Congratulations to MFF Board member Amy Lawrence on her appointment to the Hedge Fund Association’s Board of Directors as the Southeast Regional Co-Director.
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For Immediate Release
Miami Finance Forum Announces New Officers/Executive Board for 2018
Miami, FL – February XX, 2018 – The Miami Finance Forum (MFF), South Florida’s leading professional finance industry networking organization, is pleased to announce the election of the 2018 executive board which includes Gregory M. Santín as Chairman, Julie Neitzel as Vice Chairwoman, Raul A. Garcia as President, Jean-Pierre Trouillot as CFO/Treasurer, Casey Swercheck as Vice President, Richard Montes de Oca as Secretary and General Counsel, Nicholas Ferber as Chief Development Officer and James Varnadoe as Advisory Board Chairman.
Together, the elected leadership team brings deep experience from various key financial sectors that contribute toward the MFF’s mission of establishing Miami as South Florida’s global financial hub.
Santín is a Senior Lender, Commercial Real Estate – Florida with TD Bank, N.A. He is a commercial real estate and banking professional with over 25 years of transaction, business development, origination, portfolio management, structuring and restructuring experience for CRE, C&I and Private Banking loans.
Neitzel is a partner at WE Family Offices with more than 25 years of experience working extensively with entrepreneurs and wealthy families in areas including the acquisition and financing of closely-held businesses, real estate portfolio acquisition and management, investment capital management, estate planning, beneficiary mentoring and education.
Garcia is a principal in the financial services practice at Kaufman Rossin in Miami. He leads both audit and tax engagements for clients predominantly in the investment industry including hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisors, and broker-dealers.
Trouillot, a partner in the Miami office of KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and financial strategic consulting assignments. For more than 20 years, he has been providing services to numerous buyout sponsors, lenders, venture capitalists, and other domestic and international clients.
Swercheck is Vice President at Capital Group and Capitala Investment Advisors. Capitala is a private equity investor and direct private lender focused on U.S. businesses in the lower-middle market. He is also active on the Boards of the Florida Venture Forum and the Association for Corporate Growth.
Montes de Oca is the founder and Managing Partner of MDO Partners, a boutique law firm that focuses on Corporate, International and Real Estate Law as well as Global Compliance and Business Ethics.
Ferber is Director Talent Acquisition with Integrated Dermatology Group. He has been a member of the Miami Finance Forum for the past nine years and has played a vital role in bringing high level people from Accounting, Finance, Law, and the Investment community together.
Varnadoe is the Managing Director of SGT Fund, where he is responsible for the overall development, business management, operations and growth of the Fund. He has been active in both the private equity and venture capital industries since 1988 as investor, financial advisor and legal counsel.
About Miami Finance Forum
The Miami Finance Forum is a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of professionals and executives from the world of finance, investment management, banking, commercial real estate, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, legal, accounting and related fields. MFF creates programing that fosters and supports the continued growth of Miami and the rest of South Florida as the premier network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base and professional practices of its members, while ensuring that the region continues to attract and retain its top talent. The MFF community has grown to over 6,400 professionals in all sub-segments of finance and includes startups, high-growth companies and entrepreneurs. For information, visit www.miamifinanceforum.com.
For Immediate Release
February 5, 2018
Amber Leahy, TD Bank
Web Site: http://www.tdbank.com/
Gregory Santin Joins TD Bank as Senior Lender in Commercial Real Estate for South Florida Region
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, provides customers with a full range of financial products and services at 1,300 convenient locations from Maine to Florida
MIAMI (February 5, 2018) – TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has named Gregory M. Santin as Senior Lender, Commercial Real Estate, based in Miami. He is responsible for developing new commercial real estate lending relationships with companies and organizations across South Florida.
Santin has 25 years of experience in banking, lending and commercial real estate in South Florida, closing more than $5B in transactions to date in his career. Prior to joining TD Bank, he served at J.P. Morgan Private Bank as Senior Banker and at BankUnited as a Senior Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate, focused on deposit and loan origination for a wide range of commercial real estate developers and investors in South Florida. Santin also worked in commercial real estate banking and risk management during a six-year stint at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.
Santin serves as Chairman and Board Member for the Miami Finance Forum (MFF) and is Past President and Board Member of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA). He is an Executive Committee Board Member of the Neighborhood Lending Partnership (NLP) of Florida, and an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC).
A Miami resident and native, Santin is active in his community, volunteering with the United Way of Miami-Dade, Habitat for Humanity and Babson College. He is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Santin is Chair & President Emeritus of the Babson College Alumni Club of South Florida and a Director and Board Member of the Babson Alumni Association (BAA). He is bilingual (English-Spanish).
About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit www.td.com.
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Finance Forum Scholars: FIU management and international business Professor Jerry Haar has committed $10,000 to launch a scholarship fund in the memory of two former chairmen of the Miami Finance Forum who recently died. The Carlos J. Deupi / Raul Valdes-Fauli Jr. Scholarship Fund is to support student scholarships, practice-oriented research or education-focused Miami Finance Forum activity.
Source: Miami Today (2017-04-17)
Miami, FL – April 12, 2017 – The Miami Finance Forum, South Florida’s leading professional finance industry networking organization, has created the Carlos J. Deupi/Raul Valdes-Fauli, Jr. Scholarship Fund, in memory of two former Chairmen of the Miami Finance Forum who recently passed away. Jerry Haar, professor of management and international business at Florida International University, and a former Board member of the Miami Finance Forum, has committed $10,000 to launch the fund.
“During the past six months, the Miami Finance Forum, and South Florida’s business community, has lost two extraordinary leaders,” said Jerry Haar. “This is but a small token to honor the memory and accomplishments of my two very good friends, whose lives were taken from us too early.” The Fund will be used towards full or partial student scholarships, practice-oriented research or other substantive educational focused activity conducted by the Miami Finance Forum.
Carlos J. Deupi, Founder & Managing Partner of the Deupi Law Group, was a corporate and securities lawyer for more than 25 years. He was the current Secretary and Chairman Emeritus of the Miami Finance Forum having served as Chairman from 2007 to 2014, seven out of the 10 plus year history of the organization. Raul G. Valdes-Fauli, Jr., a career banker, was the President & CEO of Professional Bank. He served as Chairman of MFF from 2015 to 2016.
“The Miami Finance Forum is ever grateful for Jerry Haar’s generosity and gesture of support which has made what we do as volunteers even more important to both our community and to honor the memory of Carlos and Raul who represented the very best of our organization and our community,” said Gregory M. Santín, Chairman of the Miami Finance Forum.
The Miami Finance Forum is a not-for-profit membership organization comprised of professionals and executives from the world of finance, investment management, banking, commercial real estate, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, legal, accounting and related fields. MFF creates programing that fosters and supports the continued growth of Miami and the rest of South Florida as the premier network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base and professional practices of its members, while ensuring that the region continues to attract and retain its top talent. The MFF community has grown to over 6,400 professionals in all sub-segments of finance and includes startups, high-growth companies and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.miamifinanceforum.com.
It has been several months since our Chairman and friend, Raul G. Valdes-Fauli passed away. The sadness we feel as the Board of Directors of the Miami Finance Forum has moved us to find a way of giving back to honor this special person who was so committed to our community. To honor his memory, the only way we can give back to him indirectly is by giving to the two persons he loved the most in this world—his boys, Raul and Javier. We invite you to donate to this campaign in his memory.