Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2019

Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA
December 8, 2019 - December 10, 2019

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Opal Group is proud to present our Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit. The Summit is an educational forum designed for investors, issuers, platforms, underwriters, banks rating agencies, lawyers, service providers, accountant, and other related industry professionals. At this conference learn and network with industry leaders to gain insight on the newest techniques to maximize returns and reduce risk exposure in this growing area of marketplace lending. Explore an in-depth review of the current landscape and what's to come in addition to hearing about rating agency methodology, legal, tax and structural considerations which will provide attendees with the tools necessary to stay one step ahead of their competitors.

The conference will serve as an opportunity where a meaningful dialogue can be opened to address concerns regarding this dynamic segment of the market.

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Current as of


Phillip Toth, Managing Director, QueensGiant

Eric Neglia, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Ryan Foss, Director, Capital Markets, Affirm, Inc.

Denise Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder, ApplePie Capital

Matthew R. Hays, Partner, Dechert LLP

Aaron Yu, General Counsel, EPCVIP

Lilit Davtyan, CFO, EVP, Phonexa

Armando Gonzalez, CTO / Co-Founder, StreamLoan

Eric Thaller, Chief Capital Officer, Sunbit, Inc.

Edgar Viquez, VP Technology, Upgrade, Inc.

Tyler Kim, Global Head of Fund Services, Maples Group

Mike Lempner, Sr. Director of Engineering, Data, InfoSec, Mission Lane

Ned Daoro, Senior Associate, Clocktower Technology Ventures

Gwen Collins, Managing Partner, Alpha Generation Partners, LLC

Camilla Morais, VP of Finance / Capital Markets, Brex, Inc.

Arun Sharma, Senior Advisor, MasterCard

TJ Milani, CFO, Figure Lending LLC

Jonathan Farber, Director - Issuer Services, Citi Agency & Trust Sales

Phil Guertin, Managing Partner, Express Cash Flow

Scott Griest, Founder & Managing Director, North American Bancard & COO, PrimaHealth Credit

Imran Ansari, Vice President, Consumer ABS, DBRS Morningstar

Robert J. Jackson Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Colleen Honigsberg, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School


Brock J. Blake, Founder, CEO, Lendio

Larry Chiavaro, Executive Vice President, Vervent

David Staley, Vice President, Capital Markets, Prosper Marketplace

Karan Mehta, Head of Capital Markets, Marlette Funding, LLC

Eric Neglia, Managing Director, Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Kim Anderson, CEO, Strategic Link Consulting

Rahul Vaid, Managing Director, Crestline Investors, Inc.

Michael Morris, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners

Peter Loukas, Head of Capital Strategy, Theorem LP

Brian Broesder, Co-head US Private Debt, Man Group

Kenneth Michlitsch, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley | Investment Management

Michael Welch, Of Counsel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Greg Marques, Partner, PwC

Haksun Kim, Senior Vice President, ABS, Morningstar Credit Ratings

Ryan Chernis, Senior Director , Investor Group, LendingClub

Neil Servis, Chief Executive Officer, Serone Capital Management LLP

Pamela Perdue, Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer, Continuity

Brian Weber, Director, Duff and Phelps LLC

Sabrian Hannam, Attorney, Columbia

Scott Rhode, Chief Operating Officer, Meritize

Raymond Snytsheuvel, Of Counsel (Founding Attorney), Garris Horn PLLC

Robert Mullenbach, Managing Director, ProBank Austin

Tim Collins, Chief Compliance Officer, TrueAccord

Joseph Breeden, Chief Executive Officer, Prescient Models

Albert Periu, CEO, Neptune Financial Inc.

James Wu, CEO, MonJa

Gregory Wright, EVP, Chief Product Officer leading Product, Strategy, BD, Design, Marketing & Analytics for CIS, Experian

Fred Kauber, Chief Product & Technology Officer, BFS Capital

Robert Enayati, Managing Attorney, Bel Air Law Firm, P.C.

David Ludwig, President, National Loan Exchange Inc. (NLEX)

Bob Deter, Director of Business Development, Crown Asset Management

James Mastriani, President, Velocity Investments, LLC

Steve Levitan, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Matt Myers, Chief Operating Officer, Goal Structured Solutions, Inc.

Ken Ruggiero, President, Chief Executive Officer, Ascent Student Loans

Jon Riber, Senior Vice President, ABS, DBRS

Tess Michaels, Founder & CEO, Stride Funding

Brian Bond, SVP, Product & Strategy, Experian Business Information Solutions

Ted Kelleher, Head of US Capital Markets Distribution, Funding Circle

Sandip Nayak, Chief Credit & Analytics Officer, Fundation Group LLC

Ana Sirbu, CFO, BlueVine Capital Inc.

Chris Gillock, Chairman and Managing Director, Colonnade Securities

Michael Seneski, CFO, Credibly

Larry Gomperts, Chief Marketing Officer, ForwardLine

Jessica Jiang, Head of Capital Markets, Square Capital

Kurt Watkins, Partner, MG Miller

Gary M. Miller, President, Intain, Inc.

John Beccia, Co-Founder & CEO, FS Vector

Jason Urban, CEO, DrawBridge Lending, LLC

Trevor Smyth, Managing Partner, Arctos Capital

Alan Snyder, Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners L.P.

