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SFNet Events Series

Missed a Live Event? You Don’t Have to Miss the Insights

SFNet’s conferences deliver great content from industry experts and thought leaders, but we understand that they may not always fit into your schedule. Now we are making the information available at a low cost so that you can access the insights and gather the knowledge that you might have missed.

Conference sessions are available for purchase a few weeks after the live event. Click the title of the conference to find select sessions available for purchase. 

$50 Member Price  
$95 Non-Member Price


SFNet Women in Secured Finance Panel Sessions

The “New Balancing Act”
Panelists will discuss best practices for handling the added stress we are all dealing with from working remotely, work/family balance, homeschooling, networking without being face to face, and under-employment Attendees are encouraged to share their best tips also.

Moderator: Bethani Oppenheimer, Associate, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Panelists: Meredith Carter, President & CEO, Context Business Lending

Cindi Giglio, Associate General Counsel, Gordon Brothers

Joye Lynn, Head of Corporate ABL, Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Jennifer Palmer, CEO, Gerber Finance, Inc.


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Congrats, You're the Boss! Now What?

Join emerging leaders in the secured finance industry to learn how they have overcome common pitfalls for new managers: going from being one of the team to leading the team, managing someone your parents’ age, making your voice heard as the youngest person & only woman in the room, learning to manage your boss’s expectations while managing a team, and more.  Panelists are representative of different industry segments: large & small lenders, legal, and service provider.


Moderator: Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde, Managing Director, NautaDutilh 

Panelists: Miin Chen, CFO, Siena Lending Group

Regina Kelbon, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Nancy Lee, CEO, ABLSoft Inc.

Tiffany Ormon, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Capital Finance


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Leadership During Crisis

We do not face the real test of leadership when things run smoothly. Leadership is tested during times of crisis. COVID-19, and the uncertainty that has come with it, have added a new perspective and importance around readiness and preparedness. Leaders have to overcome new challenges and are forced to think and behave in ways that feel unfamiliar. Join our interactive panel discussion with experts across the Secured Finance industry who will explore best behaviors and mindsets that can help leaders navigate the current crisis and look ahead. Panelists will share their personal experience, discuss how to adapt to the new environment and continue to inspire teams, as well as key lessons learned and pitfalls to watch out for.


Moderator: Guelay Mese, Head of ABL, BNP Paribas

Panelists: Andrea Beirne, Partner, KPMG LLP

Lisa Donahue, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Betty Hernandez, EVP & Chief Credit Officer, North Mill Capital LLC

Janet Jarrett, Managing Director, Head of Asset Finance, Truist


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Is This Your First Recession?
If yes, it may not matter because the “rules” have changed. Join our panel for a frank discussion of the salient information that you need for your role during this current recession. Covid-19 has disrupted the business world in a completely new manner and the experienced members of this panel will provide you with advice and food for thought.


Moderator: Eileen Kowalski, SVP, PNC Business Credit

Panelists: Denise Albanese, BDO, Cost Reduction Solutions

Holly Etlin, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Laura Glass, SVP/ East Region Senior Portfolio Manager, Bank of America, N.A.

Valerie Mason, Member, Otterbourg P.C.


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SFNet YoPro Leadership Summit Panel Sessions

Instructor Don Rothman, Partner, Riemer & Braunstein

  • We will be exploring the following topics at a level geared for loan officers who have not been through an economic downturn previously:
  • We will discuss what a workout actually is, and the different types of defaults and/or events that can cause a loan to be considered a "workout," particularly in the age of COVID-19.
  • We will discuss the basic steps to handling a workout, including due diligence, identifying the lender's goal/strategy, notices, forbearance and modification agreements and enforcement of rights.
  • We will cover some common pitfalls for loan officers to be aware of.
  • We will cover some basic rules to avoid lender liability.