Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2021

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA
December 8, 2021 - December 10, 2021

44 days left

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 October 19, 2021

11:00am

Exhibit Set-Up / Registration

1:55pm

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

2:00pm

The Current State and Outlook of the US Marketplace Lending Industry: Where is the Industry Headed?

Moderator

Ryan Rosett, Co-CEO & Founder, Credibly

Panelists

Bobby Ritterbeck, President, Personal Loans, Marlette Funding/Best Egg

TBA, Co-Founder, Biz2Credit Inc.

Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director, ABS Consumer, KBRA

Adam Goller, EVP, General Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Cross River Bank

2:45pm

The Role of Technology and Data

Moderator

Chris Hilliard, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Winnow Solutions, LLC

Panelists

Valeriy Zeltser, CEO, EPCVIP Inc.

John Phamvan, Co-Founder, Kind Systems LLC

Mark Friedgan, CEO, Ninja Holdings (CreditNinja)

Kathleen Kinney, Senior Director of Business Development, Aces Quality Management

TBA, Ocrolus

3:30pm

Partnerships with Banks, Fintechs and Platforms

Moderator

Sonal Patel, Structured Finance/Capital Markets (Issuer Services), Citi

Panelists

Eric Wex, Chief Strategy Officer, EPCVIP, Inc.

Campbell Gibson, VP of Public Policy, Avant

Arun Sharma, President, Grovepike Associates

Keith Barnett, Partner, Troutman Pepper

4:15pm

Financial Inclusion – Serving the Underserved

Moderator

James Stevens, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Panelists

Anthony Rose, CFO, Kapitus

Scott Griest, COO, PrimaHealth Credit

Christina Camacho, Founder and CEO, Ivy Lender

Christina Tetreault, Deputy Commissioner Office of Financial Technology Innovation, California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation

Ibrahim Dusi, Chief Risk & Revenue Officer, Happy Money

5:00pm

Point-of-Sale and Buy Now, Pay Later Consumers

John Wirth, Vice President, Consumer Lending & FinTech, TransUnion

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:30am

Registration

7:45am

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:35am

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

8:40am

Standalone

David Kimball, Chairman & CEO, Prosper

9:00am

The road to recovery: A 2021 recap of the lending and payments landscape

Moderator

Larry Chiavaro, CEO, LPC Associates LLC

Panelists

Fred Wang, Managing Partner, Hudson Cove Capital Management

David Tilis, Vice President, Director Of Specialty Lending, Finwise Bank

Eric Johnson, Vice President of Business Development, Carmel Solutions

9:45am

Investor Roundtable

Moderator

Zack Ellison, Managing General Partner, Applied Real Intelligence LLC (“A.R.I.”)

Panelists

Michael Morris, Managing Director, Northleaf Capital Partners (USA) Inc.

TJ Milani, CFO, Figure Lending LLC

Colin Kilgour, Partner, Kilgour Williams Group

Rahul Vaid, Managing Director, Crestline Investors, Inc.

Jillian Murrish, CEO, Pier Asset Management

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

10:30am

Track A: Key Considerations for Marketplace Lending Securitizations

Panelists

Jason Guss, CEO, Octane Lending

Barry Rafferty, Senior Director of Capital Markets, Freedom Financial Asset Management

Gunes Kulaligil, Co-Founder, Methodical Valuation and Advisory

Bill Yialamas, Co-President and CFO, Liberty Lending, LLC

Track B: The Role of SPAC’s in Fintech

Panelists

Mark A. Solovy, Co-Head, Technology Finance, Monroe Capital

Jason Brown, Partner, Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

11:15am

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

11:30am

Track A: Private Credit and Specialty Finance

Moderator

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

John Slonieski, Director of Private Credit, Medalist Partners

Frank Turner, Senior Managing Partner, Celeres Capital

Scott M. Rosen, Managing Director, Ares Management

Alexander Koles, Managing Director And Founder, Evolve Capital Partners

Cian Desmond, Vice President, Portfolio Manager - Alternative Investments, Wilshire

Track B: Debt Sales

Moderator

Jelena Verny, General Counsel, Arixa Capital Advisors

Panelists

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

Bob Deter, Director, Business Development, Crown Asset Management

Rui Pinto-Cardoso, President & CEO, Quantum3 Group

Sandy MacDougall, President, CrowdTrustDeed

12:15pm

Networking Luncheon on the Pacific Lawn

Sponsored by: Vervent

1:15pm

Track A: Student Loans

Panelists

Tess Michaels, Founder & CEO, Stride Funding

Tonio Desorrento, CEO, Vemo Education

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

Track B: Small Business Lending

Moderator

Steven Lee, Managing Director, Finitive

Panelists

Solomon Lax, CEO, Revenued

Ben Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Kapitus

Edward Wu, Managing Director, Bastion

Ryan Rosett, Co-CEO & Founder, Credibly

Denise Thomas, CEO & Founder, ApplePie Capital

Quentin Cote, EVP, Orion First Financial, LLC

2:00pm

Track A: Collections & Servicing 

Moderator

Roxanne Bartley, Founder & CEO, Bartley Ventures

Panelists

Matt Myers, President, Goal Solutions

Joe Adams, Executive Vice President and COO, Hampton Pryor Group, Inc.

