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REVL is a unique financial services and advisory firm that provides tailored solutions to clients worldwide. We were founded on the premise that boutique financial firms should provide clients with a higher level of attention and creativity while also delivering best-in-class talent. Our commitment to harnessing creativity to applicable investment ideas and strategies is the basis for many of REVL’s long standing relationships. REVL’s expertise covers several sectors with our primary emphasis on financial services, renewable energy, real estate and specialty finance.
Through our three businesses – strategic and financial markets advisory, portfolio management and capital markets – we provide a wide array of services to our client base. Our leadership team boasts a diverse and extensive range of experience from time spent on Wall Street, as managers of risk, and owners of various businesses at large institutions. We deliver results to our clients by constantly developing innovative and entrepreneurial solutions and staying at the forefront of technological advancement.
Dimitri Papatheoharis, CFAManaging Principal
Mr. Papatheoharis has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of structured finance, capital markets, fixed income trading and risk transfer technology. He has served as Chief Investment officer of Luminent Capital, a publicly traded investment firm, where he managed a $15 billion portfolio of non-agency mortgage loans and ABS securities and derivatives. He also served as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at Radian Group Inc., where he managed Radian’s structured products business.
Mr. Papatheoharis earned his master’s degree in finance and urban land economics from the University of British Columbia. He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the Philadelphia Society of Financial Analysts. He holds series 7, 63, 79 and 24 securities licenses.
Steven Benjamin, CFAPrincipal
Mr. Benjamin has more than 12 years of experience in capital markets and fixed income trading. Prior to REVL, he served as Senior Vice President of Kildare Capital, a FINRA regulated broker-dealer, where he provided leadership in structuring and managing over $4 billion of ABS fixed income trading and private placement transactions. Prior to Kildare, he was head of municipal high yield trading at Morgan Stanley where he managed the firms trading inventory for all non-investment grade tax-exempt securities.
Mr. Benjamin holds a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware. He also maintains the CFA designation and is a member of the Philadelphia Society of Financial Analysts. He holds the series 7, 63, 24, 79, 3 and 55 securities licenses.
George Tsetsekos, PhDChairman
With expertise in corporate finance and investments, Dr. Tsetsekos has served in advisory and consulting roles in several public companies and organizations in the US and abroad including The World Bank, The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bear Stearns, FannieMae and Calamos Investments. Dr. Tsetsekos has experience in securitizations, risk management and hedging, asset pricing and valuations and M&A. Currently, he is the Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business where he served as Dean of LeBow for 10 years and as VP of Academic Administration at Drexel for four years. With extensive service in the community, Dr. Tsetsekos serves on several boards, is a frequent speaker in forums/conferences and has published research in academic and professional journals. Dr. Tsetsekos is a senior advisor to the firm and does not engage in securities transactions.
Thomas Tadley, CFAManaging Director
Prior to REVL, Mr. Tadley was credit analyst and structurer for Kildare Capital. His experiences include managing deal transaction flows, modeling and stress testing of investment vehicles and pricing and valuation of structures and public securities. Mr. Tadley evaluates transactions in the ABS, MBS, IOs, MSRs and derivatives markets and has been involved in roles of progressive responsibility for several financial architecture projects aiming at optimizing structured-products trading and he leads a team of analysts that support portfolio management.
Mr. Tadley holds a BS in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University and is a CFA charter holder.