10 Mar Loan Ecosystem Announces Appointment of Brian Callahan to its Board of Managers
First published by Loans Ecosystem Online
Chicago, IL: Loan Ecosystem LLC (“Loan Ecosystem”), the developer of Loan Ecosystem Online, the only end-to-end syndicated loan fintech platform, today announced the appointment of Brain Callahan to the Board of Managers of Loan Ecosystem.
Brian spent 18 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as Managing Director, Head of US Par Loan Trading and Head of Electronic Initiatives for the Global Credit and Special Situations. While at the bank, Brian created and developed Instinct Loans, the first electronic marketplace for trading syndicated corporate loans. Brian also designed and built Sideshow, a global CRM system for sales and trading which digitized the sales and trading workflow. Prior to his retirement from the bank, Brian also spearheaded the migration of trading fixed income-based ETFs to their respective underlying products’ trading desks along with the capability to create and redeem shares in kind with bonds.
Additionally, Brian served on the Board of the Loan Syndications & Trading Association. He served on the LSTA Executive Committee and was elected Chairman of the Board for 2017. Brian earned his B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University and his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Brian is currently serving as a senior advisor to Artis Holdings, LLC., which delivers new technologies, workflows, and partnerships to the secondary corporate loan market.
“Brian’s wealth of experience and expertise in creating technology products for one of the largest banks will be a valuable addition to our Board of Managers,” said Patrick Livney, Chairman and CEO of Loan Ecosystem. “With the collective expertise of our Board,LEO is well positioned to deliver a transformation of the syndicated loan process that benefits the entire loan ecosystem including originators/syndicators, agents, lenders.”
Brain Callahan joins the seven current members of the Loan Ecosystem Board of Managers, Federico Hermida, Bernie Lacayo, Patrick Livney, Jerry Putnam, Jeff Schiedemeyer, Chris Seter and Rob Tomicic.
Loan Ecosystem Online (“LEO”) is the only end-to-end fintech platform that streamlines the syndicated loan process, eliminating the current guesswork and manual process of Excel spreadsheets and giving all parties complete transparency into the loan syndication process. LEO has an extensive API that may be used to automatically synchronize LEO with your platform. The platform conforms to the highest standards of communication and data security.
What the LEO platform can mean to you:
For Originators and Syndicators, LEO delivers a unique process for selling loans. Not only are you able to sell loans to a targeted lender group (private) or make the loan available to the broader, pre-approved LEO lender base (public), you’re able to monitor lender activity in real-time (page views, document views, downloads) and gauge their interest.
For Agents, LEO’s state of the art data room is designed specifically for the syndicated loan market, providing users with an intuitive interface and workflow, enhanced functionalities and increased efficiencies.
For Institutional Lenders, LEO represents an online portal to apply to originators and syndicators, find a loan, request access, commit to purchase and monitor all on the platform.
For Sponsors and Borrowers, LEO provides a system to manage access to portfolio company information, monitor lender activity and distribute documents to lenders securely.