SFNet's YoPro Leadership Summit 2020

August 26 to 27, 2020

Live Online

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We are excited to bring you this year's summit as a live online event. You can see our new online platform, SFNet Connect, in our attendee experience video here.

Join us August 26-27 as we bring together the young professionals of the secured finance industry for opportunities to hear from industry leaders, to connect with peers, and to discover together how to find success in the post-COVID environment.

Our theme this year is "Succeeding in the New Environment." Our speakers and panelists will address economic issues, the new landscape of lending, and how to stand out while working remotely. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to hear from industry titans at our Thursday roundtable. And you'll get to participate in our first-ever virtual cocktail networking party–in each virtual room we'll feature a spirit, with tasting tips and drink ideas. Verve Wines, OurVodka, El Guapo Bitters and Raines Law Room will be featured. You can mix along with our experts, open your own favorite spirit, or just listen in before chatting with your fellow attendees. 

In addition to experiencing the conference live, you will be able to revisit our sessions for four weeks afterward. So join us for this informative and fun online experience, register today.


Wednesday, August 26

3:00 p.m. ET  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Will Bence, Principal, Wingspire Capital
Rich Gumbrecht, CEO, Secured Finance Network

3:15 p.m. ET  Standing Out While Working from Home
This Q&A panel will cover various aspects of working in the virtual world. Panelists will touch on ways to grow your career path, build your personal brand, and more.
Moderator: Rob Meyers, President, Republic Business Credit
Panelists: Susanna Siskind, Vice President, Director of Operations, PNC Business Credit
Alex Drost, Founder, Connection Builders
4:00 p.m. ET  Economic Discussion

Panelists will dive into wealth management and their outlook on the current private banking landscape. These experts will explain how they help navigate their clients' liquidity, major life milestones, personalized capital solutions and how they integrate that with estate and business planning.
Moderator: Miin Chen, CFO, Siena Lending Group
Panelists: Ted Leh, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Shannon Saltos, Private Banking Regional Managing Director, Wilmington Trust

5:00 p.m. ET  Networking Cocktail Party

Four rooms, four spirits including Verve Wine, OurVodka, El Guapo Bitters, and tequila with Jena Ellenwood from Raines Law Room. Hang out in one room, or visit a second room for tasting tips and cocktail ideas. Click here for drink recipes and company information.

Thursday, August 27

3:00 p.m. ET  Lending Through COVID
Our panelists will explore the changes in credit and legal due diligence during a pandemic.
Moderator: Ikhwan Rafeek, Attorney, Otterbourg P.C.
Panelists: Rebecca Bruch, Director-ABL Underwriter, CIT Northbridge
Steven Torrez, Associate, Goldberg Kohn
Minna Lee, Director-ABL Underwriter, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Thomas Pabst, President, HYPERAMS, LLC

4:00 p.m. ET  Break/Trivia

4:15 p.m. ET  Industry Titans Roundtable
This panel of seasoned veterans from some of the country’s most recognizable bank and non-bank asset based lending institutions, will discuss a variety of topics including the evolving state of the asset based loan markets, attracting and retaining young talent, tips on how to progress in your career, and general observations on how things are changing due to COVID.-19.
Moderator: Meredith Carter, President and CEO, Context Business Lending LLC
: David Wisen, CEO and Co-Founder, Wingspire Capital
Mike Scolaro, ABL Group Head, BMO Harris Bank
Doug Winget, President, Huntington Business Credit

5:00 p.m. ET  Closing Remarks followed by Networking
Will Bence, Principal, Wingspire Capital
Rich Gumbrecht, CEO, Secured Finance Network


Member Price: $75

Non-Member Price: $175

Contact Information

Contact: Jeff Walsh

Phone Number: 646-839-6084

Email: jwalsh@sfnet.com

Upcoming SFNet Education Courses

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  • Business Development Level One
  • Loan Documentation
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