Shaun O’Neill, President & CRO, Concord

Sabrina Dukhovny, VP of Loan Operations, Arixa Capital | Crosswind Financial

Track B: Capital Markets Outlook

Moderator

Ashley Gardner, Director, PwC

Panelists

Noah Cooper, EVP Head of Capital Markets, Cross River Bank

Nicole Byrns, Managing Director, Americas Structured Credit and Financials, Credit Investments, CPPIB America, Inc.

Peter Stokes, Managing Director, Lexant Advisors

Phillip Toth, Managing Director, QueensGiant

2:45pm

Track A: NFTs

Moderator

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

Panelists

Ian Panchèvre, Founder and CEO, Kaleido

Curtis McConnell, Founder and CEO, Authentify Art

Leslie Wright, Chairman, North America and Director, Trusts & Estates US

Brian S. Korn , Partner, Head of Financial Services Transactions, Fintech and Blockchain, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Track B: Private Equity / Venture Capital

Moderator

Alexander Prokhorov, Venture Partner, Black River Ventures

Panelists

Jennifer Lee, Partner, Edison Partners

Jonathan Litinger, Investment Banking Vice President – Business Development, Evolve Capital Partners

Sasha Grutman, Partner, Middlemarch Partners

Danielle Zhang, Associate, Clocktower Technology Ventures

3:30pm

Networking Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall

3:45pm

Track A: Opportunities in Real Estate

Moderator

Chris Smith, Partner & CFO, SER Capital Partners

Panelists

Peter Lowden, CFA, Managing Director, Prime Meridian Capital Management

Brian Dally, CEO & Co-Founder, Groundfloor

Peter Grabell, Senior Vice President, Commercial PACE, Dividend Finance

Track B: Utilizing Data, Machine Learning & AI 

Moderator

Co-Founder, Biz2Credit Inc.

Panelists

Mark Friedgan, CEO, Ninja Holdings (CreditNinja)

Rohit Srivastava, CTO, C3 Fund, LP

TBA, Experian

TBA, Ocrolus

George Souri, CEO, LQD Business Finance

Asya Bradley, COO, First Boulevard

4:30pm

Track A: Legal & Regulatory Issues – Next Wave of Regulatory Policy

Moderator

Kim Anderson, Operating Partner in Residence, C9 Partners, LLC

Panelists

Phil Goldfeder, SVP, Global Public Affairs, Cross River

Armen Meyer, Vice President, LendingClub

Moorari Shah, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Steve Denis, Executive Director, Small Business Finance Association

Adam Wright, Senior Counsel, California Department of Business Oversight (DBO)

Track B: The Future of Alternative Lending

Moderator

Spring Hollis, CEO & Founder, Star Strong Capital LLC

Panelists

Dave Philipp, CFA, CAIA, Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager, Crestline Investors

Jason Bross, Chief Operating Officer, Latitude20 Capital Partners

Nelson Chu, Founder & CEO, Percent

Mark Ruddock, CEO, Nuula

Ayaas Bhamla, Head of Capital Markets, Capchase

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer, Rapid Finance

5:30pm

Fireside Chat

Facilitated by

Sasha Grutman, Partner, Middlemarch Partners

Speaker

Miron Lulic, CEO, Supermoney

6:00pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

8:30am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:40am

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

8:45am

Navigating the Legal Landscape: From Madden to Securities Law

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

Colleen Honigsberg, Associate Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

9:15am

ESG Investments & Securitizations

Moderator

Meredith Williams, Vice President, Everberg Capital Partners

Panelists

Gunes Kulaligil, Co-Founder, Methodical Valuation and Advisory

Shelli Willis, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Angela Nagy, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, GreenSky

10:00am

Yield and Impact: The Emerging and Frontier Market Fintech Opportunity

Moderator

Daniel Goldfarb, Executive Chairman | Co-founder, Lendable

Panelist

Gary Miller, Originator, Portfolio Manager, Revere Capital

10:45am

Blockchain / Crypto Applications for  Online Lending

Moderator

Moorari Shah, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Panelist

TBA, NYDIG

William Black, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Christian Kameir, Managing Partner, Sustany Capital

11:30am

Fraud Prevention, Data Security, & Verification How to Manage Fraud in an Online Marketplace with Universally Compromised Data

12:00pm

Golf Tournament – Monarch Beach Golf Links

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1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629


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Registration Pricing

Standard Rate
Investor* $795
Issuers $1,295
Standard $2,495

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval.

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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