Meet The Speakers
Diana Asatryan is a reporter at Debtwire, where she covers marketplace lending and financial technology broadly. Prior to joining Debtwire in 2017, Diana worked as a deputy editor at Bank Innovation.
She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Mr.Kassul serves as a Principal and Partner of Ranger Alternative Management II, the manager of the Ranger Specialty Income Fund and Ranger Direct Lending Fund plc, an Investment Trust listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: RDL). Mr. Kassul has been involved in the Direct Lending industry since 2012 and has been a featured speaker at events such as the MarketplaceLending & Investing Conference, the Lending Exchange Summit and theChina – U.S. Private Investment Summit. He has been a key voice on the disruption that is happening in the lending industry and has been interviewed and quoted in publications such as the WallStreet Journal, Bloomberg and the NewYork Times. Prior to joining Ranger, Mr. Kassul worked as a senior-level marketing executive with first-hand experience influencing technology disruptions in other industries including travel, video and online trading. Mr. Kassulearned a BBA in Marketing from Texas State University in August 1986.
As Managing Director of Capital Markets, Trezevant is responsible for positioning Lima One Capital for strong long-term growth through a strategic capital market strategy, oversight of the Company’s mortgage-backed securitization activity and ensuring ongoing liquidity for the Company’s mortgage lending. Moore has over 40 years of experience in capital markets, origination, and risk in both residential and commercial real estate.
He has in-depth knowledge of the primary and secondary mortgage markets, including credit risk and portfolio management, finance, servicing and securitization. He has held positions with Freddie Mac, Cerberus, RBS and Promontory. Moore holds a BA and MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel is a Principal with Atalaya Capital Management where he is responsible for underwriting/executing on a diversity of primary and secondary credit and asset opportunities within three main verticals: (i) real estate, (ii) consumer/commercial financial assets, and (iii) corporate investments. Prior to joining Atalaya, Daniel worked at Moelis & Company, where he provided advisory services to both strategic and financial sponsor clients regarding corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and debt/equity capital markets transactions across a range of industries.
Daniel received a BS in Economics from Duke University.
Maksim Stavinsky is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Roc Capital Holdings LLC (RCH). RCH, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is in the business of originating, servicing, and selling non-owner occupied commercial acquisition and construction loans backed by real estate collateral.
Prior to co-founding RCH, Mr. Stavinsky was co-founder and member of the management committee at Roc Capital Management LP (RCM), a hedge fund launched in 2009 in partnership with Deutsche Bank. Mr. Stavinsky was responsible for RCM’s international strategies.
Prior to RCM, Mr. Stavinsky was a Director at Deutsche Bank, heading the international strategies at one of the firm’s most profitable proprietary trading units. Mr. Stavinsky joined Deutsche Bank in 2000 in New York and founded the London office of Deutsche Bank’s Equitech group (an arm of DB’s Equity Proprietary Division) in 2004 where he led the team’s international expansion efforts. Mr. Stavinsky is also the founder and managing member of a number of companies focused on distressed real estate investing since 2006. Mr. Stavinsky received his B.A. in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 2002. Mr. Stavinsky serves on the Board of Trustees of The Abraham Joshua Heschel School where he is chair of the Investment Committee and the Pension Committee.
Brian is the Head of Mortgage & Real Estate Debt Alternatives and has over 20 years of experience in the investment industry. In his role, Brian is responsible for the management and oversight of the New York investment team as well as the strategic vision of the business.
Prior to joining Smith Graham, Brian started and ran the Residential Mortgage group at Five Mile Capital Partners where he spent over 9 years responsible for raising, investing and managing over $800 million of equity through both commingled funds and investment vehicles with residential mortgage exclusive strategies. Brian’s earlier work experiences include being a Director of Mortgage Trading at UBS and an Associate Director at Goldman Sachs’ Mortgage Trading Group. He began his career at Ernst and Young LLP auditing financial services firms and has the CPA designation.
Brian received his BS in Accounting from Villanova University.
John Wilen is managing editor of Debtwire ABS, a real-time newswire providing securitization industry news and data with a focus on distressed mortgage credit. He oversees a team of five reporters, one editor and an analyst. Wilen joined Debtwire ABS in 2011 to help build its coverage of non-agency RMBS, whole loan trading and servicing. He previously covered credit card ABS, ABCP and other securitized products for Asset-Backed Alert. Prior to that, Wilen covered subjects ranging from technology to casinos to oil futures for a variety of news organizations, including the Associated Press and USA Today.
Al Yoon is a senior reporter at Debtwire ABS where he closely follows residential credit including lending, the paths to securitization and trading. He accepted the role at Debtwire in 2014 after a dozen years of following Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and structured finance at The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg, where in 2005 he was exposing early cracks in subprime mortgages. Al graduated from Lehigh University and cut his teeth in the news business at The Easton (Penna.) Express and his hometown newspaper, The Lakeville (Conn.) Journal.