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Pratima Damani, CEO and Founder

Mrs. Pratima Damani, CEO and founder of SP Group is a seasoned executive with 18 years of professional experience in financial and management consulting services.  She has worked in leadership positions with large institutions such as Fannie Mae, The World Bank Group and Toronto Dominion Bank.  Ms. Damani brings extensive project management experience and is accustomed to the challenges involved in working in demanding atmospheres.  Ms. Damani holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Ronald Freudenheim, Vice President

Mr. Freudenheim brings more than thirty years of private and public sector consulting experience to SP Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2015, Mr. Freudenheim was President of a real-estate oriented asset management consulting firm focused on resolution of distressed assets.  In addition to providing asset resolution services, he developed a series of portfolio management software platforms and due diligence systems used extensively in the sale of government loans.  Prior clients include banks and thrift institutions throughout the middle-Atlantic, private investment partnerships and agencies of government.  Mr. Freudenheim has experience consulting for several federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Resolution Trust Corporation, the General Services Administration, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Mr. Freudenheim also provided consulting services to the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mr. Freudenheim holds a B.S. from Cornell University and completed course work for a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Cornell University Graduate School.   

Erick Torres, Senior Analyst / Closing Coordinator

Erick joined SP Group in February 2015. He has used his experience with the Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide to manage the closing of 100+ MAP FHA-insured loans, as well as provided support on the processing of many other FHA-insured mortgages. When he is not curled up reading a good HUD Notice, Erick also uses his skills in tools such as Access to provide critical data support, including building analytical tools and user-friendly databases, for SP Group’s clients. Erick received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. He is also a certified Tableau Server Qualified Associate.

Nilanjana Van Order, Senior Analyst

Nilanjana brings a strong background in economics, finance, and urban planning. She has experience in managing large projects, such as the first Russian housing loan by the World Bank, where she was also an Urban Management Specialist. She has worked as International Finance Advisor at PADCO Inc. and consulted with USAID. She has masters degrees in urban planning and international development, finance, and economics, from the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern University, and George Washington University, respectively.

Sameer Sawant, Senior Consultant/ Financial Systems SME

Mr. Sawant brings about a decade of experience in design, development and deployment of business systems for financial services industry. He specializes in Eagle Pace and STAR, Investment & Core Banking services. Mr. Sawant has hands-on experience in leading end-to-end implementation, customization and application support.  In addition to providing production support to various private sector clients, Mr. Sawant also brings over 5 years of experience in working with a large federal agency for assisting in the implementation of Eagle solutions, as well as providing ongoing maintenance support services.  Mr. Sawant holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree from Mumbai University, India. 

Underwriters

Our underwriters have expertise in conducting due diligence reviews, closing, post-closing and management services for FHA loan applications under the Multifamily Housing Programs.  Our underwriters bring direct experience and understanding of HUD's new Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) guide.  They also have a wealth of private sector experience in housing and community development programs.

Senior Consultants

SP Group has access to a wide network of senior consultants with decades of experience in housing policy, mortgage finance and community development.  Our Senior Consultants bring expertise and experience in working with industry, policy makers and other constituents, often times in senior capacities.  

Partners

SP Group has a history of working together with large and small business partners.  We continue to team and partner with large firms such as Grant Thornton, Booz Allen Hamilton, and ICF International, Inc.  We also work with other firms that bring specialized service offerings such as Federal Practice Group, Summit Consulting and Econometrica.  SP Group is also a Tableau Partner with immediate access to Tableau certified analysts and resources.

Associations

SP Group is an active member of the Association for Government Accountants (AGA), the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), Women in Housing Finance (WHF) and the Association of Public Data Users (APDU).

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