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 Operating 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 Operating Officer

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  • Nathalie is Head of Treasury Advisory at Redbridge. Before taking on this role, she managed the firm's team of treasury consultants from 2001 to 2009. She then became General Secretary of the group and was in charge of human resources, quality control and strategic projects. More recently, Nathalie led the corporate coverage team from 2015 to 2018. She is an HEC graduate and began her consulting career with AT Kearney.

    Nathalie Bouvret

    Managing Director

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  • Stephan worked in corporate and investment banking at Calyon in Paris for six years before joining bfinance in 2004. In charge of the firm's international development, he worked on bfinance’s merger with The Montauk Group and is currently Redbridge's Managing Director for North America. He received his degree from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Toulouse.

    Stéphan Ireland

    Managing Director

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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

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Corporate Coverage - North America

  • David Evans

    David is Head of Coverage for the Americas for Redbridge. Prior to that, David was at Mizuho, where he founded and led the Corporate Finance Advisory group and then headed the Industrial & Diversified Industries coverage group. Earlier in his career, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Barclays Capital. David holds a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy, MS from Strayer University and MBA from the Ohio State University. He is a CFA charterholder, a vice-chair of CFA New York’s Fintech Leadership Group, a member of the CFA New York’s Veteran’s Roundtable and a Blue & Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy.

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    Managing Director

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  • Greg manages client engagements and assists companies from the Midwest in their development by providing support for all their financing and treasury projects. He started his career in corporate banking with Frost Bank, as a credit analyst before moving to corporate banking. Most recently, he served as a relationship manager at US Dataworks, a payments software company dedicated to integrated receivables. Greg holds a degree in finance from Texas Christian University.

    Greg Bruns

    Director

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  • Rohin Unwalla

    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.

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    Director

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    Michael C. Elias has over 15 years of experience in 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 agent; Director for PNC Capital Advisors, a traditional mutual fund family and PNC Bank's Institutional Asset Management Group, an OCIO advisory platform; and Director for John W Henry & Company, Inc., a systematic commodity trading hedge fund. Michael participated in a fellowship with the 110th Congress of the United States, where he was a Staff Detailee for the House Appropriations Committee. 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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Debt Advisory - North America

  • 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

    Senior 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

    Senior Director

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  • Rémi joined Redbridge in 2019, after nearly 6 years of experience in debt advisory - leveraged finance at Kepler Corporate Finance and Invest Corporate Finance. He had an initial experience of 2 years at Natixis Dubai in Oil&Gas structured finance, followed by 2 years in audit / transaction services at EY. Rémi is a graduate of Néoma Business School.

    Rémi Pollet

    Associate Director

Treasury Advisory - North America

  • 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

    Senior Director

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  • Guillaume joined Redbridge's Treasury Advisory team in 2017. Prior to that, he carried out Treasury and Corporate Finance assignments at Mazars, where he assisted the financial departments of international groups and developed expertise in optimizing working capital and cash forecasts. Former treasurer of the French Treasury (Agence France Trésor), he is one of the global experts in cash management of the International Monetary Fund. He is a graduate of ESCP business school in finance, holds a Master of Law from the Sorbonne and is a former student of the French Treasury School.

    Guillaume Roudeau

    Senior Director

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  • Helene Shen

    Based in New York, Hélène has developed strong expertise in the United States and Asian markets since joining the Redbridge treasury advisory group in 2011. She has a degree from EDHEC and is fluent in English, French and Chinese. She has contributed to about thirty cash management and banking relations projects for major companies and institutions. Prior to coming to Redbridge, Hélène worked in financial engineering at Centuria Capital.

    Hélène Shen

    Senior Director

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  • Angie Grunte headshot

    Angie leads the coordination of the Payment Card Outsourcing team and HawkeyeCard reporting solution for Redbridge. Prior to joining Redbridge, Angie spent 13 years at Vizant a financial advisory firm and thought leader in the payments, treasury and financial operations space. She is passionate about creating meaningful efficiencies and cost savings for her clients via the development, delivery and management of complex payment strategies and solutions.

    Angie Grunte

    Senior 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

    Associate Director

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  • Dan Carter

    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.

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    Associate

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  • Eric Gonzalez

    Before joining Redbridge in 2016, Eric worked at Wells Fargo for seventeen years. He worked on optimizing clients’ treasury structures and recommended solutions to maximize their efficiency. In addition, he developed treasury pricing models that were both cost-effective for the client and profitable for the bank. Eric holds a degree in Finance from the University of Houston.

    Eric Gonzales

    Associate

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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

    CTO & Head of Development

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  • Daniel is responsible for developing the new generation of Bank Relationships Management software solutions for corporate treasurers: Hawkeye BSB. Daniel, Certified Treasury Professional, is a nationally recognized treasury expert who has worked over the last two decades with hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies in developing strategies to monitor, audit, and optimize their bank relationships and bank fees. He has joined from Fiserv, the provider of technology solutions to financial institutions, that acquired Weiland Corporate Solutions, which Daniel joined in 1998.

    Daniel Gill

    Senior Director

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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

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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

    Director

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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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  • Karen Hendricks joined Redbridge in 2019 as the product manager for the Hawkeye eco-system. Karen stared as a treasury practitioner at QVC before transitioning to financial software at SunGard and then Fiserv (The Weiland Group). Karen’s focus at Redbridge is working with the development team and clients to deliver impactful solutions to the market. Karen received her degree from Villanova University and resides in the Philadelphia area.

    Karen Hendricks

    Associate Director

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Support

  • Daniela has responsibility for Redbridge’s human resources activities across all sites with specific focus on people development, engagement and processes. She has over 20 years of human resources experience acquired within diverse industry sectors across multiple continents and is a graduate of Aston Business School, having also attended EDHEC.

    Daniela Belben

    Head of Human Resources

  • Anne joined bfinance in 2004. After working for seven years within Treasury Advisory, she was appointed as Financial Controller at Redbridge in 2011. Through her thoroughness and knowledge of US cash management, along with her passion for the advisory business, Anne has been involved in numerous strategic projects for clients. Anne is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

    Anne Delgoulet

    Director, Finance

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  • Emmanuel is Head of marketing and directs the Observatory, Redbridge's strategic thought leadership program for the financial community. Prior to joining bfinance in 2006, he worked as a journalist, specializing in financial markets and asset management. Emmanuel graduated from Université Paris Dauphine.

    Emmanuel Léchère

    Director, Marketing & Studies

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  • Fernanda earned her bachelor's degree in communications/public relations at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She worked for PCCA and BrainCheck before bringing her experience to Redbridge to work as content and digital marketing manager. Here, she's managed and penned campaigns and content across various channels to increase brand awareness, generate leads, and improve client engagement. Fernanda is an active member of PRSA and AMA and is a die-hard Ann Wylie fan.

    Fernanda Cantu

    Associate, Content & Digital Marketing

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