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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Managing Director - Head of Debt and Treasury Advisory

    LinkedIn
  • Daniel Beckmann is Managing Director and Global Head of Redbridge Analytics. Prior to joining the company in 2021, he spent 6 1/2 years as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate VP of Technology Partners, LCC, doing business as Imagine Software. Before switching to technology, Daniel spent 17 years building a career in the areas of capital markets, M&A and structured finance. His deep knowledge of both finance and technology, combined with growing up in Germany, positions Daniel well to lead our global fintech and analytics business.

    Daniel Beckmann

    Managing Director – Head of Analytics

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Managing Director - Treasury Advisory

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Managing Director - Outsourced Payments

    LinkedIn

Corporate Coverage - North America

  • Rohin unwalla headshot

    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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • Andrew barnes headshot

    Andrew joined Redbridge in 2020, bringing more than 15 years of banking and capital markets experience to the team. He started his career as an analyst in the investment banking division at Wachovia Securities and subsequently moved into middle market private equity finance with firms Madison Capital Funding and Barings Asset Management. Most recently, he worked in institutional sales at Ariel Investments, a $15 billion long-only equity manager based in Chicago, where he focused on large RIAs and financial intermediaries and public pension plans.

    Andrew Barnes

    Director

    LinkedIn
  • Sandra Salazar Headshot

    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

    LinkedIn
  • Michael Russell Headshot

    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

    LinkedIn

Debt Advisory - North America

  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • Audrey Lokker Headshot

    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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Managing Director - Treasury Advisory

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Managing Director - Outsourced Payments

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Director

    LinkedIn

Analytics

  • Daniel Beckmann is Managing Director and Global Head of Redbridge Analytics. Prior to joining the company in 2021, he spent 6 1/2 years as Chief Operating Officer and Corporate VP of Technology Partners, LCC, doing business as Imagine Software. Before switching to technology, Daniel spent 17 years building a career in the areas of capital markets, M&A and structured finance. His deep knowledge of both finance and technology, combined with growing up in Germany, positions Daniel well to lead our global fintech and analytics business.

    Daniel Beckmann

    Managing Director – Head of Analytics

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • bridget-meyer

    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 data and client care

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • Male avatar

    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

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    Director

    LinkedIn

Support

  • 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

    Senior Director, Finance

    LinkedIn
  • 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

    LinkedIn
  • Fernanda Cantu Headshot

    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

    LinkedIn
Receive our publications

Select your location