I am the Chairman and Co-CEO of Veritas Financial Partners, a leading financial services firm providing senior secured loans to middle market businesses and comprehensive credit management services to banks and other financial institutions. Prior to founding Veritas, I was the President of First Capital and the President and CEO of Siemens First Capital. Both companies were global commercial lenders. I was also a Managing Director at Westwood Capital (where I was a founding partner). Westwood was an investment bank that specializes in meeting the needs of the financial services companies both in North America as well as Asia. Before working at Westwood Capital, I held senior positions with Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. (where I worked in the Financial Institutions Group and the Fixed Income Capital Market Group and served as CFO for a NYSE listed closed-end mutual fund) and Prudential-Bache Securities, Inc. I am a lawyer and practiced law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and was also an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. I have been a regular guest commentator on FOX Business Network and have also regularly appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, BNN and CNN as well as written for numerous publications and been widely quoted in the media. I also hosted my own weekly regionally syndicated radio show.