corporate sponsor backed, public, and privately owned companies across North America. During her 17 year tenure at Wells Fargo, Ms. Lee was also an ABL relationship manager in the Syndicated Finance division, an underwriter and loan team lead overseeing cash flow credit facilities in the Middle Market Bank division, a relationship manager of distressed credits in the Commercial Real Estate group, and a senior internal auditor. Ms. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Economics and a Minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Nate Akers is a Senior Analyst in White Oak Global Advisors’ Complex Credit Group. Previously, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at JMP Securities in San Francisco. Mr. Akers graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University where he received a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting.
Mr. Smallegan is an Associate on the Underwriting Team. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Smallegan was an Associate at Edgemont Partners, where he focused on executing M&A transactions for middle-market healthcare companies. Prior to Edgemont Partners, he began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. Mr. Smallegan received a B.A. in Finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
Ms. Fang is a Vice President of Underwriting for White Oak Global Advisors. Prior to joining White Oak, Ms. Fang was a Vice President at Czech Asset Management, L.P., a direct lending fund based in Greenwich, CT, where she focused on structuring, underwriting, documentation, and portfolio management in middle-market companies. Prior to Czech Asset Management, Ms. Fang started her career as an Analyst in the Corporate and Investment Banking division at Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Ms. Fang interned at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (“ICBC”). Ms. Fang received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting (minor in Economics) from McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”).
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.
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.
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. 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.
Mr. Miller is an Analyst with White Oak Healthcare Partners responsible for building and analyzing financial models while supporting all aspects of underwriting, working out of our Cleveland office. Prior to joining White Oak, Patrick held internships in both the Healthcare and Financial services fields. Mr. Miller graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Finance while also minoring in Public Policy and Computer Science.
Mr. Little is an Analyst with White Oak Healthcare Partners specializing in Senior Living and Healthcare Underwriting, working out of our Cleveland office. Anthony received his B.S. in Financial Mathematics from The Ohio State University with minors in Business and Quantitative Economics before continuing at Ohio State to earn a Specialized Master in Finance degree.
Mr. Hickey serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Vice President of Originations and Capital Markets. He previously helped establish a Healthcare vertical at Webster Bank. Prior to that, he worked at Antares Capital L.P. and supported the execution of over $2.0 billion in middle market debt financing and equity co-investments. Mr. Hickey received a B.A. in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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. Wadhwa is an Associate on the Underwriting Team with White Oak Global Advisors working out of our New York Office. Prior to joining White Oak, Ankit was a Senior Analyst at Citigroup supporting the Leveraged Portfolio Group, where he focused on evaluating and executing leveraged finance transactions in addition to monitoring Citi’s leveraged finance portfolio. Ankit received his B.S. in Business (Cum Laude) with concentrations in Finance and Management along with a minor in Computer Science from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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.
Mr. Bronowski serves as a Deputy General Counsel with White Oak Credit Services out of our New York Office. Most recently, he held the position of the Regional Legal Lead for the United States at Greensill Capital. Prior to Greensill, Charles served as Senior Legal Counsel to the Global Banking Division at HSBC in New York with a focus on structured finance. Mr. Bronowski began his legal career as an Associate at the law firms, Latham & Watkins and Davis Polk. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, a Masters in Economics from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Rutgers College.
Fridolf Hanson is Managing Director and a Business Development Officer of White Oak Commercial Finance. Mr. Hanson is based in New York with coverage responsibilities for the Northeast Region. He has over 20 years of experience in originations and senior-debt transactions and recently served as a Managing Director at OceanArc Capital Partners. In addition, Mr. Hanson held senior positions at Ares Management, LBC Credit Partners, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wells Fargo and GE Capital.
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.
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. 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.
Mr. Schwartz serves White Oak Commercial Finance as a Managing 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. Giles serves White Oak as Managing Director of Originations and is responsible for identifying and executing new investment opportunities for the firm’s private debt funds. Prior to White Oak, Mr. Giles ran his own business development consultancy and previously served in key leadership positions at several rapidly growing companies. He began his career at Summit Partners, a venture capital and growth equity firm based in Boston. Mr. Giles graduated from Dartmouth College, where he received a B.A. in Government.
