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Senior Management

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.


 
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.