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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2018 40 Under 40 Awards

CFA offers its deepest gratitude to all of the nominees and their managers who participated in this year’s CFA 40 Under 40 Awards. We would also like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the judges: Jeff Goldrich of North Mill Capital, David Kurzweil of Greenberg Traurig, Kate Lepak of People’s United Business Capital and Sheri Fenenbock of Wells Fargo Capital Finance. Additionally, Jeff served as Chair of the Awards Program and Kate served as Vice Chair. The CFA 40 Under 40 Awards would not be possible without the continued leadership and commitment of our volunteers to the young professionals of our industry.

CFA also extends its appreciation to the 2018 40 Under 40 Leadership Council, chaired by David Grende of Siena Lending Group and the 2018 40 Under 40 Event Committee.

The 2018 Leadership Council

  • David Grende, Chairperson, Siena Lending Group
  • Katherine Bell, Paul Hastings
  • William Brewer, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Chris Carmosino, Gordon Brothers
  • Marianne Cordora, Regions Business Capital
  • Paula Currie, PNC Business Credit
  • Bruce Denby, CIBC
  • Larry Flick, Blank Rome LLP
  • Frank Grimaldi, Gordon Brothers
  • Stewart Hayes, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Jonathan Helfat, Otterbourg
  • Marc Heller, CIT Commercial Services
  • Janet Jarrett, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
  • Richard Kohn, Goldberg Kohn
  • Robert Meyers, Republic Business Credit
  • Tom Otte, White Oak Commercial Finance
  • Sam Philbrick, U.S. Bank
  • John Rosin, MidCap Financial
  • Karen Sessions, Bank of America Business Capital
  • Michael Sharkey, MB Business Capital
  • Ian Watson, Bibby Financial Services

The 2018 Event Comittee

  • Bobbi Acord Noland, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP
  • Denise Albanese, Cost Reduction Solutions
  • Brian Baker, Citizens Commercial Banking Business Capital
  • Jeremy Brown, RapidAdvance
  • Emily Carroll, PNC Business Credit
  • Stewart Chesters, Republic Business Credit, LLC
  • Craig Cohen, Advance Partners
  • Seth Cooper, Midcap Business Credit LLC
  • Kathleen Davenport, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, LLC/Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
  • Tom Floyd, Regions Business Capital – a division of Regions Bank
  • Jeffrey Giunta, People’s United Business Capital
  • Kevin Harbour, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Licia Jacques, North Mill Capital LLC
  • Doug Jung, Hilco Global
  • Robert Katz, EisnerAmper
  • Joye Lynn, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Nneoma Maduike, Otterbourg P.C.
  • Amna Mahmood, The CIT Group/Commercial Services
  • David Morse, Otterbourg P.C.
  • Hoss Nouri, Regions
  • Nick Payne, Siena Lending Group LLC
  • Christopher Ross, Paul Hastings LLP
  • Caitlin Sanders, Gordon Brothers Finance Company
  • Michael Ticehurst, Rosenberg and Fecci Consulting LLC
  • Ronald Vanek, Marquette Business Credit
  • Tushara Weerasooriya, McMillan LLP

2018 40 Under 40 Winners

Michael Albanese
Cost Reduction Solutions

Kyle Asher
Monroe Capital

David Baroni
Winston & Strawn LLP
Legal Services

Bianca Barredo Higgins
MidCap Financial Services, LLC
Business Development

Daniel Belue
Dopkins & Company, LLP
External Field Exam

Stephen Beriau
Encina Business Credit, LLC
Business Development

Tiffany Butts
Regions Business Capital
Portfolio Management/Risk

Tiffany Cason
Capital One
Business Development

Josh Ceccarelli
Rosenthal & Rosenthal
Portfolio Management/Risk

Danny Choi
Paul Hastings LLP
Legal Services

Adam Davis
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Business Development

William DeCicco
Bank of America
Loan Documentation

Alex Dunn
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Legal Services

Adam Evans
Hilco Global

Carl Fairbank
Breakout Capital
Business Development

Andy Forsythe
Siena Lending Group

Cari Grieb
Chapman and Cutler LLP
Legal Services

Candice Hubert
Republic Business Credit, LLC
Business Development

Courtney Jespersen
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Business Development

Danielle Juhle
Goldberg Kohn
Legal Services

Jonathan Killion
Carl Marks Advisors
Business Consulting/Turnaround

Sariina Maier
RBC Capital Markets
Internal Field Exam

Karen Marino
North Mill Capital LLC
Portfolio Management

Jason Miller
Otterbourg P.C.
Legal Services

James Montgomery
US Bank
Business Development

Didi Moser
Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Brett Moskowitz
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Legal Services

Jonathan Parker
PNC Business Credit

Yonatan Petel
McMillan LLP
Legal Services

Matt Reed
RedRidge Diligence Services
External Field Exam

Daniel Rodrigue
Bibby Financial Services (Holdings) Inc.
Business Development

Brooks Sawyer
Citizens Business Capital
Business Development

Michael Scholten
Marquette Business Credit

Jason Schumacher
Ares Management
Portfolio Management

Brian Scully
CIT Group Inc.

Mackenzie Shea
Gordon Brothers
Legal Services

Jan Tammen
PNC Business Credit
Internal Field Exam

Ralph Torres
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Portfolio Management

Angelique Waddell
Holland & Knight
Legal Services

Dave Wagener
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Legal Services

Please be sure to visit the Awards site
for details on the awards celebration on September 20.

We hope to see you there!