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CHRIS MILNER
FOUNDER & CEO

Christopher Milner is the founder and CEO of Oakleaf. He has led the firm for 15+ years. Chris is a recognized expert in mortgage finance, securitization, risk management, and information technology.

BRUCE LEGAN
PRESIDENT

As President, Bruce Legan focuses on developing and executing growth strategies across Oakleaf, In addition, he directly manages all service delivery and revenue generation departments.

STEVE MESSNER
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

As Chief Financial Officer, Steve Messner is responsible for the financial management of the company. His background includes extensive experience as CFO of professional services firms, including both high-growth and turnaround situations.

ED DRAVES
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ed Draves is responsible for expanding Oakleaf’s Talent Solutions team and client base. Ed brings 30 years of experience leading companies and business verticals, as well as developing market segments within the human capital ecosystem.

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Andreas Knispel brings 27+ years of new business development, account management, and sales management experience. He is responsible for the expansion of Oakleaf’s Financial Modeling & Data Analytics Advisory Services within the mortgage industry.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

With over 25 years of experience in talent acquisition and human resources, Michele Santoro serves as Managing Director and Chief People Officer at Oakleaf. Michele is passionate about cultivating a workplace culture that fosters growth, innovation, and collaboration.

MACLEAN AMLALO
MANAGING DIRECTOR, MODELING & ANALYTICS

Maclean Amlalo is responsible for leading and direction setting for the Modeling & Analytics team and service offerings. His extensive knowledge includes RMBS and other structured finance assets which is used to develop and model scenarios, and analyze, interpret, and communicate results.

AMY MORTON
MANAGING DIRECTOR, MORTGAGE SERVICES

Amy Morton is responsible for managing the team that provides mortgage consulting servicing, third-party due diligence, and litigation support for RMBS projects. Amy is a legal and financial professional with 20+ years experience assisting clients with regulatory compliance and litigation matters.

SUSAN CONNALLY
MANAGING DIRECTOR, SERVICING SOLUTIONS

Susan Connally is responsible for managing the team that provides mortgage servicing consulting support and loan-level analysis. Susan has 15+ years of mortgage servicing experience, assisting clients with establishing compliance programs supporting GSE and federal servicing standards.

DAVID STEEL
MANAGING DIRECTOR, RISK MANAGEMENT & LITIGATION SUPPORT ADVISORY

With 20+ years of executive experience, David Steel is an accomplished leader in the financial services industry. His expertise includes credit risk underwriting, enterprise risk management, portfolio management, business strategy, restructurings, and arbitrations.

RANDALL AIUPPY
DIRECTOR, MORTGAGE SERVICES

Randy Aiuppy is responsible for managing the team that provides mortgage consulting services, third party due diligence, and litigation support for RMBS. Randy is a financial services professional with 20+ years of experience in mortgage lending operations and credit risk management.

JOHN ST. MARTIN
DIRECTOR, MODELING & ANALYTICS

John St. Martin has 20+ years of experience in structured finance on both the buy and sell sides of the business. John has extensive experience across a variety of structured products, including residential MBS, CDO/CLO, CMBS, and consumer ABS.

SUZANNE MISTRETTA
DIRECTOR, MODELING & ANALYTICS

Suzanne Mistretta brings 20+ years of experience in the U.S. RMBS market. Her responsibilities include servicing Oakleaf’s law firm and asset manager clients in litigation and advisory, as well as designing and delivering service and product offerings to new clients.

ALVIN FENG
DIRECTOR, MODELING & ANALYTICS

Alvin Feng has been with Oakleaf since 2013 and currently serves as Director of the Modeling & Analytics group. He has 10+ years experience in the architecture and development of system, data, and analytics solutions in the financial services space.

MARVETT NELSON
SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Marvett Nelson is Oakleaf’s primary human resources officer, guiding the best practices in the use of HR systems, policies, procedures, and serving as administrator for all employee benefit programs. In addition, she serves as Senior Financial Associate.

ADRIENNE RADESKY
INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Adrienne Radesky is a Senior Project Manager and Information Security Officer at Oakleaf, with 10+ years experience in the mortgage industry. Her project management experience includes managing complex mortgage loan reviews, capital markets, and modeling projects.

Senior Advisors

RICHARD BITNER
SENIOR ADVISOR

Richard Bitner is a Senior Advisor to Oakleaf and a leading authority on the U.S. residential mortgage market with 25+ years of experience. He is a published author and testifying expert, with deep knowledge of all facets of the mortgage industry.

SENIOR ADVISOR

Sean McNaboe is a Senior Advisor at Oakleaf, where he oversees the expansion of their compliance and risk management services in the mortgage industry. With 24 years of financial services experience, he provides valuable consulting expertise to both new and existing clients.