Mr. Anusionwu is a Senior Director of Structured Finance for White Oak Merchant Partners with primary responsibility for originating, structuring and executing portfolio investments for White Oak’s private debt funds. He previously served at Morgan Stanley with a focus on alternative capital solutions, including debt and equity private placements. He also served at J. P. Morgan as a Vice President in the Tech/Media/Telecom Corporate and Investment Banking Group. Most recently, he was a Director at Greensill Capital with a focus on originating and structuring middle market private credit transactions. Mr. Anusionwu received a B.S. in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting from Columbia Business School. Mr. Anusionwu holds the Series 7, 63 and 79 FINRA licenses.
Mr. Beckett serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as a Vice President Team Leader 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. Bianchi serves as Vice President of Risk Management for White Oak Global Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Bianchi was a Manager for The Bank of Nova Scotia where he helped manage the credit risk of the Bank’s U.S. loan portfolio, focusing primarily on leveraged loans. Mr. Bianchi’s previous experience includes 5 years at Moody’s Investors Service where he worked on the corporate credit ratings team covering a portfolio of high yield and investment grade technology and business service companies. Jon is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and received a B.S. in Business Administration from Marist College.
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, overseeing underwriting and portfolio management functions and responsibilities across multiple healthcare industries. Mr. Putt brings over 20 years of progressive 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 the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Finance/Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr.Baxter is a Senior Managing Director and Chief FHA Underwriter with White Oak Healthcare Finance. His primary responsibilities include overseeing execution, operations, and underwriting of all FHA business, serving on the firm’s credit committee, managing the firm’s relationship with FHA leadership. He most recently served as a Managing Director within the Lancaster Pollard affiliate of ORIX Real Estate Capital for the past fifteen years. Hewas responsible for overseeing the execution and underwriting of the firm’s FHA 232 business as well as managing the firm’s relationship with FHA 232 leadership. He also served as a member the investment committee for its Propero Seniors Housing Fund, its credit committee, Organizational Practices committee, and worked closely with the Structured Finance team on its direct at-risk lending efforts. Mr. Baxterhas focused his efforts on the analysis, underwriting, and execution of senior living transactions across a broad range of rehabilitations, acquisitions, new construction, refinances. He has a thorough understanding of both conventional and federal financing structures for both taxable and tax-exempt borrowers, including the FHA, FNMA, and USDA loan programs. He has overseen transactions totaling in excess of $8 billion, including over 800 FHA 232 transactions totaling $6.8 billion. Mr. Baxteris considered an expert on the FHA 232 program and worked extensively with FHA 232 leadership on policy and underwriting issues, issuance of the current FHA 232 Handbook,and several LEAN Kaizens. He holds a bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, holds a general securities representative license (Series 7), and is both a MAP and LEAN approved HUD Underwriter.
Jack Sims serves as a Director for White Oak Healthcare Partners specializing in senior living and healthcare underwriting. Prior to joining White Oak, he held a similar position at a sector leading agency lending platform focusing on Fannie Mae and FHA insured mortgages. Prior to entering the healthcare space, he spent over five years in investment banking and valuation services. Mr. Sims received his BBA from The Ohio State University.
Mr. Cafarella is a Director for White Oak Healthcare Partners, LLC, with primary responsibility for underwriting debt products for the seniors housing and long term care sectors, with a focus on FHA/HUD. He joined White Oak in 2020 and brings 11+ years of experience underwriting and structuring financing solutions for healthcare real estate owners and operators. Prior to White Oak, Mr. Cafarella spent 10 years at Lancaster Pollard in progressive underwriting roles, including helping Lancaster Pollard start and significantly grow its balance sheet lending platform. Mr. Cafarella started his career at the public accounting firm Plante Moran, providing audit and accounting services to wide variety of health care companies and was previously a licensed CPA (currently inactive) and also held FINRA Series 52 and 79 licenses. Mr. Cafarella received his Bachelors of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and a minor in Economics Management.
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.
