World Business Lenders Appoints Robert M. Pardes As Director Of Operations, Completes Executive Team.
NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — World Business Lenders, a
lender to small business, has appointed Robert M. Pardes as Director of
Operations, the company announced. Pardes, a
Certified Public Accountant
and attorney, brings to WBL over 25 years of global experience in
commercial and mortgage banking.
Pardes joins WBL from Cercasa, a de novo mortgage banking subsidiary
established by Grupo InterBolsa, in consultation with Deutsche Bank,
based in Bogota, Colombia, where he was Vice President and COO. Pardes
directed all facets of the company’s business implementation plan.
Prior to his affiliation with Grupo InterBolsa, Pardes served as Project
Manager and Consultant at Deutsche Bank, providing operations expertise
to the Global Markets LATAM group in New York, and contract finance and
asset management units in both New York and Florida.
“We are very pleased to welcome Robert to our team,” said
Doug Naidus, World Business Lenders founder and CEO. “His
leadership expertise and global markets experience is invaluable to our
success as WBL continues its momentum in 2013.”
Pardes has served on the Advisory Boards of the Federal National
Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the
Federal Home Loan Mortgage
commonly known as privately owned, government-sponsored organization that uses private capital to buy home mortgages as a means to help lower housing costs.
(Freddie Mac). He graduated from the
State University of New
in Albany with a BS in Accounting and holds a Masters in Laws from
New York University
mainly in New York City; coeducational; chartered 1831, opened 1832 as the Univ. of the City of New York, renamed 1896. It comprises 13 schools and colleges, maintaining 4 main centers (including the Medical Center) in the city, as well as the
and Juris Doctor from
Brooklyn Law School
. Pardes is
a member of the New York and New Jersey Bar Associations, as well as the
New York State Society of Certified Public Accounts.
With Pardes’ appointment WBL has completed its executive team,
the company said. Doug Naidus, who founded World Business Lenders in
2011, is a successful entrepreneur and finance professional with 25
years of business-building and financial industry experience focused on
the development, structuring, trading, hedging and distribution of
financial products in the retail and secondary markets. Prior to
founding WBL, he served as Managing Director and Global Head of
Residential Lending and Trading at Deutsche Bank in New York.
Naidus has assembled an experienced roster of senior finance
executives at WBL, including the following:
Kerry Brecker, Managing Director, is a 20-year industry veteran, and
was most recently a Director at Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible
for all US-based lending initiatives.
Donald Epstein, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, has
more than 30 years of experience in mortgage and commercial banking,
including senior positions at
Bank of America
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648 ) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world.
and Wells Fargo Bank.
Epstein began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse.
Alex Gemici, Managing Director and Head of Business Development and
Marketing, is a 30-year finance industry veteran and entrepreneur with
experience in capital placement, debt structuring and real estate. He
previously served as Managing Director and Head of Deutsche Bank’s
real estate finance, mortgage origination, trading and warehouse lending
businesses in the Middle East and Africa.
Andy Occhino, Managing Director and General Counsel, began his
career in 1983 with Arthur Andersen & Co, the public accounting
firm. Most recently, he was a Director at Deutsche Bank, with
responsibility for various business development initiatives in emerging
markets. His other affiliations include GreenPoint Bank, where he was
Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, and the law firm of
Cullen and Dykman.
About World Business Lenders
New York City
see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
, World Business Lenders (www.wbl.com) is a
lender specializing in serving the small business community. WBL was
founded by a group of successful international entrepreneurs with
extensive experience and background in financial markets. The Company
was founded to help the underserved small business sector and satisfy
the growing need for small business capital.
SOURCE World Business Lenders