Executive Team

  • Jay Kim

    Jay Kim

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Ryan Bernholz

    Ryan Bernholz

    Head of ATLAS SP Portfolio Partners

  • Patrick Hart

    Patrick Hart

    Head of Portfolio Management

  • Patrick Higgins

    Patrick Higgins

    Co-Head of Distribution

  • Robert Jee

    Robert Jee

    Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

  • Craig Leonard

    Craig Leonard

    Co-Head of Distribution

  • Aaron Lipeles

    Aaron Lipeles

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Matt Masso

    Matt Masso

    Co-Head of Origination

  • Ashley Matteo

    Ashley Matteo

    Chief Risk Officer

  • Sean Lacerte McKenna

    Sean Lacerte McKenna

    Chief Operating Officer

  • Arielle Savino

    Arielle Savino

    Chief of Staff

  • George Travers

    George Travers

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Evan Tyner

    Evan Tyner

    Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Stephen Viscovich

    Stephen Viscovich

    Co-Head of Origination

Jay Kim

Jay Kim

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Kim is Chief Executive Officer of ATLAS SP. Jay leads the day-to-day operations of ATLAS SP and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the fund. He serves as the chair of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment and Underwriting Committees.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Jay served as Global Head of Fixed Income and Global Head of Securitized Products at Credit Suisse, joining the firm in 2011. In addition, he served as a member of the Investment Bank Management Committee and as a board member of Credit Suisse Holdings USA. Before this, he also served as Co-Head of Securitized Products Origination Group at Barclays since 2001. He began his career as an analyst at Brown Brothers Harriman before transitioning to an associate at Barclays and Salomon Smith Barney.

Jay has a civil engineering degree from Bucknell University.

Ryan Bernholz

Ryan Bernholz

Head of ATLAS SP Portfolio Partners

Ryan Bernholz is Head of Portfolio Partners at ATLAS SP. Ryan is responsible for overseeing the investment and securitization of loans across residential, ABS and CRE. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment and Underwriting Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Ryan was Co-Head of Securitized Products Trading at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2002. Before this, Ryan held several different roles at Credit Suisse including running the CMO, agency CMBS, and non-agency residential mortgage trading businesses.

Ryan received his BS in Finance and Economics from Lehigh University. As a former collegiate All-America wrestler, Ryan is on the board of the Lehigh Valley Wrestling club, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing elite amateur wrestlers an environment where they can pursue world and Olympic aspirations.

Patrick Hart

Patrick Hart

Head of Portfolio Management

Patrick “PJ” Hart is Head of Portfolio Management at ATLAS SP. PJ is responsible for portfolio management and oversees non-recourse lending. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, PJ was Head of the Conduit and Warehouse Financing in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2014. Before this, PJ worked in various positions at First Republic Investment Management and Lehman Brothers/Barclays.

PJ received his BS in Civil Engineering with a minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Patrick Higgins

Patrick Higgins

Co-Head of Distribution

Patrick is Co-Head of Distribution at ATLAS SP. Patrick is responsible for partnering with ATLAS’s origination, structuring and trading teams to enable seamless connectivity and distribution to the client base. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Patrick was Head of Securitized Products Sales at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2014. Before this, he served as Head of Global Securitized Products and US Sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and held various Sales roles at Salomon Brothers/Citi and Prudential Securities.

Patrick received his BBA in Marketing from The George Washington University.

Robert Jee

Robert Jee

Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Robert Jee is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at ATLAS SP. Rob is responsible for the development and management of our legal and compliance policies, procedures and programs, while working closely with our business teams to optimize our business operations. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Rob was the Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Legal Counsel for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, with responsibility for the Firm’s U.S., European and Asian institutional investment management business and most recently as Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Legal Counsel for Guggenheim’s global investment banking business. Prior to this, Rob advised clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia on corporate finance transactions and securities law and regulation for a firm he founded, Jee, LLC. Previously, he was an investment banking and capital markets attorney for Morgan Stanley and later Morgan Stanley’s Chief Legal Officer for Australia.

Rob is a New York Attorney and an English Solicitor and holds a law degree from York College of Law and undergraduate degree in Law from University of Southampton, both in the UK.

Craig Leonard

Craig Leonard

Co-Head of Distribution

Craig Leonard is Co-Head of Distribution at ATLAS SP. Craig is responsible for partnering with the product verticals to enable the distribution and execution of all new issue transactions. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Underwriting Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Craig was Head of Securitized Products Syndicate at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2010. Before this, Craig served as the Head of the Securitized Products Syndicate at Barclays Capital.
Craig received his BS in Business Administration and Management from St. John Fisher College and an MBA from Fordham University.