Jeremy Todd, Head Of Capital Markets, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Robin Poore, Director, Capital Markets, BlueVine

Jillian Murrish, CEO, Pier Asset Management

Peter Stokes, Managing Director, Lexant Advisors

Blake Coler-Dark, Managing Partner, Throttle Capital LLC

Corey Davis, Managing Director, BTIG, LLC

Paul Jenison, Managing Director, Finacity

Alex Thiele, CIO, Thiele Capital Management LLC

Jared Miller, CEO, Accial Capital

Mark Ruddock, CEO, BFS Capital

Edward Wu, Managing Director, VION Investments

Bill Shraga, Managing Director, SenaHill Partners, LP

Jennifer Lee, Principal, Edison Partners

Brian Korn, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Peter Lowden, Managing Director, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Brian Dally, CEO & Co-Founder, Groundfloor

Kevin Shane, EVP of Capital Markets, Sharestates

Sundip Patel, CEO, Avana Capital

Sandy MacDougall, President, Mortgage Vintage, Inc. | CrowdTrustDeed

Kyle Asher, Managing Director, Co-Head, Monroe Capital Opportunistic Credit

Paul Stockamore, VP - Capital Markets, Lendinghome Capital Management

Robert Enayati, Managing Attorney, Bel Air Law Firm, P.C.

Conor Neu, Co-founder and CIO, Pier Asset Management

Rana Mookherjee, Throttle Capital LLC

Alan Snyder, Managing Partner, Shinnecock Partners L.P.

Scott Pearson, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Campbell Gibson, VP of Public Policy, Avant

Phil Goldfeder, SVP, Public Affairs, Cross River Bank

Armen Meyer, Vice President, LendingClub

Nathaniel Hoopes, Executive Director, Marketplace Lending Association

Moorari Shah, Counsel, Buckley LLP

Steve Denis, Executive Director, Small Business Finance Association

Kim Gerhardt, Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company

Adam Goller, Chief Credit Officer, Cross River Bank

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer, Rapid Finance

Matt Hernandez, Business Development, LoanStreet

Steven Lee, Managing Director, Finitive

Greg Hockenbrocht, Senior Director, Business Development, Fundera

Ryan Rosett, Co-CEO & Founder, Credibly

Tony Santillo, SVP of Business Development, Fundera

Mark Ruddock, CEO, BFS Capital

David Kimball, Chief Executive Officer, Prosper

Gregory Marques, Partner, PwC


Mary Jackson, CEO, Online Lenders Alliance

Don Gayhardt, CEO, CURO Financial Technologies Corp

Kirk Chartier, CMO, Enova

Broud Kuhn, CMO, Applied Data Finance

Michael Cann Jr., CEO, Envelope Finance

Tom Burnside, CEO & Co-Founder, LendingPoint

Thomas Ervesun, President & COO, Braviant Holdings

Steve Lapin, CFO, Zebit

Leslie Parrish, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Travis Holoway, Co-Founder & CEO, SoLo Funds Inc.

Christina Camacho, Founder and CEO, Ivy Lender

Shaun O'Neill, Senior Vice President, Concord

John Wirth, VP, Fintech Strategy Nad Market Development, Transunion

Brandon Reilly, Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Wayne Unger, Researcher, Luminosity Lab, Arizona State University

Joseph Guzzetta, Associate, Severson & Werson

Thomas Ervesun, President & COO, Braviant Holdings

Monarch Beach Resort
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  • Platforms – US Consumer
  • The Current State and Outlook of the Marketplace Lending Industry
  • Legal & Regulatory Issues
  • Debt Investor Roundtable
  • Equity investor Roundtable
  • Raising capital in the Current Environment
  • Secondary Market
  • The Role of Technology
  • Platforms Partnering with Banks
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Lenders Outlook
  • Small Business Lending
  • Securitization
  • Capital Markets Outlook
  • The Future of Marketplace Lending
  • Valuation Methodology
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Institutional Investor Platform – Large & Sophisticated
  • Emerging Manager
  • Platforms – US Student
  • Platforms – Small Business
  • Landscape of Specialty Finance Sector
  • Online Lending Trends in the U.S. and Abroad
  • Current Trends and the Future of Direct Middle Market Lending
  • Overview, Trends and the Future of Marketplace/P2P Lending
  • How Online Marketplace Lenders are altering the Specialty Finance Sector
  • Overview and Trends of the European Environment for Marketplace Lending
  • Crowd funding
  • Subprime/Non-Prime
  • Opportunities in Real Estate
  • Getting prepared as a first-time securitization issuer
  • The role of the broker dealer / RIA plays in marketplace platforms
  • Alternative Lending
  • Small Business Lending for Hedge Fund Investors
  • Fraud Prevention and Authentication
  • Asset Managers
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Institutional Investors
  • Investment Banks
  • Insurance Companies
  • Issuers
  • Law Firms
  • VC Firms
  • Online Lending/P2P Platforms
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Rating Agencies
  • Regulators
  • RIAs
  • Service Providers
  • Trustees
  • Underwriters
  • Technology Platforms
  • Debt and Equity Investors

    The 2016 Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit proved to be beneficial for industry networking and real-time market trends. Randy Norton

    Alternative Asset Management, Green Mesa Capital, LLC