Andrea Bryan joins NewOak as a managing director in its credit services group, responsible for credit risk management and operating advisor services for structured products.

Bryan, who joins the company after a 15-year tenure at Standard & Poor’s, will help NewOak  spearhead its collateral validation, servicer oversight and other credit management services, the company said in a press release.

“The securitization market is in the process of redefining these services to make the next generation of securitized products a success,” said Ron D’Vari, CEO and co-founder of NewOak. “Andrea’s expertise will be an excellent resource and guiding force as we move forward.”

At S&P Bryan was responsible for credit analysis, surveillance and criteria development for early commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) transactions and analyzed a variety of commercial real estate deals ranging from non-performing loans (NPLs), conduit and large loan CMBS, and CRE CDOs.

She was the lead analyst on more than $5 billion of CRE securitizations, including several large asset securitizations throughout New York City and around the U.S. She established the methodology and rated the first CRE CDOs and CMBS real estate mortgage investment conduit transactions.

Later, she was seconded to S&P’s international team and worked on CMBS transactions in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Bryan was subsequently appointed head of the structured finance team in Tokyo, where she managed a team of 20 analysts responsible for rating all securitizations in the region and was also a member of the executive management team responsible for implementing business strategy in the region.

Bryan returned to the U.S. in 2004 to become the regional practice leader for the North America structured credit ratings team responsible for rating pooled credit derivatives transactions.

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