Falcon Capital Advisors Adds Four Senior Executives to Management Team
Leading business advisory firm expands its executive team to keep pace with client demand; new hires include leading experts from owner of digital mortgage registry, MERSCORP Holdings
Washington, D.C. – January 14, 2020 – Falcon Capital Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based business advisory firm, has named four executives to its senior management team. Camelia Martin has been hired as Managing Director of the Digital Mortgage Advisory Group, Ken Yoo as Managing Director of the Risk and Compliance Advisory Group, Steven Trombetta as Managing Director of Capital Markets, and Tim Renner as Legal Counsel and Senior Consultant.
Falcon Capital Advisors provides strategic advice, technical expertise and engagement execution to financial institutions and government agencies in real estate, mortgage finance, digital mortgage, banking and capital markets. The firm was founded and is led by Armando Falcon, the former Director of the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now the Federal Housing Finance Agency).
In her new role as Managing Director, Camelia Martin leads Falcon Capital Advisors’ Digital Mortgage Advisory Group and works with all types of mortgage industry participants to facilitate their digital mortgage adoption efforts. She has more than 14 years’ experience in mortgage finance technology services and is a leading subject matter expert in the industry’s acceptance, implementation and use of electronic promissory notes (eNotes). Prior to joining Falcon Capital Advisors, Martin held various senior-level positions in the legal, risk and operations departments at MERSCORP Holdings. Her experience includes industry-wide digital mortgage initiatives which have directly supported eNote acceptance programs for key participants such as Ginnie Mae and the Federal Home Loan Banks. Martin holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and maintains a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Ken Yoo has 20 years of experience in risk management and regulatory compliance, and joined Falcon Capital Advisors as Managing Director of the Risk and Compliance Advisory Group. Yoo’s prior industry experience includes banking, housing finance, consulting and regulatory oversight. He served as the Chief Risk Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and held senior risk management roles at Capital One, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (now the Federal Housing Finance Agency) and BearingPoint. Yoo has served as a board member of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and as a member of the Risk Management Association’s ERM Council. He holds a master’s degree from George Washington University in international affairs (finance), a bachelor’s degree in economics from Virginia Tech and has completed the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Advanced Risk Management certificate program.
Steven Trombetta, a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry, also recently joined Falcon Capital Advisors as Managing Director of Capital Markets. He provides strategic support on U.S. housing initiatives to the firm’s commercial and government clients. Prior to joining Falcon Capital Advisors, he served for eight years as a Managing Director at BNY Mellon, where he was responsible for strategy for the government and public not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Trombetta served as Managing Director at Bear Stearns for over 15 years in the Mortgage Finance Group, managing all aspects related to the purchase and sale of agency and non-agency whole loans, servicing and securitized RMBS transactions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
Tim Renner was hired as Legal Counsel and Senior Consultant. He brings 10 years of mortgage industry and legal experience to Falcon Capital Advisors’ Digital Mortgage Advisory Group, where he advises clients on digital mortgage adoption, policy and compliance. Prior to joining the company, Renner served as Counsel to MERSCORP Holdings. In this role, he led initiatives such as product launches and system enhancements, worked with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on title issues, and served as liaison to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on failed bank receiverships. He is regarded as a subject matter expert on nationwide requirements for mortgage loan documents and the use of the MERS® System. Renner holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, a master’s degree in international politics from American University, and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from Loyola University New Orleans.
“I am very pleased to add these four distinguished financial services and digital mortgage experts to our team,” said Armando Falcon, Chairman and CEO of Falcon Capital Advisors. “They bring nearly 70 years of collective mortgage experience to Falcon Capital Advisors, and are a great resource to our clients, as well as to the industry.”