Experience Stability Integrity

Daniel Heflin
Daniel HeflinPartner, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Dan is a Partner, the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, as well as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees.  Dan was the Founder of Torchlight and has 29 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Dan worked at Ocwen Financial Corporation, Credit Suisse and Arthur Andersen LLP. While with Arthur Andersen, Dan received his Certified Public Accountant license in the State of New York. He holds an MS from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BS from Texas Christian University.


 
Marc Young
Marc YoungPartner, Co-Chief Investment Officer

Marc is a Partner and the Co-Chief Investment Officer as well as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees.  He has 23 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Marc worked at CW Capital and AIG Global Investments.  Marc holds an MBA from Temple University and a BS from Pennsylvania State University.


 
Sanford Weintraub
Sanford WeintraubPartner, Chief Operating Officer

Sanford is the Chief Operating Officer and a Partner as well as a member of the Operating Committee. He has 44 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Sanford worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick, LLP, Avaltus Inc., ADP Brokerage Services, Independent Election Corporation of America, and Touche Ross & Co, LLP. Sanford is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds an MBA from Baruch College and a BS from Long Island University.


 
Robert Kopchains
Robert KopchainsPartner, Investor Relations

Bob is a Partner in the investor relations group as well as a member of the Operating Committee.  Bob has 25 years of professional experience, including 18 in the financial services industry.  Prior to Torchlight, Bob worked at American Express TRS Company.  Bob holds an MBA from New York University and a BA from Middlebury College.


 
Michael Romo
Michael RomoPartner, Investor Relations

Mike is a Partner in the investor relations group as well as a member of the Operating Committee. He has 23 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Mike worked at Hawkeye Partners and Giuliani Partners. Mike holds a BBA from Southern Methodist University.


 
Gianluca Montalti
Gianluca MontaltiPartner, Asset Management

Gianluca is a Partner in the asset management group as well as a member of the Investment and Operating Committees. He has 19 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Gianluca worked at Investcorp International, Greenstreet Real Estate Partners and LaSalle Investment Management. Gianluca holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA from the University of Michigan.


 
Gregory Dineen
Gregory DineenChief Credit Officer

Greg is the Chief Credit Officer as well as a member of the Investment Committee. He has 14 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Greg worked at B2R Finance, Guggenheim Partners and Credit Suisse. Greg holds a BS from Villanova University.

 


 
MICHAEL BUTZ
MICHAEL BUTZPartner, Acquisitions

Mike is a Partner in the investment management and acquisitions group as well as a member of the Operating Committee.  He has 23 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Mike worked at Hypo Real Estate, Morgan Stanley and Nomura Securities.  Mike holds a BS from Lehigh University.


 
Samuel Chang
Samuel ChangPartner, Portfolio Manager

Sam is a Partner and a Portfolio Manager as well as a member of the Investment Committee.  He has 18 years of professional experience.  Sam holds a BS from Columbia University. 


 
Jennifer Yuen
Jennifer YuenPartner, Investor Relations

Jen is a Partner in the investor relations group as well as a member of the Operating Committee.  She has 18 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Jen worked at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.  Jen holds an MBA and a BS from New York University.


 
Robert Del Monaco
Robert Del MonacoSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Funds

Bob is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Funds. He has 17 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Bob worked at Czech Asset Management, FrontPoint Partners, Archeus Capital Management, GlobeOp Financial Services and Long-Term Capital Management. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Hampshire, holds a MS from Baruch College and a BS from Sacred Heart University.


 
Henry Gom
Henry GomSenior Vice President

Henry is a Senior Vice President in the investment management and acquisitions group.  He has 20 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Henry worked at Annaly Capital Management, Citi Property Investors and Merrill Lynch & Co.  Henry holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Pratt Institute.


 
Wayne Gavioli
Wayne GavioliSenior Vice President

Wayne is a Senior Vice President in the investment management and acquisitions group. He has 8 years of professional experience. Wayne is a CFA Charterholder and holds an AB from Harvard University.


 
Sunny Tam
Sunny TamSenior Vice President

Sunny is a Senior Vice President in the financial control group.  He has 17 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Sunny worked at Mayer & Hoffman Capital Advisors and BDO Seidman.  Sunny is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York and holds a BS from New York University.


 
Brett Hopkins
Brett HopkinsSenior Vice President

Brett is a Senior Vice President in the investment management and acquisitions group. He has 13 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Brett worked at True North Management Group and CWCapital Investments. Brett holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA from the University of Richmond.


 
Daniel Lockwood
Daniel LockwoodSenior Vice President

Daniel is a Senior Vice President in the investment management and acquisitions group. He has 17 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Daniel worked at World Class Capital Group, Guggenheim Partners, Zurich Alternative Management, and Credit Suisse. Daniel holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University.  


 
Abbey Kosakowski
Abbey KosakowskiSenior Vice President

Abbey is a Senior Vice President in the acquisitions group and the Head of Special Servicing. She has 21 years of professional experience. Prior to Torchlight, Abbey worked at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers and as a practicing attorney. Abbey holds a JD and BS from the University of Florida.


 
Brian Arment
Brian ArmentSenior Vice President

Brian is a Senior Vice President in the asset management group.  He has 17 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Brian worked at Allgemeine HypothekenBank Rheinboden AG, Hypo Real Estate and Robertson Stephens.  Brian holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts. 


 
William Clarkson
William ClarksonSenior Vice President

Bill is a Senior Vice President in the distressed debt workout group.  He has 12 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Bill worked at Auction.com, LNR Partners, Rockwood Real Estate Advisors and First Potomac Realty Trust.  Bill holds an MBA from the University of Florida and a BBA from Roanoke College.


 
Jacob Baron
Jacob BaronVice President

Jacob is a Vice President in the distressed debt workout group.  He has 9 years of professional experience, including 6 in the financial services industry.  Jacob holds an MA from the Brandeis International Business School and a BA from Brandeis University.


 
Hubert Kang
Hubert KangVice President

Hubert is a Vice President in the financial control group.  He has 16 years of professional experience.  Prior to Torchlight, Hubert worked at Arthur Andersen LLP and BisysPrivate Equity Services.  Hubert is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and holds an MBA and an MS from Northeastern University and a BA from Columbia University.