NEW YORK, January 14, 2019 - Finitive (www.finitive.com), a financial technology platform providing institutional investors with direct access to alternative lending investments, announced today that the firm has appointed Steven Lee to lead the company's San Francisco office and Guido Geissler as head of capital markets based in New York.
"The rapid expansion of our platform over the last several months has required us to add to our team of senior investment professionals," said Jon Barlow, Founder and Executive Chairman at Finitive. "We are extremely fortunate that Steve and Guido have joined our team, and we look forward to their contributions."
Prior to Finitive, Steven Lee worked as Partner, Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager at Eaglewood Capital Management, where he led the effort to pioneer Eaglewood's software and algorithms to enable programmatic analysis and purchasing of loans in the online lending sector. As CIO, Steve managed Eaglewood's $2 billion alternative lending investment portfolio.
"Steve's long-time experience in credit investments and his exposure to multiple alternative lenders will greatly benefit Finitive as we continue to scale," Barlow added. "Steve is ideally suited to lead our efforts from the West Coast as we continue building our global leadership team."
Geissler will lead Finitive's capital markets efforts. His responsibilities will include identifying and developing new origination partners, creating and optimizing new financing solutions, and providing institutional investors with access to alternative lending opportunities.
"Guido's deep experience in structured finance at leading financial institutions and his relationships with many institutional investors are extremely valuable to our platform as we continue to grow our origination and placement activities and optimize the financing solutions we provide our clients," said Christopher Johnson, CEO at Finitive.
Geissler brings more than 13 years of industry experience to Finitive. Most recently, he worked at Macquarie's Credit Market Division in New York where he helped build Macquarie's online lending and alternative credit principal finance business.
Finitive is a financial technology platform providing institutional investors with direct access to alternative lending investments. Through Finitive, institutional investors access a multi-trillion-dollar market that encompasses a broad spectrum of non-bank lending sectors, including specialty finance, online lending, marketplace lending, and private credit funds. Finitive's originator partners gain efficient access to a global network of investors who actively allocate to alternative lending. All regulated activities are conducted through North Capital Private Securities, a registered broker-dealer and member FINRA/SIPC. For additional information, please visit Finitive's website at www.finitive.com.
Robert Klemens, Prosek Partners
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