Aaron Lipeles

Aaron Lipeles

Chief Technology Officer

Aaron Lipeles is Chief Technology Officer at ATLAS SP. Aaron oversees all aspects of technology and drives the design and implementation of the ATLAS SP technology strategy, building a resilient, secure, and dynamic infrastructure backbone designed for growth and innovation. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Aaron served as Global Head of Enterprise Data and Analytics at Credit Suisse. Over the course of his career, Aaron held various technology leadership roles at UBS Investment Bank, Bloomberg LP, and others.

Aaron received his BA in Philosophy from Tufts University and his M.A. and M.Phil. in Philosophy from CUNY Graduate Center.

Matt Masso

Matt Masso

Co-Head of Origination

Matt Masso is Co-Head of Origination at ATLAS SP. Matt is responsible for overseeing the origination teams across their client coverage, financing, advisory and capital markets efforts globally on transactions secured by residential real estate, commercial real estate and all consumer/commercial asset classes. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Matt was Head of CRE Finance in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2013. Before this, Matt worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Real Estate Structured Finance group.

Matt received his BS in Analytical Finance from Wake Forest University.

Ashley Matteo

Ashley Matteo

Chief Risk Officer

Ashely Matteo is Chief Risk Officer at ATLAS SP. Ashley provides oversight of the firm’s spectrum of risk-taking activities encompassing economic risks including credit, market, liquidity as well as other core risks including operational and reputation risk. She is developing controls and governance across ATLAS SP activities. She is a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and a voting member of the ATLAS SP Investment and Underwriting Committees.

Ashley joined ATLAS SP from Citigroup where she was the Head of first line Risk in Equities managing risk activity across Global Equities. Over the course of her career, Ashley held various leadership roles in Risk and in Markets, covering Structured Products, Equities and Credit. Ashley began her career in 2004 at Citigroup as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Institutions Group.

Ashley received her BA from University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Columbia Business School.

Sean Lacerte McKenna

Sean Lacerte McKenna

Chief Operating Officer

Sean Lacerte McKenna is Chief Operating Officer of ATLAS SP. Sean is responsible for overseeing the firm’s governance, compliance, operations and technology, as well as ensuring coordination across the platform to meet our investment and client needs. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment and Underwriting Committees.

Prior to ATLAS SP, Sean focused on business and product development, funding and hedging initiatives in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse Before this, he served as Partner, General Counsel and COO at C12 Capital Management LP, the formation of which Sean led as a $14bn credit and macro fund carve-out from Barclays Bank in 2009. He has held various positions across trading, structuring and origination at Barclays, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank. At Barclays, Sean was a senior member of the mortgage trading desk that purchased over $55bn in assets from the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate. Sean began his career as a corporate, derivatives, securitization and restructuring lawyer at New York law firms Skadden Arps and Weil Gotshal.

Sean received his BA in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard College and his JD from University of Virginia School of Law.

Arielle Savino

Arielle Savino

Chief of Staff

Arielle Savino is Chief of Staff at ATLAS SP. Arielle is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and strategy of the firm and acts as an adviser to the CEO. She serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee.

Prior to ATLAS SP, Arielle was Chief of Staff in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse. Before this, she served as a COO in the group. Arielle began her career with Credit Suisse in 2007 as an Administrative Assistant in the Private Bank.

Arielle received a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware.

George Travers

George Travers

Chief Financial Officer

George Travers is Chief Financial Officer at ATLAS SP. George is responsible for financial reporting, treasury, valuation, business planning and tax activities. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee, co-chair of the Liquidity, Valuation and Expense Allocation Committees and a voting member of the Underwriting committee.

Prior to ATLAS SP, George was Chief Financial Officer of Apollo Global Management’s Credit Business from 2014-2022, overseeing growth from $55 billion AUM to over $350 billion AUM. He was also a divisional co-chair of the Apollo Women’s Empowerment Network. From 2007 to 2014, George was the global Fund Controller for direct hedge funds and mutual funds at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. From 2005 to 2007, George was the Chief Financial Officer for Dillon Read Capital Management. From 1990-2005, George worked at Deloitte, serving as Partner from 2000-2005 in the Capital Markets practice.

George is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant (nonp) and a member of the AICPA and New York Society of CPAs. George received his BBA in Accounting with High Honors from University of Notre Dame and received his MBA in Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from Columbia University.

Evan Tyner

Evan Tyner

Chief Human Resources Officer

Evan Tyner is Chief Human Resources Officer at ATLAS SP. Evan is responsible for overseeing the organization’s talent recruitment, training and development, diversity and inclusion, total rewards, and employee relations. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Evan was a Managing Director in Accenture’s Talent & Organization practice where he advised multinational financial services organizations as they strategized, designed, and executed global talent management programs, pre- and post-merger integrations, and various HR and workforce initiatives. Before this, Evan served as a leader in Deloitte’s Human Capital, Investment Management and Real Estate consulting practice, where he started his career.

