Robert Goodman


Over his thirty years of experience in the finance industry, Bob has worked as an analyst across a range of sectors of the capital markets including distressed and par debt, convertible securities, private and public equity and bank debt and a range of industries including general industrials, energy, transportation, building products, restaurants, and special situations. Mr. Goodman has also performed extensive work structuring and marketing primary debt offerings in the private and public markets. He started his career at Goldman Sachs as part of the Proprietary Accounting andRisk Analysis Group, performing accounting and fixed income risk analysis and subsequently moved to Goldman Sachs Asset Management working as aresearch analyst for a high yield fund until 1993. From 1993 to 2011, Bob wasa Senior Research Analyst and Principal at CRT Capital Group before moving toGlobal Hunter Securities as Senior Desk Analyst and Managing Director. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Goodman was a Managing Director at Canaccord Genuity Inc. working in high yield debt research and private debt origination. Bob has a B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics from Yale University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business.

Stephen Lobb


Steve has over thirty years’ experience in the global capital markets. He began his career in finance with Nesbitt Thomson/Bank of Montreal in Toronto in 1986. From 1994 to 2000, he was a Managing Director for Bank of America Canada and was Head of Global Markets. Steve relocated to London in 2000 and was Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, Europe and Asia for Scotia Capital from 2000 – 2003 and Managing Director and Head of European Credit Structuring and Marketing for Commerzbank from 2003 – 2004. He was appointed Managing Director of ABN AMRO in 2004 and was Global Head of Credit and Alternative Derivative Marketing. After the RBS/ABN AMRO merger in 2008, Mr. Lobb became Global Head of Credit Structuring and he successfully integrated the ABN AMRO and the RBS credit structuring platforms. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Lobb was Managing Director, Head of Structured Credit North America for Credit Suisse in New York. In 2013, Mr. Lobb relocated back to London as Managing Director, Global Head of Credit Sales for Societe Generale. The Credit Platform included investment grade and high yield credit, ABS, Infrastructure, Loans, Bonds, CDS, Indices and Options. From 2013 – 2015 Steve was Senior Managing Director, at Canaccord Genuity in New York responsible for building the Fixed Income and Private Capital Solutions business. Steve holds a BA with concentration in economics from Huron College at The University of Western Ontario. He is a dual British and Canadian citizen.

William Swenson


William has over 30 years of experience in the financial markets focusing on the leveraged finance and debt businesses. He began his career in 1983 as a fixed income trader for Citibank in NY where he traded a series of debt products in NY, London and Toronto. He managed teams of traders in NY and was the head of fixed income sales and trading for Citi’s Toronto broker/dealer in 1986-7. He moved to leveraged finance at Citi in 1988 specializing in large capitalization syndications. He moved to a series of small trading platforms in the early 1990’s working on distressed and performing bank loans. In 1995 he moved to CIBC World Markets, where his role grew to that of Global Head of Loan Sales and Trading. He then moved to a similar role for the CIT Group, Inc. where he was eventually Global Head of Capital Markets. His responsibilities were to start and build several debt related businesses including loan syndications, trading, derivatives, private placements and securitizations. He left CIT in 2007 to advise several clients on capital raising efforts and bankruptcy-related issues and then joined Guggenheim Securities in 2010. He moved to North Sea Partners LLC in 2011 to raise capital for the firm’s corporate clients in the telecom, energy and transportation industries. He moved to Canaccord Genuity in March of 2014 as part of an effort to raise capital for clients of the firm in private debt and equity markets. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Master’s Degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

George O'Dowd


George has over 25 years’ experience in the structured finance market, specialising in credit derivatives and mortgage-backed securities in the US. He was formerly Managing Director and head of structured credit trading for the NY office of Nomura Securities with responsibility for structuring and distribution. Prior to that, George was the New York head of Credit Trading for Commerzbank which included bond trading, derivatives and structured products. He has worked on large bank balance sheet restructuring and recapitalisation transactions at JPMorgan and was part of the group that developed the first securitisation of credit default swaps at Swiss Bank in 1997. Previously, George was involved with US mortgage-backed securities structuring and investing at Alliance Capital and Hyperion Capital Management in NY. George joined Eden Rock in May 2007 and is responsible for the management of ERG Asset Management in the US, where he also sits on its executive committee. He is a board member of Northstar Financial Services Ltd. George is also one of the founding partners of ERG Capital Partners. George has both an BSc and MSc in Management Science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Peter Bang

Peter has over twenty-four years of experience as an investment banker, advising Financial Services and Financial Technology companies globally in capital markets and M&A transactions. He began his career as a strategy consultant for LEK Consulting Group in Boston. In 1998, he moved to New York, where he served in the Financial Institutions Groups at Lazard Frères and Fox-Pitt, Kelton. In 2003, he moved to Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (“KBW”), where he led their efforts in M&A advisory as a Managing Director in both the Diversified Financials and Insurance sectors.  After the successful IPO and ultimate sale of KBW to Stifel Financial, he joined GCA Advisors in 2014 as a Managing Director, leading the InsureTech and FinTech coverage sectors.  He joined ERG Capital Partners in 2018 as a Senior Advisor.  Peter also recently served Trov, Inc., an InsureTech startup, as VP of Finance and Operations, and is an Advisory Board member for Lapetus Solutions and TransactBlock.  Peter earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.