Global Debt Registry Opens NYC Headquarters, Taps Koenitzer To Lead Business Development

Jun 13 2017 | 10:28pm ET

Loan data specialist Global Debt Registry (GDR) has announced the opening of a new headquarters in New York and an expansion of its leadership team to include structured finance veteran Mike Koenitzer as its director of business development.

The moves were part of the company’s strategic growth initiative to be closer to the investor community and to reinforce the growing demand for GDR's validation tools on the online lending space, the company said in a statement. It comes close on the heels of a series of partnerships with leading firms in the lending space, including Equifax, IDAnalytics, TransUnion, Avant and Prosper.

As director of business development based out of the new Manhattan office, Koenitzer will be focused on building and supporting customer relationships with key investor accounts and senior lenders, GDR said. He joins the company with decades of experience in structured finance including senior roles at Credit Suisse, National Australia Bank and the World Economic Forum.

“In 2016 we had a number of successful client pilots for investors and warehouse lenders,” said Charlie Moore, president of GDR, in the statement. “This momentum has continued in 2017 as we have solidified partnerships with some of the biggest and most well-regarded institutions in the online lending space. We’re thrilled to open our new office in New York City to serve our growing customer base.”

“We are [also] thrilled to welcome Mike to support and drive our strategic sales with investors and warehouse lenders,” Moore continued. “His extensive experience in structured finance and his more recent roles with fintech startups make him uniquely qualified to help our clients. He has witnessed firsthand the loan level diligence requirements for investors and senior lenders in emerging assets classes, and our clients will benefit from his unique understanding of their needs.”

Through GDR’s portfolio of digital due diligence tools, investors can obtain trusted third-party validation of their online lending portfolios and protection against risks surrounding the loan data integrity. 

Backed by a $5 billion private equity firm and led by a team of senior executives from Thomson Reuters, Bank of America, and Barclays, New York-based GDR utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide independent asset certainty and validation services across entire portfolios of loans in real time.

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