Our analysts, experts and industry veterans come from treasury management, consultancy, banking and academia. Meet the global Redbridge team.

Management

  • David Vafai is Chairman of Redbridge and CEO of bfinance International Limited. Prior to founding the company in 1999, he worked at Mercer in Toronto, Goldman Sachs International in London and Bertelsmann in Paris. David holds an HBSc in Actuarial Science from the Universtiy of Western Ontario, an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

    David Vafai

    Chairman

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  • David Laugier is the Chief Executive Officer of Redbridge. After first working at Paribas, then at BNP Paribas, David joined bfinance. He has spent the past fifteen years developing bfinance's Debt & Treasury advisory business. Now operating under the name Redbridge, his teams have offices in Paris, Europe and North America. David graduated from Paris Dauphine University.

    David Laugier

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Patrick has over 25 years international experience across advisory and senior leadership roles. His leadership roles include managing director, operations at Alexander Forbes, CEO of client & market services / group head of operations EMEA & AsiaPac at Marsh and executive director, global sales & marketing at Lombard International. In an advisory capacity, he has held partner roles at Oliver Wyman and Humatica, a private equity focused advisory firm. Patrick holds a Bachelor in Economics from UCL and an MBA from Manchester BS. He is Swedish and Italian and conducts business in German, French, Italian, Swedish, and English.

    Patrick Mina

    Chief Operating Officer

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  • Didier manages Redbridge’s debt advisory division. He joined the team in 2013 with 25 years of experience in balance sheet structuring, rating and fund raising acquired at Moody's, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Oddo Corporate Finance. Didier received his degree from ESSCA.

    Didier Philouze

    Managing Director - Debt Advisory

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Corporate Coverage - North America

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    Rohin joined Redbridge in 2018 and brings over 15 years of banking experience across Asia and North America focusing extensively on covering large global corporations within corporate banking, transaction banking, and debt capital markets. He started his career in India as a relationship manager within corporate banking at ICICI Bank and subsequently moved to corporate & investment banking at Citi. Most recently he was with Deutsche Bank in the US where he spent time across coverage for global corporate banking, debt capital markets, and as the COO for Client Data Services.

    Rohin Unwalla

    Managing Director

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  • Michael elias headshot

    Michael has over 15 years of experience in capital markets and financial services. He began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co., which led to several distinctive positions, including Managing Director at KPG Capital Partners, an alternative investments placement; Director for PNC Capital Advisors and PNC Bank's Institutional Asset Management Group; and Director for John W Henry & Company, Inc., a systematic commodity trading advisor. Michael participated in a fellowship with the 110th Congress of the United States, where he was a Staff Detailee for the the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. He studied Business Management at Valley Forge Military College and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University, and holds NFA/FINRA Series 3, 7 and 66 securities registrations.

    Michael Elias

    Director

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    Sandra joined Redbridge in 2021 and brings 25+ years banking experience to the team. She began her banking career at a predecessor to J.P. Morgan focusing on Energy clients. She was most recently at PNC Financial Services Group since 2013 where she helped build out the Energy practice. She was the Head of Secured Upstream Finance at RBS Securities where she was primarily responsible for the origination of debt financings, treasury products, derivatives, and capital market activities. She was instrumental in the development and growth of RBS Securities’ high yield debt capital markets business in this sector. She earned her M.B.A. from the University of Houston and her B.A. in Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University.

    Sandra Salazar

    Director

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    Michael joined Redbridge in 2021 and brings more than 10 years of banking and relationship management experience to the team. He began his career as an analyst within J.P. Morgan's Investment bank focused on the Energy sector before moving to their Asset Management division. He was most recently a member of J.P. Morgan's Wholesale Payments group where he helped build out their Healthcare segment focused on transaction banking.

    Michael Russell

    Director

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Debt Advisory

  • Didier manages Redbridge’s debt advisory division. He joined the team in 2013 with 25 years of experience in balance sheet structuring, rating and fund raising acquired at Moody's, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Oddo Corporate Finance. Didier received his degree from ESSCA.