Tracy Wait serves as Director of syndicated credit at White Oak Healthcare Partners. Ms. Wait works with the firm’s efforts to partner with banks and provide additional options to White Oak’s regional bankers for the structuring and sale of debt placements, and participations with White Oak’s balance sheet. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wait served on the syndications team at ORIX Real Estate Capital. Prior to being at ORIX, Ms. Wait had more than 13 years of commercial banking experience in seniors housing, commercial real estate and middle market banking and 5 years in public accounting. Ms. Wait holds a BS in Accounting from Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Elliot Kaple serves as Managing Director for White Oak Healthcare Partners. Since 2015 Mr. Kaple has been responsible for financial analysis and credit evaluations in the senior living and healthcare sectors. His expertise ranges from tax exempt bond transactions to FHA insured mortgages for refinances, new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation projects; totaling more than $1.5 billion of debt transactions that have closed. Prior to joining White Oak Healthcare Partners, Mr. Kaple served as a LEAN approved underwriter/underwriter trainee on over 50 FHA 232-program insured mortgages as well numerous FNMA and USDA financed senior living projects. Mr. Kaple received his Bachelors of Economic Management from Ohio Wesleyan University and holds an Investment Banking Representative Series 79 and Municipal Securities Representative Series 52 licensure.
Mr. Munhall serves as Managing Director of syndicated credit at White Oak Healthcare Partners. Mr. Munhall leads the firm’s efforts to partner with banks and provide additional options to White Oak’s regional bankers for the structuring and sale of debt placements, and participations with White Oak’s balance sheet. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Munhall served as a Managing Director of Syndicated Credit at ORIX Real Estate Capital, as well as previously holding a similar role at Berkeley Point Capital. Prior to starting the Syndications team at Berkeley and ORIX, Mr. Munhall had more than 20 years of commercial banking experience in seniors housing, commercial real estate and middle market banking. Mr. Munhall earned both a BA and Hon. PhD at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Mr. Whelan serves as Managing Director at White Oak Healthcare Partners, and has primary healthcare origination responsibilities for senior living and skilled nursing clients along the East coast of the US. Mr. Whelan has been focused on senior living and skilled nursing real estate since 2013, and has worked on nearly $1 billion in transactions across various executions including FHA / HUD, balance sheet loans, and advisory. He holds an M.B.A in Finance from Fordham University and a B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. Mr. Whelan has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Mr. Holland serves as Managing Director at White Oak Healthcare Partners, and has primary healthcare origination responsibilities for senior living and skilled nursing clients in the Southern California, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico markets. Mr. Holland has been focused on senior living and skilled nursing real estate since 2013, and has worked on over $600 million in transactions across various executions including FHA / HUD, Fannie Mae, balance sheet loans, and advisory. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Holland was a Director at Lancaster Pollard / ORIX Real Estate Capital, a division of ORIX USA. He holds an M.B.A in Finance from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Economics from Wittenberg University.
Robert Mocerino serves as Senior Vice President, Managing Director for White Oak Commercial Finance and is responsible for originating and developing opportunities in the areas of staffing and government contracting finance. A specialist in both industries, he ran his own accounts receivable management company for 18 years and most recently served as a Managing Director at Sterling National Bank where he developed new opportunities within payroll finance, factoring and asset-based lending. He sits on the board of directors for the NY and Massachusetts Staffing Association and is an active member of the American Staffing Association and California Staffing Professionals Association.
Mr. Dickey is an experienced credit underwriter, who has been involved in the FHA/HUD origination and underwriting business for over 15 years. Prior to joining White Oak Healthcare Finance, Mr. Dickey was a senior underwriter within the Lancaster Pollard affiliate of ORIX Real Estate Capital where he most recently served as Deputy Chief Underwriter. In addition to his role as Deputy Chief Underwriter, he served as a member of the firm’s credit committee, and as the firm’s primary underwriter for FHA 242 (hospital) transactions, USDA CF transactions, and municipal bond underwritings. Mr. Dickey has focused his efforts on the analysis, underwriting, and execution of senior living and healthcare transactions across a broad range of rehabilitations, acquisitions, new construction, refinances. He has a thorough understanding of both conventional and federal financing structures for both taxable and tax-exempt borrowers, including the FHA/HUD, and USDA loan programs. He has worked on over 250 transactions totaling in excess of $4 billion. He is considered an expert on the FHA healthcare programs and worked extensively with FHA leadership on policy and underwriting issues, including the issuance of the current FHA 232 and 242 guidelines. Mr. Dickey earned his MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and graduated with honors from Georgia Tech. He holds General Securities Representative licenses, Series 7 and Series 63, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter.
