June 12, 2017 – New York, NY - Global Debt Registry (GDR), the asset certainty company known for its loan validation expertise, today announced it is moving its headquarters to New York City as part of its overarching strategic growth initiative to be closer to the investor community. The Company also announced the addition of structured finance veteran, Michael Koenitzer, as Director of Business Development.
On the heels of GDR’s recent announcement of partnerships with leading firms in the lending space including Equifax, IDAnalytics, TransUnion and Avant and Prosper, GDR is witnessing increasing demand for its loan level diligence solutions including eValidation, eVerify and ePledge. In response to this growing demand from the investment community, GDR opened an office in New York City at 335 Madison Avenue, which will now serve as its headquarters, to ensure proximity to key investor clients. The Company will also maintain certain operations at its Wilmington, Delaware office.
“In 2016 we had a number of successful client pilots for investors and warehouse lenders,” said Charlie Moore, President, GDR. “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.”
Reinforced by its recent designation as the “Best Business Lending Product” at the FinTech Breakthrough Awards, GDR has re-defined and raised the bar for investor due diligence standards in online lending, enabling investors to participate with greater certainty and spur growth in the sector. As a partner to online lenders, investors, and warehouse lenders, GDR ensures real validation and protection against loan data integrity issues and mis-pledging of assets with its suite of digital due diligence solutions. With Moore’s recent appointment to president, GDR is focused on strengthening existing partnerships and broadening the Company’s partnership network to support clients across a growing number of lenders and asset classes.
As Director of Business Development based out of the New York office, Michael Koenitzer will be focused on building and supporting customer relationships with key investor accounts and senior lenders. Koenitzer joins GDR with decades of experience in structured finance including senior roles at Credit Suisse, National Australia Bank and the World Economic Forum.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to support and drive our strategic sales with investors and warehouse lenders,” said Charlie Moore, President, GDR. “Mike’s 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.”
GDR is a Private Equity backed FinTech company that provides asset certainty for institutional investors and warehouse lenders in the online lending market. GDR ensures that the data underlying the loans is real and accurate by validating loan information against trusted third-party data sources. GDR’s tools help both investors and warehouse lenders better manage risks associated with online consumer loans and enable online lenders to attract more permanent capital. The Company is backed by a $5 Billion private equity firm and is led by a team of senior executives from Thomson Reuters, Credit Suisse, Bank of America and Barclays. Further information can be found at www.globaldebtregistry.com.
Kristina Pereira Tully
Caliber Corporate Advisers