Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit 2021

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

5 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.

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test.

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Current as of December 1, 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

Thomas Ritchie, SVP Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Biz2Credit Inc.

Eric Neglia, Senior Managing Director, ABS Consumer, KBRA

Adam Goller, EVP, Head of Fintech Banking, 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

Tim Dubes, VP of Content and Communications, 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, Head of Public Policy, Avant

Arun Sharma, President, Grovepike Associates

Keith Barnett, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Devin Hughes, VP, Business Development, LendKey Technologies

Phil Richards, SVP Business Development, LeadsMarket.com, LLC

4:15pm

Financial Inclusion – Serving the Underserved

Moderator

James Stevens, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Panelists

Anthony Rose, CFO, Kapitus

Brendon Kensel, CEO, 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

Fireside Chat with David Kimball: Prosper Moves Beyond Marketplace Lending

David Kimball, Chairman & CEO, Prosper

Facilitated by

Ashley Gardner, Director, PwC

9:00am

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

Moderator

Larry Chiavaro, President, LPC Associates LLC

Panelists

Fred Wang, Managing Partner, Hudson Cove Capital Management

David Tilis, Chief Strategy Officer, FinWise Bank

Eric Johnson, Vice President of Business Development, Carmel Solutions

Camilo Concha, CEO, Lending USA

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

Moderator

William Black, Managing Director, Consumer Structured Finance Americas, Moody's Investors Service

Panelists

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

Moderator

Brandon Laughren, Chief Investment Officer, The Laughren Group (SFO)

Panelists

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

Jason Brown, Partner, Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC

David Robb, Managing Director, Frontier Group (SFO)

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

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 and Director, Heritage Financial Assets (Nasdaq:HGBL), NLEX, Inc. Heritage Global Capital

Bob Deter, Vice President, Business Development, Crown Asset Management

Rui Pinto-Cardoso, President & CEO, Quantum3 Group

Sandy MacDougall, President, CrowdTrustDeed

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

12:15pm

Networking Luncheon on the Grand Lawn

Sponsored by: Vervent

1:15pm

Track A: Student Loans

Moderator

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

Panelists

Tess Michaels, Founder & CEO, Stride Funding

Tonio Desorrento, Former CEO, Vemo Education

Ken Ruggiero, Chief Executive Officer, Ascent Funding

Track B: Small Business Lending

Moderator

Steven Lee, Managing Director, Finitive

Panelists

Solomon Lax, CEO, Revenued

Ben Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, Kapitus

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

Patricia Pernes, US General Counsel, Bonhams

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

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

Mark McGuire, CEO, Merchant Banking Resources

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

Thomas Ritchie, SVP Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Biz2Credit Inc.

Panelists

Mark Friedgan, CEO, Ninja Holdings (CreditNinja)

Rohit Srivastava, CTO, C3 Fund, LP

Shri Santhanam, EVP and General Manager of Global Analytics and AI, Experian

Tim Dubes, VP of Content and Communications, Ocrolus

George Souri, CEO, LQD Business Finance

Asya Bradley, COO, Kinly & Partner, MAJORITY VC

4:30pm

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

Moderator

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

Panelists

Armen Meyer, Vice President, LendingClub

Moorari Shah, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Steve Denis, Executive Director, Small Business Finance Association

Adam Wright, Senior Counsel, Department of Financial Protection & Innovation

Track B: The Future of Alternative Lending

Moderator

Gary Miller, Originator, Portfolio Manager, Revere Capital

Panelists

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

Jason Bross, Chief Operating Officer, Latitude20 Capital Partners

Nelson Chu, Founder & CEO, Percent

Ayaas Bhamla, Head of Capital Markets, Capchase

Mark Cerminaro, Chief Revenue Officer, Rapid Finance

5:30pm

Fireside Chat

Developing Customer Acquisition and Retention Strategies in Consumer Lending

Facilitated by

Sasha Grutman, Partner, Middlemarch Partners

Speakers

Miron Lulic, CEO & Founder, Supermoney

Mark Friedgan, CEO, Ninja Holdings (CreditNinja)

6:00pm

Networking Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

8:30am

Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

9:10am

Co-Chair Welcoming Remarks

9:15am

ESG Investments & Securitizations

Speakers

Gunes Kulaligil, Co-Founder, Methodical Valuation and Advisory

Shelli Willis, Partner, Troutman Pepper

Meredith Williams, Sustainability and ESG Senior Manager, Deloitte

David Lazar, CFA, Product Manager, Public Credit, Allvue

10:00am

Blockchain / Crypto Applications for  Online Lending

Moderator

Moorari Shah, Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Panelists

William Black, Managing Director, Consumer Structured Finance Americas, Moody's Investors Service

Christian Kameir, Managing Partner, Sustany Capital

Phil Richards, SVP Business Development, LeadsMarket.com, LLC

10:45am

Conference Concludes

12:00pm

Golf Tournament – Monarch Beach Golf Links

5star
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point, CA 92629


The room block is currently sold out.
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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