Mark Cella joined White Oak in 2021 and is responsible for White Oak’s medical office real estate asset management, portfolio management and acquisition activities. Prior to joining White Oak, he was with Robert Lynn Investments in Dallas where he was responsible for asset management of their portfolio as well as sourcing and underwriting the firm’s acquisition opportunities. Previously, he was a finance and portfolio management professional at Colony Capital where he helped oversee their U.S. Industrial fund’s portfolio valuations, debt financing, investor relations and corporate model. Mr. Cella has also held real estate positions with CBRE and investment positions at Balyasny Asset Management and Voce Capital Management. He received his B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications from Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Davis serves as Director at White Oak Healthcare Partners, and has primary healthcare origination responsibilities for senior living and skilled nursing clients in the Midwest region. Mr. Davis has been involved with senior living and skilled nursing real estate since 2010, and has worked on over $750million in transactions across various executionsincluding FHA / HUD, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, balance sheet loans, and advisory. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Holland was a Vice President at Lancaster Pollard / ORIX Real Estate Capital, a division of ORIX USA. Prior to Lancaster Pollard, Mr. Davis was a senior loan underwriter for Berkeley Point Capital. He holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Miami University (OH).
Saharsh is an Analyst of Portfolio Management working out of the New York office. He previously worked with Ocean Leap Capital, a Private Equity search fund, specializing in technology sub-sectors, and Seed Impact, an Impact investment start-up by Chatham Park Development. Saharsh holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
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.
Peng is an Associate of Portfolio Management working out of the New York Office. Prior to joining White Oak, she was a Valuation Consultant at Empire Valuation Consultants, LLC, where she worked on a range of valuations, including private companies, intangible assets and debt instruments. Peng started her career as an English law qualified solicitor in the London headquarters of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Law and Business from The University of Warwick.
Jessica is a Manager on the White Oak Investor Relations team based in our New York Office. Prior to joining White Oak, she supported client relations and business development activities at Abbot Capital and GCM Grosvenor. Jessica started her career in Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. She holds a B.S. in Sociology from University of Wisconsin Madison and a M.P.S. in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University
Chris is an Analyst with the Complex Credits group based out of the New York Office. Prior to joining White Oak, he was an Analyst for Modern Bank N.A. and he received his B.S. from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
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. 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.
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. 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. Kubinak is a Sr. Associate in the Complex Credit group. He previously worked as an Associate at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Kubinak received a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Lien is a Compliance Associate with White Oak. She previously served as Compliance Officer at First Light Asset Management, building and then administering all aspects of its compliance program during its inception and subsequent rapid growth. Prior to First Light, Ms. Lien practiced law in Seattle, focusing on civil litigation.
Joe is an Assistant Vice President/Senior Credit Analyst, Credit & Collections working out of the Boca Raton office. He has been in the factoring industry since 2014 and has held numerous positions within credit services. Joe received a B.S. in Business Management from St. John’s University.
Andrea Nunez serves White Oak as Investor Relations Manager. She previously served as Assistant Vice President at Santander Private Banking International, where she co-led the development of the alternative investments platform with a primary focus on UHNW Latin American investors; and focusing on the advisory, execution and project management for different private markets fundraisings. Prior to joining Santander Private Banking International, Ms. Nunez was a Private Banker at Banesco. She received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (with honors) from Universidad Metropolitana (UNIMET) in Caracas, Venezuela. Ms. Nunez is fluent in English and Spanish.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
Mr. Hodges is a Managing Director of Originations with White Oak Commercial Finance and is responsible for originations for ABL and Lender Finance. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Hodges spent 3 years as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of J.P. Morgan Chase Commercial Banking in Los Angeles, CA. Prior to Chase, Mr. Hodges spent 12 years with Wells Fargo Capital Finance and was responsible for new business and loan origination activities in the southwest region. Mr. Hodges holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from The University of Utah. He also holds Series 63 and 79 securities licenses and is a FINRA-registered principal.
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.
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.
