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MESSAGE FROM THE CONVENTION
PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
This November, the CFA Annual Convention returns to Los
Angeles for the first time since 1991. Much has changed in our
industry in the 22 years since we last visited the City of Angels
and our annual gathering of the leading professionals in our
industry has evolved as well.
There are some very exciting changes coming to the CFA An-
nual Convention this year to enhance and enrich your experience.
First, the Convention is kicking off this year at 1 p.m. on Wednesday,
After an afternoon of quality programming, get ready to network with 1,000 of your
And what a kick off it will be! Our General Session and Keynote Speaker will be Oscar
award-winning director Oliver Stone. Consistent with our theme of “Reaching for
the Stars”, Mr. Stone is uniquely positioned to offer his perspectives on filmmaking
and entertainment. Be sure to take the earlier start time into consideration when making
your travel plans so you don’t miss what is sure to be an amazing General Session.
industry colleagues at the Opening Reception on Wednesday evening, just a few
short steps from the Marriott hotel at Club Nokia in the heart of the LA Live complex.
While networking and having fun at the Opening Reception, we invite you to visit the
acclaimed Grammy Museum (attached to Club Nokia), a state-of-the-art celebration
of the power of music. To add diversity to the program, we’ve added a Private Equity
Breakfast on Friday morning with a tightly focused program schedule geared to
enhance this experience. As part of CFA’s efforts to make the Annual Convention an
even more meaningful experience for our attendees, we are bringing together key
Private Equity players to provide their perspective on the current deal environment
and what they look for when working with asset-based lenders.
The Convention schedule detailed on these pages highlights that the Program
Committee has created the fullest and most diverse schedule of panels and presentations
in the 69-year history of the event. The Committee listened to the feedback from
previous attendees and has worked diligently to provide a worldclass, substantive and
On behalf of CFA and the Convention Program Committee, I know that your time
spent at the Annual Convention in Los Angeles will be a valuable and memorable
one. We look forward to seeing you the City of Angels. Please join us as we Reach
for the Stars.
Michael D. Haddad
CFA Convention Program Committee Chairman &
President, NewStar Business Credit
THANK YOU TO THE 69TH ANNUAL
CONVENTION PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
CHAIRMAN: Michael D. Haddad, NewStar Business Credit
VICE CHAIRMAN: David Grende, Siena Lending Group
Gail Bernstein, PNC Business Credit
Marissa Bianco, Amalgamated Capital
John Brignola, LBC Credit Partners
Howard B. Brownstein, Brownstein Corp.
Adam Cox, Pendleton Capital Group, Inc.
James L. DiCamillo, RMP Capital Corp.
Adam Evans, Hilco
James Glickman, Hilco
Steven C. Gold, Allied Financial Corporation
Jeffrey K. Goldrich, North Mill Capital LLC
Cole Harmonson, Far West Capital
Gilad Kalter, Platinum Credit Management
Barry Karen, IDB Bank
Barry A. Kastner, Keltic Financial Services, LLC
Robert D. Katz, CTP, MBA, CPA,
Executive Sounding Board Associates Inc.
Michael Kianmahd, Maxim Commercial Capital, LLC
Randall L. Klein, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.
Darryl Kuriger, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
David B. Kurzweil, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Joseph Lehrer, Fifth Third Bank
Frank Marsicano, Amalgamated Capital
Claude Mattessich, CIT Commercial & Industrial
Paul Melville, Grant Thornton LLP
Michael Miller, Maple Trade Finance, Inc.
Michael J. Murphy, Union Bank, N.A.
Jeffrey A. Wurst, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C.
1 Commercial Finance Association’s 69th Annual Convention • November 13-15, 2013