    Didier Philouze

    Managing Director - Debt Advisory

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    Audrey Lokker, CFA, has over 25 years of experience in the U.S. debt capital markets, with experience in CDOs, asset-based lending, large corporate lending and middle market/sponsor finance. She spent 11 years at JP Morgan Chase and has spent time at a large international bank and a regional bank on both the credit underwriting and relationship management teams. She has deep expertise in the way banks view the value of relationships and credit risk, and has covered a wide variety of transactions from simple revolvers to complex multi-tier structures. Audrey earned her BA in economics from Trinity University and her MBA from the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. Audrey is married, with two children, and has lived in Houston for almost 30 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, and volunteering.

    Audrey Lokker

    Director

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  • Matthieu joined the Redbridge Debt Advisory Team in 2015 with 20 years of experience in debt origination, structuring and negotiation. The ESC Rouen graduate spent eighteen years at Société Générale CIB where he worked as a banking advisor and later as a director of corporate loan syndication, commodities and acquisitions for Asia and Europe markets.

    Matthieu Guillot de Suduiraut

    Managing Director

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  • Muriel specializes in primary market debt. She has over 20 years of experience covering leadership roles in capital markets. She began her career in corporate treasury then worked as a bond trader at Indosuez and ING. She was editor-in-chief for rates and currencies at l'Agefi Quotidien, a daily newspaper, and joined the bfinance team in 2001. Muriel graduated from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas and holds an ICMA Primary Bond Market Certificate.

    Muriel Nahmias

    Managing Director

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Treasury Advisory

  • Alexandre manages a team of consultants specializing in Treasury, Cash Management and Banking Relationship. He joined Redbridge in 2008 after working at Deloitte for several years.

    Alexandre Bousquenaud

    Managing Director

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  • Constance joined Redbridge in 2016 after working on EY’s audit team for several years. She has a Master's in Finance from Grenoble - Ecole de Management.

    Constance Véron

    Director

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  • Dan Carter headshot

    Dan leads the North American Payment Card Solutions within the Treasury Advisory team. His background includes payments consulting along with several years working for a boutique merchant processor. Dan is a Certified Treasury Professional and a Certified Payments Professional.

    Dan Carter

    Senior Director

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  • Before joining Redbridge in 2021, Iris led the treasury advisory services at EY Lux. She started her career as liquidity analyst at Société Générale and spent 5 years as senior treasury analyst at Carlyle, conducting multiple treasury projects in Carlyle's companies portfolio. Iris holds a master degree in Finance from IAE Poitiers.

    Iris Rousselière

    Director - Head of Treasury Transformation

Analytics

  • Before joining Redbridge in 2013, Gildas did financial computing for several banks and insurance companies. Besides managing Redbridge’s information systems, Gildas is also developing a platform dedicated to the audit, monitoring and optimization of banking fees for major companies (Bank Service Billing). Gildas has a degree in IT engineering from Ecole supérieure de génie informatique.

    Gildas Brun

    Senior Director - Head of Software Development and IT

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    Based in Houston, Bridget is a cash management and banking relationship management expert. She leads regular training sessions on the topic at the Association for Financial Professionals. She also works on harmonizing banking industry practices via the development of new AFP Global Services Codes. Bridget graduated from Southwestern University.

    Bridget Meyer

    Senior Director - Head of Strategic Relationships

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  • Dave Strand (CTP), joined Redbridge Analytics from Weiland Corporate Solutions at Fiserv. Dave has twenty plus years of achievement with client engagement and sales in the financial products arena focusing on corporate bank fee & account management products, FX solutions and payment platforms.

    Dave Strand

    Senior Director - Head of Analytics Sales

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    Prior to joining Redbridge, Peter Winn worked for the asset management divisions at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and Scotiabank in increasing senior sales roles. Before that, he held a range of product development and business development roles within the wireless and technology sectors. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an International MBA.

    Peter Winn

    Director

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Support

  • Emmanuel joined Redbridge in 2006 and oversees the firm’s publications and thought leadership program. An experienced writer, editor and researcher focused on debt markets, financing strategies and treasury management, he is also responsible for all aspects of marketing across the Redbridge brand. Prior to joining Redbridge, he worked as a journalist, specializing in financial markets and asset management. Emmanuel graduated from Université Paris Dauphine.

    Emmanuel Léchère

    Senior Director, Marketing & Studies

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