Evan received his BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Stephen Viscovich

Stephen Viscovich

Co-Head of Origination

Stephen Viscovich is Co-Head of Origination at ATLAS SP. Steve is responsible for overseeing the origination teams across their client coverage, financing, advisory and capital markets efforts globally on transactions secured by residential real estate, commercial real estate and all consumer/commercial asset classes. He serves as a member of the ATLAS SP Executive Committee and is a voting member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Steve was Head of ABS Finance in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2000. Before this, Steve worked at Prudential Securities in the ABS Capital Markets group.

Steve received his BA in Economics from Columbia University.

Business Leadership

  • Stefanos Arethas

    Stefanos Arethas

    Head of CRE Mortgage Origination

  • Shailesh Deshpande

    Shailesh Deshpande

    Head of Transportation Origination

  • Robert Durden

    Robert Durden

    Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Origination

  • Jonathan Fisher

    Jonathan Fisher

    Co-Head of Esoteric (Consumer / Commercial) Origination

  • Anthony Hermann

    Anthony Hermann

    Head of APAC

  • Spencer Hunsberger

    Spencer Hunsberger

    Head of Energy Origination

  • Daniel King

    Daniel King

    Head of Structuring

  • Maura Miraglia

    Maura Miraglia

    Co-Head of Esoteric (Consumer / Commercial) Origination

  • Bill Moody

    Bill Moody

    Head of Private Capital Markets

  • Robert Moore

    Robert Moore

    Head of Marketplace / Student Loan Origination

  • Jason O’Brien

    Jason O’Brien

    Head of Europe

  • Thomas Pai

    Thomas Pai

    Head of Auto / Equipment Origination

  • Peter Sack

    Peter Sack

    Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Origination

  • Jon-Claude Zucconi

    Jon-Claude Zucconi

    Head of Tactical Situations

Stefanos Arethas

Stefanos Arethas

Head of CRE Mortgage Origination

Stefanos Arethas is Head of Commercial Real Estate Origination at ATLAS SP. Stefanos is responsible for sourcing, underwriting and managing all commercial real estate debt transactions for Principal Lending, Warehouse Finance and Securitization/Syndication.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Stefanos was Head of Commercial Real Estate Origination at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2014. Before this, he was a lead ratings analyst in the Structured Finance Group at Moody’s Investors Services and worked in Commercial Real Estate Finance at Truist Bank.

Stefanos received his BS in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Masters in Real Estate from Georgetown University. Stefanos has guest lectured on Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Columbia University. In addition, he serves on the Board of Governors for the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC).

Shailesh Deshpande

Shailesh Deshpande

Head of Transportation Origination

Shailesh Deshpande is Head of Transportation Origination at ATLAS SP. Shailesh is responsible for origination and structuring of asset backed securities backed by transportation assets including aviation, railcars, containers, inland marine barges, and trucks.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Shailesh was Head of Transportation Asset Finance in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2014. Before this, Shailesh worked in similar roles at RBS, Hexagon Securities and Barclays Capital.

Shailesh received his Bachelors of Commerce in Finance and Accounting from the University of Bombay and an MBA from Pace University.

Robert Durden

Robert Durden

Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Origination

Robert Durden is Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Finance Origination at ATLAS SP responsible for producing residential mortgage client solutions. Robert leverages his extensive residential mortgage experience to deliver securitization underwriting, warehouse financing and portfolio solution services across newly originated and legacy mortgages in each of the agency and non-agency mortgage sectors.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Robert was a Managing Director in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2014. Prior to Credit Suisse, Robert worked in a similar residential mortgage capacity at JP Morgan, which he joined in 2008. Prior to JP Morgan, Robert was in the residential mortgage group of Bear Stearns where he began his career.

Robert received his BBA degree from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business

Jonathan Fisher

Jonathan Fisher

Co-Head of Esoteric (Consumer / Commercial) Origination

Jonathan Fisher is Co-Head of Consumer/Commercial Origination at ATLAS SP. Jonathan is responsible for financing, loan purchase and capital market solutions across consumer loan, credit card, timeshare, whole business securitization and other asset classes.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Jonathan was a member of the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2015. Before this, Jonathan worked in similar positions at Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Jonathan received his BS in Finance and Economics from Miami University.

Anthony Hermann

Anthony Hermann

Head of APAC

Anthony Hermann is Head of APAC at ATLAS SP. Anthony is responsible for the leadership and management of ATLAS-SP APAC business.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Anthony was Head of APAC Credit at Apollo Global Management. Before this, Anthony ran the Global Markets and Credit Portfolio businesses at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. He had a 22-year career at JP Morgan across New York and Sydney.

Anthony received his BS in Business/Commerce from Ithaca College and his MBA from Fordham University.