Mr. Tarnavsky is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Underwriting and Portfolio Management with White Oak Commercial Finance, working remotely from Texas. Prior to joining White Oak, he was Head of Lender Finance division at DR Bank, a Connecticut state-chartered Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Tarnavsky spent more than 15 years at Wells Fargo Lender Finance Division in several capacities. During much of that time, he was responsible for management of several broadly syndicated transactions and managed a portfolio of over $1 billion. In the aftermath of the Great Recession, Aharon successfully managed and liquidated many Lender Finance transactions. He spent the last 5 years at Wells Fargo as a Director responsible for new originations. He has 15+ years of experience in various verticals of the lender finance industry, including timeshare, consumer charge offs, real estate, and direct lending. Mr. Tarnavsky holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s in Accounting and Information Management from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Michele Langenberg is the Vice President of Asset Management for White Oak Healthcare MOB REIT and is responsible for the active management and reporting of the portfolio’s performance. She joined White Oak in December 2020, adding to her over 15 year career in class A institutional commercial real estate asset management.
Prior to joining White Oak Healthcare MOB REIT, Ms. Langenberg spent 14 years in asset management with TIER REIT (NYSE: TIER) as a Vice President and Director of Sustainability. She has managed a $2 billion Class A office portfolio across the US, oversaw multiple $25 million redevelopment projects, as well as leasing and sales transactions in many markets. She has also served as the Managing Director of Asset Management for Provident Realty Advisors, a local premier developer based in Dallas, Texas, with a diverse portfolio of multi-family, value-add office, retail, land and development investments.
Michele holds a B.B.A in Finance from The University of Iowa and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Sustainability and Development. She is an active member and past board member of CREW Dallas.
Christopher Essen serves as a Vice President at White Oak Healthcare Finance (“WOHCF”). His primary role with WOHCF is underwriting and portfolio management of all Healthcare asset types. He also focuses on acquisitions and closing of new medical office building investment opportunities. Prior to joining White Oak, Mr. Essen had 15 years of real estate lending and transaction experience working with companies including Wintrust, GE Capital Healthcare Financial Services and Capital One. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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. Berry serves White Oak as a Director, Originations & Portfolio Management, with primary responsibility for originating new opportunities for White Oak’s private debt funds and portfolio management for a select group of high-touch portfolio 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).
Ms. Gronseth is a Director on the Client Solutions team responsible for key Investor Accounts, and assisting in the development of asset management products for the Insurance industry. Prior to joining White Oak, she was a Portfolio Specialist at Aware Asset Management, where she focused on client communication of the investment strategies. Ms. Gronseth spent the majority of her career in the insurance industry at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. During her time at the respective insurance companies, Ms. Gronseth was focused on investment strategies for the corporate assets, pension, foundation and 401k plans. Prior to joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Ms. Gronseth worked on the investment team at a family office. Ms. Gronseth holds a B.S. in Finance from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Augsburg College.
Ms. Moloney serves White Oak Healthcare Finance as an Associate. Prior to joining White Oak, she worked for Victura Consulting, LLC doing financial consulting specializing in federal government contracts. Ms. Moloney earned her B.S.B. from DePaul University in 2018.
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.
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. Montiel serves as Managing 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. 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. 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.
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.
SN has 25 years of experience working on a broad range of Corporate Finance Transactions. SN spent 14 years at Wells Fargo Capital Finance working on asset-based and cash flow loans with split-lien and unitranche structures. During this period, SN executed over 70 transactions with aggregate commitments in excess of $4 billion. Prior to Wells Fargo Capital Finance, he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Wachovia Corp and Ernst & Young. SN graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Accounting.
Bill Kearney is Managing Director and a Business Development Officer of White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC. Mr. Kearney is responsible for originating transactions throughout the Southeast region and directs the firm’s newly established national retail strategy. He brings thirty-plus years of experience to the firm with expertise in asset-based and cash flow lending. Mr. Kearney was most recently with Encina Business Credit where he served as a Senior Managing Director. Prior to joining Encina, he held positions at CIT Group, Wachovia, Deutsche Financial and Bank Boston where he originated both senior and junior capital opportunities.
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.
Mrs. Raybon joins White Oak Commercial Finance as a Director of Underwriting. Mrs. Raybon has eleven years of experience working on asset-based and cash flow loans. Prior to joining White Oak, Mrs. Raybon was a Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance focused on delivering financing solutions to middle-market and mid-corporate sponsor-backed, public, or privately owned companies across North America. After graduating from Wells Fargo’s Credit Management Training Program, Mrs. Raybon worked in syndicated finance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo Capital Finance, she worked in commercial banking. Mrs. Raybon graduated from Wofford College with a B.A. in Finance.