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.
Alex is the co-Founder and Managing Partner of Park Cities Asset Management (“Park Cities”), an alternative credit manager focused on investing in global FinTech and Specialty Finance companies. Prior to co-founding Park Cities, Alex spent over 12 years as an Investment Banker, most recently serving as Head of Specialty Finance Investment Banking at UBS. Alex began his career banking with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse and has executed over $100 billion in capital market and M&A transactions in the Specialty Finance and FinTech sectors. Alex continues to provide strategic advice to select FinTech and Specialty Finance companies.
Val Katayev is the Managing Partner of Prime Meridian Capital Management assisting with strategy, product development, platform selection and investor services. Mr. Katayev is a four-time tech entrepreneur who generated over $100 Mil in profits and exits before ever raising capital from outside investors. He is also one of the most experienced P2P/Marketplace Lending investors in the United States, and was one of the very first lenders at Prosper in early 2006 over 11 years ago. After seeing positive returns after the “Great Recession”, he has since invested substantially into the space, and is the largest individual investor in the Prime Meridian funds.
Watch Val present his 11 Years In Retrospective on Marketplace Lending at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhRKqNqYtJ4&list=PLmLGRa_Yvvasqh_zuPdKNmG2aV-bkON6W
Drawing from experience across consulting, finance, and private equity, Peter Loukas serves as Vice President of Strategy and Capital Markets at Laurel Road Bank. Peter has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder. Peter earned his bachelor's degree from Fordham University.
Also, if you need to get in touch with him, here is his email address: PLoukas@laurelroad.com
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.
Ketan Parekh is a Partner and Managing Director of Window Rock Capital Partners. Mr. Parekh is in charge of overseeing investments for Window Rocks funds with particular focus on sourcing and managing residential investments including business purpose loans (fix and flip and investor rental) and non-QM consumer loans. Mr. Parekh has over twenty three(23) years of experience in residential structured products, mortgage- and real estate-banking. He was previously a Managing Director at Premium Point Investments and President of its subsidiary, WinWater Home Mortgage. (the residential whole loan conduit). Prior to joining the firm, he was Director was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for eight years in various senior roles including disposition of NPLs and REOs, as well as provided securitization and mortgage lending solutions for originators and owners of residential mortgage loans including leading the SFR lending business. Prior to Bank of America, Ketan was at UBS, co-heading the mortgage- and asset-backed banking group and Ameriquest Mortgage Company as the head of capital markets. Ketan also worked at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Parekh holds a Bachelors of Business and Administration in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University.
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.