Spencer Hunsberger

Spencer Hunsberger

Head of Energy Origination

Spencer Hunsberger is Head of Energy Origination at ATLAS SP. Spencer is responsible for developing and overseeing the firm’s energy and infrastructure business, with a particular focus on financing the energy transition.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Spencer was Head of Energy Asset Finance at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2019. Before this, Spencer held leadership roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays across New York, Sao Paulo and London.

Spencer received his BA in Physics from Cornell University and MPhil in Business Management from Cambridge University.

Daniel King

Daniel King

Head of Structuring

Dan King is Head of Structuring at ATLAS SP. Dan is responsible for designing financing structures, rating agency optimization, and cash flow modeling for the ATLAS SP term securitization and lending business.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Dan worked in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2011. Before this, Dan worked in similar roles at Barclays Capital and Citigroup.

Dan received his BS in Computer Science and Quantitative Economics from Tufts University.

Maura Miraglia

Maura Miraglia

Co-Head of Esoteric (Consumer / Commercial) Origination

Maura Miraglia is Co-Head of Consumer/Commercial Origination at ATLAS SP. Maura focuses on transactions secured by a wide variety of non-traditional asset classes including triple-net leases, royalties/intellectual property, tax liens, property assessed clean energy as well as whole business structures.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Maura served in a variety of roles in the Securitized Products Group and Global Markets Solutions Group at Credit Suisse, which she joined in 2008.

Maura received her BBA from the University of Michigan.

Bill Moody

Bill Moody

Head of Private Capital Markets

Bill Moody is Head of Private Capital Markets at ATLAS SP. Bill is responsible for capital solutions activities and syndication of private transactions.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Bill held various roles in Securitized Product Sales and Private Side Syndication at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2004. Before this, Bill worked at Goldman Sachs.
Bill received his BA in History from Union College and his Masters in History from the University of St Andrews in Scotland.

Bill is a supporter of Horizons along with his wife Barbara who serves on the Board of Trustees, a program focused on providing underserved children and youth year-round academic and enrichment programs in order to close the opportunity gap. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Darien Youth Hockey Organization.

Robert Moore

Robert Moore

Head of Marketplace / Student Loan Origination

Rob Moore is Head of Marketplace/Student Loan Origination at ATLAS SP. Rob is responsible for asset backed transactions in the student loan and marketplace/fintech sectors, focusing on warehouse financings, loan purchase arrangements, and term ABS.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Rob held similar positions in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2015. Before this, he worked at RBC in the Securitization Banking Group.

Rob received his BS in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.

Jason O’Brien

Jason O’Brien

Head of Europe

Jason O’Brien is Head of Europe at ATLAS SP. Jason is responsible for origination, syndication, underwriting and structuring of secured financings across a wide variety of asset classes including commercial real estate, residential mortgages, consumer loans, early stage, SME loans, trade receivable finance and other esoteric asset classes working with financial sponsors, hedge funds, asset managers, non-bank lenders and other innovative clients across Europe.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Jason was a Managing Director and Head of Origination and Syndication within the European Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse which he joined 2011. Jason previously works at Jefferies, RBS and Barclays.

Jason received his BA from the University of California Berkeley and his MBA from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University.

Thomas Pai

Thomas Pai

Head of Auto / Equipment Origination

Thomas Pai is Head of Auto/Equipment Origination at ATLAS SP. Thomas focuses on term ABS and warehouse financing across prime auto loans and leases, subprime auto loans, dealer floorplan and equipment loans and leases.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Thomas was a member of the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2011. Before this, Thomas worked in a similar capacity in the structured finance teams at Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup.

Thomas received his BA in Government and Economics from Cornell University.

Peter Sack

Peter Sack

Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Origination

Peter Sack is Co-Head of Residential Mortgage Origination at ATLAS SP. Pete is responsible for financing and securitization underwriting of newly-originated and seasoned agency, non-agency and non-performing residential mortgages and related assets, including mortgage warehouse financing.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Pete was Head of Mortgage Finance in the Securitized Products Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2001. Before this, Pete was an attorney with the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP advising clients on residential and commercial mortgage securitizations and derivative transactions.

Pete received his BA in English from Boston University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Jon-Claude Zucconi

Jon-Claude Zucconi

Head of Tactical Situations

Jon-Claude Zucconi is Head of Tactical Situations at ATLAS SP. Jon-Claude is responsible for bank and FinTech capital optimization, intellectual property, sports finance, and early stage/venture capital coverage.

Prior to joining ATLAS SP, Jon-Claude was Head of Tactical Situations in the Securitized Product Group at Credit Suisse, which he joined in 2011. Before this, Jon-Claude held similar roles at Barclays Capital and Salomon Smith Barney.

Jon-Claude received his BA in Political Science and International Relations from Columbia University.

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