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REVL is a unique financial services & advisory firm that provides tailored solutions to clients worldwide. Through our three businesses, Strategic & Financial Markets Advisory, Portfolio Management and Capital Markets combined with strategic alliances globally, we are able to provide a wide array of services to our client base. Such services include: Complex Asset Valuation & Pricing, Financial & Credit Modeling, Asset Administration, Loan Underwriting and Origination Platforms, Asset Disposition and Private Credit Structuring. Our Capital Markets business provides Transaction Execution, Asset Based Financing, Reorganization & Workouts, Capital Formation and Debt Restructuring Services to corporations and institutions. We also engage in Strategic Consulting and Business Unit and Product Optimization.
Our expertise covers several sectors, with our primary emphasis on Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Specialty Finance. As a relationship-driven firm, REVL is always committed to building and maintaining long-term partnerships, founded in trust and transparency. We measure our success with our reputation, and we always strive for excellence while aligning our interests with our clients, partners and stakeholders. Our clients rely on us for sound judgment and advice and we deliver results 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 hold 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, CFAExecutive 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.
Niko Fragkakis, MBAOperations Manager
Prior to REVL, Mr. Fragkakis has held corporate positions as a financial analyst in structured transactions and a director of operations in manufacturing. He is highly qualified in the areas of operations, management, marketing and analytics, having expertise in a variety of industries including financial & professional services and production & manufacturing.
He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA in Finance from Drexel University.
He was a member of the Villanova University NCAA varsity basketball team (1994-96) including a Big East Tournament winner in 1996.
Our Principles & Culture
Since the beginning our founders have established a culture of partnership and collaboration. We treat our clients as partners, working together to achieve their goals. Our guiding principles are trust, integrity and commitment to achieving excellence through hard work, collaboration and innovation. Our reputation is how we measure our success. We conduct ourselves with integrity, we accept accountability and are always willing to acknowledge and learn from our mistakes. We are committed to excellence through innovation. Our clients value our creativity and our willingness to take measured risks and construct unique solutions to challenging situations. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what differentiates us from our competitors, as we are not afraid to challenge conventional methods or legacy processes. We are self-motivated, results-oriented professionals that are passionate about our work product. We constantly keep up with the latest innovations in technology as it is central to our innovative culture. We always seek to attract highly capable people that value integrity and proficiency and we are willing to invest in their development. We believe diversity in people, experiences and backgrounds makes us a stronger and more dynamic organization.