LiquidX appoints executive from Allianz’s Euler Hermes unit as Global Head of Insurance Sales and Business Development

LiquidX is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Lynady as Managing Director and Global Head of Insurance Sales and Business Development.  In this role he will be responsible for leading the firm’s sales, origination and business development strategy for LiquidX’s trade credit insurance digital marketplace.

Over his 20+ year career in trade credit insurance and commercial finance he has held roles of increasing responsibility and brings a unique blend of credit underwriting and sales experience to the organization.  He joins LiquidX from Euler Hermes where he most recently served as Regional Head of Broker Management for the Americas region.  In this role he was responsible for the origination, underwriting as well as account and portfolio management strategies for Euler Hermes’ strategic broker partners in the USA, Canada and Brazil.  Todd started his career at Euler Hermes, in their World Agency unit, when he and a team of underwriters where recruited to develop and launch their XoL/Non-Cancellable underwriting product in the Americas region.

Before joining Euler Hermes Todd was a founding member and Deputy Head of Zurich’s Short-Term Multi-Buyer Trade Credit Insurance team and prior to Zurich, Todd served as a vice president and senior business development officer for both GE Capital and Textron Financial Corporation, originating and structuring asset-based and cash flow loans for corporate borrowers.  Todd began his career as a regional manager for Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, Inc. where he was responsible for the origination and underwriting of trade credit insurance programs.

Todd earned his bachelor’s in accounting from Susquehanna University and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University.

LiquidX Welcomes Managing Director David Berse

LiquidX is very pleased to welcome David Berse to the team as a new Managing Director. David joins LiquidX on the originations team where he will lead sales and origination for LiquidX’s Supply Chain Finance product offering.

David brings considerable corporate banking experience, having spent the last 12 years developing and structuring innovative transaction banking and liquidity solutions. David was previously a Sales Director at Bank of America, helping multinational corporations optimize working capital, improve liquidity and increase treasury efficiency by devising global trade finance and cash management solutions. Previously, David managed a team of cash management sales specialists at Deutsche Bank, focused on structuring cash management, liquidity, and FX solutions for the Industrial and Consumer/Retail sector. Prior to that, David served various roles at J.P. Morgan, including a Treasury Services Advisor and a Liquidity Solutions Specialist. David has his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

LiquidX Welcomes Managing Director Chris Hall

LiquidX is excited to welcome Chris Hall to the team as a new Managing Director. Chris joins LiquidX on the Sales team to lead efforts with corporate outreach, providing expertise around working capital solutions and structured finance.

Chris brings extensive corporate and investment banking experience, most recently at Mizuho Securities USA where he was the Co-head of the Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) corporate and investment banking industry group.  During his 15 years at Mizuho, Chris delivered corporate finance advisory, trade finance, working capital, securitization, M&A financing, and risk management solutions for his clients. Prior to Mizuho, Chris spent 15 years at Deutsche Bank where he served as Managing Director leading the TMT Banking group. Chris has his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA in from the NYU Stern School of Business.

LiquidX Liquidity Update

LiquidX’s thoughts are with everyone who is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who are sick.

LiquidX is continuing its global operations to assist our corporate clients with their liquidity needs during this time of unprecedented market turbulence. Even with the significant disruption in global credit markets, during the week of March 16th – 20th, LiquidX facilitated transactions of over $500M for our corporate clients across the metals, pharmaceuticals, technology, and manufacturing industries. The ability to transact electronically via the LiquidX platform has enabled these clients to access working capital through a diversified liquidity pool that includes 60+ funders and 5 insurers.

We want to thank all of our global funding partners and insurers for stepping up to provide the liquidity and insurance capacity that is required during this chaotic time.

LiquidX Welcomes Two Key New Hires

LiquidX is excited to welcome two new Managing Director’s to its team, Kristen Michaud and James Yu.  Kristen joins LiquidX on the InBlock team to lead efforts with Corporates and James joins the originations team where he will lead the coverage for financial sponsors and sponsor-backed companies.

Kristen Michaud is a Managing Director and is responsible for leading InBlock for Corporates.  She has over 20 years of experience in Treasury and Financial Systems, most recently at General Electric where she was responsible for Global Cash Operations including Cash Infrastructure, Controls and Digital.  Kristen has delivered large scale transformation efforts for GE including establishing a digital strategy, delivering a target state contemporary infrastructure and establishing treasury capabilities in the shared service centers.  Prior to GE, Kristen worked at International Business Machines (IBM) where she held leadership roles in Global Financial Systems, Treasury and Strategy Consulting.  Kristen has her Bachelors from the University of Colorado and her MBA in Finance from Fairfield University.

James is responsible for leading LiquidX’s private equity coverage efforts. James has more than 20 years of experience within Financial Services and has spent the past 14 years working within Financial Sponsors / Leveraged Finance at Mizuho and originally with JPMorgan in New York. While at Mizuho, James helped build the firm’s financial sponsors platform in the Americas, working extensively with middle market and large-cap private equity clients across a wide variety of transactions. James received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is a CFA charterholder.

LiquidX’s Rohit Goyal Presents at Industry Forum and ExCred Singapore

Rohit Goyal, LiquidX’s Head of Asia Business, presented at the recent events hosted by CCRManager and Informa Connect respectively.  Rohit discussed LiquidX’s network-based business model and global reach, with a focus on the recent expansion of the Singapore office.  The audience of banks and insurance companies were especially interested in how the LiquidX receivables and insurance marketplaces can streamline existing workflows and drive new growth.

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