November 5, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Reggie Imamura Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020 Reggie Imamura Award Recipients

Structured Finance Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Reggie Imamura Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Structured Finance Industry. These awards are in honor of Reggie Imamura, SFA’s founding chairman and the driving force behind the creation of SFA. Please join us in congratulating Howard Kaplan and Valerie Kay.

Howard Kaplan – Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Howard Kaplan is a senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has more than 30 years of deep financial services industry experience, with a specialization in securitization, valuation and the capital markets. Howard is currently the global lead client service partner for a top tier global investment bank and asset management firm and the advisory partner for a top 3 global payments company. Previous to these roles, Howard spent over 20 years building and managing the Deloitte U.S. Firms’ securitization practice, where he most recently served as the U.S. managing partner, responsible for strategic planning and client service relating to Deloitte’s product and service offerings including valuation, advisory, technology, tax, transactions and compliance. A founding member of SFA, Howard served on the Board and Executive Committee since inception, and as the Board Chair from 2017-2019.

Valerie Kay – Chief Capital Officer, LendingClub

Valerie Kay is the Chief Capital Officer at LendingClub, responsible for overseeing LendingClub’s Investor Group. Her role spans individual investors, strategic partnerships with retail distribution partners, banks, and other institutional investors, including asset managers, pensions, foundations, and endowments.

Valerie brings more than 25 years of capital markets experience across a broad range of consumer asset classes. Most recently, she served as LendingClub’s Senior Vice President, Head of Institutional Investors, and launched the company’s securitization and Club Certificate programs. Before that, she spent 20 years at Morgan Stanley, including 12 years as a Managing Director, where she held several leadership roles within Global Capital Markets, including Deputy Head of Asset Finance, Head of Structured Asset Monetization, and Head of Mortgage Finance. As part of the Institutional Securities Group, she was responsible for managing relationships with some of Morgan Stanley’s most important institutional investors.

Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Structured Finance Foundation Benefit to celebrate their achievements.

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