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CFA Honors Rising Stars in the Commercial Finance Industry

September 25, 2018, 07:00 AM

On September 20, hundreds gathered at The Pierre New York to celebrate the recipients of the Commercial Finance Association's CFA 40 Under 40 Awards. The Awards honor the achievements of rising stars in the commercial finance industry. Steven Gold, President & CEO, Allied Financial, was the recipient of the CFA Leadership Award and Rob Frohwein, Co-founder & Kabbagehead of Kabbage gave the keynote address, sharing the ups and downs of his career and what he learned along the way.

Now in its third year, the Award celebrates the achievements of young professionals in the commercial finance industry — movers and shakers who exemplify true excellence in their careers and who bring a strong voice and commitment to the industry at large.

Jeffrey Goldrich of North Mill Capital and Kate Lepak of People’s United Business Capital served as Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the 2018 CFA 40 Under 40 Awards Committee. 

David Grende of Siena Lending served as Chair of the 40 Under 40 Leadership Council. David Kurzweil of Greenberg Traurig and Sheri Fenenbock were judges along with Lepak and Goldrich.

"CFA’s 40 Under 40 Award has quickly become a sought-after award which can have a significant impact on one’s career,” said Goldrich. “This award is not only a reflection of the recipients, but also of their nominators and organizations. They should all be very proud.”

The CFA 40 Under 40 Awards benefits CFA’s Education Foundation. The 2018 Award Winners are:

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 DiCicco   
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

Danielle LaPaglia
ENGS Commercial Finance

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        

Brian Scully
CIT Group Inc.     

Mackenzie Shea  
Gordon Brothers   
Legal Services

Jan Tammen         
PNC Business Credit       
Internal field exam

Raph Torres         
Wells Fargo Capital Finance     
Portfolio Management

Angelique Waddell         
Holland & Knight
Legal Services

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

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