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Trends and Opportunities in Today's Challenging Financial Landscape

Join panelists as they share their insight and personal reflections on the trends and opportunities in today's financial world.

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Carlson Hall, Graduate School of Management, Room 231

Panelists include:

Jeffrey Gelman '81, Partner, Saul Ewing LLP
Matthew Ingram, Visiting Professor of Finance, Clark University
Daniel E. Rosen '96, Principal, G.C. Andersen Partners Capital LLC
Steven Seelig '66, Ph.D. '71, Principal and CEO, Financial Stability Associates
Bob Stevenish '86, Managing Director, Citigroup Global Market, Inc.


Jeffrey Gelman's legal practice involves the local, regional and national representation of developers, property managers, investors, lenders and others in financing, acquiring, developing and managing commercial (office, retail, industrial) and multifamily residential properties. Mr. Gelman's clients include companies and properties involved with federal, state and conventional housing and financing programs, mortgage-backed securities transactions and structured financing transactions, and programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Government National Mortgage Association. He advises clients on real estate acquisition, finance and development law, housing law, condominium law, bond financing, commercial and corporate law, environmental regulations relating to real estate, commercial and multifamily mortgage financing programs, structured/securitized financing transactions, and regulatory compliance of mortgage bankers and mortgage brokers.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Gelman is active in numerous community, civic and trade associations. He is frequently tapped to write and speak about real estate finance and development matters and has been recognized several times by the District of Columbia government for leadership in community service. In addition to his state bar admissions, Mr. Gelman is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.


Daniel Rosen is a private equity professional and investment banker based in New York. Since 2006, Mr. Rosen has been with G.C. Andersen Partners LLC, an investment and merchant bank, where he is a Principal. Previously, Mr. Rosen was a Vice President in a private investment firm and family office with real estate and business assets exceeding $2.5 billion, where he managed portfolio companies, international projects and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen held Associate positions at Maxcor Inc. and MTN Capital Partners LLC, boutique private equity, M&A and turnaround firms. Over his career, he has participated in over $2 billion of capital-raises and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised public and private companies in various areas including foreign direct investment, joint ventures, M&A, and strategic advisory in sectors including managed funds, financial & business services, manufacturing, commodities, retail, real estate, energy, cleantech and media & telecom. Mr. Rosen's international projects have included extended assignments in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has been published on the subject of media law and business in the Russian Federation. Mr. Rosen received his J.D. with a concentration in International and Comparative Law from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University where he was Executive Editor of the Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Clark University, magna cum laude. Mr. Rosen is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the State Bar of Florida.


Steven A. Seelig is a Principal and CEO of Financial Stability Associates and serves as a Director of Ireland's National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). Financial Stability Associates is a consulting practice that specializes in the whole range of financial stability issues. NAMA is the agency established by the Republic of Ireland to facilitate the resolution of their banking crisis by acquiring the troubled commercial real estate and related loans from banks as part of their clean-up and recapitalization.

Prior to establishing Financial Stability Associates, Dr. Seelig served as Advisor in the front office of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. He had primary responsibility for the financial sector restructuring and resolution activities of the department. He was responsible for financial sector issues for Ireland and Germany in the context of the current global crisis and had lead responsibility for bank restructuring during crisis in Uruguay during the 2002 – 2006 period. Dr. Seelig served as Country Manager for Indonesia and the Republic of Georgia. In this capacity he coordinated technical assistance to the central bank and advised the respective Governors of the central banks on financial stability issues. He also was the mission chief for joint IMF/World Bank Financial Sector Assessments for Georgia and Estonia and participated in the recent FSAP for Indonesia. During his decade at the IMF, he conducted research on banking crisis resolution issues and represented the IMF at international conferences. He served on the problem bank task force of APEC and coordinated a course at the Joint Vienna Institute. He also advised the authorities on banking resolution and supervision issues in Colombia, Turkey, Iceland, Singapore, U.K, and Paraguay.

Mr. Seelig spent the bulk of his professional career at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), holding a broad range of positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Division of Finance, Director and Deputy Director in the Division of Liquidation, and Associate Director of the Division of Research and Statistics.

As the FDIC's first Chief Financial Officer Mr. Seelig was responsible for the FDIC's financial reporting for three insurance funds and numerous receiverships and its financial management operations, including cash management and investments. Under his leadership, a new accounts payable and receivable system that utilized ACH was introduced to collect insurance premiums from over 10,000 insured institutions. He took part in union negotiations and spoke before outside groups.

Mr. Seelig was responsible for all liquidation/bank resolution activities of the FDIC during the banking and thrift crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. This included the management of receivership estates of failed banks and thrifts and the disposition and sale of assets of failed banks. He managed a division with 6000 employees located in 21 offices and an asset portfolio of about $40 billion. Met revenue targets, established by the CEO, each year as Director, and reduced costs as a percent of revenues by over 50 percent. He developed credit policies, and policies for the securitization and other sales of assets. Mr. Seelig personally negotiated some of the largest credits and asset sales. He managed the disposition of Continental Illinois, First Republic Bank, FADA, and other institutions. In his various capacities in the division he regularly made presentations to the Board of Directors, internal and external groups and testified in court and before Congressional committees.

Mr. Seelig also has worked as an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was an Associate Professor of Economics at Fordham University. He also served for ten years as an adjunct Professor of Finance in the M.B.A. program at The George Washington University. He has published numerous articles in the fields of banking and real estate finance and coauthored a book, Bank Holding Companies and the Public Interest. Dr. Seelig is a U.S. national holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University and an M.A. from Washington University.


Robert Stevenish received his B.A. from Clark in 1986. He is a managing director at Citigroup and Head of High Grade and Structured Credit Sales North America. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma an international honor society of students in business programs accredited by AACSB- International. Since 2005, Bob has served as vice chair of the Clark Graduate School of Management (GSOM) Advisory Council.

The Stevenish Career Management Center was established at Clark's Graduate School of Management in 2005 because of a generous gift from Bob and his father. He is also involved with the American Ireland Fund and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He lives in Weston, MA with his wife Marianne and his son Bobby.

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