Chief Financial Officer
Maria Fregosi is experienced in the fields of finance, investment banking, mortgage banking, securities and domestic and international finance. She has a proven track record of creating value through change management, innovative solutions, problem solving, financial analytics and team development.
Most recently, Ms. Fregosi was Chief Capital Markets Officer for Hamilton Group Funding, a retail mortgage loan originator. Previously, Ms. Fregosi was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Catalyst Financial, a full-service value-based investment banking firm and simultaneously the Chief Operating Officer for BKF Capital Group, a publicly traded investment company involved in activist investing. Prior to this, she was the COO/CFO of Client First Settlement Funding, a boutique specialty finance company.
Ms.Fregosi also served as an Executive Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank for 15 years where she was part of the executive team that ran and successfully sold the mortgage and home equity business from ABN AMRO to Citibank. She created and ran the Integrated Market Strategies group at ABN AMRO. She also created and ran the residential and commercial mortgage securitization programs both in the US and Europe.
Ms. Fregosi has been involved with investment banking, portfolio management and asset and mortgage securitization for over 25 years. She rated transactions for most of the major mortgage originators when she was part of the Structured Finance Group at Moody's Investor Service. She began her career at Goldome Savings Bank in Buffalo, NY. She was also a successful portfolio manager at MetLife and Stein, Roe, Farnham.
Ms. Fregosi is a graduate of the State University College of New York at Buffalo with a BA in Economics and she has an MBA in Finance from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.